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01 November 2010 @ 04:31 am
Inception: fluff meme drabbles - ie. in which my titles are longer than my fics  
not much writing from me lately, but here are two drabbles I scribbled down for round 2 of bookshop's fluff meme. thank you to everyone who left me comments at the meme - you are all so sweet. ♥

you're the one I've been dreaming of, you see
inception: arthur/eames. g, 332 words. originally here.
When he walks into his dark hotel room, there is an unexpected, human-shaped lump on the bed.

Eames has his gun out in a second, but he keeps his footsteps light because the last thing he needs is for whoever it is to realize he's here. He makes it almost to the edge of the bed when the lump shifts. Eames stops but holds his gun steady.

"Eames?" comes a very very familiar voice.

"Arthur?" Eames says incredulously, lowering his gun as he clicks on the lamp. The sight he's greeted with makes him smile.

Arthur's eyes are more closed than open, and his hair is an utter mess, curling around his head like a bird's nest. He frowns sleepily at the sudden brightness, small lines forming on his forehead as he tries to glare at Eames. "Turn off the light," he says, voice rough with sleep.

Eames is charmed. "Darling, what are you doing here?" he asks gleefully as he gets undressed. "Aren't you supposed to be in Vienna?"

"Job finished early," Arthur mumbles into the pillow, then swats a hand in Eames' direction like Eames is an annoying fly he can get rid of. "Talk tomorrow, sleep now," he says in what he evidently thinks is a commanding tone, but it just delights Eames even more.

"Admit it, you missed me, didn't you," he says, not even trying to hold back the smile in his voice as he slips on the drawstring pants he'd packed.

"Shut up, come to bed," Arthur grumbles, head buried under what looks like a small mountain of blankets. Eames laughs out loud, then complies because there's nothing he'd like to do more. Slipping under the covers, he turns off the light. Arthur mumbles something about how Eames is freezing, but he presses closer all the same, pliant and lovely against him.

Eames tangles their legs together, presses his lips once to Arthur's cheek ("Goodnight, darling.") and falls asleep to the sound of Arthur's steady breathing.


~

take my love in real small doses
inception: arthur/eames. g, 274 words. originally here.
The first time they kiss, it's embarrassingly awkward. They have no idea how to fit together - Eames' grip on his shoulder is almost painfully tight and Arthur tilts his head a little too much and the angle is all wrong. Eames tastes like cigarettes and sweat and a hint of the bitter coffee from earlier, and when Arthur pulls back, they just stare at each other for a minute, both at a loss for words.

Arthur is considering his chances of getting the hell out of here with some of his dignity intact when Eames suddenly breaks the tension with a chuckle. His voice is a smooth, rich slide that sends a shiver down Arthur's spine, and the corner of his eyes are crinkled with laughter. Leaning forward, he presses their foreheads together. "Shall we try that again, darling?" he says, eyes warm as his breath tickles the corner of Arthur's lips, and Arthur nods dazedly.

Their second kiss isn't miraculously perfect, but there's a definite improvement. Their teeth still clink a little when they meet and Arthur winces involuntarily, but Eames doesn't let him pull back, wrapping an arm more firmly around Arthur's waist instead.


They don't get much farther than a few kisses that night. Both having changed into pajamas, they fall into Arthur's bed together, but Eames just throws a leg over Arthur's hip, pulling him close until Arthur learns to relax into his touch. Let's take our time with this, sweetheart, he says, voice just a quiet purr, and when Arthur nods, he can feel the way Eames' lips form into a smile against the expanse of his throat.


~


here's to more fluff in the world. ♥

 
 
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let there be songhybridchickens on November 1st, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC)
omgaaaah these are both lovely! ♥

i love how human you made them. lol eames is so whipped and doesn't even try to deny it; arthur on the other hand... is still trying to hold on to a shred of his "dignity"? (:
lily-livered bleeding heart egghead communistamazingly_me on November 2nd, 2010 05:04 am (UTC)
Awww, awww, awwwwwwww. ♥

The first one is totally my favorite (it was a close contest). I love the sleepiness and the attempt to be authoritative and Arthur's messy hair! :D :D :D
没有你日子很黑白: [DW] let's take chancespapered on November 2nd, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
aww, you are so sweet. :3 I'm glad you enjoyed, because I honestly had so much fun writing these. ♥ there should be more fluff, forever.
Solitaire and Xpyne: A&Esoliandxpyne on November 2nd, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
:DDD These were both appallingly adorable, thank you so much for sharing! :D
faekitten9faekitten9 on November 2nd, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, snugglebunny boyz...how very sweet!
we_reflamingoswe_reflamingos on November 2nd, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
awwww. Gorgeous little windows. <3
clair3clair3 on November 2nd, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
wonderful!
K. M.ky_lawrence on November 2nd, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
omgosh, these were precious. perfect fluffy start to my day. :)
indybreeindybree on November 2nd, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
Aww, these are both absolutely adorable! <33
wayoffbasewayoffbase on November 2nd, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
awwww, those were so adorable. ♥
Profiterole: Star Trek - Kirk and Spock_profiterole_ on November 2nd, 2010 10:16 pm (UTC)
Awwww~, this is ridiculously adorable! ♥♥♥
dakunutdakunut on November 3rd, 2010 12:49 am (UTC)
These are both so perfect.
Jessica: lilyjess_izzle on November 3rd, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
omg The second one killed me

I don't even
tokyoichigo15tokyoichigo15 on November 3rd, 2010 07:33 am (UTC)
Two lovely, lovely pieces. Yes, the world needs more fluff.

(where did you find that adorable picture btw?)
没有你日子很黑白papered on November 8th, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
Thank you! :) The picture, I got from tumblr - which isn't very helpful, I know - but it just showed up on my dashboard and there wasn't a link back to anything. Sorry!
tokyoichigo15tokyoichigo15 on November 8th, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)
No problem, i will copy and save it to my computer instead. Once again, great work with those two pieces.
shoppermaniashoppermania on November 3rd, 2010 07:34 am (UTC)
awww ♥♥♥
This was so lovely!
tiyicull on April 9th, 2011 11:09 am (UTC)
Great read! I wish you could follow up to this topic