A/N: I know what your thinking. Why am I starting a new fic when I barely post on my other two. But I have posts about half way done for them and the muse for this fic wont leave me alone.

I wont give any background info like I normally do when I start a new fic, because it is fairly simple to figure out in this post. Plus as you can tell by the icon, this is a Ryan and Marissa fic. I don't own any of the songs I used in this fic and the orginal name and band that sings it is above each song.
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It would have been a regular day for Seth Cohen, being shoved against the high school lockers by almost everyone. But today was different. Today he got to go to his 18 year old cousins concert, his cousin being Ryan Nichol.

" Thanks Luke. I needed that. " Seth said more to himself as he watched Luke walk away with his girlfriend Holly Fischer, the small group of jocks that Luke traveled with, Marissa Cooper, who he had lived next door to almost his whole life and the woman that he loved from a far, Summer Roberts. Otherwise known as the popular crowd at Harbor.

After collecting the things he needed from his locker, he walked out of Harbor and to the range rover that his father, Sandy, let him have for the weekend. Which made him happier, seeing as he got to see his cousin's band play on there last stop for the tour they had been on for almost a year, in LA. He was also staying two tonight and tomorrow with his cousin at his hotel. Before they drove back to Newport on sunday.

Before Seth realized it, he was home. He turned off the rover, picked up his backpack and went inside, where he found his mother going over documents with his grandfather, Caleb.

" Hey. " Seth said as he sat his backpack down on the island and open the refridgerator.

" How was school ? " Kirsten asked as she looked at her son.

" Same as usual. " Seth responded after getting a bottle of water and closing the refridgerator.

" Ruling the school then ? " Caleb joked.

" Grandpa, I am not like Ryan. " Seth said with a laugh and thought ' If I was like Ryan, women would think I am some kind of god and I would have Summer. '

" Your a Nichol. Which means you are like him. " Caleb said as he stood up and wrapped his arm around his grandson.

" He is a Cohen dad. " Kirsten said.

" Maybe by name, but he has Nichol blood running through his veins. " Caleb pointed out.

Kirsten just shook her head and looked back at the paper work infront of her.

" I am going to go get ready to leave. " Seth said as he picked up his backpack.

" Ah, going to Ryan's concert tonight ? " Caleb asked.

" Yeah and I will be back on sunday. " Seth said.

" Alright then. Call me when you get back, it will be good to have lunch with my grandsons. " Caleb said as Seth walked out of the kitchen.

" Speaking of Ryan, I talked to Hailey the other day. " Kirsten said.

" How is my other daughter ? It has been a while since she called me. " Caleb said as he sat down.

" She has been busy with all the work you have been giving her lately. " Kirsten said.

" I just know that she missed her son and since his tour is finishing tonight, I will let back on the work. I just wanted to keep her distracted. " Caleb said.

" Sure you just weren't money hungry Cal ? " Sandy asked as he walked into the kitchen.

" Please Sandford. When are you going to learn that while I am one of the richest men in California, that doesn't mean I am greedy. " Caleb responded.

" Just stop already. " Kirsten said, wanting to stop yet another bickering match between her husband and father.

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Later that night, after getting past security, Seth knocked on the dressing room of Onyx. A few seconds later, the door was opened by Geogre, the drummer.

" Hey Seth. " Geogre said when he saw who was on the other side of the door and shook his hand.

" Hey. How have you been ? " Seth asked.

" Good man. " Geogre said with a smile.

" Hey Seth. " A voice said from behind Seth, a voice he recognized as his cousins.

" Hey cuz. " Seth said as he turned around and hugged Ryan.

" Seth, don't go ghetto man. " Ryan said with a laugh as he pulled away.

" Whatever man. " Seth said as they sat down on the leather couch.

" How are you ? " Ryan asked.

" I am alright, well besides being a social outcast at Harbor. " Seth said.

" We could take care of that tonight. Why don't you come on stage ? " Ryan asked.

" Its fine man. " Seth said with a nervous voice. He didn't want to be a social outcast anymore, but jumping from that to going on stage with a popular band with teenagers across america. That was just to much.

" How is everyone in Newport ? " Ryan asked.

" They are good. Mom and dad say hey and want you to come visit. Grandpa wants to have lunch with the two of us on sunday. " Seth said.

" Alright. " Ryan said as he picked up his bottled water.

" How is aunt Hailey ? " Seth asked.

" Mom is well... mom. " Ryan said with a shrug of his shoulders after taking a drink.

" So when she isn't working, she is trying to act like a teenager, minus the drugs and booze. " Seth said.

Ryan just nodded as the door flew open and Hank and Aron walked in. Hank being the back up guitarist and Aron playing keyboard.

" Hey, were on ! " Hank said.

Ryan nodded before turning to Seth as he stood up and said " Your sitting up front man. You better get out there. "

Seth nodded before saying goodbye to the band and leaving the room. As he walked out from the back stage area and dodged through the female groupies throwing themselves at the band, he ran into the popular crowd.

" What are you doing here geek ? " Luke asked.

" I know the band. " Seth said and tried to walk away.

" Why would a cool band hang out with a geek ? " Luke asked as he grabbed Seth's arm.

" Let death breath go babe, the concert is about to start. " Holly said as she rubbed Luke's arm.

Luke let go and Seth made it to his seat as the the lights went out on the stage and a voice was heard over the speakers.

Whisper in the yard and turn the trees all into toys

Lay there on the ground, and turn the dirt into your joy

From what I see and what I know, it's all been boring lately

So I suggest we trade a question mark in for a maybe

Time your riddles right, and make a point that has no sense

Make sure that you're smiling, and the money's been well spent

Innocence and ignorance, it all goes hand in hand

I'm not sure that I'm right, but I hope you'll understand

I hope that you're still searching for the start that has no end

And all the plastic people have now become your friends

Before you start to drift and your soul begins to scream

I just wanted to tell you that you're listening to a dream

Cheers erupted when the voice finished, but they only got louder as Ryan began his job as the singer and lead guitarist and the fans realized what the first song of the concert was.

( Heros by Shinedown )

Stare in wonder, who's here to bring you down?

Find your martyr, I'm sure you've made the crown

So light a fire under my bones, so when

I die for you, at least I'll die alone

Ain't nothing for me to end up like this

There's no comparing me this time

All my heroes have now become ghosts

Sold their sorrow to the ones who paid the most

All my heroes are dead and gone

But they're inside of me, they still live on

Dark devotion in a beacon paradise

Shows no emotion to a willing sacrifice

You can put a man on trial, but you can't make the guilty pay

And you can cage an animal, but you can't take away the rage

Ain't nothing for me to end up like this

There's no comparing me this time

All my heroes have now become ghosts

Sold their sorrow to the ones who paid the most

All my heroes are dead and gone

But they're inside of me, they still live on

All my heroes have now become ghosts

Sold their sorrow to the ones who paid the most

All my heroes are dead and gone

But they're inside of me, they still live on

They're all dead and gone

" How is everyone tonight ? " Ryan asked the crowd after finishing the first song.

The crowd began screaming and Seth turned to look behind him, but his gaze stopped as he saw Summer wearing a top that bearly covered her chest, not that he was going to say anything, as well as a mini skirt.

Seth turned back to the stage as he heard his cousin say " This next song is for my cousin who is here from Newport and is one of his favorites. " Which caused Seth's eyes to widen.

Summer turned to here best friends Marissa and Holly who were wondering the same thing she was. Who was Ryan Nichol's cousin ?

The three of them looked around and besides there friends, the only other person they knew from Newport was Seth Cohen and in Summer's opinion, he couldn't be Ryan Nichol's cousin. Since Ryan was beyond cute and Cohen was EWW !

" I wonder who his cousin is ? Because if he looks anything like Ryan Nichol, I will have no problem having sex with him ! " Holly said as she leaned toward Marissa and Summer, who both knew she had cheated on Luke multiple times. The only one that didn't know was Luke.

( The Gift by Seether )

Hold me now I need to feel relief
Like I never wanted anything
I suppose I'll let this go and find a reason I'll hold on to
I'm so ashamed of defeat
And I'm out of reason to believe in me
I'm out of trying to get by

" OH MY GOD ! " Summer exclaimed, causing Holly and Marissa to look at her. " This is my favorite song ! "

I'm so afraid of the gift you give me
I don't belong here and I'm not well
I'm so ashamed of the lie I'm living
Right on the wrong side of it all

I can't face myself when I wake up
And look inside a mirror
I'm so ashamed of that thing
I suppose I'll let it go
Untill I have something more to say for me
I'm so afraid of defeat
And I'm out of reason to believe in me
I'm out of trying to defy

I'm so afraid of the gift you give me
I don't belong here and I'm not well
I'm so ashamed of the lie I'm living
Right on the wrong side of it all

Hold me now I need to feel complete
Like I matter to the one I need

I'm so afraid of the gift you give me
I don't belong here and I'm not well
I'm so ashamed of the lie I'm living
Right on the wrong side of it all

Now I'm ashamed of this
I am so ashamed of this
Now I'm so ashamed of me
I am so ashamed of me...

" I really need to meet this guy. " Summer said with a sigh.

" Who ? Ryan ? " Marissa asked.

" No, his cousin. If he looks anything like him and this is one of his favorite songs, I like him a lot. " Summer said.

" Your judging this on a song and how hot he looks. " Marissa said as she pointed to Ryan Nichol. " He could be the ugliest person on the planet ! "

" Don't ruin my dream Coop ! " Summer said.

Marissa shook her head as the band began the next song.

( Be Yourself by Audioslave )

Someone falls to pieces
Sleepin all alone
Someone kills the pain
Spinning in the silence
To finally drift away
Someone gets excited
In a chapel yard
Catches a bouquet
Another lays a dozen
White roses on a grave

To be yourself is all that you can do
To be yourself is all that you can do

Someone finds salvation in everyone
And another only pain
Someone tries to hide himself
Down inside himself he prays
Someone swears his true love
Untill the end of time
Another runs away
Separate or united?
Healthy or insane?

To be yourself is all that you can do
To be yourself is all that you can do
To be yourself is all that you can do
To be yourself is all that you can do

And even when you've paid enough, been pulled apart or been held up
With every single memory of the good or bad faces of luck
don't lose any sleep tonight
I'm sure everything will end up alright

You may win or lose

But to be yourself is all that you can do
To be yourself is all that you can do

( Because Of You by Nickelback )

Hands on the mirror, can't get much clearer
Can't make this all go away
Now that you're bleeding you stare at the ceiling
Watch as it all fades away

From what you do, because of you
You know I can't be there
Each time that you call
I swore not to come, but I m here after all
I know by the look that I see in your eye
I won't stand around and I won't watch you die
From what you do, because of you

What you do, what you do
What's become of you?
What you do, what you do
What's become of...?

Now that you did this, you ask for forgiveness
Doctor could you be my priest
You say you're mistaken, but look what you've taken
You laugh as you lie through your teeth

From what you do, Because of you
You know I can't be there
Each time that you call
I swore not to come, but I m here after all
I know by the look that I see in your eye
I won't stand around and I won't watch you die
From what you do, because of you

What you do, what you do
What's become of you?
What you do, what you do
What's become of...?

From what you do...

Hands on the mirror, can't get much clearer
Can't make this all go away
Now that you're bleeding you stare at the ceiling
And watch as it all fades away

From what you do, Because of you
You know I can't be there
Each time that you call
I swore not to come, but I m here after all
I know by the look that I see in your eye
I won't stand around and I won't watch you die
From what you do, because of you

What you do, what you do
What's become of you?
What you do, what you do
What's become of...?

( Original Prankstar by Offspring )

Until the break of dawn
Life life
Cannot go by the letter
Time time
Prozac can make it better
Noise noise
Any kind will do
Can you feel it slip away
When it's all on you

Crime crime
Rockin' like Janet Reno
Time time
Eighteen and life in Chino
Freud Freud
All along it's true
Well you'll see there comes a day
Catches up to you

Knock down the walls, it's alive in you
Knock down the place, you're alone it's true
Knock down the world, it's alive in you
You gotta keep your head up through it all
You're gonna
Bust out on it - original prankster
Break out yeah - original yeah
Bust out on it - original prankster
You never stop now, stop now
That's what the main man say

You know it smells like shit
Goddamn
Tag team the double header
Son of Sam
Fire always makes it better
Navigate
With style and aplomb
Cause wherever you're at
That's the tip you's on

Lies, lies
Says he's down in the Bahamas
Tries tries
Bangin' little hoochie mamas
No way
None of this is true
Well he'll see there comes a day
When the joke's on you yeah

Dime dime
So good to see ya
Nine nine
Don't want to be ya
Crime crime
Fine sensimilla

( When I'm Gone by 3 Doors Down )

There's another world inside of me
That you may never see
There's secrets in this life
That I can't hide
Somewhere in this darkness
There's a light that I can't find
Well maybe it's too far away
Maybe I'm just blind
Maybe I'm just blind

So hold me when I'm here
Right me when I'm wrong
hold me when I'm scared
and Love me when I'm gone
Everything I am
And everything in me
wants to be the one
you wanted me to be
I'll never let you down
Even if I could
I'd give up everything
If only for your good
So hold me when I'm here
Right me when I'm wrong
you can Hold me when I'm scared
You won't always be there
So love me when I'm gone
Love me when I'm gone

When your education x-ray
Cannot see under my skin
I won't tell you a damn thing
That I could not tell my fans
Roaming through this darkness
I'm alive but I'm alone
Part of me is fighting this
But part of me is gone

So hold me when I'm here
Right me when I'm wrong
Hold me when I'm scared
and Love me when I'm gone
Everything I am
And everything in me
wants to be the one
that you wanted me to be
I'll never let you down
Even if I could
I'd give up everything
If only for your good
So hold me when I'm here
Right me when I'm wrong
You can hold me when I'm scared
You won't always be there
So love me when I'm gone

Maybe I'm just blind

So hold me when I'm here
Right me when I'm wrong
Hold me when I'm scared
and Love me when I'm gone
Everything I am
And everything in me
wants to be the one
that you wanted me to be
I'll never let you down
Even if I could
I'd give up everything
If only for your good
So hold me when I'm here
Right me when I'm wrong
You can hold me when I'm scared
You won't always be there
So love me when I'm gone
Love me when I'm gone

( If Everyon Cared by Nickelback )

From underneath the trees, we watch the sky
Confusing stars for satellites
I never dreamed that you'd be mine
But here we are, we're here tonight

Singing Amen, I, I'm alive
Singing Amen, I, I'm alive

[Chorus:
If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we'd see the day when nobody died

And I'm singing

Amen I, Amen I, I'm alive
Amen I, Amen I, Amen I, I'm alive

And in the air the fireflies
Our only light in paradise
We'll show the world they were wrong
And teach them all to sing along

Singing Amen, I, I'm alive
Singing Amen, I, I'm alive
(I'm alive)

[Chorus x2

And as we lie beneath the stars
We realize how small we are
If they could love like you and me
Imagine what the world could be

If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we'd see the day when nobody died
When nobody died...

[Chorus

We'd see the day, we'd see the day
When nobody died
We'd see the day, we'd see the day
When nobody died
We'd see the day when nobody died

" Well, thats the end of the concert and our tour ! I hope everyone had a great time ! " Ryan said as the fans cheer and screamed as he and the rest of the band walked off stage.

" Come on, I want to go back stage. " Holly said as she reached in her purse and pulled out the back stage pass she had bought.

" I am going to the bathroom and getting something to eat. " Luke said before he kissed Holly and walked off with his friends.

Marissa and Summer followed Holly around the stage and were stopped by a security guard asking to see there passes. As he was checking them, Seth walked up to the same security guard and waved his pass before walking past without being stopped.

" How come he doesn't have to be checked ? " Marissa asked.

" Mr. Cohen is on the bands vip list and was already back stage earlier. " The security guard said before letting them back stage.

" How is he on the bands vip list ? " Holly asked.

" Lets find out. " Summer said as she spotted Seth when he walked into another room. As they got closer they were stopped by another security guard.

" Where are you ladies going ? " He asked.

" We are going to talk to Cohen, so move it ! " Summer said and started to move past but he caught her arm.

" I can't allow you in this room ma'am. " He said.

" Why not ? " Holly asked as she batted her eyelashs at him.

" It is the bands dressing room. " He said.

" But the person I want to talk to is in there. " Summer said.

" Sorry ma'am, I still can't allow you in that room. " He said.

Suddenly someone pushed Marissa from behind, causing her to fall forward. But before she fell, she was caught by a pair of strong arms. As she looked up she saw whoever caught her wearing a white wife beater, but when she looked father up, she was staring into the ocean blue eyes of Ryan Nichol.

" You ok ? " He asked.

Marissa suddenly lost her voice and could only nod.

" Your even sexier close up ! " Holly said as she walked towards him.

" Uhh thanks. " Ryan said.

" Can we have your autograph ? " Marissa asked as she found her voice.

" Sure. " Ryan said with a half smile.

Ryan turned to a table and picked up a pen and turned back to the three teenage girls.

" What do you want me to sign ? " Ryan asked.

Marissa held out a poster that she had been carrying and hoping to get autographed. It was a poster that Ryan did for the bands first cd. The poster was a picture of him without his shirt on, wearing jeans and standing with a smile on his face, which he had to sign many times before for teenage girls.

" Who should I make this out to ? " Ryan asked as he stared into her eyes.

" Marissa. " Marissa responded.

Ryan signed the poster before handing it back to her and turning to Summer and asking " Do you want me to sign something to ? "

" Of course ! " She said with a wink and a smile. before she handed him the same poster.

" Who should I make this one out to ? " Ryan asked as he thought ' What is with teenage girls ? '

" Summer. " Summer responded with another wink.

Ryan signed the poster and turned to Holly, but before he could ask what she wanted him to sign, she handed him a marker and said " I would have you sign a marriage certificate if I could, but this will have to do. " before she took her top off to reveal a tight bikini top.

Ryan raised his eyebrows and thought ' She is really forward ! '

" Who am I making this out to ? " Ryan asked.

" Holly. " Holly responded seductively.

Ryan sighed and leaned forward as she stuck her chest out and he signed with the marker. Once he was done, he handed her the marker and said " I gotta go. Bye. "

Ryan walked away and into the dressing room, living the three teenage girls sighing dreamily.