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    Modern-day AU. Arthur is a ballet dancer recovering from a serious injury, and is lucky enough to land the role of Oberon in Dom Cobb's reimagining of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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  2. Public Bookmark 83

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    Tired of getting stabbed in the back, Eames goes out in search of a partner that can't be anything but loyal: an android. He comes across Arthur, a droid with an unknown past and a slew of programming quirks. Together, they take the world of dreamshare by storm. It's perfect, until it isn't.

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  3. Public Bookmark 68

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    All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. -- T. E. Lawrence

    Before Cobb, they’d both been the best at the game.

    Before they were legends, they had been young.

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  4. Public Bookmark 6

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    Mal was right, but now she needs to get Dom out. The plan? Trick Dom into waking up by sending him on a job with a team whose real mission is to break him free.

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    Modern-day AU. Arthur is a ballet dancer recovering from a serious injury, and is lucky enough to land the role of Oberon in Dom Cobb's reimagining of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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  6. Public Bookmark 14

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    "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going" ~ Beverly Sills

    Doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results is a good working definition of insanity.

    Content Notes: Contains some plot-related matter that may be triggering for some readers - click through and skip down to the End Notes (linked from the beginning of the story) for details. (There is no: character death, graphic violence, sexual violence, underage sexual content, or sexual content that's non- or dub-con.)

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  7. Public Bookmark 5

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    Mal is fairly certain that this moment marks the first time Arthur and Eames have made music together in two years.

    I will go wherever you go, and live wherever you live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. I will die wherever you die, and will be buried there.

    There are three things that amaze me -- no, four things I do not understand: how an eagle glides through the sky; how a snake slithers on a rock; how a ship navigates the ocean; how a man loves a woman. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to know.

    Set in the fall of 2005, in the Steinway!Verse - after Between the Notes and before Under the Steinway.

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  8. Public Bookmark 5

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    “The piano is a monster that screams when you touch its teeth.” ~ Andre Segovia

    Coming unravelled in your senior year is practically a tradition at the conservatory. Arthur's never been one to do things by halves.

    Content Notes: Contains references to musician injury, open relationships, long distance relationship (failure), insomnia, and huge amounts of senior-year angst. Musicians live large, and that carries over to pain too, I'm afraid. All I can say is: in the grand scheme of things, the boys get their happy ending. But you already knew that if you've read the previous fics.

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  9. Public Bookmark 9

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    Arthur's one of the bright lights of the conservatory, but he's sharing the stage with a star about to go supernova.

    Notes: This takes place after Between the Notes, during Eames' final year at school. While I can't in all fairness label this as angst, I feel I should perhaps warn for something of an ambiguous ending, at least until I complete and post the next story in the series (which is mostly done, actually, but not quite ready for prime time.) I had planned to wait until all the big remaining story pieces were done but it occurred to me at last that this part is quite ready to go and putting it out there can only inspire me to work harder on getting the 'verse completed.

    Also, Arthur is playing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3, which is a crazily ambitious thing for a 21 year old pianist to tackle.

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  10. Public Bookmark 18

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    "Music is the silence between the notes" ~ Claude Debussy; or, life is what happens when you're busy wishing you could be in a practice room.

    Set very shortly after "Ach, des Knaben Augen". And for the first time, I'm gonna say that you have to have read at least that fic for this to make much sense. (All the Steinway!verse pieces are more or less organized here on my DW journal.) Copious linkage to music referenced throughout the text of the fic and also gathered up together at the end in the Notes.

    Warnings: Casual homophobia by an old person. Some music kink here, too, of course. And lastly, this fic contains a whole lotta original characters; if this does not float your boat, get thee to -- well. Not a nunnery. Get thee to someplace with fewer OCs?

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    Being a freshman piano performance major at a prestigious New England conservatory is difficult enough without landing the school's star baritone as your singer, and inevitably, your hopeless crush.

    Ah, the boy's eyes
    So sweet and clear to me,
    and something radiates from them
    that wins my whole heart.

    With those sweet eyes
    He looks into my own!
    If he should see his image in mine,
    He would surely greet me lovingly.

    And so I surrender myself entirely,
    Just to serve his eyes,
    For something radiates from them
    That wins my whole heart.

    (While this story is part of a series it works perfectly well as a stand-alone, so you don't need to read anything else to have this make sense.)

    Now available as podfic too, read by the lovely pennyplainknits with music assistance by xenakis:

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    Arthur wakes up and realizes the last ten years of his life have been a dream. He is nineteen, and he can barely remember where he is. What he can remember is the ghost of Eames’ hands pressed down on his chest trying frantically to stop the blood flooding up around his fingers as Arthur died (as he woke up).

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    “No, Arthur, we can stay here at the Motel 6 forever. I'll get a job washing dishes and parking cars, and you can start as a busboy and work your way up to night manager. We'll stay here in Room 13, living on take-away Chinese and love, and never, ever have to leave.”

    A story that started out as "Eames stops touching Arthur" and ended up somewhere else entirely. Specifically, a Motel 6.

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    “Flattering though your opinion of me might be,” Eames said, at the time, “I don’t actually fancy twelve year old boys.”

    “He’s seventeen,” Mal corrected him.

    “Oh,” Eames said, and cut another look across the workshop. “Seventeen? Really?”

    “Promise me,” Cobb repeated, more urgently.

    “Yeah, of course,” Eames answered, still frowning over at Arthur, all elbows and floppy hair and — yes, there it was — interestingly mobile hips. “No, I won’t lay a hand on his virgin —“

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  16. Public Bookmark 9

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    Eames and Arthur are getting married and Ariadne wants to know the story of how they got together.

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    Being a freshman piano performance major at a prestigious New England conservatory is difficult enough without landing the school's star baritone as your singer, and inevitably, your hopeless crush.

    Ah, the boy's eyes
    So sweet and clear to me,
    and something radiates from them
    that wins my whole heart.

    With those sweet eyes
    He looks into my own!
    If he should see his image in mine,
    He would surely greet me lovingly.

    And so I surrender myself entirely,
    Just to serve his eyes,
    For something radiates from them
    That wins my whole heart.

    (While this story is part of a series it works perfectly well as a stand-alone, so you don't need to read anything else to have this make sense.)

    Now available as podfic too, read by the lovely pennyplainknits with music assistance by xenakis:

    Audiobook without music
    Audiobook with music

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  19. Public Bookmark 35

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    Arthur and Eames are soul mates so when they meet, they bond. It should be a simple, love-at-first-sight kind of thing, but the problem is Arthur is pining over Mal, Eames is terrified of bonding and neither of them actually realised it happened.

    So they just go about their daily lives, not understanding what's wrong, until Arthur finally does work it out. And, even then, they need to stop being in denial and decide what they're gonna do about it.

    Because being in love is difficult, especially when you didn't know you'd fallen.

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    3 May 2016

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    Eames and Arthur do fashion week, figure out their lives, and rack up a whole hell of a lot of frequent flyer miles.

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