Summary: Split second. bookverse, character death
Wonder, ever the ineffable trace of what you see in that everlasting moment.
Pain, and then no feeling to follow, but visions of friends and companions from years past and yet present. One minute in time, and so close... Elphie, Elphaba, Fabala, Fae, Witch... Fiyero, still waiting; Glinda now alone.
For a second, perhaps this is drowning.