Title: One Future, Lightly Used Author: SeptimusMagisto Rating: M Genre: SciFi, comedy Updated: January 20, 2017 Published: December 31, 2014 Words: ~ 75,000 Status: WIP Fandom: Fallout/Mass Effect crossover Pairings: None Summary: At the absolute best of times interacting with humans was a lot like talking to children. Stubborn, rowdy children with laser rifles and Mass Effect technology. Not so long ago they unleashed nuclear weapons and terrifying viruses on their own planet, wiping out millennia of technological and cultural progress. A lot of them became literal cavemen. Small caches of technology and data hidden away in apocalypse proof vaults allowed them to restore their technological level in three centuries rather than a hundred. But culture is not so easily restored. Only two species ever proved to be the right combination of violent and stubborn to nuke their own planet. The krogan just got even more hardy and violent than before. The humans never went that far, but what happened instead was in some ways worse. They flew into space before their heroes and villains had time to fade into history, much less myth. The scientists decoding the Prothean archives on Mars were at most a few generations removed from adventurers walking through the wasteland with wide-brimmed hats pulled over their eyes and shooting slavers and cannibals. They were a young race with the technology of an old race at their disposal. Children really was the correct description. Link: https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/one-future-lightly-used-mass-effect-fallout.322704/ One the few exceptional Fallout crossovers. The author has written Shepherd as a Fallout player character and done it really well - quirkiness and all. Mass Effect canon was also rapidly blown away removing any rehash. 4/5 from me. Checked by Minion, February 11, 2017 Yes, it's still work in progress.