Spike in "School Hard" when he was badass and not a pansy
Let me ask a (common) question: Why did Spike decide to run off and get his soul?
I know the automatic Spuffy answer to this-- Because he was in l’amour with Buffy. I've heard this. And AFTER he gets his soul and becomes all un-crazified, I do not doubt this claim.
HOWEVER-- I have plenty of issues with the claim that Spike was in love with Buffy beforehand.
Let's go back and take a look at how Spike acts when it comes to girls and relationships throughout the show. Obviously the main relationship we see him is with Drusilla. It's clear, especially when Angelus comes into the picture, that Spike...
Angel leaves Buffy in Season 3 because he realises that she would never be able to have a normal life as long as he's around...sacrificing something toi truly want for the sake of somebody elses happiness is a true act of love. The reasons are all there for us to hear, The Mayor explains the pain to come in 'Choices' and then Angel himself does so in 'The Prom'...as well as Joyce. Giles always knew deep down and even Buffy and Willow admit that Angel is right.
In 'I Will Remember You' Angel goes to see the oracles after the fight with the demon that...