This is it, it's taken over two years and many nights of frustration but, it's finally over. It's bittersweet for me, while I'm ready to tie this up, I'll miss writing it. This was my first fan fiction venture into the Charmed and Buffy world. Up until the point I started this I'd only ever written stories for General Hospital. But, after watching the season six finale of Charmed and crying like a baby when Chris died, I had to do something, so this story was born. I brought in Buffy because, well it's the best show ever(just my opinion feel free to disagree). Honestly I have no idea where this story came from but, it came and took on a life of it's own. Now, 100 chapters later it's finished. Thank you to everyone who's reviewed, you're the reason I didn't delete this story a long time ago. While I'm flattered so many of you have requested a sequel, at this time I have no plans for one, I don't think it needs one. But, I have left the possibility for a spin off of sorts, no promised but, you never know. I still have a lot of catching up to do with Once Upon A Time There were Three, if you haven't yet, check it out and my other neglected fics. Thanks again to all my readers, let me know what you think.

"So let me get this strait, Cordelia went to school with you." Wyatt asked confused.

"She dated Xander. And then moved to LA." Chris continued. "Where she hooked up with Angel, and became a higher power."

"Basically." Buffy nodded.

"So your not friends?" Piper asked confused.

"Cordy and I are complicated." Buffy said smiling softly. "Whole love/hate thing going on. I wouldn't call us friends, especially after she tried to get with Angel. Which was wrong on so many levels...not that I want Angel for myself." Buffy explained shooting a apoplectic glance at Chris. "But, she broke the girl code."

"Girl code?" Chris asked confused.

"Never date your friends ex." Phoebe replied smirking.

"Especially when the reason you break up is the fact that he can't have a 'relationship'." Buffy said rolling her eyes. "Not that I can really get mad at Angel after Spike."

"You dated Spike!" Paige said shocked.

"Um date is a strong word." Buffy said blushing.

"Do you have to date every vampire with a soul?" Chris asked bitterly.

"He didn't have a soul then." Buffy admitted. "Just a chip in his head that made him unable to hurt humans."

"Oh much better." Chris muttered.

"It was mostly just a physical...you know what that's not really something you all need to here." Buffy blushed. "Anyway wanna play the evil ex card because your tried to kill me."

"Moving on." Chris replied.

"Thought so." Buffy smirked.

"So why did She owe Angel." Leo asked.

"For being a ho." Buffy replied. "No really." She explained at their skeptical faces. "She banged his son."

"Angel has a son?" Chris asked stunned.

"Yeah Connor, before you ask, I had nothing to do with his creation." Buffy replied. "Neither did Cordy, it's a long story. But Cordy is different now, we'll never be friends, but we understand each other."

"And how is that?" Leo asked amused.

"I was her." Buffy shrugged. "Well before I was called."

"I'm guessing you don't mean in the literal sense." Paige smirked.

"Nope." Buffy laughed. "Though thanks for that nightmare. You know, head cheerleader, homecoming queen, perfect, fake, you know popular." She explained. "What's so funny?"

"No offence, but you a cheerleader, aren't they I don't know what's the word?" Piper laughed.

"Perky." Paige offered smirking.

"Peppy?" Phoebe laughed.

"Shut up." Buffy said rolling her eyes. "And what are you smiling about?" She asked Chris.

"He's just picturing you in the outfit." Wyatt teased.

"I'll have you know, I looked damn good in it." Buffy smirked.

"Anyways." Piper said smiling. "What are we going to do now?"

"About what?" Buffy asked confused.

"The Elders, their the reason you died." Wyatt explained.

"Excuse me?" Chris asked.

"Oh boy, this could take a while." Paige sighed.

"So they really tried to kill me." Buffy asked stunned.

"They did kill you." Chris corrected.

"I killed the slayer." Buffy said sadly. "I..."

"Let's not go there." Chris replied.

"Yeah, I was all evil in the future once, and you two saved me, so now we really are even." Wyatt smirked.

"So, what are we going to do now?" Kyle asked.

"I don't know about you guys." Chris began glancing at Buffy. "But, I have a wedding to get to."

"You still want to marry Her now that you know about her dark past." Wyatt teased.

"I'll just have to come to terms with the fact that my wife was a...a cheerleader." Chris shuddered.

"That's head cheerleader." Buffy said smacking him on th arm. "And don't you forget it."

Up there:

"Your plan failed." Faith boasted.

"Perhaps, but there's always plan b." An elder replied.

"Yes, there is." Faith said smiling.

Manor:

"Are you guys sure, Chris destroyed the decor and Your dress." Piper began.

"I'm on it." Paige smirked. "Let the object of objection be but a dream as I cause the seen to be unseen."

"An oldy but a goody." Phoebe smiled as order was restored.

"I'll get the girls." Cole offered shimmering out.

"We all know their going to pull something, right?" Kyle asked.

"Yes." Buffy replied.

"Just as long as were all on the same page." Kyle sighed.

"Places everyone." Piper ordered.

"Good luck." Kyle said giving her hand a squeeze as he went down stairs.

"Ok, we're all set, ready?" Piper asked.

"I can't wait." Buffy grinned. She slowly made her way down the stairs everyone letting out a sigh of relief as she made it to the last step. She was halfway down the makeshift isle when her path was blocked.

"What the hell do you want now?" Buffy groaned.

Watcher HQ:

"Faith?" Willow began confused. "But your."

"Dead, Yes. Look you don't remember but we had this conversation already." Faith began as she hurriedly explained.

"The Elders are going to try again?" Xander asked stunned.

"Not exactly, they wont kill her this time, we need to stop them." Faith replied.

"What can we do?" Willow asked.

"It's time to pull out the big guns." Faith replied.

Manor:

"I don't think we received your RSVP." Piper glared.

"We can't let this happen." One of the elders spoke up.

"Funny, you don't seem to be able to stop it either." Chris replied.

"We regret what we almost did, but our intentions were as they still are, for the greater good." Another replied.

"Wow, that's the lamest 'sorry I killed you' ever." Buffy mocked. "Now, get out of my way."

"This is your last Chance Miss Summers." Another replied as they opened the portal.

"Make me." Buffy dared.

"If that's what you want." Another began.

"I'll just go after her, We'll bring her back." Chris replied.

"No, you wont." Another spoke up. "You wont remember her."

"You can't do that!" Piper shouted furiously.

"All the times you've tried to pull that forgetting crap on us haven't worked." Paige added glaring.

"Now, I'm going to be the bigger person here, and forgive the whole putting a hot on me." Buffy Began. "But, if you insist on continuing to mess with me, I wont be reasonable for what happens."

"Are you threatening us?" An elder asked.

"Sounded pretty clear to me." Faith said amused.

"What are you doing here?" And elder asked.

"I was invited." Faith replied. "Well not really but, I like to crash B's life every once in a while, you know. For old times sake."

"Your one of us now." Another began.

"I was the slayer first." Faith shrugged.

"What did you do?" She demanded.

"Went over your heads." Faith smirked.

"Your to late." Another replied. "There is no reversing this magic, once she's through the portal, it's final."

"Good luck getting her in." Paige laughed.

"Um, they may not need it." Buffy said nervously. "I can't move."

"What did you do to her?" Chris demanded as a barrier formed between them and Buffy.

"You have to fight it." Piper ordered.

"I..I can't." Buffy cried.

"It's time to say goodbye." One of the elders replied walking over to her.

"Stop." A voice yelled.

"You have no authority here Mr Harris, She doesn't work for the council." An elder replied.

"She never quit, not technically." Willow glared.

"They got you there." Faith smirked. "She rejoined the council after Glory and never officially quit."

"So, you have no authority over her actions, you can't interfere." Xander replied grinning.

"Your not her watcher." Another began.

"No, I am." A voice called as Zander and Willow parted revealing another.

"Giles?" Buffy whispered stunned as he walked forward slowly.

"Get the hell away from my slayer." Giles Demanded.

"I believe it's time to go." An elder sighed.

"No, we can't just let them." Another began.

"Stop." The first elder began. "We've been outwitted this time. We can't interfere or we risk breaking the magical pact forged centuries ago."

"But.." The second began.

"No." The first cut him off. "It's time to leave." he ordered as they orbed away.

"Giles?" Buffy asked hesitantly as she approached him. "And Willow?"

"Hey Buffy." Willow grinned hugging her.

"But, your so." Buffy began.

"Old, I know." Giles laughed.

"I know what you mean G-man was like ancient before and now." Xander grinned.

"Do Shut up Zander." Giles sighed cleaning his glasses. "And don't call me G-man."

"It's really you." Buffy said hugging him tightly.

"I almost forgot how strong you were." Giles wheezed as she let him go.

"Sorry." Buffy grinned. "I just...your really here."

"Yes, care to introduce us to your friends?" Giles asked.

"Sorry." Buffy replied. "This is Piper, Phoebe and Paige, their.."

"The Charmed ones." Willow finished excitedly.

"It's an honor to meet you." Giles replied shaking his head at the excitable red head.

"And you know Kyle," She continued introducing them all. "And last but not least, this is Chris."

"It's nice to meet you sir." Chris said nervously holding out his hand as Giles sized him up.

"Let's just make one thing perfectly clear." Giles began squeezing his hand roughly. "Your not good enough for her, you don't deserve her. But, she for whatever reason loves you and if you hurt her in anyway, there wont be a safe place for you to hide in this world or the next. Do we understand each other?"

"Yes sir." Chris replied nervously.

"I forgot how scary Giles can be." Willow shuddered.

"Take it down a notch Ripper." Buffy smirked. "He's a good man, half angel in fact."

"Only half." Xander asked glaring a t Chris.

"Hey, I thought you liked Chris." Wyatt replied. "You went all the way to the past with me to get her for him."

"No, I went to help Buffy, not him." Xander replied.

"You two play nice." Willow laughed.

"It's not you, they never really liked any of my boyfriends." Buffy shrugged. "And see, I told you I had friends."

"I think I liked it better when your only friend was my mom." Chris said shifting uncomfortably under the older mens gazes.

"Don't worry, I'll protect you from the big bad watchers." Buffy laughed.

"I hate to interrupt, but I believe I was summoned to preform a wedding." A voice called.

"Oops, sorry Grams." Piper replied.

"Will you guys stay?" Buffy asked.

"Sure you want us to?" Willow teased. "You know our wedding track record."

"I think I can risk it." Buffy grinned. "Though you know how you and Xander get around formal wear."

"Shut up." Willow laughed as She and Xander moved to their seats.

"Places everyone...again." Piper ordered.

"Giles." Buffy called as he turned to follow. "I um, you know I've always thought of you as...would you...?"

"I'd be honored." Giles replied as they took their places. "You know, just for the record." he whispered as she placed her hand on his arm and they slowly started down the isle. "I've always thought of you as my daughter too and, I couldn't be prouder of the amazing woman you've become."

"I love you Giles, even if you are a stuffy brit." Buffy said tearfully.

"And I love you, even if you're a crazy American." Giles said fighting back his own tears as they reached the alter. He her kissed cheek softly and gave her hand a squeeze before placing it in Chris's and taking his seat next to Willow.

"Who gives this Woman to this Man?" Grams asked.

"We do." Giles said as he Xander and Willow stood.

"We are gathered here today to honor the love between Christopher Perry Halliwell and Buffy Anne Summers." Grams Continued as they sat. "If anyone here can show just cause why these to should not be joined speak now, or forever hold your peace." She paused for a moment but was only met with silence. "Chris."

"Hah you here that, you had your chance, now you just have to but out." Piper shouted up at the ceiling.

"Um, is she nuts?" Xander asked confused.

"No more than any of us." Wyatt replied.

"Then I'll take that as a yes." Xander chucked.

"Chris." Grams repeated smiling at Piper's outburst. "and Buffy have prepared their own vows to be recited now.

You're a song

Written by the hands of god

Don't get me wrong cause

This might sound to you a bit odd

But you own the place

Where all my thoughts go hiding

And right under your clothes

Is where I find them

"Buffy." Chris began holding her hands between them as he turned to face her. "You came into my life at a time I had lost hope in most things, I was determined to prove I didn't want or need you. And despite the meddling of my aunts," He smiled as Buffy laughed softly. "My determination to not let you in, and the fact that I always say the wrong thing, I fell in love with you, and by some miracle, you loved me back. We been through so much together and faced so much apart but, no matter what evil we face, or what challenge arises, at the end of the day when it seems all hope is gone I can be sure of one thing, you. No matter what happens, I know our love will survive. Your it for me Buffy. Ever since you stormed into my life and decked my dad, there hasn't been anyone else, and there never will be. I'll love you forever."

Underneath Your Clothes

There's an endless story

There's the man I chose

There's my territory

And all the things I deserve

For being such a good girl honey

"Sometimes, you say the right thing." Buffy replied as Chris reached out brushing away her tears. "When we met, I was determined to be numb, to block it all out. I didn't want to fall in love with you, I was determined not to but, I couldn't stop it. When you orbed into my jail cell and kissed me, for the first time, I didn't fell alone. I felt like I found my other half, I felt complete. You once told me I was the strongest person you knew, and not because I was the slayer, just because I was me. But it's you, you make me strong, you make me brave because deep down I'm a coward. And most people wouldn't believe that about me, I mean not a lot scares me anymore, I faced it all, demons, vampires, the government, hell gods, the first evil, death, and even high school. But you saw through it, you knew what really scared me, living. I didn't know how to do it, I was afraid to. Being called as the slayer was probably the best thing that could have ever happened to me, because it gave me an out. I didn't have to face the future because I didn't have one anymore. And don't get me wrong it still terrifies me, but in a good way, and I know it will be ok. No matter what happens, I'll be ok, because you'll be right there with me. I love you Chris, I spent a lot of time trying to deny it, then even more trying to forget it. But it's the only thing in this crazy world that I can say with a hundred percent certainty. I love you and I always will."

Because of you

I forgot the smart ways to lie

Because of you

I'm running out of reasons to cry

When the friends are gone

When the party's over

We will still belong to each other

"Let the bond that has been formed to day only grow stronger with time. Their love has prevailed over every obstacle it's faced. And I pity the being that tries to come between them now." Grams said whipping away her own tears. "I now pronounce you man and wife, you may kiss your bride." Everyone stood clapping loudly as Chris pulled her into his arms crashing his lips against hers.

Underneath Your Clothes

There's an endless story

There's the man I chose

There's my territory

And all the things I deserve

For being such a good girl honey

"Ok, get a room." Wyatt said grinning a few minutes later nudging his brother slightly as They pulled apart Buffy blushing slightly.

"May I know proudly be the first to present to you Mr and Mrs Christopher Perry Halliwell." Grams said smiling as they walked back down the isle hand in hand.

"So what now? Are you going to Disappear on us again?" Xander asked as he spun Buffy around the dance floor.

"No, I can't really can I mean with the elders and all." Buffy replied smiling.

"Oh so that's the only reason you like us?" Xander pouted.

"Oh shut up." Buffy laughed. "You know I missed you."

"It's nice to hear." Xander grinned.

I love you more than all that's on the planet

Movin' talkin' walkin' breathing

You know it's true

Oh baby it's so funny

You almost don't believe it

As every voice is hanging from the silence

Lamps are hanging from the ceiling

Like a lady tied to her manners

I'm tied up to this feeling

"I still don't get it though, the way they just gave up." Buffy said as they sat back down.

"Who cares, I'm just glad they did." Chris said pulling her into his lap.

"I told you their not allowed to interfere with the slayer or the council." Leo replied.

"Yeah, but why not? I mean what's the big?" Willow asked.

"You heard them mention the magical pact." Giles explained. "If they break it, they will lose their powers, the Elders as you call them, will cease to exist."

"Ok, I feel like that explanation lacked something, like a beginning and an middle." Buffy said confused.

"You know how the first slayer was created." Giles began as they all nodded. "Well what you may or may not know is that it was the newly formed group 'the elders' who made her. But, the real issue is, they weren't allowed to. The PTB were furious but, they couldn't undo what had been done. They hoped the 'experiment' would end with her death, but noone foresaw the true outcome. Her powers passed down from girl to girl thought the generations. Until one girl did what Buffy almost did, destroyed most of the elders, in an act of revenge for the death sentence they gave her. The powers intervened saving them. The powers were furious, she was to be powerful force for good but instead, had to be killed. They couldn't stop the next slayer from being called but, they could cut her contact with those who created her. They were forbidden then to be involved with her, the PTB formed the council to guide her and the elders forged a magical pact with the powers that forbade their interference and no slayer has even met an elder since then, until you."

"And again she tried to kill them." Wyatt replied. "Sorry I didn't mean it that way.."

"I know." Buffy sighed.

"Only after they interfered." Giles said giving Buffy's hand a warm pat. "Which is why I believe they allowed Cordelia to revive you."

"Why don't I know any of this?" Xander asked.

"Because, you never read the books I told you too." Giles sighed cleaning his glasses.

"Ok what I don't get is, why Buffy went to San Francisco when she was destined to go to LA." Willow replied.

"The Angel of Destiny told me it was because of Chris coming there." Buffy shrugged.

"But, if you were destined to be together, then why the big over it?" Willow asked.

"I don't know...Willow?" Buffy said confused as her friends froze. "Chris?"

"Um, I didn't do this." He said waving his hand in front of Piper's face.

"I did." The angel of destiny said causing them to spin around. "And I believe I can answer Miss Rosenberg's question."

"Um ok." Buffy said confused.

"I told you once, changing one destiny has a ripple effect." He began.

"Yeah, I came from the past, We know." Chris shrugged.

"No, you see you and Miss Summers, well I guess I can't call you that anymore." He grinned. "You were destined to be, just not this way, not exactly. You were to be reborn a powerful witch, and then you and Christopher would have met, in this time. But that didn't happen, causing a ripple effect, including your coming back, destiny always finds a way to correct it's mistakes. And the two of you have managed to bring it back on course nicely"

"I don't understand, what changed?" Buffy asked confused. "How did we change it?"

"You didn't, only one person in all history has been powerful enough to change destiny." He replied.

"That's not true, we changed it, My Mom and Aunts have." Chris insisted.

"No, they like you two have merely corrected a few flaws. You see destiny is not cut in stone as one may think, it changes with every action. But when it veers to off course powerful beings can steer it back in the right direction as you have. A power greater than any destiny changed it all. Pure and honest love." He explained.

"The who is this superpower that changed it all?" Chris demanded.

"Oh god." Buffy exclaimed.

"What?" Chris asked.

"Xander." Buffy replied. "When he saved me from the master."

"Yes." The Angel smiled. "Your Friend Mr Harris is the most Powerful being in existence for the simple fact he was able to successfully change destiny."

"But you said we fixed it, it didn't change." Buffy said confused.

"No it has, Your not a witch. You Buffy were never meant to be here, not as the slayer, not as you are, you were to die, but he changed it." He explained. "I told you that you had a choice, and you choose. Now you must continue the destiny that would have been your next life. Good luck." He said disappearing.

"What the hell, you were just over here." Wyatt said as they unfroze.

"Were we frozen?" Leo asked glancing at Piper.

"Don't look at me, I didn't do it." Piper replied. "Damn it, the angel of Destiny right?"

"Yup." Chris replied still absorbing it all.

"What did he want?" Paige asked nervously.

"You wouldn't believe us if we told you." Buffy said grinning as she walked over to Xander and hugging him tightly and giving him a kiss on the cheek.

"What was that for?" Xander asked confused.

"For saving my life." Buffy replied. "You have no idea what you did but, thank you."

"Um, your welcome, I think." Xander shrugged.

"What the hell did the Angel say?" Piper demanded.

"Guess who the most powerful being to ever exist is." Buffy grinned. "I'll give you a hint, he pretends to be just a regular guy."

"So what are you guys going to do now?" Wyatt asked after the excitemnet over the bomb the Angel of destiny dropped died down.

"I'm not sure." Chris shrugged.

"What about a honeymoon?" Phoebe asked. "Where are you going to live."

"Hey, slow down." Buffy laughed. "We'll figure it out, we have time."

"You forget." Giles began smiling. "You have all the insurance money from the house in Sunnydale, with twenty years interest it should be quite a sum by now."

"And, since you have to be part of the council, you have a job all lined up." Xander added.

"Just what job would that be?" Buffy asked cautiously. "Because I'm not about to dive back into being full time slayer."

"No, of course not." Giles replied. "Well find something."

"You'd be perfect to council the new slayers, you were great at it when you did it at Sunnydale high." Willow offered.

"Maybe." Buffy replied.

"It would be a great deal of help for them to talk to someone who understands." Giles replied.

"I'll think about it, I promise." Buffy sighed.

"And just what are you going to do while your wife's out bringing home the bacon." Wyatt teased.

"Same as I've been doing." Chris shrugged. "Taking care of P3." He'd taken over managing after Piper opened her restaurant. She had been unable to bring herself to sell it. It had become a major part of their lives over the years and, Chris had turned out to have a knack for the nightclub business making it a greater success than it had ever been.

"All I want to know," Piper began grinning. "Is when I can expect my super powerful grandchildren."

"What?" Buffy sputtered choking on her water.

"Ohh, your going to have such cute kids." Phoebe cooed.

"Buffy couldn't even take care of the egg they gave us in health class." Xander teased. "She slayed it, ours too."

"Hey, they were mind controlling creepy crawlies." Buffy defended herself.

"And you hard boiled and almost ate yours." Willow reminded him.

"I wouldn't eat a real baby." Xander declared emphatically.

"Eww, remember the band candy and baby eating demon." Willow smiled.

"How could I forget," Buffy grinned.

"Let's move on." Giles groaned.

"What's with him?" Xander asked.

"Oh, that's when he had sex with my mother." Buffy replied. "On the hood of a police car."

"EWWWW." Willow and Xander cried.

"Tell me about it." Buffy said shuddering.

"If your quiet done." Giles sighed.

"Joyce was a hottie." Xander shrugged.

"Xander!" Buffy exclaimed.

"Back to Buffy and Chris's adorable babies." Xander replied sticking his tongue out at her.

"Yeah we really should get started on that." Chris grinned throwing Buffy over his shoulder.

"Chris." Buffy shrieked. "Put me down."

"Ok." Chris laughed orbing away.

"I'm going to hurt you magic boy." Buffy screamed as they orbed out.

Underneath Your Clothes

There's an endless story

There's the man I chose

There's my territory

And all the things I deserve

For being such a good girl honey

Six months later:

"No, you stay, I'm going to walk home." Buffy reassured him. "The fresh air will make me feel better."

"But you shouldn't." Chris began.

"I'll be fine." Buffy smiled. "Still the big bad slayer. Plus with Coles help I have my new demonic powers under control finally, well not lately but, not my fault. I'll yell if I need you promise." She said giving him a quick kiss. "I'll see you at home."

"I shouldn't be more than an hour." Chris replied.

"Take your time, I'll be fine." She sighed smiling at him.

"Be careful." He cautioned as she started down the dark alley.

"I always am." She called over her shoulder. She was almost to their apartment when she sensed someone following her pausing she spun around Chris's name on the tip of her tongue. She let out a sigh of relief as she realized who it was. "Are you trying to give me heart attack?" She called into the shadows.

"Your losing your touch." Angel replied stepping out of the shadows. "I've been following you since you left the club."

"Why?" Buffy asked confused.

I don't know." Angel shrugged."How are you?"

"Don't do this to yourself." Buffy sighed.

"I'm not doing anything." Angel replied.

"Yeas you are, and you know it." Buffy sighed sadly. "I"m done."

"Done what?" Angel asked confused. It broke her heart to do it but, he had to know the truth, he had to move on.

"I'm done baking." Buffy said knowing only he'd understand the true meaning of the simple phrase. "I'm a cookie."

"Oh." Angel said sadly turning to leave.

"Angel wait." She called grabbing his arm. "I'm sorry, I never meant to hurt you."

He drowns in his dreams

An exquisite extreme, I know

He's as damned as he seems

And more heaven than a heart could hold

And if I tried to save him

My whole world could cave in

It just ain't right, it just ain't right

"I know." Angel sighed. "So your happy, really happy?"

"Yes, and to keep with the cooking metaphors, I have a bun in the oven." Buffy grinned.

"Your...your pregnant?" Angel asked stunned.

"About Three months." Buffy replied. "Noone knows yet, well except Chris of course, were going to tell everyone tomorrow. He's been driving me nuts with his overprotectiveness, I can only imagine how it will be when they all find out. Angel please say something?" She begged as he stared.

"Congratulations." He replied surprised by how bitter he sounded. "I mean it really."

"Thank you." She replied grabbing her side.

"Are you ok?" He asked concerned.

"Yeah, just seems the baby is going to take after mommy in the strength department, if these kidney shots are any indication." Buffy grinned. "Wanna feel?" She asked placing his hand on her stomach before he could protest.

"Doesn't fell that strong to me." He Smiled softly.

"Well, it's not playing soccer with your internal organs." she replied.

"I think I'm going to take off for a while." He replied.

"What do you mean?" She asked.

"I need to get away, see the world, people need saving outside of California." He shrugged.

"How long will you be gone?" She asked.

Oh and I don't know

I don't know what he's after

But he's so beautiful

Such a beautiful disaster

And if I could hold on

Through the tears and the laughter

Would it be beautiful?

Or just a beautiful disaster?

"I'm not coming back." He replied. "Not for a long time, I can't. I'm glad you found what you wanted really I am, but I can't watch you be happy with someone else. If you ever need me, I'll be there, but I have to go."

"I understand, take care of yourself." Buffy said brushing away her tears.

"You deserve all the happiness in the world." Angel sighed as he began to remove his hand.

"So do you." She said placing her hand over his to stop him. "And you'll find it someday."

"You don't know that." He began pausing as she doubled over. "Buffy?" He asked worriedly as she opened her eyes. "Are you ok, the baby?"

"We're ok." She smiled straightening. "And I do know it." she said with a secretive smile as she brought her hands behind her neck. "Here." She said unclasping her necklace and handing it to him. He closed his fist around it ignoring the burning pain.

"I gave this to you..." He began.

"The night we met." Buffy smiled.

"It's yours." He said trying to hand it back.

"Someone else is going to need it more than I do." Buffy smiled. "Hold onto it."

"I don't understand." Angel replied.

"You will.: Buffy smiled. "Goodbye Angel."

"Goodbye Buffy." He replied disappearing into the night.

He's magic and myth

As strong as what I believe

A tragedy with

More damage that a soul should see

And do I try to change him?

So hard not to blame him

Hold on tight, hold on tight

250 years later:

He didn't know why he decided to come back now, the last time had just under two hundred years ago, to say his final goodbye to the girl who had captured his heart so long ago. She lived a good long life. She died surrounded by her children, grandchildren and her beloved husband who he heard from Spike died a few years later. They were all gone by now, the Scooby gang, Dawn, all the people from Angel investigations, even his own son. Conner's death had been hard, even though he was a 92 year old man, it still stung. But, he still watched over his family from afar, never letting his dark past touch them. All he had left was Spike, as grudgingly as he'd admit, a good friend. He'd gotten into LA last night checking in and somehow he found himself here. He didn't know why, he was over her, truly, it took almost two hundred years but, he did it.

"This is senseless." He told himself turning to leave just as the door swung open and he silently slipped into the shadows.

"I'm going home." She called into someone inside the noisy night club. She didn't know why but she felt so restless tonight. She'd been having weird dreams lately, all part of the package she sighed. She didn't know why it had to be her, she didn't ask for it. It had been quiet a surprise for the whole family when her powers developed. She had all the abilities of the slayer, but wasn't one, it was odd, noone could figure it out. She was sick of them all worrying about her, she could take care of herself.

"Who's there?" she demanded as the door closed with a thud behind her. Angel stepped out of the shadows stunned when he saw her.

"I'm not going to hurt you." He replied.

"Who are you?" She demanded.

"I'm a friend." He began.

"Who said I wanted a friend." She replied glaring.

"I didn't say I was..." He trailed off laughing.

Oh 'cause I don't know...

I don't know what he's after

But he's so beautiful

Such a beautiful disaster

And if I could hold on

Through the tears and the laughter

Would it be beautiful?

Or just a beautiful disaster?

"What's so funny?" She demanded.

"It's just I've had this conversation before." He explained. "With someone you look an awful lot like." And she did, she looked just like her great, great grandmother Buffy, except for her dark hair and deep green eyes. "I'm Angel." He smiling.

"Sarah." She replied smiling back. She didn't know why but, something was drawing her to this stranger, like she knew him or something. "Have we met?"

"No, but I know your Family, or I did." He explained. "But that was a quarter of a millennium ago."

"Um, care to elaborate?" She asked nervously.

"I'm a vampire." He explained noting her defensive stance at the word he hurried to explain. "I'm not like the others, I have a soul."

"Sure you do." She replied.

I'm longing for love and the logical

But he's only happy hysterical

I'm waitin' for some kind of miracle

Waiting so long,

So long

"I mean it, I was a friend of your great grandmother, Buffy." He replied.

"Great, Great Grandmother." She corrected.

"Wow, time really has past." He sighed. "Seems like yesterday... Anyways, ask around, I'm not lying."

"I will." She replied guardedly.

"Here." He said tossing her a box.

"What's this?" She asked catching it.

"It's for you, I didn't understand, until now." He smiled. "And I know I'm not your friend, but I'd like to be." Hew said blending back into the shadows.

He's soft to the touch

But frayed at the end he breaks

He's never enough

And still he's more than I can take

"Wait, how will I find you." She called disappointed to see him go.

"I'll be around." He replied with a smile she found herself returning. "If you want me to be."

"Maybe." She shrugged smiling as he disappeared into the night.

Oh 'cause I don't know

I don't know what he's after

But he's so beautiful

Such a beautiful disaster

And if I could hold on

Through the tears and the laughter

Would it be beautiful?

Or just a beautiful disaster?

She opened the small velvet box after he left fingering the silver cross inside. She didn't know what to make of her new friend, but something told her she'd be seeing a lot more of him. She smiled as she fastened the chain around her neck.

"I'll see you around." She called into the darkness, deciding she definitely did want him around. she couldn't see or sense him, but somehow she knew he was still close by, and that made her smile. She didn't know if he'd turnout to be friend or foe, or maybe even more but, she knew he would become something to her, something life changing.

He's beautiful

Such a beautiful disaster

THE END...

UNDERNEATH YOUR CLOTHES (Shakira)

"Beautiful Disaster" By Kelly Clarkson

There it is, the ending. I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know what you think.