Chief O’Brien: [of Keiko] She always said I… I liked you more than I liked her.
Doctor Bashir: That’s ridiculous!
Chief O’Brien: Right.
Doctor Bashir: Well, maybe, maybe you do, a bit more.
Chief O’Brien: What? Are you crazy? She’s my wife, I love her!
Doctor Bashir: Of course you love her - she’s your wife.
Chief O’Brien: Yeah.
Doctor Bashir: I’m just saying, maybe you like me a bit more, that’s all.
Chief O’Brien: I do not.
Doctor Bashir: You spend more time with me.
Chief O’Brien: We work together!
Doctor Bashir: We have more in common.
Chief O’Brien: Julian, you are beginning to annoy me.
Doctor Bashir: Darts, racquetball, Vic’s lounge, the Alamo… Need I go on?
Chief O’Brien: I *love* my wife.
Doctor Bashir: And I love Ezri - passionately.
Chief O’Brien: You do?
Doctor Bashir: Yes.
Chief O’Brien: Have you told her?
Doctor Bashir: Not yet. But I will.
Chief O’Brien: Oh, yeah? Huh… When?
Doctor Bashir: When I’m ready. It’s just that I… like you… a bit more. See? There, I’ve admitted it.
Chief O’Brien: Yeah, well - I *love* my wife.
NO. THIS IS TOO WEIRD.
I always thought it was so weird/gross that people slashed these two because Garak/Bashir was always my DS9 OTP…
But Julian pretty much just said he loved O’Brien! WTF NO YOU LOVE GARAK.