The fact that Kirk’s last line in his final movie is “second star to the right, and straight on till morning” really rips me up inside.
This is a man who spent his entire time on the bridge quoting Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, the American constitution, and classic texts that would instill feelings of grandeur among his crew. What does he say when Starfleet asks him to return his ship and end the journey that defined his whole life? He quotes Peter Pan. He says it with such playfulness and that same gleam of hope in his eye he had when he first began captaining the Enterprise. Kirk refuses to grow up, just as Peter Pan does, even if he knows it’s inevitable. If he’s too old to keep this up anymore, then Starfleet is going to have to pry his rank and ship from his cold, dead hands. He’s going to Neverland, where he and the crew he’s gotten to know and love with all his heart will never have to end their journey through the stars.
( this for me will always be the fic of “when did I get this fucking slow at reading” bc I misread the wordcount and thought it was 2k instead of 20k, but still, it’s good™ )
i. another life - ingrid michaelson // ii. heavy heart - gabrielle aplin // iii. wise enough - lamb // iv. armor - landon austin // v. far too young to die - panic! at the disco // vi. can’t pretend - tom odell // vii. save me from myself - head // viii/ knocking on heavens door - raign // ix. dark come soon - tegan and sara // x. by the throat - chvrches // xi. wild at heart - birds of tokyo // xii. scream - cub sport // xiii. talk me down - troye sivan // xiv. love is a battlefield - ngaiire // xv. heavenly creatures - wolf alice // xvi. salvation - gabrielle aplin // xvii. the lighthouse song - josh pyke // xviii. murder cries - snow ghosts // xix. saturn - sleeping at last
i. all candor and style in the crook of your smile // ii. i still want you and i can’t pretend // iii. you’re acting like i been around with every single guy // iv. your girl’s got red in her cheeks, ‘cause we’re somethin’ she can’t see // v. i don’t want to be your secret anymore // vi. don’t care what people might think // vii. i can love you better than she can // viii. never had nobody touch me like i’m glass // ix. but i hate to think about somebody else with you // x. no easy love could ever make me feel the same // xi. one look and my heartbeat stops