Date: 24 Feb 2015 10:34 Title: Chapter 30
A good ending. I'm glad that Spock and T'pavan both now acknowledge their bonding. "Thee is my wife" says it all. I'm also glad that Spock has taken an interest in his young daughter to the point of being "eager to discover all about her". He may think of his shipmates as family, but now there is another claim on him.
I think he should get rid of that branding scar. The memory will always remain with him, and that is more than enough to bear. In this regard he is unsure of his own reasoning. Perhaps he has left it as a reproach to T'pavan, knowing that someday she will look upon it. And remember.
Author's Response: Another succinct review....where you've picked up on all the hints I dropped. I'd like to thank you for sticking with the story to the end and being such a great reviewer. :)
Date: 24 Feb 2015 06:46 Title: Chapter 29
Wow. Spock's request did not seem at all unreasonable, but it will have terrible repercussions for T'pavan.
I enjoyed this ancient Vulcan ceremony--with all its nuances--as much as I did the first, and look forward to the final chapter.
Date: 23 Feb 2015 10:37 Title: Chapter 28
His heart exploded? That does not sound good, even for a Vulcan. Well, it looks as if this story is approaching a final resolution, but will Spock be there to appreciate it?
Author's Response: Would I kill off my favourite Vulcan when he has suffered so much?
Date: 23 Feb 2015 07:27 Title: Chapter 26
So Kor grows wise to T'pavan's silent conversation with her child, and separates them. The girl is definitely her father's daughter, and I'm glad that she physically resembles him. Yes, those eyes.
T'pavan shows her mettle and attacks the Klingons like a mother le-matya. Then rescue arrives.
Date: 23 Feb 2015 06:35 Title: Chapter 24
Ah yes, his friends' easy banter and affection is like a balm to Spock in his wounded state. Then he mentally contacts T'pavan and thinks of "their" daughter as he searches for clues to locate them. T'pavan is fully aware of the pain she has caused him, and to her credit she apologizes.
Date: 22 Feb 2015 13:15 Title: Chapter 23
So glad that Spock is rescued, but I'm thoroughly confused. It's the part where McCoy says, "Don't blame Jim. He knew as much about it as you did." To what is he referring? Knew as much about what?
Now let's find T'pavan and her daughter and get the heck out of here.
Author's Response: McCoy is referring to the trick of making everyone think Spock had killed Kirk: “I’m sorry for the subterfuge, Mr. Spock, but it was necessary. It gave us the time we needed.” “Don’t blame Jim, Spock.” McCoy added. “He knew as much about it as you did.” “You can see the logic of what we did, can’t you?” Kirk asked quietly, covering his own pain.
Date: 22 Feb 2015 10:22 Title: Chapter 22
Spock's tormentors have left him for a bit and he is hanging on. Barely. I wonder what sort of drug he has ingested? With these Klingons, it's one thing after another. But I have a feeling that their fun is about to end.
Date: 22 Feb 2015 06:40 Title: Chapter 20
I never expected T'pavan to be there. Did she reallly believe that the Klingons wouldn't hurt him? Now it looks like it will be her turn, unless rescue comes soon.
Early on I suspected that the child was Spock's, but somehow I thought the age was wrong.
Author's Response: T'Pavahna is seven...but is that Earth years or Vulcan years? :)
Date: 21 Feb 2015 11:02 Title: Chapter 17
Oh my gosh. Things do not look at all good for Spock. Kor is diabolical. I don't know how Spock will be able to hold out against this. A self-imposed trance, perhaps? If only he has enough strength of mind to do it.
Date: 21 Feb 2015 10:17 Title: Chapter 16
Kirk is very much alive and rising to the challenge. Meanwhile, Spock's situation has gone from bad to worse. I wonder how he is getting along with Scotty right about now?
Author's Response: You're a very quick reader! LOL! I thought a couple of chapters would keep you going....but it seems not! Posted a couple more.
Date: 21 Feb 2015 10:06 Title: Chapter 15
Wow. Kirk dead? Somehow I think he isn't. Perhaps a quick ruse on McCoy's part to get the captain to safety. But now the chief engineer is in command of the bridge, and he is one unhappy Scotsman closing in on Mr. Spock. I am sure that Spock would like to help him, but will that devilish implant allow it?
Date: 21 Feb 2015 06:25 Title: Chapter 14
I'm a bit surprised that Kirk would even consider blaming the strain of Spock's hybrid nature for this. Yes, why would such a strain make Spock consort with the enemy?
"He could be dangerous," McCoy says. A bit of an understatement. He should have mentioned that evidence of surgery above the ear, but alas, Spock arrives at the bridge and takes the upper hand. It would be nice if Starfleet captains had easy access to a phaser on the bridge...
Author's Response: Many thanks for your continued reviews...and their insightful nature. :) I'm so pleased you are enjoying this story.
Date: 21 Feb 2015 05:55 Title: Chapter 13
Several turnabouts here. Spock is nearing the end of his rope. He needs to be immobilized and treated, stat, but now he is running loose with a phaser. Thankfully, McCoy knows what is causing the problem, even if that implant's purpose is still a mystery.
Date: 20 Feb 2015 13:55 Title: Chapter 11
I was hoping that Spock would arrive at sickbay in obvious distress, so that McCoy would know at once that something was seriously wrong. But now the Klingon implant has the upper hand again. I certainly hope that the doctor's instruments will reveal it. McCoy needs to get over his glee and get down to business before it's too late for Spock.
I await your next installment in this captivating tale.
Date: 20 Feb 2015 08:20 Title: Chapter 10
That was some confrontation between Spock and the engineer. I was a bit surprised by Scotty's use of the derogatory term "green-blooded". From McCoy, yes, but Scott?
I am hoping that Spock makes it to sickbay without causing more Klingon mischief. Thank goodness that he was able to reverse his sabotage of the control panel.
Date: 20 Feb 2015 07:08 Title: Chapter 9
Poor Spock is dealing with the aftereffects of his implant, but doesn't understand what is happening to him. I'm glad that at least McCoy is aware of a problem. This upcoming conversation between Kirk and Spock ought to be interesting.
Date: 19 Feb 2015 14:15 Title: Chapter 8
She drugged him. I thought that Spock was drinking too much as it was. T'pavan has quite an effect on him. Though she has done a terrible thing, it was for the sake of her daughter.
Will Spock be able to withstand the transputer's urging?