|A War of Two Worlds PT 1: Making Nice
Author: WiCkEd PiPeR PM
Glinda and Elphaba are now living in England and teaching at Hogwarts while they struggle to deal with the darkness that lies in their daughter's past. Newly reunited and running on empty, will their family ever pull together? Gelphie.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,186 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11-05-07 - Published: 07-01-07 - id: 3629404
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Summary: Glinda and Elphaba are now living in England and teaching at Hogwarts while they struggle to deal with the darkness that lies in their daughter's past. Newly reunited and running on empty, will their family ever pull together? Gelphie.
Disclaimer: None of the Wicked characters or Harry Potter characters (When they finally show up) belong to me. Just Freya and any other random characters.A/N: This is my first Wicked fanfic ever and the first time I have worked on a story in quite a while. I've had to take a break for college, but now that it's summer I'm hoping to work my way back with a couple stories.
Breaking the Ice
Elphaba sat in her chair reading her teaching material while Freya was on the other side gathering her things to leave, neither one as much as glancing at the other. They hated each other deeply; at least they thought they did.
Freya strapped her sword on, accidentally knocking a vase over in the process causing a loud crash.
"Would you keep it down!" yelled Elphaba who was clearly tense. She said it in a harsh tone that was meant to hurt, and it did.
"Do us both a favor and shut the hell up!" yelled Freya back just as harshly.
It had only been a week since Freya had rediscovered her parents. She hadn't meant to but stumbled upon them by accident when arriving at Hogwarts. It was an unusual situation, not everyone could say that they were the offspring of two of the most powerful witches from another land. On top of that, she was a product of magic, produced between Elphaba Thropp and Glinda Upland.
Freya and Glinda had grown closer over the week, but Freya and Elphaba couldn't seem to get along at all. They were always at each other's throats leaving Glinda there to pick up the pieces after the smoke had cleared. Only one thing was certain, they couldn't keep going on like this, something had to give.
Glinda walked down the hall with a little extra bounce in her step as she had just taught her first class there at Hogwarts. She was eager to share the entire experience with both her wife and her daughter, but that came to a halt as she neared their chambers. She suddenly heard yelling coming from inside the normally quiet room.
"Oh no," said Glinda as she quickly opened the door and rushed into the room, "What is going on!?"
"Ask her," yelled Freya flipping her arm in the direction of Elphaba.
"Why don't you just…" yelled Elphaba before being interrupted by Glinda.
"Stop it both of you!" yelled Glinda sobbing.
Both Freya and Elphaba started to go comfort the smaller woman but Glinda stopped them, "No, both of you stay away from me." Both Elphaba and Freya stopped in their tracks and glared at each other before Glinda continued, "I love both of you with all of my heart, believe me I do. You two mean more to me than life, but I can't take this anymore. I can't stand seeing you two fight. It kills me."
"Well you don't have to worry about that anymore because I am leaving," said Freya throwing on her heavy cloak.
"I don't think so," said Glinda, "We just found you and there is no way I am letting you go again. We are staying here and none of us are leaving until this is solved." Glinda looked over at Freya and said, "Sit down."
"Fine," said Freya almost slamming herself down in Glinda's chair.
"You too Elphie," said Glinda. Elphaba sat over on the couch and motioned for Glinda to sit there next to her but Glinda shook her head no and said, "No, I won't sit with either of you until this is worked out." Glinda sat in Elphaba's chair and waited for something to happen.
They sat in silence only sharing awkward glances for about ten minutes. Freya with her arms crossed staring at the floor and Elphaba leaning back on the couch, her eyes glazed over.
"Okay, well I can see you have inherited Elphie's stubbornness," said Glinda breaking the silence, "If I have to drag you two through this kicking and screaming I will. I am going to start with you Elphie." Glinda thought carefully about her next move before finally saying, "Why do you hate our daughter so much…I don't understand."
Elphaba felt as if she had just had her heart ripped out right there. It hurt to hear that sentence. She didn't hate her she just felt so much pain…pain that she thought she had left behind a long time ago. For a few moments Elphaba said nothing, but seeing as Glinda wasn't letting up she spoke the only words she could muster, "It's just so hard Glinda."
Glinda wanted nothing more than to wrap her arms around both Elphaba and Freya, but knew that this was something that they had to get through in their own ways. Glinda knew that Elphaba and Freya were a lot more alike than they liked to admit.
"Why does it hurt Elphie?" asked Glinda.
Elphaba now had tears forming in her eyes and just shook her head.
"Elphie we have to get to the bottom of this," said Glinda sternly. She still got no reply from Elphaba and realized that she wasn't going to get much more out of her. She turned to Freya who was still shut down and staring at the floor, arms crossed. "Freya now it's your turn to say something," said Glinda with a soft tone.
Freya was desperately trying to sort through her feelings. She knew exactly why she was acting as she was, but was too afraid to admit it.
Glinda could see that she was obviously thinking about something and said, "Freya, sweetheart…you can tell us…whatever it is we'll understand."
Freya fought back her tears the best she could but to no avail. Tears were now freely falling from her eyes. Elphaba wanted nothing more to run over, scoop Freya in her arms, and assure her that everything was going to be okay, but there was something there stopping her. She couldn't bring herself to do it.
"Freya?" asked Glinda quietly trying to coax something out of the clearly troubled girl.
Freya took a deep breath and then said, "It's hard for me too. When I was in Southstairs I clinged to you…to your memory, you were my only hope." Freya looked up into Elphaba's eyes for the first time. Elphaba said nothing, but both Freya and could see that she was crushed. "You never came," said Freya once again, "You left me there. I don't know if I can ever love you again."
"Why not?" asked Glinda.
"Because," said Freya with tears running down her face more forcefully now, "If I do, the same thing could happen all over again."
Elphaba gently cried into her hands. She hated to hear that. She had blamed herself from the start, for losing Freya.
Glinda stood and walked over to Freya. She took the girl's hand and pulled her up into a tight hug Freya buried her head into the blonde's shoulder.
Glinda turned her head until she could see Elphaba. "Elphie," said Glinda with a gentle voice holding out her hand.
Elphaba got up from the couch and joined in on the hug and for the first time they were all three a family again, at least they were headed in the right direction. Glinda gently shifted Freya into Elphaba's arms and withdrew from the embrace. She placed a kiss on Elphaba's cheek and said, "I'll be back in a little bit." Elphaba nodded as she clung to Freya and Freya to her.
"I'm sorry," whispered Elphaba into her daughter's ear. Freya acknowledged Elphaba by holding her tighter they stood there like that for the next few minutes. Eventually Elphaba pulled back and kissed Freya's forehead.
"I'm sorry too," said Freya, "I was just frightened."
"It's okay," said Elphaba, "I was scared too…afraid to lose you again. Come sit with me."
Freya nodded and they sat down on the couch together. Elphaba put her arm around Freya's shoulder and Freya leaned her head on Elphaba's shoulder.
Elphaba thought for a few moments about Freya and Southstairs and said, "I am so sorry that you had to go through all of that."
Freya shook her head not wanting to think about it and said, "Don't be. I'm guessing things happen for a reason. Something put me in that place and yet I made my way back to you somehow. Must be what they call destiny."
"You may have my stubbornness, but you think like Glinda," said Elphaba with a chuckle.
"We really did hurt her didn't we, with all the fighting?" asked Freya.
Elphaba was silent for a moment before saying, "Yes, but her hurt came from loving us. We'll heal in time…we all will."
Freya sighed and they sat in silence. Elphaba watched the sun go down and for the first time in a long time, she felt complete. She looked over and saw that Freya had fallen asleep right there in her arms. She gave her a gentle kiss on the head as the door opened.
Glinda smiled when she saw the display on the couch. "Oh Elphie," said the blonde woman. Elphaba put her finger over her lips telling Glinda to keep it down. Glinda smiled and sat on the arm of the couch.
"I am so proud of you," said Glinda placing a soft kiss on Elphaba's lips, "both of you."
"Thank you Glinda…if it weren't for you I wouldn't be in this position right now," said Elphaba.
"Don't think me Elphie," said Glinda, "You two did all the work. All I did was give you a little push."
"You call that a little push?" asked Elphaba, "I thought your head was going to explode or something."
Glinda chuckled, kissed Elphaba again and said, "Did I tell you that I love you?"
"You might have mentioned it before," said Elphaba gladly accepting the kiss.
"Come to bed Elphie, it's been a long day," said Glinda.
"But…" said Elphaba looking to the sleeping girl in her arms.
"She'll be here in the morning," said Glinda.
"How can you be so sure?" asked Elphaba.
"I just am," said Glinda.
Elphaba nodded and they gently adjusted Freya so she was laid out on the couch. She stirred but did not wake.
"We should take this cloak off her, and definitely the sword," said Glinda chuckling.
Elphaba laughed and said, "Well I'll get the boots, you do the sword. Just don't stab anyone."
Elphaba carefully slipped off the sleeping girl's boots, while Glinda worked on the sword. She got it off moments later and set it down on the table. Elphaba untied the girl's heavy cloak and gently slipped it off.
"Here put this over here," said Glinda handing Elphaba a blanket.
Elphaba took the blanket and tucked it around Freya who nestled into it. Elphaba gave her a quick peck on the head and whispered, "Goodnight my dear."
Glinda smiled and said, "That is so good to see. You go on; I'll be there in a minute."
"Okay," said Elphaba as she headed into their bedroom.
Glinda knelt next to Freya and whispered, "I love you."
Freya stirred and slowly opened her eyes. Once she caught Glinda's glance she smiled and said, "Thank you for today."
"Shh…we'll talk about it tomorrow, but for now you need to rest," said Glinda. She brushed some hair out of Freya's eyes and said, "Goodnight."
"Goodnight," said Freya as she fell back into her slumber. Glinda smiled and walked into the bedroom where she found Elphaba changing into her nightclothes.
Glinda walked to her wardrobe, pilled out her pink nightgown, and changed. Elphaba walked up behind her and placed a few kisses on her neck and said, "Thanks for today; I don't know how much longer I could have held out." Elphaba turned Glinda around to her and continued by saying, "I'm also sorry that we hurt you so much…I…"
"No Elphie, you don't have to apologize. Just promise me that you two will get along," said Glinda looking into Elphaba's eyes.
"I promise," said Elphaba, "I think we understand each other…at least more than we did."
"That makes me so happy," said Glinda, "Please, let's just go to bed. We both have classes to teach."
Elphaba nodded and they both climbed into the bed. Elphaba took Glinda in her arms and held her close. Glinda relaxed feeling the heat of her love's body and drifted. Minutes later Elphaba joined her in a slumber of her own