The castle was always full of people, more now that they were celebrating Jack’s b-day party, and Elphaba find herself hiding on the library. She never liked parties, and she wanted to celebrate it with Jack in private but Nancy had other plans. That woman was like a force of nature, and no one should be able to pout like that. Nancy remembers her Glinda sometimes.
Jack seemed really happy with the party, and Elphaba knew that he was going to enjoy it, that’s why she didn’t complained much when Nancy made the proposal. Not even when the queen insisted that she should try to use another other kind of dress. The new one was still black, but it didn’t covered his neck, and she was wearing the necklace that jack gave her for birthday. The necklace that Corinthian gave him was around her wrist, at least the dress covered her arms.