Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by BlueStuff, Aug 16, 2013.
LEYTON: Does it matter?
SISKO: I suppose not.
LEYTON: You know Ben, I stand here looking at you; the best officer who ever served under me, trapped in this holding cell, and I think life can be damned cruel.
SISKO: Let me out. Maybe life'll look a little better.
Leyton: I don't think I can do that just now.
Sisko: So what are you going to do? Keep me here forever?
LEYTON: No. You'll be free to go in a few days.
SISKO: Let me guess. After the President's speech.
LEYTON: The President won't be making a speech. I will.
SISKO: I assume you'll be explaining to the public why it's necessary for Starfleet to seize control of Earth.
LEYTON: Temporarily, of course. Until the changeling threat has been neutralised.
SISKO: And how long will that be? Months? Years? Decades?
Leyton: However long it takes. The people deserve strong leadership. Someone who can protect them.
SISKO: In other words, you.
Leyton: If you need anything, food, something to read, just tell the guards.
(Later, the routine blood screening trolley is wheeled in by a woman security officer)
Chief: Well, if it isn't my favorite vampire.
Security: Vampires come out at night. I've been pushing this cart all day.
CHIEF: Look, I'm getting a little tired of all these blood screenings.
Security: Believe me, I'm as tired of giving them as you are of taking them.
Sisko: Why don't you give me one of those while you're at it?
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