So instead, I wrote a tiny short Teal'c fic for my table. Gah, I don't want to look how many more I have left...
Title: The Price of Time
Prompt 010: Years
Summary: Teal'c contemplates the concept of time.
Word Count: 220
Author's Notes: For Stargatefic100 Challenge – Teal'c
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Teal'c had always thought little of the concept. For him, time had never had much meaning. His symbiote had given him long life, vitality, and perfect health. The passage of time seemed inconsequential.
That was how he had lived until he had met the Tau'ri.
Time for the Tau'ri moved quickly. The years he spent with them had shown Teal'c how different life could be through another's eyes. The Tau'ri were an abrupt and spontaneous people. Not all valued their time, but many did.
It was through his friends of the Tau'ri that Teal'c discovered time. He watched them grow and change in ways he had never seen before. Their world showed him the beauty of brevity and the agony of age.
Jaffa knew of death. Jaffa lived it. They understood not only the pain, but also the honor of battle. For Jaffa, the wars of heart and soul could be waged or vanquished over many years with more years to come. Not so for the Tau'ri.
But now, as he thought back to those years that had shaped him, changed him, and made him appreciate the concept of time evermore so, he could also taste its bitter cruelty.
The years were gone. The Jaffa were free. And now there was chaos.
His people would never be as one.
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