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015: Crescent Moon , fic by Marcelo, cover by Ringspells 
01/03/09 - 20:53
SGA - Rodney <3
Title: Crescent Moon
Author: __marcelo
Artist: ringspells
Genre: Gen
Rating: PG13
Warnings: Some people die.
Spoilers: None
Wordcount: About 360 words.
Characters: Wraith, Rodney, John

Summary: Everything can be done if you hunger enough for it.

Notes: Inspired by the Astronomy Picture of the Day from 2006 July 11, and the one from 2008 November 1.

Click for full size cover at ringspells's LJ.

They had been trapped, but they found a way out.

Out of space. Out of the flesh. Out of perpetual hunger. But not out of the hunt. They were greater than matter and energy, but they were still the hunt, and the hunt was still them, and rules could no more constrain them than laws can constrain the sea.

The Ascended Wraith culled most of the galaxy in a single terrible minute.

There were no hive ships breaching space, no darts seeking their prey, none of the familiar monsters of all-too-real nightmares. Skies became dark all over the galaxy, and billions of ghoulish phantoms hugged billions of terrified humans, and took them away to a place beyond space and nearly beyond time.

They fed upon them for a century of agony. It felt longer than that to those humans unlucky enough to remain sane.

When all the food was gone, and the humans had had time to repopulate the galaxy again, the Wraith returned to it. They found nobody.

No living human at all.

They screamed in frustration as much as their victims had screamed in pain. They tore apart worlds looking for their prey. They found nobody.

The Wraith went back to the beyond, to sleep, rage, and wait. Devoid of the hunt, they haunted other, perpetually unsatisfying planes.


* * *

In a moon orbiting a ringed planet in a system in the outermost fringe of the galaxy, a moon almost filled with gods-defying Replicant cloaking technology, millions of cryopreserved bodies, and two sarcophagi brought from a galaxy far away...

"How much longer, Rodney? I feel I'm going crazy."

"Relax. I told you, it's still way too early for the Goa'uld healing technology to... you know... affect us. It has only been a few decades."

"A few decades with you."

"Ha-ha. Funny. It's not like the Ancients left much information about how to build a weapon to kill Ascended beings. Which, let me tell you, is pretty much as hard as it sounds."

"I know. Just finish the weapon so we can bring everybody here back to their homes."

I am already home, neither of them said.

01/03/09 - 23:59 (UTC)
Quite a story/art combination - chilling.
01/04/09 - 01:30 (UTC)
Thank you!
01/04/09 - 01:32 (UTC)
01/04/09 - 01:21 (UTC)
OH MY GOD!!! Why the hell didn't you tel me you guys were doing this!?

The fic is amazing (and so you mars, I'm shocked not at all). I don't think anyone ever even considered the possibility of Ascended Wraith, and that's why you're awesome.
Only I'm now imagining tentacled Wraith and that's one scary image.

Speaking of which, Mels: O.M.G. woman! That cover is absolutely amazing!! I don't even know how you manages to turn that star cloud/bank/thingy into a Wraith, but when I saw him, I freaked. It's as gorgeous as it is terrifying.

You are both so incredibly talented, I never get tired of saying it, but this was... wow.

Small question Mars: Did Mels force you to leave John and Rodney alive, or was it self preservation?
01/04/09 - 01:34 (UTC)
Only I'm now imagining tentacled Wraith and that's one scary image. :D. Zoidberg!Wraith?

Small question Mars: Did Mels force you to leave John and Rodney alive, or was it self preservation? Self-preservation. My original idea was kind of bleak, and I didn't want Mels to be upset with me.

01/04/09 - 01:35 (UTC)
You were going to make me cry?! :o(
01/04/09 - 01:36 (UTC)
I didn't want to! So I went with the happy version of the story.

*smiles, thumbs up*
01/04/09 - 01:41 (UTC)
01/04/09 - 01:35 (UTC)

I didn't force him into anything. Actually, I read the fic and was like, "OMG, how am I going to do this justice?"
01/04/09 - 10:58 (UTC)
Creepy but very inventive.
01/04/09 - 16:19 (UTC)
01/04/09 - 16:56 (UTC)
Thank you!
01/06/09 - 02:56 (UTC)
Wow. That is such a creepy and awesome story. Well done. I love the goemetry of the art, and that wraith within the clouds is very well done. Great job guys!
01/06/09 - 12:06 (UTC)
Thanks so much!
01/06/09 - 14:30 (UTC)
Thank you!
01/12/09 - 21:27 (UTC)
So creepy yet so very cool. And I love the Wraith Nebula thing there, again creepy but very cool.
01/12/09 - 21:28 (UTC)
Thank you!
01/12/09 - 22:08 (UTC)
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