Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
The Witch had waited fifteen years, but her timing was off by five minutes. ... She didn't care if she was sentenced and executed for the battery of Madame Morrible's corpse. (5.7.1)
He could see Elphaba working, he could see her hands fighting with each other, to do it anyway, to keep from doing it – whatever it was....
Elphaba crumpled and sank back against a pillar, shivering with self-loathing so violently that Fiyero could see it from fifty yards away. (3.15.23-24)
"The poor poppet is failure itself," she murmured. ...She couldn't quite pull Elphaba out of her position of dreamless, sleepless grief. (3.17.15)