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Title: we gotta keep on running till we see the sun (1/3)

Author: emmajane14

Rating: R

Fandom/Pairing: Inception & This Means War crossover, Tuck/Arthur

Summary: There’s a young man in a waistcoat waving a file in Collins’ face and when he turns around, Tuck has to stop himself from admiring the man’s ass.

A/N: For this prompt on inception_kink. For anyone who hasn’t seen This Means War, a quick youtube clip of the trailer should give you all the background you need or you can check out the Wikipedia page here. I don’t even know what I’m thinking right now, all I know is that this needs to be written and since no one else is stepping up to the plate…


Two weeks after the fiasco with FDR, Lauren and Heinrich, Collins calls a meeting in the conference room. Meetings in the conference room are serious.

Tuck and FDR share a suspicious look across the space between their desks before following Collins to the conference room. Things are good between them now that everything with Lauren has been figured out. Tuck’s still feels a little awkward when he sees them together, but FDR is his best friend and it isn’t his fault that Lauren chose him.

The conference room is full of familiar faces, except for one and Tuck has no idea what’s going on but from the numerous higher ups and stern faces, something is going on.

There’s a young man in a waistcoat waving a file in Collins’ face and when he turns around, Tuck has to stop himself from admiring the man’s ass.

Tuck has always been a bit indiscriminate when it comes to his sexuality and FDR has always mocked him for it. That’s your problem Tuck, you fall in love with every attractive person you see.

Tuck thinks it’s true to an extent, but he can’t help if he’s a little on the sensitive side.

The meeting is long and fairly boring but by the end of it, Tuck knows some very important things. There’s a very bad member of the Russian mob entering the country soon, the man in the waistcoat is an expert on this particular hit man, and he’s therefore running point on this op.

FDR and Tuck aren’t used to having someone else calling the shots and after the meeting, they speak in hushed tones at FDR’s desk.

“What do you think about this bloke on loan from…where the bloody hell is from again anyway?” Even if this man has the nicest ass in the world, Tuck isn’t a fan of anyone who thinks they’re going to tell him and FDR how to do their jobs.

“No idea. I was too busy hoping we’ll get to use the grappling hook on this one.”

Tucks laughs a little at that, “Are you even capable of completing a mission without making a scene?”

“I should certainly hope so.” The voice is unfamiliar, and when they look up, it’s to find the man from the meeting in the waistcoat.

He greets them both with handshakes and introduces himself as Arthur, no surname. He calls Tuck ‘Eames’ and FDR ‘Foster’ and neither of them bother to correct him. Tuck is used to answering to Eames, only FDR and Nana ever call him by his first name.

Arthur looks so young, even with his slicked back hair and fitted trousers, but as soon as he starts in with intell, it’s clear that he knows exactly what he’s talking about.


The first time Arthur orders Tuck around, Tuck feels blindsided. He doesn’t know if he should feel insulted because he’s taking orders, or if he should drop to his knees and beg to suck cock because Arthur is the one barking the orders.

It only takes FDR three days to figure it out. They’re having dinner in his apartment and there’s take out containers all around them, littering the floor.

“So you and Arthur huh?” FDR looks particularly smug, and Tuck wonders if there’s anything they don’t know about each other.

“Arthur and I what?” Tuck fiddles with his chopsticks, hoping this conversation won’t be as bizarre as he’s sure it will be.

“Oh come on Tuck, you think everyone with eyes can’t see you two drooling over each other?” FDR just looks so damn smug and it makes Tuck want to punch him. So he does.

“What the fuck man?”

“Look, can you just be serious for a moment, Franklin? Just a moment, please?”

“Yeah, yeah. Me serious? No problem.” FDR looks intently at Tuck and Tuck knows it’s a complete crock of shit.

“Seriously.” Tuck looks at FDR with a straight face and he can’t help but wonder how anyone ever thought this man was mature enough to handle a weapon.

“Look, I just don’t think I can do this mate. I mean after what happened with Lauren and Katie…I have a son Franklin. I can’t be pulling shit like this. I just want…”

FDR at least has the sensitivity to look a little apologetic, “About Lauren—“

Tuck cuts him off, “God darling, I didn’t mean it like that. I don’t blame you. I just meant that I can’t keeping doing nonsense like that. I need to start doing what’s best for Joe.”

“Maybe what’s best for Joe is also what’s best for you…”

Tuck laughs, “That’s probably the deepest thought you’ve ever had. I’m honored you chose to share it with me.”

Tuck fakes a dramatically emotional face with a hand on FDR’s arm and then they’re laughing and back to themselves.

“Move the bloody hell over Franklin, I can’t even see the telly!”

“The telly? Where do you even come from?”


Arthur has policy about workplace relationships. He doesn’t do them. Ever.

So when he meets Tuck Eames, with his dark tattoos and ridiculous lips, he tries to distance himself as much as possible. He calls the man by his last name. He doesn’t get cozy and go for drinks with the rest of the team after the mission is completed.

He just crosses his fingers and is immensely thankful that now that the job is over, he can go back home. He won’t have to avoid Eames in the office or pretend that he doesn’t get hard when he watches the other man break bones with his bare hands.

When Collins tell him that he isn’t going home quite so soon, life gets a little bit more complicated. She throws around phrases like “new taskforce” and “special position” but Arthur is too busy trying to figure out how the hell this is going to work to bother listening.

He moves out of his hotel room that night and into the Los Angeles apartment he almost forgot he had. It’s not that he would rather live in a hotel, but he had been hoping he’d only be in the city for a week or two. Now it’s looking more like a month or two.

So Arthur moves all his suits into his apartment, walks to a deli and tries to figure out how he’s going to avoid Eames for however long he’s here.


Date: 2012-02-20 05:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] animesiren.livejournal.com
Love. It.
When's the second part arriving?
Hehe, I love that FDR and Tuck still have their squabbling banter. Bromance all the way.

Date: 2012-02-20 05:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmajane14.livejournal.com
Oh thank god! I was honestly really nervous about the reception this would receive because of the way I did the crossover so I'm SO glad you're enjoying it.

The second part should be up tomorrow or Tuesday. :)

Date: 2012-02-20 05:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rougewinter.livejournal.com
I am digging this crossover. I haven't seen the movie yet but guh, I am really digging this crossover.

Date: 2012-02-20 05:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmajane14.livejournal.com
Thanks so much! The critics are basically shitting all over the movie, but I really enjoyed it. Sure I spent A LOT of time drooling over the boys, but I still thought it was fun to watch. :)

Date: 2012-02-20 06:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lick-j.livejournal.com
OMG YES!!!!!!!! YE YES YESSSS!!!!!!!


Date: 2012-02-20 04:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmajane14.livejournal.com

Date: 2012-02-20 06:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deathbymutation.livejournal.com
going to see this tomorrow even though I completely spoiled myself for the ending. Oh wells. I going for eyecandy, not plot.

Date: 2012-02-20 04:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmajane14.livejournal.com
The plot is cute but it's nothing compared to the eyecandy!

Date: 2012-02-20 07:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] black-betty-26.livejournal.com
this had to happen...tom hardy is TOO BEAUTIFUL in this movie to NOT have an Inception crossover, and I'm so glad you're writing this!!! Can't wait for part two!!

Date: 2012-02-20 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmajane14.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! I was so desperate to read this I actually had to write it!

Date: 2012-02-20 07:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clair3.livejournal.com
ooooooooooo can't wait for more *dances in glee*

Date: 2012-02-20 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmajane14.livejournal.com
*dances with you* thank you thank you!

Date: 2012-02-20 09:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erika-sanely.livejournal.com
I'm really enjoying this! Can't wait to read part two - and I hope you continue writing This Means War fic as well.

Date: 2012-02-20 04:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmajane14.livejournal.com
To be honest, now that I've started I'm not sure I can leave the fandom...

Date: 2012-02-20 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lrndng.livejournal.com
OMG AWESOME beginning!

Date: 2012-02-20 04:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmajane14.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2012-02-20 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fallenangel1630.livejournal.com
*noises only dogs can hear* THIS! I love it...I love you...so much love!

Date: 2012-02-20 04:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmajane14.livejournal.com
*blushes* Thank you darling!

Date: 2012-02-20 05:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] superheromaddie.livejournal.com
YES. This is perfect. Where is the second part? Where? I need to be able to function like a human being before I leave the house tomorrow, so you know, let's get cracking on posting that for all of our fragile, fangirl sakes. XD I joke. I do not want to rush you, although this is a notice that I will be stalking your journal until you update. :)

Date: 2012-02-20 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmajane14.livejournal.com
Feel free to stalk my journal anytime darling and I'm SO glad you're enjoying this. I have a four hour bus ride later today so that's probably when I'll do all my writing. <3

Date: 2012-02-20 05:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mariafgarcia92.livejournal.com
I just watched the movie the other day and the entire time I was thinking: You know who would be perfect for Tuck..Arthur. And then I come home and see this wonderful fiction! THANK YOU! Great job on everything. Wonderful. Can't wait until the next part ^.^

Date: 2012-02-20 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmajane14.livejournal.com
Ha thank you so much! I honestly didn't even think about the crossover until I read the prompt and then I just HAD to write it!!

Date: 2012-02-20 08:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clucksy.livejournal.com
Love it, Tuck was/is an amazing character and he would be perfect for Arthur.

Date: 2012-02-20 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmajane14.livejournal.com
Thanks so much! I was a little afraid people would be upset because Tuck has the personality of Tuck and not Eames who is very different from Tuck.


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