Characters/Pairing: Mark Cohen, Roger Davis, Maureen Johnson, Benny, Collins; Mark/Maureen, Roger/April, Benny/Alison
Word count: 3800
Rating: PG-13/T for drug use and language.
Warning: Mention of suicide, drug use, and recovery from addiction.
Notes: A retool of an older Rentfic concept; old-school Rentheads may recognize parts of this fic.
Summary: Pre-RENT; the years that Mark's left behind him. They don't know it at the time, but the next morning, when Mark wakes up in the chair to find Roger's taped the guitar case shut with the help of a nurse and some medical tape, it's obvious. Today is the first day of the rest of their lives, together and alone at the same time, stranded with company.
( Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor )