A/N This is long, emotional, and unrealistic - but I hope you enjoy it anyway
Since Marissa left him, Ryan had a lot of things he’d wished he’d told her.
Things like, I love you.
Like, I’m sorry.
Like, I am so in love with you that it’s hard to breathe.
As the days wore on, he began to accept there are some things he would never speak aloud. Words he would never utter to her, secrets he would keep locked within himself until he died.
On his way to the airport he forgets every single word he had thought in her absence. Forgets every breath, every sleepless night, every thought except for the most important. She is alive. I love her.
For once in their dramatic lives, it feels that simple.
“At first all I could do was gasp, throw my hand over my mouth, and tear up as I was immediately transported to a time when Ryan and Marissa went for rides on Ferris wheels, spent romantic evenings in Tiki huts- and most importantly- Ryan was super sexy and protective saying things like, “Don’t touch her.” In addition to that, the teaser for the film is all about falling in love, and Barton looks gorgeous, so everything about it made me want to re-watch the love story of my favorite couple. And then I remembered how Marissa died to Imogen Heap singing “Hallelujah,” and I quite literally started to cry.”—Entertainment Weekly: Mischa Barton’s ‘I Will Follow You Into The Dark’ teaser evokes countless ‘O.C.’ feelings [x] (via cohenatwood)