Characters: Angel, Buffy.
Written For: Challenge 19: Forever And A Day at drabblesoup.
Spoilers/Setting: I Will Remember You.
Summary: Giving up mortality and his chance of true happiness hurts, but Angel will always remember.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Joss Whedon.
Being alive after centuries as a vampire is indescribable. Everything is more intense; the world has never looked more dazzling, food tastes incredible, and Buffy… Angel just wants to look at her, touch her, kiss her, taste her, love her and never stop. They can be together now, have everything they’ve ever wanted from each other. It’s beyond perfect, and yet…
Without his vamp strength he can get hurt, and he doesn’t want Buffy having to worry about protecting him.
Giving up mortality again is the right thing to do; Buffy won’t remember, but Angel will, for eternity, and beyond.