it can’t be for nothing.
AU MEME : Arthur/Eames + Arthur as a trans woman.
From an early age, Arthur learned that not everyone is willing to accept you for who you truly are. Thrown out and disowned by her wealthy family for being intimate with boys she makes the choice to hide her true gender from the world until she feels safe and able to protect herself.
A successful career in the military and a stint on Project Somnacin brings her into contact with the Cobbs and the world of dreamshare. Professionally, Arthur thrives while personally a series of brief romantic affairs with men and women bring no satisfaction for her. After a fling with the forger Eames ends on an especially bad note, Arthur realizes she will never be able to accept the body she has now and covertly begins her transition, starting hormone therapy. Then Mal jumps and changes everything. She and Cobb go on the run and Arthur puts the rest of her transition on hold.
With the Inception job comes the return of an old lover and unresolved feelings. Arthur keeps her secret but can’t keep her attraction to Eames from resurfacing. When the job ends Arthur cuts off contact with all the teams members, determined to start a new life for herself where she can live as the woman she is out in the open. She finishes her transition, but decides to stay in the profession she’s made such an impact in. However the world of dreamshare is a small one and it is only a matter of time before Arthur comes face to face with people from her past.