Dr. Bashir must save a dying child who may be Bajor’s last chance for peace!

DS9 #007 Cover

  • Stardate Unknown
  • Released September 1994

A message left behind by Kai Opaka gives Commander Benjamin Sisko a fateful mission: find a young Bajoran girl destined to be a great healer who could bring together the warring factions of Bajor. While Lt. Dax tries to find the healer, Dr. Bashir goes planetside to treat a rare disease that is killing the children in Bajor’s resettlement camps.

Surrounded by thousands of dying children, Bashir leaves Deep Space Nine, vowing not to return until the plague has been stopped. But by the time Dax finds the girl from the Kai’s prophecy the child has fallen victim to the plague. Now, with the fate of the entire planet at stake, Commander Sisko must find Dr. Bashir in time to save the child who may be Bajor’s last chance for peace.

Written by Esther Friesner


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“Do you know what it means to be a healer?” Dr. Bashir asked.

“What d’you mean?” The young Bajoran boy, Cedra, asked cautiously. “I know I’d be a good one.”

“Being a healer means more than how good you are,” Dr. Bashir said. “The first thing they teach you is that a doctor’s prime directive is to never betray his trust. There are people here on Bajor depending on healers for life, for a future. You can’t walk away from a task half-done,” he said, paused, then continued. “I came here with orders to cure the camp fever. It’s gone now, but only from this camp. I can’t leave it at that and still be true to my trust.” No matter what further orders Commander Sisko might want to give me, Bashir thought to himself. The doctor had no illusions: Sisko would search for him the moment they discovered he was gone.

But he had made his choice. He said his goodbye to Cedra, turned his eyes toward the hills, and headed out of camp.

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