"Fear Can Be a Dangerous Thing or a Powerful Ally"
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Setting: YUDARA Asteroid Field, Planetoid, Trade Center, Market Place
Stardate: 63073.2010
The transporter sequence from the SPHINX had ended and deposited the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Science Officer of the USS ANUBIS safely and unseen in a dark alley of the Trade Center. After a quick review of their respective attires and confirming that their quantum field generator had been operational, the two disguised Starfleet Officer took in a deep breath and ventured into a more open area.
The Shillian took a brief moment to visually scan their surroundings and take in the sights which included an astonishing number of alien species. Under normal circumstances the Chief Science Officer of the USS ANUBIS would have rejoiced at this unique opportunity to perform several exo-social studies as well as observe specific inter-species dynamics. A sudden short, forced cough from the Chief Medical Officer reminded the Scientist of the reason why they had been here and that time had not been an ally.
With purpose in her steps, the Founder led the way followed by the infected Rutian several steps back, a sight that made many believe that the sickly woman had either been under the protection of the shapeshifter or had figured that it had been the safest place to be. Either way none of the various aliens present in the street had given the odd pair as wide a berth as possible.
Upon seeing the smooth features that almost flowed into each other of the Founder, several merchants quickly scanned their immediate surroundings obviously looking for signs of the Dominion's dreaded muscles. The fact that no Jem'Hadar could be seen actually concerned many, certain that no Founder would venture out in public without several divisions of their ruthless troops nearby and ready to act at a moment's notice.
The pair pressed on until the unaware patron of a rather seedy looking establishment stumbled out and fell to the ground less than a meter in front of the shapeshifter who for obvious reasons stopped. The Shillian tried to convert her surprise and desire for scientific exploration of the situation into a more disgusted glare, one that the Chief Science Officer had envisioned a Founder offering in a similar situation.
Still unaware of his immediate surroundings, the humanoid looking male awkwardly raised himself onto his feet only to stumble backwards onto the ground once he saw the female shapeshifter standing so close to him. Having seen the facial features of the alien, the Chief Science Officer immediately recognized the species as having been Wadi, a race from the Gamma Quadrant and one that had a great deal of experience with the Dominion.
As if he had seen death itself, the Wadi dropped onto his knees in an apparent attempt to beg for his life. The Chief Science Officer remained silent, uncertain as to what to say to the frightened man for fear that anything she might say would raise questions as to her true identity.
When the Wadi raised his gaze to the shape shifter several seconds later, the Shillian realised that she had needed to do something now, her continued silence no longer having been sufficient. "You know why I am here," the Chief Science Officer stated in her most menacing voice which unfortunately came out more as oddly annoyed.
The alien quickly cast his eyes back down and pointed with a trembling finger at another establishment on the other side of the street. Satisfied that the situation had been resolved to the best of her immediate abilities, the Scientist made her way in the indicated direction followed by a visibly amused Rutian.

Jessica Solarik (maya_992003@yahoo.com)
Lieutenant Commander Maya
Chief Science Officer

"To see the world in a grain of sand,
and a heaven in a wild flower.
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
and eternity in an hour."
- William Blake (British, 1757-1827)