(A/N: This was inspired by the song "Possibility" by Lykke Li. Enjoy!)

Tell Me When You Hear My Silence

After Elphaba disappeared, Boq watched Nessa fall into a deep, dark silence.

At first, it was just a little less talking, less smiling, less laughing. She would answer more questions with a simple "Yes" or "No," when before she would answer every question with a thoughtful reply.

It got worse when she stopped saying things like "Please pass the salt," stopped raising her hand and turning in her homework during classes, and would only say a few words to Boq when no one else was around.

Now, Nessa wouldn't even leave her room. Boq visited her when she let him in, but she never said anything. Boq did all the talking.

"Nessa," Boq asked her. "What's wrong? Why are you so quiet now?"

"I am?" Nessa replied in a tiny, timid voice. "I didn't notice."

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