Disclaimer: I own neither RENT nor the song "Dirty Little Secret". RENT is Jonathon Larson's "Dirty Little Secret" belongs to The All-American Rejects.

Authoress Note: This is an interlude chapter. Everyone has their Dirty Little Secret, including the Bohemians.

Chapter Nine: Dirty Little Secret

"Let me know that I've done wrong

When I've known this all along

I go around a time or two

Just to waste my time with you

Tell me all that you've thrown away

Find out games you don't wanna play

You are the only one that needs to know

I'll keep you my dirty little secret

(Dirty little secret)

Don't tell anyone or you'll be just another regret

(Just another regret, hope that you can keep it)

My dirty little secret

Who has to know?

When we live such fragile lives

It's the best way we survive

I go around a time or two

Just to waste my time with you

Tell me all that you've thrown away

Find out games you don't wanna play

You are the only one that needs to know

I'll keep you my dirty little secret

(Dirty little secret)

Don't tell anyone or you'll be just another regret

(Just another regret, hope that you can keep it)

My dirty little secret

Who has to know?

The way she feels inside (inside)

Those thoughts I can't deny (deny)

These sleeping dogs won't lie (won't lie)

And now I try to lie

It's eating me apart

Trace this life out

I'll keep you my dirty little secret

(Dirty little secret)

Don't tell anyone or you'll be just another regret

(Just another regret)

I'll keep you my dirty little secret

(Dirty little secret)

Don't tell anyone or you'll be just another regret

(Just another regret, hope that you can keep it)

My dirty little secret

Dirty little secret

Dirty little secret

Who has to know?

Who has to know?"

Roger

I didn't write "Your Eyes" for Mimi.

I wrote it for April.

I'm still searching for that one song.

"These sleeping dogs won't lie (won't lie)

And now I try to lie."

Collins

Everyone calls me Tom Collins because that was my drink of choice the night that I ran naked through the Parthenon.

What's my real name?

I'll never tell.

"Who has to know?"

Angel

When I was six, my mother caught me wearing her red stilettos.

The next day, she gave me my very first lip gloss and told me I was an original.

It was the last time someone called me special until I met Tom.

"Just another regret, hope that you can keep it."

Maureen

Sometimes I'm with Joanne and I wonder if Mark really was the love of my life.

"It's eating me apart

Trace this life out."

Joanne

When I'm tangoing with Mark is the only time that I feel truly alive.

"Tell me all that you've thrown away

Find out games you don't wanna play

You are the only one that needs to know."

Alexia

I'm a Wiccan, yet I wear a silver and blue cross on a chain around my neck.

Sometimes I wonder if any God is even really there.

"Let me know that I've done wrong

When I've known this all along."

Mimi

I knew I loved Roger even before I knew who he was.

I always pretended that Benny was the sexy rocker from upstairs.

"When we live such fragile lives

It's the best way we survive.

I go around a time or two

Just to waste my time with you."

Benny

I have the hots for Alexia. She's curt, crass and utterly beautiful.

"Don't tell anyone or you'll be just another regret."

Mark

I'm going to ask her to marry me.

I already bought the ring.

I'm just not sure that she'll say yes.

"I'll keep you my dirty little secret

(Dirty little secret)

Don't tell anyone or you'll be just another regret

(Just another regret, hope that you can keep it)

My dirty little secret

Dirty little secret

Dirty little secret

Who has to know?

Who has to know?"