[Inception – Arthur/Eames, Dom/Mal] Pru – Presque Vu

Title: Presque Vu
Author: Pru
Rating: R || Status: Complete
Summary: Or, “on the tip of the tongue.” Arthur meets Mal first. He inherits Dom, after. Everything else is on him.

Presque Vu

HOLY CRAP, THIS WAS AMAZING!~ Oh man, I’ve been waiting FOREVER to read this! (Okay fine, it’s only been a little over a day since it was posted, but in this fandom, a day is practically a week! And this is Pru and I pretty much love her fics and seriously, 70k words!

I love the timeline and pacing of this and how the characters grew. It was wonderful to follow such a long time-span and have such fully developed relationships. And oh, the characterization! The characterizations were amazing!

Arthur finds that Mal only looks flawless, that like a pearl, the imperfections are expensive and vast, cover her all over, but only if you know how to look. It makes him like her even more, to know that she snores and has a tendency to drool when she falls asleep on his shoulder on the train into Grand Central, that she never knows how much money she has or where she keeps her cell phone. Mal is spoiled and self-centered and overly generous, divorced from the discomforts of reality that most people grow to know, and Arthur turns into one of those people who just exacerbates the problem: keeping track of her cell phone, buying her coffees, letting her sleep over whenever she wants.

I just love this description of Mal and the relationship between her and Arthur. It’s just so real and IDK, it kind of reminds me of how things work between one of my friends and me.

“One day, all her stories will be about you, instead.”

This line was so wonderful and bittersweet and totally left me breathless.

For a woman in love, Mal commits the worst character defamations upon Cobb’s person, but Arthur guesses she’s allowed.

This, to me, is true love, lol.

I’m going to stop quoting because there were so many more quotable moments and this would end up too long, but dude, this whole fic was an emotional rollercoaster. It made me happy, it made me sad, I laughed, I cried, and my heart broke so many times in this and gosh, the ending! Seriously, this fic is absolutely gorgeous and is totally my personal canon because I can’t even imagine anything topping the breadth and depth of this backstory.

If I had time, I would totally reread this again and again because it was so amazing. ♥ (But this seriously took me hours to read and school is already taking over my life!~)

I’m sure many people have read this already, but if you haven’t, you must go read it RIGHT FUCKING NOW!

[Updated November 15, 2010]: Fic was accidentally deleted and now has been reuploaded with a new link.

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[Inception - Arthur/Eames, Dom/Mal] Pru - Presque Vu, 9.9 out of 10 based on 10 ratings
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