Friday, February 22, 2013

The Wire

I am constantly dumbfounded by the arrogance and stupidity of some people in this world. Simply put I cannot say much more than this without going off on a huge rant and getting mad once again. I just don’t understand why people don’t want to work as a team and make things better. As many a smart people have said “If you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem.”

Ran 3 miles yesterday in 36 minutes!

The Wire
Bashir and Garak are meeting on the promenade for their weekly lunch date but today Garak seems to be upset and agitated about everything. Bashir is concerned about Garak and tries to get a few suggestions from Dax but that leads to little help other than Bashir figuring out that maybe he is actually Garak’s friend. Quark soon contacts Bashir with a medical emergency. Bashir finds Garak drunk off of his ass in the bar and he procedures to have a massive brain attack and faints. Upon further study in the infirmary Bashir finds a device implanted in Garak’s brain but he is not sure what it is and of course Garak is not providing any answers. Garak then attempts to get a new device secretly through Quark but that becomes a dead end. Garak is now put on bed rest and Bashir is his home nurse and Garak starts to give a little bit of information. Garak reveals that he was part of the Obsidian Order, the Cardassian intelligence agency. The device was a method to prevent him from feeling pain was he ever captured. The device though became activated by Garak as a drug and now he is fully addicted. While going through classic with drawl symptoms he provides three stories about his background.

1-      Garak and a friend named Elim were in charge of getting a ship detained but before it launched he ordered it destroyed. The ship contained a high ranking member of the central command so Garak was exiled
2-      Garak and Elim were nearly brothers who were in the obsidian order and Garak betrayed Elim so that he would be saved from exile
3-      Garak let a bunch of Bajoran kids go instead of killing them and blamed it on Elim.

Bashir keeps Garak comfortable and pays a visit to Garak’s former mentor Enabran Tain, the previous head of the Obsidian Order, who seems to still have an eye and ear open for what is happening in the universe.  This little fact is made evident by Tain knowing that Bashir is on his way. Tain states that if Bashir were his friend he would let Garak die. Bashir asks Tain for clarification of the story and he reveals that Garak’s first name is Elim. Garak and Bashir meet up in the end for their usual lunch where Garak says that all of his stories are true, especially the lies. 

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