Rating: PG 13
Summary: Cordelia makes good use of Angel's training.
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Angel watched as Cordelia practiced her fighting. She was slowly getting more involved but Angel still worried about her.
He wanted her to always be safe. A small smile formed when he saw Cordelia beat Gunn for the fifth time.
"Damn Barbie, that hurt!"
"I told you not to go easy on me."
Angel smirked. Cordelia didn't even know he was watching. It was fun to watch her kick Gunn's ass. He watched as she took
him down again, this time faster.
"Is that all you've got?" Cordelia laughed at Gunn's pained expression.
"I think we can say you won."
"Of course I did. You suck."
"That hurt, that really hurt."
"I just speak the truth."
Gunn saw Angel and winked. Angel tried not to laugh. He slowly approached Cordelia from behind and swung her off the ground.
Cordelia shreiked in surprise.
"I thought I told you to be nice to Gunn."
"I am. It's not my fault he's a girly fighter."
"What is this? Pick on Gunn day?"
Cordelia stuck her toungue out at Gunn and struggled to get out of Angel's grip. "Put me down."
"How about you try and make me?"
Cordelia grinned and Gunn leaned against the wall to watch. Cordelia tried to surprise him but Angel managed to keep his
grip. She stilled and Angel relaxed his grip. She smiled and waited. Cordelia suddenly twisted and managed to free herself
much to Angel's surprise.
"Well, you finally are learning."
Cordelia stuck her toungue out.
"That is a very mature response Cordy."
"I know." She smiled sweetly and ran upstairs to freshen up. Angel turned to Gunn and asked, "Were you going easy on her?"
"I wish. How do you two manage not to hurt each other?"
Angel laughed. "I'm stronger than she is."
"But still, she's smart."
"And I love her for that and more."
"I don't think I want to know any more."
Angel laughed at Gunn's expression and went to find Cordelia. He found her bragging to Fred about beating Gunn. He smiled
at Fred and she tried to focus Cordelia's attention away from Angel. Cordelia heard a slight sound and whirled around to see
Angel about to grab her. She smiled. "I heard you that time."
Angel hugged her tightly and kissed her forehead. "You're getting better."
Cordelia smiled at him and replied, "Of course."
Angel grinned. "How do I put up with you?"
Cordelia replied, "Because I'm pretty and can kick your ass."
"Whatever you say."
"You'll pay for that remark."