Texts from last night, Arthur and Eames edition #2
Inception AU: Eames and Arthur were together back before they were introduced to dreamshare. Eames used to have nightmares; Arthur made them better. Now that they’ve broken up, Eames’ nightmares have come back. But it might be kind of worth it, because now Arthur is talking to him again. Words by the darling fadedhues.
Arthur/Eames AU — Partners.
In which Arthur and Eames did not get along very well during training at The Academy, and are later forced to cooperate when partnered up based on their complimentary skill sets: Arthur, the calm and organized detective proficient in research and analyzing evidence, whereas Eames excels in hand-to-hand combat and the powers of persuasion.
“Don’t call me Scully.”
“It’s hardly an insult, darling, Gillian Anderson was quite the sex idol back in the day.”
I WANT THIS STORY AND I WANT IT TO BE A MILLION WORDS LONG.
Jesus Christ, please can I have this story? The one where Bob sees this kid, drunk and stupid on love, singing on a stage to a girl that’ll never notice, not the way she should. This girl that’ll never treat him right, and it isn’t pity that he feels clawing at his belly, no, it’s bigger than that, stronger, when he sends over another beer and a crooked smile.
It’s never a surprise for him, later, when Arthur taps out a beat to the Smiths, when his voice goes deeper with alcohol and he leans in to sing along. When this foolish, stubborn man curls into him, still just as stupid on love. Only this time Bob can wrap a hand around the back of his neck, can curve his palm around the flush he knows his there, and get a smile in return.
I’m feeling old school this weekend. Anyone have Merlin/Arthur or Arthur/Eames recs for me? Doesn’t have to be new, I kind of want to hunker down with the warm, fuzzy old favorites.