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Chap 28: Ice and FireIce and Fire
Chapter 28: To See More Than the Eyes See, to Hear More Than the Ears Hear (Part 2)
She looked down into Sibok's dark eyes. They appeared innocent, ingenuous, a little confused now as the mental safeguard shut him out.
Sarek had created the inner defence to prevent the broadcast of emotional overspill from her psyche to all and sundry while aboard the Insala. It had activated first on Vulcan Space Central when Reldai Pesht'Ihai had entered Amanda's mind. Although she had given permission, the Vulcan reldai had taken Amanda's consent as authorization to ransack her most intimate thoughts. Sarek's protection had proved more than a match for Pesht'Ihai's incursion. Although it was difficult for Amanda to believe Sibok's exuberant probe was in the same league, the screen had still blocked him out. Maybe there was more to the boy than could be seen physically or perhaps Sarek's protection merely reacted to any mental contact other than his own. In any event, Amanda could
Chap 27: Ice and FireChapter 27: To See More Than the Eyes See, to Hear More Than the Ears Hear
S'kros, cho'nom, T'sai Grayson. Quaer I naradzram
The computer voice spoke in Vulcan; a wake up call. Amanda stirred, for the first time since arriving on Vulcan unsure precisely where she was. Still enmeshed in dreams of that other time, she felt a drowsy satisfaction mixed with an inner exhilaration. In all her life, she could not recall experiencing anything quite like it. Amanda could still smell the lingering fragrance of cinnamon on Anarchya's skin and feel the heat of his touch as he spread his fingers across her katra points.
All fear, all doubt had melted away with the gentle contact. She had never offered herself to anyone so completely before. A smile curved her lips as she remembered
Ashur'a, s'kros neh kharos'hin anh'kwet romeh
Again, the muted computer voice sounded in the quiet room.
Reality rushed back as the dream images fled. Amanda blinked and sat up on the dais. Of course,
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