Immortal Beloved..." CI...





A shortie...

PG-13

Disclaimer: No, Joss, no...I make no claims, put that thing down!

It's all yours and ME's...

Spoilers for Angel to the bitter end...Flee at once!...



Summary: Various outcomes following "Girl In Question" and /or "Not Fade Away" on Angel...

I've skipped ahead of 99 and 100 as they're longer ones...

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LA...The early morning of the battle with the Senior Partners...

A tall, weary-looking figure looked out over the vast field of the slain...Fires breaking out everywhere, creatures of all shapes and sizes running about...In many cases groaning and screaming for help for their hideous wounds...Or silent...

"But...If he's even still alive out there..." the tall figure turned back to stare at the slight blonde woman in front of him...Then at the sheet of what he'd just written at her order...

"Just shut-up and read it back to me..." she frowned...

Hmmn...Ummn...(Wish I had my glasses...)

Play.

"William,

(La Vie en Rose-English)

Hold me close...and hold me fast

The magic spell you cast

This is la vie en rose...



When you kiss me, Heaven sighs

And though I close my eyes

I see la vie en rose...





When you press me to your heart

I'm in a world apart

A world where roses bloom...



And when you speak...Angels sing from above

Every day words...Seem to turn into love songs...



Give your heart and soul to me

And life will always be

La vie en rose...



I thought that love was just a word

They sang about in songs I heard

It took your kisses...to reveal

That I was wrong, and love is real...

Hold me close and hold me fast

The magic spell you cast

This is la vie en rose...



When you kiss me, Heaven sighs

And though I close my eyes

I see la vie en rose...



When you press me to your heart

I'm in a world apart

A world where roses bloom

And when you speak

Angels sing from above

Every day words

Seem to turn into love songs...



Give your heart and soul to me

And life will always be

La vie en rose..."







"Ok...Fine..." she eyed the tall..Demon... "When you find him, summon me first and I'll try to do it, but if you can't reach me...See that he gets it, Ashes or Undead...Read it to him...Whatever it takes..." she glared at him... "That soul of his will be hanging on...He'll hear..."

An explosion rocked the street...Gas mains going off, the demon noted...

"Ok, go...And make sure you stress the part about my thinking love was just a word till..."

"Ma'am...?"

"What?!..." she snapped... "If you're thinking of betraying me to the Partners, just look around at your dead ex-comrades here and remember I still have a little power..." she faded a moment and reappeared... "Left..."

"No, no...I mean...It's beautiful...But I really don't think..." the demon sighed... "Even with you coming in on his side after things were going the Partners' way and all here...And him and his pals gettin' no help from his Slayer and all..."

"He might..." the First looked at her minion with a rather wistful, even pleading look... "I never told him I'd come to love him, at the very end...And I did just use what little energy I could summon to try and save him...If I can make him believe I've changed...Heck, he did, didn't he?..."

Oh, please...Please...she did not say, simply looking up at him...

"I'll try to find him..." Clem nodded kindly...Turning to head out...

"And remember I mean the kiss was metaphorical!..." she called... "Though he did try once..." she said, almost to herself...

Once, in the basement when he thought I was her, taking care of him...

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