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Joined 09-12-04, id: 670316
Author has written 30 stories for O.C..

I enjoy writing OC fanfic. I rarely stray from Ryan-centric fic but I do enjoy tinkering with different genres. Enjoy!

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Best of Intentions by muchtvs reviews
Sequel to Thursday Afternoon. The Cohens and Ryan deal with the aftermath of Thursday's revelation. Oh the drama, part two. Adult language.
O.C. - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 32 - Words: 155,437 - Reviews: 986 - Favs: 158 - Follows: 88 - Updated: 4/30/2009 - Published: 7/22/2004 - Complete
Brotherhood by xerus reviews
A short study on familial bonds.
O.C. - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 33,879 - Reviews: 311 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 8/21/2006 - Published: 1/13/2005
Chicken Pox by storymom reviews
PG just to be safe, but seriously doubt that's needed. I'm thinking that the title is self explanatory. It's about Ryan, and well, Chicken Pox. COMPLETE
O.C. - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 19,237 - Reviews: 173 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 7/5/2006 - Published: 10/5/2004 - Ryan A. - Complete
Skeletons in the Closet by Quillscribe reviews
Why was Ryan willing to go to such great lengths to stay out of the foster care system? There are many things the Cohens still don't know about Ryan's past, but one thing is certain: Some secrets aren't meant to be buried.
O.C. - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,054 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 90 - Updated: 10/11/2005 - Published: 9/29/2005 - Ryan A., Sandy C.
Bad Behavior by Super Chino reviews
The Cohen family is in for a rude awakening when the newest member of their family, Ryan, sets out to break all the rules. Little does Ryan know, a normal family life may be just what he needs the most.
O.C. - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 28 - Words: 119,619 - Reviews: 470 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 4/11/2005 - Published: 11/13/2004
The Sky Went Black by Heath07 reviews
Sequel to "Filament and Flash Bulbs." Summer went back to Newport. Ryan stayed in Chino. What happens when they see each other again? [Complete.]
O.C. - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 14 - Words: 34,437 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/2/2004 - Published: 10/17/2004 - Complete
The Chinos by JBKAF Productions reviews
It's all in the pants. Summer and Seth think Ryan needs dating assistance. Follow up to The Chino.
O.C. - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 26,365 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/13/2004 - Published: 6/16/2004
The Choice by Maud Walter reviews
Seth and Ryan get in trouble, and the Cohens-plus-1 are forced to examine and redefine their relationships.
O.C. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 67,886 - Reviews: 352 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 6/28/2004 - Published: 4/8/2004
A Not so Happy New Year by xerus reviews
jZzRgRl13 started this and I'll try to finish it
O.C. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 31 - Words: 75,807 - Reviews: 186 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 4/21/2004 - Published: 11/14/2003
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No Return Policy reviews
Set during The Outsider and onwards - Kirsten struggles to accept Ryan as part of her family.
O.C. - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,264 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 5/29/2009 - Published: 5/6/2008 - Ryan A.
One Year reviews
It's one year since Marissa died. A series of short scenes focussing on Ryan and other members of the Cohen/Atwood/Nichol/Cooper family and friends. Scene 3 - Julie...
O.C. - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,105 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11/24/2008 - Published: 11/10/2008
Thicker than Water reviews
Ryan has only one reason to search out his brother.
O.C. - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,398 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/6/2008 - Ryan A., Trey A. - Complete
Missing Scene from The Gringos reviews
Ryan can't find Volchok in Ensenada. Sandy, Kirsten and Seth all want him home. Ryan has other ideas.
O.C. - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,617 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/20/2008 - Ryan A. - Complete
Atwood, Ryan reviews
Ryan is furious with the Cohens for keeping Volchok away from him. Spoilers until the end of The Cold Turkey.
O.C. - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,203 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/23/2008 - Ryan A., Sandy C. - Complete
Three Little Words reviews
Seth and Taylor discuss Ryan and his inability to utter those three little words.
O.C. - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 914 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/6/2008 - Complete
Crying, drinking, cops? It must be Chrismukkah! reviews
Ryan comes home to the Cohens after his first semester at Berkeley. A package from his mother lies waiting. What does it contain? Will Chrismukkah be ruined for the Cohen plus one clan? COMPLETE!
O.C. - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,267 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 4/9/2008 - Published: 1/13/2008 - Complete
Photographs reviews
Ryan asks something of Kirsten.
O.C. - Rated: K - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,074 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/13/2008 - Kirsten C., Ryan A. - Complete
Sometimes it's just easier to write the words down reviews
Marissa left town, she didn't die. These are emails exchanged between her and Ryan. Written for the OC Sentence Fic Challenge 2007
O.C. - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,762 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/13/2008 - Ryan A., Marissa C. - Complete
Three Knocks at the Door reviews
A series of short conversations, set immediately after The Cold Turkey.
O.C. - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,752 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/24/2007 - Published: 5/21/2007 - Seth C., Ryan A. - Complete
Progression reviews
Ryan reflects on the years that have led him to his college graduation from Berkeley.
O.C. - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,715 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Published: 10/4/2006 - Ryan A. - Complete
Light the Shadows on Your Face reviews
The Cohens struggle to know how to deal with Ryan after Marissa's death.
O.C. - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,436 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/24/2006 - Ryan A. - Complete
The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't reviews
Seth does not want to celebrate Chrismukkah. Ryan and the Cohens are worried.
O.C. - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,713 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/20/2006 - Complete
Exposure reviews
Set in Chino, approximately seven years ago. Ryan and Trey run into trouble with AJ. Written for Brandywine421's Kill a Character Challenge at Live Journal. Rated T for language.
O.C. - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,427 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/30/2006 - Ryan A., Trey A. - Complete
Submerged reviews
Set during The Pilot. A character dies in tragic circumstances. Written for Brandywine's Kill a Character challenge at Live Journal.
O.C. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,513 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/16/2006 - Complete
Crisis Conversations reviews
A series of drabbles set during The Perfect Storm, conversations between key characters about Ryan's decision.
O.C. - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 3,037 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/18/2005 - Published: 11/14/2005 - Ryan A., Kirsten C. - Complete
A Nice Family Dinner reviews
Written for The OC Season Two Missing Scene fic challenge. This is the dinner party we never saw, from The Family Ties.
O.C. - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,390 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/8/2005 - Complete
A Ryan POV oneshot reviews
Ryan reflects on why he feels the need to get a job and leave Newport. Based on previews for The Perfect storm. No spoilers.
O.C. - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,996 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/1/2005 - Complete
A Painful Truth reviews
After meeting with Dean Hess, Dr Kim visits Sandy at home to discuss Ryan's expulsion from school. Set immediately after The Shape of Things to Come and a companion piece to my one shot, The Discussion Of Discipline.
O.C. - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,391 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/4/2005 - Complete
The Discussion of Discipline reviews
Dr Kim meets Dean Hess in her office to discuss the events at Kick Off Carnival. A one shot.
O.C. - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,456 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/27/2005 - Complete
Every Rose Has Its Thorn reviews
Written for the OCFSC2. Ryan and Marissa plan an evening out but Julie has other ideas.
O.C. - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,129 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Published: 7/12/2005 - Ryan A., Marissa C. - Complete
Tangled reviews
Two years after Trey's death, Ryan and Marissa are still struggling to deal with its effect on their relationship.
O.C. - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,017 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/7/2005 - Published: 6/1/2005 - Ryan A., Marissa C. - Complete
Exile reviews
Caleb sees his chance to rid his family and Newport of Ryan Atwood once and for all. Set immediately after The Rainy Day Women. FINAL CHAPTER!
O.C. - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 47,749 - Reviews: 193 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 5/17/2005 - Published: 3/1/2005 - Complete
Fallout reviews
A sort of Missing Scene one shot. Can Caleb and Ryan ever be reconciled? Set immediately after The Second Chance.
O.C. - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,635 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/9/2005 - Complete
Part of the Family reviews
Caleb's revelation has turned Kirsten's world on its head. How will she handle the news that her adopted son is dating her sister?
O.C. - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,007 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 9 - Updated: 2/7/2005 - Published: 1/3/2005 - Complete
A Chino Christmas reviews
Written for the Chrismukkah fic challenge at Live Journal. Seth accompanies Ryan to Chino to visit Theresa and spread some Chrismukkah cheer. Things don't go quite according to plan.
O.C. - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,834 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/20/2004 - Complete
Bridging The Gap reviews
This is a sequel to Fragile Threads. Ryan has asked to see his mother.The epilogue deals with the aftermath of Dawn and Ryan's talk on the beach.
O.C. - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,597 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/13/2004 - Published: 12/1/2004 - Complete
Fragile Threads reviews
After a summer in Chino, Ryan returns to the Cohens and wants to contact his mother. A one shot drabbly thing.
O.C. - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,127 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Published: 10/27/2004 - Complete
Mothertime reviews
A missing scene one shot set at the point where Kirsten is stripping Ryan's bed at the end of the finale season 1. The Ties That Bind.
O.C. - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,240 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Published: 9/29/2004 - Complete
The Father reviews
Precedes Ryan's father being arrested for armed robbery and before they move to Chino. It tells the family's story from Papa Atwood's point of view. Finished story.
O.C. - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 4,854 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 9 - Updated: 9/29/2004 - Published: 9/15/2004 - Ryan A. - Complete