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Title: Presque Vu
Author: [personal profile] rageprufrock
Pairing: Arthur/Eames, Mal/Dom
Length: 70,000 words
Summary: Or, "on the tip of the tongue." Arthur meets Mal first. He inherits Dom, after. Everything else is on him.

I haven't been reading a terrible lot in Inception, but [personal profile] rageprufrock is one of those rare fanwriters who transcends fandoms. When this story turned up on my reading page, I knew I'd be in for an intricately-plotted, skilfully-written story than didn't pander to the reader by offering huge swaths of unnecessary exposition, but I was unaware that the story would be the definitive story for my personal canon, even over the film. I doubt the filmmakers themselves had such a richly textured backstory for Arthur - and this is undoubtedly Arthur's story first and foremost. The focus is as much on his friendships with Mal and Cobb as his blossoming relationship with Eames, although slashers won't walk away unsatisfied, and there are so many lovely conceptual bits about PASIV and lucid dreaming. Highly recommended.

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/119778