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Fic: The Inescapable Charm of The Countdown [Part 2] 
11th-Sep-2010 06:38 pm
Title: The Inescapable Charm of The Countdown
Rating: PG-13 (for language)
Characters/Pairings: Arthur/Eames, Cobb/Mal (plus Yusuf, Ariadne, Saito, and blink-and-you'll-miss-him Robert).
Spoilers/Warnings: Well, it follows the plot of the movie (with the character death that implies). But besides that? Nothing!
Summary: The worst thing about Eames, Arthur decides as he pulls his Thai leftovers from the office fridge the next day, is how infuriatingly competent he is. Arthur absolutely cannot fucking stand it. From the inception_kink prompt, "Arthur is a defense attorney, Eames is a prosecutor. (or, you know, the other way round. Whatever you think fits them best)." I did flip it around, for the record!
Disclaimer: Inception is absolutely not mine, nor is anything you recognize from it.
Notes: So, yes! This took much longer than I expected, and grew much wordier than I expected. About 30 pages wordier, to be exact. But it was wonderfully fun to write, and now here it is! Also, apologies for the legal inaccuracies. I know there are at least a few, and on that note, I will not be held responsible for anyone who uses this fic as their guide to navigating a court of law. ;]

James and Philippa come into the office with Cobb during the third week of March (Mal needs a break, Cobb says tightly), and on the whole they are remarkably well-behaved.Collapse )
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19th-Sep-2010 12:11 am (UTC)
Hooray! I'm glad you liked it, thank you for the comment. :]
19th-Sep-2010 05:24 am (UTC)
Oh man, this is a fantastic story. *____*
25th-Sep-2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! I'm glad you liked it. :]

(P.S.: Um, your writing is amazing. Which I feel like I've probably told you in comments on one or two of your stories, but. I FEEL THE NEED TO MENTION IT AGAIN? Yes.)
19th-Sep-2010 02:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, that was utterly awesome. I hadn't imagined an AU where the whole dream technology thing was still in place -- jus tnot for Arthur and Eames -- but you made it work so wonderfully well.
25th-Sep-2010 09:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks! At first I was just going to write them as lawyers, but then the idea of PASIV technology existing started creeping in, and I decided to just embrace it, haha. I'm glad you liked it! :]
19th-Sep-2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is lots of fun! You managed to make the legal profession in NY more exciting and sexy than it actually is, but not in a way that makes me roll my eyes and exit out of the story (as so many TV shows and movies featuring lawyers do). Well done :)
25th-Sep-2010 09:16 pm (UTC)
Heeee. I'm glad I amped it up just the right amount! Thanks very much for the comment, I'm glad you liked it. :]
21st-Sep-2010 04:46 am (UTC)
This is just shockingly great. I'm astonished that it didn't come up on my recs list before. I'm floored.
25th-Sep-2010 09:16 pm (UTC)
Well thank you very much! :] I'm glad you liked it, and thanks for the lovely comment.
21st-Sep-2010 11:14 am (UTC)
This is FANTASTIC, I love your eye for detail and the natural feel to all the interpersonal dynamics. And although I can't say I LOVE how ripped-apart my heart felt during the Cobb-and-Mal mess, it was pretty damn impressive nonetheless :D
25th-Sep-2010 09:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I won't say I'm pleased to have caused heart-ripped-apart feelings because, come on. That's just mean. But that was the point, so I'm pleased it worked! :]
21st-Sep-2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
What a marvellous read! Thank you so much for the wonderful journey! I'm sure other people have said this, but I just love how you intertwine canon with your story into a big pile of awesomenesss. ♥

Also, your icon <3
25th-Sep-2010 09:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much! "Big pile of awesomeness" is a pretty fantastic way to have one's writing described, haha. I'm really glad you liked it!
23rd-Sep-2010 05:34 am (UTC)
Really intriguing, thanks!
25th-Sep-2010 09:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. :]
26th-Sep-2010 07:51 am (UTC)
This was SO SATISFYING thank you!
27th-Sep-2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome-- thank you for the comment! :]
26th-Sep-2010 09:40 am (UTC)
I read this a little while ago, found it again, and now it is bookmarked :D
Wonderful, brilliant story. Everything about it was utterly perfect.
27th-Sep-2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much for the comment-- I'm glad you liked it! And flattered to have it bookmarked, haha. :]
28th-Sep-2010 01:45 am (UTC)
Oh, this story was amazing, brilliant--so entertaining! I adored the dynamic between Arthur and Eames, particularly. Thanks so much for sharing this!
9th-Oct-2010 05:47 am (UTC)
Thanks very much! I'm glad you liked it. :]
29th-Sep-2010 09:29 am (UTC)

That was great.

9th-Oct-2010 05:47 am (UTC)
Thank you! :]
29th-Sep-2010 09:38 am (UTC)
Poor Arthur--having to pull away from Eames because of talk! Confused Eames, emailing him! My heart was getting squished. And then at the end, choosing loyalty to his friend over his love of the law, and then running off with Eames. Wow. Really well done.
9th-Oct-2010 05:48 am (UTC)
Thanks very much! The emails made me quite sad to write, haha.

I'm glad you liked it! :]
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9th-Oct-2010 05:48 am (UTC)
Thank you very, very much! I am always pleased to provoke capslock. ;]

I'm glad you liked it!
6th-Oct-2010 01:01 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, this sucked me in immediately and the way it unfolded kept me right under. Extraordinarily good, tightly written, with characterisation I loved. Fantastic work!
9th-Oct-2010 05:49 am (UTC)
Hooray! Thank you for the lovely comment. I'm so glad you liked it! :]
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