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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: