Friday, October 15, 2010

Staal [A Jordan Staal Story] Chapter Seventy-Five

So I know that it's been FOREVER! But in honor of our boys getting our their first win at the CEC here's a new chapter. I know this chapter sucks, but keep in mind I wrote this quite a while ago and it was inspired by an episode of House. Comments are greatly appreciated. GO PENS! <3


Jordan, Geno, Sid, Mark, Brooks, Kris, Georges, and Ryan slowly stood from their stalls and started towards the runway, each glancing back at Miriya with concern. She managed to force a smile and as instructed sat down at her husband's stall. Being the brave, adventurous, military trained girl that she was, Miriya decided to speak up. "I'm just wondering, what do you plan on achieving by holding half of a professional hockey team hostage?"

"Brave little girl, aren't you?"

"If I wasn't I wouldn't be where I am right now, but you didn't answer my question."

"Okay, let me explain myself. I'm a Flyers' fan and I'm sick of watching my team lose to you, the miracle team. Youngest coach in NHL history, Malkin, Crosby, Staal, Fleury, the list goes on and on. Your team has beat up on mine for years and I want it to end."

"What are you trying to say, you want us to blow the game?" Nik asked.

"Yes Mr. Vandershmut that's exactly what I want, but I didn't say you could speak. If you want to keep your shot as strong as it is I suggest you keep your mouth shut!

"Okay, so you want us to blow the game, and what would you get from this? A 'W' on the score sheet, two points on the season, maybe move up to tenth in the conference?" With each word that Miriya said the man grew angrier and his grip on the gun grew tighter. "Wouldn't a hard fought, well deserved win be better? Don't you think Philly would be a little upset if they defeat us because we let them win?"

"Shut up! Who said they had to know you blew the game?"

Miriya went on to answer the question ans as she did the eight guys who had left the locker room sat in the first few rows by the runway. "How do you think Miriya's taking it?" Bugsy asked.

"She's a tough girl, I'm sure she's fine," Jordan said, his voice shaking.

"You okay, Gronk?" Mark asked.

"Yeah, I'm good, well as good as someone who's wife is being held in her own locker room by a man with a gun can be."

"It's okay Jay, we're all worried too," Kris ran his fingers through his hair. "I'm sure everyone's okay," he said looking to Sid and Geno who's faces held looks similar to Jordan's.

"Michelle and Cassie are tough too," Georges said. "If we should worry about anyone it's the guys, he made those guys stay in there for a reason."

"It's true, two of the main fighters are out here. I'm not saying that the rest of the guys are weak, but it's the fighters and the loved ones out here."

"Brooksy's right," Sid said. "Cassie and Michelle are in there while Geno and I are out here."

"And Kris, Brooks and Mark are out here because there's a little bit more than just friendship between you guys and Staalsy." Mark looked to Geno. "Come on Mark, everyone knows there's something between you guys."

"Okay, I admit it. Where the hell are the police?"

Back in the locker room the intruder hadn't made any progress and Miriya was dominating conversation. "I really don't see you gaining anything from this, and my team will not blow the game."

Just as she was saying this the police were pulling into the parking lot and busting through the door, trying to find their way to the locker room. "Your team will blow the game!" And with that he fired a shot at the floor, it bounced, and everyone ducked. The bullet finally landed at Miriya's feet.

"Shots fired!" One officer said from the hall. Inching closer to the door an officer yelled, "This is the police, drop your weapon!" He dropped his gun to the floor. "Hands on your hand and get down on the floor." He did as he was instructed, was handcuffed, and lead outside. At this point there were news vans, ambulances, and reporters from at least two local newspapers.

While the man was taken outside Miriya and the rest of the team went out to the ice surface. "Baby, are you okay?" Jordan asked pulling her into a comforting hug and holding her head to his chest.

"I'm fine," she said as Jordan brushed her bangs to the side and kissed the top of her head. "Boys are you okay?" She asked, turning to everyone who had been in the locker room with her.
"We're fine Staalsy, we were worried about you," Colby said.

"Seriously, you were great in there," Erik added.

Each of the players brought her into a hug, Brooks, Eats, and Kris held her longer than the other guys and placed a kiss on her cheek. "We're all glad that you're okay," Mark whispered while he held her. "We were all really worried, especially Jordan."

Miriya looked over at her husband and smiled knowing that he had worried about her. The look of terror that had been in his eyes had been replaced by a look of want, longing to hold her. Miriya could see this and took his hand after being released from Mark's arms. Right as she was taking his hand a police officer came in to question her and she led him into the lounge where it would be quieter and she could be comfortable. She brought Jordan with her and he held her tightly as she retold what had happened. Erin had been taking care of Scott the whole time and when Miriya was done answering all of the questions the police had for her Erin brought him down.

By the time that all of this had ended it was almost one o'clock. "Well it looks like i'm not getting a pre-game nap today," Miriya said.

"Always thinking about the game, huh?" he asked with a laugh. "Let's go home and get something to eat, we need to be back here in three hours."

Three hours later Miriya was back at the arena and sitting in her office awaiting the arrival of the boys. Jordan who took his own car and came with Nik arrived at about five o'clock and stopped into Miriya's office placing a kiss on her cheek and spinning the chair to face him. "Hey, you okay?"

"Yeah, if anyone should be asking that it's me, Mark told me you were worried."

"You were in the room with a man with a loaded gun, none of us who got sent out of the room knew what he wanted. I know you're tough and brave, believe me I know, but I worry about you a lot. I don't know what I would do without you baby, I love you more than anything in the world."

"I know baby, I love you too, seriously you are my world." She pressed her lips to his for a quick kiss and he brought her into his arms making her feel safe.

When it was time for the guys to suit up Jordan went to the locker room and Miriya turned on her stereo while placing her chain around her neck. 'Don't Stop Believing' ended and soon it was time to take the ice. The game started off well and as always, between the cross-state rivals there was pushing and shoving after nearly ever whistle. Ryan Parent had obviously learned his lesson the last time the two teams met and did not mess with Jordan at all.

The game ended with the Guins leading the Flyers three to one and Miriya was glad to be back home when she stepped through the front door. She went to the bathroom where she quickly showered, but the hot water eased her tense muscles. When she got into bed Jordan was watching the news.

"The Penguins continue their winning ways, though there were some doubts of whether a win would be possible tonight. Earlier today a Flyers fan disguised as a delivery man entered Consol Energy Center just before the team left after morning skate. Holding more than half the team, both assistant coaches, equipment manager, team doctor, and coach Miriya Staal hostage. He asked that his team be allowed to win the game. Staal stood up for herself and the intruder was taken away by police. Jason Clearwater of Philadelphia, PA is in the Allegheny County jail on charges for trespassing, possession of a concealed weapon, possession of an unregistered weapon, and assault with a deadly weapon. Despite all of this the Pens defeated their cross-state rivals for the third time this season by the score of three to one. "

The reporter continued to talk but Jordan turned the TV off. "Enough of that for the day, that's a lot of charges though."

"Yep, I hope his cell has a nice view, he'll be there for a while."

Jordan smiled and kissed her cheek before moving behind her and placing a kiss on the back of her neck. His hands went to her shoulders and he began to massage her back.

At the Malkin house, Cassie had gotten back from cleaning up the locker room , showered, and was sitting in bed next to Geno. "I hear Jordan was worried today."

"Yeah, we all were, for all of you. We knew that you, Miriya, and Michelle would be brave about it and we thought that might get you in trouble. We were worried about one of the guys saying something stupid."

Cassie laughed, "I'm just glad it's over and that no one got hurt."

"Me too baby, I love you." He kissed her cheek and brought her closer.

"I love you too Evgeni Vladimirovitch Malkin."

Almost the same conversation took place at most of the other guys' houses.

Back at the Staal house Jordan had removed Miriya's shirt, straddled her hips, and continued to work on her tense muscles. Every few minutes he would place a kiss on her shoulder. She rolled over and his lips met hers. Pulling her shirt back over her head she lay back down and received one last kiss.

"It was rather quiet last night," Nik said.

"That's because nothing happened," Miriya said.

"That's a first," Nik said with a laugh.

"Funny Nik," Jordan said.

"Funny but true."

"Alright boys," Miriya said with a laugh. "Enjoy your day off."

"Oh don't worry we will," Jordan said with a sly smile.