Okay guys, here's the deal –
I've decided to put a hiatus on my story "Angels & Demons" until further notice for a few reasons. One being that I'm really wrestling with the idea of this story in the first place. I love the idea of it; Buffy comes to LA to live and work with Angel, but I'm really not satisfied with the way it's turning out. I find that each chapter is just exactly what happened in canon, with Buffy in a few scenes here and there. I think that my writing preference and skills lay elsewhere. My personal favorite stories of mine are my one-shots or AU future stories. Further proof that I'm better at the whole AU thing: my favorite parts of "Angels & Demons" are the first two chapters, which is not based off of an Angel season 5 episode. I just don't feel confident enough to tackle the massive story arc that is Angel season 5. I would rather just stop now than finish it with poor quality material.
With that being said, I want to thank all of the readers that have stuck with "Angels & Demons" and given me positive reviews. I hate to stop this story, but I would hate even more for it to go on with content I am not pleased with.
Instead, I've had some ideas for short stories that could be strung together for a nice post "Chosen"/"Not Fade Away" AU. I feel that I am a much better writer doing these types of things. I'll explain the AU here so it won't take up time and space in future stories.
After the events in Chosen, Buffy and the rest of the Sunnydale crew began traveling the world to collect the newly made slayers everywhere. If the girls wanted, they could be sent to the training facility in England where Giles was stationed. Dawn was attending school there as well. Things continued smoothly for a few months, until Willow got word of what Angel did in Los Angeles with the Circle of the Black Thorn. Los Angeles was in ruins, so Buffy rounded up the most experienced slayers and went to Los Angeles with Faith and Willow to help Angel out. The battle had been going on for a few days by the time Buffy reached Los Angeles, Angel's small crew had been separated. With the extra muscle, Buffy and Angel's groups were able to beat back the Circle of the Black Thorn's army. Angel, Spike, and Illyria survived, badly beaten. Gunn was found later, barely alive. After a few weeks of rest, healing, and planning, Buffy and Faith decided to start traveling again to find slayers, this time with Angel and Spike as companions. As a reward for taking down one of the greatest demon armies of all time, the Powers That Be removed the true happiness loophole from Angel's curse.
This is a collection of snapshots from their time together.
(The title "Somewhere With You" comes from the Kenny Chesney song of the same name).