One raktajino, extra hot, two measures of kava.
0759 hours.
Good morning.
How many have we got?
16 items.
Oh, the station's criminal element has been busy this week.
Oh, nothing out of the ordinary.
Three petty thefts
two incidents of disorderly conduct
one assault...
Ijarna's wife hit him again?
Why does he stay with her?
Skip to item 12.
"Public lewdness."
The same night ljarna reported the assault
I found him and his wife...
behind the lnformation Kiosk on the second level.
That answers my question.
What about item seven?
One of my deputies caught Oguy Jel
scrawling political graffiti on a wall in Section 4.
He's always riled up about something, isn't he?
What is it this time?
He was protesting First Minister Shakaar's
upcoming visit to the station.
He's been handing out leaflets saying
Shakaar should drop the petition to join the Federation.
Well, leaflets are one thing.
Vandalism is quite another.
Oguy spent a night in a holding cell for his trouble
and I understand the Arbiter
has sentenced him to three weeks community service...
on sanitation duty.
Just make sure he scrubs that wall clean
before Shakaar gets here.
I don't want him to see it.
I'd like to file a complaint.
Not now, Quark.
A noise complaint against you.
We are conducting station business.
My quarters are right below his.
You wouldn't believe the racket he makes.
Do you know what it's like
to hear someone practice shape-shifting?
Last night, it sounded like a Takaran wildebeest
was tromping around up there.
That was for all of five minutes.
Once you complained, I took the form of a Rafalian mouse.
Yeah, little tiny feet skittering across the floor.
Back and forth, back and forth.
You could hear that?
Sometimes I can even hear him... oozing around.
Well, maybe you should change quarters.
Maybe he should have a little more consideration.
Shape-shifting in the middle of the night--
there ought to be a regulation against that.
Come back in half an hour.
I'll be happy to take your complaint then.
Oh, I'll be back.
You can count on it.
It's just Quark's luck
that you would be assigned quarters right above his.
Luck had nothing to do with it.
I don't know why Captain Sisko insists on having me here.
I'm not a senior officer.
Well, maybe he just wanted to see you
in your dress uniform.
It does show off your figure.
Why, thank you.
Good of you to make it, old man.
Shakaar's transport just docked.
Sorry. There were so many people on the Promenade.
It was hard to get through.
I hope Shakaar's gotten better at speaking in front of groups.
He used to mumble his way through mission briefings.
Everyone in our resistance cell had to learn to lip-read.
Welcome to Deep Space 9, Minister.
Well, thank you, Captain.
I've been looking forward to visiting the station
and to meeting the Emissary.
Uh... this is part of my senior staff.
Lieutenant Commander Jadzia Dax.
Chief of Operations Miles O'Brien.
Doctor Bashir, and, of course you know Major Kira.
Good to see you again, Edon.
Well, I guess I should introduce my senior staff.
There he is.
Sarish Rez, the First Minister's adjutant.
A pleasure. Come this way.
There's quite a crowd on the Promenade
waiting to see you.
Oh, can't wait.
Why didn't you tell me?
He's so good looking.
The guards will escort you to the podium
whenever you're ready.
Don't forget to mention
the transit subsidies you just allocated.
Tell them they can expect the price
of transport to Bajor to start dropping
within a few months, and remember-- enunciate.
Let's go.
Good luck.
Odo to Captain Sisko.
Go ahead, Constable.
I've just received a disturbing communication.
I have reason to believe someone is planning
to assassinate First Minister Shakaar.
As far as I'm concerned, we should have gotten
the First Minister off that podium
as soon as we received the information.
If Shakaar canceled his public appearances
every time someone threatened his life
he would never leave his office.
We're not talking about some disgruntled shopkeeper
who writes a letter threatening Shakaar
for raising his taxes.
We're talking about a Cardassian extremist group
that's already succeeded in assassinating
two Bajoran officials.
I know all about "The True Way"
and what they're capable of.
My sources in the Cardassian civilian government
believe The True Way already has an operative in place
aboard the station.
I suggest you cancel
the First Minister's conference and reschedule it
at another location.
Absolutely not.
Nothing is going to keep Shakaar
from meeting those delegates tomorrow.
Bajor's effort to join the Federation
hinges on what happens over the next few days.
Shouldn't the decision be up to the First Minister?
It will be.
But I already know what he's going to say.
So do l.
Shakaar knows better than anyone
you can't capitulate to terrorists.
He used to be one
and the day the Cardassians started to negotiate with him
was the day he knew they'd been beaten.
He'll stay.
I suppose if I were
in his position, I'd do the same.
Constable, I want station security stepped up
for the duration of Shakaar's visit.
The First Minister will have round-the-clock protection.
I'd like to deploy Starfleet Security personnel
in addition to my own deputies.
Of course.
Commander Eddington is on leave.
I'll ask Mr. Worf
to head up Starfleet Security while he's gone.
I have cleared the rooms above, below and to both sides
of the First Minister's quarters.
I would recommend clearing
that entire section of the Habitat Ring.
I'm afraid that isn't feasible.
There are over 1,200 people living there.
Providing security was difficult enough
aboard the Enterprise.
It appears to be next to impossible on this station.
It isn't easy.
I prefer a more... orderly environment.
We have that in common.
My people have an innate need for order.
How do you tolerate living here?
I make order where I can.
For one thing, I have a daily routine
which I follow unwaveringly.
The shopkeepers on the Promenade
joke that they can set their clocks by me.
Unfortunately, I have found it difficult
to establish a routine here.
There are other ways to create order in your life--
your quarters, for example.
Everything in mine has its specific place
and it's all arranged just so.
Yes, mine, too.
Even with my eyes closed
I would still know where everything was.
I would not tolerate it any other way.
I'll tell you what else to do.
Make sure everyone knows
they can't just drop by your quarters to say "hello."
If someone does, whatever happens, don't make them
feel welcome.
Of course not.
That would only invite subsequent visits.
So far, the only person
that has a tendency to "drop by" is Chief O'Brien.
That's probably because he knows you from the Enterprise.
Perhaps if I am more...
inhospitable, he will stop.
Good luck.
Odo to Worf.
Go ahead.
The guards are in position.
The corridors between Shakaar's quarters
and the Wardroom have been cleared.
The First Minister is scheduled to leave for the reception
in half an hour.
The Wardroom will be scanned and secured well before then.
You must be Odo.
First Minister.
I was hoping I'd get to meet you.
I just wish it wasn't under these circumstances.
We're ready to go.
Well, the reception doesn't start for another...
I know.
I want to stop by the Promenade
and visit the Temple first.
Why wasn't I told about this?
I didn't know myself until a moment ago.
Is there a problem?
I would have posted extra security on the Promenade.
Oh, well, we'll just, uh, slip in.
I'll stay for a few minutes, and then we'll slip out.
With all due respect, sir, now that you're First Minister
you can't slip in or out of bed without people noticing.
Maybe not, but that doesn't mean
I'm going to stay in bed all day.
Odo to Worf.
There's been a change of plans.
I understand you used to work for the Cardassians
when they were running this station.
I was in charge of keeping order
on the Promenade.
They could have given that job to one of their own people.
They must have thought very highly of you.
I know Kira does.
She once told me she trusted you with her life.
Well, I'm gratified to hear that.
I always found her to be a good judge of character.
So I'll trust you with mine, too.
Oh, it's him.
First Minister.
Gentlemen, how are you?
How are you today?
Worf to Odo. We have secured the Temple.
I'll try to get him inside as soon as I can.
Pleasure to see you here.
How do you do?
It's nice to meet you.
I appreciate you being here.
Thank you.
Nice to see you.
Is it always like this?
It's not often that people get a chance
to talk to the First Minister.
And besides, have you ever met a Bajoran who didn't have
a fervent opinion about everything
from prophetic interpretation to farm policy?
I guess not.
Is that Vedek Tonsa?
Yes, it is.
I hear he's an excellent springball player.
Oh, the best on the station. Why?
Well, I think I'll see if we can arrange a game.
Oh, you better be good.
I'm terrible.
But it will give me a chance to talk to him
about supporting Shakaar in the Vedek Assembly.
Do you have to stare like that?
I think it's making people nervous.
You know...
I've been meaning to ask you.
Why don't you wear that belt anymore?
I don't know.
It didn't really serve a purpose.
It's not as if I needed it to hold my pants up.
I just thought it looked good on you.
That's all.
if you say so.
I guess I'll turn in.
Of course.
Good night, Major.
Good night.
Will you excuse me?
where are you going?
You haven't even said hello.
You were so busy.
I didn't want to bother you.
You wouldn't be bothering me.
You'd be rescuing me.
That bad?
You have no idea.
Then I supposed now wouldn't be a good time for me
to give you my opinion on how Bajor
should be dealing with the Klingons.
Actually, it would.
But not here.
I was joking.
We'll talk about something else.
Care for some hasperat?
You know I don't eat.
Have some.
I'm charging by the head for this little function
and you do have a head...
for the moment.
Let's take a walk.
Uh, we're going to take a stroll.
If you tell me where you're going
I'll secure your route.
If I knew where we were going
it wouldn't be a stroll, would it?
I suppose not.
I'll escort you.
Fine, but, uh, just you.
Oh, and, uh, don't stay too close, huh?
Let's go.
Back to my quarters.
This way.
I take it the negotiations aren't going all that well.
How'd you know?
The truth is the Bajorans are even less successful
than most humanoids at hiding their emotions.
So you're saying it's as plain as the nose on my face?
I've been working with the Federation
for a number of years.
They claim to be open and understanding
but, somehow, they're always convinced that they're right.
It can be exasperating at times.
I've been trying to get them to cut the timetable
for Bajor's admittance into the Federation by half
but every time I think I've made them
understand my reasons, they remind me
that every member of the Federation
has gone through the same admittance process.
And why should Bajor be any different?
I can't think of a single reason.
Unless, of course, you take into account the effect
that 50 years of occupation might have on a society.
Thank you.
You know, I've been a soldier
and I've been a politician
and I have to say I'm beginning to think
that being a soldier was easier.
Well, I'm afraid I don't know much about politics.
Well, you agree with me.
As far as I'm concerned, that makes you an expert.
I realize I haven't been making your job any easier
the past few days.
Well, I can't argue with that.
Well, I just want you to understand
that, uh, I appreciate your thoroughness.
Thank you.
Odo, uh...
I know that you and Nerys are friends
and I was wondering...
does she ever talk to you about me?
Of course.
She's spoken about you on more than one occasion.
Well, what I mean is, has she ever said anything to you
that might indicate that she...
thought of me as more than a friend?
Well, let me think.
Oh, I see.
Oh, I've-- I've known Nerys for over ten years.
I've trusted her with my life
on more than one occasion.
So have l.
She always knew how to follow orders.
She never complained when things got rough.
She was a good soldier.
A good friend.
But now it's...
it's different.
Is it?
She's still your friend.
I know.
I think I'm falling in love with her.
Sometimes, I get the sense that maybe
just maybe...
she feels the same way...
but I could be wrong.
I'm afraid to say anything
because it, it might ruin our friendship.
But if I don't, I could be letting something very precious
slip through my fingers.
It's a...
difficult situation.
Well, for all I know
I've gotten myself all twisted up over nothing.
I mean, if she hasn't said anything to you
then this whole thing is probably just inside my head.
Frankly, I think she's still grieving
for Vedek Bareil.
Oh, of course.
It's only natural.
Maybe I should just be patient.
That's what I would do.
On the other hand
maybe I should let her know how I feel.
It might help her to get over her loss
if she knew that there was somebody
who really cared about her.
What do you think?
I'm afraid I know even less about relationships
than I do about politics.
Well, I understand.
I... I don't mean to burden you
with my problems.
Talking about humanoid relationships
can't be that interesting to you.
For the most part, no.
You don't have to bother.
I can personally vouch for every one of my employees
who had access to that food.
I can't tell you how relieved that makes me feel.
I'm reading some sort of power signature.
A Ferengi eavesdropping device.
I don't suppose you know anything about this.
Oh! There it is.
I've been looking for that all day.
You admit it's yours?
I must have misplaced it.
I take it you were hoping to peddle information
about Shakaar's meeting.
Odo, you know as well as I do
that it's illegal to listen to someone's conversation
without their consent.
Why else would someone like you
own such an expensive listening devise?
I use it to monitor Rom's sleep.
You see, ever since he was a boy my brother's had this condition
where he sometimes stops breathing
in the middle of the night.
The fact is... I can't sleep unless I know he's all right.
Very touching.
How clumsy of me.
You are in a bad mood today.
I don't have moods.
Of course not.
You're an unfeeling changeling.
All you care about is order.
That's right.
Oh, please.
I know what's going on.
You don't have to pretend with me.
I have no idea what you're talking about.
You're in love with her.
That's ridiculous!
And what's more, you're worried
she's falling in love with Shakaar.
Is that a fact?
It's the truth.
Why can't you just admit it?
It's nothing to be ashamed of.
Look, Odo, I know this can't be easy for...
I don't want your sympathy, Quark
and I don't need your advice!
Just stay out of my business!
Computer, time.
0821 hours.
I'm sorry I'm late.
I didn't realize what time it was.
So what do we have?
Nine items.
Well, so far it's all fairly routine.
Something wrong?
Your raktajino?
Oh! I had one this morning with Shakaar.
I... I didn't see you in the Replimat.
No, it was in his quarters.
He asked me to look over
a proposal he's going to make to the Federation delegates.
There's an interesting story behind item four.
And I would love to hear it, but I'm
a little pressed for time right now.
Of course.
I promised Shakaar I'd give him a tour of the station.
I'll make sure security is in place.
Thank you.
See you later.
The Upper Pylons have the best view of the wormhole.
I've never seen it, actually.
Why don't we wait a few minutes?
Maybe a ship will go through.
You can see it open.
Well, you're the First Officer.
Can't you...
order a ship through?
Well, you're the First Minister.
You should be able to order a whole fleet through.
The other day, I heard someone say
that if you happen to see the wormhole open
you get to make a wish.
Oh. That's been going around the station for a while now.
Did you make a wish?
We should get going.
There's a lot more to see.
Odo to Worf.
Go ahead.
We're heading back down to the Docking Ring.
Your route has been secured.
Level 2-D.
Please enter security code.
You know, l, um...
haven't had a meal outside the Wardroom,
or my quarters, since I got here.
Well, there's some pretty nice places to eat
on the Promenade.
You have a favorite?
There's a new Bolian restaurant
that's pretty good.
I've never had Bolian food.
Well, this isn't going to sound very appetizing
but the meat they use is...
sort of... aged.
Worf to Odo.
A turbolift is stuck on Level 41.
We are going to have to reroute you.
Verify your security code
and I'll release the controls to you.
You don't want to know.
Why don't we go there tonight?
I'd love to.
Great. How does 1900 hours sound?
We can--
We're falling!
Kira to Worf.
Someone cut our com links.
Controls aren't responding.
I guess this means my tour is over.
You're telling me someone overrode
the station's com system, faked Worf's voice
and then sent one of our turbolifts
into a free fall?
I'm afraid so, sir.
Apparently, they tapped into the com system
with a voice synthesizer.
What I want to know is
how they got Worf's security code.
We don't know that they did that, sir.
What do you mean?
I turned over control of the turbolift
without verifying his code.
They say to err is human.
But you're not human, Odo.
You're not even humanoid.
And this is not the sort of mistake
that I'd expect from you.
was distracted.
A personal matter, sir.
I'd prefer not to discuss it.
whatever this personal matter is
don't let it interfere with your job again.
I won't, sir.
That's all I need to hear.
Now, no ships have been allowed to leave
since this incident occurred.
That means whoever was responsible
is still on the station.
I want them found.
Yes, sir.
It appears that they accessed the turbolift control system
through the ODN relays.
There might be a trace of the access signal
Ieft in the relays.
If we can isolate it
we might be able to follow it back to the source.
Are you listening?
I've heard every word.
Your mind does not appear to be on its work.
With all due respect, Commander, you don't know me well enough
to gauge my state of mind.
When someone fails
to ask for a security verification
their state of mind is obvious.
Is it?
With all due respect
I do not see how sitting in a chair, staring at a wall
is going to help apprehend Shakaar's would-be assassin.
You're right.
It won't.
I'm going to talk to Major Kira.
Why? She already gave us her statement.
You follow your leads, Commander.
I'll follow mine.
What are these men doing here?
First Minister Shakaar's in Major Kira's quarters, sir.
How long has he been there?
Since they finished dinner.
About three hours ago.
All right, Ensign, you're relieved.
Sir, I'm not scheduled to go off duty...
I said you're relieved.
I'll take the rest of your shift.
Yes, sir.
Let's have dinner.
Great. I'll see you then.
Good morning.
May I ask where you're going, First Minister?
To my quarters
and then to the meeting in the Wardroom.
I was wondering if you had a moment
to answer a few questions about what happened
in the turbolift?
Sure, come on in.
Did I do something amusing?
No. It's...
Edon and l...
Oh, I understand.
Oh, Odo...
if someone had told me a year ago
that this was going to happen
do you know what I would have said?
"You're crazy.
"Yes, I respect him, yes, l...
"He makes me laugh, bu-but we know each other too well.
"I mean, he's seen me go weeks without a bath.
"We've spent long cold nights huddled together for warmth.
"There's no mystery left between us.
We're friends, that's all."
I guess I was wrong.
I'm happy for you.
This must seem so silly to you.
Not in the least.
You are such a good friend to me.
I'm so glad you're the first person to know.
Oh, now, um...
you wanted to ask me something
about what happened in the turbolift.
Yes, but we can talk about it later.
Oh no, are you sure?
I have an appointment.
All right.
Take him to a holding cell.
What'd he do?
He was responsible for the attack
on First Minister Shakaar.
He has admitted to being a True Way operative.
They provided him with an isolinear interface
to access station systems.
He was attempting to use it
to depressurize Shakaar's quarters
by sabotaging the environmental controls.
I see.
When he tried to access them
I traced the signal path back to him.
He was operating
out of an abandoned cargo hold on Level 31.
Why didn't you call me before you made the arrest?
It was not necessary.
Your deputies assisted me quite capably.
They are well-trained.
You are to be commended.
I know you're in there.
I heard you.
We'll do this the hard way.
I knew it would come to this.
You take the form of an animal
you're going to end up behaving like one.
What was it? A Klingon targ?
A Trellan crocodile?
I tell you, this time, you've crossed the line.
I've had it!
Are you okay?
You were right.
I take it Major Kira and Shakaar are...
You really are in love.
I must say
I really didn't think you had it in you.
It takes passion to do something like this
and I always thought you were colder
than a Breen winter.
What was I thinking?
How could I have fooled myself
into believing she could ever love someone like me?
Look, uh...
the last thing I want to do
is interfere with your personal life
but this, uh...
this just isn't any good...
for either of us.
I'll try to keep my problems more quiet next time.
I'm not talking about the noise.
I'm talking about business.
I'm losing my shirt in the manhunt pool.
The what?
Anytime there's an unusual crime
committed on this station, I run a pool
so that people can bet on how long it'll take
for you to catch the perpetrator.
It's very popular.
Frankly, I don't care whether you and Major Kira
end up living happily ever after or not.
I just want to see the situation resolved.
And the way I see it
you've either got to tell her how you feel
or forget about her and get on with your life.
Concentrate on the essentials...
because you can't keep going like this.
It's interfering with your job
and my profits.
Your profits.
Unless you do something about this situation
I'm going to have to stop running the pool.
I'm devastated.
You should be.
The fact that the pool exists says something about you--
about who you are.
People see you as the guy who always gets his man.
Now, you're becoming the guy who tears up his quarters
and sits alone in the rubble.
And no one's going to want to place bets
on how long someone's going to sit around in the dark.
I've said my piece.
Sorry for butting in.
But I'm just looking out for my business.
For a minute there, I thought you were talking to me...
as a friend.
Good morning, Major.
Oh, come in.
What brings you here?
I wanted to talk to you about something.
What is it?
don't quite know how to say this...
but I've given it a lot of thought...
and, uh...
Well, go on.
Just say it.
I am afraid I won't be able to make
our Tuesday morning meetings anymore.
Why not?
I've decided to schedule
additional training exercises with my deputies.
Maybe we could have our meetings at another time.
My schedule is rather tight.
And let's face it
the criminal activity reports speak for themselves.
There's really no reason we have to review them together.
Maybe not, but I kind of enjoyed doing it.
I thought you did, too.
Of course.
is something wrong?
It's just a matter of using my time more efficiently.
I understand.
No belt?
I'm just trying to keep to the essentials, Major.
See you.
They're upstairs.
Kira and Shakaar.
They're in Holosuite 3 practicing the speech
he's going to give tomorrow before he leaves.
I hear he's going to announce
that the Federation has agreed to cut the timetable
on Bajor's admittance.
Where did you hear that?
Just a rumor.
Are you sure you haven't been
Iistening in on your holosuites again?
Even if I wanted to, I couldn't.
I don't have the right equipment.
Hmm, not anymore.
By the way
I dropped by your quarters this morning.
I heard some noise, and when I went to complain
I found a work crew
installing soundproofing in the floor.
I have to say, Odo, I'm touched that you
would do something like that for me.
I'm having the floor reinforced.
The fact that they're soundproofing it as well
is incidental.
If you think I'd put up with three days of construction
for your sake, think again.
I guess I should have known.
Thanks anyway.
Don't mention it.
That's what she said.
No! I don't believe it.
Okay, from the beginning.
Tell me the whole thing.
Well, they're either going to do it, or they're not...

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