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BtVS Drabble: Waiting

Title: Waiting
Fandom: BtVS
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: Angel.
Rating: G
Written For: Challenge 11: Twilight at drabblesoup.
Spoilers/Setting: Somewhere in Season Three.
Summary: Angel knows even without seeing exactly when it’s safe for him to go outside.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Joss Whedon.





Angel prowls the mansion restlessly. Even though he can’t see it, he can feel the sun slowly inching its way below the horizon. It’s like a leaden weight gradually being lifted off him.


Soon, the harsh, deadly glare of sunlight will be replaced by the cool, soothing dimness of twilight, and it will be safe for him to venture outside. He’s a vampire; he doesn’t need to breathe yet the interior of the mansion seems suffocatingly airless. He needs to feel the cool night air tingling against his skin.


By day, he’s a prisoner, but the night sets him free.



The End











Comments

Angel/Angelus; same man?

You know, there's a seeming concept, perhaps on his part hinted at in the show, that being a vampire is akin to being in sin; in many different levels... and to some degree, I'd guess that the character hates it.
They did say that the alcoholism metaphor is very real, in many different ways- and from what I know of his faith's theology, as hinted at in the show (and he was far from a good one in that religion which I share with him, especially in upbringing), that sins are unimaginably addictive, and addiction is slavery.
His ethnic group, the Celts, have endured forms of slavery in the relatively recent past for approximately 400 years, give or take; and humans far longer than that: our "genetic addiction to sin" is the largest-scale slavery we endure as a species; and as a vampire, he'd be practically living in it... think about the episodes that regard to the Ring of Amara and how he had to deal with it: his whole journey in the series "Angel" is about doing repentance the right way, the hard way, no easy outs and short-cuts; ie: to us (myself, him, and possibly Faith as well at least): do your whole penance- I don't know if that makes sense to you, but fell free to ask anything about anything you don't grasp- and I'll try and try again to explain, till I do explain to your clarification.
Sincerely grateful for this lovely story, you brought out that assessment of that part of him, and I thank you for that;
Vantiri.

Re: Angel/Angelus; same man?

Thank you.
Great drabble
Thank you!