Wow. Awesome stuff, Nerys. My very favorite part was how your described the human-like Bajorans from the Cardassians' perspective and they became "other," alien. Chilling and very, very well done.
Thank you so much for reading and commenting.
I figured that especially given what the Bajorans were doing, that's how it would feel to a Cardassian to see them up close for the first time--even though they know, intellectually, that they are the unusual species. Even so, they are going to be used to their own appearance above that of other species (I don't mean that in an arrogant sense, just aesthetics), so seeing aliens would take some getting used to.