Immortal Beloved..." LXXVI...

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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He glanced at the letter in his hand for the fourth time...Shaking his head slightly...Then turned to the second letter on his desk...Rubbing his forehead as he did so...

The photo on his desk, carefully polished and angled to easy view, stared quietly at him, the image smiling gently, in no way accusing...In no way demanding...

No...He told the photo firmly...

I will not...I must not...It's wrong and you know it is...

He sighed and looked again at the calendar...February 13th...2005.

One more glance at the photo...

Damn it...Damn it...I had to look her in the eyes one last time...Bloody damn foolish...

But...If she were here...And knew everything that had happened...

He picked up the phone, holding the first letter...

"This is your fault, my girl...Whatever happens..." he told the photo...

"Yes...Hello, Buffy...Yes, it's Giles in London...Yes, I'm fine...Are you and Dawn well?...Good...How's His Whatever?...Well, that's a pity he had to leave Rome just now...Yes, I would imagine his public demands attention from time to time..."

I suppose...he hesitated... "I suppose you're rather disappointed...He having to leave..."

"I see..." he nodded...Frowning at the photo...Yes, he glared at the smiling picture...You were right... "Well...So long as you're not upset..."

"Buffy...About your letter...No, no...My dear...I'm not 'getting after' you again about not 'moving on'...Buffy...I of all people understand...Yes, I'm sure His Benevolence will understand...Whenever He manages to hear what you've been trying to say to him all these months over the shouts of his adoring fans..."

My dear...another pause... "Are you really determined to come?...Try and find his grave here in England?...It's hardly an occupation for Valentine's Day..."

"Yes...Yes, I suppose you're right..." One final pause...One final look at the woman's smile pleading the case...

Jenny...He sighed...



Very well...

"Buffy...I have news from LA...A letter..." he began...

"No, not from Angel..."

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