The fearless genius who ensures a calm force of intelligence guides their every mission. But look deeper and you will see an outsider who does not belong, a man of two worlds. This tears him apart, the constant battle between what he thinks and what he feels. What does he do? Does he follow his head, embracing logic and the path of reason? Or does he follow his heart, knowing the emotions he cannot control may destroy him?
AU- Khan’s Commander, his First Officer…. and the very first person he releases.
She’s learnt that she can really trust him on an amazing level. And he, I think, knows that, after having gone through that, she appreciates his situation a lot more. They’re seeing each other differently at the end of it. They’re much closer at the end. —Paul Cornell