|Reviews for Petals On a Wet, Black Bough|
| Aya Salim chapter 5 . 5/8
Wow.. even after all these years, this is by far the best XMen fiction I have ever read. I truly believe that had Charles powers been addressed more properly on the movie it would have made the movie that more successful and we’d be given a chance for deeper connections with the character. Nonetheless, you’ve done that perfectly. I love every details about this fiction. Your portrayal of the characters is right on spot, your alternate turn of events was marvelous and I truly wish that was the case in the movies. Your portrayal for Charles and his inner feelings, thought process and powers is intense and powerful and exactly what I have been craving for. Your acknowledgment and portrayal for the progress of his powers and lonely struggle since being born and his sacrifices is more than artistic, I wish you could have given us more but it was perfect the way it is. Thanks a lot for sharing this with us!
| GenderBender25 chapter 5 . 1/10/2019
Short and sweet. You did a splendid job.
| Dalamanza chapter 5 . 11/30/2018
Just reread this for a think the 3rd time, and its still totally awesome. Just thought I'd say how ace it is once again in case I've not said it enough already! Did you ever write a sequel?
| Guest chapter 5 . 10/2/2018
| SilverPen001 chapter 1 . 1/13/2018
Fucking yes this was beautiful
| Worth1 chapter 5 . 6/25/2017
awesome story youre great the description and plot its so wonderful
| Worth1 chapter 2 . 6/25/2017
lol charles such elsa (the keep them out parts... lol)
| someone chapter 5 . 5/2/2017
cool cool awesopme
| guanacowriter chapter 5 . 3/7/2017
Wow... I would have totally prefered the original atory to end this way! :)
| musicalgirl4474 chapter 5 . 7/28/2016
Wonderful! Thank you so much for writing and sharing this beautiful story.
| SlaveToLiterature chapter 5 . 7/5/2016
Love love love love love. I know I'm five years late to the party, but better late than never. The plot was interesting, the angst was phenomenal, and the characterization was on point. Thanks for writing this. I will be recommending it to all of my (1) friends.
| Book girl fan chapter 4 . 6/25/2016
There is no possible way for Charles to choose between mutants and humans. They are both in his head, every good, every bad. How could he condemn either?
| Book girl fan chapter 3 . 6/25/2016
That was both terrible and awe inspiring. That monologue, the manic delivery, how Charles is obviously capable of just running the world if he chose, and could just use them all like puppets, but is too good to do it - I have no words to explain the sheer terror and awe this inspires.
| 84Zinga chapter 5 . 6/10/2016
This is really amazing. Wow. And thank you!
| Guest chapter 5 . 11/22/2015
I just reread this story because I remembered it as being amazing, and I wasn't disappointed. This is possibly the best ff I've read: you're writing style is incredible, especially the way you describe the telepathic experiences; I love your take on Charles' abilities and the whole idea that he has to work at shielding rather than projecting; I also think that the different path this story took to the film is perfect - if only it was cannon with the rest of the universe, then bryan singer could have done this instead! I'd also just like to applaud you for writing the characters so well - CharlesCharles is soot on