One Man, Two Lives Destroyed

Summary: AU She can think of many reasons to explain to her daughter why her fathers not around – just none of them are the truth. MxM

Note: Hello all, this is my first attempt at a chapter story... So be nice and I hope you like it! The pairings will be in the next chapter, but you can tell the main one in the summary xD PLEASE REVIEW! Next chapter will be about the past and most of the other chapters will be about the past. Tell us what you think! Sorry that this is so short!

Editer and co-writer: xI'll Cover Youx (Just letting you know)

Disclaimer: We do not own RENT!



Eight years, eight long years and she was never going to get over the pain. She sat down at the table and buried her head in the crook of her arm. She sighed, letting all her emotions seep out for just a second before she had to return to her regular life. She hated him for leaving her to deal with everything, she didn't want to seem selfish, but she would have liked it better if he was around. Everything would have been easier. It was true that it was probably her fault that he had left her, but she had been young and had only wanted him to be there for… Both of them.

Her daughter was beautiful; she had everything going for her. She was smart, gifted, and spoke very clearly for an eight-year-old. The only thing she didn't have was a father. She had light brown hair and was pretty short, as her mother put it to the others. Her mother was so lucky to have her ever since her boyfriend/fiancé left her. She buried her head deeper into her arm, not wanting to think about this.

"Mommy!" The eight-year-old girl ran down the hallway and nearly crashed into the table if Maureen hadn't caught her.

"Natasha, what did I say about running in the house?"

"Never do it…" The young girl looked at the ground. "I just forgot… I'm sorry."

"It's okay, let's get you to bed."

"But I'm not tired!" Natasha protested and Maureen laughed.

"Honey, it's time to go to bed."


"Natasha, please… Make this easy for Mommy." Maureen picked up Natasha who was dressed in one of her fathers old t-shirts that Maureen had kept. She walked into Natasha's room and set her down on the bed. She scrambled to get under the covers and Maureen sat down at the end of the bed.

"So… What story do you want tonight? The one about the princess, or the dragon, or-"

"I wanna hear about Daddy." Maureen jerked back in surprise.


"I want to hear about Daddy!" Maureen tried to think of something, but nothing came up.

"I want to hear the truth." She knew this day would come.

"Why… I already told you fifty million different versions, why can't one of those be the truth?"

"Mommy, please?"

"But Natasha, you know that... It still hurts."

"But it hurts me also that I never get to know anything about him!" Maureen sighed, that was true.

"Honey, don't you want a happy story?"

"Why? Is your story about Daddy not happy?" Maureen shook her head and moved closer to her daughter. She smiled and brushed some hair out of Natasha's face.

"It's not that happy, some parts are happy."

"I want to hear it Mommy."

Maureen gave in, "Are you sure?"

"Yes, I'm sure." Maureen tucked Natasha in tighter and smiled.

"Well… It all started when he left New York for a filming contest…"

"What was his name Mommy?"

"Mark, Mark Cohen."

End of Prologue


Note: Next chapter, Maureen's past and why Mark left... Actually why Mark left is at the end of the story xD Sorry!