Review – The Way to a Man’s Heart
The Way to a Man’s Heart turns an old trope on its head.
While the story was written considerably later than There’s Something About Hoshi, this story takes place earlier than that one.
The premise was a ship-wide (and, most likely, Starfleet-wide) celebration of diversity.
This included all sorts of nods to non-mainstream expressions of sexuality. Several films are mentioned, including Personal Best, the film that inspired me to cast Mariel Hemingway as Eriecho. Because of the mentionings of films, Chip shows up. Hoshi also announces the revival of the book club, a feature of the E2 stories.
In order to do something nice for his new beloved, Frank Todd asks Lili to make a special dessert for Dave Constantine. When Lili realizes that Dave likes blueberries, and recalls that the recently-deceased Jay Hayes did, too, it sets off a fit of crying.
Frank performs an act of kindness when he sees how much Dave loves the blueberry pie that Lili has baked. Remembering that Major Hayes was always the last one on the chow line – likely because he had wanted to share some short conversations with her – he vows that, from then on, he’ll always be last in line.
- The Way to a Man’s Heart – original post
- The Way to a Man’s Heart on Fanfiction.net
- Also, The Way to a Man’s Heart on Fictionpad
- The Way to a Man’s Heart on The G and T Show forums
- In addition, The Way to a Man’ Heart on Wattpad (Future Matches)
- The Way to a Man’s Heart in context
The story is Rated K.
I love this relationship, and I particularly think my treatment of it has improved over the years. Instead of being the slightly campy lovesick guys of There’s Something About Hoshi, the two men are here, instead, more like true partners, even though their relationship is still very new. They will be followed along as I think up new adventures for them, both large and small.