She Had To Do It
Story Rating: PG-13
Story Summary: Maybe Buffy had a good reason for hiding Angel when he came back from hell that she couldn't tell anyone. Set during 'Revelations'.
Story Warnings: Angsty, Some Swearing, Character Deaths, Violence – implied or explict
Story Spoilers: Up to Season 3 BtVS and a little from all Seasons of Angel
Story Disclaimer: Just borrowing from Joss and his kind.
At the library, just after Xander has told everyone about seeing Buffy and Angel together in the mansion.
Buffy: (hesitantly) I just wanted to wait...
Xander: (angrily) For what? For Angel to go psycho again the next time you give him a happy?
Later in private:
Giles: (crossly) I won't remind you that the fate of the world often lies with the Slayer. What would be the point? Nor shall I remind you that you've jeopardized the lives of all that you hold dear by harboring a known murderer. But, sadly, I must remind you that Angel tortured me... For hours... For pleasure. You should have told me he was alive. You didn't. You have no respect…for me or the job I perform.