Main Gym Maybelle and Ally get stuck

Posted Aug. 1, 2018, 9:57 a.m. by Civilian Maybelle Spunkler (Maybelle Spunkler) (Kate O'Neill)

Posted by Lieutenant Gravel Mardusk (Chief of Security) in Main Gym Maybelle and Ally get stuck

Posted by Captain Kelly Shultz (Commanding Officer) in Main Gym Maybelle and Ally get stuck

Posted by Lieutenant Gravel Mardusk (Chief of Security) in Main Gym Maybelle and Ally get stuck
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Maybelle looked around the room and swung her arms slightly before putting them on her hips. “Well Ally we might be in a pickle,” she said trying to figure out the best way to extricate herself from the netting that her ankle was now knotted up in. She had told Ally this would be fun and in a way it was. The Marines were in the holodeck so that meant they could not go play in there. Since the Marines were in the holodeck the gym would be a great place to blow off early morning energy or at least Maybelle thought so. It was not that either kid wanted to cause a problem. It was more that as the two girls ran around the track playing tag the twenty-foot tall netting the Marines and security used for calisthenics looked like the worlds best jungle gym. With it being a Monday morning few people were actually using the gym at this time. The early crowds had worked out and started their shifts. The people getting off their shifts had also since come and left. Only a few security JO’s were running about the track. It was up to them to get free.

As Frank and John ran around the track talking about the women they planned to get to know and the latest sporting team playoffs Frank noticed something odd. “Oh, dude. You think they are stuck,” he pointed at the two girls obviously in a predicament in the netting.

“That or they are trying to break their necks,” John sighed annoyed. “See this is why I am never having kids. Why would they do that?”

“Beats me. Kids are dumb,” Frank said reaching up for his comm badge. =/\=Sir there is an issue in the gym that needs your attention,=/\= he reported to Mardusk.

=/\=Um, acknowledged. On my way.=/\= came the voice of the CoS.

“Dude he is in a staff meeting,” John said. “With the CO.”

“Yeah, and if we drop them or break their leg trying to get them down, Mardusk, Ryley and their parents will have our arses. It’s not like it is a security threat going on and everyone will only care if they survive it. He is the security chief and is paid the big bucks to deal with this,” Frank shrugged waiting for the chief to comm him back.

Maybelle Spunkler

Mardusk walked into the gym a few moments later and looked around. He saw Frank and John standing next to the cargo net and staring up at something. His eyes followed their gaze and there he saw… two girls dangling precariously from a point high up on the net. Mardusk looked from them to the two Security Ensigns, back to the two girls, and then trotted over to the net. He cast a glare at the two men, his disappointment and consternation more than apparent, and then looked up and said “Ok, kiddos. Help is on the way. Just don’t move, all right? I’m coming up to get you.”

The massive Orion grabbed the net and, due to his height and raw strength, moved up the net in a matter of moments. When he reached the pair, he said “Hey there. I’m betting you are Maybelle, aren’t you?”

Mardusk, CoS

“Maybelle Spunkler and this is my friend Ali. The Marines were using the holodeck so we thought we could come to play tag here didn’t we Ali,” Maybelle said but continued quickly. Her new found friend was awesome but a bit more timid than herself. Especially when adults were involved. “Anyway we seemed to have gotten out feet stuck but we are not stuuuuuuuck,” Maybelle tried to play off that the predicament wasn’t as bad as it was. “In fact, Ali and I were just commenting that the gym is kinda cooler upside down than right side up. “Weren’t we Ali?”

Ali looked at Maybelle and then at Mardusk from her upside down vantage point, she was slightly scared and knew that she was going to be in trouble with her mom if she caught wind of this.


Mardusk looked at Ali and smiled. “Quite the predicament you have yourself in. Would you like some help, young lady?” he asked in a calm and friendly manner.

Mardusk, CoS

“Are you going to shut off gravity so we can float right side up, then touch the ceiling? It would be like that scene from Mary Poppins where they had the tea party....on…the …ceiling,” Maybelle got a far off look already planning thier next adventure. Sowyn’s dad was the CE. She had to know a way to cut gravity in a room. Storing that nugget away for another day when they were bored, Maybelle waited for the CoS’s response.

Maybelle Spunkler

Mardusk looked at her and said flatly “No.” and he reached out with a large green paw and took her by the back of her shirt and simply lifted her upright, then pulled her out of the net.

“Hey,” Maybelle squeaked. “My mom will freak if I stretch the neck out in my shirt,” she complained. She didn’t wiggle though. They were awful high and while the man looked like he was the Hulk’s long lost brother, Maybelle always remembered her mom saying that big guys tend to not be the agilest. The last thing she wanted to do was have him drop her and then he get into trouble with Ryley.

Looking down at the two off-duty Security officers he said “Incoming, gents.” and they leapt into action. One scaled up the net below Mardusk and one stood at the base. Mardusk handed Maybelle down first, then turned to Ali. “Ok, kiddo. Your turn. ” and repeated the process.

“I’m not a sack of potatoes,” Maybelle grumped. “I was perfectly capable of climbing down once I was right side up and had my foot free,” she talked all the way down a Mardusk then Frank and finally the last security guard set her on the ground.

Once they were on the deck, Mardusk clamored down and dropped with a resounding thud onto the floor. He stood up and looked at the two young ladies.

“I think he is the Hulk,” Maybelle said in a low whisper watching Mardusk jump from the net. “I mean that was a super hero landing if I ever saw one. Only he didn’t have to go down on one knee like they always do. He’ll probably get arthritis later but it did look cool huh,” Maybelle whispered to her friend.

“Ok. You two, stand over there.” he said in a tone that indicated he was not in a mood to be disobeyed, and he extended an enormous green arm and pointed to an empty wall. He then looked at the two Security Ensigns. “You two. If you ever… and I mean ever… leave two kids in such a precarious situation while you stand there and gawk at them and call for help, I will personally grind your bones to make my bread. You understand me?”

Mardusk, CoS

Maybelle started over in the direction Mardusk pointed debating her options but life intervened in a good way.

“Sir with all due respect do you know how many times she had found herself in a precarious situation,” Frank said looking at his new boss.

“Sir there was a rumor the last COS was driven from his post because she has been stuck in a Jefferies tube,” John said

“Got her hand caught in the replicator…don’t ask…even engineering didn’t know where or why there was a hole there,” Frank added.

“Okay slowly start making your way to the door,” Maybelle said out the side of her mouth and took Ally’s hand inching one step to the left. “This list might take a while.”

“The time she locked herself in the airlock playing hide and seek with that Klingon kid,” John added.

“Remember when she got her dress wedged in the emergency bulkhead during the last drill,” Frank looked at John shaking his head.

“Yeah, Paulson was thrilled to be showing up shirtless because he had to take his off when he had to cut the back of her dress off.”

“Sir, trouble follows that kid like seagulls to picnickers on a beach. Between us and engineering someone is fielding a call at least once a month on Miss Maybelle Spunkler.”

Maybelle Spunklerr

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