Spaceman Says Everybody Look Down by addandsubtract – Star Trek AU. Cobb is the shittiest captain ever, Saito is the best First Officer ever, Yusuf is just here to pilot the ship in the general direction of no fucking clue, Ariadne makes a very convincing Bones, Arthur is wondering why they always end up kidnapped by aliens for a mating ritual, and Eames is enjoying every second. BONUS! Newbie Robert in the transporter room.
I am the Hero of This Story by electrumqueen – Mal wakes up from the dream that Dom refused to trust her enough to leave. She and Arthur pick up the pieces of their broken families, blood and otherwise. Also, my new personal canon. Mal is magnificent in this story in the way that Christopher Nolan just couldn’t accomplish.
OH&S by mercurial_wit – Yusuf educates the team in proper hygienic use of the PASIV. It’s apparently a lot like trying to teach a middle school sex-ed course. Kids hooking up left and right and no one paying attention to teacher.
The Strange and Unexpected Life of Robert Fischer, D.V.M. by solarcat05 – The kind of really sweet and satisfying coda for Robert that has to do with him fulfilling his childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian and fulfilling his adulthood dream of being happy. 😀
I Have Not Yet Forgot Myself To Stone by Anon – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind crossover. Eames is the extractor, and Arthur is the client. Eames is also the poor sap falling in love with his client.
Buongiorno, Felicita by Anon – Not even kinky, other than Eames constantly being horny and letting everyone know about. No. Instead, what we have here, is the most joyfully awesome specimen of gangster AU possible, set to the Inception universe and with bonus specialty Italian pastry maker Yusuf.
Love You Much Better by andrealyn – Eames gets dosed with Yusuf’s experimental pheromone-inducing substance which affects Arthur not at all because as we true fans know, Arthur is already in love with Eames. Unfortunately (or fortunately for us), the rest of the team and the world has a great deal more trouble dealing with their passions.
Our Shiny City by atomicskull – Hipster/Art school love story that makes me want to dress the two up in hipster hoodies and rolled up jeans and listen to them talk forever about art. Also, I need to go out immediately and look up all of this stuff because I am so very uneducated in contemporary, modern, post-modern, and really any art past the 19th century.
Lord Knows It Would Be the First Time by hackthis – Eames is of the opinion that Arthur is too awesome to be real. I am now of the opinion that JGL is too awesome to be real. Bonus JGL singing in French vid at the end of the story.
The Gates of Horn and Ivory by jibrailis – Well, holy brain bending, Batman. Arthur wakes up in an alternate universe where he’s actually got a shot at happiness and peace with eames. The only problems are whether this is a dream, and even if it is, if he’s willing to stay on the subway platform and skip the train to reality.
Any Way You Choose to Give It by pyrimidine – Boarding School AU! That is all you need to know. Except, of course, for the awesome DRAMA due to Arthur’s inability to be a human being. Don’t worry, Eames loves him anyways. And sequel.
Modern Love by pyrimidine – Arthur is actually a government-built android prototype that Cobb stole (for Eames to admire, obviously). It’s scary how this fandom writes me what I want before I even have to ask.
Ready, Aim, Misfire by pyrimidine – Arthur is a firefighter, and Eames is the absolutely most incompetent (or the best, depending on your view) arsonist. Fire number 4 (that’s right, there’s more than four fires) has got to be my favorite.
Sort of Revolution by pyrimidine – In which Eames fits his apartment around Arthur’s inability to fully materialize as Perfection Personified until after a morning routine that would put a drunken clown to shame. Adorable!
If there is a college AU to be had, I will write it by severedscythe – Eames wooing Arthur by being an annoying dick. Wait. That’s, like, every Arhtur/Eames story. Erm, this one is set in a college? For the LULZ!
Conspirators in Living by smallacts – Arthur’s backstory with a mother who introduces him to the business of dream-sharing at the age of seven, and an Eames who introduces him to the life outside of business
Incipit by thehoyden – Literary AU! Eames is a brilliant, genius writer, and Arthur is his equally brill, much more organized editor. Together they write prize-winning novels, publish smutty porn under Eames’ alias and Arthur’s real name, and travel to Europe to write “Inception,” the novel.
Like a Trick of Light by two_if_by_sea – Eames is totally destroyed by an Arthur incapable of loving him back. There’s also a magical sequel where Neal Caffrey heals Eames somewhat, on the same page, by stungunbilly.
En Route to Transylvania by weatherfront – Vampire Arthur and Goat Herder Eames find true love amidst rural Eastern European concerns of agriculture, bumbling but well-meaning villager friends, and vampire hunting raids.
Remember How You Got Here by kellifer_fic – Okay, so technically it’s an Ariadne/Arthur but Eames eels his way into the situation just by being his charming self, and so this is how I’m going to remember the fic.
My Slumbering Heart by vega_writes – Victorian AU. Something about a movie predicated on dreams brings out the AU writer in everyone. Which is really freakin’ awesome. A bit of love between the three as they do their job.
My Reccing Heroes
SMART EAMES!: Why bookshop is totally my favorite Inception (really, Eames) pusher. It’s an entire page on the kink meme devoted to how Eames is secretly the smartest, most brilliant one on the team and how it makes Arthur hot. How is this kink meme giving me things I didn’t even know I wanted? Like Eames keeps giving Arthur things he didn’t know he wanted?!