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The Final Drabble: for darthanne - Not a rock, I'm just Ruth
All Me, no apologies
The Final Drabble: for darthanne
Inspired by the Apollo 11 moon landing, July 20 1969

Title: One Night In Tranquility
Author: Ruth
Fandom: ST:DS9
Pairing: Dr. Julian Bashir/Ezri Dax
Rating: G
Warnings: Tourist trap
word count: 297

"Souvenirs! Can't leave the landing site without a souvenir," the vendor was human, but he grinned like a Ferengi dabo dealer at the couple approaching. "Souvenir for the little lady?"

"Well, it can't hurt to look," Ezri Dax went over to the booth. Dr. Julian Bashir groaned under his breath. At this rate, they would /never/ make it to the conference. He looked around at the bright neon city that had grown up under the Tranquility dome and tried to imagine what it had been like that first time; when there was nothing but deep silence and emptiness. Where a person could not venture forth unless they were encased in a biosphere suit.

They had been brave, those far off adventurers. They had dared to do what no more than ten years previous to their accomplishment had been considered unimaginable. Now, of course, Tranquility dome and the First Moon Landing Museum was a "must see" on any tour of the inner planets.

"Look!" Ezri came back with a globe in her hand. "Isn't it cute?"

It was not. It was a snow globe with a tiny silver suited figure swinging a golf club next to an ancient North American union flag.

"You couldn't find anything else?" Julian couldn't help but ask.

"Yes," said Ezri triumphantly, "directions to the conference center." She took his arm and steered him back the way they had come. "I was right, you were reading the map upside down."

"I'm a doctor, not a tour guide." Julian grumbled. He dropped the snow globe in his carry-all. It could have been worse; she might have gotten him a footprint paper weight.



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darthanne From: darthanne Date: July 24th, 2004 01:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

I love it. Thank you. *Hugs*

And Julian's right. It could have been worse.
just_ruth From: just_ruth Date: July 24th, 2004 06:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hoped it would make you smile, you deserve it.
ginalin From: ginalin Date: July 24th, 2004 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love the reference to Dr. McCoy's "I'm a doctor, not a_________."(fill in whatever's appropriate!)

Thanks, very nicely done.
just_ruth From: just_ruth Date: July 24th, 2004 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was Anne's idea, and a fine one it is too.
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