Summary: AU. Serena Tsukino is a single mother raising her daughter Rini for the past six years. Darien Shields returns from Tokyo after graduation in a medical degree and deciding to become a doctor in Tokyo General. The chances of the two old flames of running into each other again is there.


Chapter One

Twenty-four year old Serena Tuskino is walking with her hand in her eight year old daughter; Serenity but Rini for short. The young mother had the day off and decide to take her daughter to the park with her notebook and pen in her purse. The young mother wore a dark green sundress with matching two inch high heels and dark purple purse with a small bunny on it. Young Rini wears a cotton candy pink sundress with pink tennis shoes. They both have the same hairstyle but the young girl wanted to have her mother's same hairstyle.

"Momma, whatever happened to my Daddy?" Rini asked looking at her mother with hopeful set of eyes.

The young blonde woman sighted dreading hearing this question and shook her head slightly then looking down at her daughter's eyes. "Your father, he wanted to focus on his career instead of being a parent to a wonderful little girl like you." She answered her daughters question with small tears falling from her face.

"I'm sorry mommy, I didn't mean to make you cry." The pink haired child becoming sad as she hugs her mother's legs.

Serena bend down to Rini's level and hugged her tightly. "Oh it's okay honey, it's a part of life. But enough of being sad." The mother dried her tears and use her thumb to dry her daughter's tears. "Let's be happy today and enjoy the park. I can't believe next week is your birthday; my little girl is growing up so fast!" She placed a smile on her face and looking to see those small crimson eyes light up with joy.

The pink haired child nodded her head and begin to lead the way again to the park once again. "I'll always be your little girl mother plus it'll be your birthday too." She said with a smile.

The two girls made into the entrance of the park and Rini's eyes lighted up as if it was Christmas. Rini begins to jump for joy seeing the jungle gym and swing set being open as she see a bunch of kids playing by the jungle gym.

"Yes mini moon, go right ahead. Stay where I can see you." Serena said being serious with her daughter nodded her head and running towards the playground.

The young mother took a seat on one of the benches with her eyes focus on Rini. She put her purse next to hear then pulling out her notebook and pen trying to think of an idea for second novel. Serena had some ideas but she wants to have a believable and strong idea for a story. She sighted closing her eyes as she hunched over to her knees. When her daughter bought up Darien, all the feelings she has for him has come back for her and cried remembering that October night.

Flashback October 2008

Serena and Darien have been in a relationship for five years. Since she was thirteen years old and Darien was eighteen years old. Some people would find their age differences very unusual, disturbing, and odd but they didn't care about the age differences, all they know is that they loved each other that night. But now Serena's seventeen years old and Darien's twenty-three years old. Three weeks ago, Darien took Serena out on a dinner and movie to mark their five year anniversary. After the movie they went back to his apartment and they made love to each other. Three weeks have passed and Serena was late for her monthly bill then started throwing up in the mornings. Her parents were concern about their daughter's situation. After visiting the doctor's office, it was confirm that she was indeed pregnant.

Now the blonde teenager was still in shocked that she was pregnant at the age of seventeen. She was scared and excited at the same time. She was scared to death of what would her parents would do or say to her. But, she hoped that Darien would be supportive and stay with her through this. Serena made her way over to her boyfriend's apartment to tell her the news and reached at his doorway. She took a couple of breathes in and out. Serena mentally prayed for herself. 'Dear god, please let him be happy and supportive of me with this blessing. Amen.' The blonde teenager finished her prayer and knocked on the door three times.

"WHO IS IT?" Darien yelled from inside of his complex.

"It's Serena!" She yelled answering back.

"HEY SERE, COME IN! I'M PACKING!" Her boyfriend yelled being busy.

'Packing?' The blonde teenager asked herself and turning the knob letting herself in. Her heart drop seeing everything being in boxes and labeled. 'Harvard Medical School, I completely forgot about it. He got in and he's been studying so hard for the past eight years.' I thought to myself as I walked towards the living room.

"In the bedroom S." He said with the sound of hangers in his hands.

Serena walks towards the bedroom and leaned on the door frame. Her ocean eyes look as she sees the father of her child packing his belongings. She felt tears running down her face and wiped them quickly before he notices them.

"You got accepted into Harvard already?" She asked clearing her throat then putting on a happy face.

Darien looked up hearing his girlfriend about him being accepted into medical school.

"Yeah, can you believe it? I know, it's across the country and you know Tokyo doesn't have the best medical school or program. The United States of America is the country to go, see what the professors can teach over there, and so much to learn." He said being happy and walking over to her. "I promise I'll call, text, and write to you when I can. I'll be back before you even-" Darien smiles drop and placed his hands on her arms. "Rena, what's wrong?" He asked being concern.

"Nothing's wrong Dar, I'm just so happy for you." Serena's voice cracked with tears coming from her eyes. She covered her eyes and begin to cry.

"Serena, what's wrong? You're starting to scare me here. Tell me what's wrong? I know it's going to be long distance relationship but-""Darien, I'm pregnant!" The blonde teenager answered as she looks at him with tears still in her eyes. She turned her back to his.

Darien felt the world just came crashing down on his shoulders then walked backwards seating on his bare empty mattress. "You-You're pregnant? How?" He asked as he put his hands into his raven locks.

"How do you think? We didn't use any protection, I didn't feel it. I haven't told my friends or my parents, you're the first one to know." Serena said being serious as she turned around to face him. "I'm two weeks pregnant. I'm scared to death." She wiped her tears.

"Well, if you're not ready then there's abortion; that way you don't have to go through this." Her boyfriend stated as he looked at her.

The blonde teenager jaw's dropped in horror and couldn't believe the words that came out of his mouth. "Darien Alden Shields, how DARE you say those words? To kill an innocent life because we didn't use protection. You said that you wanted to marry me someday, why can't that be right now?" Serena stated his words back at him.

The raven haired young man got up from his bed and sighted shaking his head. "Hey, I'm just speaking the truth here Serena and this isn't the right time to have a baby together. I mean we're just literally starting our educational lives and having a child thrown in would make things worse. Maybe when we're both older and establish then yes, having a baby is perfect timing." He stated his words.

"I can't believe you, unbelievable." Serena shook her head not believing in Darien's words. "I'm GOING to have this baby and so HELP me god, I will love him or her until the day I die. We're through and even though you are the father; you will never see this child and you better hope I don't slip those words out if OUR child ask about you." She takes off her moon crest sliver bracelet and throws on the bed. "Goodbye Darien and I hope you're proud of your choice right now." The blonde teenager storms out of the apartment with a door slam to follow her.

Flashback End

Her cellphone vibrating in her purse and ringing that woke her back to reality. Serena quickly opened her purse then begins searching for her iPhone6 and seeing the name of her boyfriend on the screen, Seiya.

"Hey Seiya, how are you? I'm doing well and yes Rini's doing well too; she misses you like I miss. Oh god." The blonde young woman laughs a little as she puts her pen back into her purse and held her notebook. "Don't remind me, I'll be twenty-five while mini moon turns nine. Yeah I know, can you believe it?" Serena remembering just yesterday that Rini was born but those eight years have passed by. "What we're doing? Well, I decide to get out of the apartment and take Serenity to the park. The weather's just beautiful and I didn't want her to be stuck in the house. Plus I tried to write ideas of my next novel but… I got nothing but a title." She sighted getting up from the bench put her purse strap across her shoulders as she held her notebook in one hand and the other one in her hand to talk on the phone. "How's it like being home again in North America? Awesome to hear that you've been enjoying yourself there including touring also." Her blue eyes scan around the park to see her daughter playing foursquare with three other girls. "You'll be back here in Tokyo by next week? Yay, I can't wait! I'll let you get your sleep. Okay, I love you too. Bye." Serena hangs up her phone and breathed as she closed her eyes missing her boyfriend of now five years.

"Hey Cassie, look over there; it's Crystal Rose! The one who wrote Lost Love. Come on!" A raven haired teenager pulled her brunette girlfriend over to Serena's direction.

She opened her eyes as someone mentions her writing persona name; Crystal Rose. The blonde young woman turned around seeing two teenagers coming her way and slightly turn her head to keep an eye on her daughter's whereabouts.

"OMG, I love Lost Love so much! I was rooting for Mia and Adam to get back together after Nathan kept them apart for six years." "I wanted to slap Nathan for all the lies he's been telling Mia, it's just horrible for anyone including a woman to go through that; six years of your life gone because you have short term memory." The two teenagers being excited holding their books in front of them. "Could you please sign this or us?" They asked at the same time.

"Yeah and not a problem. Trust me, I had to do a lot of research and to get all the facts right to do for L.L including making the whole storyline realistic as possible." She stated grabbing a pen from her purse. "Who's first?" Serena smiled.

The brunette teenager handed her book open to the opening title with a smile on her face.

"What's your name hun?" The blonde young woman asked clicked her pen ready to sign.

"My name is Jennifer but Jenna for short." Jennifer answered her Serena's question as she wrote in her book.

"Jenna. Best wishes and hope your dreams do come true. Never lose faith. From Crystal Rose" The author signed her book and drew a rose quick but nice to replace the R and gave the book back to Jennifer.

Jennifer received her book back looking at her writing and then jumped up and down. "Thank you so much! You're the best!" She said cheerfully.

"My name's Amira and I just hope someday, I can be a great as a writer as you are." The raven haired teenager girl replied admiring her.

"Awww… thank you. All you have to do is keep writing no matter if its dairies, fanfictions, or your own work. It'll be worth it in the long run." Serena replied spoke from experience and begin to write in the book. "To Amira, never let ANYONE doubt your writing and I wish you nothing but the best on your writing career. Best of luck! – Crystal R." She autographed the book doing a signature rose flower at the end and giving Jennifer back her book.

"Thank you Crystal Rose, I can't wait for the second novel!" Amira being chippered.

"Again thank you so much, have a great day Ms. Rose!" The two teenage girls greeting their favorite author goodbye leaving the park.

"Anytime girls!" The blonde young woman yelled a little with a small smile.

On the other side of the playground…

Rini and three other girls were still playing foursquare with one another and sings Cinderella as they passed the ball to one another.

Cinderella, dressed in yellow,

Went upstairs to kiss her fellow.

Made a mistake

And kissed a snake

Came downstairs

With a bellyache.

How many doctors did it take?

One, two, three, …

"Oh Sara, you dropped the ball! You're out until the next round." A violet haired little girl name Erica told Sarah who has mint green hair sighted and stepping out of the square.

A thirty year old tall raven haired blue eyed man dressed in a dark blue polo shirt, tan pants, and black tennis shoes. He looked around scanning around for a bench and spots one by the water fountains then walking over to it. He sighted and taking a seat as he puts his head back with the top of his sunglasses hitting the top of his eyebrows.

"I need to find Serena again. Dear god please give me a sign." He spoke underneath his breath then shook his head wanting an answer.

Cinderella, dressed in yellow,

Went upstairs to kiss her fellow.

Made a mistake

And kissed a snake

Came downstairs

With a bellyache.

How many doctors did it take?

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, …

"Same applies to you Anna." Rini told a gray haired little girl name Anna that she's out turn her attention back to Erica as the two girls nodded their head then passed the red ball again.

Cinderella, dressed in yellow,

Went upstairs to kiss her fellow.

Made a mistake

And kissed a snake

Came downstairs

With a bellyache.

How many doctors did it take?

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifth teen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six…

Rini missed catching the ball and running towards the direction of it. Her crimson eyes kept her eye on it while following her surroundings also and seeing it going towards the water fountain hitting at a raven haired man's leg. 'Oh no!'

Serena turned back around to see her daughter and doesn't see her playing foursquare with the other girls. Her eyes widen in fear and begin to scream her daughter's name out.

"Rini, RINI, WHERE ARE YOU? WHERE DID YOU GO? RINI!" The blonde mother yelled as she started running around a few possible places of where her daughter could be at.

The raven haired man woke up to reality again as he felt something hitting his leg. His blue eyes from his sunglasses seeing a small red ball next to his feet. He reached out with his right hand holding it into his hands.

"I-I'm sorry mister about my ball hitting your leg." The pinked haired little girl said apologizing to the man to catch her breath. "You see, my friends and I were playing foursquare and I accidently didn't catch it on time. Again, I am sorry about this." Rini bowed her head.

He raised his eyebrows slightly high and looking mid-air to see an eight year old girl with pink hair who has bun shapes on her head and seeing her being dressed in a pink sundress. 'No, it can't be. This little girl has Serena's hairstyle and that means.' "Hey little girl, it's okay; you apologized and that's all that matter." He replied with a small smile as he took off his sunglasses to get a good look at this girl.

Rinni raised her head up with a small smile as she looked at male adult. "Again mister, I am really sorry if I disturbed you in anyway." She answered being sincere.

'She's a spitting image of Serena! That means Serena didn't get abortion and this nice little girl is my daugh-'

"RINI! RINI, RINI WHERE ARE YOU?" Serena yelled through the park and checking every location.

"MOMMY!" The pink haired little girl yelled to her mother's distress call. "Thank you for the ball back and I won't happen again." Rini said her goodbye to the stranger and ran towards her mother's direction.

'Rini's my daughter, I have a daughter with Serena!' The raven haired man quickly got out of his seat and ran behind 'his' daughter.

"MOMMY, I'M HERE!" Rini called out as she sees her mother stopping from her tracks then running to her.

Serena heard her daughter's voice and heard it again nearby seeing she's a few yards away. She stopped in her place and ran towards her daughter. She bend down to her knees and hugged her daughter.

"Rini, don't you ever scare me like that again! You almost gave me a heart attack." The blonde mother stated as she looks at Rini.

"I'm sorry mama, I didn't mean to scare you. I was playing with a couple of girls, I didn't catch the ball then I followed it. Which lead me to where the ball hit the man." The pink haired child apologized.

Serena kissed her forehead and hugged her again. "It's alright, just don't do that again please." She wiped her small tears from her cheeks.

"Its okay, your daughter was very polite for the ball. Don't worry I'm not hurt in anyway." A voice coming near them.

The blonde young woman eyes widen in shock and felt like she breathed her last remembering that voice. Her blue eyes to look up seeing the father of her child and ex-boyfriend standing behind their daughter.

"Long time no see Serena."

"Darien?"