Date: 29 May 2015 14:22 Title: Outsiders
These are fascinating characters, and I am a little sad that there isn't more to this story. I get the feeling that Doctor Varayk might be hiding some sort of impure blood as well. As for Kaavi, there is something there, too. Unspoken and unwritten, it nags at me, that she has something going on.
I find it hard, at times, to reconcile the idea of pure blood to that of hybrids, which should technically, scientifically speaking, be impossible or at least very difficult without rather fancy footwork on the part of the medical establishment. With every pregnancy the result of a test tube, that would make all hybrid pregnancies planned and wanted. I know that Star Trek does not work that way (plus there is a canon explanation, but I personally do not buy it), and so you have offspring like Amora, who are a bit of both and belong to neither society.
Fine, intelligent, and thought-provoking.
Date: 23 Sep 2014 22:18 Title: Outsiders
An interesting encounter. The subtle and seemingly subconscious body language on display here among the two Cardassians was particularly interesting.
The last segment seemed to end rather abruptly but I liked how Varayk pretty much upended all her fears and left Mari practically baffled by one simple statement.
Also, I could be mistaken, but it seems there are a lot of Cardassians serving on this ship ...
Author's Response: I never want to stretch out a piece to the point that people lose interest. I like ending on a place that leaves the audience wondering what happens. :-) And there is Cardassian and a half Cardassian on Impetuous. (Reesa and Helik are both on a separate vessel in another time frame).