Many Happy Returns

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Title: Many Happy Returns
Author(s): J.A. Toner
Date(s): 2002
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Many Happy Returns is a Star Trek: ENT story by J.A. Toner.

It was the winner of a 2002 ASC Award.

Reactions and Reviews

It was great fun to watch these two dance around each other. Malcolm in all is his awkwardness and Hoshi in her shyness. Love the ending, and Cutler's role in the little adventure. [1]
I thought this very nicely captured Hoshi's and Malcolm's voices, the diffidence and shyness, and the dynamic between them. Jamelia is very good at depicting the sexual and romantic tension. I liked Hoshi's gift to Malcolm and her comment that her being a good student comes of being a teacher. I also liked how the author described that uneasy dance when people are first getting to know each other. For instance, the authors relates details like the way Malcolm worried he was crowding Hoshi's personal space then worried as he moved back if he was sending the wrong message. It was interesting not only to get both their point of views but how an outsider (Cutler) saw the relationship. I liked how they built a bridge to each other through language for things that go "boom." A good story about that most awkward first stage of a relationship. [2]
Jamelia did a nice job of capturing the oddly-sweet attraction (and fumbling awkwardness) between Reed and Sato, as well as pointing up the eventual stronger feelings between them. I liked the references to the pineapple (aka The Great Favorite Food Hunt) as well as their shared time in the decon chamber (they *were* sitting awfully close together). And it makes perfect sense for her to be teaching him Klingon phrases. [3]
Janet is the first author who made me see the possibility of a relationship between Hoshi and Reed. This story is a perfect example of that. I really enjoy the interaction between the two - the perfect balance between friendship that could evolve into something more. [4]

References

  1. ^ Djinn This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Enterprise Sato Pairing
  2. ^ Rabble Rouser This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Enterprise Sato Pairing
  3. ^ Rocky This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Enterprise Sato Pairing
  4. ^ Seema This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Enterprise Sato Pairing