Buffy P.O.V

This ends now.

I hoped Willow would have been able to restore Angel's soul, but it wan not meant to be. Now I must kill him to save the world…again.

Get up vamp, fight back, I'm gonna kill him anyway…but I don't want to remember that I killed you pathetically on your knees…

Something is different about him…what is he doing?

"Buffy?" yeah, it's me, the one he have been trying to kill for the past few months, '"what's going on?"


He seems different; less…what's the word? Oh yeah, evil…what is he playing at?

What's with the slow confusion? Is he trying to do this deliberately? Trying to throw me off so he can kill me? Please, don't make this harder for me than it already is.

"Where are we?" he asks, I can see the confusion written on his face. Is he genuine? "I don't remember…"

No, it can't be, not now, oh god Willow, why be successful now? "Angel?" in my heart I know it is him, oh god, before, I could kill him easily, but now…I'm not so sure…

"You're injured," really? I notice the cut for the first time.

It feels so good to be in his arms again, I never realised how much I missed it, missed him…

"I feel like I haven't seen you in months…Buffy…" oh god it is good to hear him say my name without it sounding like a threat, I can hold back the tears no longer, I cry freely into his shoulder. I don't want to let my Angel go, but I know I must, it is the only way to stop Acathla, he came back to me too late.

Acathla has woken, the vortex has appeared, I cannot wait much longer.

"What's happening?" the confusion in his eyes.

"Shh. Don't worry about it," I cannot bare to tell him that you are the cause of the world's destruction. My hand comes to his face, enjoying the soft feeling of his cold skin underneath mine, not wanting to forget these times we had together, I seal the memories with a long, loving kiss, how I have missed the feel of his lips on mine, I have missed him so much.

The vortex is getting bigger, I know I can put it off no longer.

"I love you," I always have, I always will, my Angel.

"I love you," he replies, I know he does, I never doubted it, not even when he tried to kill me, I know Angel…my Angel loved me.

"Close your eyes," my voice is failing; I kiss him again, knowing it is the last time I will ever have the chance to do so.

I pull away, he look so peaceful, I don't think I can do it now…

No…I can't think…I just have to…

My hands thrust the sword in him before I have a chance to hesitate.

he holds out his arm, I want more than anything to pull him out of the vortex…to save him, but I know I cannot.

"Buffy?" hearing the confusion in his voice breaks my heart, he does not remember what he did.

He disappears.

It's over.

Oh god, what have I done? Angel I'm so sorry, I had no choice. I love you…I can take no more, the hurt, the pain…I have to go…I can't stay…I love you…

My Angel.

My Love.

My Heart.