Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Category: Double Drabble. Teal’c POV.
Summary: While stuck on the Odyssey, Teal’c takes comfort in that which he knows best.
Disclaimer: Just playing in the gateroom. Don’t mind me.
Note: Written for the 2011 Ancient Obsessions December 3 Advent Prompt: Candles.
It has been many years since I have needed Kel'no'reem.
Tretonin changed so many things for me, but the necessity of sleep was one of the easiest to accept. Still, sometimes I fall back on the old ways. As I once told Daniel Jackson, there is comfort to be found in the familiar - especially in this place of endless monotony, where any respite is more than welcome.
Therefore, though I do not smile, I cannot help but be amused when Colonel Mitchell asks Colonel Carter for candles for the holiday dinner he has planned, but "only if it's not a bother to make them."
For even he should know that candles are very easy to replicate, requiring only carbon and hydrogen in a simple pattern. Colonel Carter could program their construction while unconscious. In fact, he could probably manage it himself.
However, he does not need to, for if he had but looked, he would know that candles are already in the Odyssey’s database.
After all, they appeared in my quarters the first week we were here. I did not request them, yet their presence did not surprise me, for tending others is her way.
Comfort in the familiar indeed.