General Wicked Disclaimer: I do not own Wicked or any of its characters.
Gelphie Disclamier: This story contains Gelphie (a.k.a. Elphaba and Glinda romance) If you don't like this kind of stuff then don't read.
Rating is M : Gelphie is not graphic, but there is harsh language and violence.(Rating is just to be safe)
Author Note: This story is the sequel to the story, "Somewhere Over The Rainbow."
I recommend you read that story before you read this story. You don't have to, but this story will make more sense if you do. Feedback is always welcome and enjoy!
Back Over The Rainbow
Part 1: Home Life
...7 Years Later...
"Mama! Mama!" A young girl of seven years shouted, as she sped up to her house with something hidden in her hands.
"What is it?" Elphaba asked, as she opened the door to find her daughter out of breath.
"I f-found an a-band-oned fox pup. I think she's lost because I can't find anymore foxes." Iris said, as she held up the fox cub.
"Poor little gal, bring her in and we'll see if we can find her family." Elphaba answered, as she opened the door so her daughter could walk inside. Glinda was in the kitchen when she saw what her daughter was holding.
"No, no, no, Iris we have been through this a million times...NO wild animals in the house." Glinda replied, with a huff.
"But Mommy she's scare and needs our help. She got separated from her family, and we can't let a hunter get her." Iris answered, as the fox cub started to lick her fingers. "Please can we keep her just for a little while, Mommy?"
"Yes, Mommy, please?" Elphaba said, in a small child's voice.
"Oh, okay, but keep her out of trouble Grandpa and Chistery are coming over today and I don't want her making any messes." Glinda replied.
"Yeah, Grandpa and Chistery! Don't worry Mommy I'll watch over the little fur ball." Iris replied, as she bounded away with a smile upon her face.
"And you Elphaba, you got to stop encouraging her. If I didn't make this no animal rule our home would become a zoo." Glinda said, eyed her lover.
"She's just loves animals that's all, my sweet, but don't worry I'll help her find the pup's family. Don't you worry." Elphaba answered, as she kissed the blonde woman on the lips quickly before walking off.
"See that you do." Glinda replied, back as she shook her head with a smile on her face.
"Iris? Iris?" Elphaba called out.
"Over here Mama!" A young voice came out. Elphaba walked in her daughter's room to see Iris giving the pup some water to drink.
"Are you ready to get this little one back to her family?" Elphaba asked.
"Yup, I'm all set." Iris answered, as she waited until the fox pup had her fill before picking her up. "Mama, why doesn't Mommy like animals?"
"Mommy likes animals just not in the house." Elphaba replied, as they exited the room.
"But Chistery is allowed in the house." Iris answered.
"Well Chistery is an exception." Elphaba said, as they left the house and started to head towards the woods.
"Do you think we'll find the fox pup's family?" Iris asked, as they started to disappear into the line of trees.
"Well it doesn't hurt to try. Remember you'll never know completely until you try." Elphaba answered, as she began searching for what could be a fox den.
After five minutes of looking for the den Elphaba caught sight of an adult fox resting under a bush.
"Iris, I see another fox under that bush. Place the pup down and let's see if she does anything." Elphaba whispered.
Iris nodded her head and put the fox pup on the ground. The fox pup walked a few steps out towards the resting adult fox with caution steps. When she was only a few feet away she gave out a small squeak which awoke the adult fox. The adult fox stared at the pup for a moment or two before running up to greet it. Not too long after four other fox pups came out of bush to welcome the once lost pup.
"She sure looks happy to be with her family again. Look how her brothers and sisters greet her." Iris said, with a heavy sigh. "Mama, are you and Mommy ever going to have another baby?"
Elphaba chuckled at little and replied, "Why do you ask that?"
"Well, I-I was just wondering. I mean I would really like to have a brother or sister to play with." Iris answered, as she kicked some dirt with her feet.
"I know you want a new baby, but I don't know if Mommy wants another baby, and even if she did well they aren't the easiest thing to get." Elphaba answered, as she kneeled down and patted her daughter on the back.
"Can you...I don't know...talk to the stork or something?" Iris asked, her voice hopeful.
"I'll see what I can do. Now come on, we got to get back home before Grandpa and Chistery get there." Elphaba replied, as she motioned to Iris to get on her back. "Want a piggy back?"
"YEAH!" Iris shouted, as she wasted no time climbing on her Mama's back.
"Okay, here we go!" Elphaba answered, as she took off as fast as she could back towards the house.
Once back in the house Glinda turned to her lover and daughter and said, "You two wash up Grandpa and Chistery should be here any moment now."
"Okay." Iris said, as she ran to wash. She returned moments later with a bottle of washing oil and handed it to Elphaba. "Here you go Mama." Just as quickly she was off.
"I can't believe how much energy she has." Glinda said, as she giggled at little.
"Well you know who she takes after for that trait." Elphaba answered, as she eyed her lover.
"I don't know what you're talking about Ms. Elphaba Thropp." Glinda replied, with a playful huff.
"Oh, I seem to remember you were known to be bouncy and hyper." Elphaba said, as she finished washing and wrapped her arms around Glinda.
"You think you're so smart don't you?" Glinda asked, as she laid her hands on the green witch's shoulders.
"Oh, I know it." Elphaba answered, as she touched her lips gentle to Glinda's.
"I'm sorry are we irrupting anything?" The Wizard's voice came out, as he chuckled at little.
"Sneaking up on us I see." Elphaba said, as she let go of her lover and greeted her Father and loyal flying monkey with a hug.
"Well when Chistery and I caught the smell of food in the oven we got here as fast as our legs could move." The Wizard answered, as he gave Glinda a hug as well. "Say where's Iris?"
"She's washing up." Elphaba replied. "Why don't you surprise her Chistery?"
"Yeah! Iris!" Chistery exclaimed, as she headed off towards her room.
"So, Glinda, what's cooking?" The Wizard asked.
"I thought some fish would be a nice change up." Glinda answered. "Especially when my beautiful lover and daughter caught them."
"Elphaba catching fish? I never knew you had such patience." The Wizard said, in surprise.
"I don't." Elphaba replied. "But I guess one learns in time." Just then Iris and Chistery came into the kitchen. Chistery was giving Iris a piggy back ride. She slid off the winged monkey's back for walking up to the Wizard.
"Hi Grandpa." Iris greeted.
"Hello Iris." The Wizard answered, as he gave his granddaughter a hug.
"How are you Grandpa?" Iris asked, with a smile.
"Hungry." The Wizard answered, as he poked her nose.
"The fish will be ready soon." Glinda replied, as she gave them a quick check. "Everyone take a seat."
"Thank you again for the meal. It was a nice change from hotdogs that I usually have at my place." The Wizard said, gave Elphaba, Glinda, and Iris a hug. "Chistery and I will be sure to visit soon."
"Bye Grandpa." Iris said, as she hugged him a second time.
"Bye honey. You be a good girl for your Mama and Mommy, okay?" The Wizard replied.
"I will." Iris answered, as she turned her attention to Chistery and waved to him. "Bye-bye Chistery." The flying monkey waved goodbye before following the Wizard out back towards their home.
The rest of the evening was spent with Elphaba and Glinda playing cards with Iris and listening to the radio. But as night set in Elphaba saw Iris trying to suppress a yawn.
"I think it's time for you to go to bed." Elphaba said, as she patted her daughter's head.
"But Mama I'm not tired." Iris replied, as she rubbed her eyes to try to wake herself up.
"I beg to differ." Elphaba answered, as she scooped up Iris into her arms and carried her to her room. "Sleep will do you good, my little rainbow." Elphaba added, as she tucked Iris inside her covers and kissed the top of her head. Glinda soon entered the room as well to say goodnight.
"Goodnight, my little rainbow." Glinda whispered, as she kissed Iris on the cheek.
"Goodnight Mommy, goodnight Mama." Iris answered, as she gave them a smile before closing her eyes.
Once out of Iris' room Elphaba wrapped her arms around her lover and kissed her deeply. Glinda returned the kiss with much passion. When they parted the two women remained wrapped up in each other's arms for a few moments. After letting each other go they too began to get ready for bed.
Once in their own bed Elphaba took a deep breath before suddenly saying, "Have you ever thought about having another baby?"
Glinda was taken back by this but she answered, "Why do you ask? Do you want another child?"
"Well I...I think it would be nice. I mean I know Iris wants a little brother or sister. She told me so today." Elphaba replied. A long silence passed between them and Elphaba began to panic that maybe she had said something wrong. "But...but if you don't like the idea that's fine I mean I just thought I would bring it up."
"Elphie, it's okay, I like the idea, I really do. I think it would be good for Iris, but I just don't know how we are going to have another baby. I mean our only option now is to adopt, but even that won't be easy." Glinda answered, as she moved closer so she was leaning against Elphaba. "Too bad we don't have anymore of those rainbow jars. Then we could wish that I can be pregnant again." Glinda added, as she gave a yawn.
"We'll talk about it more later, my sweet, now we should get some sleep." Elphaba replied, as she touched her lips to the blonde's for a kiss. After the two women laid down and Elphaba pulled Glinda into her arms. Glinda cuddled deeper into her lover's hold before they both fell asleep.