This will be a very short story, right now I'm looking at about 7 or 8 chapters, and the chapters themselves probably won't be that long. This is just going to be a look at different times throughout the show (after Angel left) where Angel came to Sunnydale to help and Buffy didn't ask him to stay. I know Angel wasn't there for all of the things I'm going to be writing about, but for the sake of this story I'm pretending he was.




Angel slowly turned back to gaze at the girl on the bed. She was sitting on the edge, hands clasped together, and her head bowed. The word that came to mind when he looked at her was defeated. But he knew better. She would be alright, she always was. She's strong, and she would make it through. Still he wondered if maybe she needed him.

He stood there staring at her for another minute. Finally he spoke "You know I would stay if you asked me too."

Buffy slowly raised her head to look at Angel. She didn't say anything for a long time, just stared into his eyes, searching.

After many long minutes Buffy looked away and responded "I Know".