Reviewer: PaintedBird Signed
Chapter 1: Complete Story
I came across this story several weeks ago and have returned to it several times because of its power and pain. I've been a ST fan since the series was originally on in the 60s and have read fan fiction (general and K/S) since the 70s so I feel I have a good handle on what's out there.
This is one of the best K/S stories I have ever read. It is articulate, clear in its images, explicit in its content. It is one of the most heartbreaking Trek stories I have ever read. There is sometime a tendency to miss the character of these two men, but I don't think I've ever seen it better captured than in this story. Spock is loyal. He is supportive of his friend, but he is vulnerable to Kirk's charms. He knows his heart, even if Kirk doesn't. Kirk will always want to be the captain, will always want to be in charge. It's who he is, and even though he would never hurt Spock he is not beyond using him for his comfort. Neither of them are at fault, and both of them are. It's just who they are, and my heart breaks for them.
My congratulations to you on this fine piece of writing. I will continue to return to this story for a long time.