4. SISKO ARRIVES AT KIRA’S QUARTERS AND
‘RINGS.’ THE DOOR
OPENS, AND HE STEPS INSIDE. KIRA IS STANDING ACROSS THE
ROOM, FROZEN IN PLACE. HER GREAT RELIEF SHOWS WHEN SHE
SEES IT IS ONLY SISKO. SHE TRIES, SUDDENLY, TO HIDE HER
EXPRESSION. HER EYES ARE RED FROM CRYING.
it’s you. Ah . . .
(with a tone
of concern) Who else were you expecting,
Ah . . .
no one. (uncomfortable silence) How
I was about
to ask you that same question.
. . . I’m fine now.
awfully important must have happened for
you to disregard
my request. Odo said you looked a
little shaken. Is everything alright?
touches her eyes to wipe them.
You saw Odo?
He told you
I wasn’t feeling well?
over her words) I don’t know what it was,
commander. I just felt a little . . . dizzy, that’s all.
extra work I’ve put in lately coordinating
Tarkov. I guess I’ve been working too
(smiling) I guess!
feeling fine now. (seeing doubt on Sisko’s face)
appears a bit unconvinced.
If you felt
ill, major, why didn’t you report to sick
bay to have
Dr. Bashir check it out?
(exasperated) Commander, please . . .
as soon as you’re up to it, I hope to see
(nodding) Yes, commander. I’m ready.
Kira and Sisko