A Stitch in Time (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Book 27) by Andrew J. Robinson

By Andrew J. Robinson

For almost a decade Garak has longed for only one factor -- to move domestic. Exiled on an area station, surrounded via extraterrestrial beings who detest and mistrust him, going again to Cardassia has been Garak's one dream. Now, ultimately, he's domestic. yet house is an international whose panorama is stuffed with demise and destruction. Desperation and dirt are consistent partners and comfort is a pitcher of unpolluted water and a hot position to sleep.
Ironically, it's a letter from one of many extraterrestrial beings on that house station, Dr. Julian Bashir, that evokes Garak to examine the material of his lifestyles. Elim Garak has been a scholar, a gardener, a undercover agent, an exile, a tailor, even a liberator. it's a lifestyles that used to be charted via the forces of Cardassian society with little or no knowing of the individual, or even much less compassion.
But it's the tailor that is aware who Elim Garak used to be, and what he may be. it's the tailor who sees the ruined textile of Cardassia, and who is aware the best way to convey this ravaged society again jointly. this is often unusual, simply because a tailor is the single factor Garak by no means desired to be. however it is the tailor whom either Cardassia and Elim Garak desire. it's the tailor who can placed the items jointly, who can take a sew in time.

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Then tell us,” the younger man says, drawing my attention back to the windows. He smiles at me. ” My cheeks get hot again and mimic my heartbeat. “He tried to kill me. And someone else—he stabbed someone else in the eye … with a butter knife. He is evil. I had every right to—” I feel a sharp pain in my neck. Dark spots cover the man in front of me, obscuring my view of his face. “I’m sorry, dear,” he says. ” The older man is holding a syringe. A few drops of whatever he injected me with are still in it.

AFTER BREAKFAST , I tell Tobias I’m going for a walk, but instead I follow Marcus. I expect him to walk to the guests’ dormitory, but he crosses the field behind the dining hall and walks into the water-filtration building. I hesitate on the bottom step. Do I really want to do this? I walk up the steps and through the door that Marcus just closed behind him. The filtration building is small, just one room with a few huge machines in it. As far as I can tell, some of the machines take in dirty water from the rest of the compound, a few of them purify it, others test it, and the last set pumps clean water back out to the compound.

I wrap my arms around his neck and plant a kiss on his cheek. Then I discover that the air feels nice on my feet when I kick them, so I move my feet up and down as he walks us toward the building where Johanna works. When we reach her office, she is sitting behind a desk with a stack of paper in front of her, chewing on a pencil eraser. She looks up at us, and her mouth drifts open slightly. A hunk of dark hair covers the left side of her face. “You really shouldn’t cover up your scar,” I say. ” Tobias sets me down too heavily.

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