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07 April 2011 @ 10:53 pm
Ah, the fics I could be writing  
It's my birthday, so I've decided to indulge myself in actually writing something fun again, instead of wasting all my writing time on assignments. I won't get much done and I hardly think anyone will care, but at least I'll amuse myself :)

Current fandoms I'm obsessing the most over are Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Mass Effect. (There will be rants later, don't you worry). Naturally, the fics I'm dreaming up right now fall under these categories.

The first one is a still untitled Garak/Bashir what-if that's been prodding at my brain since I saw “Statistical Probabilities” (season 6, episode 9). My thought process went something like this:



  • Huh, so there are several other genetically engineered people out there.
  • Wonder how pissed off Section 31 would have gotten if another Khan-wannabe had showed up? Overreaction → witch hunt and execution of GE-people, in and out of asylums.
  • How would Bashir's parents react to the media outrage and the mysterious deaths of GEs all over Starfleet space? Well, they've shown themselves to not be the smartest when it comes to talking out loud about stuff they really shouldn't discuss in semi-public space, so they'd probably panic and accidentally tip off a Section 31 agent while trying to erase Bashir's medical history further.
  • Then Section 31 probably would recruit Bashir (read: press-gang) because having a GE working for them against other, less sane GEs (and whatever other hidden, not crazy GEs there may be) is better than just offing him right away.
  • Somehow this ends with Bashir unknowingly assisting in the attempted murder of Jack & co. I say attempted, because Bashir finds out just in time to mess everything up and – very disillusioned and very angry – sets off on the run with his fellow 'mutants' (of whom some might be dead, I'm not sure how broken I want Bashir to be at the start of this).
  • Meanwhile, in Cardassian space, Garak's heading towards banishment. It's not official yet, but he's made sure to get himself a position on Terak Nor, just to be on the safe side, as far away from other agents as possible. Sadly, this involves putting up with Dukat.
  • Many things happen, but they end (or rather, start) like this: Garak's time is up and he needs to get out of Cardassian space and plans to set up Dukat as a going away present. Bashir, in the mean time, has had a tough time dealing with his quite unwell companions, but has finally managed to channel Jack's energy and warped sense of reality into the state of Bajor, which they've passed more than once while hiding from Section 31. It all ends with a shuttle of Bajoran refugees, an unconscious Garak and Bashir trying to keep everyone from killing each other.

I think it could be a fun situation in which to play around with the Garak-Bashir relationship, both as friends and later as a couple; both hunted by people who want them dead and knowing next to nothing about each other – well, Garak, being who he is, will sure figure out a lot about Bashir before Bashir as much as guesses at Garak's true profession.

Still, it'll be interesting to see if they can manage to become friends, even under such circumstances, or if they'll part ways quickly.

I think they'd both be intrigued by each other. Garak by Bashir, because of Bashir risking the wrath of a dozen half-starved, wild-eyed Bajorans by saving his life, as well as being on the run from Starfleet and in the company of four(?) utterly insane humans, while still being (in his eyes) horribly naïve, idealistic and honest.

And Bashir by Garak, partly because of his odd entrance and subterfuge (hard to claim you're nothing but a simple tailor when found on an escape shuttle full of Bajorans, but Garak will try and probably succeed at least partly) and partly because, even though he's obviously a lying liar who lies, he'll be Bashir's only sane company.

Then once Garak figures out he's slightly safer with Bashir (free medical services you can actually trust + the Cardassians would rather avoid getting involved with Starfleet, whose territory Bashir's group still sticks to), he'll convince Bashir that he should let Garak stay on their (stolen) ship because you need money in this part of the galaxy and unlike any of Bashir's crew Garak actually knows how to do a job he's willing to charge for (Bashir would never make anyone pay for his doctoring, ever).

They of course also get messed up in a ton of political issues – the creation of Deep Space Nine, among other things – and have glories adventures full of UST and mind-games.

Otherwise I'm writing a few fills for masseffectkink, because there's a woeful lack of Femdom and sub!Thane over there. Xenophilia and D/s-kink? Whatever do you mean? *innocent whistling*

Also, I'm planing a longer Mass Effect fic (pairing Fem!Shep/Thane/Garrus, because we shouldn't have to choose), where Thane is cured in the most horrific manner possible and there might be some smut as well. I don't know, I highly doubt anyone but me will enjoy it, so if it ever gets done I doubt I'll post it anywhere.

Still, my birthday, my fun. Have a good day everybody! I certainly have had a most excellent one.
 
 
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Listening to: The Birthday Choir my roommate recorded for me today
 
 
 
shot /&/ echo: Inception Kickonidoko on April 7th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! ♥ ♥ ♥
Nonesane: Smiling Sebastiannonesane on April 8th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
Why thank you kindly! <3
crowdog66: bast -- hranajantocrowdog66 on April 8th, 2011 12:51 am (UTC)
Happy birthday! :) Hope you had a great one!

(That G/B fic sounds quite delicious, btw. Mmm.)
Nonesane: Smiling Sebastiannonesane on April 8th, 2011 01:06 am (UTC)
Thank you! The day was quite awesome; tons of congratulations, nice gifts from the family and my room mate made me strawberry cake and had an improvised choir sing me 'Happy Birthday'. In short, life is good :D

That G/B-plot has insisted on being written for quite some time now. I keep hearing dialog from it in my head (because hearing voices is healthy) and I get brief scene ideas, but so far the plot isn't coherent enough - needs work, but fun work!

Edited at 2011-04-08 01:07 am (UTC)