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darkhavens
23 January 2011 @ 12:47 am
Fic: Inception: "If Angels Fight...", Arthur/Eames, PG
New year, new 50k target at findyourwords. Aaaaaand new fandom. *headdesk*

For those waiting on the Stargate Spander fic: It's still coming, just slowly. My brain seems to have slipped back into drabble-gear, so I'm going to take advantage of that as much as I can and write snippets of the Spander whilst noodling around with my other boys as and when the fancy takes me.

And so, I introduce my new fandom: Inception. The movie could have been better, but the alluded to Arthur/Eames backstory wound itself around my slashy little heart and won't let go. Q: What can you do?

A: Write fic! And, because my Pookie was off enjoying herself in Hobbitland, I had nobody to talk me out of joining a Last Drabble Writer Standing comm in a fandom I've never written before. So, really, this is all her fault. *nods*


Author: darkhavens
Title: If Angels Fight...
Fandom: Pairing: Inception: Arthur/Eames
Rating: PG
Words: 300
Spoilers: None
Concrit: Please. If you spot a typo or a grammar glitch, feel free to tell me in comments.
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Warnings/Squicks: None
Summary: Ariadne asked Eames about when he fell in love with Arthur.
Notes1: My first A/E, written for round one of ae_ldws, Genre: Time Travel; Prompt: Solar Eclipse.
Notes2: Title taken from Shakespeare's Richard II: if angels fight, weak men must fall, for heaven still guards the right. I blame tabaqui. ;)


If Angels Fight...

Arthur froze in the office doorway, his glance bouncing from Ariadne's rapt expression to Eames's lascivious grin to the PASIV sitting open on the table between them.

"Eames, what have you done?"

"Nothing terrible, darling. Ariadne wanted to know when it was that you stole my heart. I decided it would be more fun to show than tell, so we went time-travelling."

"You forged me. Again. I keep telling you-"

"Your angelic youthfulness has to be seen to be believed, my love."

"Contrary to popular opinion-" Arthur glared at a gleefully unrepentant Eames, "-I wasn't twelve the first time we met. I was working for the government-"

"CIA," Eames whispered helpfully.

"-and I was old enough to recognise trouble when I saw it."

"I fell in love with you then and all you ever do is mock me for it."

Looking mildly curious, Arthur asked, "Was that before or after I shot you in the face?"

"The fourth time was definitely the charm," Eames answered, delighted, then turned to Ariadne. "They'd never worked with a forger before. I played at being a projection to see how long it would take them to find me. Eventually, Arthur got kicked to give the rest of the team a fighting chance. When they finally caught up with me, I woke to... a religious experience."

Ignoring Arthur's pained sigh, Eames leaned closer to Ariadne.

"Have you ever witnessed a solar eclipse? Watched the moon hang there in a dark sky in the middle of the day, wearing a magnificent stolen halo for one brief moment? Everyone should, at least once; it leaves you breathless. Waking to Arthur standing over me, those curls gloriously backlit, it was like he was my own personal fallen angel blotting out the sun. I opened my eyes and... fell."


findyourwords 2011:





 
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: k; summer [me]literati on January 23rd, 2011 12:53 am (UTC)
I love it!! That last bit about the moon and solar eclipse etc just slays me!

So, how many bunnies do you have and when can I see them all posted? *waits*

I'm back now. Not that this means I'll be able to stop you doing anything else but, still. Nor would I want to. *g*
darkhavens: incep a&e - and then sex happensdarkhavens on January 23rd, 2011 01:01 am (UTC)
Oh, there might be a bunny or two hopping around up there. ;)

You are an evil enabler. So evil, you can apparently enable me just by not being there to discourage me! I'm on to your sneaky ways, madam. :P

Thankee, darlin'! *smooch*
Sarah: JGLsarahyyy on January 23rd, 2011 01:10 am (UTC)
"I fell in love with you then and all you ever do is mock me for it."

OH EAMES. ♥

This was absolutely lovely and very much worth the win for the first round. =D
darkhavens: incep a&e - space betweendarkhavens on January 23rd, 2011 01:31 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Eames is wonderful fun to play with. I knew I was in trouble when I saw the pimp for the ldws comm and heard Eames's voice egging me on. *g*
Sarahsarahyyy on January 23rd, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
I had to set up a poll on my LJ to get people to talk me out of it. XD How're you doing for Week2?
darkhavens: incep a&e - a&edarkhavens on January 23rd, 2011 02:25 am (UTC)
My usual go-to voice of reason was out of touch (on holiday! the cheek of it!) and not available for the purposes of talking me down. Not that she would have, as she has noted above. *g*

I had a wonderful idea as soon as I saw the prompt, but no matter how I approach it, I cannot get it down into two hundred words. Instead, I will go off in a totally different direction and hopefully have something to post a little sooner than 2.5 hours before deadline - which was what I did last week.

I hope you have been suitably inspired to try and top the mental image of Arthur in breeches. :D
Sarah: Tom Hardy: Suck Itselfsarahyyy on January 23rd, 2011 02:16 pm (UTC)
I'm glad no one talked you out of it! Looking forward to read more A/E from you. =D

I just sent my entry in. The prompt was brilliant but the word count wasn't easy to tackle. Hope you're having an easier time with it than I was. =D

Bahahaha, I got the idea off the kink meme. XD I've been meaning to do something about the image of Arthur in breeches.
Ruricruric on January 23rd, 2011 02:01 am (UTC)
Heee - yeah A/E does kinda wrap itself around both heart and brain!

This was gorgeous and I can't wait to see more.

Didn't even realise there were such things as Last Standing drabble writer comms *G*
darkhavens: incep a&e - headphonesdarkhavens on January 23rd, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
I didn't know they existed either, until I saw the pimp for this one and Eames started whispering in my ear to go for it. *g*

You're at least partly to blame for this, you know. Those damn picspams are what finally got me to watch the movie. The first time. The rest was all me. ;)

I find I keep having thinky thoughts about the art/skill/risks of forging. The idea intrigues me mightily.

BTW, I haven't forgotten the HD exchange plan, but I'm currently in the middle of copying all my burned discs over to my shiny new hard drives so I can see how much I have of what. The list will be with you eventually and then the trade can proceed as planned. ;)
dreams_landingdreams_landing on January 23rd, 2011 02:12 am (UTC)
Oh! This is SO adorable, and that last paragraph? Simply beautiful.
Great job.
darkhavens: incep a&e - kick flirt gifdarkhavens on January 23rd, 2011 02:40 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D

Eames is such an incurable romantic sometimes, and he loves the way Arthur's left eye twitches when he says stuff like that. ;)
clair3clair3 on January 23rd, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
XDDDDDDDDDDD adorable!
darkhavens: incep a&e - a&edarkhavens on January 23rd, 2011 06:15 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
The Companion the Doctor never Talks Aboutwirrrn on January 23rd, 2011 03:39 am (UTC)

Lovely. Especially the last paragraph!
darkhavens: incep a&e - closerdarkhavens on January 23rd, 2011 06:17 am (UTC)
Thank you! I love the idea of Eames waxing rhapsodic over Arthur, just so he can watch Arthur resist the urge to kill him to shut him up. :Din
outsideth3box: Reason for everything?outsideth3box on January 23rd, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
That's just gorgeous. The last bit was lovely, as mentioned by several others. But I also loved the growly aggravation in Arthur's voice (in my head) when Eames was explaining what he and Ariadne had done. Something about that fond, growly exasperation just grabs me.

Very well done.
darkhavens: incep a&e - cue ustdarkhavens on January 23rd, 2011 06:18 am (UTC)
Thanks! Growly Arthur is a delightful image. :D
Mazthismaz on January 23rd, 2011 06:59 am (UTC)
No, no, no. I *will* not get sucked into this fandom.
I loved the exchange between them, playing on the fact that Arthur really does look to be about 12 years old. *g* And the image of a gleefully unrepentant Eames was just perfect. Very nice. But I'm going away now and I'm going to cover my eyes and block my ears.
darkhavens: incep a&e - kick flirt gifdarkhavens on January 23rd, 2011 07:16 am (UTC)
Hee! Thank you! Eames seems the type to be gleefully unrepentant about anything that gets Arthur wound up and passionate. :P

Trust me when I tell you that resistance only works for so long. I resisted for months - fic and picspams on my flist, links to vids and the damnable ad-lib scene, even face-to-face encouragement to 'Just watch the movie; you'll see!'. And then one evening just before Xmyth I was weak and I watched.

Now I'm one viewing away from hitting double figures, I have a folder of saved fic, another of saved images (Joseph Gordon-Levitt was not a new face for me but Tom Hardy has blindsided me to the point of hunting down his back catalogue to see how I managed to miss him in all this stuff I've already seen!) and I am putting serious thought into the skill/ability/danger of forging because the idea both attracts and repels me and I think if I can only understand it a little, I will learn so much about Mr Eames. And Mr Eames is the one whispering salacious things into my brain so he's the one I need to understand the most. Or at least first. *flails*

In conclusion: Good luck resisting Inception. They are already in your dreams.
tabaquitabaqui on January 23rd, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC)
*tra la la*
Heeee!
So *gleeful*, so annoyed. So lovely!
darkhavens: incep a&e - a&edarkhavens on January 29th, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
Eames seems the type to be inrepentantly gleeful every time he has the opportunity. :D Thankee!
beetle: Ariadne_beetle_ on January 29th, 2011 11:15 am (UTC)
"Contrary to popular opinion-" Arthur glared at a gleefully unrepentant Eames, "-I wasn't twelve the first time we met. I was working for the government-"

"CIA," Eames whispered helpfully.


Oh, Groupmum. . . .
::snorfles::

Looking mildly curious, Arthur asked, "Was that before or after I shot you in the face?"

Only in Inception :D

"Have you ever witnessed a solar eclipse? Watched the moon hang there in a dark sky in the middle of the day, wearing a magnificent stolen halo for one brief moment? Everyone should, at least once; it leaves you breathless. Waking to Arthur standing over me, those curls gloriously backlit, it was like he was my own personal fallen angel blotting out the sun. I opened my eyes and... fell."

That? Was beautiful.
darkhavens: incep a&e - kick flirt gifdarkhavens on January 29th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you, darlin'!

Eames is a delight to write, such a romantic. *g*

Only in Inception indeed. It's what makes it so much fun. "Was that before or after I shot you in the face?" was actually the line around which the whole drabble was built.
Goes "Ding" When There's Stuff: DC BftC Dick turnsuki_blue on February 3rd, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
Oooooooooh! OMG, the fallen angel bit!! I have a kink for that. YES!

I did not expect to see Inception fic here, but at the same time I'm not shocked at all, you little fandom whore you ;o)

I'm sort of drawn to this pairing. Will there be more?
darkhavens: incep tom hardy - fuck yesdarkhavens on February 3rd, 2011 08:22 pm (UTC)
I am such a fandom whore, it's not even real. My fandom pickup rate is speeding up exponentially and I can only wonder at what I'm going to get hooked on this coming year - and how many. o.o

Arthur was originally an avenging angel, but I decided that Eames would prefer a fallen angel, as they seem to have more fun. ;)

The draw keeps getting worse the more you see the film, I fear. They obviously have a pre-movie history, and Eames was just standing in the luggage area waiting at the end of the movie, while Arthur retrieved luggage... *happy sigh* *rolls eyes at self*

I can hook you up with some glorious fic. You know, the way I usually do. *g*
Goes "Ding" When There's Stuff: TB -- Eric Turnsuki_blue on February 4th, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC)
They obviously have a pre-movie history, and Eames was just standing in the luggage area waiting at the end of the movie, while Arthur retrieved luggage... *happy sigh* *rolls eyes at self*

*flaps* I need to re-watch that bit now!!

I can hook you up with some glorious fic. You know, the way I usually do. *g*

LOL, yes, please. Yaaaaaaaaaaay!