Date: 04/27/2014 6:23 AM Title: Facing Hard Truths
I LOVE this story, PLEASE don't stop writing it.
However: I never thought Spock would top the "Douche-O-Rama" he pulled when he tried to steal Mimi & forced Jim to run BUT HE HAS!
I think Zelania is unconciously channeling her feelings of anger, fear & pain to Spock through their familial bond (thus upsetting his mental balance as he has no defence since he didn't grow WITH her as most Vulcan family bonds do) it may have developed as a defence mechanism to try and get her abusers to ease up on her. Her fear of harm became their fear of "damaging the merchandise" & now her self-loathing & mistrust of the situation has become Spock's loathing her & mistrusting her motives.
just an idea. But I love her so much I want more story.
P.S. Jim should really talk to her about Tarsus IV (how closely that mirrors her childhood is up to you but we KNOW he experienced starvation hunger in the famine & saved other kids. We know Kodos saw them all as sub-human & we can extrapolate on how a pretty little boy got his hands on food in that situation.)
Date: 09/25/2013 2:53 PM Title: Facing Hard Truths
I agree with the other reviewers. It is a shame that this story hasn't been finished. Of course, I think that about all of the unfinished works I enjoy, but I know you wouldn't hold that against me. It is a nice twist to show Spock as being the one with a "past" as it were. I don't think that is covered nearly enough in fic and there are all kinds of subtext from the original television series that indicate it wasn't just Jim with the inclination to "get busy"......Zarabeth, Leila, and the Romulan Commander all come to mind easily.
Date: 08/31/2013 10:30 AM Title: Prologue
It's a shame that this story is unfinished, it has a really intersting plot.
The situation itself: facing a child, a result of a previous encouner while being in a life-long relationship - very curious. In other fics it is mostly Jim due to his reputation. But this time it's Spock for a change, so I would really like to know how the story ended, whether Spock was able to finally accept his child and find a place in his heart for her.
Also the girl is a darling, I hope everything was fine for her afterwards, that her damages were healed, that she had a chance for a normal life: fun, studies and love.
Kudos for Jim - I have always adored him for his acceptance and understanding in TOS. You showed those traits brilliantly in this story. And also for the crew: McCoy, Uhura and others, there is nothing like support from old friends.
Date: 05/07/2012 5:44 AM Title: Facing Hard Truths
I like this story. It's exciting.
Also, I'm glad Spock's come up with some important conclusions finally and is trying to work with his daughter. I hope they have a little time to build something before you throw the next hurdle.
Date: 04/30/2012 5:18 PM Title: The Dark Abyss of Pain
This was sad and terrible and beautiful. Jim was all heart - I love him for it.
But oh please, when will Spock finally behave like a dad to Zelania? I wanted to kick him. And yes, I understand his insecurities somewhat but still - no excuse to behave like a d..k. (Sorry).
He'll get better--eventually.
Date: 04/30/2012 10:06 AM Title: The Dark Abyss of Pain
This is not stringing together which from past CMM suggests a plot twist on the horizon which will send us into a spin. We have not yet seen Spock deal with the secret he shared with zelania's mother or his guilt in failing realise the consequences of his actions. Also at the moment he is behaving out of character we haven't really bottomed that one out.....Mmh where will you take us?
Date: 04/30/2012 3:54 AM Title: The Dark Abyss of Pain
What I find most interesting about this chapter is that Zelina considers herself unfixable, but that she still has enough compassion to stand up for Jim. I would like to think that she can learn to love again based on that, perhaps more than she realizes. (Not the sexual kind perhaps, but I have to believe the bonds of friendship and "family" (whatever that entails) go just as deep.) Thanks for the update.
Date: 04/29/2012 12:05 PM Title: Explorations
This was great as usual - thank you so much for adding a new chapter!
I loved Jim and Zelania drinking milk shakes and I loved Spock offering her to teach her Vulcan music - finally he's approaching her!
But the end was a real cliff hanger! I am wondering how she will react to this terrible news. This is certainly something to break her.
Please update again soon!