Author's Notes: This is another one-shot, drabble piece I wrote from the perspective of Nessarose. I can't help it-I am fascinated with her character, and I love writing from her point of view.

Disclaimer: I own nothing of Wicked, musical or play. This was written for recreational purposes only.

The Other Side of the Rainbow

That's all a mirror's meant to do, reflect. It's only responsibility in this world is to show us what we chose to see. No matter how ugly the scars or how prominently bruising the markings, we can always look away.

'Mirror, mirror, on the wall' wasn't going to get her anywhere, this time. Prince Charming was just a figment of her overactive imagination.

Nessarose should've known better.

Shouldn't have trusted her heart in the clutch of a feeble Munchkin boy, shouldn't have bought his gallant lies.

Now she was but a reflection, stranded on the other side of the rainbow.