||Ghost in the Machine was written in November 2011, during NaNoWriMo. It is already finished and it will be updated weekly. This is a retelling of Mass Effect under the assumption that Nihlus didn’t die on Eden Prime. As such, it is an AU, so I have taken some liberties with the interpretation of the characters and the plot. The lead characters are Nihlus, Saren, Shepard and Garrus, supported by Liara, Tali and Wrex, and forming several pairings which I can’t specify without giving spoilers. I assume that my pre-ME stories are true in this AU, the most important being The Candidate and A Hidden Place. The others can be found on my FFN. When you read, please, please leave a comment, or a review at FFN. No author enjoys asking for this, but the support from the readers means the world to all of us. Thank you, and I hope you’ll enjoy.