Reviewer: sethnakht Signed
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Things just don't get any better than this. I believe my wish-list is now fulfilled. Beneath the surface, this story is driven by a poetics of love - that is, the representation of love is so near to being love that they are not to be distinguished. The underlying deep structure of a journey, a harrowing trial during which the lovers are separated until the end - well, it reminds me of Mozarts Magic Flute of course, but it also works. Kirk is wonderfully insecure, painted full of longings he does not even understand - Spock is astonishing, the embodiment of goodness and self-sacrifice and humor and light - bringing them together, and then bringing a second, equally deserving and wonderfully pair together - well, it boggles the mind. Thank you!Author's Response:
I'm so happy this works for you! I love the story I told herein...the entire Vulcan culture is alive to me and I so enjoy telling tales about some aspect of it, where it intersects with our two guys :-) I'm fascinated with stories where Spock is alien, from an alien culture...not sure if I captured that alien sense here, but...at least I think I captured the essence of the relationship between Kirk and Spock...the years together which deeply built their immutable bond (Vulcan or human) and the love that two beings can hold for each other. It gave me a great sense of completion to write it...and I'm so excited that you feel fulfilled by it also! That 'dying alone' thing just never worked for me, no matter how many times they tried it in the movies. So very very unsatisfying!! :-) Thanks you for the feedback!