Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Jadzia Dax/Kira Nerys
Characters: Kira Nerys, Jadzia Dax, Julian Bashir, Odo (Star Trek), Benjamin Sisko
Additional Tags: Flights of fancy, Totally unbeta’d I wanted it out there, Pre-Relationship, I changed the episode a little bit to make it work, just in the timing of events, y’know, minorly - Freeform

Set during the events of “If Wishes Were Horses”, following Kira throughout the episode. Slight AU.


cosmictuesdays asked:

Garak/Bashir, ageswap spy AU.

agatharights answered:


Relations between the Federation and Cardassia had never been good, to start with, so Garak wasn’t surprised in the slightest at their situation, the tall, lean man behind him, his arm around Garak’s throat- not tight enough to start choking- particularly not with his defensive scales, but tight enough to threaten considering he’d already seen how unusually strong the man was for a Human. The phaser pressed to his temple was cold, a sharp contrast compared to the humid air at this rare resort on Cardassia, and as he was half-dragged down the hall to a room he wondered what it would feel like to die- would there be a burst of blazing light as the phaser destroyed him or would there be nothing but instant darkness?

When the human tossed him to the ground, keeping the phaser on him, he sluggishly rolled onto his back and smiled his broad smile, forever said to be insincere. “Now, not that I’m complaining about being dragged to a handsome man’s hotel room, but I’m afraid I’ve got work to do.” He gestured to his stolen uniform, the uniform of the resort’s staff, plain dark coveralls that he found supremely ugly but wouldn’t dare complain about while he was undercover.

He leaned back and wondered if he could reach for his own microphaser fast enough, tucked into his belt, as the human stepped up and put a perfectly shined boot on his chest, his smile bright against his dark skin, framed by that scruffy fur so many species grew on their faces. His smile looked earnest, almost innocent in it’s brilliance, and Garak internally fought to keep the flesh under his scales from flushing.

"Well, if you’re working here, I suppose you wouldn’t mind telling me all about the living accommodations being afforded to the Romulan diplomat’s party, wouldn’t you?"

They smiled at each other, tensely, each one knowing fully what the other was.

"Well, now…what would I know? I’m nothing but a gardner, sir. A plain, simple gardner."



Smart Solution To Stop Needle Reuse Wins Design Impact Award

Healthcare providers reusing unsterilized syringes and needles cause more than 1.3 million infections around the world every year, according to the World Health Organization. Ignorance of the dangers and a lack of supplies means that the average syringe is reused four times in the developing world, says advocacy and education charity Safepoint

The problem, which spreads bloodborne pathogens like hepatitis and AIDS HIV (h/t and good catch to sexeducationforprudes), led healthcare designer David Swann and his team at the University of Huddersfield in the United Kingdom to come up with a simple and cheap visual aid. 

They created a syringe coated with a color-changing dye that turns red when exposed to carbon dioxide. The so-called A Behavior-Changing (ABC) syringe is stored in a nitrogen-filled pack and starts changing color only when the pack is punctured or the syringe is removed. Read more below and see the video.

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