Arthur/Eames, Inception, 5k, PG-13
Summary: Ariadne watches Arthur and Eames. There is something there in the way they watch each other, in the way the lines of Arthur's back tense beneath his pinstriped suit when Eames flicks him, but she doesn’t know what she’s looking for.
i went to see inception again last night, and it was even better than it was the first time. now i want to see it a third time. someone needs to add a disclaimer before that movie: warning: may cause inception. do not watch if you want to think about anything else for the next month.
anyway, it sent me on a second frenzied inception fic search, during which i discovered this gem.
this is a little different from the fics i usually read. it's established relationship, told from an outsider's PoV, not plot-centric, and just the slightest bit too schmoopy. however, i think everyone who ships arthur/eames needs to read it. it'll increase your love for the ship exponentially, i promise.
the fic is told from ariadne's perspective as she tries to figure out what exactly arthur and eames mean to each other. she initially thinks they flirt like children, but cobb tells her to look more closely for something else. what ariadne sees is a series of beautiful moments in arthur and eames' relationship that quietly reveal the depth of their love for each other.
don't expect heart-wrenching angst or mind-bending mysteries. this fic is pure fluff, but it's the kind of gentle fluff that makes your heart swell and gives you the fuzzies. it made me realise just how much i love arthur/eames. up until i read it, the ship intrigued me, but not to the point where i couldn't read fics that paired arthur and eames up with other characters. now my heart is in raging OTP mode. as in, i will dismember anyone who tries to separate arthur and eames with my bare hands mode (think insanity wolf meets harmony shippers.)
the story isn't just about a relationship; it's about a romance. the author does a wonderful job portraying these small moments of understanding and intimacy between arthur and eames that speak volumes about how much they care about each other. the writing is lovely -- bursting with emotion, but not over the top. there's a gorgeous scene when arthur and eames are dancing together that i can't stop thinking about.
honestly, right now i want to climb onto my rooftop and shout my love for arthur/eames to the world. or work on this inception fic i started the other night. i don't know which one's crazier...