Not dreaming, that was good. That meant she wouldn't suddenly wake up and find herself still in the grasp of the Gale Force and Madame Morrible. It hadn't taken her long to deduce the version of herself in that world had been a very bad girl. And from what she'd gathered upon meeting her mother and sister in that world, it was an intentional kind of bad. No doubt her other self was very very upset right now. But she didn't care. She was just happy it wasn't her being tortured. She'd had enough of that to last for a lifetime.
Elphie knew the instant Galinda saw her, the blonde would fret over her. But for once the fretting would not be met with resistance. This may be the only time where Elphie would not fight a pink makeover. She'd just be happy to be with her friends again. And then there was Fiyero. While she spent more time being upset at him lately, she'd probably hug him the next time she saw him simply because she could. The witch could have easily died in that other world and none of them would have known what had happened to her. Elphie really didn't know what to expect, but she was very glad for this chance at life. It seemed that she kept getting these second chances, and this time she would take full advantage of it for better or worse, she wouldn't live with regrets and would've-could've-should've's.
When Elena paused to hug her, Elphie returned the hug as best as she could. Hugging felt absolutely wonderful. She liked hugs. Especially right now.
"Okay. Damon's place is getting a lot of use now. Is Galinda still there?" Now her mind was starting to jump topics quicker than she could really focus on any of them. But that was okay, she wasn't supposed to have a lot of focus right now after what she'd been through. She lumbered along with Elena, hoping the poor girl wouldn't fall over. After all, Elphie was on the tall side of life. Ironic for being half-Munchkin, but genetics are funny. But they managed to make it without any trouble.
It was almost the instant Elphie sat down on Elena's bed that Cheese Puff leapt up and made herself home on it. Elphie smiled at the cat, gently petting her. "Hey Cheese Puff, did you miss me?" She was fairly certain her monkeys and kitty were driving Fiyero up the wall by now. But they would have to wait a little longer before seeing her. When Elena returned, Elphie took a deep breath and nodded. First off came the coat. That was the easiest to remove. Now the hard part. Elphie reached behind her, grimacing a bit at the pain, and managed to grab hold of the zipper. Slowly, she got to her feet and shed her dress, now leaving her red and green exposed.
The sight was horrifying. Open wounds, some with evidence of healing then being brutally re-opened. There were burns, and something that looked more like a brand than a wound or burn was on her hip. Elphie didn't dare look down at herself, she just kept her gaze on Elena. Though to Elena, she probably resembled someone from some slasher movie that refused to die. Or else she looked like she'd just escaped a medieval dungeon.
"I saw my mother in that other place. She looked exactly how I remember her. Except she hated me in that world." Elphie was still crying, now moreso for talking about her mother. She knew Elena would know how much of an impact that would have on her. And right now, Elphie didn't have a filter between her brain and her mouth for talking about what had happened in that other Oz. "I saw Nessa, too. They were the reason I ended up like this." The one thing she wouldn't touch on was how the other her was actually wicked and had done several terrible things. Elena would probably be the only one to know about the fact she saw her mother and sister. Unless she decided to tell Galinda, but that wasn't a conversation she wanted to put on the blonde right then. It was too heavy, too emotional. Elphie just wanted to focus on the joy of being alive, not what almost killed her.
Unable to keep her feet anymore, Elphie sunk back onto the bed, whimpering in pain. Oh it hurt. Every movement she made hurt. Sniffing, she looked up at Elena, her dark eyes full of intense pain and tears. "I missed you."