Reviews for Longing
Katie chapter 1 . 9/13/2017
Wow. This is an Elphaba I can understand, how ever much it pains me. Other people write her so easy in love and affection, but knowing where she comes from, knowing how much hate she has received from her father, she'd have internalised it and would have linked it all to her skin, which for her is her whole being. Not That Girl tells this story, perfectly. The 'I'm not good enough' and 'he will never want me' and it's Galinda that is perfect. This broke my heart, and then I thought of how they did end up together, which made me smile, but then I remembered the gutting ending of that musical (not nearly as happy as it seemed) which broke it all again. I just need a very good fix it fic, because I have grown too atached to these characters to see them live on in an ending so bitter sweet, even though I know that's life...

(I'm rambling, so I'll stop, but just, wow, dear author. Wow.)
Merina Thropp chapter 1 . 11/18/2015
This is absolutely beautiful. I never cry at fanfiction, never even tear up - but this piece just destroyed me. Such heartbreaking ideas and so eloquently put into words. Amazing work.
degreenifyinggravity chapter 1 . 6/3/2012
Aw, this was such a beautiful story! You have quite a gift.

You brilliantly exposed Elphaba's soft side without resorting to the whiny, Mary-sue stereotype. I loved when you flashed back to her past, especially near the end, about scrubbing away the green on her skin. So powerful.

Overall, 5 stars! Beautiful, sweet, soft, and sad. Loved it!
storiesend chapter 1 . 3/25/2010
This was wonderful.

The writing was beautiful and you gave great insight into her mind.

Great job.
ElphabaROCKS chapter 1 . 12/28/2009
So sweet and yet so sad...
SaoirseAva chapter 1 . 11/28/2008
Beautiful, beautiful oneshot. Loved it. :)

bloodymary2 chapter 1 . 7/28/2008
You nearly had me in tears. Sad insight into Elphaba's mind. Too true, but sad nonetheless. Great writing!
BroadwayObsessedGirl54 chapter 1 . 7/27/2008
ok that was really depressing but very poetic... poor elphie.
danderson chapter 1 . 7/16/2008
I could have SWORN I reviewed this.

When she is feeling particularly irrational (or, perhaps, particularly self-loathing), she allows herself to imagine what it might be like. Allows herself to admit that she wants to imagine it. Allows herself to admit that she wants him.

What a perfect way to open this.

All the introspection in this is beautiful...

But some nights, she can admit to herself that she is. That deep beneath the armor and denial she has built up around herself, she desperately, desperately wants someone to want her. Just one person. Just one, in the whole wide world.

Oh, Elphie...

Her imaginings about kissing him and what it would be like are so sweet and sad...

She imagines letting him make love to her, large hands warm on her body, her skin flushed dark. Imagines ever trusting anyone that much.

I love how even in her daydreams she knows it would still be a big step for her.

But she knows it now. She is what she is. Fiyero, beautiful beloved man that he is, is still only human. It isn't his fault.

I love how she only says his name once... and it's when she's releasing him from guilt about not loving her (BUT HE DOES ELPHIE I PROMISE!)

All in all, incredibly sad. But perfectly captures how we've all felt at some point, and how Elphaba feels... wow. As wonderful as the rest of your work

NessaLily chapter 1 . 7/11/2008
This was so heartbreaking, it alomst made me cry. Poor Elphie!
ElphabaTheDelirious117 chapter 1 . 7/10/2008
Oh, poor Elphie; this is so sad, especially the part about trying to rub the green away. I wanna give Elphie a hug and a cookie!
thefireflycatchingdays chapter 1 . 7/9/2008
This is pure beauty - it made me sad.
TillITryIllNeverKnow chapter 1 . 7/9/2008
Please, please, please continue this one! The style and emotions are poetry at its very best. you've opened Elphaba's heart for everyone to read. Let us read more of that same poetry with the other moments of her romance. Perfection, sheer perfection! Thank you!
Tiggy the Hopeless Romantic chapter 1 . 7/9/2008
Ooh. Heartbreaking and very pretty imagery. I just wannt give her a hug and say, "It's OK, Elphie. He loves you too! And you'll get him in the end."

Great Job


GraniaMhaol chapter 1 . 7/9/2008


I'm speechless.

this was absolutely heartbreaking and gorgeous and you have her down perfectly, what' that's like. wonderful work.