“All the more reason for you to believe it,” Garak responded. “If I were lying, it would sound much more plausible.”
This is a wonderful story - bitter-sweet but hopeful. A great collaboration - joining both of your fiction worlds as well as your writing talents.
btw - who was it who said that about Garak's smile?
Thanks for the kind words, JustKate, Count Zero and Trampledamage! Palandine was the one who told Garak about his smile back when they were students at the Bamarran Institute.