The core group stayed together, always. Dawn remained until she was eighteen, then left for college. Faith had struck out alone years before. She still sent postcards from exotic places. Andrew, apparently, had found his spiritual home in San Francisco. Wood still fought the fight.
Buffy, Giles, Willow and Xander saw to finding and informing the new Slayers of their choice, which would never again be a destiny. And finally, as she had never thought possible, Buffy got to see the world.