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26 January 2006 @ 09:59 am
Purity: Prompt 061 Winter from stargatefic100  
Here's my first one. No, Meg, you don't need to shoot me. I've been working on my WIP's this morning before I did this ;)

Title: Purity
Characters: Teal'c
Prompt 061: Winter
Word Count: 341
Season: Pre-series
Category: Drama
Spoilers: Just vague ones of who Teal'c is and what he does. Ties into the flashbacks on the episode Threshold in Season 5.
Rating: PG
Summary: Teal'c seeks purity in the cold of the winter.

Disclaimer: Stargate, Stargate SG-1 and all of its characters, titles, names, and back-story are the property of MGM/UA, Double Secret Productions, Gekko Productions, SciFi Channel, and Showtime/Viacom. All other characters, the story idea and the story itself are the sole property of the author. This story cannot be printed anywhere without the sole permission of the author. Realize this is for entertainment purposes only; no financial gain or profit has been gained from this fiction. This story is not meant to be an infringement on the rights of the above-mentioned establishments


When the snow of winter came, that is when Teal'c would journey to Crying Rock.

The brac'nor – the sacred pilgrimage – only began at the first snowfall. He, like many of his fellow Jaffa, would watch for the signs of the gods. There was the brisk wind, the chill to the air, and the gray cold sky. Every Jaffa on Chulak knew when it would come; the gods made it so. No one Jaffa, whether warrior, woman, or child could deny the power of winter as it chilled their bones. It was the time of reparation, for Jaffa to atone for their wrongdoings and disservice to the gods. It was a time where they must have faith that Apophis would bring them light and goodness once again.

Teal'c journeyed to the mountain. He wished his beloved Drey'auc good-bye and told her to warm her heart. He would return, as he always did, and he would provide for her and their future child. But the way of the brac'nor called to him now.

Atop the jagged mount, Teal'c stood tall and proud. From here, he could see the world of Apophis and for a brief moment nearly felt as he did – felt as if he were a god. He could see passed the trees, over the rivers and hills, down into the valleys. Smoke billowed from the small towns that littered the landscape below Apophis' palace. The palace might tower above the Jaffa, reminding them of their place, but it could not compare to the majesty at Crying Rock.

Teal'c breathed in the icy air. He allowed it to permeate everything within him. The cool air chilled him but did not harden his heart. The clean air instead purified him, helped chase the sins from his body, and wash away the bloodstained marks of a thousand battles from his hands.

All in the name of his...god.

As he fell to his knees, sinking into the wet snowy ground, he closed his eyes and allowed his soul to soar over Chulak.

He was free.
Current Mood: coldcold
Matilda36: JD Dolls moonshaydematilda36 on January 26th, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC)
Beautiful. It catches perfectly Teal'c feelings before SG1.
Working for the Mandroid: Survivormoonshayde on January 26th, 2006 06:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks. He's really the only character I can get poetic with.
Minx, (n.) a pert girl, (adj.) saucy; impudent: T inset by or_mabinogi_minxy_ on January 26th, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
Teal'c enjoys hiking? Sweet. Wonder if he's dragged SG-1 to a mountain summit? Love the descriptions of breathing cold air, and I'm really pleased to know so much more wonderful Teal'c fic is coming thanks to the big table. Way cool.
Working for the Mandroid: Numbmoonshayde on January 26th, 2006 10:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much. I actually used the episode Threshold, imagining him practicing with Bra'tac in the snow as my sort of guide for visuals on this fic.

But 100 fic? Eep. Luckly, he has many friends that I stick in to get me through. If I had done, Jack, or Daniel, or Sam or Jack and Daniel, I probably would never finish.

Thanks for reading.
kamelion: stronger every dayleenys on January 27th, 2006 02:08 am (UTC)
Teal'c is easily the most poetic. This was absolutely lovely!
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on January 27th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
Thank you!