"You broke into our room and stole Galinda's costume. I had every right to trick you. Now, return the costume."
"Really, Shenshen, you didn't have to do that! Elphie put so much time into that!" Galinda said.
"It was necessary! Are you even listening to yourself, Galinda? You'd rather spend time with this… this… freak than with normal people. I had to do it."
"You're just jealous!" the blonde said.
"Jealous? Don't make me laugh."
"You and the rest of those… ninnies! You're jealous because you don't have a real friend. A friend who's always there for you, and likes you for who you are, not for what you have! I know that Elphaba appreciates me for the person I am, and she would never do anything to hurt me!"
Elphaba looked down, slightly embarrassed. Must Galinda drag her into this? She just wanted the costume back so they could get this all over with.
"Now, you'd better give back my costume, or suffer my extreme displeasure!" Galinda finished. The blonde looked serious, and Elphaba feared what would happen to Shenshen if she didn't comply.
"I'd just give her the costume back," Elphaba said. "Just my advice."
One o'clock, and the room was packed with students and faculty members. Galinda peeked out from behind the curtain before ducking away again.
"There are so many people!" she whispered.
"You'll be fine. Just do what you do best," Elphaba said, handing Galinda her pink cowboy hat.
"You are going to watch, right?" Galinda asked.
"Right in the front row," Elphaba replied.
Galinda smiled before raising herself up on her tiptoes and kissing Elphaba on the cheek. "Thank you."
Elphaba put a hand to the spot, slightly stunned, but she soon recovered and escaped to her spot in the audience just as the curtain opened.
Sitting through everyone's performance was torture, and Elphaba wondered if Galinda was performing at all. Finally, her name was announced, and Elphaba clapped with everyone else as Galinda took center stage, her back to the audience as the music started. The blonde turned just as she began to sing the first lyrics.
"Last night I got served a little bit too much of that poison baby. Last night I did things I'm not proud of and I got a little crazy. Last night I met a guy on the dance floor, and I let him call me baby."
Galinda's eyes fell on Elphaba, and she winked.
"And I don't even know his last name! My mama would be so ashamed. It started off 'hey cutie, where you from', and then it turned into 'oh no, what have I done'. And I don't even know his last name."
Elphaba could only stare as Galinda sang and moved across the stage. The costume looked amazing on her, and the gold shimmered under the lights. The blonde's voice mesmerized Elphaba, and she soon realized that while she had been slaving over Galinda's costume, the blonde herself had been out rehearsing.
"We left the club right around three o'clock in the morning. His Pinto sitting there in the parking lot, well it should have been a warning. I had no clue what I was getting into, so I blame it on the Cuervo. Oh, where did my manners go?"
"And I don't even know his last name! My mama would be so ashamed. It started off 'hey cutie, where you from', and then it turned into 'oh no, what have I done'. And I don't even know his last name. Here we go!"
The blonde tossed her cowboy hat into the air as she continued to dance, the smile never leaving her face, and her eyes continuously flashing towards the green girl.
"Today I woke up thinkin' about Elvis somewhere in Vegas. I'm not sure how I got here, or how this ring on my left hand just appeared out of nowhere. I gotta go, take the chips and the Pinto and hit the road. They say what happens here stays here, all of this will disappear. There's just one little problem:"
"I don't even know my last name! My mama would be so ashamed. It started off 'hey cutie, where you from', and then it turned into 'oh no, what have I done'. And I don't even know my last name."
By now, the audience had started a rhythm of clapping, and that only encouraged the blonde further.
"What have I done? What have I done? What have I done? Oh, what have I done? Well, it started off 'hey cutie, where you from', and then it turned into 'oh no, what have I done'. And I don't even know my last name."
Galinda struck a pose just as the music ended, and the audience burst into applause and cheers. The blonde looked out at the crowd, her smile too big for her face. She took a bow before stepping off the stage. She ran at Elphaba and threw herself at the green girl, embracing her tightly. Elphaba almost fell over, but managed to keep her balance.
"Galinda that was amazing," the green girl said.
"I couldn't have done it without you, Elphie. Thank you."
For once, Elphaba hugged her friend back. When Galinda released her, Elphaba saw that she had a mischievous grin on her face.
"What?" she asked, wary of the blonde's answer.
The song I used for this chapter was Last Name from Glee, sung by the one and only Kristin Chenoweth. Hope you enjoyed it!