Outside in the cold

Angel, season 1 – ep. 18 – Five by Five.

Characters – Wesley, Faith, Angel.

Author Note: Short fic on my interpretation of what is going through Wesley's head right at the end of 'Five by five'. Reviews are welcome, but obviously, not compulsory.

Disclaimer: None of the characters herein belong to me, and are owned instead by Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy Productions

There were two thoughts battling for space in his head.

One, he must save Angel.

Two, he must have revenge on the girl who had caused him such pain.

He did not heed the scream and ache of muscle as he ran into the night, knife in hand.

The cold water poured down on his head, unceasing, unyielding, as his heart stopped still and his breath caught in his throat. Faith and Angel, stood tangled in the rain, it seemed as though Angel was trying to restrain a girl with all the fire drained from her. Wesley's fire died also, as the knife he had held so tightly clattered to the ground. He never heard it fall.

As he watched the couple, heaped on the ground, a voice whispered that it should be him, holding Faith. Finally fulfilling his role as Watcher, and caring for his slayer. He'd been left outside in the cold once more.