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Doctor Bashir asks Commander Sisko to intermediate with an alien family who, because of their religious beliefs, refuse to allow a routine treatment that would save their dying child.

Major Kira embarks on a rescue mission to one of Bajor’s outer colonies, where channeling her inner-terrorist may prove costly.

Rated: K
Categories: Deep Space Nine Characters: Bashir, Julian, Dax, Jadzia, Kira Nerys, Odo, Sisko, Benjamin
Genre: Family, IDIC
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Completed: Yes
Word count: 9503 Read: 11717
Published: 06 Apr 2013 Updated: 18 Apr 2013
Story Notes:

The A and B-plots of this story are loosely based on the Babylon 5 episode "Believers". Of course, when asked if that particular episode was at all based on a DS9 novel, creator Joe Straczynski answered that the author, "likely got his notion of the sick kid and the religious parents from the same basic source we did: the headlines."

Similarly, the premise of this story also draws on the overall medical ethics issue of respecting a patient's religious beliefs, as well as a recent episode of Grey's Anatomy.

Takes place in 2369, DS9's first season, four months after "Emissary" and some time after "Battle Lines", as the runabout Orinoco, the Yangtzee Kiang's replacement, is featured here.

1. Chapter 1 by Enterprise1981 [Reviews - 2] (1309 words)
Girani Semna was first referenced in the seventh season DS9 episode "Chrysalis", with numerous appearances in DS9 relaunch novels.

2. Chapter 2 by Enterprise1981 [Reviews - 2] (1817 words)

3. Chapter 3 by Enterprise1981 [Reviews - 2] (2147 words)

4. Chapter 4 by Enterprise1981 [Reviews - 2] (1612 words)

5. Chapter 5 by Enterprise1981 [Reviews - 2] (2045 words)

6. Chapter 6 by Enterprise1981 [Reviews - 2] (573 words)