blottingtheink + pairing:arthur/eames   97

gyzym: inception fic: all i want of the world, coming down
Dreaming, driving, dying; this is a story about how things don't change.

Or, really, how it does. Oh, god. There's something about the issues in Inception, and the measured-ness that their voices require that makes gyzym's writing, here, some of her best, I think. Anyway. This is poetic and restrained; I fucking love what she does with dialogue--frankness that is anything but.
fandom:inception  author:gyzym  pairing:arthur/eames  type:posttext  type:stylisticappreciation  type:future  type:workingitout  type:characterization  length:1-5k 
march 2012 by blottingtheink
Good to the Last Drop - jibrailis
Juicebox!

The one where they just really want to get it on, but there's this case in the way. About juiceboxes. And old gay men. And true love.

And you know what they say about the course of true love.

It's paved with boxes will small tight holes, and things you can suck on.
fandom:inception  author:jibrailis  pairing:arthur/eames  type:hilarifying  type:crackiscrazysauce  type:hottt  type:ust  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:longandsatisfying  type:epic  type:fandomclassic 
november 2011 by blottingtheink
mirabellafic: Wunderkind, Inception, Arthur/Eames, NC-17
Eames has a hard and fast rule against fucking anyone underage. Arthur would have the utmost respect for this rule, if he hadn't just gotten cockblocked by it at the age of twenty-three.
fandom:inception  author:mirabella  pairing:arthur/eames  type:sillysillyboys  type:silliness  type:backstory  type:smmmmmmmut  type:hottt  type:miscommunication  length:20-25k 
november 2011 by blottingtheink
ae_match: Fic: The Physiological Response to Absurdity [PG-13]
“He loves me,” Eames says, shoving his hands in his pocket.

“Yup.” Hobbes does not sound at all surprised.

“Yup?” Eames says indignantly. “Is that all you’re going to say?”

“It’s obvious to anyone with half a brain that he loves you.”

“Not to me!”

“Which proves my point entirely.”

|| OH MY GOD! A continuation of Lions and Tigers (linked in the summary), the absolutely brilliant Inception piece where Eames is Calvin. This one continues where L&T left off, and has Eames dealing with all the feelings. 
fandom:inception  fandom:calvinandhobbes  author:starlingthefool  pairing:arthur/eames  type:fusion  type:sequel  type:awesome  type:characterization  type:takeanideaandrun  warningtype:characterdeath  type:criminallyadorable  from delicious
august 2011 by blottingtheink
wldnst - mr. eames &
Eames obsessively tracks a young adult series that may or may not be based on his life.

Oh wow. I took my sweet time getting around to reading this, but I am well, well, pleased. I love everyone in this bar: Ariadne, Yusuf's and Cobb's brief cameos, all the original characters, and, of course, Arthur and Eames. Beautiful.
fandom:inception  author:wldnst  pairing:arthur/eames  type:takeanideaandrun  type:posttext  type:sillysillyboys  type:backstory  type:awesome  type:beautiful  from delicious
august 2011 by blottingtheink
ae_match: Fic: A Little Foolishness and a Lot of Curiosity by eleveninches
Eames has got Arthur all wrong, but he's too busy trying to hit that to notice.

|| WHAT. WHAT. WHAT EVEN IS THIS. The thing is, I don't buy it for a minute. But: it's such an engagingly different take on Arthur that I enjoyed myself. 
fandom:inception  author:eleveninches  pairing:arthur/eames  type:sillysillyboys  type:justforfun  type:takeanideaandrun  type:backstory  from delicious
july 2011 by blottingtheink
Roll the Dice - the_ragnarok - Inception (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
In which Eames is their best player, Arthur is dense, Ariadne has a funny hat, Dom always runs the game and Mal wants to play free-form. (Or, the one where they're all in a roleplaying group together in highschool.)
fandom:inception  author:the_ragnarok  pairing:arthur/eames  type:criminallyadorable  type:alternateuniverse  type:highschoolau  type:obliviousness  type:birdsongsweet  from delicious
june 2011 by blottingtheink
What's a Little Contract Hit Between Friends? - laceymcbain - Inception (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
“Darling, I know we've had our differences, but did you put out a contract on my life?”

Arthur (accidentally) puts out a hit on Eames.

|| So, AAA hit may be something of an understatement.

Cute.
fandom:inception  author:laceymcbain  pairing:arthur/eames  type:workingitout  type:takeanideaandrun  type:posttext  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:birdsongsweet  from delicious
may 2011 by blottingtheink
inception_kink: Prompt Post No. 7
"Did we switch phones in Bruges?" he said, answering.

"Hello to you too, darling," Eames said and Arthur could just hear the gloating about to happen. "How's Switzerland?"

"Do. You. Have. My. Phone."
fandom:inception  author:ifeelbetter  pairing:arthur/eames  type:fandomclassic  type:hijinks  type:birdsongsweet  type:posttext  type:workingitout  type:sillysillyboys  from delicious
may 2011 by blottingtheink
inception_kink: Prompt Post No. 3
"Of course you do, darling. What was the name of his gang again? It had something to do with--"

"Gang de Coquillards is what you're thinking of."

"He didn't even have to look it up. I told you," said Eames. Someone nearby cheered Arthur's name. "They think you're wizard, did you know?"
fandom:inception  author:ifeelbetter  pairing:arthur/eames  type:posttext  type:banter  type:drunkenhonesty  type:commentfic  type:endingiswhoa  length:notspecified  from delicious
may 2011 by blottingtheink
alpha-minded and other dimensional - Underneath This Heel of Mine
"I suppose," said Eames, "that you're going to tell me this is not what it looks like." And that was how he learned that Arthur could run almost as fast in heels as he could out of them.

I love so much of the premise in this fic--how we get Arthur into heels in the first place is delightful. I'm not entirely sure why I'm thrown by Eames calling him girl in the middle. Probably a personal thing, but I think it might have to do with the equation of heels and female gender identity. So. Warning for that, if it bothers you; I really liked everything else.
fandom:inception  author:recrudescence  pairing:arthur/eames  type:kinkmeme  type:takeanideaandrun  type:interesting  type:smmmmmmmut  type:crossdressing  from delicious
may 2011 by blottingtheink
tornadobelt: Thing Goes Here
DUDES how not tagged? I think this was one of the first Inception fics I ever read. Hot like burning.

During eight hours in the warehouse on an ill-advised bet, Arthur discovers that Eames is a man with no scruples.
fandom:inception  author:weatherfront  pairing:arthur/eames  type:kinkmeme  type:smmmmmmmut  type:hottt  type:fandomclassic  type:justforfun  type:vibrator  from delicious
may 2011 by blottingtheink
inception_kink: Prompt Post No. 13
For some fucking reason, it's always Arthur getting hurt. Arthur getting kidnapped and beat up and sick, and hit by a mack truck, assaulted and generally whumped.

And Eames is somehow always putting him back together.

Arthur and Eames try to get to the bottom of exactly why this is.

Then they fuck and Eames tops the religion out of him.

|| So--that's the original prompt, and actually a pretty good summary. But it's pretty well-written, and quietly hilarious, in addition to being a crazy story. I'm not sure why I avoided this. NOT SURE AT ALL
fandom:inception  author:anon  pairing:arthur/eames  type:commentfic  type:crackiscrazysauce  type:hilarifying  type:voice  type:takeanideaandrun  type:hurt/comfort  from delicious
may 2011 by blottingtheink
pushdragon: Arthur/Eames fic - Singularity
Precisely no-one would be surprised to learn that Eames's version of limbo is a theatre. So I wrote meta-ish Arthur/Eames. I learned one important thing. If it seems quick and easy to write a story that consists largely of links to other writers' fics, DON'T BE FOOLED!

|| THIS IS SO COOL

THIS IS SO COOL--

Sorry, I just love things that love fandom, that love US, that love the brilliance and the warmth and the originality, and this does that, celebrates it and reworks it and it is brilliant itself and I love it.
fandom:inception  author:pushdragon  pairing:arthur/eames  type:meta  type:awesome  type:ohwownorly  type:abouttheexecution  from delicious
may 2011 by blottingtheink
wldnst - gelatin silver
Arthur teaches Eames how to make gelatin silver prints. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MY HEART; A THOUSAND ROCKET SHIPS FOR MY YAYES.

|| Unbearably soft and giving, and a brilliant, brilliant Arthur voice. I love that Arthur can be soft and quiet and possessed of a desire to be so, or be hard edged and crazy, or secretly lolling at everyone in this fandom--god, this is How I Know I've Been Following a Fandom For, Okay, A While Now--I start making crazy statements about The Nature of This Fandom--anyway, I love it. This is quiet, private Arthur, and I love him.
fandom:inception  author:wldnst  pairing:arthur/eames  type:myheart  type:characterization  type:beautiful  type:birdsongsweet  type:somethingperfect  type:softly  from delicious
april 2011 by blottingtheink
wldnst - trickster
|| WTF is this. I am really not sure--well, it is Eames as the Trickster, and Arthur as small-town-boy-who-wants-out--but other than that, it owes so very little to the original that it's hard to see what it's doing.

Yet. I kind of love it a lot. It is weird and creepy and kinda cool, like American Gods, and that one story with the creeper in the car whose name I cannot remember but had to read in high school.
fandom:inception  author:wldnst  pairing:arthur/eames  type:alternateuniverse  type:crackiscrazysauce  fandom:mythology  type:fusion  from delicious
april 2011 by blottingtheink
jibrailis: This doesn't even deserve a title
Arthur is a were-pineapple.

WERE-PINEAPPLE

OH MY GOD

(no, really, jibrallis will make it so good for you, I laughed like a loon when I finished)
fandom:inception  author:jibrailis  pairing:arthur/eames  type:crackiscrazysauce  type:hilarifying  type:hijinks  from delicious
march 2011 by blottingtheink
WHAT. [helenish]
Yesssssssssss--helenish complains that this story was hard, but I also love it. Solid, deft writing, and wonderful characterization. Honestly, how often does a story merit tagging for wonderful development and fake bfs? The one where Eames plays Jimmy for a bit, and it's all really to mess around in their heads.
fandom:inception  author:helenish  pairing:arthur/eames  type:characterization  type:posttext  type:pretendbfs  type:just_yes  type:thisishowwedevelop  from delicious
march 2011 by blottingtheink
here is the part where everyone was happy all the time - fic: The Case of the Interloper
Arthur finds his nemesis in Sherlock Holmes.

Um, yes plz. Sherlock's dreaming--and its effect on Arthur--is exquisite. Some great insights into characterization.
fandom:inception  fandom:sherlock  author:imogenedisease  pairing:arthur/eames  type:gen  type:casefic  type:characterization  type:crossover  fandom:bbcsherlock  from delicious
march 2011 by blottingtheink
Patience, a Steady Hand - Helenish - Inception (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
They throw him in the hold with the rest of the—what they stole: bags of grain and heavy wheels of cheese with the monastery seal in the wax, ale and gold and iron and cloth. There aren't any other people, he's the only—the only slave, his mind supplies, running more quickly than he can stand. He doesn't let himself think it again, just works around his bound hands until he's not lying on top of them anymore. The ship is moving, yawing slowly from side to side, and it's dark and warm in the hold. Eames sleeps.

|| Oh. My. God. Ohmygod. More of original historical fiction than Inception-based, really, but wow. Arthur is a Viking; Eames was a monk; Helenish does a beautiful, heartbreakingly developed job of developing their relationship, of not romanticizing the slavery, or what their historical attitudes to it would have been. Unf. God. Wonderful.
fandom:inception  author:helenish  pairing:arthur/eames  type:alternateuniverse  type:historical  type:worldbuilding  type:ohwownorly  type:awesome  type:somethingperfect  type:longandsatisfying  type:epic  type:thisishowwedevelop  warningtype:noncon  warningtype:slavery  from delicious
march 2011 by blottingtheink
butterflythread: WELCOME CEREAL CONVENTION
Part 3 in Gav's serial killer series. Arthur finally grows on me here...I think it's because I've been finally convinced he's a vigilante. Just also a bit sociopathic. SHUTUP.

Eames gets kidnapped.
fandom:inception  author:cobweb_diamond  pairing:arthur/eames  type:alternateuniverse  type:serialkiller  type:series  type:creepy  from delicious
march 2011 by blottingtheink
Wishes Chance and Luck - fic: In Our Line of Work [1/2]
Arthur wakes up and realizes the last ten years of his life have been a dream. He is nineteen, and he can barely remember where he is. What he can remember is the ghost of Eames’ hands pressed down on his chest trying frantically to stop the blood flooding up around his fingers as Arthur died (as he woke up).

|| Apparently I didn't tag this? How did that happen? The one where it really was all a dream.
fandom:inception  author:enjambment  pairing:arthur/eames  type:dreamingfucksyouup  type:closetocanonau  type:posttext  type:workingitout  type:lifegetsintheway  type:epic  type:fandomclassic  from delicious
march 2011 by blottingtheink
butterflythread: WELCOME CEREAL CONVENTION
Le Papillon sequel; Arthur knows about Eames's new tattoo.

|| Continues to be engrossing, full of ust, forbidden love, and all-around creepy-pants. I don't love it unreservedly, but it has settled under my skin and it itches pretty damn good.

Note: One of the benefits of commentfic is interaction with the author--there are some really great comments and character exploration on this thread. I especially liked the observation that Arthur didn't like Eames's tattoos, but they were there, under Eames's skin, and he wanted to bite them--yesssssssss exactly.
fandom:inception  author:cobweb_diamond  pairing:arthur/eames  type:creepy  type:sequel  type:alternateuniverse  type:serialkiller  type:morallydubious  type:ust  type:commentfic  from delicious
february 2011 by blottingtheink
forpetrichor: [fic] this is why we don't like black widow: (1/3)
The one where it's strangely like MERLIN the fratboy epic, wherein the major characters are writing a text that is the original text for an absurd college course (comic books, in this case), but also with sadder edges, and a mighty fine love pentagon because Arthur is in love with Ariadne.
fandom:inception  author:forpetrichor  pairing:arthur/eames  type:contemporaryau  type:college  type:justforfun  type:pining!  type:love-shape  from delicious
february 2011 by blottingtheink
butterflythread: WELCOME CEREAL CONVENTION
Serial Killer AU -- Eames is the cop, Arthur is the serial killer who protects Arthur by sabotaging his subway train.

OH MY GOD WHAT. Brilliantly, creepy-crawlingly written, honestly, a delight to read...but the part of me that achingly loves good people has trouble with serial killer love. The author's comment that he's possibly a vigilante helps. If anything, this is a higher recommendation--I enjoyed it A LOT, even though I find the idea ethically questionable.
fandom:inception  author:cobweb-diamond  pairing:arthur/eames  type:alternateuniverse  type:kinkmeme  type:creepy  type:stylisticappreciation  type:serialkiller  from delicious
february 2011 by blottingtheink
inception_kink: Prompt Post No. 11 - The One Where Eames's Ex Is the Old Spice Guy
"Look at your man, and back at me. I'm the man your man will never be. Look down," Isaiah says, and for the first time Arthur notices the huge pile of rose petals on the ground.

|| Oh my god, HILARIOUS, I laughed like a dying horse and aggravated my illness, and I DON'T EVEN CARE.
fandom:inception  author:anon  pairing:arthur/eames  type:crackiscrazysauce  type:hilarifying  from delicious
february 2011 by blottingtheink
enjambament: fic: In Our Line of Work [1/2]
Arthur wakes up and realizes the last ten years of his life have been a dream. He is nineteen, and he can barely remember where he is. What he can remember is the ghost of Eames’ hands pressed down on his chest trying frantically to stop the blood flooding up around his fingers as Arthur died (as he woke up).

|| I literally gave a great heaving sigh at the end. The best type of relief and satisfaction--seriously, how did I miss this one?
fandom:inception  author:enjambment  pairing:arthur/eames  type:ohwownorly  type:justthisedgeofpainful  type:awesome  type:closetocanonau  type:dreamingfucksyouup  type:epic  type:plotty  from delicious
february 2011 by blottingtheink
eleveninches: Inception comment fic (2/2): The House That Cobb Built
The first and last time Eames was invited to the Cobb's. Arthur/Eames, Cobb, Philippa, James, OCs.

|| Hilarious Cobb-voice. I've said it before, I think, but one thing I love about Inception is that it is both heartbreaking and completely ridiculous (COBB. SO MANY FEELINGS. MANSQUINT OF PAIN) and eleveninches does very, very well by the ridiculous. Love.
fandom:inception  author:eleveninches  pairing:arthur/eames  type:hilarifying  type:crackiscrazysauce  type:posttext  from delicious
february 2011 by blottingtheink
Origin Stories - laceymcbain - Inception (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
The story of how Eames and Arthur meet is one of the great legends of the dream-sharing profession.

|| Oh, I love this. The title is perfect, as is the ending--it is just that, an ORIGIN story, and it doesn't try to tell us the ending--

Yesssssssssssssssssssss. Hearteyes.
fandom:inception  author:laceymcbain  pairing:arthur/eames  type:endingiswhoa  type:abouttheexecution  type:backstory  length:1-5k  from delicious
february 2011 by blottingtheink
weatherfront: The Waking Years [1/3]
Eames and Arthur fall into bed together because of pop psychology and then, well, fall deeper. Wonderful post-canon--hilarious and a really, really enjoyable read. Truly. Everyone in this is just fun. Also, Arthur says this:

“You’re never seen me conduct an autopsy,” says Arthur. “It’s gets pretty hectic, I should tell you, mostly I just use my teeth and my nails--”

|| HOW CAN YOU RESIST?
fandom:inception  author:weatherfront  pairing:arthur/eames  type:awesome  type:posttext  type:jobfic  type:hilarifying  type:sillysillyboys  from delicious
january 2011 by blottingtheink
"you're waiting for the G train..." - fic: the fabulist
Sometimes Eames tells himself lies like he’s setting himself a dare, like how he tells himself he’s in love with Arthur, how he’s desperate to have Arthur love him back. That’s a good one.
fandom:inception  author:tequilideas  pairing:arthur/eames  type:ouchmyheart  type:characterization  type:unrequited  type:pining!  from delicious
january 2011 by blottingtheink
for all the world's a stage - M_Leigh - Inception (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
Uh, Shakespeare!AU. Dom is Shakespeare, Eames is Burbage, and Arthur is the hot young thing they've hired to play Juliet. So, all of those things, minus ANY HISTORICAL ACCURACY WHATSOEVER.

|| Delightful!
fandom:inception  author:m_leigh  pairing:arthur/eames  type:alternateuniverse  type:fluff  from delicious
january 2011 by blottingtheink
inception_kink: Prompt Post No. 11
What am I doing? I know better than to follow kinkmeme wips, shit, shit shit...and yet. Arthur is the son of Santa Claus. That's right.
fandom:inception  author:amazingly_me  pairing:arthur/eames  type:workinprogress  type:fluff  type:alternateuniverse  type:kinkmeme  type:crackiscrazysauce  from delicious
january 2011 by blottingtheink
Lions and Tigers
What were you like as a kid?” Eames asks him.

“Quiet,” Arthur says. “I lived in my head a lot. You?”

“I did too,” Eames replies. “Only I was never quiet about it.”

|| Oh my goodness this is too brilliant, and it's not crack, as much as I also want the crack version (to be fair, we already have the My Little Ponies and the Winnie the Pooh, so I suppose I can be content). No, this is soft and realistic and GREAT.
fandom:inception  author:starlingthefool  pairing:arthur/eames  type:crossover  fandom:calvinandhobbes  type:backstory  type:birdsongsweet  type:awesome  from delicious
january 2011 by blottingtheink
cmonkatiekatie: I wrote this for the kink meme a while a
Arthur dreams in black and white.

|| OH YES PLZ--I love this version, especially Eames's response, yesyesyes. Seriously: this is a really, really wonderful take on a prompt that could have gone boring, cliche directions but it DOESN'T and I love it.
fandom:inception  author:cmonkatiekatie  pairing:arthur/eames  type:somethingperfect  type:characterization  type:soaring  type:softly  from delicious
december 2010 by blottingtheink
Early Returns
The one where they work at a paper, and it is brilliant and hilarious and brilliant and hilarious and no, really, it made me laugh out loud multiple times and that, that almost never happens. YAYS!
fandom:inception  author:anon  pairing:arthur/eames  type:alternateuniverse  type:awesome  type:laughingmyassoff  type:abouttheexecution 
december 2010 by blottingtheink
amazingly_me: Fic: And I Feel Fine
“Honestly? You can be as love struck as you want, but you’re going to have to do it on your own because I have to run across a room full of highly-trained assassins now,” Delia says.

“I’m not a sonnet kind of guy,” Arthur says. “I’m just not.”

|| OH MY GOD YES THIS IS HILARIOUS YES--also, characterization surprisingly insightful for something this deliciously cracky, oh, it makes me shiver with delight.
fandom:inception  author:amazingly_me  pairing:arthur/eames  type:laughingmyassoff  type:wewerealwaysinlove  type:sillysillyboys 
december 2010 by blottingtheink
torakowalski: Fic: Please Don't Ask Me To Spend The Night (girl!Arthur/girl!Eames)
Wah! Yay! Genderbending Arthur and Eames, a nice exploration. (Caveat: it's mostly like Arthur/Eames but with girlsex. I still really, really, really want the one that has them as women and makes them deal with that in their world and then they fuck. I'm dreaming bigger, okay?)
fandom:inception  author:torakowalksi  pairing:arthur/eames  type:genderfuck  type:smmmmmmmut 
november 2010 by blottingtheink
tornadobelt: Deja Fucking Deja Vu
Oh lord. This is incredible. Nash's story, because a. why the fuck not, and b. this shit is intense, and c. of course everyone is in love with Arthur.
fandom:inception  author:weatherfront  pairing:arthur/eames  pairing:arthur/nash  type:unrequited  type:ouchmyheart  type:abouttheexecution  type:backstory  type:canonexpansion  type:awesome 
october 2010 by blottingtheink
gyzym: Inception Fic: take the long way home (soft as the radio), Ariadne/Yusuf, Arthur/Eames, PG-13
"The thought washes over her, steady and calming like a warm breeze, that this could be her own kind of love story."

Wahhh. I think this is the first fic to really sell me on the Ariadne/Yusuf idea, but it may have gotten it to stick. I am somehow not surprised that it is gyzym who managed it.

Also, this a beautiful continuation of domestic!verse.
fandom:inception  author:gyzym  pairing:ariadne/yusuf  pairing:arthur/eames  type:softly  type:characterization 
october 2010 by blottingtheink
gyzym: Wherever You Will Be (That's Where I'll Call Home): Domesticverse Master Post
osadjfjpoygoihclsdakfjoayhjkvcioxuyhdspaljzs;l nc. GUYS GUYS GUYS.

I am sure I am the latest to this trainbusplane, but DOMESTIC VERSE has SEVEN STORIES and A MASTERPOST and I HAVE NOT READ THREE OF THEM OH MY GOD HOW HAVE I BEEN FAILED THIS BAD. doahgoiihjzcsldna.

This, recced a million times forever.
fandom:inception  author:gyzym  pairing:arthur/eames  type:characterization  type:awesome  type:somethingperfect  type:happilyeverafter  type:future  type:longandsatisfying  type:noneofthisiseasy  type:posttext  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:workingitout  type:domestic 
october 2010 by blottingtheink
Half-Way Gone - the_moonmoth - Inception (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
"This was inspired by a mental image of Eames, with all the same traits that fandom loves, but just happening to be a woman," says moonmoth--and oh, she follows through. This Eames. This one. I fell a little in love with her too.
fandom:inception  author:the_moonmoth  pairing:arthur/eames  type:characterization  type:alternateuniverse  type:genderfuck  type:awesome  type:becausecharacterlove 
october 2010 by blottingtheink
thisismycalling: Arthur & Eames | Under the Sheets
OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD. almostgaby uses their previous work as well, and sets up a narrative that--you don't know the exact story, but you've got the music and their expressions and the arthur/eames framework and honey it WORKS.

Plus, how are they so hot. Fuck, their MOUTHS. FUCK.
fandom:inception  author:almostgaby  pairing:arthur/eames  type:vid  type:backstory  type:hottt 
october 2010 by blottingtheink
foxxcub: Fic: Dog Days Are Over
“Eames.” Arthur resists shoving a hand through his hair. “We can’t just go around looking like—”

“Like teenagers?” Eames’ smile gets disgustingly wide.

|| D'awwwwwwwwwwww. Meltingly sweet.
fandom:inception  author:foxxcub  pairing:arthur/eames  type:crackiscrazysauce  type:sillysillyboys  type:birdsongsweet  type:highschoolau 
october 2010 by blottingtheink
it’s telling you that I’m a mess (the hardest thing I’ve ever done) 1/6
Eames is a Forger. It fucks with his personal life. But then Arthur makes it better! Enjoyable fluff--AND an interesting look into what forging could do to your awareness of others. Short, for that purpose, but very fun.
fandom:inception  author:anon  pairing:arthur/eames  type:dreamingfucksyouup  type:short  type:fluff 
october 2010 by blottingtheink
Up Into The Stars - Fic: The Story of Arthur's Life (Inception, Arthur/Eames)
"The story of Arthur's life isn't even a real story. It doesn't have a beginning. He doesn't know anything about his life before he's six years old, old enough to remember."

WAH. The characters in this are finely done--and by fine, I mean, made fine, made thin and delicate and breakable--but with the same strength as silk. Arthur is a polyglot without a past; Eames is.
fandom:inception  author:zetaori  pairing:arthur/eames  type:ouchmyheart  type:backstory  type:justthisedgeofpainful  type:surviving 
october 2010 by blottingtheink
guns_and_butter: fic: a contraption, armed to the teeth
Um, oh holy fuck. Reminds me of the hackthis one where Arthur is tortured, and also of the domestic!verse where they were always in love, but took a while because they're both fucking practical and goddamn, turns out if you put two awesome things together it's still awesome. This is really, really good.
fandom:inception  author:guns-and-butter  pairing:arthur/eames  type:plotty  type:wewerealwaysinlove  type:dreamingfucksyouup  type:backstory  warningtype:characterdeath  type:happilyeverafter 
october 2010 by blottingtheink
I bet Nureyev never had to deal with this shit.
And this should NOT work, but as someone commented, their characters have been transposed with such CARE, and then the development is exquisite. I am left caring much, much more about ballet than I had ever anticipated--in fact, so, so so so much fun, I can't even.
fandom:inception  author:cobweb-diamond  pairing:arthur/eames  type:alternateuniverse  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:characterization 
october 2010 by blottingtheink
angelheaded hipsters - Inception Fic: Believe Me if You Can (The House at Pooh Corner), Arthur/Eames, PG-13 R [1/2]
In a world where Arthur is Rabbit, Eames is Tigger, Cobb is Pooh, Yusuf is Eeyore, Ariadne is Piglet and Saito is Owl, nothing makes sense anymore.

OH MY GOD. Oh my GOD, people, OH MY GOD. This is absurd. I mean, it is honestly ABSURD. But it is also a STORY and it's hilarious and terrifying and hilarious and heartwarming and a big fuck yeah for all the ass-kicking grandmas out there--FUCK. How do these people do it.
fandom:inception  author:gyzym  pairing:arthur/eames  type:crossover  type:crackiscrazysauce  type:dreamingfucksyouup 
october 2010 by blottingtheink
ILU - Fic - Renovations
In which Eames builds a nest and (accidentally) lures Arthur into it

Slowly building fluff that tastes like honey and intriguing characterization. The great thing about Inception is most of the characters are so tantalizingly one-dimensional in an incredibly imagined world--I wonder if that's what makes us believe there can be--or is--more to them. Ah, well. I should sleep. And one should read this, because it is delightful.
fandom:inception  author:joosetta  pairing:arthur/eames  type:fluff  type:wooing  type:birdsongsweet 
october 2010 by blottingtheink
angelheaded hipsters - Inception Fic: to tell you the truth i prefer the worst in you, Arthur/Eames, R
Eames starts the day by sitting on a pack of cigarettes.

FLAIL FLAIL FLAIL FLAIL! alkdfjoiahv;alsdjfoasdufj. I am in love with this universe. Same world as "between my reflex and my resolve" and "this life looks good on you;" only Eames is sick. Much more lighthearted than "reflex," but leavens it with some great moments of insight into motivation and the riskiness of love & dreams. song of my HEART.
fandom:inception  author:gyzym  pairing:arthur/eames  type:fluff  type:sick!fic  type:sequel  type:birdsongsweet  type:characterization 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
is it total crackpot day again? - Fic: But It's A Good Refrain. + Allison Janney!
"You have to kiss,” one of the portraits on the wall informs them in tones of sternest authority. If Arthur squints, the fierce-featured, curly-haired woman pictured reminds him a bit of one of his great aunts. In which the dream world is cupid-ing Arthur and Eames together, and it is definitely not Arthur's fault.

Heart!
fandom:inception  author:amazingly_me  pairing:arthur/eames  type:sillysillyboys  type:dreamingfucksyouup 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
Fiction By Raven - High Maintenance
Sometimes, Eames can't believe that Arthur is actually obtainable and not just something decorative to be admired from a distance.
fandom:inception  author:raven-fic  pairing:arthur/eames  type:sillysillyboys  type:softly 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
The Last Romantics - [fic]: can't buy this sort of happiness
Eames orders a mail-order bride, but instead he gets an Arthur.

We knew this would happen eventually. And now there are at least two. Yay! Cracky & sweet; rather like a marshmellow in nutritional content, but oh so fluffydelicious.
fandom:inception  author:knowmydark  pairing:arthur/eames  type:crackiscrazysauce  type:pretendmarried 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
angelheaded hipsters - Inception Fic: A Whole New World, Arthur/Eames, PG13 to R [1/2]
In which Cobb decides two babysitters are better than one, Saito proves that money can buy happiness, and Eames is excellent with children. Oh, and Arthur's a fucking Disney princess.

I laughed. Out loud. Multiple times. No one is really a person except for Arthur, Eames, James & Phillipa, but that's more than enough. Plus, the movie doesn't really give us good reason to believe that Saito doesn't actually talk like that, or that Cobb doesn't spend his life squinting. Really, really fun.
fandom:inception  author:gyzym  pairing:arthur/eames  pairing:cobb/saito  type:crackiscrazysauce  type:justforfun  type:laughingmyassoff 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
angelheaded hipsters - Inception Fic: this life looks good on you, Arthur/Eames, R
"They're...not exactly living together." BUT ONLY BECAUSE NOBODY HAS SAID ANYTHING YAY FLUFF. It's like pretend-married woke-up-married, only, in a relationship. Hearts.
fandom:inception  author:gyzym  pairing:arthur/eames  type:fluff  type:wewerealwaysinlove  type:sillysillyboys  type:everyoneelseknows 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
hackthis: Inception - TSE ATCAI AELA - Arthur/Eames, PG-13
"Karma. Schadenfreude. Revenge. Vengeance. Getting your just deserts. Payback.

The things you do will always come back to you.

Always.

It's just a matter of time."

Holy FUCKING shit. Warning: character death and mildly graphic violence. HOLY FUCKING SHIT.
fandom:inception  author:hackthis  pairing:arthur/eames  type:ouchmyheart  type:abouttheexecution  warningtype:characterdeath 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
smallacts: make a home from a rented house
“Stir fry, but I didn’t make enough for you,” Arthur replies, hunching over his plate protectively, and elbowing Eames when he doesn’t back away quickly enough.

WHY DO I LOVE PRETEND MARRIED SO MUCH ARGH. This is delicious.
fandom:inception  author:smallacts  pairing:arthur/eames  type:pretendmarried  type:wewerealwaysinlove  type:sillysillyboys 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
angelheaded hipsters - Inception Fic: between my reflex and my resolve; Arthur/Eames; PG-13 to R
"Darling," Eames says, only half joking, "you know I'm fond of you, but if you don’t stop this lead-me-on-a-merry-chase business, I may have to kill you."
fandom:inception  author:gyzym  pairing:arthur/eames  type:sillysillyboys  type:justthisedgeofpainful  type:banter 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
mistakes! at the hair salon - fic: well, alright, okay, you win
Either Arthur has an unrequited crush on Eames or Eames has one on Arthur. Also, Cobb is single-minded, Ariadne feels awkward, Eames is naked, Yusuf listens to Madonna, Saito buys a country, and Arthur might have rage blackouts.

Also: really, really wonderful description of the way it feels, sometimes, to realize you've fallen in love with someone, and a totally realistic analysis of one reason Eames/Arthur are idiots/the best ever. HEART.
fandom:inception  author:tequilideas  pairing:arthur/eames  type:sillysillyboys  type:wewerealwaysinlove 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
You look like an angel - [Fic] Incipit (Inception, Eames/Arthur)
Arthur has been his editor from the beginning. Eames says he won't work with anyone else, and what Arthur will never tell him is that he would cut anyone who tried.

EEEEEEEEEE.
fandom:inception  author:thehoyden  pairing:arthur/eames  type:somethingperfect  type:wewerealwaysinlove  type:alternateuniverse  type:crossover 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
hackthis: Inception - j'veux ton amour, et je m'en fous d'après (Eames/Arthur NC-17, 1/2)
"No, darling," his mother says. "Work didn't call, Arthur called."

Awwww. Sweet and tender. A painterly, artistic Eames we only rarely get in this fandom so far; goodness knows though, hackthis may set off a deluge. Muted, as she so often is--and yet so very, very observant, as always. Absolutely worth it.
fandom:inception  author:hackthis  pairing:arthur/eames  type:birdsongsweet  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:happilyeverafter 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
jibrailis: Fic: The Gates of Horn and Ivory
"In Greek mythology," Arthur continues, "in The Odyssey, there's this image of these two gates. Penelope, wife of Odysseus, has a dream in which there is a gate of horn and a gate of ivory. True dreams pass through the gate of horn. False dreams pass through the gate of ivory."

|| OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD. WOW. This is one the deftest pieces in this fandom I have read; holy shit, way to USE the possibilities dreamworlds give us OH MY GOD I could hardly BREATHE, people, I just. No words.
fandom:inception  author:jibrailis  pairing:arthur/eames  type:dreamingfucksyouup  type:awesome  type:endingiswhoa  type:justthisedgeofpainful 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
futureperfect: fic: scruff, arthur/eames (inception)
Eames shows up in a wifebeater, torn jeans, and messy hair and Arthur is all, "HNNNGGG" aka 2300-odd words of gratuitous appreciation of Tom Hardy Eames via Arthur's gaze. Nom nom.

HOLY FUCK. Nom nom is right. Sometimes, it is good to be the gazer. Plus, motherfuck, the ending just about killed me. HILarious.
fandom:inception  author:futureperfect  pairing:arthur/eames  type:smmmmmmmut  type:sillysillyboys  type:banter 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
Fiction By Raven - here's looking at you
"Arthur’s always known how to get under Eames' skin; from the first time they’d touched, Eames knew if a stray dog like he could ever belong to anyone, he belonged to Arthur." Casablanca AU. OH. Never seen the movie, but I ended this literally clutching at my stomach. OH.
fandom:inception  author:raven-fic  pairing:arthur/eames  pairing:arthur/cobb  type:alternateuniverse  type:ouchmyheart  type:somethingperfect  type:unrequited 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
My Atelier - Fic: Three Weeks
"Eames wakes up for the tenth day in a row lying next to Arthur, and promptly panics." This is lovely.
fandom:inception  author:bauble  pairing:arthur/eames  type:birdsongsweet  type:short  type:softly 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
The Inescapable Charm of the Countdown
OH MY GOD GUYS. I have not seen an AU do the movie better. Prosecution!Arthur and Defense!Eames--I did not think this would lead to magic, but oh, my loves, oh, it did.
fandom:inception  author:amazingly_me  pairing:arthur/eames  type:alternateuniverse  type:dreamingfucksyouup  type:characterization  type:plotty  type:longandsatisfying 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
vlieger: hi, so. just finished an absolutely terr
"Eames ducks his chin inside his collar, leaning back against the wall outside Arthur's apartment building, and twists his mouth, thinking with a sigh about Arthur standing disheveled and half-dressed in his doorway, eyes sharp, perfect frown still in place.

It really is too much gorgeous incongruity for any ordinary person to handle." Beautiful pining, beautiful description & spot-on dialogue. No shit. And it all works out, as it should. A+.
fandom:inception  author:vileger  pairing:arthur/eames  type:pining!  type:banter  type:characterization 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
Are You Working Up To Something? (Arthur/Eames, R)
The one where everyone thinks they're dating, and oops, they totes are, but Arthur is the last to figure out and it = best ever. :)
fandom:inception  author:suchdisguise  pairing:arthur/eames  type:fluff  type:wewerealwaysinlove  type:sillysillyboys  type:banter 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
inception_kink: SAPIOSEXUALITY THREAD
OH GOD THIS IS THE MOST AWESOME THREAD EVER.

Also I did not even know there was a word for that. Welcome to my life.

HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGHHHHHHHHH
fandom:inception  author:anon  pairing:arthur/eames  type:smartishottt  type:laughingmyassoff  type:banter  type:somethingperfect 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
"Dial by Fire" (Arthur/Eames, NC-17)
Prompt: Arthur and Eames suck at phone sex.
Summary: This is true.

HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Hot in places, but mostly wonderful for the hilarious sidesplitting. Also the realistically bad phonesex is bestever.
fandom:inception  author:anon  pairing:arthur/eames  type:laughingmyassoff  type:crackiscrazysauce  type:kinkmeme  type:badsex 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
torakowalski: Fic: Everybody Needs Somewhere To Go (Arthur/Eames)
Arthur doesn’t see Eames for seven months after the inception job.

He doesn’t miss him, obviously, because that would imply a level of attachment that Arthur doesn’t feel for anyone except for maybe Cobb.

|| OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD GUYS. The way this goes from THAT to--to--to where it goes--it might be fast but I LOVE THE HONESTY. akldfskhfaoihfd. I don't know, I think I'm convinced that telling it like it is is a job hazard. Except for, you know, Cobb. Anyway. Lovely.
fandom:inception  author:torakowalksi  pairing:arthur/eames  type:characterization  type:wewerealwaysinlove  type:endingiswhoa  type:posttext  type:softly  length:1-5k 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
You look like an angel - [Fic] Jamais Vu (Inception, Eames/Arthur)
It starts when Yusuf comes to them with a proposal.

"Think," he urges them. "It would be an incredible advantage with a militarized subconscious."

"If you get the combination and dosage correct," Arthur says warily. "Otherwise, you're left with a subject and projections more content to contemplate their toes than answer questions."

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. Guys. Guys. This is so sweet. Aw.
fandom:inception  author:thehoyden  pairing:arthur/eames  type:birdsongsweet  type:dreamingfucksyouup  type:firsttime  type:wewerealwaysinlove 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
Towards Zero
"Five levels down, and five to dig yourself back out. Arthur met Eames' projection long before he met Eames." Oh fuck. This shit. Fuck.
fandom:inception  author:mirabella  pairing:arthur/eames  type:dreamingfucksyouup  type:characterization  type:pining!  type:ouchmyheart 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
Warm Light of Morning
"In which there is inevitably a morning after." Oh my god. This is so great. I'm loving that, more and more, I'm seeing different ways that people can put these two together and still have them recognizable characters. And this? This may be the one I was waiting for.
fandom:inception  author:cmonkatiekatie  pairing:arthur/eames  type:birdsongsweet  type:characterization  type:endingiswhoa  type:thisishowwedevelop  length:1-5k 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
les jeux sont faits
"There are only a handful of stupid things Arthur has done in his life and one of those things is Eames." Ouch.
fandom:inception  pairing:arthur/eames  author:tequilideas  type:backstory  type:ouchmyheart  type:characterization 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
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