Title: Shades of Gray
Genre: Angst, Hurt/Comfort/First Time
Warnings: torture, mindfuck
Word Count: 156,490
Summary: After Inception, the team splits up. Arthur takes on a private job but is betrayed and forced to lock down his subconscious, dropping him into a coma. In the war-torn world of Arthur’s mind, will Eames be able to save Arthur before he slips away forever?
Why You Should Read This: Arthur is heartbreakingly loyal, Eames is in love, Cobb is awkward but supportive. The back story for Arthur is beautifully built and rendered in such a way in the story that it steals your breath away. Eames is loyal and fierce with his love and his desire to save Arthur from a situation no one believes he’ll survive. The ending is satisfying and beautiful. Give yourself a day to read it — it’s long and a very intense read.