I’m not much of a writer. I come up with ideas all the time though. Sometimes, it seems all I’ve got in my head is story ideas of varying quality.
Here’s an idea for a Deep Space Nine story I’d like to see. (Probably in the form of a DS9 novel since it would be unlikely to appear in any other form).
I could go into a lot of detail, but the basics are these:
The last we saw him, newly appointed Grand Nagus Rom was talking about the sweeping changes he’d like to in the very fabric of Ferengi society, change relating to the status of females in particular, something that isn’t likely to go over especially well with many Ferengi.
What better spokesman for an influential group of Ferengi Traditionalists than Quark? He’s Rom’s brother, the fact that he’d happily overlook what his brother is doing to the Ferengi people if its good for (his) business marks him as one of the staunchest traditionalists around, and finally his sponsorship of such a group would be an embarrassment to Rom. Of course out of loyalty to Rom and to his own business interests he’s not likely to go along with them willingly, so they’d need to make him an offer he can’t refuse, either blackmail or an insanely huge sum of money. Maybe both just to be certain.
It is likely that some of those who oppose Rom will support violent action as the most expedient wat to get him out of power, minimizing the damage he can cause as Grand Nagus. A powerful political opposition party of Ferengi Traditionalists, with Quark as their figurehead, might secretly support such action. Not being especially known for their subtlety in matters not related to business they’d need to bring in outside help to plan and arrange things, the most likely candidates being a former members of the Maquis.
One of the former Maqui hired by the Ferengi Traditionalist is secretly working undercover for Section 31, both to avoid imprisonement for crime committed as a Maquis Freedom Fighter/Terrorist and to aid Section 31’s own long term plans for the betterment of the Federation by helping to keep Rom in power, and strengthening his resolve to one day make Ferenginar a member of the Federation by making him aware after the fact of the Federation’s part in bringing down the conspiracy against him.
Of course, any such story would also be full of the kind of humor we’ve all come to expect from any DS9 story centering around the Ferengi, though the stakes would higher and the playing field larger than in any Deep Spce Nine’s Ferngi-centric episodes.