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Reviewer: HeyaShasta Signed [Report This]
Date: 04/30/2021 6:51 PM Title: Chapter 1

This story was a kick in the nuts, grim even. I'm glad things turned out okay for one of the guys. I don't want you to think that I don't like teh story, it was a good look at the doctor and has him growing as a person evven when he's just lost so mcuh.

Author's Response:

Stories are like life.  Sometime they are bright and easy.  Sometimes they are as hard as hard can be.  I wrote this many years ago and have a friend who says that this is her favorite which is a nice compliment.  Thanks for your remarks!  Hope to see you on AO3 soon.

Reviewer: ShayAlyce Signed starstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 04/26/2021 9:16 PM Title: Chapter 1

Well done McCoy-voice story. Yes, I cried. Yes, I smiled. Yes, I was nostalgic. Good job!

Author's Response:

Thank you for your remarks.  The McCoy voice comes very naturally.  When I listen to McCoy, I hear my grandparents and extended family elders with their southern-softened language so like De Kelly's.  As for your tears and smiles, I always tend to find myself in a bit of a bind when someone makes that remark.  I am a gentle, kind person who doesn't want to hurt anyone, but what better compliment can a writer receive than the fact that their work touched someone's heart?  Thank you so much!!

Reviewer: urmeli2007 Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 04/22/2021 7:09 AM Title: Chapter 1

Wie wundersch?n.

Author's Response:

Danke! Ich schatze ihre bemerkugen.  I'm sorry I don't speak German and hope that this translation is accurate!

Reviewer: macywinstar Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 04/11/2021 4:30 AM Title: Chapter 1

This is so sad.  To watch your best friends suffer and be powerless to help them and then to see them die.  I'm glad that despite his grief, McCoy still has a life ahead of him with Joanna and her family.  Hopefull, he can find peace in that.

Author's Response:

Thnaks for your comments.  I always had a fondness for the McCoy character who spoke like my grandparents did and raged like my father, lol.  Next time I'll try to givve you something a bit cheerier.

Reviewer: LSPINGLES Signed [Report This]
Date: 04/01/2021 2:49 AM Title: Chapter 1

It's never a good idea for me to read something that says "death" in the warnings before bedtime.  Of course, I cried as McCoy offered comfort to Spock on his bed.  I was already brimming with tears before that moment.

I so glad you ended with McCoy deciding to reach out to Joanna.  I needed something to make me smile.

Author's Response:

When I saw your post, I wondered why I had written such a sad story.  Of course, there have been others that I have written before which are sad, but why did I tell this story?  I checked the original publication date and knew exactly where the pain for this expression came from.  My dad died suddenly in December, 1983, and this story was originally published in May, 1984.  Why this?  I think I was working through the fact that I was the one who told the doctors to let my dad die.  My mom couldn't tell them, my sisters didn't see the necessity even though he'd stopped breathing, so it fell to me to tell them to let him die. I always have a certain degree of black humor at how it turned out, especially considering the fact that my dad and I got along about as well as Spock and Sarek.  No, Spock and Sarek probably got along better than we did.  But I still knew he would hate being connected to a machine the rest of his life so away he went.  I have never had second thoughts about other than the irony that his least loved child was the only one who had the strength to do what he would want.  Crazy how that works out, isnt it?  

Thanks for your comment.  I appreciate it and regret that I made you so sad.

Reviewer: oboe_dawn Signed [Report This]
Date: 03/26/2021 5:24 PM Title: Chapter 1

I should be writing, should be writing, should be writing. . . When this dropped yesterday, I was finishing up the last scene of today's chapter and had to hold off tucking into this. I tried to stay away until tomorrow, but you see how that turned out.

Somber, touching, and McCoy's POV was interesting. I like how the end is a new beginning for the Grand Troika.

Author's Response:

Fortunately, I have learned to write some less somber fiction, lol, and hope to have another one here in the near future.  Looking forward to your drop sometime today!

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