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Drabble, set after 'Honor among Thieves' (S6)

Cats simply weren't suited to space stations. It meowed while Yoshi was sleeping, sharpened its claws on the table legs, escaped into the corridor when her hands were covered with rice flour for prawn dumplings, and shed white hairs all over the sofa just when she'd managed to get it clean after that little problem with Yoshi. She couldn't see what Miles saw in the animal!

In her heart, though, Keiko knew it wasn't the cat. It was the reminder that her husband had once chosen a stranger – a criminal! – over Yoshi, over Molly, over their marriage, and over her.

16 August 2009

Date: 16/08/2009 07:24 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] altariel
Poor Keiko.

Date: 16/08/2009 22:07 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kalypso
I bet the cat loved the space station, though. I can see it popping up all over the place, and probably becoming a great favourite in Quark's bar.

Date: 22/01/2012 09:48 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] soledad_writes
Poor Keiko! Wives always get the short shrift in most fandoms, don't they? Even in sci-fi, where things should be a bit more, ummm, advanced.

Date: 22/01/2012 19:22 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espresso_addict
I fear sf reflects the attitudes of the society that produces it, so it's hardly surprising that Professor Keiko Ishikawa O'Brien gets demoted to wife, mother & primary school teacher, not to mention thing in the way of Miles' friendship with Julian. I do get bitten with Keiko bunnies from time to time, but they tend to die for lack of understanding the roots of the Japanese culture from which she originates. I wish she'd had screentime with Dax, as they're both exo-biologists.

Date: 23/01/2012 22:05 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] soledad_writes
I think you should give in to your Keiko bunnies. No matter how little you knows about Japanese culture, it will be still more than what the screenwriters displayed. I did a little bit of research in the area - barely scratching the surface, mind you - and it's fascinating.

Besides, 300 years in the future things might have loosened up a bit, even in Japan, eh? And Keiko deserves to get more screentime. There is one DS9 novel in which she plays an important role, I'll look up which one it is for you if you want me to do so.
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