Reviewer: lemonsherry Signed
Chapter 1: Complete Story
Oh my God, what an experience. This fic is now my go-to 'happy place'. I read Surrender a few months ago and was similarly stunned, but I've been hoarding your stories from myself since then because I want the experience of reading a mind-blowing work such as this for the first time to last as long as possible.
I can't believe you're so critical of this! Everything was perfectly crafted--the intrigue and mystery in the plot had me shaking my feet to burn off the anxiety created by the suspense and story-telling. At one point I had to stop and laugh at myself, because it felt like I was watching a super-charged action movie in a theater.
Spock's pining during the majority of the fic was DELICIOUS. I've always knew 'pining' was one of my things, but this took it to another level. Just your descriptions of his feelings gave me such visceral emotional reactions, It almost felt like they were sex scenes. Kind of emotional porn in the best way, lol.
But that culmination! And the physical connection. HOLY SHIT. I didn't know whether to cry or...do something x-rated. You so skillfully manipulate language that every single word hit me with such intensity, which sometimes I think will no longer be possible the more fic I read, but every once in a while I am reminded by a piece such as this that there's always amazing art and the accompanying experience somewhere.
This was incredible. During Spock's introspection I started doing some introspection of my own, and I think thats the wonder of your talent. You build everything around inherent human qualities, and so as a reader I just FELT along with your characters, and your writing almost forced me to feel each instance thoroughly.
Thank you so much for creating these stories, I wish I could have an endless fresh supply of your creations forever. That would make life pretty awesome and definitely more fulfilling.