Title: The Best For Last
Summary: Angel gets a neat potion
Disclaimer: Not Mine
Angel watched in horror at the sight before him. The Groosalug was dressed in his clothes. The clothes it had
taken him forever to find and match perfectly. He glared at the man. It just wasn't fair. He had taken Groo to the brothel
and got the potion, he had helped Cordelia, he had bought those clothes.
Angel sighed in disgust. He walked up the
stairs to Connor's room and watched as Lorne sang and took mock bows for Connor's baby claps. He smiled and kissed his son.
Lorne looked up at him and sighed. "Cupcake, go back to that brothel and ask Carolina for something. She has potions for *everything*
and I don't think I can stress the *everything* enough. Now don't protest, little muffin is in capable hands."
knew that arguing with Lorne was useless and went off to the brothel to see what he could get.
smiled. The cute vampire was fidgeting and wasn't able to look her in the eyes. It was cute in a way.
He was stammering
and trying not to look at the different rooms surrounding them. She smiled wider. "Honey, whatever you want, just name it."
Angel smiled hesitantly. "I want to be happy. I want to experience true happiness and not have to worry about my soul.
That's what I want."
Carolina smiled. "I've got just the thing."
Angel smiled a true smile and handed her
the money. He left the brothel in a hurry to get back to the hotel.
Angel fiddled with the top of the bottle.
He slowly uncorked it and took a hesitant sip of the liquid inside. He drank the rest in one big gulp and immediately felt
different. He smiled, he could feel the rush of joy. He felt like he was on top of the world.
He looked down and noticed
a frog. He picked it up and kissed it. He felt another rush of joy. He could get used to this. The frog let out a croak and
Angel laughed. He threw the frog into the garden and felt another rush of joy. Everything he did made him feel happier and
He ran into the hotel and started to dance. Fred dropped her book and almost fainted. Angel rushed over and
swung her around, kissing her on the lips. Gunn started to laugh at the sight of a dancing Angel and a dazed Fred. Angel turned
to him and grabbed him, swinging him aroudn the lobby. Gunn let out a frightened shriek that bought Cordelia in the lobby.
Cordelia gasped at the sight before her. Angel was grinning like mad and Gunn was screaming his head off. He saw her
and grabbed her arm. "Angel's crazy!" Cordelia turned back to Angel and saw his grin become wider. She felt a little terrified.
Angel grabbed her and kissed her. "Hi, beautiful!" Cordelia stepped back dazed. This certainly wasn't Angelus. Angelus
didn't act like this. Now she was even more frightened. Angel practically skipped out to the courtyard.
and Wesley were sparring in the courtyard. A frog came flying out of nowhere and Wesley screamed.
Faith laughed and Wesley
and glared at her.
"Can I help it that it's funny when you scream like a girl?"
"Faith, do shut up."
do take that stake out of your ass."
"That would require laser surgery thanks to you. As I recall, you were the one
that got me drunk and now we both have stakes on our asses."
"Wes, I thought you liked the tattoo." Faith pouted.
Wesley sighed. "Faith, back to business......"
Faith stared behind him and gasped. Wesley sighed. "Faith!"
Faith continued to ignore him and started to laugh at whatever was behind him.
Wesley turned around and saw
a dancing Angel in the courtyard. He gasped in shock and started to join Faith laughing at the idiotic dancing.
walked up the stairs in a daze. She almost knocked Lorne over in her confused state of mind.
"What's wrong Princess?"
Lorne looked at her glazed expression and took in her obvious confusion. It was coming off her in waves.
you can tell me."
"Well, one minute Angel wigs out because we're kissing, now he just grabs me out of no where!"
that would be a problem why?"
Cordelia eyed the demon. "I have Groo! He's the perfect man for me."
yourself that and you might believe it." Lorne walked away knowing he has struck a nerve. He didn't want to anger Cordelia
Cordelia glared at Lorne's retreating figure. She loved Groo. Well liked him at least. And he was not her
Angel-wannabe. He just got a stylish haircut and some decent clothes. Clothes that happened to belong to Angel. She groaned
in frustration. Groo was an Angel-wannabe.
She walked down to Connor's room and picked the little boy up. She kissed
his soft skin and felt instantly at peace. The little boy always helped her to calm down and think straight. She smiled at
him and laughed as he laughed. She settled him in the crook of her arm and began her talk.
Connor stared at her with
wide eyes as she babbled to him. She wiped the drool off of his mouth and smoothed his baby-fine hair. It felt good to talk
to someone. So what if Connor couldn't give her any advice. He was a great listener. She sighed.
"Your daddy is a
crazy, crazy man. Listening to Uncle Lorne is almost never a good thing." Connor yawned and grabbed for Cordelia's short hair.
She gently untangled his tiny fingers and settled him down. "It's bed time for you little guy. You're starting to get tired."
With a final kiss, cordelia settled him down and watched him drift off to sleep.
Faith told Wesley all that
Angel had told her. She smiled at Wesley as she finished. "It's too bad that it only lasts for a little while. I mean the
poor guy is going to have to go back to brooding over the Queen."
"Faith, be nice."
"Wes, she has to know
how Angel feels and she still jumped all over the big Ken doll."
"She is in denial. It's not easy for her to see Angel
as anything but off-limits. She's scared."
"She's still mean. We can always get Angel more of these potions."
somehow doubt that Cordelia would enjoy them very much."
"She will once she realizes what she can do with them."
"Wes." Faith smiled weetly at him.
"Faith, just let them alone."
"But it's so much fun......."
get back to practicing."
Angel lay on the ground watching the stars. It was a beautiful
night and he couldn't be happier. He heard someone approaching, but just continued to smile at the stars above. He knew it
was Cordelia. He waited until she was within arm's length and grabbed her, pulling her down to the ground.
let out a shriek and Angel laughed at her.
"This wasn't funny! Warn me or something!"
"I like or something."
"Angel why did you listen to Lorne and get a potion?"
"I wanted to be
happy. I wanted to feel some happiness without the guilt, without worrying about my soul. And I will never regret that."
looked over at him and his words sank in. "Angel, you still shouldn't have kissed me."
"What about him?"
"He's my boyfriend."
"No he's not. He's a loyal puppy."
Cordelia sighed. "Angel, you are my friend."
"Friends make the best lovers."
love you Cordelia and nothing you say will change it. Face it, you're stuck with me."
"Hey Pylea boy! Nice ass!"
"Angel! What are you on!?"
Angel started to laugh and couldn't stop. It
was just too funny.
Cordelia stared at him in horror and tried not to run from the two men.
is he commenting about a donkey I do not own and is what he said about you true?"
"Groo, we have to talk. Can you
give us a few minutes and then I'll fill you in later?"
"As you wish Princess. We must always obey Angel. He is the
leader." Cordelia thought she detected a note of sarcasm in Groo's voice.
Angel sat up, "Damn right we listen to me."
Cordelia shook her head. This would be a very long night. She had to remember to thank Lorne later.
Groo walk back to the hotel and stared at Angel. "That was extremely rude."
"So is brushing me off for *that*."
"I was trying to tell you I loved you before lover boy waltzed in."
Cordelia's eyes widened.
love you Cordelia Chase!" With that, he grabbed her and kissed her with all the passion he felt.
Cordelia broke away
to breathe and murmmered, "Gotta get you some of those potions more often."
Angel grinned and proceeded to kiss her some
more. Cordelia sighed and gave in, all thoughts of Groo leaving her mind.
Faith laughed. "Looks like Angel
didn't need my help at all. The Queen came to her senses. Guess we shouldn't be walking over there anytime soon."
I told you they didn't you to help them out."
"Shut up Wes. Let's go back and check on the little squirt and warn
Fred and Gunn. Can I kick pretty boy out of the hotel? Please.?"
"Faith just stop talking. You're giving me a headache."
"That's my job. And a job well done."
Wesley sighed and rubbed his temples trying to drown Faith out. It was
a wonder he was still alive. He knew that he wouldn't trade this life for anything though.