This was mutual attraction from the start. Dr. Julian Bashir is so embarrassed and completely unprepared of the emotions washing over him and Garak is intrigued from the moment he laid eyes on Bashir - best m/m chemistry on ‘Deep Space Nine’.
Ok…I don’t get how people watch ds9 and don’t like Dr bashir from the beginning. He’s just a puppy. I mean sure he acts a bit foolish or even arrogant at times but he’s the sweetest dude underneath all of that, not to mention how his character develops in later seasons. I like his smooth, emotive whispery, soft tone of voice and expressive, sensitive eyes. There’s a softness to him that you don’t get in today’s men. Also he’s a super genius.