|Reviews for The Dutiful Son|
| ThePenWieldingRose chapter 11 . 3/3
Oh my goodness, this is amazing! God, I hope Norman doesn't die here - he and Margaret make such a sweet couple! That jerk Richman! And "Mother" - she's enough to drive anyone mad. I'm seriously hoping for Norman to break free and for Margaret to go back to him, but I have a feeling that somehow "Mother" will be back for a time or Dr. Richman will have his way and Norman will end up getting a "shocking" experience (bad pun, I know). Anyways, great job! I'm in love with this story and I really hope you update soon!
| Waxlin chapter 10 . 1/12
Your story is well written and interesting to read. Thanks for sharing it! I hope to see a new chapter soon!
| Oaken Revelry chapter 10 . 11/29/2013
Ah, I really do love this fan fiction! Please continue your story…it so beautifully captures the emotional complexities of Norman Bates' psyche, and speaks to the vulnerabilities of an OC, which is sometimes really hard to do convincingly. Thank you so much for writing! :)
| sandradee27 chapter 10 . 11/23/2013
Waaaaaat?! Argh! Keep it up! Much love
| James Birdsong chapter 9 . 11/6/2013
Excellent nine chapters.
| Kira Tsumi chapter 9 . 10/23/2013
welcome back and love it!
| smithsbabe65 chapter 9 . 10/23/2013
I'm so glad you've updated this. It seems like forever since we last knew anything about Norman and Margaret. God, I really have become emotionally invested with these two people, you just don't know.
I know their situation is beyond hopeless and yet I can't help wishing that fate would go down a different path by taking pity on poor Norman just this once. But alas, we Psycho aficionados know how things will turn out eventually for Mr. Bates, which makes the narrative of this story such a brief albeit tragic respite before the events to come.
Still loving this story! Until the next time...
| Guest chapter 8 . 10/17/2013
Update, update, please update, please
| YamiTaylourIshtar95 chapter 1 . 10/16/2013
Please update soon I love the flow of this story and everything about it. :)
| smithsbabe65 chapter 8 . 9/11/2013
Ah, slipping back into this story is like snuggling up in my favorite well-worn afghan. Comfortable, familiar and oh so satisfying. Once again your haunting portrayal of Norman Bates continues to astound me.
He's so fragile, hopeless and alone. Unfortunately, his cyclical trauma makes him extremely vulnerable to Mother's unwanted influence which compounds the danger to everyone around him, especially the pretty well-meaning nurse.
Dr. Rchman, prejudiced creature that he is, only seems to exacerbate the situation by offering no compassion or understanding of his patient's condition. Through his narrow prism he views Norman as something not-human that should be isolated and eventually put down like a rabid dog. Of course by taking this stance he only intensifies Norman's feelings of abandonment, loneliness and self-loathing. All in all, I'd say the good doctor and his staff are sitting on a powder keg and it's only a matter of time before someone inadvertently ignites the spark to blow them all to kingdom come.
Welcome back dharmaharker, you've been missed.
| Kira Tsumi chapter 7 . 7/24/2013
love it! can't wait for the next chapter to be out
| sandradee27 chapter 7 . 7/19/2013
oooooooo its all gunna kick off! argh! keep it up! much love
| sandradee27 chapter 6 . 6/19/2013
Love it so keep it up! Much love
| EleanorBlythe chapter 6 . 3/31/2013
:O Please, please, PLEASE finish this story! (A)
I saw Psycho, quite a while ago and I loved Norman so I'm thrilled that there are Norman/OC stories :)
This is good so far, please finish it? :)
| Eden Cespedes chapter 1 . 3/28/2013
Finally, a good Norman Bates fic! I'm all caught up in Bates Motel, and it's a darn shame there aren't more stories about him. But this will do - it's captured my interest and I can't wait to read what's in store.