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AU MEME : Arthur/Eames/Saito (Inception) + bizarre, self-indulgent organized crime influenced origin story!
A year after the Fischer job, Saito wants to get the team back together to do an extraction on one of his top business competitors. The mark is a Russian mogul with rumored ties to the Solntsevskaya Bratva. Everyone on the team is brought together except Arthur, who no one can locate. When they finally find him they are first greeted by a man who they know only as a vor in the Odessa Mafia and a close associate of their mark. Upon learning he’s is actually Arthur’s father, curiosity and tensions rise.
Arthur’s father grew up practically destitute in Moscow. To make ends meet he began running little errands for the Izmaylovskaya bratva. At 17 he started an affair with a much older American tourist and she became up pregnant and he convinces her to marry him and take him back with her to America, where Arthur was born. But after a difficult pregnancy and birth Arthur’s mother’s mental health deteriorated rapidly. Two years later while attempting to leave her husband, they got into a violent argument and she stabbed him with a small kitchen knife. In response he fatally shot her. With the help of the Odessa Mafia’s influence on corrupt police officials, her death was ruled justifiable homicide in which Vincent was acting in self defense. This left Arthur’s father to raise him on his own and he threw himself into the task in the darkest, most obsessive ways. Ultimately it was he who introduced Arthur to dreamshare.
Arthur doesn’t want to take the job at first, but surprisingly his father convinces him to join the team, keeping his reasons to himself. He agrees despite being on shaky ground with Eames; who he had and been with for a few months after Inception before Arthur abruptly walked out on him. During that time they worked closely with Saito and the lines between professional and personal relationships between the three gradually began to blur. Now they’re together again on this job which at first seems pretty simple compared to the Fischer job but, as Arthur’s father’s presence and motives for wanting him involved begin to grow, becomes far more difficult and dangerous than first expected.