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BtVS Drabble: Normal

Title: Normal
Fandom: BtVS
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: Buffy, Angel, Riley.
Rating: PG
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.



The End








Comments

nic

Ooo, nice!

Re: nic

I couldn't agree more, the author of this has turned out yet another true masterpiece of this kind of gentle literary art... Badly-Knitted has a real and true gift for production of quality literature in this kind and style.

Re: nic

Thank you! Glad you liked it.

I always wondered just how much Buffy was trying to convince herself that nice, normal Riley (so she thought at the time) was what she wanted.

eaRe: nic

Being in the Angel camp, I was very disappointed in Riley. Not the actor - and I felt bad for the way some fans commented about him personally.

But going from Angel to Riley...

Re: eaRe: nic

Yeah, a big step down. I'll always be a Buffy/Angel girl. The guy playing Riley just drew the short straw because he was just never going to win over the Angel fans!

(btw, ignore the other reviewer who replied to you. They comment both here and on AO3, spouting god knows what. I never bother reading their reviews anymore.)

Re: eaRe: nic

Me, too. B/A all the way. <3

Re: eaRe: nic

Always annoys me there's so much Buffy/Spike fic and so little Buffy/Angel. they should have got their happy ever after. If anyone deserved to it was Buffy.

for Re: eaRe: nic

I knew I liked you for more than your roses. :D

Re: for Re: eaRe: nic

Thank you! It's good to know there's at least one other B/A shipper still in existence!

B/A forever!

Re: for Re: eaRe: nic

Oh, yes! There are a few of us still out there. (In here?)

Yay, Bangel!

Re: for Re: eaRe: nic

It's good to know I'm not alone =D

Re: for Re: eaRe: nic

cornerofmadness is also a B/A fan (though Connor is her go-to character with Spike and Giles as seconds).

Re: for Re: eaRe: nic

Three of us, wow!

:D Re: for Re: eaRe: nic

I know! :D