Saved By Death

Summary: The real reason Angelus left the hospital after his showdown with Xander.

Timeline: season 2 'Killed By Death'.

A/N: Just so tired of all the Xander-fans that make such a big deal out of this scene, saying stuff like he scared Angelus off. Really? A human boy with no chance whatsoever of beating him scares off the Scourge of Europe?

Thanks to my betas: none, just a chat with Cristina to inspire the bunny.

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Angelus mocked Xander for daring to stand up to him, "Buffy's White Knight. You still love her." Leaning in, he went for the pain, "It must just eat you up that I got there first."

The walking blood bag must have said something, but Angelus didn't hear him. He was too concerned about something he saw down the hallway. If memory served, that was a Der Kindestod going into the pediatric ward. 'Well, that changes things,' he thought to himself.

As fun as it would be to rip Harris to shreds, then do the same to Buff, being around when a Der Kindestod was hunting was bad for a vampire's health. Even when they weren't hunting, those things despised vampires and looked down on them for being the cockroaches of the demon world. But interfering with their meals? Sunlight would be a less painful way to die.

Despite the fact it might embolden the pest in front of him, Angelus decided to leave before the Death Demon saw him. He roughly handed the flowers to Harris and said, "Tell her I stopped by," managing to leave without looking like he was running in fear.

Ironic that Buffy was saved by Death.

A/N: No point to this other than to give an explanation for why Angelus would leave.