Post by beccaelizabeth on Aug 19, 2009 15:53:33 GMT -5
... Angel is seriously messed up. And like he tells Wes at the end, it's important that this is Angel, not Angelus. This is him with a soul in. Kidnap, torture, dark magic, and all. And then that horrifying bit with Wes at the end. Telling Wes he understands, and then trying to smother him. Wes unable to defend himself.
Stupid tragic thing is, this proves Wesley's point. Angel reckons he couldn't kill someone he cares about. But would he seriously say he didn't care about Wes? No way. And that's without the slash goggles on at all. They were important to each other. And here Angel is, temper completely out of hand, trying to kill him. So Wes was right to worry. And Angel would never see it.
Angel's story is a lot about mental health, or addiction, lots of the time. Except for the thing where most mentally ill people are only a danger to themselves. Everyone knows Angel has been mad before and they worry he'll go again. But he's in what passes for his right mind this time. He's just still able to do all the things humans do to each other. Including this.
Wes should have talked to someone. They understood pretty quickly this time. He should have said, but still, this wasn't proportional karma.
I still can't think too hard about what it was like for him lying there that long. Let alone the hospital room. Very bad stuff.
Very strong writing.
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