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Ariadne; The Architect ([personal profile] chesstotem) wrote2012-01-02 12:26 am

for [personal profile] isnt_the_same

The only thing more cathartic than drawing, in Ariadne's experience, was shooting at things. And after the week she'd had, she needed to shoot some things.

She'd gone into this assignment, bright-eyed and ready to bring down the bad guys. They'd assembled her identity, using her own background in design to get her an in with their cooperative witness, Miles.

But Ariadne hadn't counted on enjoying the dream sharing as much as she had - not after three years of being repulsed by the very idea of it. Nor had she counted on liking the team - Cobb, charismatic but broken; Eames, oozing charm from every pore; Yusuf, a bit absent-minded but genuinely kind; Arthur, always in control but barely concealing something wild and dark.

And now she'd just found out her job wasn't done. Her assignment was going to continue - Cobb and the others, they'd realized, weren't the kingpins they had originally thought. Ariadne was a little relieved, but now they were expecting her to keep her cover, try to get as much information from them as she could. For how long, she didn't know.

The thought made her nervous. So she did the only thing that could help relieve some of her tension - she went to the shooting range. She was intent on the paper target in front of her, putting bullet holes right in the center of the chest.
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[personal profile] isnt_the_same 2012-01-02 08:56 am (UTC)(link)
Arthur found her easily enough. Located her through the GPS on her phone. When her location came up at a shooting range, he was surprised. And when he actually got there and watched her for a few minutes, he couldn’t get pass the fact that she wasn’t bad, in fact, she was pretty damn good at handling a gun.

With noise canceling ear protectors and glasses on, he stood in the booth next to hers as the paper target came up. He unloaded his Glock, but unlike her, he was aiming for the head.
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[personal profile] isnt_the_same 2012-01-02 09:03 am (UTC)(link)
It was only when he needed to reload his gun did he notice that Ariadne had stop and was staring at him. He stepped back and took off all the head gear as well as setting down the gun. “Fancy meeting you here,” he said with a small, barely there smirk.
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[personal profile] isnt_the_same 2012-01-02 09:11 am (UTC)(link)
"Unfortunately, background checks aren't sophisticated enough to reveal your favorite color or past time," he explained before nodding towards her target. "Needed to blow off some steam?"
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[personal profile] isnt_the_same 2012-01-02 09:16 am (UTC)(link)
He nodded thoughtfully. "Well, at least I won't have to teach you how to use a gun. But how good's your fist?" Arthur asked. A gun might not always be readily available.
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[personal profile] isnt_the_same 2012-01-02 09:20 am (UTC)(link)
He laughed. "A woman after my own heart."

Arthur looked down at his watch then and back to Ariadne. "Listen, what are you doing after this?"
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[personal profile] isnt_the_same 2012-01-02 09:25 am (UTC)(link)
"I've got a...proposition for you, if you're interested, of course. I find myself in need of a partner." After the inception job, Cobb had "retired" and was now living in LA with his kids. Arthur was fine with that, happy for him even, but now he was partner-less.
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[personal profile] isnt_the_same 2012-01-02 09:34 am (UTC)(link)
With her talent? How could she expect otherwise?

He shook his head. "You're a rarity in this business, Ariadne. If I don't scoop you up for myself, it won't be long before someone else does."
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[personal profile] isnt_the_same 2012-01-02 09:41 am (UTC)(link)
"So the the thought of being my partner doesn't interest you?" He knew that wasn't the case, though. He could tell.
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[personal profile] isnt_the_same 2012-01-02 09:50 am (UTC)(link)
"Ah." He knew she might have been feeling that way, but he couldn't help himself. She was good--pure talent and he hadn't met anyone in a long time who possessed such skill. She already surpassed Cobb in his book when it came to building.

"Good. But we can discuss this more later, if you'd like."
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[personal profile] isnt_the_same 2012-01-02 09:54 am (UTC)(link)
He nodded with a smile. A genuine one. "My hotel suite at..." He looked down at his watch again. "Eight? We can have dinner there as well if you get hungry."
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[personal profile] isnt_the_same 2012-01-02 09:59 am (UTC)(link)
He shake her hand.

After he left the shooting range, he went straight back to his hotel and started immersing himself in his again. The only reason he came to this particular town was because he needed to talk to Ariadne in person. And now that he had accomplished that, all that needed to happen tonight was for her to agree to be his partner and the rest would go off from there.
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[personal profile] isnt_the_same 2012-01-02 10:08 am (UTC)(link)
Arthur opened the door and smiled when he found her there. "Right on time," he said as he stepped aside so she could walk in. The suite was tidy with the decor suiting Arthur to a tee. The only place that showed any hint of personally was the coffee table in the living that currently housed his laptop and other paper work.
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[personal profile] isnt_the_same 2012-01-02 10:15 am (UTC)(link)
He turned his head a little to smile at her as he led her over to the sitting area. He gestured with his hand for her to sit down on the couch while he sat on the couch opposite her. Rummaging through the files, he picked one up and handed it to her. "The CEO of a computer software company wants to know if his CFO is laundering money," he stated. "The job would take about two weeks tops, including planning and execution."

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