Characters: Buffy, Angel, Riley.
Written For: Challenge 008: Now And Again at sesquidrabbles.
Spoilers/Setting: A few episodes into Season 4.
Summary: Buffy is dating Riley now, but that doesn’t mean she’s stopped missing 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.
Every now and again Buffy still thinks about Angel, still misses his tall, brooding presence that made her feel so protected. Strange to think that the Slayer, scourge of demons and vampires, should ever feel in need of protection, but she’d felt safer in his arms than she ever had before or since. She misses that sense of security.
She’s with Riley now, her nice, normal, human boyfriend, and she loves him. He’s big and muscular, clever and funny, and he doesn’t do brooding. He’s the day to Angel’s night, someone she can walk with in the sunshine, sleep with knowing she’s not risking his immortal soul, do all the normal teenage things with. It’s not completely uncomplicated, because she’s still the Slayer and has to keep her Slaying activities from him, but it’s as uncomplicated as her life is ever likely to get.
It’s just a little bit… boring.