Just One

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Title: Just One
Author(s): Djinn
Date(s): 2002
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Just One is a Star Trek: ENT story by Djinn.

It was the winner of a 2002 ASC Award.

Reactions and Reviews

The romantic in me loved this take on Mestral and the events after Carbon Creek. It's a much more satisfying end than the actual episode gave us. As usual, Djinn's characters are spot on. [1]
I am officially in love with Mestral, the most appealing and sexy Vulcan since Spock (to my mind including Spock) found on Enterprise's "Carbon Creek" episode. One-shot character he may be, Mestral nevertheless made quite an impression on me. Djinn captures this character's voice very well, particularly that quality of someone, who though grounded in a Vulcan heritage, is seeing so many new possibilities. It is precisely that sense of wonder that makes the character so endearing. I also love Djinn's Maggie and the chemistry between her and Mestral in this story. I love their conversation about that stocking cap and what is hidden beneath it as well as Maggie's wisdom that secrets can be better hidden in a small community you have made yourself a part of then in the anonymity of a big city. I loved the comparison of Vulcan and Mars--both "in love with Venus." That parallel had never occurred to me. So much of this story is told in dialogue and it really zips along all too quickly to the end. Djinn's known for writing another Vulcan male/human female pair off in TOS land. After reading "Just One" I can only hope she can be persuaded to revisit this couple in future stories. This was indeed a delightful story from beginning to end. [2]
I enjoyed reading a different perspective on Mestral and Maggie's future relationship. Very romantic. [3]

References

  1. ^ Penny Proctor This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Enterprise General Pairing
  2. ^ Rabble Rouser This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Enterprise General Pairing
  3. ^ T'Lin This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Enterprise General Pairing