"Eames, would you - you’re supposed to be getting her dressed for God’s sake. Your mother’s plane is going to be on the ground in -" Arthur yanks his hands out of Izzie’s diaper bag to look at his watch, while Eames continues squishing their daughter’s face into increasingly ridiculous expressions. "Twenty-seven and a half minutes."
"Did you hear that, Poppet?" Eames laughs. "Twenty-seven and a half minutes. Your papa’s very precise, he is."
Arthur yanks the zipper on the diaper bag closed and rounds on Eames, a long lecture ready on the tip of his tongue; but seeing Eames sitting there, with Izzie balanced in his lap, it all just falls away, unexpectedly. Eames has Izzie balanced against the length of his arm, one hand cradling her tiny head, and to anyone else it might look like she could fall free at any moment, but Arthur knows that hold; the effortlessly natural way Eames curls himself around the baby like she’s meant to be there. She’s safer in his hands than anyone else’s.
"Something the matter, Darling?" Eames prompts, when Arthur’s heart-struck stare goes on just a little too long.
"No - uh - no." Arthur clears his throat, gives Eames a smile. "You look good. That’s all."
Eames blushes, looks down when he smiles, which only makes Arthur love him more. “Alright, Poppet,” he says to the baby. “Let’s get you dressed, then.”
hey you wanna do a fun prank we can hold hands and cuddle and makeout and make everyone think we’re dating it will be so hilarious
- competition for the same objective or superiority in the same field
- the act of competing or emulating; antagonism
I wanted to draw Arthur and Eames growing up and this is the result. I’m surprisingly happy with the way it turned out actually! :D
He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. When you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.
AU MEME »Arthur/Eames (Inception) + Southern Gothic
Arthur, a former priest turned criminal psychiatrist, volunteers his services in a secret program designed to rehabilitate the United States most disturbed and violent offenders by use of dream therapy utilizing a PASIV device. This takes him to Louisiana and face to face with their most brutal prisoner, the charismatic multiple murderer Eames. Arthur will find his faltering Christian faith, as well as his morality put to the test as he attempts to eliminate Eames’ violent tendencies. How long can you dance through a devil’s dreams before you lose your footing?