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28 March 2011 @ 02:04 am
Title: I'm Stuck On The Ground
Author: fuzzyniffler
Pairing: Arthur/Eames
Rating: PG
Summary: A look into a moment into their lives.
Disclaimer: I do not own these characters.
A/N: Ehhh. I was listening to Down by James Walker and idk it put me in kind of a mood, all right? Title is from that song. It's not beta'd at all so it's probs kinda shitty. Also no sex what is that nonsense.

"Please don't," Eames said softly, watching as Arthur lifted the mug. His knuckles were frozen white around the ceramic, and they stood, staring at each other. Arthur almost looked surprised.

"Please don't?" he snapped, and his voice was dangerous in its mocking tone. "What do you think I'll do?"

"It's not the first time you've thrown something at me, Arthur," Eames just sounded tired now. Arthur's eyes flicked to the scar just above Eames' eyebrow before he grit his teeth and slammed the cup in his hand back on the table. Cold coffee sloshed over his fingers.

"Fuck you," Arthur snapped. He didn't like the way Eames looked defeated- he didn't know how to respond- because this wasn't how it happened, not how they worked. Eames was supposed to get mad too. He was supposed to dodge the dishes and step forward. Push Arthur down and make him stop.

But this time he was standing, staring at him with kind of sad eyes.

"I don't know if I can do this anymore, Arthur," Eames murmured softly. Arthur stared, stomach twisting into slow knots. He started to shake his head.

"What the fuck does that mean?" he whispered, beginning to tremble. It wasn't from rage this time, and he soon recognized it as something close to fear. Eames shrugged.

"Are you really happy with me?" he asked quietly. Arthur glared because that was a fucking hell of a question to ask when they had just been fighting two seconds earlier.

"Of course I am," he muttered, crossing his arms. He wondered briefly if Eames was happy. Something clenched inside Arthur when he realized that might not be the case.

"We fight so much," Eames voice was calm, too calm for Arthur's liking. "And then we fuck. That's all we are. Arthur, I don't want that to be all we are."

Arthur stared for a long moment as his fingers clenched and he felt something hot in his stomach. He recognized the anger, but pushed it away as quickly as he could.

"We're not normal. That doesn't mean-"

"What's wrong with wanting a little normalcy?" Eames interrupted him, looking almost desperate. Almost. "What's wrong with wanting to be able to buy dishes without worrying about having to replace them in two months? Or not having to get new sheets even more often?"

Arthur swallowed, tongue dry in his mouth. There was nothing wrong with that, honestly. But he didn't know how else to be with Eames. Arthur sunk in on himself, slowly, his focused gaze turning from Eames' to the floor.

"I'm sorry," he murmured after a long moment. He flexed his fingers and added in an almost whisper, "I love you."

Silence met his words before a familiar sigh filled the air. Before Arthur realized it, Eames had him in his arms.

"I don't know what to do with you," Eames muttered. Arthur curled his fingers in the disgusting blues and purples of Eames' shirt.

"Me neither," Arthur mumbled. Two fingers hooked under his chin, and he turned his face up.

"I love you too," Eames breathed, pressing their lips together after another moment.

Arthur thought maybe, in that moment, that he could change.
Current Mood: sadoff
Current Music: Always - Panic! At The Disco
L: Arthur- Wait for the kickmy_0wn_madness on March 28th, 2011 03:55 pm (UTC)
You had me worried for a moment. I thought I would have to cry and rant to you about how Arthur and Eames always deserve a happy ending and are going to get married and have a puppy that Arthur acts like he hates and Eames taunts him with it and go out to dinner and bicker and fuck D: But I don't because the ending is nice and beautiful c:

I'm sorry you were feeling off last night, love... Had I known, I would have stayed up for you... But anyway, this was wonderful, as always. Short and sweet, though somewhat heart wrenching.

Also, I'm glad Eames' shirt always has to be a description. :P

I love you ♥
Are you watching?: JGL - Over the shoulder cutefuzzyniffler on March 28th, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC)
Hee... It almost ended like you would have to but it didn't. You are ridiculous <3 But that is factual so...

I didn't feel that way until after you went to sleep <3 The song made me want to write something sad you know? I'm glad you liked it c:

And yes it does c: It means a lot to Arthur.

I love you too ♥
Jules: [Inception] Eames/Arthur dream biggerhaltlos on March 28th, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
Oh this was great! I really enjoyed reading this and your journal banner is amazing!
Are you watching?: JGL - Over the shoulder cutefuzzyniffler on March 29th, 2011 04:40 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! :) I'm glad you liked it. And thanks again \o/
Daniatratuslupin on March 29th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
I was so worried and then the ending was sweet. Very nice job. :)
Are you watching?: JGL - Over the shoulder cutefuzzyniffler on March 29th, 2011 04:41 am (UTC)
Hee, I have trouble writing sad endings, I'm not gonna lie. I'll start out with all intents and purposes of doing that but it never happens.

Thank you very much :)
as bent as wet cardboardunvarnishedtale on March 29th, 2011 01:56 am (UTC)
*wibbles* Oh, boys :(

That was lovely; heartstring-tuggingly so ♥
Are you watching?: JGL - Over the shoulder cutefuzzyniffler on March 29th, 2011 04:45 am (UTC)
Thank you very much ♥
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Are you watching?: JGL - Over the shoulder cutefuzzyniffler on March 30th, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
I'm very glad you did c:

Nereydnereyd on March 30th, 2011 09:36 am (UTC)
Aw, this was really sweet. And I freaking love that song, so much.
Are you watching?: JGL - Over the shoulder cutefuzzyniffler on March 30th, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)

And I didn't even know I had it until a few nights ago! Didn't know what I was missing quite honestly.
Bombastic.loveboom on April 11th, 2011 12:14 am (UTC)
Ugh fuck, I am crying. This is disturbingly similar to my current relationship. I felt the panicked drop of feeling's in Arthur's stomach when he saw how tired Eames really was. This was amazing. Well written. Heartbreaking. And lovely.
Are you watching?fuzzyniffler on April 11th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
Ah I'm sorry I made you cry <3 but I'm glad that you liked it so much c: thank you very very much. ♥