Author's Note: So, as many of you may have noticed over at the RENT category, there's this thing called rent100. Well, there are other versions of it too (I've seen Smallville and Harry Potter) so I decided that, using the same prompts, I'm going to do my own "wicked100." So this will be a collection of drabbles based on the musical and book, Wicked. :-)

No Place like Home
001. Beginnings
by Fiyero Oberon

As Elphaba stepped out of the carriage, she finally felt home.

Elphaba's grip on the handle of the ugly brown suitcase tightened as the first spirals of the buildings that were Shiz University came into sight. Nessarose was grinning from ear to ear as well and their father held his younger daughter's hand in his own, stroking it gently with affection. But right now, Elphaba felt no jealousy towards her beautiful younger sister – her green eyes were locked on the view that was now spreading before their eyes.

The sleek black turrets on the buildings satisfied Elphaba's eyes; she had waited seventeen years for this moment. She could practically feel the magic of Shiz calling her name.

The blue and white banners hanging from the various peeks waved gently in the wind, welcoming Elphaba and the other new students of Shiz University. Elphaba's heartbeat stepped up and her breath caught in her throat.

As Elphaba stepped out of the carriage, she finally felt home.