Chapter One: What Buffy Needs To Do
BtVS S2 “Becoming Part 2" A.U. / Angel A.U. / Charmed post S8 “Forever Charmed” Buffy/Angel
Part 1: What Buffy Needs To Do
Tears ran down Buffy’s eyes as she stared at the now-dormant statue of Acathla. Sun shone through the tiny cracks and crevices of the Crawford Street Mansion that had not been covered up.
Buffy’s hand flew to her mouth in final realization of what she’d done:
She’d sent Angel to Hell.
He was gone . . . lost forever.
Forever . . . that’s what they’d always said to each other. They’d be together forever.
There’d be no coming back from this. Buffy was alone and always would be.
That thought appeared in her mind and then thought of what she’d discovered a week and a half earlier . . . the impossible was possible and the growing life inside of her was proof.
Buffy would be having the offspring of her vampire lover . . .
How or why was a total mystery to her but she did know that this life–this miracle–was all that she had left of Angel.
And suddenly another thought popped inside her head: Nobody would understand that this child was the last piece of Angel that existed and because of the impossible situation the child had been conceived in . . . their first inclination would be that the child was evil–a demon or some hybrid species of vampire.
Her only choice at this juncture would be . . . to get out of Sunnydale. To run away from the horrible memories of being on the Hellmouth. To be in a place where her lover’s memories would not haunt her day in and day out while his child grew in her womb. To find a city or town where she could raise their child safely and out of the danger of those who didn’t understand.
She needed to leave and not tell anyone where she was going. She needed to go . . . now.
A week later Buffy sat in a run-down motel in the heart of San Francisco.
After she’d left the mansion she’d gone home while she knew her mother was still sleeping. She’d packed most of her clothes, some money she’d been saving up, her jewelry – including the silver cross necklace and the Claddagh ring Angel had given her – along with all of the Slayer supplies and weapons she had in her room.
Buffy had also left her mother a note saying that she needed some time to figure some things out on her own and wasn’t sure when she’d be back. Oh, and not to come looking for her either. That she’d come home when she was ready.
Not that it would stop her mother or Giles for that matter from looking for her but they’d never find her because there was no reason for them to suspect that she was in San Francisco in the first place - which was why she’d chosen it.
She wasn’t quite sure yet what she’d do in San Francisco but she did know that she wanted to raise her and Angel’s child in the best way she could. She owed Angel that much in order to keep his memory alive.
She needed to do things right. Get a job; earn a living. Go to the doctor every so often to make sure the baby was okay. Ease up on slaying to reduce the chance of losing her last tie to Angel. No coffee, alcohol, or anything else that could be harmful to the life inside of her.
And as far as dating went . . . it wasn’t even going to be an issue because the only man for Buffy was in hell . . . literally . . .To Be Continued . .