Hey guys! My quarantine brain has decided to begin a oneshot collection centered around Elizabeth and Nick from The Parent Trap so here is the first chapter.

Enjoy x

Prompt: "You deserve so much better than me." "Stop lying."

"You deserve so much better than me," Elizabeth Parker-James said suddenly from beside her husband.

"What do you mean?" Nick asked.

"You deserve so much better than me."

"Lizzie, there is no better than you as far as I'm concerned."

Elizabeth scoffed, her eyes filled with tears. She got up from the sofa and faced him.

"I left you, remember?" She snapped before she walked out.

Nick groaned and went upstairs to check on their daughters.

"Hey, Dad," the twins chorused.

"What's wrong?" Hallie asked.

"Nothing," he assured them.

"If you're wondering where Mother is, she went outside," Annie told him.

Nick looked at her and ran outside to find his wife.

"Lizzie?!" He called. "Lizzie!"

He found her on a bench, leaning against a tree, with a single tear track on her right cheek.

"Go away," she said.

On the contrary, he sat down beside her.

"I want to be alone, Nick. Go away."

"I know you're still angry at yourself for leaving me, but believe me when I say this, it was for the better," she opened her mouth to speak but he held up a hand to stop her. "If we hadn't divorced in the first place, then we would probably be in a horrible situation right now."

"Or maybe we'd be happily married for twelve years," Elizabeth said from beside him.

"I don't think we would" Nick disagreed. "We would have gotten divorced anyway. Our time apart changed us, Lizzie, it made us into better people."

"Maybe it did, but I'm still sorry."

Nick wrapped an arm around her and she leaned into his shoulder.

"I know you are," he responded and they looked up at the stars. "How about we both make a wish?"

"I wish for days like this for the rest of our time on this earth," she said quietly.

"I wish for happiness like this forever."

They both got their wishes.

Thanks for reading! Xx