A Normal Something
Title: A Normal Something
Author: Maeve Bran
Summary: Buffy and Angel make plans to go on a 'normal' date.
Still My Girl Prompt: "Something is better than nothing."
Spoilers: This is season 3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, after Doppelgangland but before Enemies.
Disclaimer: I don't own Buffy or Angel.
It was the end of another long patrol. Angel was keeping Buffy company, as Faith was still out of commission after the accident. Patrol had been successful with three vamps killed.
"Buffy, what do you say to going out some night? Maybe to a movie?" Angel asked tentatively.
Since his return, their relationship had been different. At first, it was because he had returned just as she had begun trying to move on. Then Spike had pointed out that the friends thing they had been trying to believe they had, wasn't possible. Now they were trying to be in a relationship, but they both knew it couldn't go any farther. She supposed that something was better than nothing, but this something was of the difficulty. Buffy just wanted to curl up in his arms and let things progress, but no, Angel would lose his soul. Was she ever going to have a normal life?
"Sure, That would be nice," Buffy agreed. That was one of the things she and Angel had never done, gone on a normal date.
"Then how about I stop by your place just after sundown and we can walk to the theater?" Angel suggested, relieved that she didn't think the idea was too corny.
"That sounds like a great idea," Buffy acquiesced. Angel smiled, then leaned down and kissed her tenderly. Finally, he released her and they said their goodnights.
Buffy turned to go home and Angel stood watching her with a smile on his face.