|The Last Stand of Oz: first in series
Author: QM2NerdfromOz PM
My first attempt at an Oz story. I take elements from both Wicked and MGM combining them with my own imagination to create an Oz bigger than ever before. The most feared, and powerful villain in the nation has returned, and overthrew the nation's most loved one. Desperate, Glinda sends a tornado to Earth to bring someone she thinks is the only one who can stop it.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Wizard & Elphaba T. - Chapters: 26 - Words: 36,342 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 06-11-11 - Published: 06-10-11 - Status: Complete - id: 7069948
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A Wicked Reincarnation
While The Witch's guards and Chistery watched in theatrical horror as their supreme leader, The Wicked Witch of the West, die before them, the Winkie guards just decided to get rid of Dorothy and her friends the easy way, by giving the broom that Elphaba once used. They faked happiness so as not to have to explain anything to this cheeky farm girl who stole their leader's shoes.
"Please, and take it with you!" The Winkie Guard faked generosity, wanting to stab her with his spear.
"Oh thank you! Now we can go back to the Wizard, and tell him the Wicked Witch is dead!" Dorothy said, and she quickly ran out with her friends back to the Emerald City from there in Kiamo Ko. Out of the corner of Dorothy's eye, but not seeing it as anything significant, she could swear she saw the wall that looked like it was stone, flowing in the wind of this corridor. Then she saw a pink light, and then nothing again. She did not know, but Glinda was behind that "wall" or rather stone disguised curtain, witnessing the entire thing, now trying not to cry. She headed back to the Emerald City, to give the Wizard and Madame Morrible a piece of her mind, and to bring out the truth with the little green bottle…
While she returned to the great and powerful Wizard of Oz, Locasta disguised herself as Toto, and pulled the curtain back exposing the fumbling old man manning the Oz head machine. Then changed back into her real self, put the real Toto back, and boarded her Airship, fleeing the area not wanting to be caught. Everyone believes she (Elphaba) has died, and Glinda proclaims such. That is exactly what she wanted. The truth however, is much more horrifying, to those who were relieved with her death. In the time between the Wizards' permanent leave of absence, and when Glinda took the Throne temporarily before the Scarecrow, no one had the throne. The total amount of time between these two key events, was little more than a day. But in that day however, fates had been sealed, and influential people had been murdered.
When the Wizard was on his way back to Kansas to continue being an illusionist in his time period, the Witch of the South discovered him while she was patrolling the skies in her Airship. Locasta as her real name was, was also Lady Glinda the Good's sister. They were both loved by the people of Oz, except Locasta had many ulterior motives. She would only merely appease the crowds if it benefited herself. More than anything, she had always wanted to expose the Wizard for what he truly was. A fake, old powerless man who became dictator of his own accord, and helped by lies and propaganda. After the great Drought in Munchkinland, and the economic turmoil in Gillikin, and the poor hygiene standards of Quadling, the people would have believed in anyone who came to their land in a beautiful and wonderful balloon of hot air. So, really wanting to become Oz's next Queen, and still unseen by the Wizard in front of her, she shot down his balloon and the end of Oscar Phadrig Ambroise Diggs Zoroaster occurred.
Then, at the same time, in the empty throne room, Chistery and one of the Witch's guards broke into the Wizard's throne room, looking for the Grimmerie. Glinda was the last seen to have it, and before she went to the Emerald City to send Dorothy home, she dropped it off in her future seat of power. The most powerful, source of black magic, was left unguarded for an entire day.
Chistery had a mission. He needed to steal the Grimmerie and the Broomstick, and go back to Kiamo Ko before Nanny gets back from the Glikkus. So, he lied to the Guard.
"If you can take it out of there successfully, I will ask the Wicked One to make you the richest Captain of her guard she has ever had."
"Alright, it's a deal." The Guard slammed his spear on the ground in salute, and he ran into the throne room, with Chistery keeping watch. His wings extended so as to block the view inside from the open doorway. The Wizard's huge Oz head was still in here. The 10-foot diameter bronze head with its red eyes glowing brightly, still resting on the enormous emerald velvet and Gold Throne, which in turn sat on top the base mounting of the Oz Head machine. At this base mounting, emeralds lined the bottom that also lit, and the perimeter of the enormous 20 ft tall gold backrest, also lit up, and the base spewed out fire still. But it was motionless, and speechless. The Guard saw the Grimmerie on the throne seat underneath the Oz head, and the Broom leaning against the wall behind the Oz head, and he quickly grabbed them both. He ran back out to give it to Chistery and delivered it. Chistery looked up to the sky and saw the pink bubble, Lady Glinda of Oz was coming back to claim her authority. Chistery feared this.
"I have no time!" He stabbed the guard in the heart with his spear-ended tail and flew away back to Kiamo Ko. When Glinda's bubble popped, she immediately saw the Grimmerie had been stolen, and the dead Witch guard. She rounded up her Royal Oz army men, gold small round robots that were the perfect soldiers, incredibly intelligent, fierce, and swift. Their only problem was they needed winding every two hours. They had emeralds for eyes that had limitless vision, and Glinda sent two of them to Kiamo Ko to go and retrieve the Grimmerie.
When they got there, they accidentally witnessed the revival. Once again, the green-skinned powerful woman rose, and used her broom as a cane to stand tall. Her gown, cape and hat were both still wet, and it stung her like crazy, but she did not care. She found out the truth about the Wizard, and wanted Oz to pay. When the Witch saw those two Royal Oz army robots, she used her first spell to send them back to Ev, and have the Nome King deal with them…
Back at the throne room, Glinda was getting nervous. The Scarecrow and the Tin man came to her and said that the two robots had been stolen and sent to Ev.
"Your Goodness, you won't believe by who, but I can feel it in my heart," said the Tin man, now in control of Munchkinland.
"I know it in my brain," Said the Scarecrow who now ruled the Quadling country.
"Who?" she asked.
"The Wicked Witch of the West…" Glinda fell to her seat, and dropped her star topped staff. (The snowflake will not come until coronation day).
"My Lady, I have news that Ev is having some political turmoil," The Courageous Lion reported (who now controlled Gillikin in Glinda's stead.
"That doesn't apply to us, we have no allegiances with Ev, only a peace agreement, we don't harm them, and they don't harm us." Glinda picked up her staff.
"He has heard news of your secret plan, you know, about… him. The one who is to rightfully lead Oz" The Courageous Lion said.
"Well, I don't even know if I am going to carry that one out, I need to find two people, two strong people to help me out, but not from here, from the place where Dorothy came."
"I also hear that Mombi is soon to visit Munchkinland, coming from Glikkus. If the legends are true, you know what this means. And, Madame, The Tin man needs to tell you something important as well," said the Lion.
"Yes, *ahem. I umm, I found the Ruby Slippers, they are on the yellow brick road, near where the Conference takes place." The Tin man clenched his left chest. His heart was racing, for the first time, he was having an adrenaline rush.
"Alright, thank you, I will see to this immediately. I just need to find two good, people in love."
Glinda the Good, now Glinda of Oz, needed help from the outside world. The strange place where Dorothy came from would be ideal. If she was so brave, perhaps all the people from that world were. She needed people who loved each other strongly, enough to face the most Wicked of all Oz's Witches, and not give in to fear or doubt. So few weeks passed, and Glinda made contact with that world. She had a dream about two people. One was a young girl, she was talking about riding horses, and telling another slightly older boy next to her of her awards for horse riding, and he was in full service dress blue military uniform, going to a bal. She could not speak to these two people, but she knew in her heart they the ones for the job. A year and a half went by, and she had already abdicated the throne to the Scarecrow, as the late Wizard originally planned. She however wanted to rid Oz of his schemes, and plots and further corruption so the Scarecrow could have a clean good slate, and he did. Glinda however could still not get those people's attention back on Earth. She tried to tell the boy (she could sense he already had immense knowledge of Oz) and so changed the name of the woman who gave him his driver's license to her own, written in pink on her nametag. But he did not follow through enough. And for the girl, she tried to show her bubbles in random places, or bring up refrences to Oz in little ways, but again no change.
One day, a strange man wearing a familiar designed black cape, and a torn in half top hat, stormed in, with these terrifying Dragons. All of them were black as night, and growling and hissing. He held out in his right hand now the very hat that Glinda knew belonged to none other than, Elphaba Thropp, The Eminent Thropp of the West. This man told her he was related very closely to the Witch, and that he was the supposed Lurlinistic follower and political campaigner, Shell Thropp, The Witch's brother. Glinda tried resisting, and a fight ensued. The price being the Throne of Oz. She used her snowflake staff carefully, wisely, and powerfully. Shell though, had magic as well as Dragons, and Glinda was forced to resign. She could not win this alone, and so she summoned her bubble, and went back to Gillikin. Oz was now under rule of The brother of the most evil woman in Oz's long illustrious history. The Emperor Apostle has been voted into Office, defeating the Scarecrow for another term.