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Title: Breathe Into It
Author: rageprufrock
Rating: Teen And Up
Author's summary: When Mal leans into his office and asks Eames what he did to his back, he can't exactly say, "the new graphics intern," so he says, "Oh, just stress, love."


This fic is an old (and hilarious) classic, and features Arthur as a yoga instructor, which is probably one of the more surprising jobs he's had in an AU. I've left some discussion points, but feel free to add your own questions and/or observations and/or general flailing below.

Re: Yoga Instructor!Arthur

Date: 2017-06-28 10:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amalthea0109
It was great to re-read this fic with this question in mind. On the surface it seems like a very "un-Arthur" job for him to have, but so much of his character here is so very Arthur - he's focused, precise, and really, really good at his job. I also love the care and concern he shows for his clients, and the obvious respect and affection they have for him - makes me think of canon Arthur's mentoring of Ariadne.

Re: Eames wooing Arthur

Date: 2017-07-01 10:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fiamac
I ADORE this trope... so much. I especially love the super-fluffy stories, but the pining, angsty ones are a lot of fun, too. I think what I like about the trope is the idea that Arthur is usually so untouchable and distant -- either because of his personality or because people just assume he's distant. But Eames cuts right through that and demonstrates over and over that he thinks Arthur is wonderful just the way he is.

I wish I could think of some good examples... one that does come to mind is Happy Endings by the_ragnorok. Maybe not a perfect example, but it's definitely in the ballpark.

Re: OC's

Date: 2017-06-28 10:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amalthea0109
Alicia! The withholding/ retruning of Eames' credit card for maximum discomfort - I love her! And Eames totally deserves it for being such a sleaze to her at the start :D

Re: OC's

Date: 2017-06-28 11:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amalthea0109
Also the classic comedy moment with the doctor "you might be feeling a little naus- *vom* -eated". So well written!


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