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A/N: Okay, so I lied to you a couple chapters ago. I think I said something along the lines of "only another chapter or two." HAHAHA! Boy, was I wrong. It seems like this story just doesn't want to be over. I sat down to write a little scene with Galinda and Elphie, and it turned into this whole chapter! Sorry for the filler, but Galinda and Elphie are too cute to pass up! Fashion show the next chapter, I promise!
Thanks for all who read, review, alert, and favorite! You guys have my undying love and devotion!
It was the morning of the fashion show. Galinda had awoken extra early that morning just to make sure everything was perfect for the big day. This was her chance to make it and to prove herself. She only hoped that Fiyero and Elphaba could work out whatever it was that had made them so sullen the night before.
Galinda had unknowingly woken Elphaba up in her silly attempts to be quiet. But instead of growling something to her roommate about keeping it down, Elphaba simply lay in her bed and listened to the bustle of Galinda. It was soothing, in a way, to know that no matter what happened between her and Fiyero, Galinda would always be there for her and every morning would be the same. But would it? Would Galinda be able to look at Elphaba the same if she knew Elphaba's true feelings for Fiyero? Elphaba decided to stop pretending to sleep and to tell Galinda the truth about Fiyero.
Galinda screamed when she saw Elphaba coming towards her in the sparse light of the morning. After the original and unnecessary terror subsided, she laughed about it with Elphaba and turned back to her last-minute work on the outfits. When Elphaba cleared her throat, Galinda didn't even look up.
"Yes?" Galinda asked, her voice sounding distant because of her concentration.
"I need to talk to you."
Galinda turned to face Elphaba. The poor green girl looked so worried that Galinda was afraid she was going to be sick. She stopped working and gave her full attention to Elphie.
"Galinda, I want you to know the truth about Fiyero and I," Elphaba began.
Elphaba was soon cut short by a piercing squeal from Galinda. The blond was out of her seat and bouncing around as soon as she heard the phrase "Fiyero and I." Galinda knew chemistry when she saw it, and she was completely right for taking the risk of including Fiyero in the finale. It would be the perfect thing to end her show with. Galinda grabbed Elphaba's hands and continued to bounce, trying to coax the green girl into bouncing with her.
"Oh, Elphie, I'm so happy for you! This is all so splendacious! And you two will be the hit of the fashion show! Oooooh, I'm so excited Elphie!"
Elphaba's brow wrinkled in confusion. Why was Galinda happy? What exactly did Galinda think Elphaba was telling her? It couldn't be what Elphaba was really going to tell her. It just couldn't.
"No, Galinda, I don't think you understand."
"What's there to understand? You and Fiyero are together now! Oooooh, I just love you two! We should double date sometime. I'm thinking of asking this boy that's been passing notes to me in history…what do you think?"
"Uh huh," Elphaba mumbled, not really listening to what Galinda had said after "you and Fiyero are together now." She sat on Galinda's bed, which was closer to her at the moment, and touched her face absentmindedly. She and Fiyero. Together. Elphaba was quite certain that that sentence was the most beautiful one in existence.
Content in Elphaba's stunned silence, Galinda turned back to her work, humming a catchy tune. Elphaba continued to sit on the edge of the bed, utterly mesmerized by the mere idea of she and Fiyero together. Really together. Not worrying about Galinda or how the rest of the students would look at them, but simply content to be together. It was Elphaba's idea of the perfect world.
Elphaba smiled slowly, the ends of her mouth turning upward involuntarily. She covered her widening smile loosely with her fingers, but even her hand couldn't take away from the radiance of the joyous smile. Elphaba, bubbling over with emotion, wasn't satisfied in expressing it with only a smile. She had to share her happiness with the world! Now she knew how Galinda felt.
First there came a giggle. This was enough to prompt Galinda to turn abruptly in her chair—she had never heard her Elphie make such a sound of her own accord, especially when there was nothing to giggle over. When Elphaba noticed Galinda's wide-eyed stare, she emitted another giggle and grabbed the blond's hands. Elphaba pulled Galinda to her feet. By this time, Elphaba's happy mood was catching on and Galinda was giggling too. It was then that Elphaba started to bounce. She bounced. Galinda joined in quickly, always happy to bounce.
The girls continued to rejoice, bouncing and giggling like little schoolgirls. Elphaba had such a laughing fit that she doubled over, holding her stomach. This caused Galinda to do the same, and soon both were collapsed on the floor, trying to catch their breath and trying not to laugh.
"What was that about?" Galinda asked breathlessly, still fighting the giggles.
"Fiyero," Elphaba said simply.
Galinda nodded knowingly. "He's a sweetheart. Really. When I tried to break up with him, he told me that he wanted to break up with me! It was really the perfect situation. And he adores you, as he should." At Galinda's words, Elphaba's face became serious again. "So, have you two decided on when to go on your official first date? Can I do your hair? Oooh, I know, I'll design a dress for you!"
Elphaba shook her head. "He hasn't actually asked me out yet."
Galinda frowned. "Why not?"
Elphaba sighed. "I'm not sure. I think he was going to kiss me, but then you walked in."
"Oooh, so that was it. I was wondering why you two were so comatose when I came back." Galinda leaned forward, her face full of girl conspiracy and secrets. "So now what are you going to do?" she nearly whispered.
"I don't know," Elphaba whispered back, not sure on the protocol for these sorts of chats. "What should I do?"
Galinda frowned again. "I don't know. What if he's too scared to try to kiss you again?"
"Why would he be?"
"Well, because he tried once and failed. That sort of thing can really mess with a guy."
Elphaba gasped, her eyes open to a whole new world that she had no idea about. Galinda suddenly became the wisest teacher that she knew. "So what do I do?"
Galinda sighed, her eyes full of misery for her friend. "I think you have to kiss him." Galinda heaved another sigh, making kissing Fiyero seem like the most arduous task in the world.
Elphaba nodded, wrapping her mind around the concept. She could do that. Fiyero was only a boy, and Galinda seemed to think he adored her, so what was there to fear? Elphaba thought of his welcoming lips, his breath hot on her own lips, and her stomach suddenly felt like mush.
"Now," Galinda was saying seriously, "You have to be sure to do it right. Don't just grab him and stick you tongue in there." Elphaba blushed. "You have to be gentle but strong at the same time."
"Gentle and strong," Elphaba repeated.
"You have to be girly but manly at the same time."
"Well, you don't want to seem like you don't know what you're doing. You need to be confident. Innocent but knowing. Girl and vixen wrapped into one. Think you can handle it?" Galinda looked at Elphaba as if she were teaching her some all important life lesson.
"Sure," Elphaba said flippantly, shrugging her shoulders.
Galinda smiled. "Good!" She hopped up in one fluid motion, glancing at the clock. "Fiddlesticks! We're running late! Hurry up, get changed! We have to be there!"
Elphaba did as Galinda told her, but her mind was elsewhere, thinking of Fiyero. As soon as she saw him, she would just grab him and kiss him. It seemed simple enough.