Pairing: Winona Kirk/Christopher Pike, Caitlin Barry/Philip Boyce
Fic Title: For You I Came This Far
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 for sexual situations
Genre: Angst, fluff, friendship, romance
Why This Must Be Read: Oh wow, this story? Is incredible. Winona Kirk often gets a raw deal in the Reboot fandom, but this is a story that flies in the face of that. She's written incredibly well -- a woman who's had a tough time of it, whose relationship with her son isn't always the best but she still loves him all the same, and who loves what she does not because it helps her run from the pain of her life. Christopher Pike is also amazing (which is awesome because he's one of my favorite characters from the film), and circ_bamboo does a great job adding some dimensions to him that the film wasn't able to give. Also, the fact that she was able to bring in characters like Number One, Phil Boyce, and Caitlin Barry and incorporate them into the Reboot 'verse was another huge plus.
Winona and Christopher's relationship is nothing short of amazing. The way it was written would have made it fit seamlessly into the film, so well that one could almost imagine that Winona was just off-camera or was in the characters' very thoughts in many of the scenes. Their relationship evolves over time, from two people renewing a distant acquaintance, to getting into an argument practically within a day of said renewal, to slowly overcoming that disagreement even if only for the sake of their mutual friends and Winona's son, to slowly becoming more to each other. These are two very human people, with many, many issues, but they still strive to make it work. And it's wonderful.
Caitlin and Phil are only seen in the background, but they're ten kinds of cute nonetheless. *bg*
Go. Go read! *shoos*