3. IN DOCKING BAY SIX, SEVERAL DS9 PERSONNEL ARE ASSISTING
SICK CREW MEMBERS OFF THE SHIP. ODO IS STANDING BY, SPEAKING WITH THE BAJORAN
VESSEL'S FIRST OFFICER WHEN JAREN STEPS OUT, SUPPORTING A CREW MEMBER ON HIS ARM.
for your help, constable. We couldn't have
sector without taking heavy casualties.
A DS9 member takes the
crew member from Jaren's arms. Sisko ENTERS and
Sisko. (extends a hand in greeting)
Jaren Vorlanna. (shakes hands)
of your people been safely evacuated?
was the last one. (motions down the corridor)
we weren't going to make it through the
though. The warp engine breach nearly
all. (smiles in genuine relief)
What is it
you were doing in the Gamma Quadrant,
'doctor,' really. I'm head of the Bajoran University
at Valkry. We were trading for medical
from the Markayloids. We had heard that they
only abundant supply of trioxcelene polycerate
in this part
of the galaxy, and we needed to obtain some.
Somewhat. (explains further after seeing Sisko's puzzled
expression) The Markayloids are a difficult race to
understand. I had to make many concessions just to
is this medicine, doctor?
It's a rare
synthetic chemical used in the long-term
of neurolysis victims. It stimulates neurokeratin
in the brain when the body has sustained
induced neurological damage.
. . . from something like a close range phaser
becomes grim) Yes, but in this case, from
close range exposure.
(bitter) You look amazed, commander. Don’t
were kind enough to provide plenty of
for the Bajoran medical community.
Sisko and Odo
look at one another. An ensign approaches, and Sisko turns toward her.
Dr. Jaren to sick bay. (turns toward
Jaren) Dr. Bashir will enjoy meeting you, I’m sure.
help see to the safe handling of your cargo.
Jaren and the
ensign EXIT. Sisko looks at Odo.
Kira? Is she still in sick bay with Jaren’n
No, commander. We met on the promenade where
me to come here in her place. She looked –
but said she just needed a short rest. (tilts his
head at Sisko’s
puzzled expression) Is something
I had asked
Major Kira to come here herself. It’s not
to suddenly grow ill. She appeared a little strange
in Ops shortly
after we contacted the freighter. Did she
No, not in
words, but I had the distinct impression that
of coming here disturbed her very much.
Odo. I think I’ll pay a little visit to our major.
Odo nods and
where is Major Kira?
is in her quarters.