My friends all insisted I post her reaction, and I was perfectly content to leave it as a oneshot, but I guess this outta satisfy you all.

As confetti floated through the air and Ozians cheered and celebrated the coming of the new year, Fiyero pulled away from Elphaba, whose eyes opened, only to widen farther than he had thought humanly possible. She looked at him for a long time, and Fiyero felt the strangest mix of serenity and panic as he waited for a real reaction.

"Fiyero . . . did you just kiss me?" she whispered finally. He barely heard her over the hubub, so he pulled her gently to the edge of the crowd. She put her hands on her hips, a gesture that might have been intimidating if not for her expression.

"Yes, Elphaba, I did," Fiyero answered softly. She still looked utterly confused.

"But . . . why? Why would you do that?"

"Did you not like it?" Fiyero asked, his face drooping. Elphaba's eyes got even wider, which was starting to scare him.

"No! I never said that, it's just . . . why would you kiss me?"

"Why does any boy kiss a girl?" he chuckled nervously, "Because I lo-" he thought the word might scare her away, so he understated it. "-like you. I have for some time now."

"You're joking."

"I'm not."

"You have to be." She buried her face in her hands. "Not that girl, I'm not that girl." She looked up. "I-I..."

"Do you feel the same way?"

"I- yes," she sighed, closing her eyes tightly. Fiyero let out a breath he hadn't realized he'd been holding.

"In that case . . ." he tilted her face upwards as his lips descended to meet hers for a second time. But she backed away, her face frightened.

"No, Fiyero, don't you get it? If people saw, you would-"


"What in Oz-"

"It's my phone, Fiyero." She sighed and answered. "Hello?" A high-pitched babble. "WHAT?" Even faster, and louder. "Oh, Oz no . . ." More chatter. "Yeah, he's right here. Okay." She turned to him, and held out her phone. "It's for you." Fiyero took the phone cautiously.

"OHMIOZ FI-FI YOU KISSED ELPHIE?" came a hyper shriek, hurting his ears.


"Yes, silly."

"How do you know-"

"My gosh, Fiyero, all of Oz knows! The news people broadcasted that kiss on the New Years Special!"

"WHAT?" Elphaba chuckled from her hiding spot against a nearby wall, obviously amused his reaction had been identical to hers.

"Yup! Avaric and Boq are practically tackling me to get the phone."

"Oh Oz . . . how did she take it?"

"You must have heard her," Galinda pointed out, and he sighed. "So? Are you going out now?"

"I don't know, Galinda. She's being difficult."

"Give her the phone."

"Oh, no. You're not-"

"FIYERO! Congrats, man!" came Avaric's voice from the background.

"What a smacker!" came Boq's. Galinda sighed loudly. Elphaba apparently heard, for she groaned and buried her face in her hands. She looked up again, seeming miserable.

"Do it, or I'm giving them the phone-"

"Fine!" he tossed Elphaba her phone, and she caught it nimbly.

"What is it, Glin?" Loud chattering, Fiyero winced at what the blonde might be saying to poor Elphaba. "But, people will-" More chatter. "I don't care!" More chatter. "Yes," she spoke more softly, "Yes, I do." More noise. "Alright. Fine." She hung up, and looked back up at Fiyero.

"I have to go out with you or get kicked out of my room." Fiyero's eyes widened with horror.

"Oh, no, Elphaba, you don't have to- I-I'll talk to her-"

"Fiyero!" He shut his mouth. "Stop talking." She took a deep breath. "I said yes."

"Look, if you don't want to-"

An eye roll. "Sh!" She blushed. "I . . . I do."

"You do?"

"Can't you hear? I said I do."

"You sure?"

She rolled her eyes at him, leaning on her right leg, nodding. A small smile graced her face, and Fiyero, in his delight and extreme relief, leaned forward and kissed her on the cheek, smugly noting how hot her cheek turned upon contact. She looked up at him, her eyes sparkling.

"Now all of Shiz knows," she murmured, "Are you alright with that?" Fiyero shrugged.

"If you are," he replied. She shook her head.

"I still can't believe that you . . . and I . . ."

He silenced her with another kiss.