Date: July 20, 2011 07:34 am Title: Memorable
When I first started watching Enterprise, I never would have guessed that Ambassador Cranky would become one of my favorite Vulcans. And there was just something about Maxwell Forrest that made us care about him, even with comparatively little backstory. His death in season four really saddened me. Thank you for this story about the beginning of their friendship! I like how, even so early in his term on Earth, Soval understands humans better than his fellow Vulcans.
The Vulcan arc of Season 4, in which we find out that Soval is (always has been) one of the good guys, was a real eye-opener for me, and just begged to be explored further. The idea that Forrest and Soval were friends seemed to fit right in -- which was the catalyst for this story. It was a shame that all this came to light only because of Forrest's death, and there was no way to see them interacting. :) But hey, that's why there's fanfiction!
If there had been a Season 5 and beyond, I like to think that Soval and Archer would have developed a sort of friendship as well, because they started seeing eye to eye and stopped regarding each other as adversaries. Ah, what might have been.
Thanks for reading, as always! I enjoy your comments very much.