Date: 08 Dec 2013 14:48 Title: Chapter 1
Wow, very nice description, trekfan - not just of the crystal mountain and the harsh, unforgiving alien world the class is visiting, but of Bethany's discomfiture, and her friend's willingness to help ease that burden. It seems that even in the future, teenagers will be teenagers, right down to the boys ogling Bethany and her desire to have that jacket, climactic conditions notwithstanding, in an effor to 'fit in,' to emulate the trends the other teenage girls adhere to, even if it's not right for her. I'm glad she was able to distance herself from that crowd, and enjoy the pristine beauty of the planet as the field trip participants were meant to do.
Date: 20 Aug 2013 02:59 Title: Chapter 1
First off, poor Bethany. Jess sends hugs her way; she knows that same feeling very well.
But wow, that was an absolutely beautiful mountain/cave you came up with. I could picture the molten center of the crystal glowing and flowing all around her, maybe even dulled to a somewhat purple color by the blue crystal (which makes the image even more surreal and amazing). Pretty awesome job! I might have to ask to steal - err, borrow - that planet, lol.
And yes, totally worth it.