Date: 08/20/2016 6:26 AM Title: For the Love of a Child
Oh my...so much here. Spock's concerns and the fact that he was still worried enough - even after Jim's assurances - to go to his father, sweet and a little sad. I think that Sarek did a great job with that - especially since he decided not to tell Spock that there probably would be more crushes. Oy. But...I didn't see the sickness coming. Poor Spocky and poor Jim! And being apart form each other was just about the worst thing that could happen - emotionally and, apparently, physically. I'm glad that Jim decided to take things into his own, small hands. Heh. Love this story!
Thanks so much!
Date: 08/20/2016 5:53 AM Title: For the Love of a Child
Awww...the sweetness, it got in my eyes...and made them teary. Heh. Seriously, though, I really am teary. First, I just loved the interaction between Selik and Spocky. wo sweet to seem counsel his small self. Awww. And poor Spocky's trauma that Jim might leave him...sad, but Jim promised and I'm sure he really will take him with him wherever he goes. So sweet. :) I just love this story. *happy sigh*
Thanks so much!!!
Date: 07/22/2016 7:40 PM Title: All in the Family
Wow, I had forgotten this existed! I am very glad you are continuing with it. I really wonder that Winona had never realised what was happening - but then she'd have to have been there.
Thanks for sharing this. I look forward to the next instalment.
Date: 07/21/2016 6:46 PM Title: All in the Family
I once accompanied a friend on a visit to his mother, while he confronted her about her failure to protect him from the father who used to pick him up and slam his head against the wall. His father had apologized for the fifteen years of intense physical abuse he'd inflicted on my friend, and while the two of them would never be close, they were speaking.
When my friend confronted his mother, it became clear that although she'd never laid a hand on him, she was even sicker than her husband. Her husband knew that what he'd done was wrong, and once he was in a better place, he apologized and tried to make amends. The mother, on the other hand, said that she couldn't take her son and leave the man who threatened his life on a weekly basis, "Because I wanted to have the Perfect American Family, and the Perfect American Family doesn't get divorced." But it's okay, in the Perfect American Family, for the father to physically abuse the son -- starting at six months of age -- so severely that they thought several times that he would die.
The amount of selfishness and denial it took for her to think this way ... I don't excuse the father, not at all, but at least HE knew that what was going on was wrong.
All of which is to say that sometimes the non-abusive but enabiling parent really IS a very large problem, and I'm not willing to let Winona off the hook yet.
Winona's not off the hook. She and Jim have a long road ahead.