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You never forget your first love. It's a cliche, but it's true. Arthur and Eames lose the people they thought they would be with forever early on. Then they meet each other, and start some kind of rocky relationship, but they have some issues to work through before they can really be together.
It is 1946. Ira Eames is wealthy, a war hero, and a conman. Ireland McCullough was the son of a circus magician and madly in love with a young acrobat. Ireland McCullough disappeared in 1939, the same year Ira Eames enlisted in the Royal Navy to help fight the Second World War.
Ira Eames and Ireland McCullough are the same man, a man who's spent the last eight years of his life trying to escape the confines of his past and the overwhelming affection he's always felt for Arthur Petrov, afraid of the terrible kind of love that consumed Arthur's twin sister Mal and the intruder Dom Cobb. But now, nearly five years since he last saw her, Mal has fallen from the tightrope and Eames is on a train from Paris that will take him home.
But he's not the only passenger. Also on this train are Robert Fischer, an Interpol agent who wants Dom for a decade old murder, and a young woman named Ariadne, with dreams too big for the era she lives in. Eames must decide if he's going to help Robert Fischer make his arrest or protect a man he can hardly stand while he prepares Ariadne for the magical world she's joining. All the while he thinks back on the defining moments in his life, all of which revolve around Arthur.