Date: 06/28/2015 3:15 AM Title: Resonance
With this story I will include you in the list of my favorite writers. Your style is flawless, your language such a delight to read. The underlying sadness in this fic that never give way to desperation, the way you lead the reader to understand slowly the reason of it, that's all so well crafted. Great work, thank you for sharing!
Date: 03/20/2015 7:18 PM Title: Resonance
This is SO GOOD! Taut, spare, haunting, and probably the best story if its type (Spock dies and Kirk, left behind, cannot carry on) I've ever read. And I've read some great stories on this theme, including an early fic from Thelin's POV. The interplay between the story in "real time" and Kirk's thoughts and memories of Spock was very well done. I loved the way you showed the depth of the relationship between Kirk and Spock without needing to tell us anything about it didactically. Same with the bond--a concept that is so often overdone and over told --you reduced it to its essentials, and the way it came out in the conversation with McCoy was perfect, not a word out of place. Kirk was so in character, every inch the captain despite the depth of his grief. Spock, too, in Kirk's memories of him.
Thank you for writing this superb, beautifully crafted story.
I'm thrilled you enjoyed it! There are so many great variations on the bond, and a lot of potential on how it might affect loss. I have to imagine that neither would ever quite 'give up' living, and would be determined to go on - but at the same time, it's hard to imagine Kirk or Spock *without* the other, which I think is what makes fics of that type kind of difficult (and interesting).
Thank you very much for commenting!