Characters: Buffy, Angel.
Spoilers/Setting: First half of Season Two.
Summary: Buffy wishes Angel would smile more often.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Smile’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Joss Whedon.
A/N: Double drabble.
Angel is beautiful, yet he always looks so serious, even sad. Buffy supposes he hasn’t had much to feel happy about over the last… however long it’s been since he got his soul back. Remembering all the evil things he’s done, the people he’s killed, must be kind of a downer, even if it wasn’t strictly Angel who was responsible.
From what he’s told her, she knows the demon that took over his body when he became a vampire is still in there, it’s just that his soul is there too, keeping the demon in check. That has to be rough; she can’t honestly blame him for brooding, not when he has so much to brood about.
She wants him to be happy though; he deserves that, even if he doesn’t think so. He’s good now, fighting on the right side, killing vampires and demons, saving lives, and he’s been doing that for a long time; longer than Buffy has been alive. Maybe he hasn’t been good for as long as he was evil, not yet anyway, but it still has to count for something.
If only he’d smile more often, because when he does he lights up her world.