Category: Drama, Angst
Spoilers: Maternal Instinct, Meridian
Prompt 015: Blue
Summary: Teal'c feels the pain of loss.
Warnings: Canon character death
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Kheb. It was a place forever sacred to the Jaffa. For many years, Teal'c had pondered its existence, if it were truly real or just a myth. As a boy, he had been told that it was a place of great power and mystery, a place that could offer both enlightenment and relief. Kheb was the answer to the silent wish of the most sincere Jaffa – it held the blessing of true freedom.
Then, he had seen Kheb with his own eyes. All the wonder he had felt as a child now was within his grasp. He could taste the freedom within its walls.
Yet, he could also taste the fear and the longing as he wished for Bra'tac to remain of this world. But Teal'c knew that in the end he could not make the choice for Bra'tac. His friend and mentor had deserved the promise of a new life beyond the fighting and the struggle that defined the Jaffa. Bra'tac deserved the peace.
That is what Teal'c had told himself then.
Daniel Jackson was now part of that path. His friend had attained what many Jaffa could not. He had achieved a holiness of which Teal'c could only dream. The Ascension of Daniel Jackson should be a joyous occasion.
Then, why did he feel such an ache within his heart?
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