Date: 30 Jun 2015 19:03 Title: Chapter 3 Grace (Yellow)
:( Archer lived a long time and must have presided over a lot of funerals for a lot of friends. I can hear Scott Bakula delivering this and it was beautifully done.
Oh, thank you - I make him almost the last man standing when it comes to the senior staff. I haven't quite written everyone's endings yet (Hoshi and Trip's are canon), but I'll probably have just T'Pol and Travis outlive him. So he is the anchor for a ton of these.
Date: 30 Jun 2015 10:23 Title: Chapter 3 Grace (Yellow)
This one hurts. A lot. I deal with this theme a lot in my own work, obviously, but lately, I've been dealing with it in real life, too. And ultimately, this is what we all want, deep down -- the kind of love that endures to the end, that fights the good fight alongside you even in the face of certain defeat, the kind that goes down with the ship, and then survives.
Archer's eulogy was beautiful. Well done, Captain -- and well done, author. :)
Oh, thank you - this came to me (I already had Diana as suffering this way in my storyline) in part because of Jim Obergefell's story. And yes, going down with the ship but surviving. It's just so very hard.