Date: 03/26/2013 7:51 PM Title: Shotgun Wedding
I just finished this story, and I must say it is one of the best Reboot stories I have ever read, as well as one of the best mpreg stories I have ever read.
Part of me was hoping the baby was going to be a boy, but for some reason it feels weird to have a male child be produced in mpregs. Have written and read several, and I cannot bring myself to buy it when I see a male child. I guess it's one of those fandom mysteries.
The development of the Kirk/Spock relationship was just slow enough to be satisfying when they came together. I hate stories where they come together I credibly quickly, both in TOS and Reboot. In this story, it felt organic and real, which made the first kiss all the more touching.
Your characterizations of the boys, as well as the "villains" are perfect. I have read several stories lately were the bad guys in stories (family members or no) are incredibly one dimensional to the point of annoyance, and yet whenever i try to bring this up, suddenly I'm the bad guy (Sorry, I'm bitter). I hate homophobia and xenophobia as much as anybody, but it seemed like all the conflict in these stories came from a version of these beliefs which does not exist outside of Westboro Baptist Church. In short, I loved how you characterized Spock's family and T'Pring, making them complex so I can understand their objections. Honestly, if I were Spock's father, I would have some consternation as well. Spock will likely outlive Kirk by more than a century, and that is a long time to endure such pain.
Thank you for this story. I will have to set aside time to read your others.
Date: 05/04/2012 6:27 PM Title: At Long Last, Family
I spent most part of the day reading this story and I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it. I laughed, I almost cried, I sniffled sometimes and giggles also were involved. Lovely story just waaaaay too short ;)