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All I Ask of You

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This story is No. 2 in the series "Non-Crossover: Buffyverse". You may wish to read the series introduction and the preceeding stories first.

Summary: Song fic. Buffy dies. Angel is with her. Very sad.

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Title: All I Ask of You

Author: Maeve Bran

Rating: FR15

Disclaimer: I don't own Buffy or Angel. Neither do I don't own the song "All I Ask of You"-- Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber does.

Summary: Song fic. Buffy dies. Angel is with her. Very sad.

Notes: This is for the Gud Summries Funficathingathon run by stoney321 on LJ. The song it was based on is "All I Ask of You" from The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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No more talk of darkness,
Forget these wide-eyed fears,
I'm here
Nothing can harm you,
My words will warm and calm you,
Let me be your freedom,
Let daylight dry your tears
I'm here with you, beside you
To guard you, and to guide you

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Angel stared in horror as the giant 'squid' demon used a tentacle to skewer Buffy. He tried to reach her side, but a tentacle around his own waist and another twined between his legs kept him in place.

Buffy was dying, he could tell, despite her slayer healing, but she kept on fighting. She struggled and fought and finally defeated it. The effort cost her. She swayed and nearly collapsed, but Angel got to her and eased her down to the pavement.

The 'squid' had been killed and he had been freed but not in time to help. Somewhere he heard the melody of a familiar love song. It could have been his imagination, but he wasn't sure.

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Say you love me
Every waking moment
Turn my head
With talk of summertime
Say you need me with you
Now and always
Promise me
That all you say is true
Love me
That's all I ask of you

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Buffy was growing weaker by the second. Angel had tried to hold back the tears but he couldn't any longer.

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Let me be your shelter
Let me be your light
You're safe
No one will find you
Your fears are far behind you

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Buffy knew time was short and there was so much she wanted to say to this man-- Vampire.

"Angel, I love you. I've always loved you," Buffy whispered.

"I know," Angel said through the tears. "I love you and will love you as long as I exist."

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All I want is freedom
A world with no more night
And you always beside me
To hold me and to hide me

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"I wish I could be here for at least a decade but I won't. Take care of Dawn," Buffy exhorted.

"I will," Angel promised.

Buffy's breathing grew shallower. Angel bent his head and kissed her one last time. He put all longing and pain and hope crushed into the gentle but demanding kiss. He pulled back and looked down at the only woman he had loved in all his more than two hundred and fifty years of existing and saw her draw her last breath. The tears were now streaming down his face instead of just trickling.

"Goodbye my always love," Angel said as he closed her eyes.

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Then say you'll share with me
One love, one lifetime
Let me lead you
From your solitude
Say you need me
With you
Here beside you
Anywhere you go
Let me got too
That's all I ask of you.

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Say you'll share with me
One love, one lifetime
Say the word,
And I will follow you

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Angel tried to sit up in bed, but he was pinned. He opened his eyes to see what was holding him down. It was an arm around his waist and a leg between his own. Buffy was effectively pinning him in place. Her chest rose and fell with a regularity that showed she merely slept.

Angel's relief was heartfelt, as the dream was almost palpable still to him. It had been so real and felt like it had really happened. Were his heart still able to beat, he was sure it would be pounding like a thousand thundering buffalo. Angel was content to stay where he was. He moved only enough to plant a kiss on the blonde head pillowed on his bare chest.

"I love you," he whispered against her hair. Buffy smiled in her sleep when he added, "Always."

Angel leaned over and kissed her lightly. Buffy returned the kiss without waking. Angel knew that this was starting out to be a perfect day. Usually, perfect days weren't something he was allowed to have, even after Willow had found a way around that pesky loophole in his curse. A perfect day was a sure away to attract an apocalypse-- but right now Angel didn’t care. They had both survived several apocalypses apiece and now they would enjoy their perfect day. He returned to kissing Buffy. This time she woke.

"Angel, what a perfect way to start the day." Buffy smiled to his lips before returning his kisses. "That is the way I always want to wake up."

Angel smiled, "Always," he murmured, then started running his hands over her bare back. She sighed softly, running her own hands over his back and tracing the tattoo with a finger. Angel began to twitch with laughter because it tickled. He was enjoying, too much, just being with Buffy and feeling to really care about it.

Buffy soon joined in the laughter. Angel decided he could get used to waking up like this for always, at least as long as Buffy was his. Hopefully that would a long time coming.
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Share each day with me
Each night, each morning
Say you love me
You know I do
Love me
That's all I ask of you

-fin-

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