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Reviewer: FalseBill Signed [Report This]
Date: 18 Sep 2013 23:48 Title: Chapter 1

Wow that is a nice bit of Mirror Scotty lore (and yes I must read one minute) how the memories of those adopt children that he got to know so well and care for give him strength and drive to survive the worst of George Kirk mind games and retain a sense of identity and his teeth.

The sadness and bitterness that fill this version of Scotty from his lost of his surrogate family is well written as always and you do your usual top job of making me sympathies and understand this version of twisted Scotty.
The harst truth of to love and lose seek into this story and it a very satisfactory short character piece on the mirror Scotty.

Author's Response: Thank you. He lost in the end, but he put up a Hell of a fight beforehand.

Reviewer: TemplarSora Signed [Report This]
Date: 13 Sep 2013 02:40 Title: Chapter 1

God what a scene...

I can remember in ESPG how defiant Scotty was, how much he didn't care what happened or even if he died, as long as he made George a failure and kept Jenna and the kids - his family - safe. I don't think it was ever apparent until that moment just how much they meant to him, but this shows just what they meant to him. I know all to well about walking for hours to get a baby to go to sleep...I couldn't imagine having to do it for one that wasn't mine, and at that age, too. Scotty really was more of a man than a teenager. How very noble and selfless of him to refuse to leave them in an orphanage.

And then Jenna, who up to now (in all the little shorts I'm reading now) had been so close to him she could have probably been his wife. This love, this strength, this passion.

ESPG has George saying he had a "conversation" with Jenna, and that that broke Scotty. I can only imagine the horrors he witnessed...and wonder if they involved the children at all as well. Certainly be traumatic enough to kill anyone inside.

But this...this fire, this defiance. Even in the shadow, this is burning, guiding everything he does to bring the empire down or die trying.

Author's Response: I don't know how noble or selfless it was, quite, but I do know it was heartfelt. I wrote this when my children were the ages of Josh and Kayla, so I was definitely in the moment when I did. And yes, he and Jenna were practically married. No, even George drew the line at touching the children, but yes, what he did to Jenna killed that boy. It took a week and it took Jenna -- George couldn't break him without her. Thanks so much for the review!

Reviewer: kes7 Signed [Report This]
Date: 02 Nov 2010 01:12 Title: Chapter 1

Ouch.   A painful but beautiful story of the love of a good man for his surrogate children.

Author's Response: Thank you. It was hell to write it; I'm glad it hits home.

Reviewer: Terilynn Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 26 Jun 2009 01:38 Title: Chapter 1

Beautifully crafted and, not unlike your other work, surgically adept at striking at the very heart of things. An insight I wasn't sure existed before now...and even more tragic. damn, I love this character.

Author's Response: He is definitely a tragedy. He may be a villain or a hero; a monster or a martyr. No one knows. But he is a tragedy regardless. Thank you, thank you for the comment!

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