Summary: Marissa Cooper's life has always been interesting. Her high school years were filled with drama, the year after that was spent sailing around the world and then she got to enjoy some fabulous family time with Julie, Kaitlin and her stepdad Bullit, while she attended the best college money could offer. Years later her life is about to get even more interesting. After all, who else could treat the illness of the stepdaughter of a millionaire other than the famous Gregory House? And if a certain ex-girlfriend of Marissa's gets involved – life is bound to get a tad bit complicated.

Disclaimer: I do not own any characters from the O.C nor House MD.

Chapter 1

"Jeez, mom, pop a pill or something, I'm fine," Marissa Cooper rolled her eyes, as she plopped down behind the kitchen counter. "It's just a headache."

Julie Cooper raised an eyebrow. "Are you sure? Because Betty and I just discussed how many people die…"

"Mom!" Marissa interrupted, as she poured herself a glass of water, "Nobody's dying. I'm just a little…" she drowned the glass of water quickly. "Thirsty."

"Anyways, I have plans with Summer for tonight and I was wondering…" She stood up and suddenly grabbed hold of the kitchen counter.

"Woah," she blinked a few times. "Mom, maybe you should…"


"I can't…"

Marissa's legs wobbled slightly and she collapsed to the floor a moment later, instantly losing consciousness.

"Oh my god! Marissa! Marissa!?!" Julie screamed, hurrying to her side. Then as the maid entered, she yelled at her. "Call 911! NOW!"


"I don't know. One moment she was perfectly fine and then she was on the floor out cold!"

Marissa opened her eyes slightly, hearing the familiar voice. There were four people in the room, not counting herself. Her mom, Kaitlin and two doctors. Woah hold on, where was she?

"Hey, you're awake," Kaitlin spoke from the chair next to her bed, being the only one not involved in a discussion happening near the door.

"Yeah. Where am I?" Disoriented, Marissa looked around.

"A hospital, dork," her sister answered, rolling her eyes. "Mom almost had a heart attack because of you. So, since you fainted, she had to rush you into a hospital and call everybody we know, telling them you're either dying or pregnant."


Heads turned, as the conversation between Julie and the two doctors stopped. Instantly, Julie hurried to Marissa's side, looking anxious.

"Oh, honey, you're awake!" She exclaimed. "I was so worried. You were unconscious so long."

"An hour and twelve minutes," Kaitlin muttered, rolling her eyes. Marissa grinned weakly at her sister, before turning towards her mother.

"Mom, please tell me you didn't make a big deal out of this? Please?"

"Of course not, sweetheart," Julie smiled. "I only called Bullit and you know, Summer of course, since she's your best friend and all."

The brunette in the hospital bed pursed her lips. "What did you tell her?"

"Nothing much. Just that you collapsed suddenly and that the ambulance took you away."

"Oh great. Now she'll be here with everybody we know. Awesome, mom."

One of the doctors in the room cleared his throat.

"Miss Cooper?" He asked. "Are you feeling okay?"

"Um, yeah. I'm fine."

"Are you feeling dizzy? Is your head aching? Anything out of the ordinary?"

The other doctor suddenly pulled a pen out of her pocket. "Follow this with your eyes, please."

She did, while answering Doctor number 1's questions.

"No dizziness or headaches. I'm fine."

Meanwhile Dr. 2 had stopped moving the pen and was now tapping a small hammer-like thingy against her arm. At the same time, Dr. 1 kept asking questions.

"Any nausea or vomiting before the collapse?"


The Doctor, who was still tapping, looked at her and asked,

"Any history of sciatica or spinal injury?"

"Uhm. No," Marissa answered.

Dr.2 then looked at Dr.1 and spoke,

"Abnormal deep tendon reflexes."

"Abnormal?" Julie instantly reacted. "What? Is everything alright?"

"Hah, sis," Kaitlin spoke jokingly, though she seemed slightly worried as well. "I've always told you you were abnormal."

Marissa nudged her sister half-heartedly, before looking at the doctors again. Dr.1 had taken the hammer and was now checking Marissa's reflexes, while calming down her mom, who had of course panicked as soon as the word abnormal left Dr.2's mouth.

"We're gonna give you an MRI to be sure, but I'm guessing your symptoms were caused by just dehydration and the heat," Dr. 1 spoke, after making sure Marissa's reflexes worked normally.

"See," Marissa looked at her mother. "I'm not dying or anything. You can calm down now."

"I'm sorry, I just… I don't want anything to happen to you. Again," Julie quietly spoke. "So can I get you anything? Water? Snacks…" She looked at the doctors. "She can have snacks right?"

"Yes," Dr.1 answered, smiling slightly. Marissa decided she like Dr.1 way more than Dr.2, who was frowning at her, looking dubious about something. "I'm sure she'll be okay in no time."

"Good," Julie sighed. "So do you want anything? Anything at all?"

"I could use a Mars bar right about now?" Marissa offered. Julie grinned at her.

"Of course. Kaitlin, go!"

"Wha…?" Kaitlin looked up from the magazine she had just opened. "Why me?"


Kaitlin groaned, but left the room anyways. One of the doctors left as well, while the other one lingered behind for a few moments. He smiled at Marissa and was about to leave, when she asked,

"What's your name anyways?"

The man blinked, then sheepishly smiled. "Oh, right. I'm Doctor Eric Foreman."

"Nice to meet you, Dr. Foreman," Marissa spoke. Dr.1 had a name now. Good for him.

"You too," Foreman answered, before leaving.

Marissa looked at her mother and asked,

"Can you call Summer now and tell her not to come here?"

"I think it's too late for that," Kaitlin was standing in the doorway, holding her cell phone. "Ryan sent me a message. I quote – "Seth called and panicked. Told me Marissa is in coma. Hang on. Will be there as soon as possible."

"In a coma?!" Marissa groaned. "Oh, come on! Mom, give me your phone! I'll give Summer a piece of my mind!"


"What did we think when we signed up for this?" Kutner asked from the woman sharing his lunch table. "Seriously?"

"We thought we had the chance to work with a medical genius," Thirteen answered immediately. Then she sighed, noticing she had forgotten the sugar for her coffee. "I'll be right back."

She moved to the front of the cafeteria and was about to grab a few packages of sugar, when someone bumped into her. She turned to her left to see who it was. A brunette woman, appearing to be in her twenties, looked at her a moment later.

"Sorry," she spoke, starting to move just as her phone begun to ring. She smiled at Thirteen, brushing past her, as she spoke into the phone,

"Cooper's speaking. No. Marissa's fine."

Thirteen turned around, surprised, but the girl had already moved into the crowd and had disappeared from sight. She frowned towards the crowd, trying to see the brunette girl again, but she failed to find her.

She then shook her head in an attempt to clear it and grabbed the sugar she came for. Then she returned to the table Kutner was sitting behind.

"You okay?"

"What? Oh. Yeah. I'm fine," Thirteen replied. "I just… need the coffee."

"Yeah, don't we all," Kutner grinned as he begun to take a sip. Just then, his pager went off. So did Thirteen's.

"What the…? Room 223? Isn't that the heatstroke girl?" Kutner wondered. He looked at his companion. "HEY!" He yelled, jumping up as well, since Thirteen had already taken off. "Wait for me."

Thirteen entered the room. The woman was having a seizure, so Thirteen hurried to the machines nearby, barking out orders to the nurses as she did so. Then, as she approached the bed, she looked at the woman in it.

She froze.

"Doctor? What do you want us to do?"


"Give her 50mg of…" She switched on autopilot, doing what she was good at, while her mind was totally blank. It was Marissa. Marissa Cooper was here. Only one thought entered her mind. Oh my god.

And she wasn't even religious.


A/N – Wohoo, chapter 1 is done. Congratulate me by reviewing! Thank you all for reading!