Still good, still engaging--I am looking forward to what you'll cook up next, Nerys
It's funny...I think you yourself once noted that you could easily see Sam Bowers (Ezri's first officer on the Aventine
) serving on a Cardassian vessel in an exchange program. (Germ of a story for me, BTW. Stay tuned....)
Sam is very ordered, and he constantly emphasizes order and discipline, while Ezri promotes a more (to borrow Nasat
's term) "personally-inviting" style. Thus, I can easily see kindred spirits between, say Bowers and Macet on the one hand, and Dax and Berat on the other.
Just my $0.02.