"Garak, I need you to interrogate my bear."
"…I don’t…is this a human thing?"
"Is that a euphemism? Are we role-playing?"
quark catches wind and suddenly interrogating someone’s bear is the new sexual phrase
julian is like 98% sure everyone’s just gently winding him up BUT STILL
Garak looks up what a bear is and only gets more confused when he’s like “okay so it’s a huge apex scavenger-predator with meathook claws and a nasty disposition but it also could refer to a big burly homosexual so maybe bashir has some sort of secret burly boyfriend I don’t know about?”
but no garak
you are the bear, in that case
ngl garak and kukalaka is one of my favorite ds9 tropes
It’s all fun and games until Garak makes Julian the Cardassian equivalent of a teddy bear and Julian’s like “why does it have so many teeth???”
If Julian found out the Founders had replaced Kukalaka, he'd have seventeen different and completely viable plans to defeat the Dominion within a week. (Okay, he called the Jack Pack for help with eleven through seventeen. STILL.)