10. QUARK IS SEATED IN ODO’S OFFICE IN THE
MIDST OF A DISCUSSION.
QUARK IS TRYING TO GET
INFORMATION FROM ODO CONCERNING
JAREN’S RECENT TRIP
TO THE GAMMA QUADRANT AND HIS TIES TO
your bar room gossip back to your bar.
(animated) I’m telling you, Odo, there’s something
on aboard this station that you don’t know about.
don’t expect me to believe that Dr. Jaren is
in anything illegal, do you Quark?
not the worst of it, Odo.
interest) Oh? And just what is the ‘worst of it,’
not going to believe me when I tell you –
(bored) Try me.
ship arrived from the Gamma Quadrant yesterday,
did it not?
Odo nods once.
And by his
own admission, he was carrying expensive
some little known race in exchange for .
(sarcastic) Oh yes, ‘medicine.’ (then
aside to himself) I
said the same thing myself.
aloud, annoyed by Quark’s nonsense.
What do you
know of trioxcelene polycerate?
a – used for medicine – to treat victims
(confiding) Ah! But I’ve done some checking,
that when taken in concentrated doses, it’s one
of the most
addictive chemicals in the galaxy?
how do you know all of this, Quark?
at being doubted) Humph! A good
abreast of the local markets.
And I wonder
why you, as a ‘good businessman,’ don’t
a market yourself . . .
offended) Why, that would be illegal, Odo!
stopped you before.
Let me tell
you, Odo, that if my speculations are correct –
(sarcastic) Your ‘speculations . . . ’
you’re going to regret not checking into this.
and his men aren’t the only ones involved in
head and eyes in ridicule) I suppose next you’ll
me Major Kira is somehow involved.
then smiles slyly) Why, Odo! You
(exasperated) Get out of my office, Quark!
But . . .
but . . . shouldn't you at least offer me some kind of
up and leans over the table, hands firmly set upon the desk.
about one thing, Quark. (pauses)
expectantly and nods affirmation.
I have been
doing my 'homework.' It would take hundreds
of trioxcelene polycerate refined by laborious
to get enough to become addicted.
his finger) I tell you, Odo, there's something odd
between Major Kira and Dr. Jaren that nobody
knows about. She even lied aobut her name!
Odo takes a
step around the table while Quark flees toward the door.
And I intend
to get to the bottom of it.
the door then turns to face Odo.
even the least bit interested in what might
on between Kira and Jaren?
anger, pointing towards the door) Goodbye, Quark!
EXITS while Odo shakes his head, pausing a moment to reflect before returning to his desk.