A/N: Well my trains in an hour and a half.
Tried to persuade my mum to let us go to Wicked tonight get some cheap tickets. But we can't.
WICKED DAY TOMORROW! can't wait :)
So here's an update. Tide you over until monday - I'm thinking about where to take this. Give me ideas please. Im such a bad writer!
Okay enough self-pity. ENJOY!
+ watch HSM3 it is amazing. best one yet.
11. Act II, Scene 5
"I just know I am going to get Lilliana." Pfannee exclaimed as she bounded to the notice board the following Saturday. Shenshen, Galinda, Anita, Chiara, and Nessa rushed to the board after her. Elphaba nervously followed and was caught up by Fiyero.
"Hey, so you excited?" He asked.
"Kind of..." She trailed off, "I really blew the audition, and I doubt I got more that ensem-"
"ENSEMBLE? ME, ENSEMBLE? I have never heard such tripe! I demand to know who is Lili-WHAT?!" Pfannee screeched. "THE ARTICHOKE IS PLAYING Lilliana?!"
Elphaba froze, and Fiyero beamed.
"Elphaba, you got Lilliana, I'm so excited for you!" Galinda cried, hugging her. "I got Amariette! She's Lilliana's bestest friend!"
"Chiara and I are playing Ramissa and Roetta; The quirky servant girls who live to entertain everyone – comedy guys!" Anita smiled.
"But you're not funny." Avaric commented. This received a smack on the arm from Anita. "Ouch. Plus they're all singing and dancing roles. And I quote 'Anita Brox can't sing for the life of her.'"
"Yes, well I must have impressed... Oh my Oz!" She smirked looking closer at the sheet, "Fiyero, you're playing Captain Kars! Oh my Oz! I didn't think you had it in you!"
Fiyero looked up shocked, "What? Really? I...wow." He had never done anything like this before, so to get the lead male role took him by surprise. Then a thought struck him. Wait, Kars is the man Princess Lilliana falls in love with... Elphaba is playing Lilliana... A secret smile formed on Fiyero's lips as he and the rest of their circle went their separate ways for the day.
Rehearsals began for the play right away. After a week the cast were getting into their roles nicely.
"Fantastic! Fantastic my little thespians!" Madame beamed. "Okay we will skip the party scene, Galinda your singing will come later dearie. Right, let us delve into Act II. Okay I want to see, Act II scene 4. Everyone sit down, Elphaba and Fiyero to the stage."
They climbed on stage turning to their scripts. Their eyes widening.
"Okay guys, just be natural, go with, and don't be scared."
Fiyero looked to Elphaba before they started and offered a soft smile. She returned it, her nerves easing slightly.
The scene was this; It was dark, night-time, In Lilliana's study.
"Elle, you can't go through with this."
"Kars, I have no choice it's set in stone."
"Kars, you know my father, I'll never get out of this with sheer reasoning. I don't know what to do!"
"Elle...What about us...What happens?"
She turned her face messy with tears. She wrapped herself in his arms. "I don't know Kars. I really don't know."
"Shh...don't cry...We'll find a way. I love you."
"No, I have to. I love you."
He was looking at her so intently, she shivered and not from the cold. This was it, the kiss. Although it wasn't the first in the show – it was the first in rehearsals, and Elphaba's first since that night in the club.
Fiyero ran his hand through her hair and leaned in. His lips brushed hers softly, and she drew in a sharp breath. He pressed his lips against her and enjoyed the feeling of her so close. They kept it small as they had an audience.
The kiss turned into feather light pecks, and he kissed her cheeks and forehead as she suddenly broke away.
"You have to go" She said breathlessly, "someone's coming."
"Te amo princesa" He kissed her again romantically before the scene cut.
"Beautiful! Beautiful! Very natural! Brava! Brava!" Madame smiled.
The rest of the cast faced the couple with wide-eyes, except Anita who had the biggest smirk on her face. She wolf-whistled as they sat down and awaited further direction.
"Well that's all for this session! I want everyone to read through the rest of the script and I want Elphaba and Fiyero to practise together. Thank you, Goodbye!"
"So do you want to stay behind and practise? Or maybe meet back here at like...Six?"
"Yeah, okay" Elphaba smiled, nervousness setting back in.
"Great" He smiled feeling equally nervous, "see you then."
"Fiyero dearest!" A squeal rang out in the crowd outside the circle's favourite cafe. A big pink pom-pom linked arms with the prince it's blonde curls bouncing up and down. "Oh Fiyero you were so amazified! I didn't know you could act! I'm so impressed! My little actor!" Galinda went up on her tip-toes and planted a loud kiss on his cheek.
Fiyero smiled nervously as Galinda led him inside. Galinda took the seat next to Fiyero and didn't let him out of her sight, or grasp.
Elphaba looked on from the other end of the table. Who was she kidding? Of course the handsome prince couldn't want to be with her. The first kiss was a drunken mistake no matter how much he was protesting – he was trying to be nice. Yeah trying to be nice so she didn't feel like a fool and the second kiss was acting. She had to face it as much as she wanted to dream, not that she could admit it even to herself- she would never be good enough for Fiyero. She was green for Oz-sake! She wasn't made for 'love'. She looked at the couple before her. That's how it's meant to be. They're perfect for each other." She saw the way Galinda looked at him protectively like he was amazingly, lovingly, beautifully perfect.
It was such a shame Elphaba couldn't see it in his eyes when he looked at her.