Date: 07 Jun 2013 00:54 Title: Counseling Session
Loved it, Mistral. Almost the ship's side of what Kirk expressed in the episode 'The Naked Time' while under the effect of the Psi 2000 virus. Interesting that each thinks the other is demanding, and doesn't truly love them (I give...she takes...she won't permit me my life). Interesting to see this from a fresh (albeit unexpected) perspective.
Date: 09 Sep 2011 02:20 Title: Counseling Session
Awww...that was really quite something. Here I was expecting a sort of "metafic," where we broke the fourth wall and a character started complaining about her author, but instead what we got is a truly tender look at the relationship between the Enterprise and Kirk.
Even though it flies in the face of your description of him, for some reason I started getting the Morgan Freeman vibe about Heinreich. I think it's the quiet gravitas you imbued him with.
I'm wondering, have you ever read Diane Duane's book The Wounded Sky? In a lot of ways, this feels like it would make a very natural prequel for the scene we see during the first two inversion experiences where Kirk actually becomes the ship and experiences its perspective as a sentient being.
I get the feeling your Enterprise (no bloody A, B, C, or D) would get along very nicely with my Trager from the story "Sisterhood." And I am very glad that "she" did not suffer the fate of my Enterprise-D, to be asked truly unreasonable things and not be loved or cared about in return. That would've been a truly sad counseling session indeed.
I can only imagine, though what my Sherouk might say--talk about a loved ship! You know, thanks to this inspiration, I may well try to write that someday.
Good job! :-)
Author's Response: I have read Diane Duane but only barely remember that book. Thank you for the kind words...