DISCLAIMER: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is owned by Joss Whedon and his corporate affiliates. I don't own this property and am writing this story for fun not profit.
GAIN AND LOSS
Liam had never noticed his soul when he had been a callow, somewhat callous, rakish youth in the roistering backstreets of Galway. But now? The presence of his unredeemed soul was the most obvious thing in the world, and had his full and anguished attention.
Dawn had thought it a myth that vampires wept blood, and had not Spike's own tears of loss been free of that rich tincture? But Angel's love for Buffy had run much deeper and crimson streaks painted his face with pain. Tentatively, Dawn took up a tissue and tenderly soaked up the wounds of grief.