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SISKO: Mister O'Brien, tell Gul Dukat I look forward to meeting him.
DUKAT: Good day, Commander.
SISKO: Gul Dukat.
Dukat: Excuse my presumption, but this was my office only two weeks ago. I'm not used to being on this side of the desk. I'll be honest with you, Commander. I miss this office. I was not happy to leave it.
Sisko: Feel free to drop by anytime you're feeling homesick.
Dukat: You're very gracious. And allow me to assure you that we only want to be helpful in this difficult transition. You're far from the Federation fleet, alone in this remote outpost, with poor defense systems. Your Cardassian neighbors will be quick to respond to any problems you might have.
Sisko: We'll try to keep the dog off your lawn.
DUKAT: So, tell me, what did you think of Kai Opaka? I know you went to the surface to see her. I understand you brought back an Orb. We thought we had all of them. Perhaps we could have an exchange of information, pool our resources?
SISKO: I don't know anything about an Orb.
DUKAT: We will be in close proximity should you wish to reconsider my suggestion. In the meantime, I assume you have no objection to my men enjoying the hospitality of the Promenade. Commander.
DAX: What do you know about the Denorios Belt?
SISKO: Your basic charged-plasma field. Nobody gets anywhere near it unless they have to.
DAX: In the twenty-second century, a ship carrying Kai Taluno was disabled for several days in the Denorios Belt, where he claims he had a vision.
SISKO: Let me guess. He saw the Celestial Temple of the Prophets.
DAX: Not quite, but he did say that the heavens opened up and nearly swallowed his ship.
SISKO: Are we reduced to chasing metaphors to solve this?
DAX: That's not all. At least five of the orbs were found in the Denorios Belt. There were also been twenty three navigational reports over the years of unusually severe neutrino disturbances in the same area. I've correlated all these reports in one analysis grid. Our Celestial Temple?
SISKO: Worth a look, but we've got Cardassians on our back doorstep. We need to get by them undetected.
(The Cardassians are having a great time, and winning, when Kira and O'Brien walk in.)
KIRA: May we have your attention, please? This establishment is being closed.
QUARK: What do you mean? You can't do this.
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