42Sophomore Year » Ryan struggles with an undiagnosed mental illness during his sophomore year as an architecture major at University of California, Berkeley. When another traumatic event sends his whole world crashing down, it will take the help of those closest to him to help him rebuild.
O.C., K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, chapters: 4, words: 29k+, favs: 11, follows: 10, updated: 6/16 published: 4/16, Ryan A., Sandy C., Luke W.
197That's What Friends Are For » After Luke's dad goes public with his sexuality, his life spirals out of control. Ryan is there for him during his darkest hour. Meanwhile, a severe illness threatens to send the life that Ryan's been trying to build with the Cohens crashing down on him.
O.C., K, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 6, words: 52k+, favs: 112, follows: 154, updated: 4/14 published: 12/12/2010, Ryan A., Sandy C., Luke W.
38For The First Time » Ryan never met Sandy and ended up in a group home. Years later, he meets Summer in the town where she attends college. They fall in love and have a child, but then fall on extreme hard times. Can their marriage survive when everything else falls apart?
O.C., K, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 5, words: 32k+, favs: 17, follows: 21, updated: 11/22/2011 published: 10/19/2011, Ryan A., Summer R.
9 My Immortal ONE SHOT. On the day of Marissa's first birthday following her untimely death, Ryan and Summer commiserate over the loss of their friend and strengthen their bond as friends in a special way that neither of them ever expected.
O.C., K, English, Friendship & Hurt/Comfort, words: 3k+, favs: 15, follows: 3, 11/16/2010, Ryan A., Summer R.
15Every Second Counts Ten years after she left Newport, Lindsay finds herself coming back to California to continue pursuing her career goals. How will her life change when she unexpectedly runs into Ryan, who she learns is battling a life threatening illness?
O.C., K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, words: 5k+, favs: 13, follows: 23, 11/14/2010, Ryan A., Lindsay G.