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03 May 2009 @ 04:41 pm
challenge ficlet, silliness, DS9  
liminalliz wanted, and I quote: "OMG OMG OMG. Write me Kira Nerys and Jadzia Dax post-holosuite Camelot adventures!! If you throw in Kira/Odo angst for good measure, I'll love you forever."

I did what I could. :)


Season 4, sometime after 'Crossfire'


After seven lifetimes and three hundred years, Dax had learned a few things about patience.

Hand phaser fight? No problem – she and her trigger finger were always of one mind.

Explosions rocking the ship? She stayed cool and proficient at the helm, with maybe just one or two hotheaded comments shot back Sisko's way.

Worf? She was so patient when he fought her hand to hand that half the time he ended up just rushing her in frustration, and she'd primly knock him down, and then mock him a bit. (She planned to work on her sportsmanship somewhere in the next hundred years or so.)

That being said, Kira Nerys was driving her crazy.

"Seriously, not a single one of those characters have any dimension! It's like talking to walls!" Kira punctuated point number thirty-seven on her tirade with a finger in the air. "Walls that keep taking their lack of personality and kissing me with it!"

Jadzia sighed. "They're not supposed to be fully realized people. They're archetypes. Honestly, I find it quite revealing about the human psyche that these are the legends that have lasted this long."

Kira wrestled with the scarf over her hat, trying to get it out of her face and making it even worse. "And these outfits!"

"I have a bit of a princess fantasy, okay?" Dax shrugged her shoulders, enjoying the feel of the thick, silky period dress fabric. "What girl doesn't?"

Kira shot her a look.

Oh. Dax rolled her eyes. At least three hundred years and seven lifetimes had also taught her the value of a second drink. She waved to Broik, and settled back down in the booth at Quark's. "You know, we don't actually have to play this program."

Kira frowned. "But you like it."

"This whole exercise is to teach you to have fun, remember? If you're not enjoying it, I'm sure Quark can recommend something-"

"Ha! A recommendation from Quark? For a holosuite program? You've got to be kidding me."

Really, the next time Jadzia felt like playing dress-up in a holosuite, she should invite Julian. He always had programs with elaborate female costumes, if a little more revealing than totally necessary.

Kira continued to fume over her cosmic string – a stronger, more adventurous drink than she usually went with – and Dax waved her hand at Broik a little more forcefully to entice the Ferengi to hurry it up. She doubted that Kira was truly a lost cause, though the Bajoran woman was working doubly hard to convince her that she was.

"Rough day in Ops?" she asked politely.

Kira made a face. "What? You were there."

"Oh, I just figured I must have missed something. You can't really be this upset because of something Sir Galahad said to you."

Kira sighed dramatically. "It's not Sir Galahad. It's just... do you ever get the feeling that someone's not telling you something?"

"What do you mean?"

"You know... a friend."

Dax shook her head. "No."

"Never?"

"I just ask them," Dax pointed out. "After seven lifetimes, you kind of get bored of trying to second-guess everyone. So what happened?"

Kira dipped her finger into the drink and drew a lopsided circle on the table. "I don't know. Probably nothing."

"And by nothing, you mean...?"

"I'm just wondering if Odo's mad at me for something. He's been... sullen."

Dax felt her eyebrows rise. "Sullen. Odo."

Kira didn't seem to agree with her that this was pretty much par for the course. "Ever since Shakaar came to the station, I feel like he's avoiding me."

"Did you ask him about it? There's probably a perfectly reasonable explanation."

Kira looked aghast. "I don't want to make a big deal out of it. You know how he gets."

Dax shook her head. "I really don't."

Broik finally brought her drink over, and she took a few sips before she noticed Kira was staring at her.

"Well?" the Bajoran woman asked. "What do you think?"

Dax wished Broik had stuck around to give a second opinion. "If you don't want to just ask him what's wrong... I don't know what to tell you."

"You're no help," Kira said. She finished her drink. "I've got to get out of this dress. Same holosuite reservation next week?"

Dax snickered. "You just love to torture yourself, don't you?"

"I don't know what you mean."

Kira left, and Dax downed the rest of her drink. Kira really didn't enjoy making things easy on herself – not to mention enjoying a good round of dress-up – but then, when Dax was that young, neither did she.

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tarkheena lizzeeen: st [light up light up]liminalliz on May 4th, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
I LOVE YOU FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!! At least three hundred years and seven lifetimes had also taught her the value of a second drink. BEST EVER.

Omg this was a treasure <3
Little Red: trek - jadzia grin - stargatermylittleredgirl on May 4th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
HEEE! I'm so glad you like it! :)

You know, that line? I edited it in right as I was posting. Hee. I wanted to give you more angst, but you know, it's kinda too early in the series for full-on woe...?

This challenge has been really, really fun!!
Icepixie: [DS9] Julian and Jadziaicepixie on May 4th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
Really, the next time Jadzia felt like playing dress-up in a holosuite, she should invite Julian.

She should. It could totally be a date!

This amused me greatly. Hee!
Little Red: trek - j/j pr0n - filegmylittleredgirl on May 4th, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)
Oh noes, my J/J is showing!! Hee.
Icepixie: [DS9] Julian and Jadziaicepixie on May 4th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
Oh noes, my J/J is showing!!

I am aaaaaaaaall for that. My first OTP! Thirteen years and I still refuse to accept the whole Jadzia/Worf and Julian/Ezri thing.

Icon love!
Little Red: trek - j/j pr0n - filegmylittleredgirl on May 4th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
HEE!! They were really the cutest, weren't they!? OMG. Such cute. I enjoyed the other pairings -- DS9 seemed built for multiship -- but really? J/J for the win. <3 <3 <3
Icepixie: [DS9] Julian and Jadziaicepixie on May 4th, 2009 02:55 am (UTC)
I just couldn't get behind any of the other pairings--I supported those that didn't interfere with J/J, but didn't read fic or anything. I just adored J/J. *siiiiigh*
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Little Red: trek - jadzia grin - stargatermylittleredgirl on May 4th, 2009 02:04 am (UTC)
Weekends are AWSUM!! Also, I'm procrastinating writing the last scene of this other fic that I just. can't. get. out. Heee.

This challenge was super funnnn. I like it. I love writing challenge ficlets, because then at least one person is OBLIGATED to tell you they liked it, even if they didn't. HA.
Opal: p/c breakfast pointingoparu on May 4th, 2009 01:21 am (UTC)
ZOMG epicky-flaily flail.

You rock at Dax. Dax is teh awesome and you ROCK and writing her. DUDE. "seven lifetimes had also taught her the value of a second drink" should be on an icon.
Little Red: trek - jadzia grin - stargatermylittleredgirl on May 4th, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
HEE! I give up all rights to that sentence if you would like to icon it. <3

I love Dax. She's so fabulous, isn't she? She's like, well, on the one hand, I am in the emotional trenches with the rest of you all, but on the other hand, I am MAKING FUN OF YOU. I think in the past I've only written Jadzia from other people's point of view, but ha, she's really fun to write.
Opal: forbidden loveoparu on May 4th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
hehehe, Dax is snark with a great body and seven lifetimes of charm. She manages to both be cute and DAMN YOU ARE ALL CHILDREN. I <3 her.

*evil glee*
pellucid: Kira smilepellucid on May 4th, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
Eeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!! Jadzia and Kira with background Odo angst!!!!!! These are a few of my favorite things!!!!!! *twirls you around*
Little Red: trek - odo/kira - lovetruthbellamylittleredgirl on May 4th, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
*dances around with you*

Yay!! You know, every time I think "wow, this ficlet is really too silly," everyone seems to like it more? HMM.
stellar_duststellar_dust on May 4th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
OMG yay.

(You make me miss Star Trek all the damn time, btw. :D )
*: tos: [fuck it let's get drunk]spockette on May 4th, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC)
Awww, that was awesome. They are so adorable.

At least three hundred years and seven lifetimes had also taught her the value of a second drink.

AHAHAHAHA. Oh, Dax. ILU.
Nenya Kanadka: [fandom] Spock srslynenya_kanadka on May 7th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
♥♥♥

Kira and Dax (if not alas Kira/Dax), so shiny and full of win and CAMELOT! LOL I really did want to see more of them with that epic program. Oh, Kira's reactions, how I loved them. XD
ellequoiellequoi on March 21st, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
Haha, awesome! I love seeing the gals being pals & doing their thing. Absolute favourite part was Jadzia mocking Worf and pencilling in 'sportsmanship' for the next century, although the last line was also great. Man, if I had access to their holobizness I would be dressing it up all the time.