Reviewer: Sige Signed
Chapter 18: Chapter Seventeen
Great story, this one- the scenes of intimacy, as well as the sequences of action, suspense and tension really got the blood pumping, and the tender, emotional moments sure got me misty-eyed. It's a story that simply...glows, y'know? Love it. :)
Aside from the beautiful K/S-interaction, there are also the well-written Original Characters I'd like to bring up, as I found Salazar and Perkins to be likable, lifelike characters. And Johnson and the Orions are suitably unsympathetic but at the same time well written and complex.
The part with the photo surprised me a bit, for personal reasons. I rarely enjoy scenes of characters looking at pictures and reminiscing, as I find many such scenes to be overly melodramatical in writing style and seldom able to convey much emotion. Here, though, the writing was fine-tuned, and the scene really called forth a spontaeus warm, fuzzy feeling.
And I like that you've involved Stonn and T'Pring in this story- I'm not overly fond of them, but I like it whenever an author makes the effort to use the characters for interesting sub-plots and intrigue, and fleshes them out a bit beyond the cold-hearted couple of Amok Time.
Finally, since I can't seem to praise this fic enough, I'd like to once more point out how much I like the Kirk/Spock- interaction here. It's so sweet, tender and loving, and beautifully described.
In short: I'm in love with this story. It's that simple. :)