This story claims to be nothing other than its title - dark. It is Angel/Cordy, for the most part, and everything is going assuming where the show would have gone if Connor, Holtz, and all that hadn’t happened. However, Darla is still around, and Angel will have to deal with his actions in their past and her actions toward his future. The first chapter of this story takes place from a few months after ‘Epiphany’. The rest of the story takes place a couple months after ‘Offspring’. Please note that this story is rated mature for violent content - it does not pull its punches.
Date Started: May 21st, 2002, 6:41pm. Date Finished: September 2nd, 2013, 4:31pm.
As you can tell by the above dates, this story was started a very long time ago. It's finished now, and I went back and edited the original chapters, but you should take that as you will. Further, this is not a happy story - you've been warned by the tags (though I don't think it's as awful as all that) and the title.