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04 August 2011 @ 09:03 pm
je n'ai jamais promis un jardin de roses.  
Je n'ai jamais promis un jardin de roses
charles (with some seeds of erik/charles) (x-men: first class). 5,628 words. pg. charles had wanted a puppy for his tenth birthday. (or: charles takes care of roses to make up for the fact that he was not loved quite enough during his childhood.)

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▩ ALL THE THANKS IN THE WORLDDDDD to harbor who is my favorite enabler where XM:FC is concerned and looked through it for me once I finished, so all mistakes that remain are my own.
FC canon mentions neither Kurt nor Cain so they just...don't exist in this universe. I STAND CORRECTED. They still don't exist in this universe. Charles' life is hard enough without them. >:T
▩ In my mind, Charles is Candide and Erik is the Little Prince. If you needed a French literary reference comparison, which I don't think you do, but considering how this entire fic is basically an obnoxious extended metaphor, why not take it all the way?
▩Working titles include "A Rose For Erik," "I Never Promised Erik A Rose Garden," and "A Rose By Any Other Name Would Still Smell Like Erik."
▩ Thank you for dropping by! ♥
Luna: James - Fingering Himselflunafille on August 5th, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
You write so beautifully, my dear, and with such lovely lyricism that lends weight to the richness of emotionality in this beautiful story. Again, you've moved me with your words. Stunning!
my hat is deep & full of magic.chezvous on August 6th, 2011 01:03 am (UTC)
Ahh, thank you! You're too kind. ;w;♥
tiggymalvern: charles-erik by judi42tiggymalvern on August 6th, 2011 10:43 am (UTC)
This is gorgeous. I love sad, lonely stoical Charles, and you've made his attachment to the roses really work here. It's a mix of sweet and bittersweet that I love.
my hat is deep & full of magic.chezvous on August 6th, 2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. ♥
Lindsaycrimsoncrow on August 6th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
This was just beautiful. Charles finding acceptance and beauty in the roses. Understanding so much and then the subtle reference that he just doesn't get Raven. Because I'm assuming that's who Erik was talking about. Which is sad. But I adored everything about this.

Charles relationship with his mother was just so sad. You got the broken woman down completely, and how that sort of depression will affect a child. I kind of wanted to cry when she passed away. So heartbreaking.

P.S. Was going to mention Kurt but someone already did. I don't think he was necessary anyway :P
my hat is deep & full of magic.chezvous on August 6th, 2011 05:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! ♥ And yes, that's who he was referring too, though Charles does get it eventually so it all turns out for the best. :)
bringing the party to youscintillulae on August 8th, 2011 12:46 am (UTC)
Yay, you finished this! ♥ I have no deep philosophical thoughts to comment with except THIS WAS LOVELY and MY EMOTIONS ;3;
my hat is deep & full of magic.: ricki • love without complications.chezvous on August 8th, 2011 12:49 am (UTC)
Yes, finally, right? Now I can go onto stropping about something else, haha. I'm glad you enjoyed it! ;w;♥
Furiusfurius on August 8th, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
I loath the Little Prince, I've ambivalent feelings about Candide but somehow putting Charles/Erik in and I love this fic..........
my hat is deep & full of magic.: charles&erik • still i need your sway.chezvous on August 9th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you. ♥ It's a huge compliment to hear that you enjoyed it despite there being so many things that should have turned you away.
inez serranoniched on August 14th, 2011 09:51 am (UTC)

I have a weakness for all things Le Petit Prince actually I had been trying to work it into a C/E fic for a while, to no avail, AND YOU HAVE MADE EXCELLENT USE OF IT HERE.
my hat is deep & full of magic.: michael • before we start to vaporize.chezvous on August 14th, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, thank you so much! ♥

tbh I've always wanted to do a flat-out LPP AU because it just seems so perfect for them, BUT ;ALSDKJFHGA;LSFKDJ IF YOU EVER DO MANAGE TO WORK IT IN I WILL READ IT INTO THE NEXT THOUSAND THURSDAYS ♥♥♥