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Garak: Oh, I'd given up hope of ever finding any trace of them long ago.
ZIYAL: Really? I never saw you as the giving up type.
Garak: There comes a time when one must face reality, my dear. Those people are gone and are never coming back. Well, my young friends, I'd like to stay here and chat all day, but I have dresses to make, trousers to mend. It's a full life, if a trifle banal. And do tell Captain Sisko that I'd be more than happy to decode any Cardassian laundry lists that come across his desk. My dear.
ZIYAL: My father would be furious to hear me say this, but there's something about Garak I find fascinating.
Bashir: Yes, he has his moments.
Later, Garak walks up to a Runabout Airlock, carrying a duffel bag. He uses a device on the airlock controls. The airlock opens and he enters the runabout. As he reaches the pilots area, he discovers that Bashir is already there, waiting with a phaser.
Bashir: Going somewhere?
GARAK: I really must remember to stop underestimating you, Doctor. How did you know?
Bashir: You mean that you were lying about the contents of the message? You said you'd given up on the Cardassian survivors who were lost in the Gamma Quadrant. Well, Ziyal was right, you're not the giving up sort.
GARAK: Very good, Doctor. You've come a long way from the naive young man I met five years ago. You've become distrustful and suspicious. It suits you.
Julian: I had a good teacher. What did the message really say, Garak?
GARAK: It was a call for help from Enabran Tain.
BASHIR: Tain? But you said you'd seen his ship destroyed by the Dominion.
GARAK: I did. But Enabran Tain was the head of the Obsidian order for twenty years. If he can survive that, he can survive anything. I have to find him, Doctor. I owe it to him.
Bashir: You don't owe him anything. He had you exiled from Cardassia.
GARAK: Yes, but aside from that, we were very close. He was my mentor, and I'm not going to turn my back on him. If it'll make you feel better, you can come with me. All you have to do is come up with an excuse why you need the runabout and we could leave immediately.
Bashir: So let me get this straight. You want me to lie to my commanding officer, violate Starfleet regulations, and go with you on a mission into the Gamma Quadrant which will probably get us both killed?
GARAK: I'm ready when you are.
BASHIR: In that case, let's go..... To Captain's Sisko's office.
SISKO: How do you know that the message isn't a fake? That it was really sent by Tain?
GARAK: The code sequence was personally designed by Tain and myself. No one else knows it. Now somehow he got that message out, and I have to follow it back to its source.
SISKO: Did the message contain any coordinates?
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