Raising In the Sun
(1) A Raising In the Sun (Buffy)
By Barb C
Reviewed by Kathryn A on 2nd May 2004 (2)
My thanks to Mistral for recommending this to me. Summary:"My take on Buffy's return from the dead. The Scooby Gang discovers Magnus Bryce's plan to Raise Buffy using the Scroll of Aberjian, and the race is on to stop him--but Willow has other ideas..."
This is an alternative universe post-"Gift" story, which really did a much better job of getting Buffy back than what happened on the show, with considering the cost of magic and its consequences, and what Willow and others would be willing to do, or not willing to do.
Only read this if you like Spike or are willing to be persuaded. The interpretation of his character and soulishness is not quite how I see him, but it is sympathetic and interesting nonetheless, and I was caught up in the story anyway.
(Also at http://bloodyawfulpoet.com/fanfiction/raising1.html)