saphirachrysalis sent you a message about the sweater curse with Julian and Garak -- write something!!!
Garak isn’t really a knitter, but I’m going to make him one just for this because reasons.
I’m going to go ahead and make this post-series, where Garak helped a little with rebuilding before returning to the station. It was believed that he would be the best person to speak with the Federation about getting resources, since he worked with the Federation for so long. He opened up his tailoring shop again and all of his extra money goes to rebuilding Cardassia. He also makes extra clothes and things for Cardassians in his free time. He’s gathered a lot Earth contacts since his return to the station. He’s also obtained 1+ boyfriend, as I believe Ezri and Julian broke up not long after the series ended (that relationship doesn’t have much of a foundation, even though I like both of them, sorry Ezri).
It’s been a year since his return to Deep Space Nine.
Garak always had new clothing ideas for his dear Julian in mind. The doctor was constantly requesting clothes so he could indirectly help the Cardassian people rebuild. He was delightfully thoughtful in his approach as well. Julian would request something, pay in advance, receive the item, wait exactly two weeks so Garak could complete other orders and clothes for his own people, and then he order something else. It had become a routine between them – one that Garak accepted without argument or malice.
At the start of this arrangement, Julian asked for costumes as first. Then the dear man started running out of ideas. Each request became more of a struggle. Eventually, Julian finally said, “Why don’t you just make something that you think will look good on me.” It was a request that Garak was quite happy to take on. He crafted shirts, slacks, jackets, and various accessories which accented his slender frame, brought out his natural glow, and enhanced the wonderful tan that his skin had. Each time he saw the man flaunting around in one of those pieces, Garak nearly rushed over and planted kisses on every centimeter of revealed skin. Yet, he would restrain himself so others could see his darling showcase his hard work. More commissions came in after that. Each one Garak was delighted to fill.
Over the months, Garak started to look for ways to expand the items he offered. That was when he first considered making Julian a sweater. He’d found suitable yarn in a delightful, fading blue that would no doubt make an excellent piece. When he placed the order, he asked his Earth contact for some tips on creating the best sweater.
“Is this for your boyfriend?” she asked. She looked concerned.