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I began writing fanfic back in 2008 on the Omega Sector and haven't stopped since. I started out writing as a complete noob, but I like to focus on characters, OCs and canon (which I just recently started writing more) alike. Other than that, not much I can add here except how awesome this place is and I encourage you to join the forums (its a separate sign up, but totally worth it). Any other questions, feel free to ask me.


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The Revenant by Mistral    Rated: T      Reviews (11
Summary: When you leave the Nexus a piece of you stays behind. What part? And what happens if it gets out?
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Kirk, James T.
Genre: Horror
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 3796    Read Count: 901
[Report This] Published: 28 Jan 2009 Updated: 28 Jan 2009
Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 28 Jan 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

That was cool. Jim Kirk's essense without his conscious...no moral compass.

Great stuff.

Flawed Like Me by Terilynn    Rated: K+    Liked  Reviews (7
Summary: Star Trek: Heritage
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Next Generation, Expanded Universes
Characters: Riker, Cassidy, Riker, William
Genre: Drama
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Heritage
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1448    Read Count: 947
[Report This] Published: 28 Jan 2009 Updated: 28 Jan 2009
Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 24 Nov 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 of 1

I don't honestly know how I missed this story but damn ... that's just a perfect little scene to describe Cass. Well done, Terlynn, well done.



Author's Response: TF!! Wow! How nice of you! I love getting reviews, even so long after I've written a piece! Glad you enjoyed it. Cass will be getting more coverage as soon as I find a way out of a certain corner I've written her brother into. XD Sigh.

Business As Usual by infiniteviking    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (12
Summary: Oneshot. Humor. The Enterprise D seems to have been invaded by an alien life form, but all is not as it appears.....
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Next Generation
Characters: Ensemble Cast - TNG
Genre: Friendship, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 843    Read Count: 968
[Report This] Published: 28 Jan 2009 Updated: 28 Jan 2009
Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 28 Jan 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Business As Usual

LOL. Riker getting pranked...oh man, classic.

I can juts imagine Picard's face when Riker sprays him...oh boy!

Author's Response: Heee, me too. Glad you liked it!

Summary:

The Main Mirror Arc; from rebel to assassin to the end game, the Mirror version of Scott across the years. Pay attention to the dates, and you'll be fine.


Chapters: 15    Table of Contents
Categories: Mirror Universe
Characters: Scott, Montgomery (Mirror)
Genre: General
Warnings: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Violence
Series: Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace
Completed: Yes    Word count: 18896    Read Count: 20563
[Report This] Published: 29 Jan 2009 Updated: 14 Feb 2009
Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 29 May 2013 Title: Chapter 1: I. All Through the Night

Man, what an introduction to a very young Mirror Scott. I’m already clued on what happens to him down the line in some parts and in some ways, so reading this is like getting a glance back at the ghost Andy was talking about. Scott here had a heart, a big one, and his life is noticeably different than his primeverse counterpart. After all, the Empire is here and they’ve made life hell for the rebels.

But there are some constants in any universe and when it comes to Scotty, either Prime or Mirror, he’s two things: a brilliant engineering and one of the kindest human beings you’ll ever come across. Here, we see Mirror Scott functioning as an adult, at seventeen of all things (I’m still trying to figure it out and I’m in my 20s!) raising two younglings in space while trying to build a warp drive from scratch. Scotty is nothing if not an individual who rises to the challenge and he’s got a big one here.

Still, he’s so happy and it’s so sweet the way he deals with the kids. He cares for them greatly, loves them dearly, and loves Jenna just as much if not more. They’re a young brood, a young family operating in dangerous parts of space, but they’re together. I know this can’t possibly end well, based on how Mirror Scott turns out, but I hope they’re a chance at the end that Mirror Scott can find this feeling again.

My favorite part of the chapter (and there’s a lot of really good parts here) is when Scott talks about the orphanages and how the children there just become like shadows. This could be just me reading into it or maybe you mean to do it, but that’s exactly what Scott becomes later … a shadow. I wonder if it was intentional but whatever the case, it stood out to me. Moving on.



Author's Response: He's a lot different than the NV!Scotty at that age; this one had Cait's attention and love, had Robert's attention and love, even peripherally had Jay McMillan's. He knew who his biological father was. And that solid foundation gave him something the other Scotty, AotW!Scotty just couldn't have -- a safe bedrock to stand on. I've always been utterly fascinated on the nature v. nurture study of the two.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 29 May 2013 Title: Chapter 2: II. The Art of War

And we fast forward a bit to find Mirror Scott, in service aboard the Enterprise, under Spock’s command. We briefly meet Collins who I knew was going to die within the first three sentences. The dude was primed and ready to make an idiotic move and did he ever make one, killing himself by trying to kill Scott. That was unwise. The way Scotty just handled that guy, without any sort of hesitation, was priceless.

Well, at least in terms of figurative speech. In terms of what that cold efficiency cost Scott, it cost him something dear. He hints at it with his interactions with McCoy, who himself here is a wreck like most of the Mirror universe. McCoy has turned himself into a drunkard, an amusing and even more cantankerous version of the prime one, but he’s a sad man. Tired of writing letters, tired of telling lies and by and large Scott seems to have a bit of sympathy for him. These two and their interactions were my favorite part of the chapter overall.

But, the point here is that Scott sacrificed something greatly the last time he drank. Something bad happened the last time he drank. I don’t know, I can’t tell you for sure if it means Jenna and the kids suffered, but whatever it was it taught Scott a hard lesson.   



Author's Response: Not quite, with the drinking. He was caught when he was seventeen, but he was dead sober when it happened -- he'd had a few drinks when he had his birthday, but when else would he have time to drink? And, of course, after George Kirk finishes with him, he never touches the stuff again because he needs his reflexes.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 29 May 2013 Title: Chapter 3: III. Merciless

Gods, that was rough. Whatever happened was bad. The details sketched out by George Kirk, about what happened to the Bach, was pretty cut and dry. Their ship got cornered, they couldn’t escape, they self-destructed. George Kirk is a nasty piece of work, a man who takes his job seriously and takes pleasure from it. He’s not a nice man at all … but then, who really is in the Mirror universe. At any rate, it was good to see David McCoy here and it was a nice reference back to Scott’s last line of dialogue to McCoy in the previous chapter.

That’s how he knew David McCoy was a good man. Scott got the crud beat out of him and Jenna was used to break him. I hope she herself wasn’t hurt too badly but knowing George Kirk from what we see of him here, I bet she was hurt in some way. Whatever the case, Scott made a sacrifice here. But David McCoy stepped in and saved him it seems. Taught him how to be as cold and efficient as we see Scott later on.

It’s a tough job, working from the inside and trying to bring down the Empire from there. You have to do a lot of ugly things to get better results … or hopefully better results. We see a glimpse of Mirror Scott became what he is here. And it was a rough glimpse indeed.



Author's Response: ...not quite. Ci Bach survived. Their children survived. Jenna survived. What George Kirk did was far worse than killing her, you can't break a Scott that way. It woulda hurt horribly, but he would have had at least the knowledge she died with her boots on. No, he took her into the next room, and he raped her, and he tortured her, and he made sure Scott could hear it. And that was why he was trying to literally claw his way through the wall in One Minute, until it finally broke him. As for Jenna, she's still wearing the scars in the last part of the story.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 29 May 2013 Title: Chapter 4: IV. By the Numbers

Mirror Scott and his various sparse living quarters, traps and all. There were a number of really nice nods in this chapter, but the one that made me go “Oh, man,” was Andy. Oh, poor Andy. Scott ended him in a mercy killing and that had to be the man he was referring to. I’m saddened Scott doesn’t really call him by name but maybe that’s his own way of not dealing with the pain. I don’t know, as Andy’s feelings were stronger than Scott’s were and Scott never really reciprocated, but then he really did in other ways … I don’t know. But it made me all sad to remember Andy here and to see Scott remembers him too.

Scott’s toothpick is finally explained here, something that was referenced often in Andy’s tale, and now we finally know what that’s all about: ingenious, I must say, and again this is why he’s Scotty. That’s the mind of brilliance working and I really liked his thoughts on the good engineers, the ones who just wanted to do their jobs.

Scott has a big connection with the McCoy family here, from David to Leonard and now Joanna. What does it all mean? What did Joanna do to him or for him? Questions, questions … all the while Scott’s endgame is playing out. I expect this to get very interesting.  



Author's Response: Later on, go read 'One' again and look at the program name he gives. I once said that everything in him before 2239 belonged to Jenna. But whatever was left as a human heart in the man belonged to Andy to the very end. As to Leonard and Joanna? Mercy, I think.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 29 May 2013 Title: Chapter 5: V. Grace

And so ends David McCoy. I’m sure you told me about this before or perhaps I read it, but this scene seemed very familiar to me. It seems Scott’s fate in life to kill those who care about him most (wow, what a thought … how horrible that has to be) but clearly David did care. He just did what he had to help end the Empire and sacrificing what was left of Scott to make him into that walking weapon was just what he needed to do. It’s what he had to do.

The regret written here in David’s words, about his son and how much he missed of his life and what he will miss of his life to come, is sad. Despite David saying he has many regrets clear he has a few that hurt more than others. He did his best with what he had but letting his son get sucked into the Empire and turning Scott into that walking weapon are two of the deeper regrets.

Scott here operates as cold and efficiently as ever. I was hoping to see just a flicker of something but Scott’s ultimate move was his only move: complete the objective set before him and in this case that was ending David McCoy. This is before Andy has revived just a little of that humanity left in him it seems.

It’s a sad way for David McCoy to go but it’s a preferred method, especially since he’s dying anyway.

  



Author's Response: He doesn't give anything away, that Scott. And this takes place close to the first part of One Minute, though after it, so not quite yet. David was the one who fixed his hands after he'd been flashing back and tore them to pieces on the wall.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 29 May 2013 Title: Chapter 6: VI. Waiting

And so the two meet, Spock and Scott. I get the sense both are working towards the same goal (if we assume Mirror Spock took Prime Kirk’s words to heart) of bringing down the Empire. But Spock doesn’t know if he can trust Scott and Scott certainly has no indications that Spock is thinking of the same goal as he is. The two are operating with the same idea but are independent of one another.

That’s probably a good thing as seeing if one goes down the other will be completely free of blame. No doubt Spock wanted to come out and say it, right then, what he was planning to do. He obviously was leading up to that, asking Scott on his opinion on the other universe, but predictably Scott had none.

Scott is efficient and it’s inefficient to waste time thinking about a universe you can’t go back to and that can’t help you. These two are the most efficient, logical beings left in the fleet in their own way but Scott is pro at trusting his instincts, well honed I might say, then Spock is at trusting his. Spock’s instincts almost made him take a chance here.

The most disturbing thing about this chapter? Spock in command gold. Man, that’s hard for me to see.  



Author's Response: This is a favorite chapter of a lot of people. They are working... at cross-goals, I think, something similar but not quite parallel. Scott means to destroy the Empire. Spock means to tame and reform it. Similar, but not the same.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 29 May 2013 Title: Chapter 7: VII. Wraith

And so we see the end of Number One. She was Betazoid, that makes sense, and she was Pikes lover, which also made sense. I was wondering where Scott was when he let those people go and he was on Betazed, sadly being laid to waste by the Empire because they were “a threat.” That had to have been tough for Number One to swallow but it she faced the ultimate consequences with dignity.

Pike himself was pretty much a badass here. He knew what she did, knew how she had to be made an example of, and took care of it himself. Ultimately, that’s what it boils down to in this universe … you have to take care of the ones you love at the end. Don’t let monsters like George Kirk do it. Just take care of the ones you love by your own hand.

The interweaving plotlines with the Kirks and McCoys are just great stuff. I love it and enjoy it to no end. Scott killing Sam and George Kirk, then later Kirk transferring aboard to take revenge, as Pike had taken revenge on his family, was just poetic. I know Scott has to be involved with Kirk more … can’t wait to see how.  



Author's Response: Kirk is the only person Scott ever allies with. Jim Kirk, that is. If you can stomach it, Shards, Loyalties and Morning all explain why. Pike killed something in himself, when he killed Number One.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 29 May 2013 Title: Chapter 8: VIII. Vanish

Oh, Scott, you have a heart still! I know, maybe I’m reading into this, maybe it’s just me wanting Andy’s sacrifice to have revived some little bit of Scott, but here Scott is doing exactly what David wished he could for his own son: he’s getting McCoy out of Starfleet, sending him to the rebellion to be with his daughter. This was a nice move by Scott. The message about Joanna was for her to disappear. That would lead her father out there to come find her, to come after her, as Scott had to have known McCoy would: he’d been studying him for so long it must have been an easy conclusion to draw, right?

Maybe I’m making too much of this but I can’t believe Scott didn’t plan for it. He had to have planned for it. He knew what McCoy would do and he knew what he had to do to give the man the final push he needed to get out. Bones is going to find there’s a lot more family history for him in the Rebellion than there ever was in Starfleet. Scott has done his good deed and looked damn scary doing it, but it’s done. Now, the endgame has to be afoot … the Enterprise is where things are going down I feel.  



Author's Response: Nailed it. Part Andy, part the primeverse. He did plan it, he knew how it would go down, though he didn't know the exact timing. Hopefully before his end game.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 29 May 2013 Title: Chapter 9: IX. Patterns

Another one bites the dust, but this time by Kirk’s hand. You can’t blame Kirk for systematically eliminating everyone around Pike … it’s actually quite a brilliant strategy, especially with Pike in such a messed up state as he is (phaser overload burning half his body, nice work Kirk). I can’t blame Pike for taking out Kirk’s family either (or Scott doing it but he’s just a walking weapon, so maybe Kirk doesn’t blame him either). But there’s a lot of plotting and revenge here and Scott sees an opportunity to do greater things.

Through Kirk, he’ll be able to help end the Empire faster. Once Kirk gets command it’s simply a matter of time before Scott makes his play (as we see in the other chapters) and so, with little debate, Scott does the smart thing, the efficient thing, and joins with Kirk.

I wonder if Kirk is going to end Pike with the Tantalus Field. I wonder if that’s the real endgame here for Kirk or if he’s going to do the deed himself. It wouldn’t surprise me either way, really.

Favorite moment of the chapter had to be when Kirk just waltzed right around the dead body. No big deal, no thing, the deed was done and he was satisfied.   



Author's Response: I grew shockingly fond of Jim in this universe. He's bright and passionate, and shockingly idealistic. And he becomes the single only ally Scott ever made, again in part because of what Pike put him through. This Jim is surprisingly compassionate.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 29 May 2013 Title: Chapter 10: X. Watchtowers

Spock’s plan is now in motion. Spock has made quite a few changes to the Enterprise since he took over. McCoy’s disappearance has prompted Spock to move his plans up it seems and now, of all the things he can do, he still can’t get rid of Scott. It wouldn’t be logical. And that logic makes Spock predictable. It seems that Spock’s goals are not to do away with the Empire, but change it … not start fresh but try to fix what has been broken for so long. Scott’s an engineer and I’m pretty sure he’s determined by this point that the Empire can’t be fixed.

It has to be done away with. Now that the two goals are apparently separate, Scott is going to have to be extra careful. Spock knows something’s up but can’t act on it unless Scott gives him a good reason too … man, it’s a lot of machinations at work here. I wonder how Scott is going to end this all. He’s been working at it for so long it has to be big, right?

And I wonder what happened to Bones. I’d like to see him followed up on … I have a weakness for the good doctor.  



Author's Response: Oh, it's big. And you do get to see McCoy again, as you now know.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 29 May 2013 Title: Chapter 11: XI. Betrayals

Ah, a wonderful little bit here about Kirk’s first few years in command. It seems like Kirk, once got command, became an affable guy. Cruel to his enemies, nice to his crew, he seemed to genuinely enjoy being the captain. It seems like that enjoyment led him to denial … no one could be that nice and inspire that kind of loyalty. There was no way his crew wouldn’t try to kill him at least once. And they tried a few times and something in Kirk snapped.

He became that hating Kirk again, the one that had taken care of every obstacle in his way when he rose to power. It wasn’t a real surprise to see that come back but what he did to Sulu … wow. That was a surprise. That was the highlight of the chapter for me, Sulu’s scar story. Nasty, nasty stuff … poor Sulu. No wonder he was such a different being in the Mirror universe.

Kirk was beginning to lose it before the Halkan mission. He was beginning to be like Pike, who just shut himself off from the crew and isolated himself in order to make him feel safe. Kirk had the Tantalus Field, I guess he was safe in a way, but all those disappearances would have caught up to him.

I imagine Spock did when Mirror Kirk got back.  



Author's Response: I think Kirk always was affable, but good at doing what he needed to do. Command was always natural to him. And his own idealism broke him, here. And you nailed it. Him closing himself off could only lead to an ending. Oddly, I think Scott regretted that.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 29 May 2013 Title: Chapter 12: XII. One

Game over Spock. That’s the phrase that echoed in my mind as I read this chapter, as Scott continued prepared to make his play. Scott was in the know, knew Spock was here without orders, and knew this was his shot: his opportunity to bring down the Empire. It was going to come soon enough and here it is. And Scott’s plan involves using every design he ever submitted to the Empire, all for one glorious plan … whatever that plan is.

Spock has no clue what’s about to happen. He’s about to make a big move on his part but it has to fail. If we’re basing this off canon then in DS9 the Terran Empire falls and, no doubt, Scott’s plan has that effect on the Empire. If we’re going by canon than Scott’s plan also acts as the first domino to fall in preparing the way for the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance (and they’re awesome symbol of power).

I kinda wish that Scott’s plan doesn’t work, if we’re going by canon. The KCA is a bad, bad group of people that make the Empire pay a thousand times over. I mean, Scott’s plan has to work, right? Right?

You could throw in a twist though … reading on.  



Author's Response: It's definitely huge. Spock is a master chessman too. But he hasn't spent thirty years engineering the end of the Empire, either. XD Yes. Scott's actions, as well as Spock's, do lead to the KCA. Scott cripples the Empire, which allows Spock to take over; Spock turns it into a Republic, and it falls. Then we're in DS9. In the long game, does humanity eventually triumph? I don't know. But I'd like to hope so.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 29 May 2013 Title: Chapter 13: XIII. Echoes

And so we have the other side of the coin of “Mirror, Mirror.” I always wondered what happened aboard the USS Enterprise during that time, how Spock addressed the situation there. He had to have help in trying to get the crew back but that help had to have come from the mirrors. Judging by how they all behaved in that one brig scene, it didn’t seem like any mirror was in any shape to help Spock but Scott’s explanation of what he was trying to do (talk some sense into a clearly mad Kirk) makes a lot of sense in the context of this story.

So, Scott to see the primeverse Andy in that episode it seems. What a surprise that must have been to him. But those pictures seemed to be the driving force behind this final play, behind this final move by Scott. The last messages he sent out was Scott preparing the way for whatever came next, fail or not … you could almost hear the finality of it all. I think the last message was to Jenna. I don’t know if she’s still around or not, I don’t think Scott does either, but the last words he sends to her (or to whomever it is) are telling and sad.  



Author's Response: As I said, Scott actually had some... not affection for Kirk -- Jim Kirk -- but something. I think he did regret Kirk's descent to madness, and his death. Yes, Scott saw Scotty's life, and that this man who had once loved him lived here, and grew, and had a family, and was a part of this Scotty's life, even if in a wholly different way. And yes, the last message was to Jenna. He couldn't give Andy anything more, but he could offer Jenna closure.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 29 May 2013 Title: Chapter 14: XIV. Finality

Wow. What a master plan. Scott singlehandedly crippled the Empire in one swoop. One command built bit by bit over thirty long years. The masterstroke was amazingly executed and incredibly satisfying. But even at the end, Scott knew this wasn’t really enough. That there was no real way to undo the massive damage the Empire had done, that there was no way he could insure his actions would have guaranteed a better life.

“It’s too late” is pretty much the catchphrase for the mirror universe. There’s no saving it. There’s no fixing it. There’s no surviving it, really. It’ll just hurt you and go on hurting you. Spock and Scott’s final exchange was filled with such layered meanings. It wasn’t about that just one action, Spock’s question of “Was it worth it?” but about every action Scott ever took. Every action Spock himself took. And “no” was the answer.

Scott allowed himself to feel in those last moments, so profound his feelings had to have been after years of suppressing them. I mean … after everything that was done, everything that he did and others did to him, to finally pull this off and come away feeling like it was just a waste? I don’t know what to call that … some form of low level agony I guess, a numbness to everything.

But wow, what an ending for Scott and the Enterprise. A blaze of glory.

But in the end, it was too late.



Author's Response: I don't think Scott felt it was this one action that was the waste, though it clearly was, but that everything the Empire had wrought was the waste -- of lives, of joys, of everything good. It wasn't worth it. None of it should have ever happened, but it did, and that leaves only what you make of it, or break of it, and Scott wanted to end it.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 29 May 2013 Title: Chapter 15: XV. The Future

And so ends this tale of Mirror Scott. I suppose, at the end of it all, Scott’s actions weren’t justifiable. Looking at the long term and the disaster that would strike Spock and what remained of the Empire with the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance, Scott’s actions may have led directly to humanity become enslaved. But then again the Empire had it coming to them. Scott may have hastened the end but he may have been right to do so … get on with it already so a better life could be found. It’s a back and forth in me, a thought I can’t quite shake: was Scott helping or hurting?

He killed so many with his actions. He did a lot of damage. He didn’t bring down the Empire but he gave freedom so some worlds. He gave them that chance and maybe, in the end, the chance for freedom is worth anything. Certainly, I have a few characters who agree with Scott. Freedom is worth anything … even if it means having to do horrible things.

It was good to see McCoy again, good to see him sober and at work as a doctor again. Healing the sick and injured, caring for those less fortunate than himself. The ending to the story, with Jenna showing back up and the way Scott, the one who loved her so dearly, still lives on even after all these years … it was an appropriate ending with a great callback to that very first chapter, where we meet Montgomery Scott, the young not quite an adult engineer who has a happy life and a home. All that was taken from him. All he loved was cut out of him, some by the Empire and some by his own hand.

But he was still there, that Scott, in some form. Still living on.

Still singing that song. Well done, and a good read.  



Author's Response: It was definitely meant to get the gears turning. I don't know what to feel about him myself. Except that he is a tragedy. I love him, of course, but there's no absolution to be found for his actions. I don't know. I don't know if he made it better, or worse. I'll leave that for others to think and decide.

Exits in the Haze by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: M      Reviews (4
Summary: Past Featured Story

A prominent Cardassian rebel has been imprisoned on Bajor by a vedek of the “True Prophets,” and subjected to an awful degradation. Yet sometimes it is in weakness when one becomes strong...it all comes down to the choices that you make.

(January 2009 TrekBBS Writing Contest Runner-Up. “Exits in the Haze” takes place 18 years prior to “Sacrifice,” almost 19 years before "Captives' Ransom.”)


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Alternate Universes
Characters: Dukat, Skrain (SigCat), Dukat, Ziyal (SigCat)
Genre: None
Warnings: Adult Situations, Non-con, Violence
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--Catacombs of Oralius
Completed: Yes    Word count: 4798    Read Count: 1423
[Report This] Published: 29 Jan 2009 Updated: 29 Jan 2009
Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 23 May 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Exits in the Haze

So powerful. Dukat really did suffer there, didn't he? To be caged up like that and used as he was...I can understand now why he barely talks.

I'm glad to see he rescued Ziyal. I was really hoping he'd kill Vedek Tora before he left, but that would have drawn unecessary attention to him. Great story Nerys.



Author's Response:

Thank you very much for reading.

Yes...he suffered terribly.  And "used" is such an understatement for what was done to him.  That was a very, VERY hard thing for me to write, make no mistake.

I'm sure Dukat wanted to kill Vedek Tora...but a few things were at play there.  First off--Ziyal was his top priority.  Endangering her in any way was out.  (And one good thing about his religious beliefs: Ziyal may have some of Tora's genetics and features, but he knows she has her own soul.)  But secondly...awful as it was for him to admit to himself...she traumatized him VERY badly.  He just had to get OUT.

I will say that as compared to the Round Robin, in his own world and with people he knows...he talks a bit more than what you've seen in the RR environment.  But it definitely changed him--he IS quieter than before, no doubt about it.

Nothing Can Go Wrong by infiniteviking    Rated: K+    Liked  Reviews (11
Summary: Past Featured StoryThere are good days, there are bad days, and there are days that simply exist. TOS ensemble, first published online in 'Ampersand'.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Ensemble Cast - TOS
Genre: Drama, Friendship, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1713    Read Count: 1216
[Report This] Published: 29 Jan 2009 Updated: 29 Jan 2009
Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 01 Feb 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Nothing Can Go Wrong

This was really fun. I like the way it's put together, and the TOS cast come out just right. Heard their voices the entire way through.

Great job.



Author's Response: Yay, I'm delighted to hear it! Thank you!

Embers of the Fire by Gibraltar    Rated: M    Liked  Reviews (129
Summary: Past Featured Story

Part One of the Star Trek: Gibraltar series

Embers Cover Art

The aging starship Gibraltar is brought out of mothballs to assist in Federation humanitarian relief operations within Cardassian territory in the immediate aftermath of the Dominion War. The crew quickly discovers not everyone shares the Federation's vision for Cardassia's future.

 


Chapters: 14    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: Ensemble Cast - USS Gibraltar
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Warnings: Violence
Series: Star Trek: Gibraltar
Completed: Yes    Word count: 46818    Read Count: 29324
[Report This] Published: 30 Jan 2009 Updated: 07 Apr 2009
Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 26 May 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Whew...that was a whizbang chapter there.

Got to love the captain and certainly the Sojourner-what happened was obvioulsy a planned attack. Who or what is the question I have and I shall endeavor to find out!

 



Author's Response:

Yes, poor Sojourner certainly drew the short straw in that engagment.  Her crew undoubtedly deserved better.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 26 May 2009 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

Sandhurst frowned, “I’m going to need you to be a bit more vague.”

That line was just too funny. I loved it. Sandhurst is growing on me and reminds me greatly of my own captain in some ways.

I loved the confrontation with the XO and the Pava sighting.

Plus, connie refit bridge upgrade is a major WIN. Great chapter.



Author's Response:

Thanks!  Yes, this crew is going to have some interesting interactions as they come to know one another.

Glad you liked the bridge as we'll be seeing a lot of it. ;-)

Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 27 May 2009 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3

*whistles*

That doesn't look good-any Cardassian with a grudge is bad, but one from the Obsidian order...oh boy.

This just gets more interesting. Love the Ferengi-business over risk of death. Got to love that profit margin.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 28 May 2009 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4

And Sandhurst strikes! I like the characters and the way Sandhurst briefly goes over their history. Pleased me to no end to see he and Pava have a nice friendly convo.

Looks like the crew is getting ready and I look forward to their adventure.

Reviewer: trekfan Signed
Date: 22 Jun 2009 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5

WHOA. Man, pain and suffering abound here. Poor Starfleet folks, got pummeled in the opening round here.

I'm hoping Pava and the away team get some help, but man, I don't see a lot of good coming soon.



Author's Response:

Unfortunately, they're on their own for a while under very unfavorable circumstances.  Thanks for the review!