Three years ago, Glinda and Fiyero went on a date. One thing led to another and they ended up having sex. Not too long afterwards, Fiyero ran off with Elphaba. Several years on, Fiyero and Elphaba live quietly together in Kiamo Ko, however their relationship isn't doing so well. Elphaba wants a child but Fiyero is not so eager. The two are having difficulties conceiving. Elphaba questions whether it's due to Fiyero, but he knows it's unlikely. How does he know this? He reluctantly tells her a secret: he has another child, with Glinda,
Elphaba had promised Glinda that, if she did become pregnant from her date with Fiyero, she would be there to take care of the baby alongside her. However, Elphaba hadn't known about the pregnancy at the time. She know intends to leave Fiyero and keep her promise.
This fanfic provides examples of:
- Dead Fic: The original story is complete however its sequel, Broken Promises, hasn't been updated since chapter 13 in 2014.
- Full-Name Ultimatum: Glinda calls her daughter "Ella Rosalie Upland" when she's serious.
- Has Two Mommies: Elphaba and Glinda raise Ella together.
- Kid Fic: The plot doesn't solely revolve around Glinda and Elphaba raising Ella, however it is a major component.
- Love at First Sight: It's mentioned that Elphaba has had feelings for Glinda since the moment they met.
- Patchwork Kids: Ella looks like Glinda but has Fiyero's brown hair and dark blue eyes.
- Questionable Consent: When Glinda had sex with Fiyero, Glinda had second thoughts and had wanted to stop, but she didn't tell him.
- Slash Fic: The story starts off as Elphaba/Fiyero but quickly turns into Elphaba/Glinda.