Despite not ever really paying attention to decoration and the like, Elphaba had noticed the things Bonnie had been doing around the house lately. It was hard to miss the fresh flowers. And for some reason, the scent of fresh flowers always reminded Elphaba of her mother. She didn't quite know why they did, but she didn't mind it. She had also noticed that Galinda and Bonnie had been nicer to each other recently, which was both a little strange and a relief. She didn't like when her two friends fought over her. Sure, Elphaba had never before had more than one friend, but that didn't mean she was incapable of it.
"It is strange what things exist here that don't back home." Elphaba did miss the Emerald City. Until she'd come here, that had been the only place where she felt like she belonged. When Bonnie said Virgina, Elphaba thought a moment, recalling a map of the United States and where the state was located. "I'm sorry your home town doesn't exist here. But you aren't alone, mine's not here either. Though I wouldn't expect it to be." However, Elphaba did dislike the whole being in Kansas where that wretched little farm girl had been from.
Elphaba had never once complained about her life, only carried the burden of guilt that wasn't necessarily hers to carry. But it wasn't easy to be Elphaba, and she took everything quietly and held everything inside. Talking about herself wasn't easy for her, especially when it came to feelings that she held. At hearing Bonnie's words, she looked over her shoulder at her friend, a little smile tugging at her lips. "Thank you, though you really don't have to fix anything for me. Having friends is enough." And then she realized Bonnie's eyes were uncovered and she couldn't help but freak out a little. In reflex, she grabbed a towel and wrapped it around herself. If she had been degreened right then, it would be obvious that she was blushing. But since she was green, she just looked a bit sheepish.