Penname: M E Carter [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: 08/14/2011
Membership status: Member
Bio:

I fell in love with Star Trek in 1977 and immediately was drawn to the Kirk/Spock relationship. I soon discovered fanzines, then...*K/S* fanzines! Years later I decided to try my hand at writing; my first story was published in 1995 in the print zine T'hy'la.


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Comfort Food by TDazz Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 44]
Summary: Written in response to (or at the very least, inspired by) Tlema's "Comfort" challenge:

Spock walks in on Uhura and Scotty (kissing or more, it's up to you!). He finds himself trying to figure out if he even cares or not. In the post-breakup stage, a certain captain is there to comfort his Vulcan First Officer.

Abrams Universe.

Bonus:
- If Spock cries and Kirk finds him
- Bones tries to offer realtionship advice (I don't care who he gives it too!)
Categories: Fiction
Characters: McCoy
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Hurt/Comfort
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Challenges: Comfort
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 17976 Read Count: 28283
[Report This] Published: 09/18/2011 Updated: 09/21/2011
Reviewer: M E Carter Signed
Date: 08/11/2013 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3: In Which Some of the Pieces Are Reassembled

This story is such a gem. I find its premise completely believable; both the characterizations and the dialog are superb. Spock’s misery feels so real, as do Jim’s exasperation and McCoy’s professionalism and compassion. Love how the comfort food theme is woven throughout the plot! And there are just enough touches of humor to balance the underlying horror with a sense of survival and hope. I especially appreciate that you limited the pre-K/S element to that “tiny seed of desire,” which fits perfectly with the scope and tone of the story. It’s one that I never tire of rereading.



Author's Response:

Thank you!  I'm glad you like it :-)

Spice by eimeo Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 347]
Summary:

It’s a question of biology. Vulcan biology.

The problem with falling in love with a member of an insanely private species is that it just might take you the best part of a five year mission to work out that the feelings are requited. And then you might discover that he’s already decided that the two of you can never be together.

And what are you supposed to do if he won’t tell you why?

~*~

Written as a response to T'Lara’s ingenious challenge, which is noted when it shows up in-text. Huge thanks to my fantastic betas Frodolass, penguin_attie and miloowen for being, well, fantastic. Any mistakes that remain are all mine.

If you'd like to download a PDF copy of the full novel (minus the author notes but including the translations from Vulcan), click here.

Also, the talented veta_black has created a fanmix for the fic, which you can access here.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Amanda, Lori Ciani, McCoy, Original Character(s), Sarek
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: K/S plus K/other or S/other, Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Character Study, First Time, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 55 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 282270 Read Count: 159313
[Report This] Published: 10/31/2011 Updated: 11/13/2014
Reviewer: M E Carter Signed
Date: 03/02/2012 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 14

Having discovered this story a few days ago and just finished reading all the completed chapters, I’m blown away. It’s so beautifully written; the quality of the characterizations and dialogue is stunning. The angst is simply delicious, intimate and yet not overdone, especially as we learn that Kirk and Spock each suffer the same pain. The scene in Spock’s quarters after their martial arts session is just heartbreaking.

When it’s this well done I never tire of the end-of-mission theme, and your original elements really bring the story to life. The Vulcan language use, for example. Yes yes yes! I agree: it’s wonderful. And how many stories have I seen in which Uhura (the linguist) studies Vulcan, yet it’s so believable that Kirk would learn it as a means of growing closer to Spock.

The scene in which Kirk announces shoreleave on Vulcan is priceless.

So thanks for an amazing read. It breaks my heart to think where this story is going, but I absolutely am along for the ride!

Author's Response: So... no need to go into details about the embarrassing happy-dance I did when I saw that ME Carter had left a review on my fic. There's really nothing quite like the thrill of hearing that a writer whose work I admire so greatly is reading - and enjoying! - something I've written. Thanks so much for these kind words! I'm particularly glad to hear that the Vulcan language section went down well. I do LOVE it when Spock speaks in his native tongue, and I completely agree: I can't see Kirk NOT wanting to learn it too, especially given the closeness of their relationship. It's a combination of that ferocious intellect, constant desire for new things to learn... and the knowledge of how much it would mean to Spock, even if he'd never say it. And thanks for mentioning the scene in which Kirk announces shoreleave on Vulcan - it was actually one of the first scenes I wrote in this fic, right back when it was forming in my head, and it came to me so clearly I had to get it down on paper right away. So it has a special place in my heart! Well, with a big contented sigh, I'm off to work on the latest chapter! Thanks for making my day!

Reviewer: M E Carter Signed
Date: 03/20/2012 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 15

Another beautifully-written chapter that pushes every button I've got! You have such a gift for detail, which makes the emotional pain seem immediate and absolutely real. (The biography of Brahms - oh, be still my heart!) Likewise the details about the ship's arrival and the crew disembarkation give a real sense of what an emotional experience that would be for the entire crew.

"The black miles slide past, like bolts of oiled satin." What a fantastically beautiful image.

The final line? Perfect. Thank you....

Author's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review - I'm delighted to be pushing buttons! XD The biography of Brahms and the final line were both examples of those glorious moments when the words kind of wrote themselves (I hadn't planned either line!), and then they were in front of me on the page and they just felt right. I LOVE those moments! This fic is a constant pleasure to write, and getting feedback like this is like the icing on the cake. Thank you again!

Reviewer: M E Carter Signed
Date: 05/03/2012 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 16

This chapter is a wonderful companion to the previous one: Spock escapes into meditation, while Kirk...literally escapes! Great descriptions and imagery; it felt like going along with Kirk to Idaho.

I was a little puzzled early on when Kirk seemed so upset about not getting to say goodbye to Spock, as though he thought they might never see each other again. Kirk losing track of Spock, who's then dismissed from the media circus - that has a great feel and is perfectly described. But they're both staying in San Francisco, right, and in the same Starfleet housing?

The dialogue between Kirk and Lori is great! I love the fact that she's his superior and Kirk treats her as such, and that there's no immediate suggestion of attraction between them.

Finally, I love the way you focus on everything Kirk does after ariving in Idaho, so when that moment of quiet finally comes, I felt the jolt right along with him when he thinks about Spock. Just lovely.

Author's Response: Thank you so much! The way I saw it, them not getting to say goodbye was not so much about the fact that they won't see each other again, it's more about what that represents. Their parting in the melee is kind of the unofficial end to the mission; it's like they're finally leaving the Enterprise and they're doing it without a proper farewell. So, not so much a final 'goodbye' as a symbol of the way it's all been snatched away from Kirk, and his uncertainty about how things now stand with Spock. And I'm glad you enjoyed the interaction between Kirk and Lori. I reckon neither one of them would have an ounce of credibility if they spent their working days pawing each other, and, besides, Kirk is in no state to find anyone attractive just now! I love (and hate, because I like Lori) the way the book describes her as being almost like a distraction to him in his early days on earth - as though it's acknowledging that she could only ever be a substitute Enterprise. And since the equation, as demonstrated by canon, goes women < Enterprise < Spock (courtesy of that wonderful vid on YouTube!) then, by definition, she is a substitute Spock! Again, thank you for this! It's a wonderful encouragement to get this kind of feedback!

Reviewer: M E Carter Signed
Date: 05/14/2012 Title: Chapter 18: Chapter 17

Yeah OK, I need tissues, too! You capture Kirk’s misery so perfectly: the new job he’s good at, but isn’t his true destiny; the city he’s lived in before, yet where he doesn’t feel at home; the promotion he deserves but really doesn’t want. And I am bracing myself for more incredibly sad moments at the upcoming welcome back ceremony.

Truly excellent dialogue as usual, between Kirk and both Lori and McCoy. It makes everything feel so incredibly real.

Author's Response:

Oh dear, I feel like I'm kind of torturing people now! :-) Thank you so much! I feel like Kirk would be good at basically anything he turned his hand to - I remember hearing a quote by Muhammed Ali (I think it was Muhammed Ali) where he said that, no matter what he did, he would have been the best at it. If he'd been a garbage collector, he said, he would have had to have been the best garbage collector in the world. I think that applies to Kirk too: he just doesn't do half-assed or second best. It doesn't matter if he hates every second of it, he's going to be the best damn earthbound, grounded Commodore in Xenorelations, even if it sucks all the life out of him in the process. And I don't think he's even aware that he thinks like this; it's just what he does. So... it's a bit of an angst-mountain at the moment! But thank you so much for reading, and for leaving comments like this!

Reviewer: M E Carter Signed
Date: 05/11/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

These last few chapters have been just amazing. Everything continues to feel absolutely real, which in turn makes the emotional impact so painful – delicious, but painful! It occurs to me that it’s unusual in a post-mission story to have both Kirk and Spock remain in San Francisco. Having them so close and yet so far apart lends incredible tension and depth to the story.

I love your characterization of Lori. She’s smart and likable and believable, as was the evolution of her working relationship with Kirk. Oh yes…and I love that she understands exactly where his heart lies. Having an “outsider” recognize the Kirk/Spock relationship gets me every time.

My only frustration is having to read the story a chapter at a time, when I’d like to devour it whole. More? Soon? Please?



Author's Response:

Oh, thank you so much! And I'm so glad you like Lori. The more I write her, the more fond of her I become. Killing her off is going to be rough... Thank you again! I'm absolutely thrilled that you're enjoying this, and I promise to have the next chapter up as soon as possible!

Reviewer: M E Carter Signed
Date: 07/15/2013 Title: Chapter 30: Chapter 29

Holy crap. This chapter and the one preceeding are pure agony, made bearable only by the promise of ecstacy to come. You know I adore Spock, but this is making me want to smack him upside the head for allowing this to happen. Well done! (Even if it hurts....)



Author's Response:

I promise, I promise there's ecstasy aplenty to make up for it! I... can't quite believe I've induced a paragon of K/S fandom to want to smack Spock upside the head. *is weirdly proud of self*

Thank you so much for this!

Reviewer: M E Carter Signed
Date: 08/16/2013 Title: Chapter 32: Chapter 31

This is simply extraordinary writing. Your blending of past and present, complete narrative with fragments of memory is evocative and so emotionally powerful. Everything feels completely real, which is why this story is killing me...but I love it!



Author's Response:

Oh wow - thank you so much! The structure of this section gave me a little pause, I have to admit, as I was pretty sure that nobody wanted to wade through the entirety of their years apart, but I also felt like there was information that needed to be given. So this was my solution - move forward while looking back! I'm genuinely absolutely thrilled to receive this comment from you - thank you!

Reviewer: M E Carter Signed
Date: 02/03/2014 Title: Chapter 40: Chapter 39

This is torture; you know that, right? So wonderful to have an update, yet so painful to watch Kirk and Spock inching toward what we suspect will happen….

This chapter is lovely as always. All the details of the process by which candidates achieve Kohlinar are beautifully evocative, especially the idea of weaving the new robe. Kirk visiting the Enterprise is heartbreaking, but I like that he supports Will Decker and that you portray Decker as a competent captain in his own right.

Reviewer: M E Carter Signed
Date: 03/19/2014 Title: Chapter 42: Chapter 41

So...wow. The fact that you begin this part of your story after the events of ST:TMP is further evidence of your extraordinary writing instincts and skill. (As though we needed any!) This is like eavesdropping on Kirk's thoughts as he tries to make sense of recent events, and it's satisfying and lovely. More, please! Take pity on starving people suddenly within sight of food....

Reviewer: M E Carter Signed
Date: 05/27/2014 Title: Chapter 45: Chapter 44

How wonderful to have back-to-back updates, and beautiful chapters as usual. I am hoping that Spock's seven-day leave involves getting to the crux of his problem, and I have my own theory about where Kirk is going. On the other hand, I haven't yet guessed right about any "Spice" plot elements, so I await future chapters with baited breath...also as usual!



Author's Response:

I do a big, flaily fangirl whoop every time I see I have a review from M E Carter. Just thought you should know that :-) I'm very interested to know what your theory is about where Kirk is going! And on that note, I'd better go post Chapter 45...

Reviewer: M E Carter Signed
Date: 05/27/2014 Title: Chapter 46: Chapter 45

Never have I felt more privileged at being the beneficiary of someone's good behavior. This is an incredibly beautiful and moving chapter; the quality of your writing continues to be simply amazing. Wonderful imagry throughout, and it feels as though you penetrate to Kirk's very soul. The complexity of his emotion is so beautifully done and his feelings about Lori seem utterly believable. This is gorgeous, and pretty much says it all:

So if she’s going to let him go, if he’s going to let her go, then it has to be for this. This is the only real memorial he can give her now: to make sure that he didn’t throw away what they had for no good reason. Nothing else is worthy of a woman like Lori Ciana.

Hey! I guessed right about Kirk going back to Idaho. (Though I did not envision his visit to San Diego, which was perfect.) And I was trying not to wish too much that Spock might join him there, so Kirk's anticipation throughout the chapter and then the ending...simply and utterly delicious, and painful as only the promise of imminent and excellent K/S can be. I think it's safe to say that your many readers will be holding their collective breath for the next chapter.

Love the Japanese poetry fragment. And kudos for the solitaire reference, which was not only effective for the story, but perfectly accurate. (As an avid birder, I notice these things....) Brava all around!



Author's Response:

All praise is due to the fantastic website of the Boise National Forest (and how BADLY do I want to visit this area after researching the chapter?) for their mention of the solitaire as a winter visitor to this part of the Rockies. So, so pleased to have got this detail right - thank you! I've been calling these chapters my Good Behavior Trilogy over on AO3, and with a bit of luck, they've inspired me to turn over a new leaf (I've said that before, of course, but I've been writing like a crazy lady all week on Chapter 46, so there's a chance that I might actually have reformed this time!). I love that you guessed right about Idaho! And I'm really pleased that paragraph worked. It was one of the first bits of the chapter to be written, with the rest kind of falling into place around it and a few other lines here and there, mostly involving Lori (I always suspected she'd be a major presence in this chapter; I hate to let her go), so it has a lot of meaning for me. Again, thank you - for reading and for your comments.

Problem Child by TDazz Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 75]
Summary:

David Marcus is a problem child.

He's smart, charming, fearless, resourceful, full of mischief. In short, he is his father's son. And now since his mother died, he's Jim's problem.

The biggest problem is that he's eight, and Jim and Spock have been together for ten years.


Inspired by Mistylake26's challenge: An Unexpected Delivery.

Rating kicks in at chapter 3.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: David Marcus
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: None
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Established Relationship
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: An Unexpected Delivery
Series: None
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 68111 Read Count: 56463
[Report This] Published: 02/18/2013 Updated: 08/21/2013
Reviewer: M E Carter Signed
Date: 07/15/2013 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11

It's long past time that I let you know how much I love your writing, so thought I would start with this wonderful story. There is so much to admire: believable plot, emotional complexity, and a writing style that's straightforward and yet perfectly descriptive. I also think your command of these characters is flawless, which makes reading a genuine pleasure. Thanks, and I look forward to more!



Author's Response:

Thank you for the praise.  I really appreciate it.

Another Heartbeat by eimeo Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 12]
Summary:

A one-shot that takes place in the days after the final showdown of Into Darkness.

Thanks to Carleen for beta-reading!


Categories: Fiction
Characters: McCoy, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: None
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2031 Read Count: 8988
[Report This] Published: 05/25/2013 Updated: 05/25/2013
Reviewer: M E Carter Signed
Date: 08/21/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Another Heartbeat

Just a belated thank-you for this beautiful story, which is another example of your amazing ability to get inside a character’s head. You don’t simply tell us what Spock is thinking; you enable us to feel it right along with him. Uhura’s characterization also rings true, and this break-up scenario is both moving and utterly believable. Spock’s actions in STID certainly speak much louder than words; it’s not at all surprising that Nyota sees the handwriting on the wall!

One might speculate that this story hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves because you’re not known as an Abrams-universe writer. I would argue that you inhabit this Spock every bit as much as you do the TOS version. I heartily second the request for a continuation of this story. (Post-“Spice” of course!)



Author's Response:

Thank you so much! I'm absoltely thrilled to read this. I do find the reboot guys harder to write, but they have such amazing chemistry in the new film that I just couldn't NOT! Though my heart will always belong to TOS, of course.

There is a continuation planned but it got stalled halfway through the next segment and, well, Spice is being a bit of an attention-hogger right now! But it will happen - how can I resist a sickbay "Jim", regardless of the universe? :-)

Thank you again! I'm so pleased you enjoyed it.

Watching Stars by museaway Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

It took Gol to force Spock's hand. There is time for them.

Or, in which a heartbroken Jim spends shore leave on New Vulcan.

(This is Jim/Spock Prime, so there is a major age difference. If that squicks you, don't read. FWIW,  I consider this an R rating for non-explicit sex in front of a fireplace. While I intended this to be an optimistic story, apparently everyone at AO3 cried. So, you've been warned about that too. Spoilers for Star Trek Into Darkness.)


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Sarek
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash, Kirk/Spock!Prime Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, First Time, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: Spock Prime
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6226 Read Count: 4107
[Report This] Published: 06/27/2013 Updated: 06/27/2013
Reviewer: M E Carter Signed
Date: 11/19/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

So…Kirk/Spock Prime. Not always my cup of tea, but it definitely works for me in this incredibly moving story. I reread it the other day and was blown away all over again by the spot-on characterizations and dialogue, which give the story such emotional depth. Jim so clearly has fallen in love with the younger Spock; but in that wonderfully artless way of his (and in the face of his first officer’s apparent reluctance), it’s equally clear that he can’t help being drawn to whom he recognizes as another version of the same beloved person.  I love that it’s Jim who initiates their sexual intimacy and that Spock tries to advise caution, and likewise that this emotionally mature Spock is willing to surrender to his own emotional needs even as he understands the limitations of what he and Jim can share. His longing for his own Kirk is a perfect counterpoint to Jim’s desire for the younger Spock. This tension makes their coming together so very poignant. When Jim tells him “I want you both,” it just breaks my heart.

Your portrait of the young Spock – protective, conflicted, not knowing quite what to do with his feelings for Jim – is beautifully understated. In fact, the entire story exemplifies the “show, don’t tell” writing model. The marvelous details of what each character does and says enable the reader to feel what they are feeling. The ending is lovely, hopeful yet with enough uncertainty to give the reader room to imagine how things might be resolved. I admire stories that are allowed to end this way…which is not to say that I wouldn’t love to know for sure what happens next!



Author's Response:

I choked up reading your comments. I'm really honored, and I want to thank you very much for giving this story a chance despite the pairing. I'm so glad you found the ending hopeful. It's a melancholy story, but I felt that everyone was okay in the end, and I'm happy it worked for you. That you re-read this means so much to me. Thank you a million times over. 

(Also, it was wonderful to meet you!)

Phoenix by museaway Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 20]
Summary:

When Spock contracts a rare life-threatening disease, Jim rushes to Vulcan to care for him. Concerned about possible biological warfare, Starfleet sends McCoy for answers. But when Jim starts displaying symptoms of a disease which should only be fatal to Vulcans, the search for the real culprit begins.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Carol Marcus, McCoy, Sarek
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Established Relationship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): Hurt Spock
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: Phoenix
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 24487 Read Count: 7646
[Report This] Published: 08/08/2013 Updated: 08/08/2013
Reviewer: M E Carter Signed
Date: 08/11/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

What a marvelous story! Everything about it feels right: the characterizations, the premise, the excellent writing. The balance between hurt/comfort and the whodunit plot elements is perfect. I especially loved the scenes of Spock’s first hospitalization; the tenderness between them is just lovely and absolutely in character. I also like the idea that being bonded does not guarantee perfect communication or preclude the possibility of misunderstandings. While this helped advance the plot, it also added depth to your portrayal of their longstanding relationship.

As for the villain, I was feeling more and more uneasy about Sylak as the story progressed, but then was completely surprised by the revelation that “he” actually was Janice Lester. A great plot twist! Thanks for sharing a real keeper.



Author's Response:

Thank you so much for reading! I was nervous writing this, because it was my first TOS story of any length, so I'm thrilled you liked the characterizations. I watched the TOS films in depth to try and get the voices right! Initially, I had delusions of this being an infidelity story; but as I got writing, it seemed more plausible that they might simply grow apart (or believe themselves to have grown apart). That way, everything could be mended, but it still allowed an exploration into the limitations of being bonded, that proper communication was still necessary for their relationship to be successful.

I'm so happy the plot twist wasn't a total cliche! I feared it had been done to death, but I loved the idea of using her as the villain. When I first outlined this, I still had a few episodes of TOS to watch. I had a blank space in the outline for Sylak's identity, and then I watched Turnabout Intruder. My jaw dropped, and this happened.

Thanks again -- your comment just made my day! 

Dream Deferred by TDazz Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 78]
Summary:

Jim has been having disturbing dreams, but it doesn't seem all that unusual, given everything that has happened in the last year. In an act of compassion, Spock attempts to help Jim calm his mind by melding with him, but something goes awry.

S/U and K/M to start with, then maybe some K/S/M at some point...

Beware: het ahead.

Written in response to Nocturnal Nightengale's challenge Consequences of a Mind Meld


Categories: Works in Progress
Characters: McCoy, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: None
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: None
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: Major character death
Series: None
Chapters: 19 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 80419 Read Count: 31663
[Report This] Published: 09/21/2013 Updated: 01/27/2014
Reviewer: M E Carter Signed
Date: 09/24/2013 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 2

I was excited to see that you've started a new story and already am well and truly hooked. Loved the prologue with its insights into Spock's Academy experience. I like the suggestion that as a young cadet he was neither an outcast nor a snob, but of necessity learned to coexist with his fellow cadets and sometimes had to slog through the rough patches the same as everyone else.

 

The quality of his relationship with Uhura is sad, but so believable. And Jim's dreams/borrowed memories...very intriguing. Can't wait to see where this story goes!



Author's Response:

Thank you! 

 

I'm glad you liked the Academy experience.  I figured that part of the point of being a cadet is having to slog through rough patches (even if the instructor has to invent a patch that would kill another cadet...)  

Reviewer: M E Carter Signed
Date: 10/01/2013 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 3

I love that your stories always involve such inventive twists and turns. The direction of the plot may seem obvious, but then…nope! Off it goes in a different direction, and I’m more than happy to follow. While I generally don’t seek out het to read, I can’t complain when it’s as well done as this. Kirk/McCoy is not usually my cup of tea, but it does at least seem plausible in this universe. And of course I get the feeling that things might not be quite what they seem....

Jim’s visit to the science lab was just charming; nice insight into his character as well as that of his crew. Plus the Omaha joke absolutely cracked me up. (Am not an Iowan myself, but I did go to college there many moons ago!)



Author's Response:

Thank you!  I'm glad you enjoy my twists and turns ;-)  I'm also flattered that you'll give me a chance even when het and K/M isn't your cup of tea.  I hope you're not disappointed.

Reviewer: M E Carter Signed
Date: 10/01/2013 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 4

OK, this chapter is very cool…and very hot! The blending of the K/M and S/U encounters gave a real sense of Jim and Spock’s memory/telepathy entanglement, and now I really want to know exactly what’s going on….



Author's Response:

Thank you!  That was exactly what I was going for.  Glad it worked ;-)

Reviewer: M E Carter Signed
Date: 10/04/2013 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 5

Another wonderful chapter – such a perfect blend of angst, hurt/comfort, sci-fi plot, and a touch of humor. Poor Jim is so miserable, and how very interesting that McCoy’s reassurance (loving though it is) just doesn’t seem to help.

It was neat seeing Spock interact with other Vulcans, and I thought he showed admirable restraint while they stood around discussing him as though he wasn’t there. Patience, indeed! I also loved Jim’s reunion with Spock Prime (I’d been hoping he would show up), not to mention McCoy’s reaction, and I can’t wait to see what happens when the two Spocks get together.



Author's Response:

I hope you won't be disappointed.  Thanks for commenting!