Humane Society

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Title: Humane Society
Author(s): smilebackwards
Date(s): 11 July - 11 August 2011
Length: ~10,000 words
Genre(s): slash fanfiction, animal transformation
Fandom(s): X-Men: First Class
External Links: Humane Society (LiveJournal)

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Humane Society is a Charles/Erik story by smilebackwards. It was written for a 1stclass_kink prompt.[1] (Basically, mutant supremacist Erik gets transfigured into a kitten, human Charles takes him in, and Erik really can't help falling in love.)

Summary: Once Erik finally allows himself to decide that Charles is pretty much the best thing since sliced bread, he spends the next week being incredibly bitter that he's Charles' cat and not his boyfriend.

Recs and Reviews

Transformed into a cat by an unimpressed potential recruit to the Brotherhood, Erik ends up rescued from the streets by Charles. Forced to wait out his transformation, Erik can't help but have his anti-human prejudices challenged by the kind and lonely professor. When Erik changes back (and after some understandable confusion on Charles' part), Erik procrastinates about leaving until he learns about Charles' long-lost mutant sister. I really enjoyed how, while this story stays humorous throughout and starts with the cracky premise of Erik being turned into a cat, that is also about Erik growing to see people as individuals rather than just humans or mutants (because of his love for Charles) and family reunions and happy endings."[2]


  1. ^ Charles/Erik; kitten au, 11 July 2011. (Accessed 14 March 2012)
  2. ^ jenna_marianne in epic_recs. Humane Society by smilebackwards (R), 06 October 2011. (Accessed 14 March 2012)