Title: A Kiss To Build A Dream OnRating:
Arthur/Eames, Eames/Robert, Arthur/OMC's, Eames/OMC's, Arthur/OFC, Arthur/Eames/OMC, Mal/CobbWarnings:
Dubcon, violence, abuse, prostitution, jealousy, sex under the influence of alcohol, cheating, canon character death, slut-shaming, misogynistic language, torture, blood.Word Count:
During hard times in a fledgling country, Arthur struggles to define his relationship with Eames as they both work in Saito's brothel to make do. His future is put in jeopardy when two new customers bring two very different, very large problems to Saito's doorstep, threatening to take the business (and Arthur's livelihood) down with it.Notes:
I've used some very specific tropes and untruths about what people assume it is like working in the sex industry. Please know that this fic does not represent my actual view of sex-workers, their lives, and their mentality. Many of them enjoy their jobs and are not forced into it due to financial obligations, or mental instability, or other problems.Beta(s):
The lovely duckgirlie
who let me bounce ideas off of her and the amazing nightreveals
who swooped in and whipped this fic into shape. I love you both!
This fic was inspired by the absolutely stunning art by lick_j
. You can view the art master post here.
I've also made a fanmix for this fic which you can download here.The din of the club is a steady hum around him, idle chatter, peals of laughter and the occasional raucous bellow of a drunk calling for another round of drinks. You can read this entry at dreamwidth where it has comments.