- Jul 29, 2016
I think Angelus "trained" Dru to respond to him in that way. She was still sleeping with Spike even with Angelus on the scene (Angelus refers to her as giving Spike "pity acess") so it's not like she just ditched him. Interestingly enough, it's Angelus who tries to keep Spike and Dru separated eg when Dru invites Spike on the hunt at the end of IOHEFY, it's is Angelus who says no. Likewise, when Dru sits on Spike's lap and kisses him before they go to fetch Acathla, it is Angelus who pulls her away. Angelus is just using Dru to taunt Spike because he knows how much Spike cares for her.I'm sorry for what Angelus did to her, her story is horrible, but not about her losing Spike to Buffy, my opinion as a Spike fan is that Dru doesn't deserve Spike after all he did for her about the ritual, she kept teasing him with Angelus. She kept cheating and dumping him two times, Spike was devoted to make her happy and he is TOO good for her. How can she make out with a disgusting demon (ewwwww!!!!!!!!!) when she have a man like Spike. Plus i think i read one time that Spike was planned to be killed by Angelus and right after that Dru was gonna be his girlfriend so it means that INITIALLY Dru wasn't meant to really care about Spike's death after all he did for her.
Also, given how the vampires seem very felinesque in certain mannerisms and seem to have a hierarchy similar to that of a lion pride, it's possible that the dominant vampire (who usually tends to be male, but not always eg Sunday) gets their pick of the females. Spike was the dominant male (even whilst in a wheelchair initially), however when Angelus came in, he knocked Spike off his perch (since Spike was unable to defend his position) and took "Spike's girl" in order to assert his dominance over Spike.
I don't think Dru actively chooses to be Angelus' bedwarmer, but it is a role he "trained" her in (and you know he would take great pleasure in turning the once chaste and virginal Drusilla into his sexual plaything) and she just goes along with it because what other option does she have? It's not like he would take no for an answer. If she won't give him what he wants willingly, then he'd take it by force. As kinky as Drusilla is in her sexual endeavours, there is a difference between being hurt in an S&M aspect, and being hurt as punishment.
Also of note is that Spike doesn't blame her for sleeping with Angelus (as if he knows there's an underlying issue there), but he is quick to call her out on making out with the Chaos Demon, which suggests that he's not blind to her actually cheating on him. The Fool for Love flashback of their break up is a retcon of what Spike said happened in Lovers Walk. INITIALLY Dru was supposed to be in Lovers Walk alongside Spike and they were meant to be in the middle of a lovers tiff, however JL was unavailable so it was rewritten that Spike came back alone.
Dru is Angelus' victim, his "masterpiece", I don't think he'd be happy just stopping at making her insane and a vampire, he'd want to corrupt her even more. The "finishing touches" if you will.
I can't really picture Angelus and Spike together either. I was just trying to headcanon what that intimate "one time" was that Spike mentioned that didn't involve them sleeping together. Of course, Spike could've been talking about an emotionally intimate moment (non-sexual) since Illyria was saying about how all the people Angel is intimate with (aka the AI team) will be killed. If "intimate" was meant to be sexual, then Wesley and Gunn had nothing to worry about since they've never slept with Angel.Based on what we saw from he and Darla I can't really picture Angelus in a sexual setting that isn't cruel or rapey. Darla was into it, Dru is a another discussion entirely but Spike and Angelus is something I cannot picture. But then again, I can't picture threesomes NOT occurring in the Whirlwind (not involving Darla and Spike, those two don't fit). So, maybe I just don't have a good sense of the Whirlwinds preferences.
Angelus refers to Darla not letting him or Spike have a threesome with the two girls (though I think Angelus was using "us" more as a "me" eg "you never let me do that!") when Darla and Dru had a threesome with the Immortal, and I don't see Spike wanting to share Drusilla whilst he is with her. Also apparently he and Harmony had talked about a threesome but Harmony said no unless it was "Boy, boy, girl" which obviously Spike didn't agree too. I agree though that Spike and Darla wouldn't sleep together, she seemed to look down her nose at him, and he was happy to devote his attention to Dru.