Angelus remained silent, contempt with Wesley’s answer. He knew he was lying, however, that wasn’t the point. Angelus wasn’t concerned in discerning the truth from the lies; it didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out. He just wanted to make Wesley think about where he and SHIELD really stood.”Wouldn’t say no one,” he cocked his head to the side as he almost sung the words out. He could hear other vampires roaming the streets in the far distance, but nothing more than the average meat heads preying on petty victims. An owl hooted from a nearby tree - how corny was that timing? But Angelus knew better. Loki, Glorificus and Dru were out there somewhere while those at Wolfram & Hart were still working in full force. He hated the lot of them besides Drusilla, however, he couldn’t dismiss that they all had a common goal.
Kind of. Loki was bent on revenge and that never ended well. He was fighting for the wrong reason. If he wanted to avenge his brother, then Loki should have narrowed down his target victims to a select few, not the entire world. It was tacky and over dramatic. Angelus had been there once himself but he learned from his mistakes unlike others.
Wesley, like the rest of them on the base, had the potential to be a strong force. However, it didn’t seem like much to break them apart at the core. A little chaos here, a stolen child there, and they were already in a frenzy. Only twenty-four hours had passed, it wasn’t much, but when time wasn’t on your side, it meant the world. And here there were, all wasting it doing God knows what.
“As fun as it’s been to chat with ya,” he feigned a yawn, “breakfast is calling and I have a date with a blonde Slayer.” The sun had been down for a while now, but Angelus had only begun his prowl when he ran into Wes. Angelus paused to give him time to create some empty threat about not permitting his activities and then continued, “let Cordelia down easily, but tell her I say ’hello.’ Brunette’s were never my thing, but we already knew that didn’t we?”
He paused, “I guess we all had our fair share of her, haven’t we?” He laughed, “no one ever changes.” He turned around putting his back towards Wesley. Angelus was sure that Wes wasn’t going to pull something stupid and he departed into the heart of Sunnyhell with a smile still across his face.
Wesley wasn’t about to assume that Angel really thought so lightly of the bases security. He knew it would be nearly impossible to gain entrance, and even harder to entirely bring them down. They had been taken by surprise by the events of that week, but they had been shocked into realization enough to build up caution and narrow their trust. They wouldn’t be tricked so easily again, and Angelus knew it well.
It seemed so early in the day, much more like morning than night. They had stayed in that position long enough for the moon to creep into the sky entirely and cast a complete black shadow onto the land. The wind had halted from a chilling gust to a calm breeze, it shook the branches of trees around him causing a melancholy rustle. The first encounter had been through, and it was likely to be the first of many, no matter how wildly he tried to stay isolated as everyone else.
Relieved that Angelus had finally grown tired of ranting, Wesley watched him walk in the direction he himself had come from until he was he far enough away. He stood listening to the silence, barely interrupted by the activity of nature for a minute, regretting his decision to come out at last. It had only excited Angelus and given him a sense of just how vulnerable they really were. They would be no need to really warn anyone about this, it was expected, common and had no point. He would simply push the experience to the back of his mind - Angelus had thought touching close to his insecurities would affect his perception, but even if it did, Wesley wouldn’t let anyone, least likely Angelus, realize that. He took a deep breath into the pure night air and loosened his frame, finally well enough to think straight from a clearer, more familiar perspective. He picked up the stake from it’s place before opening the gate and walking back in the same direction.