This is an incredible piece! I have been waiting for someone to catch Vulcan's
Heart's people with all the power and respect those two ladies gave them!
I love how you gently capture all the little details of THEM--the feeling of his
eye/how he comes home, our dear Romulan lady's instinctual response to hearing
of Spock's marriage and child, the way Saavik hides the danger yet is honor
goaded into seeking out potiential death/how she touches Spock/how she holds her
small son even as she is Starfleet, how Spock does not leave her alone even when
she says she wants it/then refuses to do anything less than guard her as he
always has. Everything is deeply tender and personal, retaining their
individual dignities and honor. They respond in character and catch the heart
Your settings with their gentle dark settings is perfect for the intimacy of
their subject and actually assists in creating a warmness of feel.
I also love how you've got all the different views on the same incident, each
according to the personality, past, and "world view" they possess. Saavik comes
at the whole situation exactly as she should and would, and differently than our
Romulan Lady or the Centurion.
Your wry humor, understated edges, and the carefully crafted way you've built
layers upon layer is beautiful.
Honorably dealt and honorably received.
- This is beautiful! Saavik is so very honorable.
It's fascinating what you've done with the idea of the Romulan
importance of names. In the beginning of Vulcan's Heart, I remember
that Charvanek was disgusted with herself for having given Spock
her 'secret name,' but you go much further into the power of that
name, how knowing it can be almost like having a weapon.
All in all, great story!
I really enjoyed this. Despite not understanding all
the backstory and history of the Centurion and Saavik, I can appreciate what
it took for each of them to make the gestures that they did and how
meaningful to thier personal lives it was that each came to the conclusions
that they did.
Kerry, I just love anything you write with Spock and Saavik together and
this little glimpse into their private life is no exception. Thank you so
much for the effort that you put into your work.
Great story! I printed it & took it to work last night. I loved the partnership & interaction 'tween bondmates, Saavik with Setik, honor & glory of the Romulans, Saavik's salute to Hasmonak. & what are you saying in the last 2 lines?!
I like how you have Saavik acknowledge the honor in Romulans in Term & Reasonable Doubts. She might not want to admit it but she is Romulan at heart.
WOW!!!!!! you truly are a goddess
So realistic I mean all your stories are realistic but this one stands in a
class of it's own. I could feel Former Centurion Hasmonak struggle and sense
of betrayal again with the WOW. As always your Saavik is awe-inspiring but
this time your particularly captured the hybrid side of her. I never really
liked the Romulan commander, but she was perfect in this.
Wow. I don't remember this from the book. Glad you did!
What I like is how Saavik has somewhat overcome her resentment and hatred of Romulans and no longer holds the entire race accountable.
I love how you portray the relationship btw. Spock and Saavik, and how Spock is more at peace than he was in his way early years.
And that the Romulan did not go after Saavik. That was nice, too.
Anonymous (submitted to fanfiction.net):
Absolutely loved this story!!