Disclaimer – I own nothing of Les Miserables, Wicked or the songs I'm Not That Girl or On My Own. They belong to their respected owners. I do own the plot and my original characters. 'Nuff said.
Italics are song lyrics and thoughts.
A/N: This idea has been in my head for a long time. I am currently having some writer's block with Broken Promises. It will be updated.
A/N 2: In I'm Not That Girl, Eponine, Cosette and Marius are played by Samantha Barks, Katie Hall & Eddie Redmayne. In On My Own, Elphaba, Glinda and Fiyero are played by Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenowenth & Norbert Leo Butz.
Summary: AU: My two favorite songs from my two favorite musicals are switched. Eponine sings 'I'm Not That Girl' while Elphaba sings 'On My Own'. In this story, INTG takes place after A Heart Full of Love and OMO takes place after Dancing Through Life. Story is better than the summary, trust me. Rated T because I'm paranoid. TWO SHOT.
(chapter title – I'm Not That Girl)
Eponine sighed as she watched Marius and Cosette kiss. She knew that Marius would never love her. The two of them had been childhood friends and played together whenever he visited the inn. That was before Cosette came along and ruined everything.
She blinked the tears out of her eyes as she walked down an alley. Thunder rolled in the distance, but she didn't care. Thunder used to scare her as a child, but now, she felt it was calming.
"Hands touch, eyes meet
Sudden silence, sudden heat
Heart's leap in a giddy whirl
He could be that boy
But I'm not that girl." Eponine sang quietly. A soft rain was beginning to fall. It felt like her tears coming down from heaven.
She thought about her and Marius' time together and wished that he never met Cosette. What did he see in her anyway? To Eponine, she was dull and didn't show much personality, even when they were children.
Without Cosette, Eponine and Marius could be together. Marius had said that he loved Eponine as a friend, nothing more, nothing less.
"Don't dream too far
Don't lose sight of who you are
Don't remember that rush of joy
He could be that boy
But I'm not that girl." Eponine continued singing, walking in the rain. It fell a little harder and at that point, Eponine didn't care if she got sick or not.
Just then, she saw Marius and Cosette walk along a bridge, holding hands and singing. Eponine felt her heart melt in her chest, knowing that the two of them could never be together.
"Every so often we long to steal
To the land of 'What Might Have Been'
But that doesn't soften the ache we feel
When reality sets back in." Eponine continued singing. She looked at her surroundings and found herself at the inn her parents operated. She quietly snuck into her room and flopped stomach first onto her bed.
"'PONINE! COME NOW!" Her father called. Eponine quickly got off her bed and followed her father out the door without a word. She knew that they, along with her father's gang, were going on a job.
Eponine's heart thudded loudly in her chest as they approached the house they were to rob. It was the house where Cosette and her father lived. She saw Cosette look out a second story window at the thieves and Eponine. She had to admit to herself that the blonde was extremely pretty, compared to her sorry self.
Blithe smile, lithe limb
She who's winsome, she wins him
Gold hair with a gentle curl
That's the girl he chose
And heaven knows
I'm not that girl
Eponine chased her father and his gang away from the house. Even though she and Cosette weren't friends, she would not allow her father to hurt the blonde and her father.
"'Ponine, you saved my beloved!" Marius told Eponine, kissing her cheek. Eponine blushed and turned away so that Marius couldn't see her.
"You know I would do anything for you, Marius." Eponine told him. He smiled and put an arm around Cosette's waist. She wished it was her instead of Cosette, but she would have to let that wish go. Marius was in love and it wasn't with her. Eponine would have to learn to accept that.
Don't wish, don't start
Wishing only wounds the heart
I wasn't born for the rose and pearl
There's a girl I know
He loves her so
I'm not that girl