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13 July 2009 @ 09:02 pm
Ficlet: Special Day (The OC/OTH, Ryan and Lily Centric)  
After two very angsty/depressing ficlets inspired by pics, here's a happier one.

Brooke and Sam of OTH are both mentioned, but don't appear. Let's just assume AU for both shows with timelines adjusted to fit.

Ryan found Lily in her new room, dancing around barefoot on the soft rug with a soft, stuffed, pink poodle in her hands. "You don't like the house or anything, do you?" he teased his daughter.

Lily turned, grinning, and sat on the window ledge. "I like my dress, too, Daddy," she said. "And I like Brooke's dress."

Ryan walked over to sit down beside her. "Does she look pretty?"

"Brooke always looks pretty," Lily said. "Especially when she smiles, and she only stopped smiling when that mean old Victoria lady came in," she added, a disgruntled look on her face.

Ryan made a face, mirroring Lily's expression. "Yeah, well, that mean old Victoria lady is Brooke's mother, so.. you gotta be nice."

"Like you are with Mr. Caleb?"

"Yeah, like I am with Mr. Caleb," Ryan agreed, nodding. "How come you're in here instead of helping Brooke finish getting ready?"

"That Victoria lady said I was getting in the way and I'd mess things up," Lily said, chewing on her lower lip. "I heard her tell Mr. Caleb that if she had any say, I'd go to boarding school as soon as the reception's over."

Ryan's expression went from annoyed to furious in an instant. "She said what?" he said. "No, baby, no. There is no way in hell you will ever be sent away to boarding school. Do you hear me?"

"Yes, Daddy," Lily said, nodding.

"Come on, let's get you back downstairs to help Brooke finish getting ready," Ryan said, standing up and holding out his hand for her to take. "Shoes?"

"In the parlor room," Lily said. "Auntie Summer was gonna paint my nails yellow like the flowers, but Victoria lady said it was stupid."

"Victoria is stupid," Ryan muttered under his breath, looking down at Lily and winking. "But I didn't say that."

"Didn't say what, Daddy?" Lily asked.

"Come on, Lily-Bean, let's go remind Victoria that she is not in charge in this house. Ever. That's me and Brooke."

"And me!"

"Yes, you have rank over her in this house," Ryan agreed. "But we still need to be polite."

"I'll be as polite to her as you are to Mr. Caleb," Lily said with a mischievious look on her face.

"You'll be twice... no... three times as polite," Ryan said, grinning as Lily laughed. As they headed down the main stairs, she fell quiet. "What's on your mind, baby girl?"

"Do you think... is Brooke gonna be mean to me like that Victoria lady is mean to her?" she asked.

Ryan sighed and stopped walking to sit on the landing, pulling Lily into his lap. "No, baby, I don't. Brooke loves you already, and you know what she told me?"


"She can't wait to be your mom," Ryan whispered. "She wants to take you shopping for school clothes, and she wants to be there for you when it comes to all that girl stuff I don't know anything about, and honestly don't want to know anything about..." he smiled as Lily giggled. "She loves you, Lily. If I doubted that for even a second, I wouldn't be marrying her."

"I love Brooke, too," Lily said. "And Sam is so cool."

Ryan laughed, nodding. "Yeah, she is. But don't go throwing random parties in Brooke's store just to be like your soon to be sister."

"Deal," Lily promised, holding up her pinkie.

Ryan locked his with hers, then kissed her forehead. "Come on, let's go see if we can sneak me a peak at my bride to be."

"Nuh-uh! It's bad luck, Daddy!" Lily said, jumping up to run ahead of him. "I'll go back by myself!"

Ryan watched her go, laughing quietly.

The End
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Okkervil River - Main island Lovers
60schic60schic on July 14th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
Thank you for *the happy*.
rach603 on July 14th, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)
Very cute! I hope to read more. :)
Kat: RyanBrookekatwoman76 on July 14th, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
That was so sweet. Just what a girl needs after the dark stuff.
finleefinlee on July 14th, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
Awwww, I do love your Lily. Such a cute story!
jujuberry136jujuberry136 on July 14th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
Awww. So cute and adorable :D
oc_gambit2oc_gambit2 on August 4th, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
*sighs happily* *rolls in fluff*

Though I've hardly watched OTH [though your fic has prompted me to catch an occasional rerun, to find out what you see in this Brooke for our Ryan....] I can certainly affirm you nailed what a future AU Ryan-Caleb relationship would be. *hee*

Still loving your Ryan and Lily. And since I read this first, I'm a little worried about not saving it for after the dark stuff....

Thanks for sharing!
(Anonymous) on September 18th, 2011 07:19 am (UTC)
This is great. The only thing it was missing was Ryan and Brooke yelling at Victoria for what she said.
crossover_fancrossover_fan on February 5th, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
Great little one shot. You write Ryan well as a father.