Chapter 10

Elphaba paced back and forth in the waiting room. She promised herself she wasn't going to cry because she knew he was going to be ok. He had to be ok. Fiyero is strong and she knew he would pull through. He always did. However, the voice inside her head told her other wise. She had seen Fiyero get beaten and she knew that his injuries were more serious than what she wanted to believe.

Tears were threatening to fall and she cursed. It should have been me! It should have been her, but Fiyero had saved her. She felt horrible. The last words she spoke to him were 'I have to go.' She should have told him she loved him, instead she ran. Ran from her feelings and look what happened.

"Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!" she said to herself.

"Excuse me, miss. Are you here for Prince Fiyero?"

Elphaba turned around to see who had interrupted her thoughts. It was Fiyero's Doctor, so she quickly ran over to him. "Yes. Please, is he ok?"

The Doctor hesitated and Elphaba couldn't help but notice the sadness in his eyes. After a few minutes of silence the Doctor finally spoke. "I'm afraid I have some very bad news."

"How bad? Is he ok? When can I see him?" Elphaba asked just above a whisper. Normally, her voice was strong and full of confidence, but now it was weak and unsure.

The Doctor took a deep breath. "I'm so sorry. He lost a lot of blood, and we had some of are top surgeons working on him, but I'm afraid –"

Elphaba cut the Doctor off, "No! No! No! Where is he? I want to see him!"

The Doctor shook his head sadly. "I'm so sorry, but there was nothing we could do."

"No! I want to see him now!" Elphaba screamed with tears running down her face, "I don't believe you. You don't know Fiyero! He is strong and he wouldn't leave me! He won't… he can't…" Fiyero trailed off; unable to continue.

"I'm sorry for your lost. If you would like to see him, you can," The Doctor told her.

Elphaba closed her eyes and took a deep breath. "Yes. Please… I want to see him.

Elphaba quickly followed the Doctor into the room, and winced when she saw him.

"I'll give you sometime alone," The Doctor said softly, and quickly left.

Elphaba buried her hands in her face, and cried loudly into them. "Oh God!" seeing her friend broken was too much for her to bear. Bruises, cuts, and blood covered his face and body. The only thing that wasn't bloody was the white sheet that covered his motionless body. His hair was messy and his eyes were shut, so she couldn't see his chocolate brown eyes. She silently walked up to him and gently squeezed his hand with hers.

"Fiyero," her voice cracking, "What were you thinking? It should have been me. It should have been me."

She took a deep breath before she continued, "Why? Why Fiyero? Why did you have to fight them?" She was sobbing uncontrollably now and she was having trouble breathing.

No words could describe how Elphaba felt. It was as if her world had suddenly caved in around her, and she couldn't breathe. He had always protected her, but why couldn't she do the same for him?

"Yero," she said, using his nickname. "I'm sorry," she told him, "I'm sorry I ran away. Do you hear me?" He didn't reply, so she shouted at him, "I'm sorry!"

She sobbed loudly when he didn't answer her. He couldn't be dead. He just couldn't. She needed him to stay. She loved him. They had been through so much in the past few weeks, especially in the past three days. She gave a weak smile as she remembered how he use to call her Fae. She would never tell him, but she had always loved that stupid nickname. At first she had thought it was stupid and annoying. Now, she would give anything to hear him call her it again.

"You can't leave me. I… I… love you," there she admitted it, but it was too late. "Do you hear me?" she cried, "I love you."

Elphaba quickly got up and pressed her lips against his and cried loudly when he didn't wake up. She slowly pulled away, but still held onto his hand. She gently kissed the back of his hand, and slowly put his hand back down.

"Goodbye, Fiyero. I will always love you," she cried. Elphaba new she had to get out of this place. She couldn't take it anymore. Everyone she had ever loved had left her in someway or another. First her mother, her father ignored her, and now Fiyero. She had to get away and start over.

She quickly rubbed her eyes and silently walked towards the door. She was about to open it when she heard the vague sound of a beep. She slowly turned around and stared in shock. Fiyero's monitor had suddenly sprung to life and was beginning to beep loudly with the green line jumping up and down. For a moment, Elphaba thought it was just her imagination, but when she saw Fiyero's hand twitch she quickly ran over to him.

"Fiyero?" she asked in disbelief. She saw Fiyero blink a few times before fully opening his eyes. Now she could see his beautiful chocolate brown eyes which brought a smile to her face. He is alive! She slowly brought her lips down to his and kissed him full force. When she pulled away Fiyero was still gazing up with her, but with an expression of shock on his face.

"Fae?" he whispered.

"I'm so sorry, Fiyero. I shouldn't have run. I don't regret the kiss. I'm sorry. It should have been me. I thought you were dead," She sobbed loudly.

Fiyero quickly sat up in the bed. Oddly, for just being beaten up he felt very little pain. "Hey, Shhhh," he soothed and quickly pulled her into a hug. "I'm ok Fae, shhh. I'm not dead." He gently rocked her back and forth trying to calm her down. Elphaba clung onto him for dear life because she was afraid if she let him go he would disappear.

As Fiyero tried to calm the sobbing Elphaba he noticed a person standing in the corner. No, not a person. An angel. Fiyero locked eyes with Lionel who smiled at him.

"Merry Lurlinemas, Fiyero."

Fiyero nodded his head and silently thanked Lionel for what he did.

"Fiyero, I love you," Elphaba told him bluntly, "I have always loved you. I was afraid that I missed my chance and -"

"Fae, Sh..." he soothed, "I love you too."

Elphaba smiled and after a few minutes she finally pulled away from Fiyero's embrace, and looked him in the eye. "Fiyero… what happened?"

He laughed and leaned his forehead against hers. "A Miracle, Fae. A Lurlinemas miracle."

Elphaba smiled and Fiyero leaned in for a passionate kiss.

Lionel watched the happy couple from a distance. He knew he did the right thing. One of them was suppose to the die tonight, but he couldn't do it. They loved each other too much and they deserved more than three days together. They deserved a life time together.

After all, they would be lost without each other.


Now did you really think I was going to let him die????

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