Star Trek Discovery/Rent AU ==> Twin brothers Lt. Paul Stamets & Lt. Mark Cohen-Stamets
Twins who’ve grown up together don’t always get along and these two are a prime example of that. They’re nothing alike. Paul loves learning about fungi, Mark loves film. Paul chose to get contacts as soon as he could, Mark liked the old-fashioned look of glasses. Mark liked to go outside and his skin is tanner than his brother’s, who liked to hide in his dark little mushroom gardens. They’ve always had a special connection, though, they always knew when something was wrong with the other or when one was talking shit about the other, even if they were light years apart.
One of the few things they have in common, however, is joining Starfleet when they get older. Paul goes to study more about mushrooms, his one passion in life, while Mark goes to work for Starfleet recruiters/publicity and do documentaries about the Starfleet ships. Mark chose to go by their mother’s maiden name, Cohen, so he would be less likely to get confused for his brother when they went about their work and if they were ever on the same ship again.
Then the Klingon War broke out and it brings them together again when Mark, who trained as a communications officer before joining the recruiters, was stationed to the Discovery to help keep Starfleet in the loop about the spore drive. Between Paul’s augmentation that he never told his family about, Mark’s want to reconnect with his brother, and Lorca confusing them for each other, as well as Paul never told anyone but Hugh about his brother, this is going to be a wild ride for the Stamets twins.