Eames rarely sees the sharp edge of Arthur’s temper, and never turned towards him. Irritation, yes, over minor matters, but not anger.
Arthur saves his anger for those who truly deserve it – the criminally incompetent. An incompetent criminal can kill, and they might be thieves who shoot without compunction in dreams, but they’d all rather not become actual killers.
Eames has seen Arthur react with cold fury to someone who put his own life in danger. It was terrible to behold.
He’s only ever seen Arthur react with hot rage once. He was furious when Eames’ life was in danger.
Fictober day 20: Eames on Arthur