Characters: Buffy, Angelus, Angel.
Spoilers/Setting: After Passion.
Summary: Buffy is learning to hate Angelus as much as she’d once loved Angel.
Written Using: The dw100 prompt ‘Hate’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Joss Whedon.
A/N: Double drabble.
Buffy had to keep reminding herself that although he looked much the same, Angelus was not Angel. This creature was cold, cruel, vicious, sadistic, where Angel had been kind, tender, romantic, and loving. What a difference a soul makes.
It was easy to see now why Angelus had been feared so deeply and for so long. The demon inhabiting Angel’s body, looking out at the world through Angel’s eyes, and speaking with Angel’s voice was a monster that delighted in making people suffer. He drew his greatest pleasure from other people’s pain, and he had to be stopped.
Angel had been the greatest love Buffy had ever known in her short life; now Angelus was inspiring a hatred in her stronger than she would ever have believed herself capable of. She would gladly end his existence, no matter what it took, even if it meant giving up any hope of getting Angel back the way he had been.
If Angeus thought he was chipping away at her confidence he didn’t know her at all. Everything he’d done since Buffy’s innocent actions had reversed his curse - tormenting her friends, killing her classmates, murdering Miss Calendar - only served to strengthen her resolve.