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20 September 2005 @ 10:17 pm
Fic: Regrets (The OC/NipTuck)  
:D Enjoy the angst!

Part of the 'Ryan!Troy' universe, which is a The OC/NipTuck crossover. Fic and graphic!





Ryan ran a hand through his hair as he walked into the kitchen to get a bottle of water. It was the middle of the night, and he could hear Wilber mumbling in his sleep as he'd passed his little brother's room, but for some reason, he felt uneasy. As he closed the firdge door, he had half a second to see the figure behind him, dressed all in black with a white mask on, before a needle was jammed into his neck and he felt his body almost instantly go numb. He tried to yell, or to knock something over as he went down, but he couldn't make his body move the way he wanted it to, and he just slumped into the dark clothed figure's arms.

The figure, a man Ryan guessed now that he saw him instead of just a distorted reflection, lowered him to the floor, then regarded him with tilted head. "Tell him that next time, you'll get the full treatment," he said in a distorted voice as he gripped Ryan's chin to turn it, then raised a knife, letting it catch the light from the the over the sink. "Now, hold still," he added in a slightly mocking tone.

~~~

Christian jolted upright in bed when he heard Wilber scream, and an instant later he was in the living room, heading towards his son, who was staring at something on the other side of the counter. As he got there, he saw Ryan on the floor, bleeding, and for a moment it felt like his heart had stopped, then he was at Ryan's side, swiping his hand over Ryan's face to try and find the wound, only to realize it was a deep gash along his cheek, from the corner of his mouth back towards his ear. "Oh God," he breathed. "Ryan? Ryan! Wake up!" he said as he grabbed the phone off the counter and dialed 911. "Come on, Ryan, come on, wake up!"

~~~

Christian was pacing the family room, Wilber sniffling in his arms, when Sean arrived. "He's back," Christian said, eyes both angry and terrified.

"Who?" Sean asked.

"Costa," Christian replied, jaw tense. "He... he carved Ryan's face. Both sides, sliced almost all the way through the tissue. The son of a bitch went after my kid and I didn't even know until Wilber found him."


"Where is he?"

"ICU," Christian said. "He had a reaction to the modified mivacurium chloride, he was having trouble breathing, so they intubated. And now the sons of bitches won't tell me jack shit about my kid."

"I'll see what I can find out," Sean said. "Just try to calm down, you're not helping either of them by getting worked up."

"That... I didn't even know. My son was... and I didn't even know it was happening," Christian said. "What if he... fuck."

"I'll find out what I can," Sean promised.

~~~

When Ryan woke up, he momentarily panicked at the feel of a tube down his throat, but almost immediately, Christian was there, leaning into his field of vision.

"You're okay," Christian said. "They put it in as a precaution, but now that you're awake, they'll take it out," he said. Ryan slowly lifted a hand to his face, but Christian caught it. "No, don't," he said. He must have seen the look in Ryan's eyes because he sighed. "We can fix it, okay? You'll be good as new, and this will never happen again, he won't get near you again." Ryan reached out to grasp at Christian's sleeve, and his father took his hand, holding on. "It'll be okay," he promised. "Wilber's with Liz, she's not letting him out of her sight," he added, smiling slightly as Ryan visibly relaxed.

~~~

They removed the tube a couple hours later, once they were sure Ryan could breath on his own, but wished they hadn't when Ryan, his voice harsh and raw, refused to let them up his pain meds.

"They're not gonna give you anything that'll cause a reaction," Christian said.

"The son of a bitch is out there, and if he can get the drop on me when I'm just half asleep, I don't wanna be loopy on drugs," Ryan replied firmly.

Christian flinched, but nodded. "Alright, no extra drugs," he agreed, brushing his hand over Ryan's hair. "And I'm not leaving your side, either, alright?"

"Sounds good," Ryan agreed. He paused, his eyes showing his worry. "You said you can fix it?" he whispered.

Christian nodded again. "Yeah. The same guy... he got Sean's face a couple years back, but you can't see the scars, can you? And he sliced my throat, but you can't see it, right?"

"Right," Ryan agreed. "I just... your sure Wilber's okay?" he asked.

"Yeah, he's fine," Christian said. "He's worried about you, but... once you're throat's a little better, I'll get Liz to bring him in..."

"I don't... he'll get scared," Ryan said, gesturing at th gauze that covered the twin slices.

"It won't be as bad as seeing you on the kitchen floor," Christian said. "He'll be better once he sees with his own eyes that you're okay."

"Okay," Ryan said, nodding.

"But that can wait a little longer," Christian added. "Until you're feeling better."

"Yeah."

~~~

Ryan smiled as best he could when Liz carried Wilber into the hospital room a few days later. "Hey, Wil," he said.

"You okay, Ry?" Wilber asked as he climbed out of Liz's arms to cuddle against Ryan's side.

"Yeah, I'm good," Ryan replied, wrapping one arm around Wilber. "Are you being good for Liz?"

"He's an angel, as usual," Liz said, bending to kiss Ryan's temple. "Same as you. It's still hard to beleive either of you are Christian's kids."

"I think she's saying Dad's not an angel," Ryan whispered to Wilber, who gigled.

"Liz says Daddy's an asshole," the little boy replied.

"Nice, Liz," Christian commented.

"You'd rather I lied to him?" Liz said. "But he loves his boys, I'll give him that."

"Damn straight," Christian agreed, smiling slightly as Ryan chuckled softly and Wilber giggled again. He watched his boys, wondering how he was going to fix this, how he was going to keep them safe, but determined to find a way.

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ocmissocmiss on February 14th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
Ooooh nice !!! I really liked the header, it's really well made (and at first i was confused about this 'line' on Ryan's cheek lol).
Was this the carver ?? I don't understand why he's doing that if he knows that people will be able to fix it...
Maramissmara on February 14th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, this was The Carver. His (or rather 'their' since they are in fact a brother and sister team of psychos) whole deal is that beauty is a curse on the world.

See, the female half of the team, Kit McGraw, was born with facial deformaties, including what looked like (according to a flashback scene) a line from the corner of her mouth back towards her ear. The male half, Quintin Costa, worked for years to become a plastic surgeon so he could fix her.

But they're both kinda crazy, and started going after 'pretty people' to scar them, calling it their 'art'. And when Christian and Sean started fixing the victims, they turned against the pair. So it become more of a personal vendetta against them. They threatened that if Sean and Christian kept 'fixing' their art, it would get worse. They started killing some of their victims, and framed Christian for the crimes.

This led to The Carver slicing Sean's face, and later slicing Christian's throat and raping him. And then, months after that, Quinten held Christian and Sean hostage at their clinic, and tried to force Christian to cut off his own hand to save Sean from being killed. Then, Kit and Quinten faked Quinten's death.

So, at this point, Quinten and Kit don't give a shit whether it can be fixed, it's about tormenting Christian and what better way then to show they cna get into his home and harm his children? Besides, Ryan is gorgeous, so he fits the profile of a Carver victim... lol
Kat: Bloody Handskatwoman76 on February 15th, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
I guess Ryan was lucky that he didn't get the "full treatment"
vengeful_spoonvengeful_spoon on February 15th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
Because of this verse, I'm having to restrain myself from starting to watch nip/tuck (as I never did before). Thanks for the brilliant snippet (and the explanation under ocmiss's comment...) xx
shoesequallifeshoesequallife on March 30th, 2009 09:57 am (UTC)
This was great hopefully there will be more of this soon.