Title: Beautiful Illusion
Author: babies stole my dingo (agilebrit)
Fandom: Angel
Rating: PG
Length: Drabble (100 words)
Disclaimer: Joss is the genius behind these characters; I am but a lowly follower. I make no money from any of this, so please don't sue me.
Written for: LJ Community TV100's "imposter, swiftness, irrational" challenge.
Notes: Wesley's POV during Angel 5:22 "Not Fade Away." Two lines of dialogue cribbed directly from that ep, written by Joss Whedon and Jeffrey Bell.
"Would you like me to lie to you now?"

I know she's an imposter. Fred's gone someplace that I can't follow. It would be irrational for me to want Illyria to be Fred.

I don't care. For once in my bloody life, I'm going to get something I long for. If I had any breath left, it would be taken away at the swiftness of my capitulation. But I'm dying, so I want the very last thing I see in this world to be Fred's dear face, and not the creature who stole her from me.

"Yes. Thank you. Yes."