what brings such a lovely customer as yourself
look) Can it, Quark.
tisk. Something’s obviously bothering you, major.
need is a good, relaxing evening in one of our
holosuites. (shakes finger knowingly) I can recommend
suite for you – I’ll even accompany you myself to,
ah, make sure everything’s to your taste. (chuckles fully)
Kira’s threatening look causes Quark
to shrink back. Quark acts shocked and hurt.
Why, major! Something really must be bothering you!
I mean, you
didn’t even get violent or threaten me once
Quark notices that Kira’s drink is empty
and begins to refill her glass.
Here. Have another drink. Compliments of
Kira does her best to ignore Quark, leery of
he stares at her hard) It’s money problems, isn’t it?
Kira turns to look at Quark, opening her mouth
as though to deny it.
Ah, ah, ah,
don’t deny it. I’ve seen that look before (chuckles)
. . . Who do you owe, major? Maybe
I can help
you ‘distract’ whoever it is. (clears his throat) For a small
Kira tilts her head, eyes wider. Quark has given her an idea.
Quark? Have you ever tried to avoid anyone before?
you knew but didn’t want them to see you?
Quark leans confidentially over the bar, eager
to relate his tale.
Well, I don’t
know, really, if I should reveal any ‘trade
– Rule of Acquisition Number Six (laughs), but . . .
Kira rolls her eyes and shakes her head in
Well . .
. I suppose I can tell you. (switching to a low,
tone) On Selgon-III an associate of mine – he was
jealous that I had undercut his offer and closed a deal for
5000 crates of shandrell – turned out to be the head of the
local Provanna Cartel, the largest pirate operation in the