Category: Drama, Vignette
Spoilers: The First Commandment
Prompt 012: Orange
Summary: The path toward redemption comes one step at a time.
Word Count: 220
Author's Notes: For Stargatefic100 Challenge – Teal'c
Disclaimer: Same as usual. Not mine, but just for fun. Nothing's being made off this :)
The sky had turned orange.
Teal'c stared upward. The color of orange seemed to carry both warmth and coolness within it. The warmth felt different than the heat that they had endured, but the coolness soothed any of the aches they had gained on this journey.
The contradiction puzzled Teal'c. Yet, somehow the contradiction felt right.
His gaze found those that had been tortured by Jonas Hanson. Their eyes were open, wide and hopeful. He knew that today they were finally free.
Yet, while the humans around him expressed emotions of joy and amazement, Teal'c felt nothing but a detached sense of peace. Once, he had looked upon such acts as magic from the gods. As a young Jaffa, he had gazed with wonder at the many feats that the Goa'uld performed before his eyes. But now – now was different. Though he had known for some time that the Goa'uld were nothing but false gods, before today he had not been afforded the opportunity to stand back and gaze upon their dazzlements from afar.
Today it was not a Goa'uld that performed such an act of awe and wonder. It had been his new friends among the Tau'ri, one of the simple humans that toiled on this world, and himself.
Teal'c brought his gaze back to the sky and smiled.
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crossposted to: stargatefic100, tealc_fic, gate_tales, and stargatefic