Date: 06/17/2020 11:19 AM Title: Cover Our Pain With Broken Beams
These last two chapters were amazing. I get teary eyed at the thought of how much pain Spock must be in from destroying the bond that he held so dear. He is so alone - not home planet, no home with Jim...
And Jim seems not knowing what occurred, but instinctively knowing that Spock must have acted like he did for a reason. I liked how rationally he seemed to accept, but unconsciously he was giving signals of distress through his physical actions.
It is such a treat to be reading this story again.
Hey! Wonderful to hear from you! Thank you so much for a lovely review. I'm so happy that you are enjoying the story! -Cate
Date: 06/03/2020 9:28 PM Title: Our New World
I can't tell you how pleased I was to see that you had finished Hiraeth. I went way back in the story to re-familiarize myself with the basics and fell in love with it all over again. The extend to which Spock is willing to sacrifice himself to keep Jim safe is touching over and over again, and the sacrifie his shipmates and t'hy'la are willing to endure to help him are equal. I love this work and thank you more than you know for finishing it up.
Hi PaintedBird! Thank you so much for reading, and for reviewing! I am so happy that you enjoyed it! I really loved writing this one. It was unique for me because I usually write from Jim's POV and it was very interesting to go at it from Spock's perspective. Plus, it felt like my own personal 5-year-mission based on how long it took to finish. :) <3 -Cate
Date: 04/24/2019 8:37 PM Title: Falling In
When I finished this chapter, I looked on the other page to see if the story was finished. i'm glad it wasn't, Kate, although I know the end is on the way. I have really enjoyed this tragic story and hope you will continue to write for many years
Date: 02/26/2019 5:52 AM Title: Let Me
Well okay, your most recent chapter makes me realize I’ve been gone for way too long. I’m now going to binge read this from the very beginning. And while I’m here I’ll get back to my project too. Well done and looking forward the next update.
Date: 02/25/2019 6:26 PM Title: All In
I read this chapter last night and again this morning b/c I wanted to be really clear in my thinking before I made any remarks. In all the fan fiction, original episodes, or movies, I don't believe I've ever seen a more broken Spock than in this chapter. Stripped of his physical strength, his emotional controls, and any sense of dignity he ever had, he lies there completely vulnerable to anything anyone would care to do to him. Yet he is fortunate b/c the person who is there with him will fight for him and will insist that he survive regardless of the costs. I hope that we are looking at the beginning of the beautiful love story that they both deserve after having gone through so much.
Date: 02/15/2019 9:27 PM Title: All In
Welcome back, Cate! It is good to read your work again.
I gifted myself with a complete re-read of Hiraeth this week, intending to read a chapter or two a day until I finished. Lol, that didn't last long. I read the excruciatingly painful first chapter the first night, a couple of chapters the second, and devoured the rest over the past couple of days.
Your characterizations of Spock and Kirk are so spot on to me, and there is great detail without going overboard. I thoroughly enjoyed Hiraeth but was surprised when I saw it was not complete. So I look forard to more chapters soon. Thanks!
Date: 02/11/2019 7:28 PM Title: My Mind, To Yours
Love Komack the baddie stories, but when they are well constructed and plotted as well the enjoyment is doubled. But I can’t help but feel a man who almost managed to wreck K/S must have friends. Friends who can spring him from gaol.
Date: 06/10/2017 10:07 PM Title: Logic Suggests
I only hope that the bond Jim and Spock have becomes much stronger than even before the psionic attack and stay that way up until the conclusion of this story! Those poor darlings have been through too much. I am eager to find out how they, the crew and the Relaints crew expose Admiral Komack to the Federation, Starfleet Command, Vulcan and the two civilizations that were used as pawns in Komacks insidious deeds soon!
Date: 06/09/2017 10:14 AM Title: A Rising Noise
Wow! I feel pretty dumb for not seeing what was obvious right there in front of me. All the little bits make sense and a lot of what I was wondering has been answered. I hope that Jim will find Spock in time and that the crew exposes this heinous act committed by Komack to the alien civilizations and Starfleet Command.
Date: 06/09/2017 9:43 AM Title: Flickering Lights
Finally! Finally the bond is out in the open! And I echo Bones sentiments but then again their wouldn't be the frustrating suspense of when such secrets are revealed. Of course the only reason they can't find Spock is because of the substance from the plant creature from the beginning chapters right?
Date: 06/09/2017 7:15 AM Title: Through A Glass, Darkly
Jim is getting his memory!! But what of Spock and Pon Farr? Oh this is going to be a sad ending isn't it....well I haven't had a good cry in awhile. And this is like a roller coaster ride of emotions! You may have referenced this somewhere but what does 'Ni’droi’ik nar-tor, t’hy’la.' mean??
Date: 06/09/2017 5:30 AM Title: Yuk-eshu'a
Oh my no! How horrible! My heart bleeds for them both, how will this be resolved?!? I know there's more chapters but to think that had to be the only way and for Jim to believe that he would do it on purpose?! Of course Jim is quite disturbed because with how badly the attack effected Spock and killed the other crewmembers who were human, it's astonishing that'd Jim would be breathing and not catatonic. This is a very tragic chapter, it does raises questions about as to who was behind the attack and the real reasons for asylum for the young aliens, etc. With mentions of hybrids and two different races, couldn't help but think of it alluding to the feud of the Capulets and the Montagu with the young generation representing Romeo and Juliet. A bit of a stretch I guess lol but I found it to be a plausible explanation as to the extreme hospitality and curiosity.
Date: 06/08/2017 6:11 AM Title: Non Sequitur
The situation between both the civilizations is certainly perplexing. It does allude that the younger generations are conspiring behind their elders which doesn't bode well at all. And I like the way you played with the phrase "home is where the heart is" in a most logical fashion ;)