Author: Angelfan15 PM
Buffy Summers boyfriend of four years breaks up with her, instead of telling her family a handsome stranger pretends to be her boyfriend. AU COMPLETERated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Humor - Buffy S. & Angel - Chapters: 15 - Words: 41,734 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 01-10-13 - Published: 12-24-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8830742
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Here you go guys, last chapter. I hope you enjoyed this fic as much as I did!
Chapter 15: Cordelia Comes To Town
Cordelia moaned as she rolled over, she didn't hear a dog barking and digging to get into the bedroom so she wasn't at Angel's house but she didn't hear Harmony announcing herself and their non-fat lattes either so she wasn't at her house. Confused she felt around and heard a moan when her hand came in contact with a body. She looked up to find Leo DiLaurentis smiling down at her. Suddenly she remembered last night and smiled. They had done to the concert and ended up having a great time, she had never heard any Daughtry songs before last night and she found that she actually liked them. After the concert Leo had taken her to a 24 hour Diner to get something to eat, he said he was hungry but she thought maybe he wanted to give her a second chance to eat since she had hardly eaten any dinner. The Diner turned out to be right down the street from his apartment and they went back to his place. She smiled when she remembered the events that led to her spending the night. The man had talent!
"Morning." He mumbled, smiling down at her.
She smiled brightly at him. "Good morning."
"How are you feeling?" He smiled. "Cause if you can still walk I have the day off."
Cordelia looked at him confused and then it hit her. "I think I can still walk." She smiled, placing her hand on his chest as he leaned down to kiss her.
Leo slipped his hand under the white sheet but then paused and pulled away. "Cordelia, I want you to know… I don't normally do this. Not on the first date."
"Okay." She smiled as she shook her head and went to kiss him again. She paused when she heard her phone ding as if the battery was getting low. "Hold that thought." She got up and looked in her clutch at her phone, it was flashing low battery. "What kind of phone do you have? Think your charger will fit mine?"
Leo got her his charger, she got excited when it fit her phone. She plugged it in next to the bed and jumped back in bed with him. Once her phone was charged she would deal with her Angel problem, right now she needed to help Leo with his problem. She smiled at him as she climbed on top of him and straddled his hips.
Buffy ran over to Angel with a big smile on her face, Sassy running right behind her. When her dad, Angel and Oz saw her running over they stopped chopping wood. "Mom says we are going to start dinner and open presents now."
"So you talked?" Her father asked taking his glasses off.
Buffy nodded. "Some. She wants to talk more after Christmas though."
"Good." Rupert smiled.
Buffy took Angel's hand and started to walk with him towards the Cabin but stopped and turned to her father. She gave him a big hug. "Thank you, Daddy."
"It's what I'm here for."
Cordelia and Leo had spent almost the whole day in bed, they finally got up and Leo made Cordelia something to eat. It was Christmas morning and they hadn't planned to be together so they didn't have any gifts to open. Leo had told her that he didn't have any family around so he normally spend Christmas alone, her parents were off on vacation like every year so she normally spent Christmas with Harmony and her family but she had text her last night to tell her not to expect her. After they had eaten Cordelia check her phone. "How do you feel about taking a little drive?" She asked holding her phone to her chest.
"Now?" Leo asked. "It's Christmas, everything is closed."
"Come on." She took him by the hand and pulled him towards the door of his apartment, which wasn't as nice as hers but he was living off a Detective's salary and she will living off Daddy's. For a brief second she glanced down at her outfit, she was wearing one of Leo's old Donny Anderson Football Jerseys and her red leather pants from the night before. She shrugged as she carefully fluffed her hair and continued for the door. She didn't know who this Donny Anderson guy was but Leo said he had played for the Green Bay Packers, like that meant anything to her!
"Where exactly are we going?" Leo asked her once they had gotten in the car.
"Here." She said as she put an address into the GPS in his car.
Angel sat in the living room with the other members of the Summers family, Oz, Anya and his brother. Xander was still nagging about opening presents but Rupert said they needed to wait until Joyce and Buffy were done in the kitchen. Angel looked towards the kitchen slightly concerned when he heard Buffy scream but smiled when he heard her laugh and shout "I hate the giblets!" A few moments later Buffy come out and huffed with a smile on her face. "Turkey is cooking!"
Buffy made her way over to Angel and sat on his lap then whispered. "You know my mom is going to be drilling you about YOU now, right?"
"Answering questions about myself might be easier than answering questions about someone I know nothing about." He whispered back, giving her a quick kiss. "I think I can pull it off."
Joyce sat in her usual spot at the end of the couch near her husband's chair, she looked down at the other end of the couch at her daughter sitting in her boyfriend's lap. "So Angel, you own Oracle Inc. right?"
"Told ya." Buffy mumbled.
Angel nodded. "Yes, I do."
"No wonder you didn't answer any of my questions yesterday." She said giving him a small smile. "You probably didn't know what I was talking about."
"Could you have covered for him anymore, Buff?" Xander laughed as he started to shift through all the presents. "I mean you answered every single thing for him." Buffy shot him a dirty look but he ignored her and picked up a present with his name on it. "Hey, what's this?" He started to squeeze it and frowned. "Mom! Did you get me clothes?!" He tossed the present to the side without waiting for an answer.
"Can you hand me that one, Xan?" She pointed next to his knee. "It's for Angel."
Xander toss it to her and went back to looking for his presents. Normally his dad would hand out the gifts from under the tree but Xander didn't even make space or give him time. He had waited long enough and was too impatient.
Buffy handed the present to Angel and gave him a teasing smile. He squeezed it and frowned. "Buffy! Did you get me clothes?!" He pretended to toss the gift over his shoulder making Buffy giggle.
"Was he mocking me?" Xander asked looking at everyone in the room and then turned to Angel. "Were you mocking me?"
Angel simply nodded as he opened his gift from Buffy. "No you did not!" He laughed looking down at Buffy.
"Oh, I did." She laughed.
"What?" Connor asked. "What is it?"
Angel un-wrapped the gift the rest of the way and tossed it at his younger brother, sitting on the floor. Connor looked down at the package, he laughed at the colorful designs on the boxers. "They are your brand."
Angel laughed and Connor tossed them back to him. "Is this your idea of adding color to my life?"
"You just wait." She smiled. "I couldn't find any pink tanks in the mens section at Target but I will get you some."
"Victoria's Secret!" Anya and Dawn shouted at the same time.
"I don't think they have them for men." Buffy burst out laughing. "Do you think you would look good in a girls pink tank top?" She asked him, getting a scowl from him. She laughed again then turned to her sisters and sister in law. "That reminds me, I want to go to Victoria's Secret as soon as I get the money so be prepared for a shopping trip ladies."
"J.C RAGS has pink tank tops for men." Oz offered. Buffy, Angel, Dawn, Connor, Joyce and Rupert all gave him an odd look. Oz shrugged. "Xander told me."
"It's true." Anya nodded. "I got some for Xander, they are on sale right now. Marked down to like $25 from $59. It's a really good deal. I ordered a bunch more for Xander."
"Do they have to be pink?" Angel asked Buffy as if he was in pain. "I could do red, maroon even baby blue if you want me to!"
Willow giggled. "You said baby. I don't think I have ever heard you say that word before."
"Oh you should have heard him last night." Buffy smiled. "He was talking kids and anniversaries."
Willow and Connor both look shocked but Angel ignored them. "How about a dark green?"
Buffy shook her head. "I will get you pink and you will wear it."
"I know." Angel mumbled. "That's what scares me."
"Hey Buffy…" Xander started as he tossed more presents to the side looking for his own.
"Why don't you give those gifts to the people they belong to…" Rupert asked his son. "Instead of throwing them all about."
Xander tossed a present to Dawn and then Oz. "What are you going to do if you run into Riley or his wife when we get home?" Buffy gave her brother an odd look and he shrugged. "What? Secrets come out and Willow just doesn't stop talking!"
"Get home?" Joyce asked.
"Oh… right." Buffy ran her fingers through her hair. "I forgot… I got a job and I'm moving back to Sunnydale."
Joyce gave Buffy a huge smile then turned to her husband waiting for him to say he already knew.
"Well, all right!" Rupert smiled then glanced at his wife. "Don't look at me, I didn't know."
"Wher…" Joyce started.
"Oracle!" Willow jumped in excitedly. "Buffy is going to be working with me and Angel at Oracle!"
"You're going to be working with computers again?" Joyce smiled at Buffy, who nodded. "That is great! You were always happier when you were working on them."
"You're not going to be upset are you Buffy?" Willow asked teasingly. "I mean, I have an office. A really nice corner office with a great view and you will have a cubicle."
Buffy shrugged. "I am perfectly fine with a cubicle as long as the guy next to me doesn't talk about cheese all the time. I never even learned that guy's name at Watchers, I just called him the Cheese Man."
"Clem!" Willow exclaimed. "He talks about Fondue and there is an open cubicle right next to him!"
"Do you want me to quit before I start?" Buffy asked her sister seriously.
"Don't even think about it." Angel kissed the top of her head. "We will see how she holds up against you and Andrew, I might just give her Spike's office."
"Would that be because it is right next to yours?" Willow smiled.
Angel smiled into Buffy's hair. "Mostly because he annoys me."
"Xander…" Buffy called causing her brother to drop the present he was starting to rip the paper a little to peeking in to.
"Okay, okay." He said pushing the box towards her. "It's yours. I was just curious."
Buffy shook her head and took the box that Oz was holding up to her. "What did you mean by running into Riley in Sunnydale? He works at UCLA."
"He is back at UC-dale." Xander shook his head. "It's all on his Facebook. He teaches that class you met him in when he was a TA."
"Walsh is gone?!" Buffy exclaimed.
"Oh, yeah. I heard about that." Oz nodded. "She got sick or something before the semester started."
"Missing her own class because of a sickness? That doesn't sound very Walsh, I mean she totally grilled me for missing ONE class after me and Parker…" She trailed off and paused, glancing over at her mother. "She said I wasn't missing a limb so I shouldn't miss her class."
"That is also something we are going to talk about later." Her mother whispered.
Buffy looked down pouting then saw that the writing on the gift looked like Angel's. She glanced behind her to see him smiling at her, she slowly started to rip the paper where Xander had started.
"Oh come on! Hurry up!" Connor exclaimed. "He wouldn't tell me what it was! I want to see!"
"But it's wrapped so perfectly." Buffy smiled.
"Yeah, I know." Connor nodded looking slightly annoyed. "That is why it took me so long to realize my friends were right and Santa wasn't real. There is no way someone could wrap that well without doing it professionally."
"WHAT?" Xander yelled. "Santa isn't real? My world is crashing!"
Buffy tore the paper a little more and gasped when she saw what was written on the box. "NO YOU DID NOT!"
"Oh, I did." He laughed repeating what she had said to him.
"What?!" Connor asked again. "What is it?"
"I can't believe you did that!" Buffy smiled widely. "You are THE best boyfriend EVER!"
"Hey!" Xander jumped in. "I'm a pretty good boyfriend!"
"You remembered after talking about something once?" Buffy asked still smiling.
Angel smiled back. "Everyone doesn't do that?"
"Not Riley." She smiled kissing him. "I told you, you are so much better than him."
"What is it?!" Yelled Connor, Xander and Anya at the same time.
Buffy ripped the wrapping paper down the side for everyone to see with a huge smile.
"A Twinkie kit?" Xander asked confused and then looked at everyone around the room like he was a 5 year old and someone just stole his favorite toy. "Not fair!"
Buffy laughed. "I mentioned that I was sad they stopped making Twinkies when we went to the store the first time." She turned to look at him. "How did you get it here so fast?"
Angel shrugged. "When you tell someone to name their price they tend to do things faster."
"Name their… oh boy." Buffy whispered.
"You didn't pay like a couple hundred bucks for it or something did you?" Connor asked. "because when they announced that they weren't making them anymore Dawn had me check online and people were selling Twinkies for like $200!" He looked at the questionable expressions on everyone's faces. "No joke!"
Dawn laughed. "It was on ebay and it was $250 for eight boxes."
"The one for Charity?" Buffy asked. Everyone looked at her with an odd look. "What? I went to the library to see if I could get some online… but that was WAY too much money!"
"They have more up now…" Connor told her excitedly.
"I'm sure Xander would have went in half way with you." Her father laughed.
"And I would only get like one Twinkie out of the eight boxes." Buffy rolled her eyes.
Angel was about to ask her if she was exaggerating but the look on Xander's face he didn't think she was.
"I would have let you have ONE BOX." Xander pouted crossing his arms, still upset that Buffy had got a Twinkie Kit for Christmas. "and then when you turned your back I would have eaten your box!" He let out a evil laugh.
Buffy hugged the box closely to her and pouted. "Now I will only let you have a bite when I make these later…" she whispered.
Xander went back to pouting.
Buffy was so into looking through her Twinkie Kit she didn't even notice how long Angel had been gone, she got up taking her kit with her, not trusting Xander one bit! She walked into the bedroom reading the directions and sat down on the bed.
Angel smiled when he saw her through the mirror. "Hey, Love. Should I wear my pants like this so everyone can see how much I love these?"
Buffy glanced up and burst out laughing when she saw his shirt pulled up and his pants sitting halfway down his butt as he shook his butt at her wearing a pair of the boxers she had gotten him. "Oh my God! I love you! You look so hot in them!"
"I wonder how bad it is snowing in Sunnydale and LA!" Xander shouted looking out the window at the heavy snow fall. He hoped he didn't have to go back out to shovel, Oz and Connor had both already shoveled.
Dawn left the window where her brother and boyfriend were looking out the window. "Was the storm for just here or the surrounding areas too, Dad?"
Rupert looked up from the bowl he was stirring. "Sunnydale was supposed to get some light snow, as is Los Angeles but nothing this bad."
"Oh, you're helping now?" Buffy smiled at Angel when he brought a tub of butter over to the counter she was standing at in the far side of the kitchen near the stove.
Angel shrugged. "It's just the rolls… and your mom asked me to cut the cheese." Buffy started to giggle and he gave her an irritated look. "SLICE the cheese."
Buffy looked at Angel trying to hold in her laughter. "Hey, if you need to cut the cheese it's okay by me. I lived with Xander for 18 years, I'm used to it."
"Immature much?" He gave her a small smile earning a nod from Buffy. "You know, your mom… before she asked me to do the buns and slice the cheese she hugged me and thanked me for getting you to move back to Sunnydale. She wants the whole family together again."
Buffy raised her eyebrows. "Wow. My mom liked you! Good luck getting out of helping to cook next year."
"So, this 'Grace Period'?" Angel asked as he opened the tub of butter.
"It doesn't make much sense, huh?" She asked stirring a pot on the stove and lowered her voice to a whisper, Angel leaned closer to her so no one else could hear. "But apparently, my parents- my perfect parents where in the same type of situation…"
Angel raised his eyebrows in shock.
"Not like pretending to be together." She continued quietly. "They met at a party and my dad had been with this girl for two years but he ended up hooking up with my mom that night and broke up with his girlfriend later and get this, that girlfriend is my God-mother! So, not only did they lie about how they met but that they had sex before they got married!"
"So that kind of works in our favor, right?" He asked spreading the butter on the doughy buns. "They can't be upset with us for something they did too."
"Does this mean your family is more screwed up than mine?" Angel asked with a smile.
"Probably." Buffy laughed.
Angel laughed and leaned in to give her a kiss. "I'm almost scared to find out how screwed up our family will be."
"I'm sure I can screw them up pretty good." She smiled giving him another quick kiss.
Leo looked out the front window of his car, the snow was coming down so bad he could hardly see. Luckily no one else seemed to be out on the roads and his car seemed to be pretty good in the snow. He didn't buy the car for it to be good in the snow because it never snowed in the part of California they lived in. How could it be snowing this bad here? They were only a few hours from Sunnydale! "So, why are we way up here? And where exactly is 'up here'?" Leo asked not taking his eyes off the road.
Cordelia shrugged. "I'm not sure but we are almost there."
"You're not sure where we are going but you wanted to come here?"
Cordelia nodded and glanced at the GPS. "Oh, look! It should be right up here!"
Leo looked at the GPS and saw that he needed to take a right hand turn and they would be at their destination. He looked to the left and saw a snow covered drive way. "My car is going to get stuck." He mumbled to himself as he turned into the drive way anyway.
"Oh!" Cordelia gasped pointing to a snow covered car in the drive way. "This is it! That is Angel's Jeep!"
"Angel?" Leo sighed. "We just drove 5 hours in a blizzard because of you're so called kidnapped boyfriend?"
"The GPS said it would only take about 4 hours." She shrugged. "Not my fault you drive like a Grandpa."
"It's a blizzard!" He exclaimed. "I'm not used to driving in the snow!" Leo took a deep breath. "Look Cordelia, I don't know what is going on with us but I had a great time last night and today was really amazing too but if you just dragged me 5 hours in a snow storm to get to your boyfriend or ex-boyfriend… what every he is, I don't know what to think. I take relationship very seriously and you are going to have to make a choice."
Cordelia watched him as he got out of the car and stepped into the deep snow, she sighed dramatically and got out of the passenger side. She whined when she realized she was now in snow up to her calf, her designer shoes were going to be ruined!
"Someone is here!" Xander exclaimed pushing himself up from the window sill. "Someone is here!" He shouted again running around the living room like a mad man. Everyone looked oddly at him.
"Well don't just run around screaming." Joyce scolded. "You let them in! It's freezing out there!" Joyce walked over to the door, she opened it just as the couple walked up, greeting them with a smile. "Come in, come in! You must be freezing! I have never seen you around here before."
Cordelia looked around the Cabin, it was fairly nice it reminded her of the cabin her own parents had in Colorado. She looked around to the people in the Cabin but didn't recognize anyone. Her eyes fell on a dark haired man, he was attractive in a dorky kind of way wearing baggy jeans and a blue button down shirt over a white wife beater, his mouth hanging open as he watched her and whispered "Ay caramba!" She turned her head to the right into a dining room and saw Connor, Angel's younger brother with his girlfriend. Maybe Angel had let his brother borrow his car, he was always asking him to borrow one of his cars when he took his girlfriend out like his own car wasn't good enough. She saw a woman with short red hair that looked familiar from Angel's work, she remembered that Connor was dating one of Angel's employee's sisters. She didn't see Angel though. She slightly raised one eyebrow when Connor started to make his way into the kitchen area nonchalantly but failing, she followed his gaze into the kitchen and finally saw Angel… or the back of Angel. He was the only one not looking at her as he bent down to put something in the oven. Angel was cooking? Was he living some double life? She jumped slightly when she heard a growl and barking, she turned back to the living room to see Angel's dog, Sassy growling and barking at her. That dog never liked her and the feeling was mutual, every time she was at Angel's the dog had to be shut in her room because she would bark so much. She feared for her life every time that dog was around! It also annoyed her that Angel wouldn't even let her have closet space or even a drawer but the damn dog had her own room that was full of toys, dog bones, bar jumps, a teeter totter some weird looking tunnel and everything else that a dog could ever want. He spoiled that dog and always put her before Cordelia, so she was happy when he agreed to shut her in the room every time she came over which was a lot. She just couldn't get enough of Angel's house, it was a mansion after all! And not just any mansion, it was the mansion on Crawford Street. Everyone who was anyone wanted it but could never afford it. Angel bought the Crawford Mansion as soon as his company had taken off, she had read about it in the paper and started to set a plan into action to meet the incredibly rich man who had just purchased the most expensive piece of real estate in Sunnydale. It had taken her a few years to finally meet him but it was worth it, he was good looking and rich. Two things she always looked for in her men.
Connor tried to make his way over to the kitchen without Cordelia noticing but he could tell she did, Buffy must have recognized the tall brunette because she reached behind her and tapped the island counter behind her a few times and whispered "Angel." Without taking her eyes off the woman.
Angel turned around with a smile on his face, looking straight at Buffy wrapping his arms around her waist, he could hear Sassy barking at something. "Sassy! Quiet!" He called and the mumbled to Buffy "What is it, Love?" He placed a soft kiss to the nape of her neck, when she didn't respond he glanced up and saw Cordelia Chase standing in front of the door, not taking her eyes off of him. "Holy…"
"You're tellin' me." Buffy whispered.
Angel grabbed Buffy by the hand and she gave it a light squeeze, she tried to let go when he started to walk into the dining room area but he didn't drop her hand so she walked with him. "Hey… what…"
"What are you doing here?" She asked with a slight attitude then glanced down at the golden retriever who was now making her way closer, still barking.
Angel let out a short laugh. "I was invited. I'm spending Christmas with my brother and…" Angel stopped when Sassy's barking got louder. "What are you doing here? How did you even know how to get here?"
"I activated the GPS tracker in your car… well cars but only the Wrangler showed up as not at your house." Cordelia jumped again and leaned into Leo when she saw Sassy was right in front of her barking and growling.
"Sassy, come here girl!" The blonde who Angel was just snuggling up to called. Sassy stopped barking and ran straight to her. Cordelia raised her eyebrows when she saw the dog sit quietly next to the blonde as she pet the dog's head softly.
Angel glanced behind him and smiled when he saw Sassy sitting quietly next to Buffy. Turning back to Cordelia "You know… we should… talk." He pointed down the hallway. "Let's go down here."
Everyone watched as Angel and Cordelia walked down the hallway, they stopped once they got a ways down but looked back the way they came Angel saw everyone watching them so he motioned for Cordelia to go through the door closest to them. Willow and Xander looked at each other questionably when they saw Angel take her into the bedroom he shared with Buffy.
"They are probably going to have sex." Anya nodded.
"What do you mean you activated the GPS in my cars?" Angel asked irritated.
Cordelia smiled. "Well remember, you gave me the information when we thought your Jaguar went missing but it turned out Connor borrowed it without telling you."
"I didn't think you would ever go crazy stalker on me with the information!"
"Excuse me!" She huffed. "You just took off! I thought you were kidnapped. I went to the police!"
"You… you went to the police?!" He ran his hand through his hair. "Why the HELL would you do that?"
"I was concerned. I knew you wouldn't just take off and leave me like that." She shot back. "Plus, there was that crash on your voice mail and the message cut out."
"I hung up because Sassy knocked a plant over." He said taking a deep breath. "I can't believe you went to the cops!"
"Well, that nice man out there is a Detective and now he knows you are fine and just a lying, cheating douchebag."
"I tried to break up with you! You weren't home, I didn't know what else to do." He gritted his teeth. "I am sorry for leaving the note but I had to get going. It's not like the thought of breaking up with you hadn't crossed my mind before."
Cordelia gasped. "Excuse me?"
"Don't act so shocked!" He rolled his eyes. "All you want is a guy to take care of you like Daddy, it's not going to be me! You don't deserve it! All you do is spend everyone else's money, you have never worked a day in your life, you have never lifted a finger to help someone less fortunate than yourself! It's over Cordelia, I'm not doing it anymore!"
"Oh but that girl out there you were just all over, is she little miss perfect?!" Cordelia exclaimed pointing at the wall in the direction the kitchen was in. "Are you going to take care of her?!"
"She is nothing like you! She won't let me take care of her, not like that. She wants to work and earn her own money. She actually went to College to get a higher education so she could get a good job, you… you went to Europe on your Daddy's dime!"
Everyone in the living room looked around at each other awkwardly, not knowing what to do. They could all hear the yelling doing on down the call but couldn't make out everything that was being said. There had been way to much yelling going on in the Cabin the last few days. Buffy sucked on tongue, rocking back and forth on her feet for a moment then turned to the man standing by the door, he looked very uncomfortable. "So… what's your name?"
Leo whipped his head around to a beautiful blonde wearing tight blue jeans and a pink sweater. "Detective DiLaurentis…. Leo DiLaurentis."
The blonde gave him a smile and help out her hand. "Buffy Summers."
Leo smiled at the blonde. It looked like he was right and Angel had actually broken up with Cordelia and from the looks of it, he had broken up with her for the beautiful blonde in front of him. Buffy. She seemed down to earth and like she had a silly side to her. She was the type of girl he would normally go for and from what he had heard about Angel O'Brien in the last couple days Cordelia was the type of girl he would go for, so why was it that Angel was with Buffy and he wanted to be with Cordelia?
"You're a Detective, huh?" The blonde scrunched up her face in an adorable way. "What brings you here?"
"Cordelia thought Angel was kidnapped." He nodded down the hall. "From the looks of it he doesn't mind being kidnapped by you."
Buffy bit her lip and rocked back and forth again. "I can assure you, there was no kidnapping." She laughed. "See, check it out." She pointed to a boy with shaggy looking hair. "Angel's brother is here and everything… unless we kidnapped you too Connor."
"I don't know, I wouldn't put it past this crazy family." Connor teased.
"He's joking." Buffy turned to Leo and laughed then back to Connor. "Tell him you're joking!"
Leo let out a small laughed, he was still a little uncomfortable because he could hear the muffled sounds of yelling coming from down the hall but the little blonde was making it easier. "I didn't believe her anyway. I looked over everything she gave me and even made a few phone calls, everything pointed to normal."
Anya let out a bored sigh, why couldn't they fight in front of everyone so she knew what was going on! When Xander had told her that there was a slight mix up and Angel might still be in a relationship she had hoped she would be around when it all blew up, now here it was coming to a head and she couldn't even hear the explosion! She sighed again picking up her husband's laptop.
"So… that's Cordelia?" Xander asked. Buffy nodded and Xander let out a whistle. He loved his wife but that tall brunette currently in his sister's bedroom fighting with Angel was gorgeous.
Buffy turned to look down the hallway when she heard Angel shout "She is nothing like you!"
"Well gee, Angel. Make it seem like you hate me!" She exclaimed in her typical Valley Girl voice.
Angel sighed, running his fingers through his hair. "I don't hate you." He said calmly. "I just don't think you are the one for me… I'm looking for something…"
"Different?" Cordelia asked suddenly calmer too. She walked up in front of him getting close. "and this girl, she is the different you were looking for?"
"Well…." Cordelia paused for a second tilting her head even closer to him, almost like she was going to kiss him. "What if I told you I found that something different I was looking for too? And I actually came up here to tell you that… because I am woman enough to do it face to face."
"And who would that be?"
Cordelia gave him a pointed look.
"That cop out there?" He asked shocked, taking a step back. "Come on, Cordelia. Be realistic. He doesn't have the income to keep you happy."
Cordelia shrugged. "Maybe I am willing to give it up."
"Okay, am I being punk'd right now or did you do a complete turn-around since I have been gone?" He asked still shocked.
"Not being punk'd at all." She smiled.
Angel smiled at her. "You look good."
Cordelia laughed and looked down at her red leather pants and Leo's old jersey. "You're joking right? I wore these pants last night, this is Leo's shirt, I have no make-up on, I didn't do my hair today and I brushed my teeth with one of those disposable toothbrushes. I look disgusting! I'm totally slumming it!"
"Slumming looks good on you." He smiled. "Maybe the new lifestyle of a Detectives girlfriend works for you."
Cordelia took a step towards Angel, placing her hand on the back of his neck. "Angel, you were everything I thought I wanted… but I guess I thought wrong." She leaned towards him and softly kissed his lips.
"Hey, Buffy. You have like, a million likes on your new relationship update." Anya pointed to the screen.
Willow nodded slowly. "Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you. I guess everyone you have ever met likes that you are in a new relationship."
"What?" Buffy asked walking around the couch to look over her sister in law's shoulder at the Facebook page, she smiled behind her when she saw Leo walking further into the Cabin and looking over her shoulder at the computer screen too. "I don't even know a million people."
They all stood up straight and went silent when they heard the bedroom door open. Cordelia came walking down the hallway with a smile plastered on her face and Angel walked behind her looking slightly bothered about something. He walked over to Buffy and pulled her closer to him. "She kissed me." He whispered.
"WHAT?" She hissed quietly. "Does she not get that you broke up? Do I have to kick her ass?"
"You are so hot." He smiled. "I think it was a good bye kiss, she wants to be with…" he motioned his head towards Leo.
Buffy raised her eyebrows and looked towards Leo who was standing close to Cordelia. "Someone should warn him… he seems so nice and from everything I have heard from you, Connor, Will and Dawn she is like… the equivalent of one of those Tiapan snakes!"
They both looked towards Leo and Cordelia as they made their way to the door, it sounded like Cordelia was complaining about her shoes being ruined by the snow.
"I hope you aren't planning out going out there." Joyce stopped the couple at the door. "The snow storm is getting worse, I will set two more places at the table. Stay for Christmas diner everything is ready!"
Buffy stared at her mother with her mouth hanging open, Angel looked just as shocked. This was how her mother was going to get back at her for lying? She was going to force her to make nice with Angel's ex-girlfriend! Could this get any worse? She looked at her dad who just shrugged and got up from his chair to go into the dining room. If they thought she was going to make Cordelia Chase the God-mother of her children with Angel, they are dead wrong!