Date: 09/10/2009 8:09 AM Title: 1
This is absolutely heart-breaking. Jim, sitting alone in that cold room with Spock's body and spilling his heart out to him... The death of the person you love most in the world is something you feel you will never overcome. I love how when Jim looked at Spock he saw him when he used to be in the past, in his memories. Beautiful.
Date: 05/10/2009 8:20 AM Title: 1
This story has that "something" which has always fascinated me: when reading the character's feelings about the death of their partner, it feels exactly like when they say they love each other (or when they meld) - the feeling is unmistakeable, of transcending self. It means they are soul-mates, a love that crosses all boundaries; but then I wonder why this doesn't appear in the text. Perhaps it takes a longer time for that awareness to cross that final frontier... but that's the truth of soul-mates, that it transcends both life and death. Doesn't mean it doesn't hurt bad when death happens, but at least it never parts them..
Author's Response: It is always painful for me to write these 'death' stories, but it is something I feel compelled to do. My parents were 'soul-mates' parted too soon and I think I have an insight into this particular type of pain., it is cathartic for me to explore this aspect of the Kirk/Spock relationship.