Tags: ship: taylor townsend/ryan atwood

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“It Came Upon A Midnight Clear” - by Overnighter (Explicit)

Special Rec: 8
Fandom Category: The OC
Pairing: Taylor Townsend/ Ryan Atwood
Fic Title: “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear”
Author: Overnighter
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/541167
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit, sex, a little underage depending on your location (17 y-os)
Genre: Smut, Porn-with-plot, Chrismukkah
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: It starts with Ryan escaping the Cohen Chrismukkah celebrations for Midnight Mass and ends with… um… nativity sex. Isn’t that enough?
100 | on raven's wings
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30 Day Shipper Meme: 26-31

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Lucid Interval by Glassshoe

Fandom Category: The OC
Pairing: Taylor Townsend/Ryan Atwood, Marissa Cooper/Ryan Atwood (implied)
Fic Title: Lucid Interval
Author: http://glassshoe.livejournal.com/
Link: http://glassshoe.livejournal.com/5942.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Angst, Romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 28 of 31

Why This Must Be Read: 

The BEST post series finale story! It's amazing, even for the Ryan/Marissa fans, I assure you! It's so in character and so real that you'll want to read this again and again. It's angsty and sweet and emotional and sad and  perfect. Just that, PERFECT.

In Bloom by XWaltzforVenusX , PG

Fandom Category: The O.C.
Pairing: Taylor Towsend/Ryan Atwood
Fic Title: In Bloom
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: AU, romance
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Firstly XWaltzforVenusX is probably the BEST author around for this pairing - she gets all the nuances of those crazy characters downright perfect and natural. In a twist of fate, Veronica sent Taylor to a boarding school, so Taylor never met the gang until she attends Berkeley and becomes teaching assistant to Professor Sandy Cohen. Obviously, Ryan and taylor slowly but leisurely gravitate toward each other. Yet,getting together is far from being the difficult part. The hardship comes after, because even while being a couple comes rather naturally to them, Ryan and Taylor have their different and heavy load of emotional baggage to hinder them on the way to happiness. And so, you get a wonderful portrayal of Ryan inner traumas and Talor's quirky craziness. This story makes a wonderful job of reminding me why I miss this ship every time I read it.
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for this is the beginning of forever by Cath1 (PG-13)

Fandom Category: The OC
Pairing: Summer Roberts/Seth Cohen, Julie Cooper/Jimmy Cooper, Taylor Townsend/Ryan Atwood, Kirsten Cohen/Sandy Cohen
Fic Title: for this is the beginning of forever
Author: Cath1
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 1/31

Why This Must Be Read: This is a brief look at the first meetings of four of the show's couples, taking into account the show's own screwed-up timeline as best as possible and including plenty of details from canon. Sometimes sweet, sometimes bittersweet, each one is appropriate for its couple. Really fits into my own head canon. My personal favorite is the last one (Sandy and Kirsten), but it's tough call.
100 | on raven's wings
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An Evening of T and A by chazper (PG-13)

Fandom Category: The OC
Pairing: Taylor Townsend/Ryan Atwood, Summer Roberts/Seth Cohen, Kirsten Cohen/Sandy Cohen
Fic Title: An Evening of T & A
Author: chazper 
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3223295/1/An_Evening_of_T_A OR tag to all three parts on lj
Rating/Warning(s):  PG-13; mentions of canon character death
Genre: friendship, humour, UST, family, some grief, AU
WIP?: no
Special Rec: 9/30

Why This Must Be Read: I loved Taylor Townsend and when the show paired her up with Ryan in season 4, it was like a gift to me. This fic however takes place before season four, in the summer after the finale of season 3, making this an AU. It doesn't shy away from mentioning Marissa and does an honestly lovely job of putting Ryan and Taylor in a realistic situation where you can see the possibility that this couple could be.
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she smiles by bama02614 (k+)

Fandom Category: The O.C.
Pairing: Taylor Townsend/Ryan Atwood
Fic Title: She Smiles
Author: bama02614
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3249748/1/
Rating/Warning(s): K+ / mentions of canon character death
Genre: General, Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Because it respects the fact that for better or worse Ryan Atwood loved Marissa Cooper; acknowledging the feelings that one part of your one true pairing has for someone else tends to be touch and go in fandom (isn't that an understatement). The hurt, anger, and eventual numbness that Ryan feels as he deals with Marissa's death brings a realism that most authors are not able to insert in their fics. The slow way that Taylor is able to help Ryan starting living again, is beautifully done.