And Never Sought the Wiser to Touch the Ground Again, by coalitiongirl

“You’re the slayer,” he realized. “Betty…Bunny…Cordy’s friend. Aren’t you in Sunnydale?”

“Buffy,” she corrected. “And yeah, I would be, but Cordelia called me the other day to tell me that her boss Angel, the famed vampire with a soul, has completely lost his mind.” She kicked high, nicking him in the chin and sending him tumbling to the ground, flat on his back. 

PG, AU. What if Buffy and Angel had only met after they’d both done some growing up? This, absolutely. I love that it avoids the usual pitfalls of this pairing while still ringing completely true for both characters.

And Never Sought the Wiser to Touch the Ground Again, by coalitiongirl

Five Ways Buffy and Angel Never Meet And Never Have To Say I Love You, by LAndrews

“Angel,” she says. 

He knows his line. He whispers, “Buffy.”

Adult, AU, post-NFA. These are mostly very angsty, but also beautiful in their darkness, two souls finding each other, even if they’re not meant to stay together.

Five Ways Buffy and Angel Never Meet And Never Have To Say I Love You, by LAndrews