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05 August 2007 @ 10:33 pm
The Talk [The OC; Ryan/Kirsten]  
TITLE: The Talk
PAIRING: Ryan/Kirsten
SPOILERS: "The Avengers" (4x01)


"You know they're worried about you."


"Sandy. And Seth."

"Yeah, I know. They still don't know where I am?"

"No. No clue."

"And... you haven't told them?"

"You asked me not to. So I haven't."

"Thank you."

"You know that you can count on me, Ryan."

"I know. I've always known. Out of everyone, and through everything, Kirsten, you've been the one person that--"

"I know, honey. I know. I feel the same way about you."

"Part of me finds it hard to believe they haven't come looking for me yet."

"Oh, they have. They're just not looking in the right places. Have I told you I really like this new apartment?"

"Just a few times, yes. Actually, I think you've mentioned it everytime you've been here."

"Ah. I must be getting predictable."

"Not at all. Thanks for helping me find this place, by the way."

"Well, it was partly for selfish reasons. I wanted to have you a little closer to home. And, I didn't want you living in the back room of that disgusting bar anymore."


"The cuts on your face are healing nicely."

"Yeah, thanks."

"I'm glad you're done with that too, by the way."

"The cage-fighting?"

"Yes. I never would've seen you as the type. I mean, I know you've got some skill in the punching area, but... the cage-fighter. That wasn't you. That hasn't been you for a long time."

"I know. I was just... angry. Thanks for getting me out."

"Thanks for letting me, and not hating me."

"I could never hate you, Kirsten."

"Good. And you know that being angry isn't going to bring her--"

"Back. Yeah."

"I know that you loved her, and I know that she was a big part of your life. And anger is one of the five stages of grief..."

"Oh I hope you're not going all Psych-101 on me now."

"Oh, hush. I'm just trying to say that your reaction was natural. But that it was also natural for you to realize that it wasn't a good coping mechanism."



"Do you still understand what you're saying?"

"I don't know, Ryan, I'm exhausted."

"I can tell. Shouldn't you be getting back home?"


"I still can't believe they haven't started wondering where you go all the time."

"Well, Sandy knows that while Julie's been... under the weather lately... that I have to handle the business all on my own. But what Sandy doesn't know is that we're completely dead. Apparently October's not a big dating month. So, he's got no reason to worry."

"Things with you and Sandy, they're... they're good again?"

"You really want to talk about this?"


"Okay. Well... things with Sandy and I were good. But, then you left, and..."

"It fell apart."

"It always does when you leave. You should know that by now."


"....You should know why by now, too."

"Does Sandy know?"

"I don't think so. If he does, he's never broached the subject."

"Have you ever brought it up?"

"What are you, my marriage counselor?"

"I'm just... feeling guilty, I guess."

"Well you've got no reason to."

"....Can I ask you something?"

"Hurry before I fall asleep."

"If you could go back and re-do everything... re-do all of this... would you?"

Kirsten lifted her head off the pillow and tossed her hair; Ryan watched the long blonde tresses cascade across her bare back as she laid on her stomach and regarded him thoughtfully. "By 'this' do you mean... us?"

"Yeah." He shifted position and laid on his side, previously on his back.

She smiled at him a moment and propped herself up on her forearms, bunching the pillow beneath her breasts. "No."

He raised his eyebrows. "You wouldn't?"


"You sound pretty sure of that."

She nodded slowly, conviction in her gaze. "I am."


"Because. I've never had this before."

"Well some people would view it as something one wouldn't normally strive for."

She rolled her eyes and whacked him half-heartedly on the shoulder. "You know what I mean. I've never felt this way, felt this pull around anyone..." she pulled herself closer to him as she said this, "like I do with you. Never with Jimmy and not with Sandy." She laid her cheek on his bare chest and draped her arm across his stomach. "I need this -- I need you -- in my life this way, Ryan." She dropped a kiss to his chest, voice quiet as she murmured, "You're the one thing I'm sure of when everything else is a question mark."

"But... the affair," he ventured slowly, his fingertips tickling her back as he leaned his lips against the top of her head.

"It's wrong. We both know it's wrong. I'll always feel guilty for betraying Sandy."

"As will I." He kissed her head. "But..."

"Yes. But."

And nothing else needed to be said. So they laid in silence for several moments, Ryan's lips tracing across Kirsten's forehead as she laid with her chin now on his chest, eyes closed. Finally, he broke the silence. "You know, for the three years that we've been together... we've never been very good at the pillow talk."

This made Kirsten laugh, her eyes still closed and a big beautiful smile spreading across her lips. "You're right." She lifted her head off his chest and shifted position, the sheet falling to their waists as she moved to lay on top of him, the entire length of her body pressed against his. "So, what are we supposed to talk about?"

His eyebrows flicked upward. "Well... I think we're either supposed to whisper sweet nothings and profess our undying love for each other... or, we're supposed to talk dirty and say what we'd like to do to each other."

Kirsten mirrored his eyebrow quirk. "Hmm." An almost devilish grin flickered across her otherwise-angelic visage. "Both sound equally appealing." She leaned down to kiss him.

"Yes," he murmured, smiling against her lips. His hands found her hips and squeezed gently, inciting her to buck against him. He pulled gently away from their passionate kiss, their lips breaking audibly. "Or, there's always a third option."

"Oh?" Kirsten's eyebrows raised, and from the smirk she was giving him, she knew exactly what was on his mind.

So he nodded slowly. "Mm-hmm."

"Well, I guess I'd have to go with option number three, then." She leaned down for another kiss and squealed her surprise against his lips when he reversed their positions, blanketing her body with his own.

"You've read my mind."

She smiled breathlessly up at him as he settled into the cradle of her hips. "Don't I always?"

"Yes, you do."

Their lips seared together in another intense kiss, and from then on there was no more talking.


{x-posted to rystenlove}
thekiller00thekiller00 on August 6th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That was a great one shot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
a.: R/K; we are just the same;regalish on August 8th, 2007 03:07 am (UTC)
Re: WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks so much! I couldn't get that idea out of my head all day, LOL. So I took that to mean it HAD to be written :D
login_failed: Rysten 2login_failed on August 6th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
This is how Avengers should have gone. (Even though I'm convinced that the show's canon implied that Ryan/Julie had a little of the comfort sex.) Hell, this could have been part of canon. We all saw Kirsten eyeballing Ryan during the comic book scene. So I must say that I enjoyed this.
a.: R/K; i hope i love you all my life;regalish on August 8th, 2007 03:09 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you! I agree, I wish we would've gotten a heavy Rysten moment in Avengers. (I totally thought the canon implied Ryan/Julie for a few minutes during Avengers too, hehehe)

And heck yes we all saw her eyeballing Ryan. I LOVE that scene. Especially how she pretty much revealed that Ryan saved her from being the Ice Queen. GAH I LOVE THEM.

More Rysten soon! :D
pipetgirl2pipetgirl2 on August 15th, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)
I am so late to the party here but I just had to tell you how much I loved this!
a.: R/K; and when i need youregalish on August 15th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!

And you know what they say... better late than never ;D
Yu: Spontaneously Combusts from the Hotnessshikabane_mai on February 23rd, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
If the Avengers had gone this way, I would have died from the hotness. xD
a.: rysten; unconventional soulmatesregalish on March 2nd, 2008 07:32 am (UTC)
Haha, why thank you!

Your icon is love, btw. OH GOD HUDDY. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥