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Ain't Nothing Special, When the Present Meets the Past (Jake, Nog | G | 281 words): Jake and Nog, some years down the road. This story is just a sweet, little delight. Jake and Nog sadly get little fic written about them, so I'm always excited when I find something featuring them and/or their friendship, especially when it's such a well-characterized morsel as this story is. Nog, especially, gets to shine in this.

Excerpt:
Nog stood grim-faced at attention as Admiral Senik pinned the Medal of Commendation to his uniform, but when the admiral shook his hand, he couldn't stifle a smile. He'd learned the decorum and restraint befitting a Starfleet Officer, but he was still a Ferengi, and there was something about shiny medallions that made him feel valuable and worthy.
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Augement (Miles O'Brien, Julian Bashir | G | 168 words): O'Brien doesn't really get what being augmented means until he can see it. This packs a nice little punch in its few words about Bashir's life.

Excerpt:
It was the day that O'Brien came to understand what 'genetically enhanced augment' really meant.

Not the abstract. Not the 'idea' of what an augment was, or could be, but the reality.
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The 92nd Rule (Nog-Quark | PG | 2,238 words): Quark and Rom help Nog move in to Starfleet Academy. It's a great look at what it means to be a Ferengi and family. Plus, I always liked Nog, and how often do you see stuff about him?

Excerpt:
"Why are you giving this to me?" Nog asked with a trace of suspicion. At his uncle's sharp glance, he quickly corrected himself. "Loaning this to me, I mean."

"Because I don't like any of this," Quark said, waving his finger at Nog. "You're a Ferengi, Nog, and I don't want you to forget that. They're going to fill your head with a lot of nonsense while you're here and I want to make sure you remember who and what you are."

Nog tried not to roll his eyes at his uncle's tone. Of course. This was just another way he was trying to knock him down, keep him from the opportunities Starfleet afforded him. How typical.
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How to Start Over (Miles O'Brian | R | 1,409 words) is a list made by Miles. His emotions are stark and plainly visible, even though they're rarely stated, and it's a little painful.

Excerpt:
4. File for divorce before she has the chance to do it. Convince yourself that she had a hand in destroying this marriage. Maybe a few hands. Imagine her as an arachnid or a Hindu goddess, a mass of hands, rending your life apart. Listen calmly when your father yells that Irishmen don't get divorced. Remember that the alternative is living with her. Decide not to hate her. It's the least you can do.
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Bizarre Love Triangle (Keiko/Miles/Julian | R | 1,266 words) has Keiko trying to convince Miles that they should marry Julian. Miles protests. So, so funny.

Excerpt:
"Now, Miles, you're being very binary about this. Think of the children."

"I am thinking of the children."

"They do love him you know."

"Well why don't they marry him then?"

"Now you're just being silly. For a start, they aren't of age yet."

"Look, I don't love him like that. Yes, we spend all of our time together, and I tell him things I could never tell any other person, and yes if he left it would be as if a part of me had died, but I don't want to have sex with him!"

"Is it the penetration you're afraid of, Miles?"