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Unlikely," Dax said. She consulted her padd. "The Horta mining project was an experimental affair, confined to one site on the southern continent. " Kira pulled back from Sisko's desk, but her entire body still shook with indignation. " "Point taken," Sisko said diplomatically. "Still, it's clear that this attack had a purpose, and that purpose was specifically to snatch Ttan. " "Mining," Dax said. "That must be it. The Hortas are the greatest natural miners in the known galaxy. " Yes, Sisko thought.
The goal here is to rescue Ttan and, hopeful- ly, return her unharmed. " "Commander," Bashir began. "Request permission to accompany the rescue party. " Sisko asked. He glanced again at the bloodstains on Bashir's wrists. "Nurse Kabo can care for him now. " "I think I should go along too, Benjamin," Dax added. "I've probably had more experience with Hortas than anyone else on the station. " Sisko nodded. He wondered briefly whether Dax was that woman's grandmother or grandfather. "Kira," he said, "Bashir and Dax are with your team.
Three eggs? Ttan briefly reconsidered Dawson's gender. Then the captain called her attention to the large viewscreen at the opposite end of the bridge. The visual display, which occupied nearly the entire for- ward wall, revealed a vast and terrifying blackness in which distant stars seemed to race past them like sparks thrown off by struck flints. The Emptiness Beyond the Emptiness. Ttan had experienced space before, but still that vast and endless void, so different from the subterranean home of her people, both thrilled and intimidated her.