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Reviewer: SLWalker Signed [Report This]
Date: 25 Jul 2013 04:09 Title: 'The Kestrel spreads her wings'

Oh Captain. They just might speculate for the next ten years what each of you were thinking going out on this one. I am glad he was slightly more gentle with Noah here. And that Molly was gentle with them, too.

And then you have the shuttle and the cross conversation. Which is pretty cute and funny and also endearing.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed [Report This]
Date: 31 May 2013 15:48 Title: 'The Kestrel spreads her wings'

And so we have our ship launch and, in classic McGregor fashion, it’s not even remotely close to “by the book.” McGregor gets to the ship, gets to the bridge, and does so stealing a shuttle (called it, McGregor!) and he and Molly are both dancing around things one needs to tell another. Judith calling the new ensigns to the bridge for the launch was a nice, sentimental touch, but McGregor does away with that pretty quickly once he gives the order to launch and the proceeds to leave the bridge.

Poor Noah. He probably was having a bit of a flashback to the last time he was on the bridge and McGregor left it when he called out. The way McGregor put him into place with the fake, it’s gonna be history speech was kinda funny but tinged with some wincing too as Noah, once again, seems to be the target of McGregor’s ire. I’m still rolling with the theory that McGregor’s got a axe to grind with the boy’s granddad as the way he just keeps going at him … well, seems overkill to me.

Nonetheless, McGregor gets away from that moment and heads down, with Judith in tow, to have himself a drink. I wonder what the two will talk about.  

Reviewer: PSGarak Signed [Report This]
Date: 29 Sep 2009 23:23 Title: 'The Kestrel spreads her wings'

Aha! Theft it was, then! I figured he'd do something like that. Poor Molly. I imagine she does take a lot of time cleaning up after the Captain, so to speak.

After what Noah went through, who can blame him for feeling a sense of dread? They weren't even away from ship dock, and he went through hell. I do hope in time he's able to accomplish something that gives him more confidence.

I liked the contrast between McGregor's been there, done that a thousand times and Noah's wide eyed first time expectations. To weathered officers, new recruits must seem hopelessly green. Enjoyable chapter!

Author's Response:

And I think Noah comes off as incredibly/especially green, especially in contrast to the likes of someone as 'weathered' as McGregor. He'll have to step up to the mark sooner or later but he probably has good cause to have a dread about what lies ahead.

And yes, McGregor is definitely not adverse to pulling such a stunt or leaving Molly to mop up his mess. She really is his saving grace. I think deep down he appreciates her but I doubt he'd show or admit it. After all, he's not like to admit to making any mistakes or messes! Ha!

Reviewer: Starfire Signed [Report This]
Date: 06 Aug 2009 13:27 Title: 'The Kestrel spreads her wings'

Leg it out of town before the starbase notices a shuttle missing ... I'll have to remember that one *gigle*

Author's Response:

Well technically he was owed one. Albeit not that one! I have a feeling your Tahlinni wouldn't tolerate such activities from his captains! I guess McGregor just saw it as buy one refit get one shuttle free.

Reviewer: Anna Amuse Signed [Report This]
Date: 15 Jul 2009 09:48 Title: 'The Kestrel spreads her wings'

SO now he stole a shuttle? I am constantly amazed at this man's ability to continue to have his way with whatever or whoever's out there. It really is something. :D

Author's Response:

Acquired with expedition,  Anna! He merely likes to save on the red tape, really he's being efficient and kind in many ways, ha ha! Besides, even with a mission shuttle, I think Georgetown will be only to happy to see the back of McGregor. And why does McGregor get away with this sort of stuff? Hmmm ...

Reviewer: SLWatson Signed [Report This]
Date: 09 May 2009 18:29 Title: 'The Kestrel spreads her wings'

I'm with Noah on the dread. LOL! Your McGregor is an intimidating SOB, in his continuously Ahab style. I like the irreverence you treat the Kestrel's launch with, too; for old hats like these, it really wouldn't be anything brand new and exciting. Good work!

Author's Response:

Yeah Mcgregor and co. are ole hands at this stuff. So not much of a big deal for them. Though nice of Judith to recognise it as a moment for the ensigns, I thought. I'm sure McGregor didn't mean to be intimidating! Hmmm, well maybe just a little. Thanks for the review Steff.

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