Posing as a male, Pel worked at Quark's on Deep Space 9 in 2370. She advised Quark to stock Gramilian sand peas as a bar snack to increase profits. She later assisted Quark in trade meetings with the Dosi to purchase Tulaberry wine. Her advice was instrumental in obtaining an extended contact with the Dosi. However, she would end up falling in love with Quark, to the point where she kissed Quark on their mission to the Dosi homeworld.
Rom, who was jealous of Pel, ultimately exposed her as a female. At first, Grand Nagus Zek was going to have Pel and Quark arrested, because it was against Ferengi law to take financial advice from a female, but Quark pointed out to the Nagus that he, too, was guilty, as he had also taken advice from her. She told Quark that she loved him, but he tells her he would not be happy with a non-traditional Ferengi wife.