Malky had kittens. He had three of them: one white, one black, and one black and white. The mother was a black cat.

Elphaba had found this out completely by accident. She noticed one day that Malky disappeared several times a day, and he gave no explanation as to why. She decided to follow him to find where he was going, and she found the kittens being nursed as Malky sat nearby.

"Are you going to name them?" Liir asked when she told him about them.

Elphaba thought. "I suppose I should…"

The white one was easy; Elphaba named her Glinda. The black one she named after herself, Elphaba.

"What about the other one?" asked Liir. Elphaba paused, then spoke.