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  1. Rec *

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    If Arthur thinks that, just by waving enough money around, he can get Eames to risk his life and reputation to rescue him from a death sentence, he's got another thing coming. So Eames sets a malicious, undignified price on his services, one he can be certain that a man like Arthur would never condescend to pay. It turns out to be the first of many mistakes.

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    02 Jan 2020

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    Arthur never drops the ball. In fact, he makes a show of how well secured he is, smug as the head office of Deutsche Bank behind seven-foot stone walls with iron bars on the windows and cameras covering every door. And Eames, Eames has got thieving in his blood.

  2. Rec *

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    Arthur knows how to use words just as well as Merlin, and he knows about the magic.

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    04 Dec 2019

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    Magic, his father had once said, is the use of words. Arthur wonders if words themselves have magic. Sometimes it seems that they must.

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    An Inception/His Dark Materials crossover which is otherwise canon-compliant. Thank you to finch for the beta.

    It's a fairly straightforward job. Arthur is uncertain why he took it, other than to avoid ennui, but maybe that's reason enough. He didn't know Eames was on the job until Eames showed up the first day, to the warehouse in Toronto, and he had seen Mekhmet before he saw Eames, anyway.

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    23 Nov 2019

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    He used to wonder if this would all be solved by letting them fight it out. He wondered if he'd get satisfaction from driving his fist into the soft flesh of Eames's mouth, feeling it rip against Eames’s sharp teeth. If he'd enjoy watching Nimue tear that glossy black fur out of Mekhmet's hide. He's older, now, though, and he knows, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that it wouldn’t solve anything.

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    Arthur had not, strictly speaking, attempted to summon a demon. Despite his best efforts, he could not seem to convince the demon of this.

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    23 Oct 2019

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    Dustmote.

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    When Merlin first hears that Arthur has been betrothed, his ribs pull inwards with an odd little hitch, and he only allows himself a second—which he needs in order to coordinate spinning in place without falling on his face—before he’s running to Arthur’s chambers.

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    18 Oct 2019

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    His desire to enable Arthur to take small liberties for himself is still there, as is the stalwart, steady throb of his loyalty and love for him, but between the two of them, spreading outwards, is a warm satisfaction at seeing Arthur happy, at simply being beside him. The feeling is more knotted than it's been in the past, tied up with yearning and possession and want, and Merlin puts a hand against a tree to steady himself, waving Arthur off when he turns around inquisitively.

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