Here it is, the last chapter of "Couldn't Be Happier"! I must admit though, I'm not terribly thrillified about how it turned out. I'm just not happy with how this ended, so I suppose I can turn this into a trilogy. You'll have to give me a few days to work it all out and after that section, that's IT! This was originally meant to be a one-shot and now look at it! Haha, gotta love it!
This chapter is pretty fluffy, and I'm not the best at writing fluff but readers eat it up like cotton candy, so if you guys aren't thrilled with this chapter then I'll make the 3rd part of the story better. I'm better at writing when there is some big issue, not when every thing is sunshine and rainbows, which is why I'm bad at writing fluff...
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DISCLAIMER: As I have written in the last 5 chapters, and all 6 chapters of What Is This Feeling, I DO, excuse me, DON'T own Wicked!
As Long as She's Mine
After a long journey by broomstick, Elphaba landed at last in an un-inhabited forest. Fiyero had always been terrified of heights, but flying was the quickest way out of the castle and he couldn't say he didn't enjoy holding Elphaba close to him.
Elphaba was silent for almost the entire trip, at first Fiyero thought she simply needed to focus all of her energy in flying the broom, but then he felt something might be wrong. Her body seemed more tense then usual.
"Elphaba?" he asked from behind her.
"Y-yes?" she asked with a shaky voice.
"Is everything all right?" he asked her gently.
"Y-yes…I-I'm fine." She stammered. Fiyero wasn't convinced,
She was quiet for a very long time before answering.
"I just don't believe any of this is real." She sighed. "I just know that I'm going to wake up any second now…and you'll be gone. I always wake up." She said sadly.
Fiyero kissed her shoulder. "I know the feeling; I've had this dream before. The only difference is that in the dream I wasn't afraid of heights." He chuckled as he tightened his hold on her. She placed an emerald hand on his arm which was wrapped around his waist; he could tell something else was troubling her.
"Why me?" she whispered into the cold night.
"I don't understand." Fiyero replied.
"Fiyero, why did you choose me? You can have had any girl in Oz, and you are choosing me. Forgive me but I'm having trouble understanding why." She said bitterly.
"What's not to love?" Fiyero chuckled.
"I'm serious Fiyero! I'm the Wicked Witch of the West for Oz's sake! And let's face it, I'm not the easiest person to get along with and I'm…" she began.
"And you're what? Green? You should know by now that I'm really not as shallow as I once acted! Besides…I think you're quite beautiful." He supplied. "The reason I fell in love with you is because you see the real me. I know that sounds cliché, but it's true. You saw straight through me and nobody had ever done that before. You were real, I could tell you didn't like me because I was a prince…well I didn't think you liked me at all. You are smart and caring and real, you're very special. Now Miss Elphaba Thropp…why me?" he asked.
"Well, there was the initial attraction of course to the scandalacious prince…I am human despite people's assumption otherwise." She smiled. "And then the day with the lion cub…"
"Ah yes, I know it well."
"But the thing that had me was that you…you stood up for me." She said slowly.
"What?" Fiyero replied confused.
"I know you didn't know I was there, but I heard you stick up for me in the lounge that one night before I left…nobody had ever defended me before." She said quietly. "However back then I thought it was for Galinda's sake…I had no idea! Never in a million years would I have guessed that you…and the train station…the poppies…"
"Do you ever let anyone else talk?" Fiyero groaned dramatically as he wrapped his arms tighter still around her waist.
Fiyero could sense that Elphaba was still having trouble believing his words; she seemed troubled as they looked around the forest for a place to stop. He couldn't take his eyes off her though, and as he studied her face he could see traces of guilt. He offered her his hand as they walked and squeezed it reassuringly. He was going to prove how he felt towards her if it killed him.
When they had reached a clear space in the woods, Fiyero knelt down on the ground and offered his hand up to Elphaba who stood before him. She took hold of it cautiously and joined him on the ground.
"Kiss me too fiercely, hold me too tight
I need help believing you're with me tonight
My wildest dreamings, could not foresee
Lying beside you, with you wanting me"
Elphaba sang vulnerably. She placed her hand on Fiyero's cheek, who placed a hand over hers.
"Just for this moment, as long as you're mine,
I've lost all resistance, and crossed some border line,
And if it turns out, it's over to fast
I'll make every last moment last
As long as you're mine"
Fiyero's heart pounded as he listened to her sing, he had imagined this in his mind countless times in the past, but he had never imagined it would come true. He felt his palms begin to sweat as leaned in closer to her. When their lips met for the first time, the world could have ended and Fiyero wouldn't have noticed. All he could focus on was his lips on hers, his fingers tangled in her hair, how she smelled like pine. Overwhelmed, he broke away.
"Maybe I'm brainless, maybe I'm wise
But you've got me seeing, through different eyes
Somehow I've fallen under your spell
And somehow I'm feeling…it's up that I fell!"
Elphaba beamed at him and took his hands in hers.
"Every moment, as long as you're mine,"
"I'll wake up my body, and make up for lost time!"
They sang together in perfect harmony as they rose to their knees to be closer to each other.
"Say there's no future, for us as a pair…" Fiyero sang sorrowfully, dreading the thought of losing her.
"And though, I may know I don't care!" they sang together.
"Just for this moment, as long as you're mine
Come be how you want to, and see how bright we shine!
Borrow the moonlight, until it is through
And know I'll be here, holding you,
As long as you're mine!"
Fiyero studied her face again and noticed that she had a slightly confused look on her face.
"What is it?" he asked, concerned.
"Nothing…it's just for the first time…I feel…wicked!" she said with a grin. Fiyero grinned back and pulled her back into another kiss.
He was public enemy number two, he had no where to live, and all of Oz wanted him dead, but with Elphaba in his arms, he truly couldn't have been happier.
The End! If you hated, tell me so I can improve! And don't forget to ask for a 3rd part!