It's Spock's final day at the halls of learning. Everyone he encounters - a former bully, a teacher, Sarek, Amanda - shape Spock's choices for his future.
I've always enjoyed stories dealing with how Spock chooses Starfleet over Vulcan. I also love the beauty of KarraCaz's writing; the emotional subtlety; the choice of the perfect detail. Spock's choice of music during a concert near the end was an ideal choice to illuminate his divided nature.
Here's a quote:
Sarek, apparently completely astounded, stared at his son without comprehension "Starfleet? Have I misheard, child? Thee is prepared to disregard thy duty, go against all logic, and ignore the honor of the Family - to join Starfleet?"
"A'nirih, I do not wish to cause thee any distress that is not my intention. Can thee not respect my choice, even if it is not to thy taste? I cannot remain here until I prove to myself that I am a true Vulkhanir."
"And thee hopes to do that among Humans?"
"Among Tehr'ns I will be just another Vulcan. Not a Human dressed in a Vulcan skin."
Sarek's eyebrow flared upwards, "I believe there is a flaw in that argument. No, I will not tell thee where it lies. That is for thee alone to find. Understand only that there is no easy route to self-knowledge. That will come only in time, whether thee is Human or Vulcan. But I caution thee, Spock, not all Humans will be as wise as thy mother. Thee may seek enlightenment and find only prejudice. It is not just a Vulkhanir failing. Are thee certain Starfleet is the answer?"