It’s funny how influences will creep in without my conscious realization. I wrote Una’s dialog in this page and thought it felt familiar, but I couldn’t put my finger on why. It wasn’t until Ananta noted that there were “Shades of Garak the tailor,” in the previous page that I realized the connection to Garak’s fond exclamation of “My dear Doctor.”
If I were to choose a spiritual adviser for Una, Garak (plain and simple) of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine would probably be high on that list. So while the dialog in this page was not, at the time of writing it, a conscious homage, I think I shall retroactively declare it so. My subconscious, at least, knew exactly what it was doing. Even if it took my slow and rather sluggish conscious brain weeks (and reader assistance) to catch up. Hopefully, Garak will be satisfied with the character that his charming and deceitful – I mean, delightful – personality helped in part to shape.
…even if they do have drastically different tastes in fashion.