|Reviews for Acceptable Losses|
| Dream's Abyss chapter 36 . 1h ago
| Volitan chapter 36 . 2/27
No words are good enough to properly express my enjoyment reading this series of yours.
I wish you the very best with the little one and your writing.
| xheartkreuzx chapter 36 . 2/18
I'm glad that I waited for this to be completed before diving in. I read it all in a day. Your stories are so addicting.
| Guest Floater chapter 36 . 2/12
Whew! I am seriously happy to see that you've chosen to placed your epilogue in a sunny and relaxed setting. After the last chapter I was worried that Jim would become a traveling techie for hire or something and hitchhike his way across the galaxy before eventually returning home. I'm glad to see that his family gave him the time and space he needed to work through the trauma and recover before he has to assume the persona of Captain Kirk, or was it Admiral Kirk again. Everyone needs personal time and it was heartening to see that Jim's crew understands him enough to give him the time he needs without excessively intruding on the time he needed to heal. I loved how Archer impressed the merits of keeping dog on Jim too. Just the image of Jim plus happy golden retriever makes me smile.
Glad to see that he made to decision to return in the end. They are going to be accomplishing some awesome deeds out there, the stuff of legends perhaps. Thanks for writing this wonderful story and taking us all along for the ride!
| Guest Floater chapter 35 . 2/12
Woot Archer! Thanks for bringing that sly old fox back! Nice touch on that comment where Archer tried to dissuade Jim from getting rid of the Admiral's bar too soon. Jim has more than earned that extra strip and regardless of whether he wants it or not, he has the opportunity to use the rank and privilege that the station affords to effect some real change in the administration.
At the very least Jim deserves to be listened to and his advice, if any, given serious consideration. I would think that after all this, he would have had some degree of input in the selection process for 31's next successor. Too bad the identification of the new head honcho of 31 remain classified. Would be interesting to see who took up the mantle.
I've enjoyed seeing this warming relationship between McCoy and Spock. It's fun to see Bones appeal to Spock in double teaming Jim to get some rest. Hobgoblin senior! Ha ha!
| Guest Floater chapter 34 . 2/12
Loved how you had Bones jump to the rescue and grab onto his adoptive little bro before Spock came over and lifted both of them back over the railing. It was also awesome to see Spock and Bones working in tandem with the Vulcan taking over Jim's assigned shifts while the doctor concentrated on taking care of Jim and everyone else down in sickbay. For all their altercations and debates they do work very well together when it really matters. It's also quite telling I think to see that for all Spock's claim regarding not understanding emotions, the first words out of his mouth when Jim arrived on the bridge was a question regarding how he was feeling.
I started typing that litter Peter couldn't have arrived at a better time, then thought in hindsight that, yeah he could have. A day or two earlier would have been nice. All in all though he arrived in time to hopefully remind Jim that he still has a blood relative outside his adopted family and that he still has lots and lots to live for. Hang in there! You do have family who will go to the ends of the world for you!
| Guest Floater chapter 33 . 2/12
No! You did not! Did you just knock off Jim's entire immediate family? I was already reeling from the revelation last chapter that poor Jim won't be able to have children of his own. So sad. I think he would have made a fantastic dad and would have provided his children with the kind of love and support that he himself grew up without.
That's quite a development, thought I am almost a little guilty to admit that in the long run not having children might not be such a bad idea in Jim's line of work. Otherwise he might run into the same problem Winona had, which is that every bottom of the barrel scum in the universe with a chip on his shoulders and an unfulfilled grudge will come gunning for his children. Definitely not good unless he plans on an early retirement. Either that, or teach them to defend themselves as soon as they are old enough to start learning.
| Guest Floater chapter 32 . 2/12
Yup! McCoy was spot on when he said that love causes people to do some crazy things. Let's see (counting off one hand)... Nero annihilating an entire planet, Winona planning to kill her son, Winona's other son happily planning to return the favor... Unbelievable.
Wait do we have to limit it to just the Trekkies? Technically Anakin can count himself in on this party too... he had a bit of a childhood crush and look what happened...
| Candyphoenix chapter 34 . 2/8
Wow... Now I'm sobbing. This is a phenomenal story. This entire Series has been a collection of twists and turns in the story, with so much character development. I'm shocked by these last two chapters, I was NOT expecting Sam and Winonna to die like that. Now to the last two chapters!
| Aspentail2014 chapter 36 . 2/7
Ah, I see what you did at the end there. Nice job, loved the story!
| Diamondblue4 chapter 36 . 2/7
For just a minute you had we worried...
Great finish. I like the growth Jim displayed. And I liked the vulnerability. Which to me meant the changes and growth were permanent, not temporary. Great mental visuals on the house that Pike left him. And I love Mase. Mase with his Spock-like eyes!
And Bones. Did I ever think I'd see the day that Bones would go willingly into the black without Jim? Nope, but there you are. Bones has grown and matured as well. (And I'd love the circumstances surrounding the Jocelyn re-connection!) Bet Jo giggled.
Spock was wonderful and showed his own, not inconsiderable, healing in his relaxed and peaceful state. Nice line from him about Nyota's near perfection. Good one, Spock.
Now on to the Academy fic and that totally awesome romp. Although I will also be dreaming of future stories that take place after STID, and featuring the growth that Jim has made. And maybe some time with Jo and Peter. And Bones healing up Jim. And Spock the strong right arm for Jim. Sigh.
It's been an incredible ride. Most humbly - thank you!
| Diamondblue4 chapter 35 . 2/7
Still sad here. Very sad. For Jim. For Bones and Spock. For the rest of Jim's crew.
Jim, himself, must be exhausted, almost literally worn out. How he is able to function effectively in this condition is a testament to his sheer determination.
A few glimmers of happiness. Peter is in a great place. A sort-of McCoy! With a wonderful Gramma and an awesome cousin. (And if physical looks are anything to go by, he'll take after Jim and George, rather than the twin-crazies, Sam and Winona.) He'll get to grow up as a child in the McCoy extended family - living the dream Jim fantasizes about.
And Jim, poor boy. I sure hope he's somewhere with peace and quiet, a comfortable bed and plenty of good food. He deserves that at the very least.
Another glimmer, this one of curiosity. Who will become head of Starfleet and how will Jim get back to being a Captain?
| Diamondblue4 chapter 33 . 2/6
The silence you hear is my shocked muteness. Yes, I wanted Winona dead and Sam, too, truthfully but to die trying to kill your family? That's so messed up. And Jim is left, the last man standing, and he's going to KNOW that she tried to kill them all. And why? Did Jim's essential goodness, his kindness for Sam, remind her too forcibly of George? Did she in that moment feel the guilt for all she'd done and not done? Or did she just finally realize that her chance to reunite with George was over, nothing but dust and that she'd be left to live out painfully useless years without a chance to get George back?
Oh, my God. How is Jim not going to be wrecked by this? And how will Bones and Spock be able to fix it?
| Diamondblue4 chapter 32 . 2/6
Wow! There were a number of shocks in this chapter. First, Jim is sterile? That was a surprise. A big surprise. And I'm a little disappointed because, Bones is right, Jim would have made a great father.
Two, Winona was really just that f'ing crazy. i thought, maybe, she'd regain enough of her rationale mind to not want to kill Jim. That she would be touched just enough by his brilliance and sheer goodness, his traits inherited from George, the love of her life, to finally see the treasure Jim is. Her loss, and I agree with Bones. Someone should just kill that bitch.
And three, Sam. Who the hell let him get near Jim, because Sam is bat-shit crazy like Winona and he's killed far too many people. I want to kill just for waking Jim up.
| Diamondblue4 chapter 31 . 2/6
Laughing. Much laughing. Despite poor Jim's pitiful physical condition. So glad Bones has Jo back so he can focus on taking care of Jim, because nobody does that better than Bones.
Loved that little bit of inside knowledge that it's not Bones sedating Jim, that it's Jim body finally kicking in to protect him. I think I envy Bones at times like these; there's nothing more satisfying that providing comfort and physical care of those you love, of indulging in intimate touch that isn't sexual.
And I really liked that none of the crazies were on scene in this chapter. Just the folks we love and admire.