Characters: Buffy, Angelus.
Written For: Challenge 2: Cruel at doubledrabbles.
Spoilers/Setting: Surprise / Innocence.
Summary: To her bewilderment, the day after their night together, Angel has turned cold and unkind towards Buffy.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Joss Whedon.
A/N: Double drabble.
Literally overnight, from being so tender and loving Angel had turned hard and cruel, taunting Buffy. She’d expected to wake up in his arms, or at least beside him, after their night together but instead she’d woken to a cold and empty bed, and when Angel had finally returned, he was… changed.
Buffy couldn’t understand why he was being so mean, she even asked him outright if she’d done something wrong, if she hadn’t been good enough, and he’d laughed.
“You were great. Really. I thought you were a pro.”
His words cut like a knife, and then he was gone, leaving her heartbroken and confused.
It took him targeting her friends, threatening their lives, for Buffy to accept that the Angel she knew was gone. So was the soul that had changed him from one of the most vicious vampires the world had ever known to someone filled with remorse, and desperate to make amends for his past acts of brutality.
The gypsies’ curse had been designed to make him suffer, and it had until Buffy had come along and made him truly happy. Now the whole of Sunnydale would suffer, all because two people had fallen in love.