Ariadne/Arthur, Cobb/Mal, AU (art by the insanely brilliant cunning_croft, fic by me, beta by marvellously gifted bennet_7, all done for the Inception big bang challenge on lj):
Doctor Arthur Moss is a minor academic writing a comprehensive history of the development of dream sharing therapy in near obscurity when he comes upon some new evidence; evidence that could revive ideas long since dismissed as dangerous impossibilities. In an effort to separate the facts from the fiction he seeks the help of Doctor Ariadne Portier, an expert on the work of the architect Dominick Cobb, and together they begin to uncover secrets that have been hidden for fifty five years: about shared dreams, about the pioneers who created it and a relationship that could rewrite its entire history.
(warnings for: mental illness, suicide, violence to the person, character death and some sexual content. If fic is not to your taste then please don’t follow the link.)