Paying Attention

Elphaba stared at the book in front of her, small wrinkles creasing her forehead as she frowned in concentration.

"I never can seem to get you to pay attention, can I?"

"I am paying attention, darling."

"Not to me, you're not," Fiyero said, pouting at her and crossing his arms.

"Yero, I already told you that I need to study for this test." Elphaba turned the page.

Fiyero sighed. "You'll have plenty of time for that later. Right now, I'm feeling a little neglected."

Elphaba expelled her own sigh as she snapped the book shut, finally looking up at Fiyero. "Fine. You've got ten minutes of my attention. You'd better make the most of it."

Fiyero grinned, leaning down to kiss her. "Oh, believe me – I will," he breathed before closing the small space between their lips.