Okay, in this story Galinda and Elphaba are probably around thirteen or so. Read&Review! :)


Galinda Upland ran down the steps of her family's mansion. Dashing through the front gate, she pulled her hat over her hair as she ran down the street to Governor Frexpar Thropp's estate. She ran up the stairs and knocked on the door. The maidservant; Lottie, opened the door.

"Ah, Miss Upland! How nice to see you. Miss Elphaba is upstairs in her room. But take the servant's stairs, we mustn't let Sir Frexpar see you."

Galinda thanked her, and hurriedly ran into the kitchen and opened the door to the servant's stairs. Climbing the dark, steep, rickety steps, she smiled to herself. Every time I come over, Lottie reminds me to take the servant's stairs. Elphaba's room, which was actually located in the Servant's Quarters, was only accessible by the servant's stairway.

Climbing the last step, she turned to her left, and knocked on the door to Elphaba's room. There was a green "E" painted on the door, which reminded Galinda, unfortunately, of the Scarlet Letter.

"Elphie? I came as soon as you called. Are you okay?" Galinda knocked on the door.

Galinda heard a muffled reply coming from the other side of the door. She tried again.

"Can I come in?"

"Yes." Mumbled Elphaba from the other side. Galinda pushed open the door, and walked into her emerald friend's small room. Elphaba was curled up in a ball, sitting on her bed and clutching her pillow. The green girl smiled as she saw her friend enter her room.

"Hey Glin."

"Hey," Galinda greeted, sitting down on the edge of Elphaba's bed. "You okay? I came as soon as you called."

"Thanks." Elphaba replied, hugging her pillow tighter around her stomach. "Darn cramps. Geeze, I didn't think it would hurt this much!"

Galinda smiled. "Neither did I. They let up around the third day, though."

"Really?"

"They did for me."

Elphaba smiled.

"I found out this morning. Lottie told my father that I was sick today, so he wouldn't have to find out. Thank Lurline he believed her."

Galinda patted her friend on the shoulder.

"Well, it's not like he would want to. You can't exactly talk to your father about this."

Elphaba looked down at her feet. "I wish my mother was here." She sniffled, wiping tears from her eyes. Galinda leaned over and embraced her friend.

"I know. But Lottie and I are the best you've got." She smiled, pulling her knees up onto the bed. "Hey," She said, pulling away. "Do you wanna hear something that my mother told me when I got mine?"

Elphaba wiped her eyes. "Sure."

Galinda stood up stock-straight, imitating her prestigious mother. Stretching her arms out behind her, she exclaimed, "Welcome to the sisterhood!"

Elphaba laughed. "That is SO cheesy! But it sure is funny!"

"I know, right?" Galinda giggled, and sat back down on the bed, bouncing up and down.

Elphaba winced. "OW! Cramps! Glin, knock off the bouncing please!"

Galinda stopped bouncing. "Sorry, Elphie! So Sorry!"

Elphaba rolled over, laying on her stomach. "It's cool. I was the one who made you come down here. On a Sunday."

"Hey, I don't mind. We're best friends, that's what we do for each other." Galinda squealed, and Elphaba cringed and covered her ears.

"You know what we need? ICE CREAM!"

"Huh? Sorry? I think you ruptured my ear drums!" Elphaba joked.

"Hey! Anyway, do you wanna go get some?"

"Sure," Elphaba grinned. "That would be great. Would you mind going and getting it, though? I don't really feel like getting out of bed." She pulled her blanket around her knees, still grasping her pillow.

"No problem, Elphie!" Galinda said, getting up from the bed. "I'll go down to the kitchen and get some. You still like strawberry, right?"

"As always!"

As Galinda skipped out the door. A few minutes later, she ran back into Elphaba's room, carrying two bowls of ice cream. Laughing, she peeked through the doorway.

"Welcome to the sisterhood!" She squealed, handing the pink bowl of ice cream to the green girl.

Elphaba laughed. "Thank you. I could do without the cramps, but the Ice cream is a plus!"

Galinda nodded. "Well, like I always say; every cloud has a silver lining!"

Elphaba smiled. "I hope you're right."

Galinda looked at her friend. "I know I'm right."