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The Politics of Sex (Deep Space 9, Garak/Bashir)

The Politics of Sex (2191 words) by gryvon
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Elim Garak/Julian Bashir
Characters: Elim Garak, Julian Bashir
Additional Tags: Community: springkink

For Cardassians, sex is a game of politics, one Bashir has no chances of winning.

Julian Bashir took a deep sip from his tea as he contemplated his dining companion and considered where to take the conversation next. They’d covered the gamut of local gossip, literature, births and engagements on the station. What next? The taste of apple and cinnamon swirled on his tongue. His answer came to him as he took another sip of tea. He set the tea cup down gently, the china clinking softly against the saucer. “You know, there were a number of Cardassian dietary issues that were left out of the station’s medical database.”

Garak’s smile was ill-concealed as he sipped at his own cup of rokassa juice. “Really? I can hardly imagine how that would have happened.”

He didn’t even bother trying to hide his own answering grin. “There’s barely anything there, at least nothing that’s not straight out of any basic medical text book. Common allergies, food intolerances, aphrodisiacs, there’s none of it.”

Garak chuckled and leaned back in his seat. His expression was jovial, but his eyes studied Julian intently. “Really, doctor, you should know better by now. When have Cardassians ever willingly given their enemies information that could be used against them in a military situation? The amount of intel the Cardassian government had gathered on humans back in the day was astounding. I can only imagine the volumes they’ve amassed since then.”

“That’s not the same thing!” Julian spluttered, leaning forward for emphasis. “I’m talking medical issues. Things that could save lives.”

Garak nodded in agreement. “Or take them. Think, doctor. If you knew a large percentage of your war prisoners were allergic to a certain shellfish, and you laced a portion of the food with it. Mass panic. People dying, some would have no idea why.” He tapped Julian’s teacup with a finger. “Then there’s cinnamon, considered by some to be a mild aphrodisiac.”

Julian blushed. “I don’t see how that applies to the military.”

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One Reply to “The Politics of Sex (Deep Space 9, Garak/Bashir)”

  1. Hot and sweet and very clever. You do a great job in demonstrating not only the differences between Cardassians and humans, but how they can be used to create new connections. Honestly, this fic might as well be canon. I love Garak’s line about wanton behaviour and his declaring Julian the winner. Thank you for these two fics, Garak/Bashir is one of my all-time favourite pairings and it’s always a delight to discover new fic. Thank you for sharing!

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