Title: In the Shadow of Gods Author: Anne Whynn Rating: T (lots of swearing, but that was the rating on FF.net) Genre: Sci Fi/Adventure Fandom: Halo/Mass Effect Pairings: NA Chapters: 12 Words: 92,799 Updated: June 9, 2012 Published: December 3, 2011 Status: Abandoned Summary: They stand apart from humans as heroes, saviors, and gods among men. But when we stand in the shadows of gods, we fail to see the cost to them. Sometimes the only one that can understand the weight of the universe is someone else who bears it. Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7607380/1/In-the-Shadow-of-Gods I don't know how many Halo and Mass Effect fans are on this site, but I figured this story was too good to not upload here. This is the best Halo/Mass Effect I've found on FF.net, and trust me, I've looked. The characterization is spot-on, and the story itself is so engrossing. She gets Master Chief near perfectly despite being more of a Mass Effect fan. And although I knew nothing about Mass Effect (huge Halo fan), I was able to follow along just fine. It's a WIP because although she did state that she was not going to upload any more chapters due to the online "bullying" going on in FF.net, she did state on her blog that she was writing more chapters, rewrites, and a sequel. Her laptop crashed recently, so that's certainly going to delay her plans. It's a bit complicated :/. Overall, I give it a 5/5. The author started to rewrite the story: Title: In the Shadow of Gods Published: December 24, 2013 Updated: December 24, 2013 Words: 6549 Chapters: 1 Summary: They stand apart from humans as heroes, saviors, and gods among men. But when we stand in the shadows of gods, we fail to see the cost to them. Sometimes the only one that can understand the weight of the universe is someone else who bears it. Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1099236 Checked by Minion, December 25, 2013 The original story is no longer awailable on fanfiction.net Instead the author started to rewrite it. Thx. to Notableword for the info.