Buffy was curled up in a ball on her bed when Willow found her. "Buffy" Willow said quietly from the door, what had caused her best friend too look so vulnerable, so scared?

"It didn't work Will" was all she said, never even looking up at Willow

"What didn't work?" She said sitting down on the bed

"The potion"

"You saw yourself in the hospital again?"

"No, it was worse or I guess not worse, but it hurt more. I heard Angel, but he said he wasn't Angel, he said his name was Liam and that was he was real and breathing and he loved me and.Oh god Will I wanted to believe him so bad.I know how horrible that is.You'd all be gone, I almost killed you all because of it.But my life was so normal once, it was the kind of life you dreamed of and then it wasn't there." She sat up in bed and looked down at where she'd seen the ring "I saw a ring here, for just a second or two I saw a wedding ring. Do you have any idea how many times I've dreamed of Angel and I like that?" with that Buffy started to break down and Willow took her into her arms and let her cry.

All she could do was promise over and over again that it was going to be alright, but who knew if it actually would be. If the potion didn't work the first time, what chance did they have of it working now?