Author: The Darklight Angel PM
When Galinda's boyfriend Fiyero breaks up with her and heads to Shiz Law school, she follows to win him back. Failing to do so, she decides to show everyone how smart she can be. Legally Blonde, Wicked cast! Onesided Gliyero, eventual Gelphie, some Bessa.Rated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Romance - Elphaba T. & Glinda U. - Chapters: 26 - Words: 81,608 - Reviews: 215 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 04-24-11 - Published: 01-28-09 - Status: Complete - id: 4824803
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"You were amazing today." Elphaba laughed softly, hands clasped behind her back as she walked down the street.
Glinda beside her smiled shyly, the pinkish glow from the setting sun disguising the blush painted upon her cheeks. "Flatterer."
"I mean it." Elphaba said, pausing for a moment to glance at Glinda. The sincerity in her eyes comforted Glinda; the shy smile on her face grew decidedly less bashful.
Smiling back fully at Glinda, the pair turned left at the corner and continued on their stroll. At Elphaba's side, Glinda sighed contentedly. There had never been a time when she was happier.
Speaking at her graduation had been one of the hardest things Glinda had ever done. Yet it had gone off mostly without a hitch, and when Glinda had hobbled out of Elphaba's arms (still weak at the knees) she had immediately been bombarded with the people's cheers, handshakes and congratulations.
After the diplomas had been handed out and Glinda could stand once again, Milla, Pfannee and Shenshen had rushed to her, squealing their compliments and shrieking with delight after practically every word. This continued until Elphaba, looking both amused and mildly irritated, took pity on the class valedictorian and swooped in asking to borrow their former president.
The girls had pouted and pleaded for only a few moments more, but the firm look of insistence on Elphaba's face reminded them that they knew better.
Three years ago, the first time that the trio had met Elphaba, it was the exact same position; mobbing Glinda until Elphaba decided to step in. With their backs turned to Elphaba, they had made snide (and rather hypocritical) comments about rudeness and interruptions, until Elphaba tapped one on the shoulder. The three whirled around, armed with vicious comments ad fully prepared to use them – until they caught sight of Elphaba's emerald skin and became much more interested in that than Glinda.
After many questions about it (and a grudging new respect collectively formed for the green girl's intelligence and ability to shrug off even the most bizarre questions and rude comments) they had conceded defeat.
As it was, though Pfannee, Milla and Shenshen had learned to not try and mess with Elphaba, they still had not figured out that 'borrowing' Glinda meant that Glinda was not going to be coming back the whole night. Not that the three would notice, too excited by the prospect of gaining new 'friends'; or at least, new social strings that would be very useful to pull in the years to come.
And that was how the duo ended up where they were now, walking to Elphaba's humble abode.
"Elphie?" Glinda spoke up suddenly, coming out of her reverie.
"Yes?" The green girl replied, glancing at her companion.
"Did you ever think that we'd ever be in this position?"
That made Elphaba pause for a moment.
Slowly, Elphaba shook her head. "No I didn't." She admitted.
"I didn't think that at all."
"Neither did I." Glinda responded. She ducked her head down and began to shyly smile again as she reached out and found a familiar hand, entwining its fingers with her own.
"I have to admit though," She grinned as she playfully swung their hands to and fro, "I don't exactly mind how this has turned out."
Raising her eyes from their hands, Elphaba smiled as well. "Neither do I."
The two continued down the road for quite some time, until Glinda suddenly halted, surprising Elphaba (who had been jerked back rather painfully due to the fact they were still holding hands).
Grimacing slightly at the pain, Elphaba turned back to see what was the matter.
Glinda was glancing upwards at something above her, head cocked and eyes focused upon it. Following her line of vision, Elphaba's eyes met a wrought iron archway, intricately detailed and covered in vines.
"Is that…?" Glinda began.
Everything snapped into place for Elphaba, who simply nodded. "Care to have a look?
At Glinda's enthusiastic nod, Elphaba smiled. This time, she reached out and took Glinda's hand in her own, leading the blonde through the arch and down a path.
They walked in a comfortable silence, the two simply enjoying each other and the feeling of each other's hands in their own – no words needed to be said, the two were in perfect sync.
Their silence was broken when Glinda let out a small laugh. Elphaba shot a glance at the woman's face and smiled as she saw the look of delight on the petite woman's face.
There, in front of them, was a park bench.
"This is the same one, isn't it?" Glinda said, releasing Elphaba's hand as she took a few steps forward and took a seat. "This is where you found me crying after the party."
"Wearing that ridiculous outfit, no less." Elphaba pointedly reminded her, her lips twisting into a wry smirk.
The blonde snorted, her eyes twinkling with mirth. "Can you honestly say you didn't enjoy the view?" She teased.
Elphaba simply arched a single brow.
"No comment." She replied, bringing forth another giggle out of Glinda as Elphaba too took a seat on the bench.
"It's funny, you know?" Glinda said after her laughing fit had passed. "If you hadn't found me here… I don't think that I'd be here right now."
"Sitting on a sticky bench wearing a dress more expensive than the furniture itself?" Elphaba quipped.
"No, no… well, yes." Glinda admitted. "But what I mean is… here, in my life. I don't think I would've stayed very long at Shiz had it not been for that night."
"Or more specifically…" Glinda turned her body so she could clearly face Elphaba. "Had it not been for you."
"I'm serious, Elphie. You don't have to sugar-coat it." Glinda interrupted. "I wouldn't have been here had it not been for you. You, who made me strive and study and become more than the sorority poster child. I wouldn't have continued to study; I wouldn't have been able to help Lurline. I wouldn't be who I am today without you."
"Glinda…"Elphaba began quietly after Glinda's impromptu speech. "Everything you said might be true, but…"
The elder lawyer paused, taking a deep breath, before turning and gazing into blue eyes. Even now, years later, Elphaba still had some trouble fully expressing her emotions, even to Glinda. But Elphaba also knew what had to be said, which was what made her breathe in deep once more and continue on.
"You aren't the only one who wouldn't be here today." Elphaba said. "Without your help… I don't think I would have changed. I think that I'd still be stuck working for the Wizard, underpaid, always dreaming, still struggling to help send Nessa to Shiz, still trying to win my house back from Nikidik."
"I'm limited." Elphaba admittedly freely, "I'm limited. And just look at you, you can do all I couldn't do, Glinda."
"Without you, I don't think I could be who I am, nor do what I do. From that day here years ago, you helped me just as much as I helped you. You stayed with me."
Elphaba lifted Glinda's hand, unfolded it and splayed out the pale woman's fingers, pressing Glinda's hand over her chest. Under the fabric and delicate skin, Glinda could feel Elphaba's heartbeat, thumping steadily.
"So much of me is made from what I learned from you. You stayed with me like a handprint on my heart." Elphaba told her, eyes shining with utmost sincerity.
Glinda, unable to resist, pulled Elphaba close to her, embracing her tightly; the verdant woman reciprocated immediately with just as much strength.
"I've heard it's said," Glinda whispered into Elphaba's ear after a moment's silence, "That people come into our lives for a reason."
"They bring something we must learn, and we are lead to those who help us most to grow if we let them; and we, help them, in return."
Pulling back, Glinda raised the hand from Elphaba's heart and swept back a lock of hair that had fallen into the verdant woman's eyes. Tucking the lock between the green woman's ear, the blonde's fingers ghosted down Elphaba's jawline and swept over her soft lips before cupping her face gently.
"I don't know if I believe that's true." Glinda murmured. "Who can say if thanks to those people, I've been changed for the better? Who can say if thanks to you, I've been changed for the better?"
"However," Glinda said as she swept a thumb over the apple of Elphaba's cheek, "I do believe that I've been changed for the better."
"Because I knew you, Elphaba Thropp." Glinda tilted Elphaba's chin downwards and leaned their foreheads together. "Because I knew you, I have been changed for good."
"So will you change my life for good once more?"
Elphaba, whose eyes had drifted closed, drew her brows together in confusion. "What do you mean?"
"Open your eyes Elphie." She whispered.
When Elphaba did open her eyes, the world around her drew to a halt.
There, cradled in Glinda's free hand, was a velvet box.
And snuggled inside was the most beautiful ring Elphaba had ever seen.
"Elphie?" The dulcet tones of Glinda's voice brought Elphaba back to reality. Seeing the fearful look in the blonde's eyes, Elphaba gasped for breath, feeling the beginning of tears pricking her eyes.
"Yes." Elphaba breathed. "Oz, yes."
A radiant smile burst out on Glinda's face, one that could only come from pure elation.
"Wait, wait." Elphaba said suddenly, just as Glinda lent into her.
Confused and nervous, the blonde pulled back. Was Elphaba reconsidering? Did she not mean to say yes? Was it all (and here a lump formed in Glinda's throat) a mistake?
All of Glinda's questions were answered with one tiny package that was pulled out of Elphaba's jacket. Opening it up, Elphaba revealed to Glinda a ring of her own.
Staring down at the two rings between them, Glinda and Elphaba met each other's eyes…
And began to laugh.
Before long, the laughter died out as their mouths met perfectly in the middle. Soft lips were pressed against soft lips, a jolt of electricity running through each woman. The kiss grew in intensity and passion, and when it finally, finally broke off (and only for air) it left both women panting, breathless, foreheads once again pressed together.
Slowly, blue eyes opened once again to meet with earthen orbs.
And both women smiled and joined their hands together once again.
"I love you, Elphie."
"I love you too, Glinda."
Glinda graduated summa cum laude from Shiz. Straight out of law school, the woman was offered top spots at several of the most high-profile law firms, each firm vying for the finest student to come out of Shiz in years. After settling with a firm, Glinda became an active defense attorney. Thanks to her background in sorcery, her Gillikin heritage and her completely belief in all of her clients, Glinda won many a case for the innocent man as well as the title of 'Glinda the Good'.
Elphaba, on the other hand, did not receive a plethora of offers after Glinda's graduation. Before the end of Glinda's years at Shiz, Elphaba was hired by a law firm. Elphaba became one of the most well-known Animal activists, as well as a spitfire defense attorney. Prosecutors would quake in their boots against her, her calculated, precise and passionate defense (as well as a misconception that she was from the Vinkus) earning her a title that was popular amongst the prosecutors – The Wicked Witch of the West.
Sooner than either woman expected, Elphaba's great-grandfather passed away and the title of governess of Munchkinland was handed on to Elphaba. Though at time it put a strain on Glinda and Elphaba's relationship, being governess meant Elphaba had an even greater foothold in politics, finally reaching a national platform to spread the word about Animals and their plights, as did Glinda.
The blonde woman in question eventually left her top paying job to start, with the support of Lurline and Elphaba, a firm of her own, dedicated to helping the downtrodden, especially the poor and the Animals.
Not before long did Elphaba tire of the high class life being governess demanded of her. She passed on the position to Nessarose, who, armed with the proper knowledge of law that Shiz had taught her, moved back to Munchkinland once again to rule the region.
Elphaba and Glinda on the other hand moved back to the Emerald city, and Glinda relocated her base of operations there. Glinda had no objections.
Though sometimes things would get tough and fights would break out, Elphaba and Glinda remained together, through thick and thin, always making up in the end. When their day of marriage finally came, everyone attended from Lurline to Nessa to even Fiyero and the entirety of Glinda's sorority.
And when their lips met on their wedding day and everyone cheered, the two then knew that what they had would last, always.
"May I have this dance?" Elphaba grinned as she outstretched her hand to Glinda. The blonde woman in turned beamed brightly as she took the offered hand in her own, and let Elphaba lead her to the dance floor as the band struck up a slow tune.
"I'd be honoured to dance with you." Glinda told Elphaba just as they began to dance. Wrapping her arms around the taller woman's slim torso, Glinda smiled and laid her head on Elphaba's shoulder.
The two made their way around the dance floor, gently swaying back and forth. And as they danced for their first time as a married couple , Elphaba brought her lips closer to Glinda's ear.
"Unlimited." Elphaba murmured. "Together we're unlimited. Together, we'll be the greatest team there's ever been."
Lifting her head to stare into Elphaba's eyes, Glinda nodded to the green woman, whose eyes held only truth and love. Smiling at the green woman, Glinda leaned in and tenderly kissed her.
As Glinda thought back to the day years ago that started all of the events that led up to this day – the happiest day of her life- in motion, she sighed and dropped her head to Elphaba's shoulder once again.
And as the entirety Glinda's sorority whooped and hollered at their former president with Shenshen, Milla and Pfannee at the lead, as Fiyero looked onto the newlyweds with a fond smile, as Kumbricia drunkenly flirted with a not exactly refusing Lurline, as Glinda's mother bawled and Nessa tried to comfort her and Glinda's father tried to spread his social ties to the new governess of Munchkinland, all Glinda could do was smile fondly and turn her face into her wife's neck as she purred,
"Oh my Oz."
Annnnd were done! I know that this was late, but I hope you all enjoyed it nonetheless. Thank you to my beta who has supported me this entire time, and thank you, all the readers and reviewers, who encouraged me to keep going. Without you guys, I probably would have stopped LW after the second chapter.
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