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.