Author: 18lzytwner PM
Peace now rules most of Oz but what happens when the enhabitants of Munchkinland go off the reservation? Final in series. Fiyeraba, Gloq. FINISHED 7-31-12!Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Drama - Elphaba T. & Fiyero T. - Chapters: 40 - Words: 31,291 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 07-31-12 - Published: 08-22-11 - Status: Complete - id: 7312754
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A/N: This will be the last in the series. I hope you have enjoyed the other stories leading up to this and I hope you like this one. :)
A/N2: A shout out to James Birdsong for reviewing to Morrible's Revenge. Glad you liked it.
Out in the Palace Gardens, Elphaba sat on the large bench swing, they had installed under the sturdy boughs of an oak tree, watching her young son play with some of the staff's children who were about the same age. Spring had come once again to Oz and it had been five years since the last traces of the ERA, Morrible, and the Wizard had been erased from their earthly bonds. Peace reined between the Emerald City, Gillikin, and the Vinkus. The Munchkins, however, had refused to even come to the table and talk as long as Elphaba was Queen. Seems they would never forget what her sister had done to them and they were not about to give her the benefit of the doubt. She did not blame them but still Fiyero offered out the olive branch every year.
The city had been restored after a year of hard work. The disaster had actually boosted the economy and life had begun to turn around. The citizens who had left before the ERA had come in were slowly beginning to trickle back in and new shops and homes were popping up. It seemed everything was finally settled and no one seemed to object to having the former Wicked Witch and her supposedly traitorous husband running the show.
"My lady, may I?" Sophia asked as she approached the swing.
"Yes of course! Please have a seat," Elphaba carefully scooted down the seat, holding onto her growing belly.
"Little Gustav seems to be having fun this afternoon. All he wants to do is dig in the dirt," she commented as the servant took a seat next to her.
"Yes it seems he will be destined to dig holes. I can't tell you the number of times his father has tried to get him to play with other toys," Sophia shook her head.
"Liir enjoys playing with him so perhaps it is just the phase they are going through," Elphaba chuckled. The informal relationship between the two had developed over time as their children were only a year apart. Sophia had married Sergeant Balac shortly after the defeat of the ERA, claiming they could not wait anymore. It soon came to the Queen's attention why, Sophia was pregnant. They had had no way to explain it to Balac's commanding officer as their wedding date had been postponed after the fall of the Wizard. Elphaba had ordered a party to be thrown in their honor as their son Gustav would be the first born while the city was being rebuilt. It was a large event to which everyone in the city was invited. It was a good break for everyone and it raised people's spirits.
"One can only hope, your Majesty," Sophia smiled.
"There you are! I was beginning to wonder where my beautiful wife was," Fiyero strolled over, his meeting with the Council over.
"My King," the servant immediately stood and bowed.
"I'm not here on official business Sophia. Just a man off to see his very pregnant wife," he smiled and patted her shoulder. The servant bowed and sat back down.
"I take offense to you calling me very pregnant as I seem only to be in this condition because of you," Elphaba teased.
"I can't help it. I don't seem to remember having much control at the moment it happened," he chuckled while both Elphaba and Sophia blushed.
"So what brings you out this afternoon?" His wife effectively changed the subject.
"You're doctor appointment, of course. Sophia can you watch the Prince whilst we're away?" The Vinkun asked.
"Of course your Majesty," she nodded. He smiled and called to his son who came running over. Fiyero picked him up into his arms and gave him a quick kiss on the cheek.
"You behave for Sophia while we're gone? We'll be home by dinner," he told him.
"Yes Daddy. Are you bringing home my new brother?" Liir asked.
"Not yet. You know you could be getting a sister. You think you can handle that?" Fiyero wondered.
"As long as she plays with Gustav and me," the Prince smiled.
"I'm sure she will," his father nodded. He handed Liir over to his mother and she gave him a quick kiss.
"Be good Liir. Momma loves you," she said.
"Love you to Momma," he wrapped his arms around her neck and squeezed. After their hug, she handed him to Sophia who set him down and Liir ran off to play again with his best friend.
"Well my love, shall we?" Fiyero extended his arm and she linked hers in his.
"I believe so," she smiled.
To Be Continued…