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10 Years Later
Arthur heard the door slam shut. He put the bookmark in his book, set it down on the coffee table, and walked to the hallway, his socks sliding on the wooden floor. Eames was balancing grocery bags on his hips, teetering to the kitchen.
"What's all this?" Arthur laughed as Eames dropped them all on the table.
Instead of answering, Eames leaned forward, pressing his lips to Arthur's quickly.
"Hello, darling, don't you know what day it is?"
"I'm assuming it's a day I should have stored in my memory," Arthur laughed, pulling out a fresh salmon from one of the bags.
"Ten years, to the day, when I first introduced myself to you."
"You mean it's been ten years since that silly bet?" Arthur laughed.
"It wasn't silly!" Eames protested, "I got you, didn't I?"
"I suppose you did," Arthur grinned.
"So how is Ariadne doing?" Eames asked, emptying the other bags, "We have to invite her for dinner some time."
"She is as good as can be," Arthur stocked up their cans of green beans, "She babysits for the Cobb's a lot. Those children love her."
"Of course they do, she's an angel," Eames smiled, tossing the eggs in the fridge, "I hear Yusuf is enjoying Mombasa. He might not come back to America."
"Ah, let him stay there, he could use the sun."
"Because there isn't enough sun in California," Eames teased.
Arthur stepped in front of Eames, blocking him from the table of groceries, and put his hands on those broad shoulders.
"I love you," Eames grinned, his hands going on Arthur's waist.
"I love you, too," Arthur smiled, pulling him closer.
The kiss was slow, languid, and full of passion. Even though Arthur had been saying that phrase, that little 3 word phrase, for near six years, Eames's heart still fluttered when he heard it. But at times like this, when they're cooking dinner together, is when his heart really flutters. Especially when the light reflects off their matching gold rings on their left hand.