Characters: Buffy, Angel.
Written For: Challenge 006: Soul Searching at sesquidrabbles.
Spoilers/Setting: Becoming Part 2, and the beginning of Season 3.
Summary: Buffy is finally coming to terms with killing Angel.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Joss Whedon.
A/N: Drabble and a half, 150 words.
It’s taken Buffy a lot of soul searching, and a lot of grief and tears, to accept that she did the right thing sacrificing Angel to prevent the rise of Acathla. She still feels raw inside, nothing can ever completely erase the pain of knowing Angel had his soul back when she killed him, that he was the man she loved once more, but in the end there hadn’t been any choice. It’s all part of being the Slayer, doing the right thing regardless of personal cost.
Still, she’s at last made peace with what she had to do, even if she still wishes Willow’s spell had failed, or had succeeded sooner, before Angelus had summoned the demon.
She has to move forward now, leave the past where it belongs, pick up the pieces of her life, and try to put them back together again.
But she’ll never forget Angel.