Sam and Teal’c friendshipPairing:
Sam and Teal’c friendship, Samantha Carter, Teal’c, gen, episode related, angstWarnings:
references to Unending
and SGA S4 castingAuthor on LJ: beatrice_otterAuthor's Website: fic listLink: The Weight of Non-Existent YearsWhy This Must Be Read:
I have mentioned once or twice (or dozens of times, heh) that I really hated Unending
. Yet I have found a few fics that I have loved about that episode, and invariably, they involve the friendship between Sam and Teal'c. Like this one, only ow
.The Weight of Non-Existent Years
gives us Teal'c and Sam friendship in the aftermath, before Sam departs for her new posting. Related with elegant prose from Teal'c's POV, we see him struggling to reconcile the woman he knew for fifty years on the Odyssey
- the woman who, he realizes, "knew him better than anyone in his whole life. Better than Bra’tac. Certainly better than Shaun’auc, Drey’auc, or Ishta" - with the younger, stronger, lighter
woman who stands before him now.
You will ache for Teal'c, and wince for Sam, too, who has lost the marvelous rapport that she developed with her friend over five absent decades. This fic is a beautifully crafted elegy and tribute to the friendship that is, and the friendship that was.
Too good and too short to excerpt. Go and read!