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Inception Fic Masterlist!  
WELCOME TO THE MADNESS. I am Whisky and this is my fanfiction journal. To date, everything here is Inception, and it's all Arthur/Eames. If slash is not your cup of tea, I suggest you skip my journal ;) You should also skip anything rated R or NC-17 if you aren't of age where you live!

NOTE: I update this rarely because I suck. Your best bet, if you have exhausted this list, is to check my journal for the most recent stuff. I also recommend looking at the tags, especially for the Pavlov's Bell!verse, which can be awkward to navigate.

I also suck at replying to comments. I try, and I double try if you have a question about the story or anything else, but I do get busy. I'm really sorry, and I assure you each and every comment feeds my soul. <3

I'm slowly uploading my old fics to my new AO3 account, and that can be found here.

Lastly, if you're not sure where to start, my personal favourites/recommendations are Rough Trade, Broken Toy, and the prequel/standalone fifth part of Requiescat. :D

Divided up by verse, my fics are as follows:


1. Broken Toy, R
Eames is kidnapped and forced into prostitution using his forging abilities. By the time Arthur and Cobb rescue him, he isn't the forger they used to know.
part one, part two.
Also available in podfic form! (Thanks, emilianadarling!)

2. Bad Dream, NC-17
Sometimes, the recovery can be just as hard to cope with as the trauma. Arthur and Eames learn this the hard way. The sequel to Broken Toy.
part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six, part seven, part eight, part nine.

3. A Heart to Hold You, R
How Arthur learned to love (and was just a little too late). This is a prequel to the series, but should be read after the other two.


1. Pavlov's Bell, NC-17
It doesn't surprise Arthur when he hears, eventually, that they've developed a reputation for fighting like cats and dogs—since, in a sense, they are those things. AKA, the verse where catboys and werewolves collide.

2. Pavlov's Bell II, NC-17
“I want everyone to smell me on you,” Eames rumbles softly. “I want everyone who gets close to you to know that you belong to me and that I was fucking you up here just an hour before and making you purr.”

3. All's Fair in Love & Werewolves, NC-17
Arthur is lucky to have Eames. Somebody just as different, someone who understands when he wakes up in the middle of the night feeling like he's all alone in the universe. Eames makes that feeling go away.
Eames, however, is not alone.

part one, part two, part three a | b

4. What Happens in Reno, NC-17
Spoiler alert, it stays in Reno. Backstory coda.

5. Untitled MPreg Thing, NC-17
Arthur is the grumpiest kitty in Paris.

6. The Werekitten Chronicles, PG-13
Mutant bb werewolf kittens. 'Nuff said. Future!fic coda, basically.
one, two, three, three-point-five, four

7. Once More, With Feeling, hard PG-13
On curiosity, and that thing it does to cats. How Arthur finds his family (and almost wishes he hadn't).

NOTE: This verse is ongoing and I suck at updating this list. Always check the tags before you check here. Check the tag anyway, you're sure to find goodies.


1. Prequel, NC-17
How Neil McCormick became Arthur. [This verse is a crossover with Mysterious Skin, and this part particularly is heavy on the spoilers. NOTE: This fic is actually part five of the main Requiescat story, but works well as a stand-alone background piece and has no bearing on the main storyline.]

2. Requiescat, NC-17
The death of Neil McCormick was gradual, not sudden, and not permanent by any means. In the end, Arthur goes much more quickly.
part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six, part seven, part eight.

3. Eyes Wide Shut, R
All he wants is to be wanted. The coda/sequel to Requiescat.

4. Dichotomous Key, NC-17
It starts out innocent enough...

5. Three Stories, PG-13
Three short segments taking place within the Requiescat verse, at different points on the timeline.

6. In Memorium, PG-13 [WIP]
Restless ghosts refuse to stay buried. The (unfinished) sequel to Requiescat.

ROUGH TRADE VERSE (my favourite!)

1. Rough Trade (you are now shooting at your imaginary friend in front of 400 gallons of nitroglycerin), NC-17
Arthur is an investment banker. He is professional and efficient. He's a halfway decent cook. He's totally independent and has been since the age of eighteen. Maybe he's tired all the time because he works about ninety hours a week which is twice what normal people do, but he's rich and he's competent at his job. He's almost thirty, and already a success.
And there are some things Arthur is not. For instance: Arthur is not gay.

part one, part two

Codas (all take place during the main part of the story):
2. The Lock & The Key, R
Once, Eames gave his heart to somebody else, and had been bitterly let down. In moments like this, here, with Arthur, he could almost feel safe.
3. Untitled Coda I, NC-17
They've never done a morning after, before. He's woken up next to Eames, but he always dashes off to work right away. They've never done—this. Coffee and TV in bed.
4. Untitled Coda II, NC-17
It's already been five days since the last time they saw each other. He wants to tell Eames that he got a full night's sleep last night, on his own. Eames will know what an accomplishment it is.

*Here's a brief football primer I wrote to help explain the game in relation to this verse.

1. The Running Play, NC-17
Eames has a spot on the college football team. Arthur has a secret and a seething hatred for jocks. In the end, it's all about who plays the game better.
part one, part two, part three, part four, part five A | B

2. Run to Daylight, NC-17
In a football-dominated world, Arthur and Eames are too worried about everyone else trying to pull them apart to realize that in the end, it might just be themselves who ruin everything.
part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six, part seven

3. Two Halves, NC-17
"Without half-time, there would be no occasion to use one of the most enduring clichés to describe football: 'It's a game of two halves.'" Takes place between the events of TRP and Run to Daylight.

4. Cover Me (and I'll Cover You), R
Takes place after Run to Daylight. Just a fluffy coda.


1. The Wingman, PG-13
AU. Arthur is a loner recovering from OCD. Eames is the British neighbour whose wingman is his gay dog. Romcom hijinks ensue.

2. OT3, R
Eames' dog is a shameless cockblocker. Arthur cannot stand it.

3. Rainy Days, Mondays, NC-17
They finally get around to the sex ... nothing goes right. Naturally.

4. Noise, PG-13
Arthur, Sam believes, understands what it's like to be a dog, especially when the rainclouds come around and make everything dark. Arthur understands. Sometimes it seems to rain around Arthur even when there isn't a cloud in the sky.


1. Untitled Temeraire!AU, PG-13 - NC-17
A Regency-era AU about the Napoleonic Wars. Except with dragons.
part one, part two, part three, part four

2. The Mating Game, PG-13
Everyone wants an egg.
part one (of two) [WIP]


1. Leverage, NC-17 Heed Warnings
Arthur is a personal escort hired to take Eames' virginity and make a proper man out of him. He has no idea, when he falls for Eames, that Eames is the son of the man who owns him.
part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six a | six b.

2. Lucky, NC-17
There were so many things Arthur could hate Charles for. But he didn't. He was lucky. Takes place during part one of Leverage.

3. The Stockholm Factor, NC-17
A jaunt through the What-If Machine. What if Arthur hadn't run away at the end of part one of Leverage? I ended up liking this more than the subsequent parts of Leverage, but there is a lot of whump in here. Heed the warnings as always, and caveat emptor.


Perfection, NC-17
Arthur's never had sex -- he's afraid he'll be terrible in bed and ruin his chances with Eames. Eames sets out to prove him wrong.

The Properties of Ginger, NC-17
Arthur is the meanest boyfriend ever.

Shooting the Moon, R
Arthur is asexual. Eames is ... not. Awkwardly, Arthur attempts to initiate sex anyway. A bedtime story for asexuals.

1. The Sharpest Lives, PG-13
AU. Eames has an abusive boyfriend who thinks Eames is cheating on him -- but he continues to visit Arthur at the supermarket where Arthur works, because seeing him is the highlight of Eames' week.
part one, part two
2. France in the Summertime, NC-17
Follow-up to The Sharpest Lives: Arthur and Eames meet again, six years later.

Short Sad Lives Left, PG-13
Arthur is sacrificed. To science. A Portal crossover.

One for the Money, NC-17
Eames runs a porn studio, and has a very inconvenient crush on their newest bottom. The pornstar AU.

A&E Are Bower Birds, G
Exactly what it says on the tin. This is the fluffiest shit I have ever written.

Catherinemsgenius on December 17th, 2010 04:47 am (UTC)
I love you.
A sexy, fun bitch who just bought you a piñata!loverly on December 17th, 2010 12:36 pm (UTC)
I love everything. Everything :D Also, letting you know that the first link to Requiescat goes to the fifth part/prequel instead.
Whiskywhiskyrunner on December 17th, 2010 12:50 pm (UTC)
Whoops! Thank you :D
mcha: pic#106475121chama on December 21st, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
Lovely ♥
meisterdiebmeisterdieb on January 19th, 2011 11:06 am (UTC)
declaration of love
I love your fics! All of them. And I love you for writing them. Many hugs and kisses!
drunkenmangodrunkenmango on January 22nd, 2011 09:35 am (UTC)
love and respect
I just enjoy spending my time here! whiskyrunner, your fics are AWESOME.
conserconser on January 24th, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
I found your LJ at some point yesterday afternoon, and have been working my way through your fic ever since. You are an incredible writer, putting Eames and Arthur into so many different stories, with such different pasts, and yet ever remaining exactly themselves. My favourite is your Broken Toy Verse, even through it gutted me and I had to break away occasionally to breathe. I've friended you so I can follow what you write in the future, if that's all right. I'd love to see where The Running Play goes.
jinahleejinahlee on February 5th, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC)
I went on a total binge of your stories in the past couple days and I can't say I've ever found a better Arthur/Eames writer. You do wonderful, absolutely fantastic work and I'm so glad that I was able to stumble upon your page (it was the Mysterious Skin/Inception crossover that first hooked me - there aren't many out there and yours was everything I wanted to read and then some).

Keep up the marvelous work and know you honestly one of the best writers on the internet today. Thank you so much for sharing all of your amazing stories and good luck with all future writing endeavors!
Whiskywhiskyrunner on February 5th, 2011 11:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Speechless
Aww, thank you very much bb! :D That means a lot.
0pol00pol0 on February 18th, 2011 08:33 am (UTC)
I came through to your journal from 'Broken Toy' verse (great story btw, it makes me cry...) and am now delighted to know there's more where that's came from. I'm set to devour all your Arthur/Eames goodies slowly and surely, please write more.
I feel the exact same. But the polar opposite.: titi zizou sergiolookingatlucky on March 23rd, 2011 05:03 am (UTC)
I just found your stories and omg they are amazing. You basically write exactly the stuff I love to read and it's all so wonderfully done and well written. I'm new to the fandom but I just had to say how much I adore your stories and so far in my short foray into this pairing and even in the HP fandom, which I've spent a lot of time in, you are one of the best authors I've come across. ♥

teyefake on April 13th, 2011 07:16 am (UTC)
Hmmm for some reason only half the post can be seen. I tried reloading but still same.

qiseohio on April 13th, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
great post as usual!

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Whiskywhiskyrunner on June 2nd, 2011 02:47 am (UTC)
Hmm. It's hard to think of specific favourites. You can probably find some of the ones I like best in my mems. And for sure one of my favourites right now is Patience, a Steady Hand, so that would be the first one I'd recommend. :D I've also always liked mami_san's Perfect Recall series (Black Jack/Perfect Recall/Sleep Debt).

Hope you enjoy those. And thanks for reading my stuff! <3
embertine on May 31st, 2011 09:17 am (UTC)
I've read a couple of your fics before, but am now going to go through the entire back catalogue in order, because reading your fics is like filling an enormous bath with butterscotch Angel Delight and rolling around in it. Er, that was a compliment, JSYK.
Scarletscarletscarlet on June 29th, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
Hallo! I just friended your journal because I keep seeing you rec'd and it's always pretty fabulous :). No pressure for a friend-back - it's likely to be a little while before I get around to drawing anything for Inception, though it's certainly on the cards for the magical One Day.
Whiskywhiskyrunner on July 1st, 2011 04:20 pm (UTC)
Hello hello! Nice to meet you :D
atomictortillaatomictortilla on July 21st, 2011 03:58 pm (UTC)
I've just read everything you've got posted and oh my god my heart. I love angst and I love the way you write angst where everything just seems so impossible and sad but then it somehow all works out but I'm still residual sad.

These might be not just the best fanfics I've ever read, but the best fanfics that have ever been read. SO GOOD.
tenisunoelitotenisunoelito on August 7th, 2011 05:45 am (UTC)
Are you going to post the last chapter of leverage? It is an amazing story. The new arch the p dogs are you thinking of writing anything more about Eames, Arthur, and his pack? That story is amazing, I love the idea of Eames vs everyone to keep Arthur.

My favorite universe is the OTP3, is Eames ever going to learn what's up with Arthur?
Whiskywhiskyrunner on August 8th, 2011 01:41 am (UTC)
Those stories will all be continued. :) Leverage and Pavlov's Bell are in the works now.
marinnayje on November 2nd, 2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

gleditsiagleditsia on January 24th, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
Hi! :) I'm still pretty new to this fandom, but I really, really like and enjoy your stories, so I'm friending you because I would love to keep track of your work... :D
Fatima-Alegra: Eames|Arthurfatima_alegra on March 26th, 2012 03:31 pm (UTC)
Pavlov's Bell verse is so wonderful! Plz, do more! ^_^
Katiesassygirl on April 9th, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
omg, is any of your fic available to download for the kindle? my faves are rough trade, one for the money and the leverage saga...
Whiskywhiskyrunner on April 9th, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
I'm currently in the process of transferring all my works over to AO3, where they will be available for download. None of those are up yet, but watch this space. :)
revived_dreams on May 5th, 2012 07:01 am (UTC)
i just read like...all your stories. in one night.
akalilLynakalillyn on August 1st, 2012 12:00 am (UTC)
ahahahaha I just typed "w" in the url and your LJ pops up, so I figure, why not? Time to re-read EVERYTHINGGGG. ;D
notyourfacenotyourface on October 16th, 2012 01:28 am (UTC)
I really adore your writing!
And I know it's been something close to forever since you've written it, but I wondered if there was going to be any more of the Wingman 'verse? It's pretty much the best thing in the world. (Also, I understand if the answer is no! But I would like to know either way)

Whiskywhiskyrunner on October 16th, 2012 02:13 am (UTC)
YES. Funny you should ask. I just retrieved my old laptop last week specifically so I could try to rescue the Wingman fic I have on there. It needs work and may take some time to complete, but I do intend to have it up someday. :)
notyourfacenotyourface on October 23rd, 2012 10:54 am (UTC)
I am so excited! It is basically my favourite AU in the whole world! :D And thank you, for taking the time to respond~
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Whiskywhiskyrunner on November 30th, 2012 04:30 pm (UTC)
I love comments. No worries there. :D

No Holds Barred is complete! There is a sequel planned, but the first story is finished in six parts. Enjoy!
harukanaharukana51244 on November 30th, 2012 07:07 am (UTC)
Asking for translate permission
I really love your writing!
Especially the Pavlov's Bell!verse!
OMG the werewolf!Eames was soooooo cute and Catboy!Arthur was so adorable!!!
So may I ask you give me the permission to translate your PBell!verse to Chinese?
I am pretty sure that there are many of Chinese girl want to see your work!
I will post the translation work @ www.mtslash.com
If you agree with my asking, please contact with me <3
Thank you for your time and love your words!
Anastasia VillarrealAnastasia Villarreal on March 17th, 2013 08:28 am (UTC)
Finished! I work nights by myself so all this angst was killing me. The football au made my tummy hurt, but in the best possible way. I love how you take a fanfic and use it to confront very real issues. You confront sex trafficking and rape culture and even werewolf sex. Is there anything you can't do? I don't think there is. Thanks for making my tummy hurt. :)
exasperation102 on January 29th, 2014 04:34 am (UTC)
Your writing is amazing
I've read all your fics on Ao3 and I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!! Your BanexBlake pieces are superb and the Pavlov's Bell series is my favorite in Inception. Finding all these new fics on your LJ . . . :) My life is planned out for the next day and a half.

Thank you so much for being such an epic writer!!