By Andrew J. Robinson
For almost a decade Garak has longed for only one factor -- to head 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 a global 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 area station, Dr. Julian Bashir, that conjures up 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 existence that was once charted by means of the forces of Cardassian society with little or no figuring out of the individual, or even much less compassion.
But it's the tailor that knows who Elim Garak used to be, and what he should be. it's the tailor who sees the ruined textile of Cardassia, and who is familiar with the right way to carry this ravaged society again jointly. this can be 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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You're not eight and a half. It's only January. ” The boy blinked in the sunshine. Or fatten him on bread and milk in a cage that hung from the ceiling. Mrs. Quinn stepped between the children. “I see you cutting through here every day. Sometimes twice a day—once in the morning, once in the afternoon. ” He looked at the snow between his boots. And grind his bones to make her bread. “You'll take her with you from now on. And walk her home. She's in third grade just like you. Show up a few minutes early tomorrow, and take her to the principal's office.
A school bus in Kentucky slid off a road and into a river, leaving twenty-seven dead. A fire at a Catholic school in Chicago took ninety students and three nuns. Unrest in Cuba and Iraq, brickbats for Vice President Nixon in Caracas, bombs between the Chinese in Quemoy. She held her baby close while the television measured out the toll, wanting to protect her at all costs from evil and harm, accidental or intended. As her daughter's infancy gave way to walking and talking, and the Fifties became the Sixties, she worried still that some illness or accident would interrupt the dream, and she kept a mother's watch on sharp corners, pennies on the floor, and the inviting holes of electric sockets.
I'm married now,” she said. “Seven years. One boy, and one on the way. His name is Jason, my son that is. I don't know what we'll call this one, maybe Mack Truck, ‘cause I never even saw him coming till he knocked me flat. How are you, Mrs. Quinn? How's Erica? Haven't heard from her in ages. She still out west? Arizona or New Mexico, was it? ” “She's still there,” Margaret lied. She had no idea where her daughter was at that moment. ” Her daughter's friend leaned across the table and whispered.
A Stitch in Time (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Book 27) by Andrew J. Robinson