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Old April 6 2012, 12:19 PM   #2
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Re: DS9 Season 10, ep 10x16 - "I Will Survive"

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TEASER


FADE IN:


1 EXT. DEEP SPACE NINE – ESTABLISHING


All is well from the outside. The Defiant is parked in its usual spot, but we’re mostly focusing on the Promenade.


2 INT. DS9 – PROMENADE


A normal day on the Promenade, with the usual stuff going on. Quark’s bar is middling busy.

The doors of the Infirmary open, and ETANA KOL walks out. She strolls along a bit, nods hello to one of the many extras. She’s heads to the Security office, and goes in...


3 INT. DS9 – SECURITY OFFICE (CONTINUOUS)


...but stops short when she realizes Major CENN is sat behind the desk. He looks up at her entrance.

ETANA
(surprised)
Oh. Hello.

CENN
Hi. Can I help you, Sergeant?

ETANA
I was looking for Laren – it’s
twelve hundred. Time for our
regular physiotherapy session.

CENN
The Lieutenant’s not here, I’m
afraid.

ETANA
Well, yeah, I see that. Where
is she?

CENN
Kel-Artis, apparently. I woke
up this morning to new orders
that I’m covering as security
chief until she gets back.

ETANA
Kel-Artis? What’s she doing
all the way out there?

CENN
(shrug)
Starfleet tactical seminars,
she said. Or the message said,
anyway. I haven’t actually
spoken to her in person.

ETANA
Well, I wish she’d told me. If
I knew she was going to blow me
off, I could have made other
plans. Like maybe have some-
thing to eat at lunchtime like
normal people do.

CENN
I’m no wiser than you, Sergeant.
It must have been a pretty vital
seminar for her to run off and
leave me in charge.

ETANA
Maybe they had somebody who
needed yelling at, and wanted
the best yeller in Starfleet.

CENN
(chuckle)
I’m sure that must be it. I
can’t really complain, anyway.
Now we’ve got Commander Dax
back, I was starting to feel a
bit like a fifth wheel in Ops.

The main door opens again, and QUARK enters. He takes one look at Cenn and Etana, and purses, unimpressed.

QUARK
Where is she?

CENN
Not here.

Quark grins sourly, baring his pointed scraggly teeth.

QUARK
She wouldn’t leave the station
without saying goodbye to me.
So where is she?

ETANA
We’re as surprised as you are,
Ambassador. But apparently there
was a urgent seminar at a space
station half-way to Earth that
demanded her attention more
than a polite “See you soon.”

QUARK
Polite?! Wait, we are talking
about Ro Laren here, right?

They all chuckle again.


4 INT. DS9 – MAIN OPS CENTRE


Also a normal day in Ops. KIRA and DAX are both at the main Ops table, with SHAR and NOG at their regular stations.

The turbolift rises into Ops, carrying PRYNN. She steps off and heads down the stairs towards the table.

PRYNN
Ummm... Captain?

Shar’s head pops up from his screens at the sound of her voice. He watches her, blank-faced and inscrutable. Nog also looks up, seeing Shar’s reaction. Silently watching the other two. Meanwhile, Prynn has reached Kira.

KIRA
Lieutenant. What can I do
for you?

PRYNN
I was just wondering if you know
where my dad is? We usually meet
for lunch, and he didn’t show.

KIRA
Oh, Prynn, I’m sorry. He’s got
meetings all day. The commander
of the recruitment centre down
in Musilla, the security chief
there, they’re talking about
setting up a training annex as
well, I think... Sorry. He’s
gonna be tied up all day. He
didn’t tell you?

PRYNN
I guess not.

KIRA
I’m sure he meant to. Tell you
what – when I see him, I’ll
give him a slap just for you.

PRYNN
(chuckle)
Thanks.

Prynn turns away – and sees Shar looking at her. He looks away, as if caught out. But then he tentatively looks back again. She’s still looking at him, a mix of longing and regret and apology. Unable to express any of that, however, she simply aims a stiff nod of acknowledgement his way. He does likewise. They both turn back to their own business.

Nog has seen the entire silent exchange. As Prynn leaves Ops, he shakes his head with an exasperated sigh. Hew-mons. Why do they have to make everything so complicated?

Prynn having gone, Dax turns to Kira and speaks sotto.

DAX
I didn’t know about all that.
I thought Vaughn hated meetings
– I’m surprised he didn’t try
to palm them off on me.

KIRA
(smirk)
Are you saying you want them?

DAX
Gods, no.

There’s an alert on her panels – Dax checks it, and frowns.

DAX
There’s a Trill transport just
entering the system. They’ve
requested permission to dock.

KIRA
Are we expecting anyone?

DAX
Not that I know of. Vannis’s
ship is due in an hour, but
nobody said anything about a
Trill transport. Evidently
today is “let’s not tell any-
body what we’re doing” day.
(new alert)
They’re hailing.

KIRA
Okay, put them through.

Dax presses controls, and they turn to look at the main viewscreen. It comes to life with the image of HIZIKI GARD. The Trill man looks out at them with calm professionalism.

GARD (screen)
Captain Kira. Lieutenant Dax.
A pleasure to see you again.

DAX
(pursed lips)
It’s Lieutenant Commander Dax
now, thank you Mister Gard.

GARD (screen)
(small smile)
My apologies, Commander.

Dax is obviously not happy to see him. Kira is rather wary too, since the last time he was here, he killed Shakaar.

KIRA
Mister Gard... What can we do
for you?

GARD (screen)
I’d like to come aboard, if I
may, Captain. And bring a guest
with me.

KIRA
A guest?

GARD (screen)
Yes. I’m afraid it’s a rather
delicate situation, and only
Lieutenant Commander Dax can
help me to resolve it.

Kira and Gard both look to Dax for her response. Her face reveals that she’s not looking forward to this...


FADE OUT:


END OF TEASER


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