Date: 21 Mar 2009 19:38 Title: Chapter 1
I read this story for first time when I was half way with ONOW. Now, having finished it, I took SL again. It was a good idea. SL stands alone, but now I can see the young Scott and his short carrier as a pirate. A wonderful sight, indeed.
Author's Response: Thank you, and I'm glad you finished ONOW. ::grins:: Read that one several times myself now. It keeps getting better. ;-)
Date: 07 Feb 2009 22:54 Title: Chapter 1
Wow, I wanted to SMACK that Ambassador Riggs. If he finds Deltans so intolerable, why the hell is he married to one?
And that whole, "You should have told him who you are" bit...is it me, or is there something slightly sinister to that? It makes me wonder if Alika is being raised to hate the Deltan side of herself. Almost reminded me of that bit in DS9 when the orphaned Cardassian boy who was being raised by Bajorans bursting out, "I can't help it--I was born this way!" when asked about his being Cardassian. :-(
I don't know if that's what you intended, though, or just what I read into it. Whichever way it is, though, I definitely enjoyed this as a follow-up to On the Nature of Wind. :-)
Author's Response: Thank you, Nerys [imitating Dukat: may I call you Nerys?;-)] for your comments! I remember the episode from DS9, yes. That's not exactly the same allusion, at least it wasn't supposed to be. And Riggs doesn't find Deltans intolerable, but imagine living in the same house with three other beings to none of which you are capable of saying 'no'. It's rewarding, no doubt, because they love him, and he loves them, but I suppose this would be sort of... well, trying for a man. ;-) Not only can he never say no to his wife, now she's got famly with her. No, this was a somewhat ill-executed attempt at humor on my part. So don't blame Riggs, blame me for your hard feelings. :-) Thank you very much for the review!
Date: 03 Feb 2009 21:56 Title: Chapter 1
This is a really cute, sweet and light-hearted story. I know it's supposed to go in-hand with SLWatson's fic, but I can't remember which one came first.
I love the contrasts between the two; this time with Scott, the man who isn't quite in touch with his emotions meeting with a young girl who, depending on how you look at it, may or may not have a similar problem. The kinder part of me likes to think that what she realizes that she can effect other people's emotions, she doesn't quite grasp how severe these actions can be in the context of the real world. Mostly, I'd take it as a result of immaturity.
The ending, though, seems to support the idea that while her presence effected what Scott did that day, who he was in and of himself was strong enough to make a major impression on her. She did remember him over thirty years later.
All in all, a fun read. :)
Author's Response: The chronology here is a bit weird. Steff was working on Broken Fall but paused mid-way. That's when SL came to life, and she finished BF shortly after. Yes, I believe Alika is acting without an ill intent. I know children who have this kind of power without being partly nonhumans. LOL. And I would imagine a day with Scotty would be memorable for a number of reasons for her. Not to mention that she chose him in the first place to be her guide. Thank you very much for your kind comments! I'm glad if the story didn't make you cringe too much. :-)