Reviews for The Rose
NDCellist chapter 1 . 8/26/2013
This is such a wonderful story. I always loved the idea of Benvolio and Juliet being in love. Romeo was shallow and fanciful to me. I wish there were more stories like this. There is actually a book called Juliet Immortal that has Juliet falling in love with Benvolio. It's quite good and I think it was written by Stacey Jay. You should definitely check it out and it's sequel.
itchyfoot77 chapter 1 . 11/9/2011
i cant say much except for the fact that this was so deep and exceptional...absolutley beautiful
Cassicio chapter 1 . 7/23/2011
Ya know... I never would think of Benvolio and Juliet together, but you actually really made it work. Very nice.
Amulet Misty chapter 1 . 5/21/2011
Wow that was amazing! I never liked Romeo and Juliet's relationship. But your description of Benvolio's feelings were so good x3
NessaV123 chapter 1 . 4/12/2011
this is so good, I'm lituraly crying. Though I'd love to know what romeo thought. xxx
Zelda12343 chapter 1 . 4/7/2011
Poor Benvolio... so sad!
LovePeaceandMusic chapter 1 . 3/31/2011
Very moving. Once again, you've added a twist to a character that makes an interesting read. Good job :D
Pargoletta chapter 1 . 3/23/2011
This is very well written, and a nice exploration of the premise. There are a number of details that work very well for you here; I especially like the note about how Benvolio still can't forgive Romeo. It strikes me as very much in character for a quiet boy who seems to have a hard time expressing his feelings. I'm also intrigued by the implication that Lord Montague knew about what had happened between Benvolio and Juliet. One wonders about his motives for keeping it secret, given that the revelation could have had the potential to end the feud. I'm not so sure that I'm convinced that Juliet loved Benvolio back; she seems to be pretty self-contained in the play until she meets Romeo, and even then she takes things slower than he does. But the style is nice, and I like the way you shade things a bit so that they're never quite cut and dried.