DISCLAIMER: Wicked is not my creation or property.
AN. I usually try and make things as realistic as possible, but please pretend Frex, Ibrahim and Kasmira could all arrive at Shiz at the same time after finding out about the elopement!
This chapter also mostly came about because of the Elphaba/Kasmira moment in this chapter. LOL.
I was going to post this this morning, but the timing didn't work out. So here we are, the genuine last chapter!
Elphaba really thought Madame Morrible was going to have a stroke when they returned to Shiz on Sunday afternoon, and announced that she and Fiyero were married.
The Headshizstress just sat there gaping at the couple as they stood in her office, hand in hand.
"Well..." she managed to say finally, still flustered. "I suppose congratulotions are in order."
"Thank you, Madame," Elphaba said politely, although they all knew that she hadn't actually congratuloted them.
Morrible was still in shock, and she looked at Elphaba as though she had bitterly disappointed her.
"I don't know quite what to say, Miss Elphaba. I've been telling the Wizard about your maturity and your dedication... I don't know what to make of this news of an elopement! And who knows what the Wizard will say."
Fiyero quickly intervened here, before Elphaba could say anything. "I'm sure the Wizard will still want to meet Elphaba. She's still brilliant and studying Sorcery. She's just married. And the princess of the Vinkus now," he pointed out.
As he watched Morrible think that over, he missed Elphaba's eyes widening.
"That is true," the Headshiztress finally agreed. "Very well, I shall inform the staff of this news. Miss Elphaba, are you taking Mr Tiggular's name?"
"Yes," Elphaba replied immediately and Fiyero grinned broadly. They hadn't discussed it, in the few brief moments they'd had alone before and after the wedding, but the news thrillified him.
Morrible nodded. "I shall change the school records then. Good afternoon to you both."
Fiyero hastily said their goodbyes and left the office. It was only when they were outside that he noticed the strange expression on Elphaba's face.
"Fae, what is it?" he asked concernedly.
Elphaba had trouble finding the words. "I didn't even think... about the whole princess thing. Oh, Oz," she sighed.
Fiyero laughed. "I kind of like the idea," he replied and Elphaba rolled her eyes at him.
"A green princess, Fiyero? I was so busy worrying about my father and your parents... what is everyone going to say?"
Fiyero kissed her softly. "That it's about damn time I settled down, and I'm the luckiest man in Oz to have someone like you."
Elphaba doubted that, but she let it go. The look in Fiyero's eyes made her feel too happy to debate that right now.
The afternoon was spent moving Elphaba's things into Fiyero's room. Galinda cried as Elphaba did a final check around the room to make sure she hadn't forgotten anything, and although she laughed gently at her best friend and reminded her she was only moving a few buildings away, she hugged the blonde extra tightly before leaving the room.
As Fiyero sat on his bed watching Elphaba unpack and arrange her things (he'd tried to help, but Elphaba said he was more of a hindrance than a help), a thought occurred to him- something else they hadn't discussed.
And he wasn't quite sure how to bring it up. He wanted to make sure Elphaba knew that although they were married, and now sharing a room- and a bed, nothing had changed. He wasn't expecting anything from her, and he wasn't going to push her. It was completely her decision.
"You look confusified."
Elphaba's voice startled him and he looked up at her and smiled. "I was just thinking."
"Oh, that explains it then," she teased lightly and Fiyero chuckled.
She came over and sat beside him. "Do I want to know what you were thinking about?"
Fiyero leaned over and kissed her. "Just that I love you," he replied and she smiled.
Hearing those words never failed to make her smile.
"I love you too," she said and he kissed her again.
Finally, Fiyero decided just to bite the bullet and say it.
She met his gaze inquisitively, and he took a deep breath.
"I just... I want you to know that... I'm not going to rush you for... anything."
Elphaba lowered her eyes slightly with a faint blush as she realised what he was saying, but said nothing. She'd been thinking about it a little, ever since she'd agreed to elope and giving the matter careful consideration.
And she'd made her decision.
She took a deep breath and met Fiyero's gaze again. "It's our wedding night," she said simply and Fiyero couldn't help but grin as he realised that.
"I guess it is," he agreed.
Elphaba smiled and kissed him. "So," she murmured, pulling away slightly. "I was kind of thinking it would be nice to make love to my husband on our wedding night."
It was the first time she'd ever referred to him as her husband, and Fiyero was surprised and thrilled by the joy that shot through him at being referred to as such.
"I can definitely agree with that," he murmured and pulled her to him.
Of course, it was all anyone could talk about for days.
Most people seemed to think that either of them (or both of them) had been drunk at the time and would hastily annul the marriage; but Elphaba had heard one rumour that she had either kidnapped or bewitched Fiyero and forced him to marry her. She laughed at them, but Fiyero hated it.
It had been two weeks so far, and Fiyero was sticking by his promise of making it up to Elphaba. He'd been nothing but the model husband since she'd agreed to elope, although Elphaba was sure that wouldn't last.
But Elphaba was sticking by her condition that they work everything out that had caused them to break up, and everything that had happened in the month they were apart. She'd reluctantly confessed what led to her cutting her hair, and the pained look on Fiyero's face was worse than Elphaba had ever imagined.
And it wasn't 100% fixed yet, there were still little things they were working out between them. But Fiyero was determined to make things right. He knew what he wanted and he wasn't running anymore. Not this time.
Once Elphaba and Fiyero had written to their respective families, telling them of the news, it didn't take long before Frex, Kasmira and Ibrahim arrived at Shiz. By coincidence, it was all on the same day, and at the same time.
Boq and Galinda found them, and managed to convince them to wait at the Wilted Rose, and they would fetch the newlyweds.
Elphaba and Fiyero were just leaving class together, when Galinda ran up to them panting.
"Elphie! Oh thank Oz, I found you! Your parents are here."
Elphaba looked at Fiyero in alarm. "All of them? Both of us?" she demanded.
Galinda nodded. "They're waiting for you at the Wilted Rose. Boq's finding Nessa," she explained.
Elphaba began walking away, but not towards the café, but towards her and Fiyero's room.
"Are you just leaving me?" Fiyero spluttered indignantly, not really wanting to deal with both his parents and Elphaba's father alone.
She laughed, but didn't stop walking. "No. I'm going to get our marriage certificate. They'll want to see it."
"No they won't," Fiyero tried to argue.
"My father will," she called back. "He'll try everything he can think of to get me out of this."
Knowing what she had told him about her father, Fiyero didn't doubt that and blanched at the idea.
"Run!" Fiyero called out and she did so.
Fiyero turned back to Galinda apprehensively. "How mad are they?" he asked.
"You can't be worried about them being mad when it was your idea," Galinda replied, avoiding the question.
"That mad, huh?" Fiyero groaned.
When Elphaba returned with the marriage certificate safely in her bag, the two headed to the Wilted Rose, Galinda promising to follow when she had found Boq and Nessa.
Fiyero was surprised to see Kastle sitting with their parents when they arrived.
"What are you doing here?"
"And miss all this?" Kastle said with a grin. "Hi, Elphaba."
"Hi, Kastle. How's Noak?"
"Taking the news of your marriage rather well actually," she laughed and Elphaba chuckled.
"Hello, Father," she greeted Frex uncertainly.
"Elphaba," he nodded. "Where's your sister?"
"Coming," she assured him, sitting down.
"Hello, Elphaba," Kasmira said warmly.
"Hi," she replied, a little awkwardly, unsure how they were feeling about this.
Fiyero greeted his parents and sat next to Elphaba, holding her hand tightly under the table.
"So… you got my letter?" he asked Ibrahim unnecessarily.
The King rolled his eyes. "Yes, Fiyero."
Frex decided there had been enough pleasantries and wanted to get down to business. "How did you two even meet?" he asked.
"He ran me over," Elphaba chirped immediately.
Fiyero went to protest, but then gave up. There was no point arguing.
"So naturally you start dating and decide to elope," Kastle chimed in and Elphaba smiled.
They had to admit, it was a little strange.
"Where was this done? Is this even legal?" Frex demanded of Elphaba.
Fiyero was surprised. "You didn't tell him where?" he asked Elphaba, turning to her.
"I didn't think he'd be interested in the details," she hissed and then turned to Frex.
"In the Emerald City, at the courthouse. And yes, it's legal."
She pulled the marriage certificate out of her bag and handed it to him for his approval. But even she was stunned when Frex turned and beckoned to someone at a nearby table, and Elphaba recognised a barrister from Munchkinland.
"You bought a barrister?" she asked indignantly.
Frex looked at her coldly, as he handed the barrister the marriage certificate . "Yes. This is the stupidest thing you've ever done, Elphaba and it's a mistake. If we can clear it up, I will and take you home."
Elphaba was furious, but the barrister anxiously cleared his throat. "Uh, Governor, I'm afraid the certificate, and thus the marriage, is legal. There could be grounds for an annulment, but it depends on if…"
He trailed off uncomfortably. Ibrahim knew what he meant however and coughed.
"Yero, has the marriage been… er…"
"Consummated," Kastle finished helpfully, and Ibrahim nodded awkwardly.
Fiyero supressed a grin at his father's obvious discomfort. "Yes," he replied, nodding, a faint hint of pride and smugness in his answer.
He opened his mouth to say something else, but Elphaba stopped him, blushing furiously.
"Don't. Whatever you were about to say, don't," she said sternly.
Fiyero looked at her innocently. "I wasn't going to!"
Elphaba looked at him pointedly, and Fiyero fell silent. Kastle laughed and jumped up to come around Elphaba's side of the table and hugged her.
"I love you, Elphaba," she said. "Mom, can we keep her?"
She looked at Kasmira pleadingly. Elphaba laughed, but Fiyero scowled at his sister, pushing her away from Elphaba.
"Kastle, she's not a pet. She's my wife."
Ibrahim and Kasmira exchanged a look, wondering whether they should object to the marriage. They had no objection to Elphaba, they just thought it was rather sudden.
Frex however, had objections to everything.
"So, you're saying we can't annul the marriage?" he asked the barrister who shook his head.
"No, sir. It has been consummated and both parties are of legal age, in every province… the only other option is divorce, which would require the willing signatures of both parties."
It was obvious from both Elphaba and Fiyero's body language that was one thing they would not be getting. Frex made one last attempt.
"Did you even think about your sister?" he said to her. "You have responsibilities to her, Elphaba. It was the only reason I sent you to Shiz in the first place!"
"Father, Nessa was there," Elphaba replied. "She told me to do as soon as Fiyero asked me."
"Of course it was Fiyero's idea," Ibrahim muttered and Kasmira elbowed him.
Frex looked stunned. "Nessa was there? She approved of this plan?"
They all turned to see Nessa, Boq and Galinda approaching the table.
"Why would you do such a thing?" Frex asked his daughter in amazement. It was so unlike her.
"Because they love each other and they're happy together," Nessa said simply.
"And it's so romantic," Galinda gushed and then blushed as everyone looked at her. "Sorry. But it is!"
"But why so soon?" Kasmira asked.
Elphaba and Fiyero exchanged a look. "We have our reasons," Fiyero said vaguely.
"Are you pregnant?" Ibrahim asked.
"No," Elphaba replied immediately, slightly horrified at the idea although she'd known it would come up, and they seemed to relax.
Finally Kasmira sighed. "Well, this exactly the way I'd hoped for this to happen, but I don't think we can really object, so… welcome to the family, Elphaba."
Elphaba smiled at the Queen as she rose to embrace her.
"I finally have a sister!" Kastle said happily. "Although I wish I could have been there."
"We have photos!" Galinda assured her, pulling them out of her bag.
"We do?" Fiyero asked, surprised.
Galinda shrugged innocently. "That's why I wasn't in history this morning. I was getting them developed."
Elphaba rolled her eyes. "I'm so glad to know you have your priorities sorted, Glin."
As Galinda, Nessa, Kastle and Kasmira poured over the photos, commenting on each one; Fiyero pulled Elphaba close.
"My father hates you," Elphaba told him quietly, watching her father glower. "But don't take it personally, he hates me too."
Fiyero rolled his eyes. "Good thing my family loves you then, huh?"
Elphaba smiled softly, looking up at him. "As long as you love me, I'm okay."
Fiyero kissed the top of her head. "Count on it."