The Translation in Blood
is a Mass Effect
fanfic by NothingTame that tells the story of a Secret Relationship
between Commander Shepard's mother
and Councilor Sparatus, and yes, you read that right.
In the ruins of occupied Shanxi, an Alliance soldier and a turian scout discover that they have more in common than is readily apparent. This leads to a story of a Secret Relationship
across species (and government) boundaries and all that entails, stretching from the First Contact War to a little after the Destroy
ending of Mass Effect 3
and resulting in Commander Shepard having a mentor and protector she never knew about.
Warning: Not Safe for Work
due to some scenes of explicit sex (tame, though).
The Translation in Blood provides examples of the following tropes: