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Jun. 3rd, 2009 02:13 pm
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284 - Talk about a time you were forced out of something.

My parting of the ways with the Watchers Council is, I must confess, not my only experienced with being sacked from an occupation. There was a time, about a year after my arrival in Los Angeles, when Cordelia, Gunn and I were unceremoniously jettisoned from our positions with Angel Investigations and sent on our less-than-merry ways. Naturally, the most painful part of the firing was that it came at the hands of Angel himself.


We'd all seen the progression-- or rather, the regression-- in Angel's behaviour in the preceding weeks. The idea that his vampiric paramour, Darla, had been somehow resurrected became an obsession for Angel, one we had on a number of occasions warned him about, but he would have none of it. Angel insisted that since he understood Darla's danger, then he knew best how to deal with her.

What none of us understood was that Darla had more influence on our employer and friend besides a reminder of the bad old days of his existence as Angelus and the deprivations of the so-called Order of Aurelius. No, it seemed that Darla awakened something dark and cold inside of Angel, something that was willing to adopt the tactics of our enemies in order to win battles.

After Darla's reanimation had been confirmed and Wolfram & Hart had manipulated the mad Drusilla into siring her again, things began to quickly approach a head. Everything collided following Angel's decision to lock twenty of Wolfram & Hart's people in a basement with the vampiresses and allow Darla and Drusilla to murder them all.

Cordy, Gunn and I confronted Angel about the incident. We begged him to let us help him before he fell into true darkness. Instead, he fired us on the spot. The three of us were kicked out of the Hyperion and forced to find some other gainful employment and were relegated to hoping that Angel could control his demons.

In truth, it stung far worse than my dismissal by the Council, if for no other reason than it being a true surprise. Looking back, it's clear that separating himself from us in an attempt to embrace the darkness was part of Angel's path of redemption at the time, but it makes the dismissal no less painful to recall.


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Date: 2009-06-03 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fakingitsomehow.livejournal.com
Seriously, Wesley, you need to stop brooding about it. Ha! Like I'm one to talk.

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