immoral_crow and I did a collabo for inception_bang over at LJ :-) It’s for a Inception Regency AU, titled Pistols at Penrose Hall, or, The Gentleman Highwayman.
(AU, NC17 rated, featuring the entire Inception cast)
It’s brilliantly written with Regency style prose, the storyline tense and the romance heart melting. Guys please go read it!
And aye, just to show off the drawing I did for it :-) (I’m quite proud of it!)
Exerpt: The stranger had positioned his horse to block the road and was aiming his pistols at Eames. ‘Good evening, my Lord,’ he said, accents muffled by his scarf. ‘If you would kindly pass me your pocket book and any jewellery you might have on your person then I will cease inconveniencing you and we can both head home with no… unpleasantness.’
Exerpt: ‘I am sure it would, boy.’ Eames unsheathed his sword and moved to the centre of the path, casting a critical eye over the ground, looking for uneven surfaces or roots. ‘But you have not won yet.’ The highwayman drew his own sword, and with a slight bow, advanced upon Eames. The first few passes proved to Eames that this was no common thief – this boy had skill with his sword. Eames smiled in satisfaction.
Exerpt: He brought his other arm around Arthur, letting his fingers tangle in the dark hair. He felt Arthur return the embrace, sliding his hands over Eames’s shoulders, tentative at first and then bolder as the kiss deepened.
Exerpt: ‘Regardless, he is a dangerous man, and you had best not underestimate him. Ensure you are not alone with him, nor…’ Eames knocked the door and Arthur broke off. He saw Harry dart him a venomous look before obeying Arthur’s gesture and withdrawing from the room.
Exerpt: Arthur closed his eyes and let his head rest on Eames’s palm, and in that moment he looked young and tired, worn down by pain and fighting, and Eames’s heart would bleed with it.
(to be continued on me next post)