(joke is entirely Kate Beaton’s http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=327 I just thought it fit so perfectly for Steen and Hakeev)
A Fistful of Gorn
I love the Dollars Trilogy and I loved STO’s whole western-themed Nimbus III storyline with its classic tropes, so I made a movie poster for the quest.
“Law” is one of my favorite characters because (if you’re a Romulan) he’s a essentially a mirror to your own captain. He’s probably the only one who can really understand everything you’ve given and lost for your cause, because he’s been there himself. Tovan tries to get you to talk about it, Kererek makes you see psychiatrists, but I can’t see you really opening about that up to anybody except Law.
He can’t judge you and you can’t judge him, because you’ve done just as bad when you were broken into submission by your captors, just as he was. His sins are your sins. You help him move away from wallowing in bitter cynicism towards his own salvation and closure, and in turn he devotes himself to helping you find your own.
I’m a sucker for that. Every time.