|Reviews for Divergent Paths|
| DinahD chapter 22 . 12/19/2008
This is LIGHT YEARS better than the TV episode. "Mauaders" was a joke - something akin to "Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Outwit the Evil Klingons."
Will Archer never learn? He just lost his first officer and chief engineer on an away mission, so what does he do? Hefully intend to use every dirty trick in the all his senior officers down to the planet and leaves Mayweather in charge. Why in the world would Archer think that was a good idea? All things considered, Travis in the big chair might be a step up.
Reed really excels in this chapter. He's decisive, cool-headed, and totally in charge. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You made Reed a far better shot that Archer; that rights a grievous wrong from season 3. I also like the fact that Reed picked up the Klingon disruptor. When all this is over - assuming he survives - he would naturally want to become familiar with the enemy's weapons.
I thought it was interesting that Reed, not Archer, gave the order to switch the phase pistols to kill. It was a logical decision; I just hope he didn't wait too long. Humans are always at a disadvantage when they go up against a ruthless enemy like the Klingons or Romulans. Humans want everybody to play nice when, in fact, the bad guys feel no compunction about using every dirty trick in the book.
You did a nice job with Hoshi. It was obvious that she was scared, but then she'd have to be nuts not to be. We finally got to see her use some of her martial arts skills. There can't be much honor for a Klingon warrior to get beat up by a little Oriental girl.
I kind of wish you'd done a little more with Hess. Had she ever been on an away mission before or was this her first? Tucker always seemed to be the engineer who handled away missions. Fanfics usually depict Hess as one-of-the-boys tough. Perhaps she's really a sensitive woman trying to fit into a masculine environment like a Starfleet engine room.
Great cliffhanger! The away team seems to have about as much chance for survival as Custer at the Little Big Horn. I hope you stay inspired because I sure do want to know what happens next.
| ItsJustChris75 chapter 22 . 12/19/2008
No big suprise, another great chapter Rigil. I have no idea where you're taking this story,and maybe you don't either,but I love what you're doing so far.
Loved chapters 20 and 21. I like how each chapter is from one characters POV. Will you continue that way throughout the rest of the story?
Amish Aliens? :) Do you have a species name in mind for these aliens?
| Lilith Kayden chapter 22 . 12/19/2008
Since Vulcans are partially telepathic I'm hoping that very soon T'Pol will touch Charles' head so that he will realize two things: first, that she was not involved with the Captain, and second that she has explained to the humanoids who saved their lives that they were bonded. Since both of them already do have some feelings for each other this would make their situatioon much easier.
I'm also hoping that the young girl will touch T'Pol, allowing her to touch the girl's head and comunicate Charles' and T'Pol's thankfulness for saving their lives and that they have come in peace. T'Pol could then communicate with the Patriarch about who they really are and their crash landing.
| DinahD chapter 21 . 12/18/2008
Who would have thought that a couple of casual comments could have planted the seeds for such a terrific chapter!
Talk about an awkward situation. Trip must have practically gone into shock when he woke up to find a naked T'Pol draped over his equally naked body. The scene that followed was just about perfect. Here you have two people who are colleagues, but not yet close friends - add in the cultural difference in regard to sex between Humans and Vulcans - then toss in the different ways men and women view sex and BINGO! The whole giggling fit was just icing on the cake. I don't think there's any way the relationship between these two people can or will ever be the same again. This will hopefully force T'Pol to revise her opinion of Trip as an incorrigible womanizer.
I liked the revelation that the men in Koss' family had a predisposition to missing their ponn farrs. It very plausible. I'm also glad that T'Pol didn't have a universal translator; it made the scene in the bedroom much more interesting.
| evcake chapter 21 . 12/18/2008
Thanks. I really enjoyed this. :-)
| Entilzha chapter 21 . 12/18/2008
Yourre really on a roll. Thanks :)
| Cat in a box chapter 21 . 12/18/2008
Love this, when are Trip and T'pol acyually going to talk to each other? Please write more soon!
| archiev chapter 21 . 12/18/2008
Thanks for the updates.
| Alelou chapter 21 . 12/18/2008
M, you're sharing the TnT warmth indeed. Happy day! I also find that Dinah can be very inspiring with her comments. And yes, GO GATORS! Good luck with your frozen pipes, unless of course lack of water keeps you writing.
| Blackn'blue chapter 21 . 12/17/2008
OK. There are worse fates. :)
| Lilith Kayden chapter 21 . 12/17/2008
I'm glad that you are now able to Update so often. This is a very good story.
| Entilzha chapter 20 . 12/17/2008
| Escriba chapter 20 . 12/17/2008
Oh, cliffhanger, how cruel art thou!
To be sincere, I'm so glad that you've decided to follow this story (even if it's for a chapters) that I can't complain at all.
You've asked constructive criticism, but I can't give any, since I love what you've written and I really can't find anything remarkable in the sense of narration (I could say "More TnT!" but that's just a fangirl petition, not an actual critic).
I'm interested in that Enterprise without their two valuable Commanders (when the Enterprise's writers remembered that they were). Above all after TWO disasters (Paragaan and this) on its backs (I mean, *cough, cough* remember there has to be Paan Mokar *cough, cough*)
| Alelou chapter 20 . 12/17/2008
What a nice surprise to get power back after five days without it and find this chapter here. Great chapter, wonderful cliffhanger, sure hope you continue.
| Prowler4 chapter 20 . 12/16/2008
Can't wait for the next chapter!