Title: The Boy Who Didn't Need Stories
Category: gen, or mild pre-ship (Radek/Teyla)
Spoilers: None in particular.
Summary: Once upon a time, there lived a small boy who had no use for fairy tales. Many years later, his head pounding and blood on his shirt, opening his eyes and finding that he is sitting against a sealed bulkhead, with a ton of debris cutting three of his friends off from their only chance at safety, Radek Zelenka thinks about his grandmother, and the story of the golden bird, and realizes that he might, finally, have started to understand.
Recipient requested: a) Ronon observing the Sheppard/McKay dynamic; b) Adventure story where Radek gets hurt but saves the day; c) Teyla and Radek exchanging cultural tokens. This hits two of three?