By Erin Edwards
© Copyright 2014-2015
'Arhh.. Damn alarm..!'
He hit the button on top of the old round alarm clock with the tiny bells on top and closed his eyes again..
'Sleep.. just another 20mins' he thought as he wrenched the blankets up around his neck. It's too cold to be getting.out of bed now and way too early.
He hated getting out of bed in winter, the warm coccoon willing him to sleep while his full bladder demanded relief.
'Dammit..!' He said as he forced himself out of bed, sucking in cold air through his clenched teeth as his feet touched the cold floorboards. 'VVvvvv v v v.. ' he shivered and tiptoed quickly to the bathroom to relieve himself.
Emerging from the bathroom showered and dressed, made his way along the short hallway to the kitchen, flicking on the light and quietly closing the door so he didn't wake the others..
It was cold and dark, again he shivered in the cold room while making himself a flask of coffee. Normally he took the small thermos but he would need the bigger one for this trip.
As he started to sip his coffee, his girlfriend opened the door, snuck up behind him and reached her arms around his waist for a hug, kissing him on his neck she whispered, 'Mmm, mornin babe, shoulda woken me.'
He turned his head to kiss her and smiled. 'Nah, still got half an hour yet, go back to bed an I'll bring ya coffee.'
'Nah its ok, can't go back to sleep once I'm awake anyway.' Lifting her arms to place her hands behind her head, stretched arching her back and almost lost her balance. Matt caught her before she fell backwards, giving her a warm hug, a soft kiss on her neck and a friendly slap on her butt. Kat giggled, planted a kiss on his lips and went for a shower. It was going to be a long day...
Matt, 6'3, athletic, good looking with dark hair, slightly chiseled face from his slight widows peak, soft alluringly deep blue eyes, high cheekbones tapering down to his masculine jaw, his straight well set nose, cupids-bow shaped mouth with supple lips and long well set neck, broad shoulders and a long, sexy, toned body. He had just enough muscles to stop him looking 'macho', a nice firm butt and long muscular legs.
He wasn't your typical truck driver, with a pot belly from years of sitting behind the wheel, instead he was long lean and sexy, and he had an amazing personality. Kat adored him they had been together for a year now and she loved travelling with him.
She knew most of his work mates and they were good guys too, but he was handsome. It wasn't just her opinion, he could have easily been a model. But he drove trucks and he was good at it..
Kat was dressed and ready, she was tall too, 5'10, slim, toned, long dark wavy hair. She was long and lean with fine bones. Her face was stricking with wide eyes brilliantly set under arched eyebrows and also a cupids-bow mouth, and a tapered jaw line from high cheekbones a long neck and damn long legs...
Matt thought she was 'hot', he had been in awe of her since their first meeting which had been through an internet dating site. Their first date was still going strong, they'd been practically living together for a couple of months and he was thinking of asking her to move in..
Matt had their lunch made for the day and took everything out to the Ute. Normally Kat would make lunch for them, he chose not to wake her, she would be making sure he was alert and hand him food as he drove.
He smiled as he remembered their first trip a year earlier..
She was pouring his coffee as he drove over a hump in the road, hot coffee went all over her lap soaking her jeans. Quickly tightening the lid of the flask, she stood in the cab, whipped her jeans off just as a truck came around the bend followed by another.. and another. Raising an eyebrow and smirking at the memory of that first trip, skipped up the few steps and back into the kitchen.. Kat was zipping up her favorite Mustang boots. Matt noticed her butt hugging jeans, even sitting he knew which ones they were.. cos he had bought them for her.
It was going to be an awesome day, albeit a long one.
He had to take a load of concrete power poles 7hours north. It was going to be a.hard trip, they would be loaded onto the 40' extending trailer coupled onto the 480 Volvo instead of the T1 Kenworth.. he chose comfort over power plus the short nose of the Volvo would be easier over the winding hills with the long load. Kat had been on lots of these trips and often opperated the HiAab whole Matt chained things together. She was only allowed to work it close to the ground with him as she wasn't qualified. She loved the trucks and the machinery especially the remote cranes.
'Ready?' Matt asked as she reached across the sofa for a jacket.
Slowly she looked him up an down, licked her lips, raised an eyebrow knowing full well how it teased him.. jumped to her feet, slapped his butt and said.. 'Ah huh..
They hopped into his HiLux and headed to the yard to hook up the truck. It was bloody cold and it took almost five minutes for the heater to warm up. Matt had gloves on and Katt sat on her hands to force the cold out. The chilly feeling under her legs made her shiver.
Twenty minutes later Matt was unlocking the gates while Kat drove the Ute down the far end and parked it. They wouldn't be back until after 3am tomorrow morning. There would be two trips today, normally Matt wouldn't do two but this was urgent.
He went into the office, no one else was around, grabbed his paperwork, filled out his log book, went over the truck writing the hub-meter reading into the book, washed the windscreen and before sitting in his already warmed seat, flicked the water off his hands at Kat.
She squealed without feeling and tried to look annoyed, but he knew she wasn't and played along.. 'smile' he said trying to keep a straight face knowing what her answer would be..
'Bite me' Kat stuck her chin out when she said it and on cue he replied.. 'Where an how hard'
She just smiled and refused an answer.. it was going to be a good day.
The truck roared into life and Kat felt excitement as always. She loved trucks, the bigger the better and especially the Volvo's and Scania's. The thrill of having to guide Matt around a bend while stopping traffic from approaching a tunnel, measuring the clearance on each side as the truck was carefully edged through, inch by inch. Four tunnels, 174 bridges and 57hairbends with a load of 23tonne and 57 feet long including the unit.
Kat sighed.. 'Yup..' she thought, 'there's nothing more exciting except Matt'
She snuggled down into the comfy seat with airsuspension, moulded body positioning and after turning the seat heater on, had a hot bum. She closed her eyes, listening to the hum.of the massive deisel engine, the hiss of brakes at each intersection, felt the gentle roll of her body with each corner, the subtle jerking as the truck lurched when it took off at a Give Way, Matt's occasional swear word when it wouldn't lock into gear because the motor was still cold; they pulled into the Truck Stop to fuel up befire heading to StressCrete to pick up their first load of Eighteen 25' long Concrete power poles. It took over an hour to load so Kat snuggled under her jacket she had been using as a blanket.. and listened to the sounds of chains rattling, and concrete grinding as it was secured in place followed by occasional swear words and the roar of Forklifts racing around the busy concrete factory.
Suddenly her door was flung open by Matt..
'Mmm sure.' She hopped out of her coccoon and leapt down to the ground, even at her height it was a considerable drop and she used the grab rails to support her leap. Her experience of travelling in these magnificent machines made it easy for her to climb in and out with one bound.
Paperwork signed, load checked, hot coffees secured in the cup holders on the beautifully polished dash.. and they were off..
It had taken two and a half hours from leaving home at 5.30am. They would have left sooner but Matt didn't finish driving until 9:45pm the night before, legally he should still be asleep..
Follow for upcoming chapters in this thrilling Trucking Series. There will be three novels in this selection which will be available as they are finished.. And.. Thunder Rolls, has just begun and is quite fun to write and although it is Fiction, it is based on Real Life experiences.. E.E