Reviewer: shamrock220 Signed
Chapter 9: All I Need is Someone to Love (and Tonight It's You)
Your personification of Jim Kirk is one of a truly wounded soul. So certain that he's not worthy of experiencing love, yet being drawn to it like a moth to a flame. His internal conflict if soul-wrenching. Enter the ever logical Mr. Spock, who will allow his friend to suffer, or the child that he carries, and the undercurrent of uncertainity of his emotions. (Of course Vulcans have emotions we all know that they just repress them, but they are there.) The question is will Spock see his emotions for what they are, or will he decide that they are a weakness and pull away? Spock is the embodiement of so many "manly" men, emotionally constipated, afraid to experience what is inside them.
Nyota behaved at first as any woman would I believe, however her good nature and loving heart are starting to win out. I believe she will end up being definately in the corner of our star crossed lovers. She could even be the force that slaps some sense into dear Spockie.
I truly look forward to seeing how you reconcile these two. I hope for a wedding onboard with Nyota as a witness, and with her being the children's godmother and Pike as their godfather. As for the baby it would be wonderful for Jim and Spock to have twins a girl and a boy, then their family would be complete, both children would have a playmate and confidant their own age and they would not be overly spoiled by being the "only child" onboard. Also I do not think that Jim would be happy with a single child and since a trip back to the alien temple may not be fesible this would cover the bases.
I would also like to say that I have enjoyed all of your other works, your "voice" as well as where to take these characters is a wonder to behold. I look forward to reading much more of your work in the future. Thank you for sharing your talents and your ideas with us.
Formerly Shamrock220 of Shamrock's Slash Library Author's Response:
Thank you so much. Your thoughtful and detailed review is much appreciated, and I am so pleased that you see Jim as I do. Yes, he's wounded by life, but he has a deep need to be connected to someone. And of course, Spock has his own wounds, and both of them hide their pain, afraid to let the other see it.
Twins seems to be the voerwhelming vote; I just have to figure out the medical logistics. Poor Jim; like it or not, he's in for it, lol. Thanks again.