1 Anyone But Me

Author: Lynn

Part 1/?

Disclaimer: I own nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Summary: A car accident changes a relationship A/C

A/N: This is my first fanfic ever. I really enjoy everyone else's stories and thought I'd try it too. Please read and review. For anyone who's interested, I'm starting my own website: lynnd142. However, right now it's still in construction.

Anyone But Me

Part One

A bottle of wine rested half-empty on the kitchen table. A dark-haired girl sat at the table, her head in her arms. She was bawling her eyes out. Every few minutes, a Kleenex floated over to her; the used one floated away.

"What's wrong with me, Dennis?!" She sobbed, hiccupping from the alcohol and crying.

"I mean, let's take a look at my love life, huh? I dated jock after idiot jock. But they didn't want to date me! They wanted to date "Queen C". Then… Xander! Xander, of all people! It was such a risk for me – I lost all my social status. And, you know what – I didn't care! I loved the lug. But he didn't love me. Buffy and Willow; I would never mean as much to him as they did. It took me a long time to get over him.

"No one has ever loved me. Doyle – maybe he did. But I was too foolish…to self-absorbed and clueless. I didn't notice him until it was too late. But, still, in the end, he chose to be a hero over being with me!

"Now, Groo! Sweet, simple Groo! He didn't love me; it's why I asked him to leave. He didn't want to be with me, with Cordy. He wanted "his Princess". And I'm not a princess – I stopped being a princess a long time ago.

"But, you know what, Dennis? None of those guys is why I'm crying, why my heart aches every day.

"I mean, why do you think I cut Groo's hair the way I did – or gave him Angel's clothes to wear? Because the one guy I've ever truly loved, completely and wonderfully, is just like all the rest. Like them, he will never love me. He loves Buffy. Always has, always will. They were meant to be together. The vampire with a soul and the Slayer. How fitting!

"He's just like the rest. None of them loved me. They all wanted anyone but me!"

Cordelia broke down into sobs again. Dennis floated next to her, his long dead heart aching for his friend