I just wanted to share that ladyofthelog wrote me a lovely Season 8 fic Three Jewels set during the Retreat arc. It's subtle and perfectly sets the mood. And it has the wonderfully appealing Buffy/Oz hint of a deeper connection. Go read it! It's wonderful. It's left me feeling all teary and sad yet oddly hopeful. She writes with the lightest touch and catches you with the loveliest turns of phrase, creating a mood of Tibet with delicate brush strokes. Lovely lovely lovely.