Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
She had said to him everything that she could bring herself to say. They had ganged up on her, in the claustrophobic, loving way of families, and she wanted no more of it. (22.214.171.124)
And now I am reduced to company I don't even want, my own squirming thorny little girl.... "Or we might take a walk in the woods today and pick the last of the winter berries." Melena was full of guilt at her lack of motherly feeling. (1.5.12-13)
"So now he sends [the shoes] to his Nessarose to keep her beautiful feet warm and dry and beautiful, and he sends them with his love."
Elphaba drove her fingers through the curlicues of shavings. There was nothing else in the box, nothing for her. (126.96.36.199-4)