"Immortal Beloved..." LXXIII...

... 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... Ok, I lied about stopping at 50...But me poor ole mum would just say, "so long as I like it, it's ok..."

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LA...Early December...

William, standing in his shower, staring at a furious...Buffy...Stake in hand...

"I'm not just gonna be...Ignored, William..."

"Now, Buffy...Be reasonable..."

"You can't just go off ...Ok, I was the one who went off...But the same deal applies..." she frowned, waving the stake... "You went south on me...Left me to the tender care of His Benedictus..."

Benevolence...A hiss...

"Benevolence..." she continued... "And he went and used his curse to turn me..." We pause here, right?...she called...Yeah...We'll do the make-up for the transformation face later...Ok... "...Into the hideous half-demonic fiend I am now...Human by day, vamp by night...And now, I come here for help and find you with...Drusilla..."

Illyria...The voice hisses...Right, sorry...Got the names mixed from earlier...she sighed...Ok...she took a deep breath...

"...With Illyria...How could you, William?..."

"You ran off to Italy and took up with the bleedin' Immortal...Under the circumstances, I think I was damned gentlemanly in my handlin'..."

"It's your fault this happened to me...Well...You're gonna regret the day!!..." she shrieked...

Angel burst into the room...William in shower, Buffy facing him, stake in hand...A furious, crazed, even evil look on her face...As they turned to see him, Angel unlimbered a crossbow... "Angel...No..." Buffy gasped as he took aim and fired...Buffy falling against the wall of the shower, blood spurting, rather spontaneously...From a wound no arrow had made...A horrified look on William's face...

Angel paused and grinned...Cut, he called, patting the never-used, empty bow...Buffy got up with a hand from him...

"That was great, guys, thanks...Fine job, Ms. Gellar..." he smiled at the 'Buffy', a near-identical twin...And the 'William', a nearly naked likewise twin of the original...

"Thanks...You know I nearly took a job on a TV horror series with a heroine like this years ago?..." the actress beamed... "Mr. Masters was great too..." she nodded at her fellow actor...But Mr. Angel..." she paused...

"This video is a Christmas gift for your friend...?"

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