Title: Phoenix Burning
Rating: R, and, um, Het? As I recall, no actual sex, so it may be Gen. It's been awhile.
Category: Futurefic. AU. Wowy.
Pairing: There is one, but I don't want to spoil it; it's safe to say if you watched Buffy you're not going to run into something you can't bear.
Summary: "This is a follow-up to "The Gift" quite unlike most you will have seen. Buffy awakens from death to find a world vastly changed."
Recced For: This is like one giant OC-fest of love. More OCs than you can shake a stick-at--because lord, is this an AU. And they're all wonderfully drawn characters, and the world is amazingly right and wrong at the same time, but wrong in a good way; wrong in the sense of being messed-up but not wrong in the sense of being unbelievable. There's layers to what's going on, and a very satisfying conclusion; in some ways I prefer this to what we actually got for the rest of Buffy.