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05 August 2009 @ 02:00 pm
The Road to Tartarus  

The Road to Tartarus
by Lizardbeth

In the wake of a devastating attack on the Tok'ra, Sam becomes host to a larval Tok'ra queen. As she faces the consequences of becoming an alien on her homeworld, Malek's host Asheron discovers the terrible consequences of his long-ago vengeance. But when an old enemy stirs, Asheron finds that the price of Sam's life may be his own soul.

What do you do when the one who knows you best is a Goa'uld?

Fandom: Stargate SG-1 (with a touch of Stargate Atlantis)
Pairings: Sam/Malek, Malek/Baal
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Sex (m/m and m/f), violence, implications of torture and consent issues.
Previously: The third in the Asheron Series begun with Tok'ra Allegiance and Going Home. Those are useful background, particularly for Sam and Asheron/Malek's relationship and how the Tok'ra were destroyed, but you can read this just fine without them.
Spoilers: This is AU (well, duh), but since it parallels canon in S. 8 and part of S.9, contains some spoilers through mid-S.9.
Wordcount: 97,000

Notes: Written for the SG-1 Big Bang Challenge stargate_summer. Thanks to newroticgirl for her notes under difficult circumstances. All errors are my own. Also, I spell it 'Baal', because extra apostrophes are annoying.

Special thank you to rosiethehobbit who has been patiently waiting for this to be finished for YEARS. You have been my personal cheerleader for this project for so long, R -- I can only hope it's worth the wait! :)

And Special THANK YOU to wandstonecloadk (aka Atlantis Abydos at DeviantArt) who made art for this story, completely out of the blue!

link to
( Chapter One )

Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen

All done!


PDF version: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=DEDCK3XE
At ff.net
At Archive of Our Own

If you download it, please come back after you read!

Please enjoy! Comments are love! :)
Rosierosiethehobbit on August 6th, 2009 10:55 am (UTC)
-sits down to read-
Jee Hewson.: McShepwandstonecloak on September 6th, 2009 08:29 am (UTC)
Yayyy... I just finished reading it... all I can say is THANK YOU for adding Ba'al... he's just... hotness defined.
Inspired me to make the following and I linked your page, too ;) : http://fc08.deviantart.com/fs46/f/2009/249/3/5/Asheron_and_Ba__al_by_Atlantis_Abydos.jpg
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on September 6th, 2009 08:53 am (UTC)
HOLY.... I almost can't look at that, it's so damn hot...


oh right. Thank you.


Um, can I use that as cover art, or a header or something? (with all credit, course), because, damn.

READ IT AGAIN, and I pray you will be inspired some more! :P
(kidding! Sort of)
Jee Hewson.: McShepwandstonecloak on September 6th, 2009 10:04 am (UTC)
I'm glad you like it! Of course you can use it, you can do with it whatever you want, really, I'd be honoured ;)
If I make more I'll let you know, and I'm definitely going to re-read it XD
Whoooo xx
Christof Bradfordauitzogc on November 18th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
I need a fourth story! Turan is still a child, after all. The story's not done until she grows up and spawns.
lizardbeth: Maleklizardbeth_j on November 20th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
Re: Moar!
thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

And while I know there's PLENTY left I could explore, I can't say I'll ever get it to it, at this point. This one literally took years! But I do have to admit Asheron still holds a special place in my heart, so... who knows!

Don't hold your breath,though. :)
hero_or_conhero_or_con on July 21st, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
Can I just say how much Turn Off the Lights by Panic! at the Disco goes with this story? It might just be me, but...

Anyway, OMFG. I've been reading this story- all three stories- for... ten hours, at least. All at once, too. I actually have no idea what to do now that it's over. I loved it. I loved that Ba'al was so compassionate, and still so much himself. I loved his arrogance around Rodney and Ronon near the end. I loved the dialogue between Malek and Asheron.

Honestly, if I listed everything I loved about this fic it would take up pages. Are there links anywhere to those deleted scenes you mentioned? I'm starting to miss the story already...