Date: 22 May 2014 19:58 Title: Scotty
Ah yes, I do think Scotty has a soft heart when it comes to the lassies. Well-written, as always. It makes me wonder how deep a friendship he might want to pursue with Chapel? Of course it's doomed from the start, thanks to our clueless, magnetic Vulcan.
Date: 22 May 2014 01:22 Title: Kirk
This is so very much what Scotty would do around a 'bonny lass'. I think it fits his character perfectly. He was one character with two very distinct sides to his personality--the business side, where he was a professional, in every sense of that word, and the more playful side--which we see here.
Date: 22 May 2014 00:16 Title: Scotty
Awww. Sweet in its own way but telling how Scotty sees it and assesses her on her friendliness and personal side. The fact he feels comfortable around someone medical is an achievement (of course at this stage I'm usually imagining Steff's Scott who is so adverse to anyone medical).
Date: 21 May 2014 09:13 Title: McCoy
Ah, there's the southern doctor we know and love. I couldn't help it; I read this in the same drawl he would speak with, it flowed so naturally. But just the few little picks here and there seem to make his line in TMP complaining about her being a full doctor now that much more expected. This was great, thank you for not making us wait till day 7 for this! lol
Date: 21 May 2014 08:45 Title: McCoy
Love how McCoy used every moment of interacting with Chapel to assess her abilities and suitability. He would have the most naturally high expectations of Chapel but of course his manner and mode of testing would be so very McCoy and how much of it was pre planned smarts on his part and much was opportunity shows the mix of e man. He's a funny sort after all. Loved this of course. And Chapel seemed savvy to knowing how to deal with McCoy so that shows her skills too. Lastly, she plain just did her super able job as best as she could which was always going to impress McCoy. Looking forward to tomorrow's entry.
Date: 21 May 2014 04:24 Title: McCoy
I always felt that McCoy cared for and respected Chapel. She was treated so much more like an equal than an underling - pretty rare for American television in the 60s, for a female nurse to be the equivalent of a male doctor (and not 'shipped with him, either).
Date: 21 May 2014 03:55 Title: McCoy
Love this. He's a curmudgeon, but a lovable one. Of course, McCoy, as you know, is one of my favorite characters, both to read and to write. I think McCoy, out of everyone, would have the highest expectations of Christine, as he would be working with her directly, and would want someone who had both the skill to back him up and the nerve to stand up to him, but also the foresight to bite her tongue when necessary and not allow his temper to get to her.
Date: 20 May 2014 21:03 Title: Kirk
I recently viewed this episode for the first time in years, and I was actually wondering what Kirk was thinking about Chapel and her commitment--or lack thereof. Your story does a good job of zeroing in on his concerns. I bet he noticed that she was a very good-looking woman, too! I'm looking forward to your next installment.
I must admit, that episode was on my mind when I wrote Kirk's part. The fact that, at the end when she'd learned of Roger's fate, it was Kirk who convinced her to stay, made me think he must have seen something in her beyond a woman searching for her fiance. Otherwise, he'd have been quite happy to let her go after the incident on Exo III.
Date: 20 May 2014 18:50 Title: Spock
What a lovely continuation you have here LBD. I could see Spock trying to keep everything in check.
Cannot wait to see what you come up with for Day #4.
Thanks, zeusfluff. We'll start to see more of Christine's character, and inner strength as the ficlets go on.
Date: 20 May 2014 18:40 Title: Spock
Spock, you clueless Vulcan fool. :-D
I really liked seeing this through his eyes, overthinking an encounter ... it makes sense given his previous experience that he'd be hypersensitive now, but it's still interesting to see him try to analyze this and make an action plan.
I think the previous encounter with Leila, and the mistakes he made that led to hurting her so severely, are what make this situation so scary for him. He is bound and determined not to repeat the mistakes of the past, but doesn't understand the concept of 'you can't help who you love,' and doesn't realize that he doesn't have to do anything if Christine has already decided she's in love with him.
Date: 20 May 2014 18:24 Title: Spock
Oh, Spock. Love at first sight is a thing, my friend. Nurse Chapel indeed has the hots for you and you two would be good together, but life has different paths for you both. A great, logical view on things here: nothing like a little self-denial to ease any unpleasant thoughts, huh? ;)
Psst! I don't think he gets the love at first sight thing - at all. Not logical, you see. ;-)