Date: 03/08/2011 6:18 AM Title: Chapter 1
Oooooh, a first-time story from you I hadn't read yet! What a treat. Your trademarks are there - the hurt-comfort, the very innocent Spock, Kirk's intense affection for his dearesr friend even before they come together - yet this story didn't feel like a repetition of the other ones I've read from you before. I think it came at a grat moment oo - I read a story in a zine this afternoon that, while outstanding, was incredibly harsh in the hurt!spock department, where he got gang-raped, mind-raped, castrated, physically restrained and all his mind abilities taken from him for years - so yeah, this was a soothing balm in comparison, even with the torture Kirk and Spock endure at the Klingons's hands. I like how you don't try to always find a complete "justification" for the villain's acts. Sometimes they just make no sense and I don't know why, but I like that. A lack of faith in the universes's logic, maybe? In any case, I loved seeing how worried Jim was with Spock, how protective they both are for each other (sure, sure, Spock is Jim's responsibility because he's a crewman, and Jim is Spock's because it's his duty as 1st officer...). It was so sweet to watch. One other thing that I love is how your Spock, in spite of his utter naiveté and ignorance when it comes to sex (perhaps a bit too much?) nevertheless is the first to gather his courage and confess his feelings and attraction. That counterbalances the innocence, and frees Kirk to act. And how he admitted to Jim he couldn't resist his smile? D'awwwww!!! The sex was nicely done, with some life-like awkwardness but always guided by deep mutual caring. I was a little disappointed with the ending though, more precisely the last paragraph. I can live without a complete commitment at the end, but it seemed to imply that they didn't know each other all that well on a personal level. To me that contradicts Jim's earlier statement of love. But overall, another beautiful sotry I had pleasure to read :).
Date: 03/06/2011 11:26 PM Title: Chapter 1
This was one of those stories where I've repeatedly clicked on the review box to leave some comments, but ended up backing away out of a total lack words that properly express my enjoyment of the story. This is TOS fanfic at its best. Your portrayals of Jim and Spock are absolutely gorgous, and the honesty between them was so refreshing. Thank you for this.