Glinda the Good sat in her bed late at night. Tears streamed down her face as she held Elphaba's hat in her hands. "Oh Elphie, Why!?" She quickly set down the hat and began to sob into her pillow, hoping to muffle her cries.

It had only been a month since Elphaba had met her untimely demise at the hands of the young farm girl, Dorothy. Since the incident took place, Glinda had purposely filled her schedule with tasks to avoid facing the fact that Elphaba was really gone. It hadn't been hard either; Oz had fallen into disorder ever since the Wizard had left. Glinda the Good had become the leader of Oz and was struggling to keep everything together. She had used all her time initiating reforms and granting rights back to the Munchkins and Animals. Then by the time her busy days had ended, she was always so tired that she fell straight into bed.

But now that things in Oz were finally beginning to fall back into place, Glinda was finding herself less tired and with more free time. This time allowed the truth to sink in: Elphie was gone. She wasn't coming back.

Within the past two nights, Glinda had had her first two real cries over her lost friend. Elphaba had been the best and most real friend that Glinda had ever had. Without her, Glinda felt like a piece of her was missing.

After a half hour of sobbing, Glinda finally cried herself to sleep.

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Miles and miles away from where Glinda was crying herself to sleep; a thin green woman sat by the window of her small house. She was so lost in thought that she failed to notice the scarecrow silently approaching her from behind.

Fiyero rested a hand on Elphaba's shoulder, causing her to jump as her thoughts were disrupted. "Sorry to startle you love, but you really should come back to bed…it's late." Said Fiyero gently.

Elphaba covered Fiyero's straw hand with her own. "I know, but I just can't sleep. I'm worried about her Fiyero, I just wish there was some way that I could let her know that I'm safe."

"I know…but to contact Glinda would only put us and her in danger. Glinda wouldn't want you to endanger yourself….she would want you to stay safe and hidden. Trust me, there's no need to worry about Glinda, she's strong. She will be fine."

Elphaba sighed. "I suppose you're right but I just miss her so much." A tear slid down Elphaba's face. She wiped it away, wincing at the familiar sting of the moisture against her green skin.

Fiyero turned Elphaba around and engulfed her in a huge hug. Elphaba let Fiyero hold her for a few minutes before allowing him to silently lead her back to their bed.