In times when an heir is not available, a new Bubblegum Prince(ss) will hatch from a gumball from one of the gumball guardians. Supplies are limited, so there is immense pressure to create an heir by conventional means.
Jadzia Dax runs a care facility for very young children on the station… who are Kira, Julian, Miles, Keiko, Sisko (pick one) Quark, Rom, Garak and possibly Morn.
Then one day, as she’s taking stock of the arts cupboard [Kira regularly breaks in] the bell rings. Someone new is coming to ‘class’.
It’s a bucket. Almost full of orange goo. Plastered on the side is a post-it that reads, “Free to a