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19 October 2010 @ 10:48 pm
Over The Moon (1/?) -- Wicked RPF  
Fandom: Wicked RPF
Rating: PG
Warnings: One-sided femmeslash
Pairings: Past (and currently one-sided) Megan/Eden, past Megan/Steve, implied Eden/Joe
Disclaimer: Many of the characters in this story are real people. Thus, I do not own them. I only own Elisa.
Summary: Shoshana visits the set of Wicked: The Movie and discovers what it means to "jump over the moon".

A/N: This story is my first foray into the world of RPF. I have fallen in love with the women of Wicked. To be more specific, I have fallen in love with Espinilty (Megan/Eden). There is a lot of back-story behind this fic; I have developed an entire canon timeline for this pairing that sticks to reality as much as possible (until around 2010). I intend to write more fics in this 'verse.

All you need to know in order to understand this story is this: In 2007, Megan and Eden had a brief romantic relationship while in L.A. Eden broke it off just before leaving Wicked L.A. in December. Megan dated Steve; Eden dated Joe. At the very end of 2009, Eden got engaged to Joe, and Megan agreed to have a baby with Steve. In July of 2010, Steve broke it off with Megan, claiming that she was still in love with Eden. Megan's daughter was born in September, and Eden was married in December. Megan never told Eden that she still loved her. Only a few people, like Stephanie and Shoshana, know the truth. This fic happens two years later, when Megan and Eden are cast as Glinda and Elphaba in Wicked: The Movie.

I need to mention that the character of Elisa (including her nickname, what she calls Eden, and her very existence) was inspired by a story by freya86, which you can read here. Freya doesn't know it, but she is partly to blame for my extreme love of this pairing. Thank you!




October 10, 2012

It was very early when Shoshana arrived on set, but it was already bustling. Everywhere people hurried back and forth, rushing to get ready for the day. She managed to stop an extra, who pointed her in the direction of Megan’s trailer. Shoshana was only able to say a quick “thank you” before the extra disappeared in the opposite direction. She watched the extra walk away, then shrugged and began to head toward where he had said Megan’s trailer was.

It wasn’t long before she found it. Shoshana smiled as she read the sign on the door of the trailer: “Megan Hilty.” The sign was pink; Shoshana found something amusing about that. It made sense, of course, since Megan was the local pink-loving Good Witch. Shoshana wondered whether the sign on Eden’s door was green.

Before knocking, Shoshana dug through the bag that hung at her side and pulled out her video camera. She turned it on and turned it on herself before hitting the record button. “Hey everyone!” she said to the camera, trying to sound as cheerful as possible. “I’m Shoshana Bean, former green girl of Broadway, and I’m here on the set of Wicked: The Movie to give you all an inside look on what goes on behind-the-scenes. Throughout the day, I’ll be talking to members of the cast and crew to find out what goes on here every day. And, if I’m lucky, I may even get to appear as an extra in an actual scene! It should be very exciting, so stick around and you’ll get to find out things you never knew about Wicked: The Movie.”

That sounded like a good introduction, she thought. She turned off the record button and watched her introduction back, just to make sure it was up to par. Then she turned the camera around and moved toward Megan’s door. She wasn’t sure Megan would remember she was coming, and though normally that wouldn’t stop her from surprising her with a camera, it was early enough in the morning that she wasn’t sure that would be a good idea. So instead, she knocked several times on Megan’s door and called, “Are you there, friend? It’s me!”

From inside, Shoshana heard Megan’s voice call out, “Just a sec! I’ll be right there!”

A few seconds later, the door opened and Shoshana was greeted by a familiar head of blonde hair and a pair of bright blue eyes that sparkled as they saw Shoshana – or perhaps, as they saw the camera.

“Sho!” the blonde cried, a big smile plastered on her face.

“There’s my girl,” said Shoshana, reaching to pull her into her arms for a hug. “Oh, I missed you.”

“She’s missed you too, Sho,” said Megan from the doorway. “She got all excited this morning when I showed her your picture and said you were coming today.”

“So Mommy did remember Auntie Sho was coming,” Shoshana said, looking down at the little girl in her arms. Elizabeth Hilty was still smiling at her through a layer of blonde curls that fell in her face. “You’ve gotten so big. Tell your mommy that she needs to stop feeding you much – you’re growing too fast.”

The little girl continued to grin, then reached for Megan again, suddenly acting shy. Taking the hint, Shoshana handed her back to her mother. Once she was back in Megan’s arms, Shoshana pulled the older blonde woman in for a hug. “I missed you too, you know.”

“You should come more often,” Megan said after they separated. “They could always use more extras. I mean, I know it’s a step down from Elphaba, but still, it would be so much fun having you around.”

“You mean I could be a member of the ensemble, with normal skin and everything?”

“Sure could.”

“Sounds boring.”

Megan laughed. Shoshana smiled; she missed that laugh. “You should it try it sometime,” said Megan. “Even Elisa’s doing it.”

One of Shoshana’s eyebrows rose. “Really?” she asked, looking down at the girl in Megan’s arms. “They’re putting Elisa in the movie?”

Megan nodded and began to lightly bounce Elisa up and down in her arms. “Yep. Rob thought it would be a great idea to have some kids in the opening sequence. She’ll be the littlest citizen of Oz in the movie.” She smiled proudly and placed a kiss on Elisa’s forehead. Elisa’s cheeks turned red and she squirmed in Megan’s arms until she could rest her arms and head on Megan’s shoulder. “We’re shooting that today, I think.”

Shoshana looked confused. “You think?”

Megan shrugged. “It was really late last night when we got the call sheet. I checked to see that I had to come in, but I didn’t read it really carefully. I don’t remember all the details.”

Shoshana laughed. “Why am I not surprised?”

“You know you love me,” Megan said, winking.

“Unfortunately, I do,” Shoshana admitted.

Megan gave Shoshana a playful whack and shook her head back and forth, still smiling. “Why don’t you come in?” she said, stepping aside to let Shoshana step by her. “We were just about to have breakfast.” She carried Elisa over to a small table by the opposite wall and settled her in a nearby high chair. She fastened a bib around Elisa’s neck and handed the girl a spoon.

Elisa paused for a moment, staring at the spoon. “Oatmeal?” she asked.

“Yes, honey, your oatmeal is right here.” Megan pointed to a small bowl of oatmeal that sat on the tray in front of Elisa. “Yummy, yummy oatmeal.” Elisa’s gaze shifted from oatmeal to Megan and back again. Then she took the spoon and began to attack the bowl in front of her. “You want anything, Sho?” Megan asked then, turning back to look at Shoshana.

“No thanks – I already ate.”

“Coffee?”

“Definitely.”

Megan picked up a mug and coffee pot and poured Shoshana a cup. “Here,” she said, handing Shoshana the mug. “It’s hot.”

Shoshana examined the mug Megan gave her. “A Glinda mug. Really, Meg?”

“Don’t judge me,” said Megan. “I’m Glinda in the Wicked movie – I’m allowed to have a Glinda mug.”

“It’s cute,” said Shoshana, taking a sip of the piping hot liquid full of the caffeine that would help her get through this day.

“Cute!” Elisa repeated, clapping and getting oatmeal all over her hands.

“See? Elisa likes it,” Megan said. “Don’t you, sweetie?” Elisa didn’t answer, but continued to grin. “So, Sho, are you here just for fun?” Megan sat down at the table next to her own breakfast – a bagel and a cup of coffee. “Elisa, honey, eat your oatmeal.” Elisa stopped clapping, but did not continue eating. “You can sit down, you know,” Megan added. Shoshana moved to sit on the couch near the table. “I can’t remember what you said when you said you were coming today.”

“They invited me to do some behind-the-scenes documentary-type thing,” Shoshana answered. “Just an informal thing, you know – day-in-the-life sort of thing.”

“Sounds like fun,” said Megan. She had taken the spoon from Elisa and was trying to urge her daughter to eat.

“It should be. Does a lot of interesting stuff happen around here?”

Megan shrugged. “I guess. It depends on the day.”

“Well, I hope today’s one of those days. I want to get some good stuff on camera.”

“I’m sure you’ll find something.” Megan’s attention was clearly not on Sho; she was too busy trying unsuccessfully to get Elisa to eat. “Elisa, we need to eat our breakfast even when Auntie Sho is here. Now come on, open up.”

Shoshana watched in amusement as the two-year-old stubbornly shook her head and turned her face away from the spoon when Megan moved it toward her. “Should I go?” she asked. “Would that help?”

Megan shook her head. “She’s just being stubborn lately. Eden says it’s just a phase. I say she gets it from her father. Come on, sweetie, open up for Mommy.”

Instead, Elisa turned to look at Shoshana. “Sho oatmeal?”

“No, this is Elisa’s oatmeal,” Shoshana said, pointing at Elisa. “Elisa needs to eat her oatmeal so Mommy can get ready for work.”

Elisa cocked her head and stared curiously at Shoshana. Finally, she opened her mouth and let Megan put the spoon of oatmeal inside. “Good girl,” Shoshana said, smiling and cheering on Megan’s little girl. “Eat your oatmeal for Mommy.”

Megan handed the spoon back to Elisa, who stared at it for a moment before dipping it into the oatmeal again and starting to eat it again on her own. Megan watched her daughter in amazement. “Wow. Thanks,” she said to Sho. “Usually only Eden can get her to eat when she gets like this.”

“What can I say? Eden and I are amazing.”

“You sure are,” Megan said. Her expression changed at this mention of Eden. She still smiled, but it was a sadder, more resigned sort of smile – the same smile she had worn for the past two years whenever someone brought Eden’s name into the conversation. She looked away from Sho and began to absently sip at her coffee.

Quickly, Shoshana resolved to change the subject. “Hey, do you mind if I film a short interview with you?” she asked. “I would have had the camera on when I came to greet you, but I figured you’d appreciate it if I knocked first.”

Megan looked back at her, obviously grateful for the change of topic. “I do appreciate it – thanks,” she said. “And yeah, sure, an interview would be fine.”

“I’ll be hitting you for more later today, you know.”

“I’m counting on it.” She smiled, a genuinely happy smile this time.

Satisfied, Shoshana picked up her camera again. She stood up and pointed the camera toward one of the decorated walls of the trailer. “My first stop of the day is Megan Hilty’s trailer. Megan, if you don’t know, plays Glinda the Good Witch in the movie. Right now, she’s eating breakfast and drinking coffee to get ready for the day.” Shoshana turned the camera toward Megan. “Say hello to everyone, Meg.”

“Hey everyone!” Megan said as cheerfully as she could, waving to the camera with one hand and holding her bagel in the other. “It’s Megan.”

“How’s your bagel?” Shoshana asked.

“Delicious,” Megan said. “Want a bite?”

“Maybe later. Do you want to introduce us to your breakfast companion?”

Shoshana pointed the camera toward Elisa, who stared at it with curiosity in her bright blue eyes. “Sure,” said Megan. “This is my daughter, Elizabeth...”

“But we call her Elisa,” Shoshana interrupted.

“Yes, Elisa’s her nickname,” Megan agreed. “She just turned two a few weeks ago.”

“I’ve heard that she’s the youngest cast member. Is that right?”

Megan nodded. “Yes, she’ll be in the opening scene of the movie. We’re both looking forward to it.”

“I bet you are,” said Sho. “So Megan, is it hard being a mother and a movie star?”

“I don’t think I’d call myself a star,” Megan answered. She took the spoon from Elisa again, scooped up some oatmeal, and handed the spoon back to the two-year-old, who had forgotten to eat since the introduction of the camera. “It’s always hard to find a balance between work and personal life,” Megan continued. “But everyone on set has been really supportive. I have a babysitter – Rachel – who takes care of Elisa while I’m working. I have to help with lunch and naptime, but Rachel can usually handle the rest. I’m really lucky, I guess, to be able to do what I love all day and come home to such an amazing girl.”

“She is pretty special,” Shoshana agreed.

Megan grinned and nodded proudly before leaning over to give her daughter another kiss on the forehead. “But listen to me, talking only about my baby when you’re filming a behind-the-scenes thing. You probably would rather hear stuff about the movie.”

“Plenty of time for that later. I’ll be on set all day long; I’m sure I’ll be able to get some more footage of our Good Witch.”

“Only if she lets you catch her,” Megan remarked. The grin that appeared on her face could only be described as, well, wicked.

“Is that a challenge?”

“Maybe.” Megan tried to look innocent, but Sho saw through it. She knew Megan too well to be fooled by Megan’s innocent act. “Shouldn’t you be headed off to wardrobe and make-up soon? That is, if you’re really going to be an extra.”

Shoshana glanced at her watch. “Yeah, I should probably be going.” Then she looked back up at Megan. “Shouldn’t you be getting ready, too, Your Goodness?

“All in good time, my friend,” said Megan. “I have to finish feeding Miss Elisa here first.”

“No oatmeal,” Elisa said suddenly, throwing her spoon to the ground. “Want Mamá.”

Megan leaned over to scoop up the spoon from the ground. “Sweetie, we’ll see Eden later. It’s time to eat our oatmeal.”

“No!” Elisa stubbornly cried. “No later! Want Mamá now!” A few stray tears fell down the girl’s cheeks.

Exasperated, Megan laid the spoon down on the table and moved to scoop Elisa out of the chair. She cradled the girl in her arms and began to sing softly. It took Shoshana a few moments to recognize the song as Thank Goodness. As she watched Megan rock her daughter back and forth and listened to the gentle sound of Megan’s voice, Shoshana was glad she had not turned the camera off. She would not have wanted to miss this moment.

Elisa began to calm down as the song came to a close. Megan placed a series of soft kisses on the girl’s forehead. “It’s okay, sweetie,” she said quietly once the words had faded away. “Auntie Sho is going to help look after you today. Won’t that be fun?”

Elisa nodded. “Sho,” she said. Then, quietly, she asked, “See Mamá?”

Megan nodded. “We’ll see Eden later, I promise. She’ll be here for Over the Moon.”

“Moon,” Elisa repeated.

Sho was puzzled. Megan looked up at her and saw the confusion on her face. “You’ll see,” she said.

Shoshana knew that she wasn’t going to be getting any more out of Megan right now, so she turned the camera off and backed toward the door. “I’ll see you later, friend?”

“You better,” Megan replied, winking at her.

Shoshana returned the wink. Then she carefully opened the trailer door and stepped out into the increasing amount of sunshine – it was still early, and the sun hadn’t fully decided that it wanted to come up yet. She managed to find an extra who pointed the way to wardrobe and make-up.

As she headed off through the set, Shoshana thought about Elisa’s outburst. She had heard Elisa call Eden “mamá” before, though she was not sure when that had started, or why no one had ever corrected her. But she had never seen Elisa react that way to hearing that she wouldn’t see her “mamá” until later. She wondered whether Elisa knew, on some level, about her mother’s feelings for Eden. It would certainly explain why the little girl was so attached to the woman. Like mother, like daughter, Sho thought.

But soon, she decided to stop reflecting on Megan and Elisa and Eden, and began to consider what Megan had meant by Eden being there for “Over the Moon.” And what had she meant when she said that Shoshana would see? Whatever it was, Sho hoped it would be good material for her documentary. She needed whatever she could get.




Continue to part two.

 
 
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Theme Music: So Much Better - Laura Bell Bundy
 
 
 
mcsweet87mcsweet87 on October 20th, 2010 07:18 am (UTC)
loved it :)
bdywrkrbdywrkr on October 22nd, 2010 11:41 pm (UTC)
I love this so far.. Can't wait to read more.
wickedrent1013wickedrent1013 on October 24th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
I"m very much looking forward to the next chapter of this story! Hurry please.
Freya: eden & megan; we meet & there are sparksfreya86 on October 27th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
Awww, this is so adorable and heart-wrenching already, how will I be able to handle further chapters???

And, gosh, I sort of feel honored for partly serving as an inspiration for this story! I'm glad to see Elisa again, she has a special place in my heart ♥ So, thank you.