Date: 02/27/2013 4:32 PM Title: Final Wishes
The loss of a parent is devastating at any age. No matter how old we are, how much of an independent life we live on our own, the experience is crushing beyond words. The one person who loved you and accepted you unconditionally is GONE. The entire world loses its balance.
To survive, we each have our own beliefs. For many of this, it is that we will indeed see our loved ones again.
Working through your own grief and having Kirk cling to this thought I hope gave you a sense of comfort. Love never dies.
I grieve with thee, Cynthia.
Date: 11/11/2012 9:44 PM Title: Interlude
What a lovely, sad slice of the story here. Can we please have some happy times now? I would *love* to read about that week they spent on Vulcan for their bonding ceremony. Puh-leeeeeeese? :D *is not above begging when teased with such a lovely plot bunny*
Date: 04/27/2012 1:21 AM Title: Brothers in the Brig
Just watched the fifth movie for the first time and (naturally) had to come read this. Funny how there's not much that needs to be changed for this one to be slashy. Love what you did including Bones here though. They're very much each other's family.
Date: 03/27/2012 11:43 PM Title: Looking for Genesis
Just watched Search for Spock for the first time, so now, of course, I'm reading up. This scene definitely should have been included. The trade-off between personalities made sense too... when Bones was being a mash of him and Spock it was somewhat painful to watch. At least they finally admitted to liking each other?
Date: 03/14/2012 7:14 PM Title: Accepting the Need
I kind of thought it was about the importance of man over machine... kind of a continuation of several TOS episodes like The Ultimate Computer. I finally got a copy of Roddenberry's novelization of TMP though, so maybe I'll figure out something different after reading that.
Date: 01/06/2012 8:38 PM Title: Final Wishes
It was always so quiet when Spock was around—but not the dead, leaden silence of the house as it was now.
This. And you've captured the way it is so difficult to deal with ordinary everyday details: kind people, your own decor, plurals that are now singular.
I'm so sorry, and wishing you and your mother peace.
Date: 01/05/2012 9:07 PM Title: Final Wishes
I'm wiping tears away. I could almost imagine the bone-deep pain, the horrible agony of being the one left behind. You captured it so well. I have but one lone experience in my life that compares, and I was so young when it occurred. But this brought back those memories. Your writing is sublime, and my one deafening prayer is that you are gaining some comfort from the act. Thank you for the strength you are portraying. You are my heroine.