5.8 Destiny--The Cup of Life Nov 24, 2003 16:03:31 GMT -5
Post by SpringSummers on Nov 24, 2003 16:03:31 GMT -5
No fun at all, I agree! ;D
All I was ever trying to say was that Spike being let out of Pandora's Box, so to speak, caused all the pandemonium in Angel's life to be brought to a head. NOT that it was his fault. There is EveL lurking about that had a big hand in it. And he was played beautifully. And so was Angel.
I don't think it matters if *we* think that Angel's stuff is unimportant, or if the Shanshu was his or not in the first place. The fact remains that Spike took, and I can see no other word for it, Angel's stuff. He didn't ask him, - 'May I have a drink out of your cup', or 'Can I borrow the Viper' dad, or 'can I shag your Secretary'. Or 'can I try to take the Shanshu from you, please, because I deserve it more'?
Whether or not we think these really were Angel's things to begin with, Angel thinks they are, and that's what's important.
Spike needs to realize what he's doing before he can be a help to Angel. Angel needs to accept that help when Spike offers it. They need to quit playing the game of W&H's, EveL and whoever else is jerking their chains, and start playing their own game. Like they did together with Pavayne and the necromancer.
Spike may be helping Angel underneath it all, but it's because he's good now, not because he likes Angel.
And I like it when they team up. They are both the better for it. Hope and Crosby.
Oh, January is so far away!
Yes - Spike took Angel's cup o blood, the Viper, and his secretary for a little while. But those are not things of significance to Angel - I mean, I don't think even Angel would decide this stuff was a big deal.
And I can't think of one thing Spike ever took from Angel that was important to Angel.
Spike has already been tons of help to Angel.
I agree that the help they can be to each other, and in fighting evil, is not being optimized because of their personal issues - but actually, I think they're both working on that. I see progress.