Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by Santa Garrus, Jan 31, 2012.
SISKO: Go ahead, Major.
KIRA: We just received a priority one communication from Starfleet Command. The Dominion has invaded Betazed.
SISKO: According to initial reports, the invasion force must have come from somewhere in the Calandra Sector.
DAX: Did Starfleet Intelligence know anything about the buildup?
WORF: No. They believed Calandra was too far from the Dominion supply lines to be a threat.
SISKO: There's plenty of blame to go around. The Tenth Fleet was supposed to be protecting Betazed and its outlying colonies, but it was caught out of position on a training exercise. What's worse, Betazed's own defence systems are obsolete and undermanned. The planet was theirs in less than ten hours.
KIRA: With Betazed in the hands of the Jem'Hadar, the Dominion is in a position to threaten Vulcan, Andor, Tellar, Alpha Centauri.
Dax: If we ever needed a new ally, it's right now.
Good to see you too Alienesse, sorry I'm not around that much. My schedule is scattered around and makes it tough to be going when a marathon starts.
(Garak is working on a dress when Sisko enters.)
SISKO: Mister Garak, it's been three days. Have you made any progress?
GARAK: Well I suppose that depends on how you look at it.
SISKO: This is how I look at it is. Betazed has just fallen to the Dominion and we need to get this operation underway.
GARAK: I share your desire for swift action, Captain. In fact, after our last conversation, I made a few discreet inquiries among my former associates still living on Cardassia. As I anticipated, they shared my loathing for the current government and were willing to take on an assignment aimed at its destruction.
SISKO: That sounds like progress to me.
GARAK: Doesn't it? Unfortunately, they're all dead now.
GARAK: Yes. All killed within one day of speaking with me. I suppose that's a testament to the effectiveness of Dominion security. One should admire such efficiency.
SISKO: I'm sorry.
GARAK: I hope you're not giving up that easily. After all, the stakes are much higher than a few dead operatives. The fate of the entire quadrant hangs in the balance. Or at least that's the case you made to me.
SISKO: Do you have another plan?
GARAK: As a matter of fact, I do. But I suspect you won't like it.
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