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Author's Note: Okay, so the other day I thought, "Wow, what would it be like if Umbridge from Harry Potter came to teach at Shiz?" I've never done a crossover before, so I would really appreciate some feedback - constructive criticism, of course. I hope you like it! Thanks!
It was the beginning of a new school year at Shiz.
The autumn air was cool and crisp, and as students stepped off the train and walked toward the courtyard, they greeted each other with hugs and handshakes. Everyone who passed by Galinda said hello to her, blew her a kiss, or waved; and then there was the occasional admirer such as Boq, who threw himself at the luggage carts she was sitting on.
Quickly Galinda spotted Fiyero, who was being driven in a wooden cart, and called to him, "Fiyero, dearest! Over here!"
The Prince's driver stopped at the foot of Galinda's luggage mountain, where Fiyero hopped out, taking his own suitcase in his hand. With his free hand, he escorted Galinda off her cart, and they kissed hello.
"Oh, dearest!" squealed Galinda, "How are you? I've missed you! You know, you hardly replied to my letters, I was beginning to get worried and almost convinced my parents to let me visit you in the Vinkus -"
Fiyero smiled and cut her off. "Relax, Galinda, I'm fine. I was...busy over the break. You know, learning about prince business and stuff."
Galinda smiled and giggled. "Well, I'm glad Fifi." It was then that Galinda noticed a figure emerging from the train door. She saw green hands wheeling a chair off the train.
"Elphie!" Galinda called, waving to her friend. Elphaba pushed Nessa in the chair toward the courtyard, holding a single suitcase under her arm. The blonde wrapped her roommate in a hug. "Galinda - I - can't - breathe," Elphaba managed to say, and Galinda let go.
"Oooh, Elphie, I'm so glad to see you!" squealed Galinda with delight. Then, at the sound of her name, she turned on her heel to see Pfannee and ShenShen motioning for her to go to them. With a sheepish smile, she excused herself and bounded over to the other girls.
"Uh, hi," Fiyero said to Elphaba, who smiled at him. She remembered the silly things they argued about the year before, and also some of the special, more friendly and intimate moments they had had. These thoughts were broken up, however, when Nessa spoke up.
"Elphaba? Shouldn't we be heading inside?"
Snapping back into reality, Elphaba nodded, and started through the courtyard towards the door. "Let me take that for you," Fiyero offered, indicating the suitcase tucked underneath Elphaba's arm, but she shook her head. But he didn't accept her refusal, and carried it inside for her, giving her the ability to wheel Nessa comfortably.
The students situated themselves inside, unpacking their belongings in their room, but were to report to the auditorium for a welcome back assembly. Galinda and Elphaba headed down to the assembly together and sat at one of the long tables as the students waited for Madame Morrible to begin speaking.
"So how was your summer, Elphie?" Galinda asked carefully. She knew little of Elphaba's home life, but from what her roommate had told her last year of her father and her home in Munchkinland, Galinda knew that things were not easy for her.
Elphaba shrugged. "It was okay. Boring, as usual."
Before Galinda could ask another question, the student body fell quiet as Madame Morrible approached the podium to speak. In a loud, clear voice, she said, "Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome back to Shiz University for another exciting year. I trust you all had an enjoyable summer break. Now, before we proceed any further, I would like to introduce to you your new Sorcery teacher, Professor Dolores Umbridge. I'm sure you'll all join me in wishing the professor good luck."
Not sure of what else to do, the students began to applaud as a brown-haired woman clad in pink stood up. She strode towards the podium with a smile.
"Thank you, Madame, for those kind words of welcome." Turning to the audience, she said, "And how lovely it is to see all your bright, happy faces smiling up at me. I'm sure we're all going to be very good friends. I have always considered the education of young people to be of vital importance. Although each headmaster or headmistress has brought something new to this historic school, progress for the sake of progress must be discouraged. Let us preserve what must be preserved, perfect what can be perfected, and prune practices that ought to be prohibited." She giggled and bowed her head, turned to Madame Morrible and nodded, and returned to her seat once again.
Elphaba's brows furrowed. Where had this woman come from, anyway? Instinct told her something was strange about Professor Umbridge, but she supposed Madame Morrible would give them a back-story later.
Galinda, sensing that something was the matter with her friend, whispered, "What is it, Elphie?"
The green girl bit her lip. After a moment, she whispered back, "I don't like her."
What do you think so far? How did Umbridge get to Oz, you ask? Well, I'm thinking that after she was taken away by centaurs and banned from Hogwarts, she goes to Oz. How exactly she gets there...It's irrelevant! Anyway, make sure you hit the review button below...Thank you!