I don't usually pimp zortified because I assume y'all know I think she's a pearl beyond price, plus since we share a brain, the act of pimping is dangerously close to some Escher-esque masturbatory metaphor. But.
Read this. Wes/Angel in A:ts season 1, specifically relating to 5x5/Sanctuary. In canon or so very close as to make no difference, painful and wistful and satisfying, and ultimately hopeful, even given the in-line-with-canon-ness.
- Angel/Wes Rec