Hope I Die Before I Get Old

Talkin' 'Bout My Generation

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I've been iconing the Buffy ep 'Forever' (I'll be done in a few days, probably), and it inspired a romantic Buffy/Angel vignette. I would love to make it into a series, but if I've discovered anything in the course of my endeavors in the world of fanfic, it's that I don't have the discipline to complete a series. Maybe I'll write a sequel or something if people like it.



Buffy the Vampire Slayer and related characters belong to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Dialogue from the episode ‘Forever’ is included in this piece. ‘Forever’ is written by Marti Noxon.

He arrived after my mother’s funeral. I’d been worried, irrationally, that he wouldn’t come. Of course he came. My angel. My Angel.

“I'm sorry. I couldn't come sooner,” he says.

Of course he couldn’t. The sun. I hadn’t even thought. “It’s okay,” I reply. “I’m just glad you’re here.”

We sit in the cemetery, our backs against a gravestone, just like we used to sit when we patrolled together, and he was still here all the time. He doesn’t try to make conversation, for which I’m grateful. He’s never been chatty.

“The funeral was,” I begin, with a sigh, “It was brutal, but it's tomorrow that I'm worried about.”

“What's tomorrow?” he asks.

“That's exactly what I don't know.” I’m so scared. I’ve lost people before. I’ve even lost Angel. I could deal, eventually. But Mom has always been there in the end, picking up the pieces. Who’s supposed to pick up my pieces now?

“Look, it's okay,” he replies. I see that we’ve been talking to each other without my noticing. As my mind went a mile a minute with terrifying thoughts, I had spilled out all my fears to him. “I know you don't feel like it now,” he continues, “but you are strong, Buffy. You're gonna figure this out. And you have people to help you. You don't have to do this alone.”

“It's gonna be light soon,” I say, reluctantly. I want to believe that he’ll be here to help me. My father didn’t even come to the funeral. Giles can only do so much. My friends are kind but misguided, mostly. Tara’s been a comfort, somewhat, but I don’t know her well enough to truly be comfortable. But Angel left me. He went to Los Angeles and made a whole new life without me. He can only mean that I’ll have Giles and my friends.

“I can stay in town as long as you want me,” he says.

How long will I want you, Angel? “How's forever? Does forever work for you?”

“Forever works for me,” he replies, and kisses me.
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Oh my God, rock out, I so do. I wish I had a Giles icon, but I don't right now, so we'll have to settle for Spike.
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Oh my Lord, when did he get so old? Eep!
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He'd better not be, so I can continue to be hot for him. Like Sean Connery. He may be 76, but he's still sexy.
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I've downloaded the epi. Do you think you could tell me a little about the show so I know what's going on?
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Thanks! It's Doctor Who time!
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Doctor Who is the best show ever. I now have to get my hands on the other episodes!
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Why didn't I know this? I could have been geeking over Dr. Who with you and you didn't tell me?


And now, to save comment space I tell you that your story breaks my heart with woe and is truly beautiful. I want Buffy and Angel to be forever.
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'Cause I never got around to watching any more episodes, 'cause that's about the time I got sucked into Firefly.

Buffy and Angel <3<3<3
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I was shouting "DUH NUH NUH NUH NUH NUH NUH NUH BATGILES!" The entire time, it was fantastic.

Yay for finding a fellow Dr. Who fan.
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Haha. BatGiles. Lol.
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Eh, the Slitheen weren't really all that bad at all. I mean Batgiles was hardcore "I wanna be God" mwahaha evil. The Slitheen were just the British people making fun of us Yanks. You know who were really creepy though? All those nanogened gas mask people and that little kid. Creeeeeeeepy.
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I was actually kind of annoyed by them. I don't know if you've seen Queer as Folk UK, but that's what got me to worship at the altar of Russel T. Davies and to go from that to cheap farting alien jokes just bugged me.

Those clockwork V For Vendetta looking things were so scary! Reniette was so brave. I am still amazed that I got invested in a one episode love interest. That never happens.
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Buy your own or have Nat buy you one, jewelry thief.
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Why did you take me off your friends list?
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Oops, sorry! You have like a bunch of LJ names and I thought a different one was the one you were still using. I'll add you back.
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um lori. add me. thanks love.
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the fact that you love firefly , BTVS and HP makes you my kind of friend :D please add me :D
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Why did you dust me from your friends list ?
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lori! friend me?
Shawna (your totally awesome we-never-wnet-to-school-together-but-were-still-totally-friends friend from imsa) LOVE ME!!! (i'm really bored)
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Ok, I know how asked already, but I never did get an answer as to the reason (whatever it is, it's your choice of course, just curious I am) you dusted me from your LJ Friends List ?
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