Where I Rant on "Forbidden Love" ||>
The reason that I first became enraptured in BtVS was the relationship
between Buffy and Angel. This is probably why I have always had
this thing about Buffy and Angel and not being able to be together.
Sure he's immortal and she's not, but in case everyone's forgotten:
she's also the Slayer. This means that not only will she never
get a normal life, it will be short. It was decreed by Fate a
long time ago and we all knew that she would kick the bucket.
The ending of season five has more than proved my case.
The only problem I ever saw them having to face is the part about
not being able to have sex. But even then, I never thought it
was the act itself that would make him lose his soul, but rather
the idea that he was in the arms of someone he truly loved. Which
was also proved last season on Angel when nothing happened
to him after having sex with Darla. So really, none of the things
the Mayor described would have happened to them because she would
not only die early, but he could theoretically have sex with her
as long as he was a touch paranoid about it. So why not be with
the one both of them truly loves for the rather short amount of
time one of them has on earth? That's why I think what Angel did
in The Prom was cruel. And that's why all this "they
can never be" crap always got on my nerves.
And as for the "normal life" thing anyway, who would want one?
If I had a love as great as what they had, an attraction that
pulled them so in tune with one another that they can sense the
others' presence without even knowing it, I wouldn't really care.
I would find some way to work it out. Honestly, the biggest thing
tearing them apart is individual whineyness. I want to see them
together and I feel like the lamest excuses are used to keep them
apart. And now it's really all over. Buffy died, and so where
did their "being smart" get them? Just two years where
Buffy still didn't have a real life. And another screwed up, although
yummy, relationship, which she could have had with Angel.