Author's Note: I love West Side Story. I wondered after the movie was over, 'what was Maria thinking after Tony died?' So I decided to write something about what she could be thinking using a song from Rent: The Musical called Without You. Let me know what you think. I do not own anything from West Side Story or Rent and I'm poor, so please don't sue me.

"Te adoro, Anton." Tony was gone and there was nothing Maria could do about it. He was the only boy she had ever loved and love would never be the same now. She loved him so much that she even forgave him for murdering her brother, Bernardo in a fight. Now he was dead. Maria cried for him for hours.

Without You
The Ground Thaws
The Rain Falls
The Grass Grows

It hurt so much not having him there to hold her and tell her that everything was going to be ok. Now she knew how Anita felt. Empty, alone, and grief-stricken. Never had she hurt so much in her short life. Tears flowed freely from her eyes as Anita held her in the apartment later that night. They both cried. Cried for Bernardo and Tony, their loved ones.

Without You
The Seeds Root
The Flowers Bloom
The Children Play

The Stars Gleam
The poets dream
The Eagles Fly
Without You

Their relationship was so short lived. It was only two days ago they met at the dance at the gym. Bitter gang rivalries had pushed them to keep their relationship secret. No matter how much they were willing to look past their differences, their friends and family were not. That is what drove the fight to the extremities it went to, resulting in Bernardo and Riff's deaths. Revenge then drove Chino to kill Tony, Maria's beloved Tony.

The Earth Turns
The Sun Burns
But I Die
Without You

He was her bright shining star and now it was burned out. She had nothing to live for. Tony would want her to go on living though. Her heart yearned to have him by her side. She would never love another as much as she loved Tony. The deepest, most secluded part of her heart would always be reserved for him.

Without You
The Breeze Warms
The Girls Smiles
The Cloud Moves

Without You
The Tides Change
The Boys Run
The Oceans Crash

Her life would go on. Although, her heart would never fully mend from this first heartbreak. Tony was her first love. No other would ever compare to him. Their love was boundless. It would defy death and live on through Maria until the day she died and was reunited with him.

The Crowd Roars
The Days Soar
The Babies Cry
Without You

The Moon Glows
The River Flows
But I Die
Without You

The World Revives

Colors Renew

But I Know
Only Blue
Lonely Blue
Within Me, Blue
Without You

Without You
The Hand Gropes
The Ear Hears
The Pulse Beats Without You
The Eyes Gaze
The Legs Walk
The Lungs Breathe The Mind Churns
The Heart Yearns
The Tears Dry
Without You

Life Goes On
But I'm Gone
Cause I Die Without You

Without You

Without You

Without You

Secretly, in her heart she whispered one last time, "Te adoro, Anton." In her heart he whispered back, "Te adoro, Maria."