Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed
Chapter 25: Chapter 25
I may be the only one of this opinion, but...I hope Spock does not accept this and is speechless not from happiness but from shock at Jim's inability to see how self-centered this proposal is. It was very "I" oriented - "I can't breathe without you. I need help. I need saving...save my life." Is he saying what Spock wants because he doesn't think there's any other way Spock would come back to him, or did Kirk actually have a radical personality shift and suddenly want what Spock has hoped for from him for so long? It seems like the former, and if so, there is a lot more conflict, misunderstandings, and pain in store for both of them. Author's Response:
There is still so many things wrong with their relationship (non-relationship, now?) that both Jim and Spock have to realize that getting married is most certainly not the answer, or the magic answer to make everything wrong just disappear. It wouldn't solve their dysfunction with each other, or within themselves. Kirk may be remorseful now, but he could always fall back to his usual pattern. Spock still has to achknowledge that - if he had something to do with it, it is even worse - he was aware of Jim's imminent ground assignment, otherwise that will be as much of a wrong-doing as those Jim's been committing lately. Even though this is the type of thing Spock's been wanting to hear from Jim for a very long time, I'm hoping he listens to his head here and sees that marriage won't make their problems go away, but will only make it more difficult to leave if - or when - their problems come to the forefront and cause bigger problems than they have already.
Either way, I'll still be reading this to the end, because this is absolutely fantastic writing! I'm sorry I haven't been a good reader and reviewed for so long into this. This deserves so many more reviews. ~ RK
Well thank you for taking the time to review! I am enjoying everyone's interpretation on various aspects. Although different and somewhat opposing, nobody is wrong about the things they perceive... all a matter of perspective.
You nailed it... it is all about "I" for Jim. There's a desperation there, and wrong-headedness at play. Stay tuned for how it all plays out.