Any other day and the blond would have reminded Elphie that it was Galinda. With a 'Ga'. But this was far from any other day. Today there was serious pain involved. Any normal person would let go, but Galinda wasn't normal. Especially where Elphie was concerned. Oh sure, when they first met she had been a down right bitch to the green skinned woman. Scorning her, making jokes. But then the Ozdust... she had grown and somehow, Elphie had become the most important person to her and where she was concerned....
Screaming as Elphie grabbed her shoulders, Galinda shook her head stubbornly even as she cried. She was thankful that Thor hadn't come in yet. Because somehow she felt that his presence would ruin any good she was doing. Not that she felt all that good at the moment. But he would offer a distraction and Elphie could run. And then who knew what would happen. Galinda had to keep holding on. She just had to.
"No! I'm not letting you go! I was stupid to let you go in the first place, I'm not leaving you again!"
Even if Elphie and Fiyero left her alone... even if that was in her future, Galinda wouldn't let Elphie go. She wouldn't leave her. She couldn't.