It had been 3 years since the supposed melting of the Wicked Witch of the West. Elphaba sat in the tallest tower of Kiamo Ko waiting for Fiyero to return from his errands.
It was easier for him to run errands now that Elphaba had found a way to change him back into his human form two years prior. Everyone had long thought Fiyero Tiggular to be dead and so no one recognized him when he went out. It was a lot easier for him to go run errands than it was for Elphaba. There was no other person in all of Oz who had skin as green as the Emerald City itself.
Elphaba sat looking out of the window with the same expression that had plagued her face for the past 3 years, ever since that fateful day where she and Glinda had been separated.
Things between her and Fiyero had diminished somewhat after he had returned to his human form. Elphaba didn't really think anything of it, but Fiyero noticed the change in their relationship right off the bat. Elphaba had become more distant and moodified. Fiyero thought that if he were human again that all their problems would be solved, in reality it just seemed to make them worse.
The only thought that had been on Elphaba's mind lately was starting a family. Elphaba thought that if she could have a baby of her own then all her unfinished business wouldn't matter anymore. She, Fiyero, and the new baby would live happily ever after. She needed to live happily ever after.
A couple of years ago she had heard news that Glinda had married and was living a happy life. This saddened her a little as she thought that the life she was living was one without her. Elphaba had never had the courage to tell the blonde, but she had loved her since she first layed eyes on her.
None of it seemed to matter anymore however. She was with Fiyero. Fiyero had risked his life for her and she loved him for that.
She decided to tell him tonight that she wished to start trying for a baby. She knew that she would never truly be happy with Fiyero, but perhaps if she had someone to love other than him she could be. She didn't love Fiyero anymore. That stopped as soon as he had returned to his human form. She no longer felt required to love him. Before when he was a scarecrow she had felt obligated to stay with him. He was that way because of her.
Elphaba continued to stare out the window when she saw a man enter the front gate. It was Fiyero. Elphaba's heart sped up as she thought about what she was going to say to him. She really wanted a child and what if he denied her? What would she do then? It's not like she could just dump him and go out to the singles bar and look for someone new.
Fiyero made his way up to the tallest tower knowing that that is where Elphaba would be. She had been spending more time that usual up in that room lately. It was the room where she had been 'melted' all those years ago.
"Can I come in?" Fiyero opened the door and looked over towards the window where Elphaba was. Elphaba looked up from the window and smiled at Fiyero.
"I missed you, and of course you can." Elphaba smiled as Fiyero came in and took a seat next to her.
"I missed you too Fae." Fiyero honestly said and then kissed the green woman. "And hey I have some interesting news." At this Elphaba arched an eyebrow. She was never one for gossip as Shiz but since she had been in near solitude for the past three years she relished in it.
"What?" She curiously asked. He had peeked her interest. Usually he did not gossip to her unless it was something really good.
"It's about Glinda." Fiyero teased the green girl knowing that any news of Glinda was of utmost importance. Elphaba heard the name Glinda and could barely contain herself. She always loved hearing news of the blonde. She hadn't heard anything about her in awhile.
"Fiyero stop messing with me." Elphaba was growing irritated at this game of cat and mouse. "What is it?"
"She is divorced." Fiyero spat out. Elphaba looked on in shock and her jaw dropped halfway to the floor.
"How do you know? Where did you hear that?" Elphaba spoke a mile a minute. It took Fiyero a little while to comprehend what the green girl had just asked him.
"I heard it from the baker. We go to the same one and she apparently had just been in there a few moments before I got there. Thank Oz I didn't run into her." Elphaba was even more shocked. Fiyero had been so close to seeing the blonde. Seeing those curls bounce. Seeing her giggly smile. Seeing her perfect form. She seethed with jealousy as Fiyero continued.
"Yeah apparently her and her husband split a little while ago. About a year or so I think the baker said." Fiyero finished his gossip. Elphaba was still lost in her own thoughts.
What did this mean for her now? Glinda was a free woman. Elphaba quickly stopped her thoughts from taking over her emotions. Yes Glinda may be a free women now but Elphaba was not. She was not anywhere close to being free. Elphaba just had to face the facts that the life she was living right now was the life that she was going to continue to live. There was no changing it. However much she wanted to, there was no way that she could.
"Fae?" Fiyero looked questioningly into the eyes of the green women. Elphaba looked up from her trance and met Fiyero's eyes.
"Yes?" Elphaba questioned him although she knew what he was about to ask her. He was going to ask if she was all right. Usually after hearing any news of Glinda she needed a moment to sort through her thoughts.
"This doesn't change anything for us you know." Fiyero looked into Elphaba's eyes. This was not the response she had been expecting. She looked questioningly into his eyes asking him to continue.
"Don't feel like you owe it to her to make sure she is all right. I know you worry about her. And according to the baker she has been divorced a year now. I'm sure she has moved on quite nicely." Fiyero tried to answer the question he knew Elphaba would pose.
Elphaba knew Fiyero was right. There was nothing that she could do to help the blonde. Glinda didn't even know that she was alive. Elphaba wished Glinda could know but Fiyero said that that just simply couldn't be the case.
Elphaba decided to take this information and store it to sort through later. She still had something she needed to talk to Fiyero about. The news she had received tonight had not changed her mind. She still wanted a baby. Maybe not with Fiyero, but she had to take what she could get.
"Hey Fiyero I need to talk to you. It's something really important." Elphaba nervously shifted in her seat next to Fiyero. Fiyero still thought she was talking about the conversation about Glinda.
"Look Fae, I told you that Glinda can't know about us being alive." Fiyero told Elphaba. He hated having to tell her this over and over. It seemed every week that he had to say the same thing to her.
Elphaba was a little surprised. She had not even mentioned wanting to tell Glinda anything. She shrugged it off and figured now was not the time to talk about it.
"No Fiyero that's not what I was going to say. This is more important actually." Elphaba lied. Nothing was more important than Glinda.
Fiyero hesitated a little. What could be more important? Had he done something wrong? Was she getting sick of him? Before he could over think anything Elphaba found her voice.
"I want to start a family Fiyero." She placed her hand on his arm and looked up into his eyes to gauge a reaction.
Fiyero was confused at first. They were already a family, Elphaba and him.
"I don't know what you mean Fae. We are already a family just the two of us." Fiyero asked Elphaba. He was making it difficult for the green woman.
"I know, but I want it to be the three of us." As she said this Fiyero finally came into understanding. He jumped from his spot on the bed and looked down at Elphaba.
"Oh sweet lurline. Are you saying you're pregnant?" Fiyero's facial features were impassive but his voice betrayed him. It had risen an octive higher than it usually was.
Elphaba seemed almost annoyed at this outburst. Of course she wasn't pregnant. They had not had sex together in quite some time.
"Sit down Fiyero." Fiyero obliged and sat down once again before Elphaba could continue. "I am not pregnant…but I wish to get pregnant." Fiyero's eyebrows arched up in realization.
"You want a baby?" He asked to make one hundred percent sure that that is what she was saying.
"Yes." She nodded to him. "I want someone who will be just ours. I want someone to take care of while you are out running errands. I want someone to call me mama. I want someone to teach how to read and you can teach how to socialize."
Elphaba looked up expectantly at Fiyero. She had just let go what had been on her mind for the past few months. She was not sure what would happen if Fiyero denied her.
Fiyero just smiled down at Elphaba and kissed the top of her head. Elphaba felt strangely comforted. More so than she had felt in awhile.
"Well if my girl wants a baby than that is what she shall have." Fiyero whispered into her ear. Elphaba was elated. She was beyond words. The thing she had wanted for so long was about to come true.
She smiled back at Fiyero and threw her arms around him.
"Thank you so much! I love you!" She hugged him harder until he finally was gasping for air. Elphaba laughed and let go of him.
"Well when do you want to start making the baby?" Fiyero suggestively winked at Elphaba. Elphaba blushed. She had never been real good at anything relating to physical closeness, sex especially.
"I thought as soon as possible was the best." She shyly replied. Truth was she was not looking forward to the sex all that much. She just knew that it was necessary to have a baby. She hoped that it would only take a few tries before she would become pregnant. She hoped she was one of those girls that get pregnant their first time having unprotected sex. Her and Fiyero had always used protection in the past.
Fiyero seemed even more fueled by the idea of having a baby when Elphaba said she wanted to start trying right away. He was not as excited about the baby as Elphaba was. He was more excited about finally being close to Elphaba again. He couldn't remember the last time they had been intimate with each other. He had longed for so long to touch her, hold her, make love to her.
That night Elphaba and Fiyero made love for about an hour. It wasn't as pleasurable as it used to be for either participant. Elphaba had been more or less on a mission. Fiyero had been the exact opposite. He wanted to make everything last longer and draw everything out. Elphaba wanted him to finish as quickly as he could.
As Fiyero finally crawled off top of Elphaba and lay next to her Elphaba could not have been more pleased. She had not enjoyed sex with Fiyero in a long time. The last few times they had slept together, Elphaba's mind wandered off to thoughts that it was Glinda on top of her. She had imagined Glinda caressing her body. It was only when she felt the rough hands of Fiyero that she remembered whom she was really there with.
Elphaba quickly fell asleep from exhaustion praying that she wouldn't have to endure much more of this. She could hide her feelings pretty easily but it was becoming more and more diffidult with each day that passed.