I Wish You Love

Author: Nitrowugs

Rating: G

Pairings: B/A

Feedback: Please. Constructive criticism is always appreciated.

Disclaimer: I do not own anything associated with BtVS.

Distribution: Please ask and let me know where it's going.

Completed: 03/11/2011

Summary: Buffy leaves Angel a heartfelt goodbye.

Buffy entered the mansion as quietly as possible. She saw Angel's small duffle bag already packed and near the door. She could hear the shower running so she knew he was at home. She placed the small package on top of the duffle bag and left as quickly and quietly as she had entered.

Angel turned off the shower just in time to hear the door close. When he walked into the main room, he could tell that Buffy had been there. Looking around he saw the package on top of his duffle bag. The attached note was addressed to him:

Angel,

I don't know how it happened. I was going over our plans for graduation day and listening to the radio when this song that I had never heard before came on. The title states quite clearly what I wish for you, but in addition to that - happiness and peace of mind. I finally realized how much I want these things for you even if it means that I cannot share them with you. The first verse contains a bit of a contradiction, but listen to the rest of the lyrics. I picked up the CD and a portable CD player; the song that I heard is the first track and I thought you might like the other songs as well. The first track is my goodbye to you.

Buffy

Angel read the note twice and tears ran down his face as he listened to the song. He knew that it was as hard for Buffy to say goodbye as it had been for him, but they both knew that it had to be done. He put the CD player into his bag, folded the note and put it into the inside pocket of his leather coat and zipped it up. He would carry it with him always.

Below are the lyrics to the song that was Buffy's goodbye to Angel:

I Wish You Love
Sung by Gloria Lynne

Goodbye, no use leading with our chins
This is where our story ends
Never lovers, ever friends
Goodbye, let our hearts call it a day
But before you walk away
I sincerely want to say

I wish you bluebirds in the spring to give your heart a song to sing
And then a kiss but more than this
I wish you love

And in July a lemonade to cool you in some leafy glade
I wish you health and more than wealth
I wish you love

My breaking heart and I agree that you and I could never be
So with my best, my very best, I set you free

I wish you shelter from the storm
A cozy fire to keep you warm
But most of all when snowflakes fall
I wish you love

My breaking heart and I agree that you and I could never be
So with my best, my very best, I set you free

I wish you shelter from the storm
A cozy fire to keep you warm
But most of all when snowflakes fall
I wish you love