kindkit: A late-Victorian futuristic zeppelin. (ST DS9: Kira and Dax are fierce)
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Title: The Friend of My Friend
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Character: Miles O'Brien
Rating: All ages
Warnings: None needed
Word Count: 100
Summary: Miles knows everything he needs to know about Cardassians.
Notes: Written for [ profile] vandonovan, who asked for angst and Cardassians. This is . . . sort of that.

Julian calls it ignorance. "If you'd just join Garak and me for lunch," he says, "you'd see that Cardassians aren't all alike. They're not all the enemy."

But Julian's got it wrong. Miles is elbow-deep in Cardassian tech every day, and there's no better window into minds. Cardassian engineering twists the most straightforward purpose, and when you think you've got it sussed, it twists again. It's bloody sneaky and there's no trusting it.

Miles makes sure he's busy Tuesday lunchtimes. He couldn't stand to see that Cardassian telling lies with a smirk on his ugly face. Or Julian smiling back.

I'm now taking a new request. First commenter on DW or LJ can name a fandom (see here on DW or here on LJ for a list [updated since yesterday's post!]), a character or pairing, and a brief prompt.

on 2010-08-20 03:27 am (UTC)
dingsi: The Corinthian smoking a cigarette. He looks down thoughtfully and breathes the smoke out of his nose. (fannish)
Posted by [personal profile] dingsi
Oh, I like this! The way Miles filters and categorises beings through their tech... nice touch!

on 2010-08-20 06:57 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: Spock and Bones with science faces (Star Trek: Team Science)
Posted by [personal profile] st_aurafina
Oh, Julian, you're a darling but sometimes you're a bit thick.

This is a great intersection of two different viewpoints, and I love Miles psychoanalysing the Cardassians through their engineering.

Do you have a new prompt yet? Eighth Doctor, rain.

on 2010-08-20 02:35 pm (UTC)
sharpest_asp: Nate Ford sitting on a bench, Sophie Devereaux resting against his lap (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] sharpest_asp

+reminds self to make a DS9 icon+

That is a beautiful kick in the gut from Miles' POV.

on 2011-01-28 11:41 pm (UTC)
sunspot67: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] sunspot67
Enjoyed this very much--as someone else commented above, it's very effective how Miles understands the Cardassians through their tech. And the open question (for the reader) of whose perception is the correct one here.


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