Reviews for What The Cat Dragged In
Amy chapter 32 . 5/10
Loved it so much! Keep up the good work :)
Carolinefdq chapter 32 . 12/30/2021
I still remember coming across this story for the first time 6 or 7 years ago. Since then, I've re-read this story at least 8 or 9 times (maybe more). I loved and still love every second of it. Thank you again for writing such a complex, well-written story.
RisikaKiisu chapter 32 . 11/30/2020
Just finished this again, and I'm seriously debating reading it AGAIN because I just can't get enough of this story. None of the others on my 'Urgent! Must Read Now" list have updated, and I'm not sure I want to go delving into the archives right now. I just... this brings back thoughts of a time when I didn't have bills or jobs or any of that other adulting stuff. Just chores, school, and stories. And after the shit storm 2020 has been, that's exactly what I need. Just a reminder of an easier time.

I will say, her sitting next to the kid's hospital bed stirred up memories I hadn't thought of in a long while. My grandmother had to be put into a coma, and mum and I went and stayed with her. I stayed up (i cannot seem to go to sleep early for the life of me) reading fanfics (of course I did. I'm pretty sure that was the start of my Harry Potter fic delving) and talking softly to her until I passed out.

And honestly? Kelly's granna reminds me a lot of my grandma. Very similar personalities.

And your Xavier reminds me a lot of Dumbledore, once you take off the kiddie glasses. Just... I feel Dumbledore was far worse than Xavier. But they both like playing chess with people as their pieces and the world as their board.

Again, this is one of my absolute favorite fics, and I'm so glad I was reminded of it and found it again! And if you ever wrote another fic with Creed (or rewrote this fic) I would be on it like a starving dog on a fresh steak. i absolutely love how you portray him, and the growth he shows. I mean, he would have NEVER asked an outsider how to get out of the business, NEVER put up with Xavier's holier-than-thou attitude as he did, never asked for help.

And Kelly went from this little waif of a thing who would start having anxiety attacks when glassware broke, being afraid of life, to this young woman who isn't afraid to stand up for herself and her lover, confronted her abuser and looked him in the eye, took a beating rather than give up her lover. I love her so much! I just... *screams into the pillows*

And again, I'm so sorry I hadn't reviewed until far after this was completed, despite me favoriting it a month before the last chapter went up. But I'm gonna say again, this is seriously one of my all time favorite fics. There are very few that I can go back and continuously read over and over, even after having read thousands upon thousands of different fics. (I seriously wish I was exaggerating... once I found fanfic, I never really stopped reading...)

I've rambled enough, and it's time for me to go to bed anyway, so I'm gonna sign off. Happiness, health, and luck to you!
~Risika
RisikaKiisu chapter 1 . 11/26/2020
I don't know if you're still on FFN, or if you've still got the same E-mail as this account, or any of that. But I just wanted to say that I absolutely love this story. I favorited this shortly before the last chapter was posted (like a month apparently) so I wasn't here to cheer you on as you wrote and posted, and then I never posted a review (apparently... which is odd, because I was posting comments left and right in 2012...) because I fucking suck.

But seriously? I've read this about 6 different times, and I'm about to start another read-through once I post this. I was suddenly-rather vividly-reminded of this when listening to a true crime podcast, where they were talking about the killers taking the hands and head to prevent identification, and remembered the part where Creed had that one random girl essentially barbequed to make it seem like it was Kelly.

And it's been on my mind since, and I almost cried when I couldn't find it, because I usually just go to my profile to look for fics. I had to go into my actual account information, because my profile only shows the first 500 fics, and I have well over 1400 favorited...

I really do love this so damn much, it's one of my all time favorite Sabretooth-centric X-Men fics (of the ones I've read).

I hope you do get this, so you know how much this fic means to me-seriously? It's a comfort fic, reminding me of high school and writing and plotting. And I hope this finds you well, with everything going on in the world in 2020 (seriously, warn the time-travelers to never come here. 2020 SUCKS ASS).

Now, I'm gonna go indulge in my 2012-2014 younger self. I just really wanted to let you know how much I loved this fic (Seriously. SO MUCH LOVE.) since I read through it so many times. I'm really sorry it took me so damned long to review...

Happiness, health, and prosperity to you
~Risika
Rielle chapter 32 . 11/22/2020
Outstanding! Thanks!
u.hv.to.find.out.ur.self chapter 32 . 4/28/2020
I'll never not reread this
Cherry Slick chapter 18 . 3/9/2020
I stop at chapter 18 I just lost the will to continue read it after they kill the girl I just could not go any further. It's a good story but I must lost interest.
Christina Barr chapter 32 . 2/5/2020
This story was AMAZING! I never looked at Victor as a character with such depth and emotion before. I will never be able to see him as just the animal the liked to kill again. Psyche, you did an AWESOME job showing that even Sabertooth is capable of love and being loved. A!
scmumsy chapter 32 . 1/28/2020
awesome still!
Guest chapter 32 . 11/27/2019
AMAZING! OMG! Seriously, you should have this published, or write as a profession bc you are every bit as good & descriptive as any of my favorite Pro authors! Keep up the amazing work & I hope that one day you are published!
Irbis chapter 32 . 6/26/2019
This was a great story, and both Kelly and Creed's characters were very well done. The writing style is also very fluid and pleasant.

The only thing I was unhappy with was the continuation of Kelly to constantly surrender to Creed in pretty much everything in the relationship. She says no to cake, he says eat it and she does. She is constantly needy of his touch and does not exist without him. She does not want anything for herself that is not him. On the other hand, he guesses everything she may want and makes sure she gets it, whether she seems to want it or not. Sure, she talks back on occasion... but is either rebuffed or proven worng. She only gets to show command of her life when others are around, but with him... she surrenders to everything.

Like I said, it's understandable given the background of the character - going from terrible abuse to not so bad to pleasant (for as long as you surrender to his wishes and quirks). But, yes, it makes perfect sense for her character to be satisfied. But it still annoys me because she was taught not to talk back, not to question, not to press it, and when she does, she worries he'll be angry. She can do that to everyone except him. On the other hand... what was the expresssion in the other chapter? She needs a male that reminds her she doesn't call the shots all the time (I suppose once in a while would be all the time for him). Sorry. Mutual respect is not about who calls the shots and it isn't about praising one's inner strength and spirit. It's listening and accepting that sometimes the other person wants something you don't, and that's ok. Neither Victor nor Kelly learned that yet.

Oh, but I know, I know there was no other way Creed could have been softened if not through this extremely slow stages. He's not an easy character for an author to tame.

Perhaps this needs a follow up story. One where he finally learns to listen and respect her wishes (instead of just lucky guesing them), and one where she is not afraid to take a bit of control (with no need of previous permission) on occasion. He seems about right to face that last hurdle of his.

Sorry for the long review; sorry if this was not what you wanted to hear.

All in all, I mostly enjoyed the story.
Irbis chapter 31 . 6/26/2019
Great books give the greatest inspiration!
Irbis chapter 28 . 6/26/2019
For someone who tells her she shouldn't blame herself about things out of her control, Creed sure knows how to throw blame at her. Even if his tone is less accusatory, these days. I'm starting to wonder if he'll ever realise that 'breaking her out of the habit of saying no to him' and other such niceties are not exactly something he should keep doing.

I really like how you keep going back for the little signs of trauma, showing she is recovering but she'ds still got a long way to go.
Irbis chapter 26 . 6/26/2019
She may have fallen head over heels for him, but he still made a masochist out of her, since he taught her to associate pain with pleasure.

Nice touch with the conversation, allowing to go over how she fell gor him in a short summary.
Irbis chapter 25 . 6/26/2019
I'm happy to finally see him open up.
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