4 Year Secret
Pairing: Mac x Reader
Summary: Heyyy girly!! I was wondering if you can write something like mac and the reader are together until she becomes pregnant and she doesn’t know how mac will react so she breaks up with he and leaves. He doesn’t find out until Riley (her and Riley are bffs) accidentally says something and he gets mad. Mac finds them and confronts the reader. I want angst and fluff. If you wanted you can do whatever you want. I’m trash for prompts like this.
Side Note: I’ve changed the request a bit. So the reader leaves when she finds out she’s pregnant because she’s afraid of Mac’s reaction, but also because he has a dangerous job and she doesn’t want to raise a child in that environment. A few years later Mac finds out due to Riley accidentally saying something, and gets Riley to take him to where you live now to confront you and to meet his child.
You wanted to do this with Mac, you wanted to stay and be one of those happy families. But the fear crept in regarding his job and raising a child around such a unsure environment worried you greatly. Also couple that with not knowing how Mac was going to react, made you fell ill, more than your already were.
So you made the hardest decision of your life and walked away with Mac never knowing that he was going to be a father.
4 years later
“Y/S/N, Grandma and Grandpa are going to be here any minute. Do you have everything?”. You shouted from the kitchen to your 4 year old son, who was going to spend the day with your parents. He rushed in the room with a big smile and ran over to the table to grab his favourite toy.
“Now I do!”, he held up his toy and you couldn’t help but smile. Y/S/N was acting and looking more and more like Mac every single day. The doorbell rang and you opened it to see your parents on the other side. They greeted you with hugs and kisses before walking in.
“Y/S/N is just getting his backpack, he should be out any minute”.
Your dad went to go help and it was just you standing in the living room with your mum, who couldn’t stop staring your way.
“Darling, have you considered perhaps telling-”.
Before she had the chance to say his name, you cut her off. “Mum, please don’t go there”.
She sighed, but didn’t let the conversation go.
“He deserves to know he has a son, Y/N. You can’t keep that from him, you shouldn’t keep it from him. I understand why you didn’t tell him the moment you found out. But Y/S/N needs his dad”.
It was a hard thing to hear. You intent wasn’t to keep Mac in the dark forever, and you could see how Mac would be disappointed not getting to see Y/S/N grow up. It was just hearing those words out loud, made the guilt wash over even more than it had been, and the fear of potentially having the conversation grew.
Y/S/N walked back into the room with your father right behind him, and looked more than eager to go.
“Alright baby, be good for grandma and grandpa. Mummy loves you and she will see you soon”. You told him, kissing Y/S/N on the cheek.
“Me love you too”. He replied, bopping you on the nose.
Your mother gave one last “you have to tell him” look before leaving. However what you didn’t know was that Mac had already found out.
Phoenix Foundation HQ
Matty had all called us in for a private meeting, meaning that a mission had come across her desk that needed to be dealt with. I was the first to arrive, but it wasn’t long before I heard the voices of Jack and Mac bickering as they themselves entered the room.
“That doesn’t even make sense, man”. Jack argued
Mac rolled his eyes and gave a smile in my direction to show he noticed my presences in the room, I of course smiled back and let the two of them continue their argument.
“Nothing about this conversation makes sense, Jack”.
Eyeing each of them I interrupted purely to find out what they were on about, but as soon as I did I wished I hadn’t. “What are you two on about?”.
Jack stood at the front of the room, arms crossed. “Mac, the genius here thinks this looks nothing like him”.
Jack showed me a picture of a cute kid, frowning. “Why do you have a photo of a child on your phone?”. I asked Jack, who looked just about done.
Mac took the phone and set it down on the table. “Because he has too much time on his hands, and decided to download a stupid app to see what our kids would look like if we ever had any”.
I could sense that Mac was more than annoyed with this, he didn’t let his emotions show most of the time. But this was different….if he only knew.
“Come on, man. It’s just a bit of fun. Bozer didn’t seem to mind when I paired him up with Riley”.
My mouth fell open and I shrieked, “You did what!?”.
Jack looked my way. “Relax it’s nothing serious, it doesn’t mean anything”.
Sitting back down I picked up the phone to have a proper look at the photo. It wasn’t exactly accurate, but then again these apps were never designed to be. Before even thinking about what I was saying, it slipped out with no chance of me stopping it. “This in no way looks like Mac’s kid”.
Both Jack and Mac glued their eyes to me and I immediately tried to backtrack. “I mean, you know, if-”. I sighed. “So where’s Matty, shouldn’t she be here now?”. Changing the topic.
“Riley, you’re not telling us something”. Jack knew me too well. Mac still hadn’t said a word, but his stare frankly said it all.
“I promised I wouldn’t say anything. It’s not my secret to tell”. I avoided Mac’s glaze, but it followed me as I sat down.
He crossed his arms, “Who’s secret is it then?”.
Playing with my fingers, I swallowed the lump building in my throat. Looking Mac directly in the face so he’d know I was serious. “It’s Y/N’s”.
His face fell. Jack nearly fell off his chair and I hated myself for accidentally spilling something that was told to me in secrecy.
“Y/N? As in the the same Y/N who left Mac 4 years ago with no explanation as to why?”. Jack asked, trying to get things as accurate as possible. I nodded.
A little while later Mac as well as Jack were informed about the real reason why Y/N left, Mac was fuming and urged me to give him the address of where she was staying. Once I did, he stormed out of the Phoenix and left me and Jack to worry.
You had taken the opportunity while Y/S/N was away to tidy up the apartment and to get some work done. A glass of wine, some crackers and a pair of comfortable leggings you were immersed in typing when there was a heavy knock at the door.
Making your way over, the biggest shock stood on the other side.
“Mac!?”. He hadn’t changed, still looked the same even after 4 years. “I-um, come in”. Inviting him inside, this was certainly a surreal moment.
“Just tell me one thing, why? Why in the world would you walk away when we were about to have a family, Y/N?”. His blue eyes didn’t have that shine to them, and instead were replaced with an icy look.
You realized Riley must of told him and in all honestly you couldn’t blame her for doing so. After all it was selfish to ask her to keep that big of a secret.
“I know you’re furious and you have every right to be. But I was scared of how you’d react, Mac. I was absolutely terrified of what it would mean for us, for your job, for you even”. You calmly tired to explain. He scoffed and you were on the verge of tears.
Ruining his perfectly styled hair, Mac shouted. “I deserved to know, Y/N! Instead you made a decision which wasn’t yours only to make and took away my son, all because you assumed I wasn’t going to be there for you, for our child!”.
“I’m sorry!”, sinking into the couch as my head fell in my heads.
Mac observed all the photos around the living room and picked one of the photo frames up. A photo of Y/S/N and you when he was born. He sadly turned to me, “Sorry isn’t going to give me back those 4 years that I missed with my son”.
He placed the frame back and we both sat in silence.
The time on the clock hanging on the kitchen wall displayed 4:00pm, the time that Y/S/N was going to return home. Clearing your throat, nerves were a prominent factor in your voice. “I know I can’t give you back those 4 years that I took and I don’t expect you to forgive me, Mac. And I never should of left. But he should be home any minute, do you want to meet him?”.
Mac stood up. “Of course I want to meet him. What’s his name?”.
Smiling lightly. “It’s Y/S/N”.
Seconds later a small, blonde, blue-eyed child ran in the house running straight into your arms. "Hey, little man. Did you have a fun time?”.
He excitedly shouted yes and then noticed Mac in the room. Your parents, like you, were shocked to see Mac. Saying their quick goodbyes they knew this was a family affair.
Pointing to Mac. “Y/S/N, this is Angus Macgyver but he likes to be called Mac. Can you say hi?”. He adorably waved and Mac broke out in a smile, kneeling down to Y/S/N level. “Hi, buddy”.
Y/S/N with his small hand touched Mac’s cheek, the resemblance was uncanny. It was like he knew that Mac and him had a special connection - A father and son one to be exact. Y/S/N leaned in and hugged Mac. Watching from the sidelines, this was what you stole from Mac. And seeing it in person, seeing how instantly they connected made the regret that much heavier.
After that emotional introduction, you asked Mac. “Did you want to stay for dinner?”.
Y/S/N was now to busy playing with his toys, but Mac still kept his eyes on him and replied. “Yeah, I’d love too”.
While he went ahead and played with Y/S/N, you begun preparing dinner every often staring towards the two people the were most important to you.
You were wrong, it was a mistake to walk away from Mac. You knew that now. The scene in front of you proved that.