Title: A Day In The Life
Date: Jul 20, 2009 at 5:23 AM
Jumi – Jul 20, 2009 at 5:23 AM
The loud bang of a car hood slamming shut broke through the hammering, and clanging that filled the workshop on a rather hot, and humid afternoon in Seattle. It was one of those rare days where the sun was out, and the moisture wasn’t from the rain. Travis rested heavily on the car hood, and stretched his arms out in order to ease the tension that had been building in them. Ever since he’d open the shop, he’d been getting slammed with business. Taking the rag out from his pocket, he wiped the oil, and grease as best he could from his hands, and tucked the rag back into his jean pocket.
The sun was hell today, but he’d been thankful for the past few weeks of it. He’d been getting quite a tan thanks to it, and any weather where you could where an under shirt while slaving over hot metal was always a blessing. Pulling a cigarette out from the bag next to the car’s wheel, Travis lit it, and took a deep inhale before exhaling out in ecstasy. Nothing like a good cigarette… if even by itself.
As he opened his eyes, a light glared into them, and forced him to block it with his free hand. His black tribal tattoos were distinctly visible against his tanning skin in this new light. As the glare passed, Travis saw a blue car pulling towards him. Whomever was driving it must have had a good look at him, and the building long before he’d seen it coming.
~Probably another customer… that’s always a good thing, but if I get anymore I’m gonna be here all damn day!~ He thought to himself as he flicked the cigarette to the ground, and stepped on it with a boot.
Divinatas – Jul 20, 2009 at 5:54 AM
[imga=right]http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1739[/imga]”C’mon, baby, you can make it! Almost there!” she was talking to her car. Again. It like it! At least, it [i]used[/i] to like it before it decided it was going to DIE on her when she only – five more minutes to deliver this pizza!
Lucky jumped as something in the front [i]exploded[/i] and her little blue devil just… died. Not ten feet away from the garage. Now she was stuck in the middle of the parking lot with her vehicle smoking up a storm and quite possibly bleeding to death.
“Noooo! You can’t do this to me! Not now!” she howled in frustration! Lucky grabbed the pizza bag and nearly stumbled out of her car. She hadn’t even bothered closing the door as she ran up to the first guy she saw – couldn’t miss him!
“Fix it fast! My stuff! Here! I’ll be right back!” Lucky thrust a few rumpled papers in to his hands, which could have been anything from insurance forms to shopping receipts, along with a small black phone. She turned to run off before she doubled back and snatched the phone out of his hands.
Lucky was off running again, making it to the street before the phone rang and she answered. “Hel- YES! I’ve got it- I’m know late bu- Just one cha- My car-! …Yeah. I get it.” She hung up the phone, it now disappearing in to her pocket as she slowly turned around and trotted begrudgingly back to the garage.
“…Can I pay you in pizza?”
Jumi – Jul 20, 2009 at 6:07 AM
The scene happened all so fast. First there was this blue junker slowly rolling up towards him… then an explosion that sounded like the radiator blew up, and then a woman was thrusting a whole load of things before she took off again then coming back in what looked like defeat.
[i]”…Can I pay you in pizza?” [/i]
“Well… miss… I think that’ll depend on just how badly that car’s looking. From the sounds of it, I think the radiator’s punctured…” Travis lifted a hand to block the sun from getting into his eyes again, and then glanced back to the garage. “First thing we ought to do is get it out of the sun. Mind hopping in, and putting it in reverse? I’ll need you to steer it too.” He asked as he made his way to the driver side.
He went to open the door for her, but stopped as he saw the grease on his hands. “Oh hell…” he then dug into his other pocket, and pulled out two clean rags, and wrapped them around his hands before opening the door for her again.
Divinatas – Jul 20, 2009 at 6:28 AM
Lucky didn’t see much point in moving it anymore. Then again, it probably wasn’t the nicest thing to do leaving your car trapped in the mechanic’s parking lot. She plopped in to the driver’s seat, setting down that poor unwanted pizza in the passenger’s side. She put it in reverse, and as instructed she steered the car to where he instructed, with surprisingly not a single accident.
Once inside the garage and parked, she dropped her head to the steering wheeling cause it to make a loud [i]BLEEP BLEEP![/i] Groaning, she sat back in the seat. Damn this curse! Couldn’t it have waited until [i]after[/i] payday to get her fired?
Lucky rolled down her car window and leaned out. “If it’ll cost me more than a pizza to get it fixed, would you like to buy it?” she asked, with all the seriousness in the world.
Jumi – Jul 20, 2009 at 6:39 AM
Travis could tell that the woman was in a real bind as he pushed the car into the garage, and wiped his head with one of the rags. The man didn’t jump as the horn went off, but he did pop the hood open with ease, and propped it open before he looked back to Lucky as she leaned out the window.
“Oh I don’t think I could do that. Last thing I’d want is to take the wheels out from under a lady. What I can do is fix the broken hose for you though. It’ll only take me a few minutes, and it’ll be twenty… well how about we make it that pizza and call it even? Sound like a fair trade? I’ve been starvin’ for the past few hours anyways.” Travis answered with a smile, and pulled out a set of pliers, and a wrench from the table just off to the car’s side.
“Mind if I ask how your day’s been going? You don’t look too happy at the moment if I were to overlook the car going to sleep on you.” He then asked as he rested against the side of the car waiting for Lucky to give him the yay or nay. The inside of the garage did little to cool Travis off, and just made him sweat more. He could only image how bad it must have felt for Lucky.
Divinatas – Jul 20, 2009 at 6:53 AM
“Oh, you’re a nice one.” she commented with some surprise when he actually offered to take the pizza deal. Normally when she offered to pay with something other than cash, she was told to go hell. Lucky wasn’t normally this lucky.
If a dead car was lucky! She blew her hair out of her face, still leaning out the window to try and watch what he was doing. “This morning I found out there were bats in my attic when a raccoon fell through the brand new hole in my shower ceiling. Bats and raccoons don’t get along, I bet you didn’t know that. Then, I started my fifth day at work late because the new neighbors parked their moving van in front of my space and they couldn’t understand English enough to know what GET OUT OF THE WAY means. On the bright side, my first three deliveries went okay. But as you can see, delivery number four was a goner. Now I’m jobless and rent is due on Friday!”
By the way she told the story, she didn’t sound all that upset. Just really exhausted! Clearly days like this happened often. “…Now that I think about it, you probably didn’t care to hear my [i]entire[/i] day. So to make it up to you, you may now expose your torrid life story.” she cast him a cheeky grin.
Jumi – Jul 20, 2009 at 7:05 AM
“You shouldn’t let the little things get you down, but that does sound like one hell of a day. Sorry about getting fired, but perhaps for you that might have been a blessing in disguise… I’ve been looking for someone to work the phones for the shop when I’m stuck in the garage. I take it you’re available?”
Travis returned the grin before ducking his head under the hood once more, and removing the completely devastated hose from it’s housing. “Oh well my day wasn’t nearly as bad as yours… just managed to burn my hand while changing the oil in a car, then getting my hand hit by a hammer drill as the tumble pin broke inside the housing… then there was that brake re finisher that decided to break on me.”
“After all that though, there was this really pretty lady that stopped by though. She was in a heap of trouble, but I think I managed to help her out, but she hasn’t said nothin’ yet. I guess I’ll find out when I finish her car.” At the amount of cars in the garage, Travis could have been talking about any number of vehicles.
Divinatas – Jul 20, 2009 at 7:18 AM
A job? Did he just offer her a job? When he rounded back to the hood of her car, Lucky was so busy doing her ‘happy dance’ she almost missed the rest of what he said. Burned hand, *dancedance*, hammer drill, *shimmyshimmy*, breaking break, *bouncebounce*, pretty lady *danc-*
“Huh?” she paused in her dancing to lean out her window again. Lucky gave him a strange suspicious look, but it came with a half-smile so she wasn’t [i]too[/i] worried. “Are you offering me a job or are you hitting on me?”
“If it’s the job, I’ll sooo take it. But… uh… as a precautionary warning, I’m pretty sure I’m cursed, it might be a good idea to keep me away from… just about everything.”
Jumi – Jul 20, 2009 at 7:31 AM
“Of course I’m offering you a job, miss conceited, and if your prone to breaking things, then that’s a good thing! I’m a mechanic after all.” Travis said with a laugh as he tossed the hose to the ground, and stood up pulling another from the wall. Ducking under the hood once more, Travis easily connected the hose back into place, and tightened the couplers in order to hold it in place.
“You can take the compliment how you’d like, but I wouldn’t be much of a gentleman if I didn’t at least introduce myself before I start flirting. I’m Travis. Travis Stein…. and your car should be fixed.” He finished by slowly shutting the hood, and locking it in place.
“Now how about that pizza, you hungry too?” Travis asked over his broad shoulders as he turned on a small sink, and began scrubbing the oil and grease vigorously from his hands, and forearms.
Divinatas – Jul 20, 2009 at 7:44 AM
Miss conceited! She had painted on a scowl and had decided she was insulted, until he introduced himself and mentioned food. She could be offended later. Lucky tugged the pizza box out of the bag – was she going to have to return it, or was it a souvenir now? – and climbed her way out of the car. She waited patiently for him to finish washing up while she introduced herself.
“I’m Lucky. Er, my name is Lucky, I’m not actually lucky at all. Lucky Bennett. And for the record I don’t think there’s any rules about knowing names before you start flirting. I think mechanics are supposed to hit on their female clients. That and show their rear when they bend over – or was that plumbers?” she seemed to pause a minute to think it over.
Lucky shrugged, then blinked sheepishly. “…Not that I want you to bend over and show me your ass. I mean, you could if you wanted, I mean not that I’m saying it’s okay but I mean – damnit. I don’t know what I mean.” She leaned to take a look at his rear, yeah she wouldn’t mind. Awkward!
Jumi – Jul 20, 2009 at 7:58 AM
“Well it’s a pleasure to meet you Lucky.” As he turned the water off, he pulled his shirt off over his head, and rested it on the table. Turning around he paused seeing her eyes wander, and he scratched his head lightly. “It’s plumbers… but if it gets me a tip then sure.” Travis answered with a grin, and dried off his hands using a few paper towels. His body glistened with a thin layer of sweat from working all day, and seemed to make the his tattoos even darker against his tan skin.
“Well I guess it’s your lucky day then! You’ll be in a position to look at me in all kinds of positions when you’ve got down time. No… what I mean is with me in all kinds of positions… because I’m a mechanic…” he gently slapped his face in embarrassment, and brought over a stool for her. “I don’t flirt with customers… just the really hot ones, but…” he scratched his head again “I shouldn’t be doing that now since I might be your boss by tomorrow… something about dipping your pen in company ink…” he finished after looking her up and down.
After returning the favor, Travis pulled his cellphone out, and rested it on the table as well. “So Lucky… are you hungry? I’ve got a hell of an appetite.” His eyes were still on her legs for that moment, and his eyes snapped shut as he realized what a dumbass he must seem like. “I… oh screw it. Tit for tat yeah?”
Divinatas – Jul 20, 2009 at 8:09 AM
Lucky blinked. …then laughed as she handed him the pizza box. Snapping her fingers, she pointed them at him like shooting a pair of guns. “Got a way with words there, bossman. Nice!”
She hopped in to the stool and crossed her legs. She was wearing some random t-shit and a pair of cutoff shorts, so despite the heat of the day she was pretty cool. Now that she thought about it, she hadn’t remembered to put on her work uniform ether. No wonder she got fired! Leaning over she flicked open the box and stole one of the pieces.
“Don’t worry, you can always date me after I get fired.” she flashed him a cheeky grin. She liked this guy. He was pretty funny and she felt a whole lot less stupid being, well, herself. Maybe this time she could make it longer than a week!
Jumi – Jul 20, 2009 at 8:20 AM
“Yeah yeah… I’m better with my hands, and a good tool… uh… water?” he then asked quickly changing the subject. He just couldn’t get the better of himself or so he thought as his head had been floating in the gutter at the moment. He reached into a cooler, and took out to bottles of water, setting one down for Lucky. Travis then preoccupied his mouth with a slice of pizza, and sat down on the cooler.
“I guess I should interview you now shouldn’t I?” Travis asked cautiously as he swallowed the mouthful he had, and ran his free hand through his soaked hair. “So why do you think you would make a valuable asset to this company?” He asked in a pompous voice which didn’t do anything to hide the smile he cracked while asking.
Taking another small bite, Travis shook his head. “And you thought you were bad… I’ve never been a boss before, I’m liable to start taking orders from you.”
Divinatas – Jul 20, 2009 at 8:32 AM
“I’ve never been a boss either. I did accidentally answer the wrong job ad though an spent the day whipping this guy in his office.” …Probably not the best thing to bring up to a new boss, but this guy seemed pretty unaffected but the over all unusualness of her that she wasn’t too worried about it anymore.
She ate all of the toppings off the pizza before she was chewing on the crust. “Oh! To answer the question seriously, though, most of the time I answer phones without a problem. I can also bring boobs. Don’t laugh, I worked at seven places that said I was only good for the boobs.”
“I think I can be a pretty good task master too. Ordering you to get on the next job and everything. Or, you can teach me how to do this stuff! That might be fun!” She looked interested at the idea, but maybe a dangerous suggestion!
Jumi – Jul 20, 2009 at 8:44 AM
“Sounds like a lucky guy if you ask me…, but you didn’t heh heh.” Travis said with a slight grin, and took a deep drink of water. “Well I’ll admit. Boobs are great to have around an office, but they don’t do much when it comes to customer service… at least not this kind of customer service. From what I can tell you’ve got the perfect personality for the job.”
Finishing his pizza, Travis looked back to her car, and then back to Lucky. “That’s a damn good idea as a matter of fact… if you want… when you’re done eating, I can show you what’s really wrong with your car, and help you fix it. It’s quite the repair job.”
“It’ll take a few hours as a matter of fact, and not to mention the cost…” he said with a sigh, and looked back to the car.
Divinatas – Jul 20, 2009 at 9:01 AM
“Ugh…! I knew it was more expensive than a pizza!” She tilted backwards on the stool and it was luck that it had a back to it, or she’d be sprawled out on the floor. For a brief moment she looked ready to give up on the universe, but she finally sat up, jumped off the stool and dusted off her hands.
“Okay, let’s get shakin’ on this thing. If I help fix it, it won’t cost as much right? …Or is it going to cost more because you’re teaching while you’re fixing?” She was walking past him, and ran a finger across his lower back and looked at the dirt and sweat she picked up as she did. “I guess it’s pretty sweaty work too.” Working here wouldn’t be so bad. Even girls like to check out hot bodies now and then.
Lucky paused and turned around slowly to point her finger at him. “That wasn’t sexual harassment was it?”
Jumi – Jul 20, 2009 at 9:15 AM
Well that made him feel slightly guilty… he’d only mentioned the pizza because it had given him a chance to talk to her. In all reality he was going to fix it for free…, but she seemed game to run with it, so Travis fell in step with it as well. His skin burned where her finger trailed.
[i]”Okay, let’s get shakin’ on this thing. If I help fix it, it won’t cost as much right? …Or is it going to cost more because you’re teaching while you’re fixing?”[/i]
“Cost is always about the labor involved, Lucky. You never know the price until the job’s done.”
[i]”That wasn’t sexual harassment was it?” [/i]
Walking past her, Travis grazed his chest against her shoulders, and his hips over her thighs in order to open the car’s hood. “Nah. I think you’ve either got to be working here first, or just an idiot.” He finished with a shrug, and bent over the front of the car in order to hang a light which he turned on.
“Now just don’t go grabbing things, and turnin’ them. If you don’t know what bolt leads to what you might end up all sticky from the car’s fluid.”
Divinatas – Jul 20, 2009 at 9:35 AM
“Or electrocuted. Been there before.” Now she was grinning ridiculously. He had a way with words that made everything sound dirty, but that may have just been her own fault for having the maturity of a 12 year old. It wasn’t helping that he made himself so likable either. Last time she visited a mechanic for her car, he almost paid her to just go away.
“Okay, so I’ll keep my hands to myself and just pay attention.” To make sure, she stuffed her hands in to her back pocket, only stepping over to the side just enough to give him room to do what he was doing.
“I guess you’re the only person working here, if you’ve never been a boss before. How long have you been here?” she asked curiously.
Jumi – Jul 20, 2009 at 9:50 AM
“I don’t think there’s much of a chance for that unless you want to start licking the battery terminal.” He said with a chuckle. “The line isn’t hot anymore. I unhooked that when I replaced the hose.” He reached down into the mess of wires and parts until his hand latched onto a small nut. Running a few fingers around it, he reached for a wrench that was sized to it, and then stood back up as he began adjusted the wrench. A few lines of grease were now drawn on his chest. Lucky had a very dirty engine…
“About six years I think. My dad managed to help me set up this shop, and I’ve been running it by myself since then. Had a few people come by asking if there were any openings, but I’ve been able to handle all the heavy stuff myself so far.” He turned to look at Lucky as he reached back over the car. “How about you? What’s your story for being here? Hometown?”
A heavy clamp was then heard as the wrench bit down on the bolt. Slowly he began to turn the wrench in small increments. Each turn forced his arm to bulge as the rusted nut fought to stay put. He then looked back down into the engine compartment, and squinted. “Can you hold that light up a little?” he said using his head to indicate the small shop light that was hanging from the edge of the hood.
Divinatas – Jul 20, 2009 at 10:01 AM
“It’s just where I landed this year.” she replied, watching him… do stuff! She really had no idea what he was doing aside from twisting things, but she did like watching him do it. This was probably why she couldn’t hold a job. Then again, normally she didn’t get to work with people worth watching!
“My parents liked moving, I guess I inherited it too. We must have gypsy blood or something.” As instructed, she took the light and moved it. But she couldn’t quite tell exactly where he needed it, so she was holding it up and now trying to lean over and see too.
“What are your tattoos for? I read that some native tribes get tattoos every time they kill people.” He probably didn’t kill people for them, but it was an interesting fact!
Jumi – Jul 20, 2009 at 10:27 AM
Finally a loud grinding hinted to the nut going loose. A few more turns allowed him to remove it completely. “Gypsy huh? Sounds like something I’d like to give a try sometime.” He said as he tossed the nut over his shoulder, and reached deeper into the engine. His hand grasped another hose, and slowly pulled it up into the open space above the engine block.
“See that end there?” he pointed to it with the wrench. “It melted completely off because your radiator’s been overheating… when was the last time you got it flushed?”
He then looked down at himself towards his tattoos. “Oh these? They’re actually the names of all my family members. If you look close enough you can see the cursive writing. Probably sounds weird to you, but this way I get to keep them with me wherever I am.” As he straightened his back, his face fell level with Lucky’s, and his eyes locked with hers.
“Weird right?” He asked while lightly rubbing the back of his hand against his forehead to wipe the sweat away.
Divinatas – Jul 20, 2009 at 10:41 AM
“Uh, I don’t know? Never?” She muttered in response about the car. When something broke, she got it fixed, and normally in the cheapest way possible. Man, the car was probably a rolling death trap.
When he said they were names, she was going to lean forward to take a better look, but he straightened and she had to tilt so he wouldn’t crash in to her.
“Yeah, weird.” she said, staring for a moment. He had such nice brown eyes! “Uh, I mean not weird!” Lucky shook her head to regain her senses. “It’s pretty sweet, actually. My parents like sending me text messages all the time, so they’re kind of always there too.”
Jumi – Jul 20, 2009 at 10:53 AM
“Sure it’s weird… how many guys do you know that have their entire family tree tattooed in cursive tribal markings all over their body? A few if any I’m sure. But family is important. Don’t ever go anywhere without them.” He said with a wink, and then handed her the wrench.
“Well that should be an easy enough fix, but I don’t have anymore fluid left for radiators. I’ll have to do it tomorrow, but I’ll be able to get it running early for you. I can at least teach you to replace the drain nut on the hose. I guess you couldn’t see it too well from over there so I’ll help you out.”
Travis backed up so Lucky could take her position in front of him, and he lightly took her hand in his, and slowly snaked it through the wires, and metal along with his other hand.
“Feel that grove there?” Travis asked looking down into the mess. “That’s the thread for the nut.” His free hand threaded it into place so Lucky could tighten it. “Lefty loosey, righty tighty. Pull the wrench towards you, and you’ll start to tighten it, and then just move the wrench back, and do it again until you can’t move it anymore.”
Divinatas – Jul 20, 2009 at 11:07 AM
Lucky wasn’t going to argue about weirdness. Not when he was actually going to make her help and touch her poor car. He had no idea how many times she completely destroyed things just by looking at them! So she was more than a little nervous to actually try it.
“Uh huh.” she replied, when he asked if she felt the grove. She could feel him too, and at her own ridiculously thinking she softly giggled. “You know, a lot of fixing stuff sounds really dirty if you think about it completely out of context.” And a childish sense of humor! But, she thought it better to be giggling about it than tackling him to the ground on an impulse. THAT always got her in trouble.
Lucky tightened the nut, until she couldn’t seem to move it anymore. “Damnit, this is harder than it sounded. Is it fixed?” she glanced over at him.
Jumi – Jul 23, 2009 at 8:26 AM
“Well anything out of context can be dirty.” He answered with a slight chuckle. As she asked if the car was fixed, Travis leaned closer behind her so he could look over her shoulder. “Just about. One more good tug should take care of it. You need to be rough with tools sometime.”
The scent of her hair filled his nose as he leaned closer still to get a better view of what she was doing, and then he turned meeting her eyes. “I don’t think you’re too bad at this. At least it hasn’t bursted into flames yet.” He said with a wink.
Divinatas – Jul 24, 2009 at 9:50 AM
[imga=right]http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1739[/imga] “Oh lord, don’t say that. It might actually burst in to flames.” She could so see it happening too. Then she’d be jobless AND carless. And probably owe him for a burned down shop. Lucky forced the thing to twist one last turn, giving a soft ‘grrrf’ in the process.
Leaning straight again, she offered him the tool – was it a wrench? – yeah, it was a wrench. She grinned. He was so cute when he smiled! “I guess if there’s not much else we can do with it today, you can show me where you want me? Uh, the office, I mean!” Dang! It was so hard not to give in to the impulse to shamelessly flirt! Flirting with bossmen was just a plain bad idea though.
Jumi – Jul 24, 2009 at 11:00 AM
“You know you smile quite a bit, Lucky… that’s nice to see. But you seem nervous.” Travis answered with a grin, and took the wrench wiping some excess oil from it with a hand. In his head, Travis quite pleased at how they seemed to clicking together. He always had this habit, of seeming odd in front of women.
“Where I want you huh? Yeah… the office would be a good place to start.” He answered with a chuckle, and then wiped his hand off with the towel hanging from his pocket. “It’s over here at the back of the shop. Follow me.” He then motioned with his hand for her to follow him. Turning, he grabbed his shirt, and tossed it over his shoulder.
Divinatas – Jul 24, 2009 at 11:12 AM
[imga=right]http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1739[/imga] “They say if you smile, people automatically smile back at you. I can only assume that the same goes for frowning. So it’s probably a safer bet.” Lucky followed, not without tilting to check out the back end of him while he couldn’t see her do it. Now she was smirking.
When they stepped in to the office, she looked around curiously. It looked like every other office, really. Cabinets, papers, chairs, nothing strange. Without invitation or fear, Lucky rounded the desk and plopped in to the chair. She made a mental note of where of where the phone was, the pens, appointment book. Now was no way she could mess this up!
Lucky tapped her fingers on the desk – which now that she thought about it, probably added to that whole ‘seeming nervous’ thing. She gave a sheepish look. “I guess I [i]am[/i] nervous. I only came to get my car fixed, didn’t really expect to get a job from a hottie in the process! Not that I don’t totally appreciate it! Fastest I’ve ever been hired!”
Jumi – Jul 24, 2009 at 11:22 AM
As Lucky parked herself in the leather office chair, Travis lightly rubbed his chin. “Well as long we can see that smile this often, then I’m sure you’ll do just fine.” Turning, Travis sat on the front of the desk, and turned enough to look at her. “No need to be nervous. I don’t usually bite unless I get all fired up.” He said with a wink.
He then fell silent as she thanked him again, and complimented him at the same time. “Hottie? I wouldn’t say I’m hot. I’ll settle for alright, but since I can still flirt with you before you start… you are gorgeous. I’m surprised you have to work. A politician would be bold enough to be honest just to get you as a trophy wife.”
Divinatas – Jul 24, 2009 at 11:29 AM
[imga=right]http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1739[/imga] Not a hottie her foot. She still thought he could probably lift a car over his head. If he was going to flirt with her, this was going to be a lot of trouble! A girl only had so much resistance in her, and Lucky had even less than that. That’s how she got fired from that greeting card company!
Still, she couldn’t help but rest her elbows on the desk and prop her head in her hands to cast him a wide smile. No girl could ignore a compliment, and gorgeous was not a word she heard often! “You think so, huh? Never been proposed to before. My rotten curse carries out to guys too, you know. All the guys I dated weren’t exactly the marrying type!”
Jumi – Jul 24, 2009 at 11:45 AM
“Well that is certainly a pity… I would love to try and prove that wrong. Maybe you just haven’t met the right guy yet.” Travis said tilting his head slightly. “Or maybe I’m just about to end up in a harassment case.” Travis murmured with a slight smile, and shook his head.
“Lucky… I think that those guys got spooked when they saw such a sweet lady. Most people around here are into the trashy type don’t ya think? I’m more old school, but I think what sets me apart is I take what I want if I can get it.” He grinned at that, and lightly rubbed his shoulder.
Divinatas – Jul 24, 2009 at 11:59 AM
[imga=right]http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1739[/imga] “You know, it’s only harassment if it’s unwanted.” Lucky gave a wide smirk. Takes what he wants, huh? That was so hot! Wait. Dangit! She needed to quit thinking that like! Stupid man wasn’t helping at all. There had to be something wrong with him – she didn’t just stumble over awesome guys by accident. Maybe he ate babies or hated puppies.
Lucky cleared her throat as she stood from the chair and circled around the desk. Focus! No thinking dirty thoughts about the new boss. She was going to be a good girl and not do anything that was going to end up totally blowing up in her face! “Nobody ever got spooked by me. Well, there was the one guy, but I think he was kind of afraid of everything anyway so I don’t think it was me.”
She paused, clasping her hands behind her back. “I guess I should get home and let you get back to work. I can get all Secretary-Lucky made up and be here bright and early in the morning.”
Jumi – Jul 24, 2009 at 12:09 PM
[I]”You know, it’s only harassment if it’s unwanted.” [/I]
“So that’s the case…” Travis said as he turned, and leaned over the desk a little. “Well then… Lucky. Manners don’t belong in a Mechanic’s shop.” Slowly his grey shirt slid from his shoulder, and landed on the desk as he balanced himself on an arm, and regarded her curiously.
“Leaving? How do you plan on getting home with no car? I’ll wager you don’t live close to here so that leaves the bus… do you really want to ride the bus?”
Divinatas – Jul 25, 2009 at 8:20 AM
[imga=right]http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1739[/imga] Aie! She almost squealed, like a giddy teenager. Did he know how hot that looked? Naw, he probably didn’t. He didn’t look like the kind of guy who tried to look sexy on purpose, he just did it by accident!
But bringing up her dead car did managed to distract her for a minute. “Grr! You’re right. My place is a ways from here.” Man, the bus kind of sucked. At least on this side of the city. There were always those weirdos that rode in the back kind of leering at you for the whole ride. Plus, she wasn’t sure if she had enough cash on her for the fare! That meant a cab was out of the question too! Life without a car sucked!
“Chyaa.. Asking for a ride wouldn’t be too much would it?” Lucky gave her best super pouty, cute girl-needs-help look! She probably didn’t need to, but it was a hard habit to break!
Jumi – Jul 25, 2009 at 9:12 AM
The look of a woman in need, always hit home with Travis. He had a soft spot for a woman when he knew they were in a bind, and the doe eyes that Lucky was batting sank deeper than most. “Sure. It wouldn’t be a problem, but I’ll need to shower first. Give me a few minutes, and I’ll lock up for the day, and pull my car around. It’s Sunday anyways. I can afford to shut the shop down early.”
Pushing off the desk, Travis stretched his arms, and back a minute with a slight yawn, and then grabbed his shirt from off the desk. “Shouldn’t be more than a minute. Feel free to look at what you want while I clean up.”
Divinatas – Jul 25, 2009 at 9:36 AM
[imga=right]http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1739[/imga] Lucky tilted her head, giving sort of a lopsided grin. He didn’t need to shower first, but hey. Job, free ride, she wasn’t going to be a pain in the ass. “Aye, aye, Bossman.” she replied.
She exited the office with him and while he took care of locking up and running off to shower, she was digging in to her car. Hey! That’s where her weekend underwear went! Stupid laundry bag. Lucky paused in her digging. He has a shower at work? That was enough to get her curious! Bossman said she could explore. So she slammed the car door and went looking around!
Jumi – Jul 28, 2009 at 8:29 AM
Travis disappeared around the corner, and shut the door behind him. Tossing his shirt into a small hamper, he lifted it and walked into his bedroom setting the hamper just inside from the door. He’d considered it much more logical to build an apartment that was connected to the shop. It made going home after a long day of work much easier.
Stepping into the bathroom, Travis opened his shower, and turned the water on. The only downside was the water took a while to heat up. As he waited he, stripped down, and walked towards the sink grabbing a washrag, and filled the sink with lukewarm water so he could atleast wash his face while he waited.
Divinatas – Jul 29, 2009 at 7:45 AM
[imga=right]http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1739[/imga] Lucky was trying her best not to break anything. One would think that’d be pretty easy, but after nearly dropping something she probably shouldn’t have been touching, she decided she’d just keep her hands to herself. Especially now that her hands were covered in grease and dirty… it was easy to get dirty in here! No wonder he wanted a shower! Lucky wiped her hands on her shorts before she found a new room to explore.
This area of the place didn’t look like a garage at all. Maybe additional offices? Oh! Maybe an apartment! It didn’t look too bad! She found another interesting door to open and stepped inside.
“Oh, there you are!” she blinked at him, before realizing this was the bathroom and he was very naked. As soon as she did, she squeezed her eyes shut and pointed vaguely at him with a ridiculously wide grin. Lucky wasn’t sure if she were embarrassed or incredibly amused! Either way, she was trying to hold back snickering.
“I guess you don’t prepare in the case of wandering customers!”
Jumi – Jul 29, 2009 at 8:08 AM
Glancing over his shoulder, Travis’ eyes widened a bit when Lucky walked in. Instinctively he reached for a towel, and turned around while wrapping it around his waist, but not before Lucky had ample time to scope him out. “They’re usually not still inside the shop when I lock the doors… and I guess you never knock.” He answered with a slight grin. “Your eyes had enough to eat yet, or are you standing there hoping for another bite?”
He leaned against the counter, and folded his arms over his chest as he looked at her, and noticed the grease on her shorts. “Hell you’re looking just about as dirty as me. You’d be better off taking a shower before we leave too.”
Divinatas – Jul 29, 2009 at 8:20 AM
[imga=right]http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1739[/imga] “Oh, yeah. I guess that makes sense.” Her eyes were still closed as she thought about it, and yeah… she wasn’t a ‘knock first’ girl. That’d require common sense, and half the time she wasn’t thinking too far ahead. Had she been, she might have tried the sexy ‘seduce man in the shower’ approach. …or kicked herself for thinking about the new boss that way.
But now that she was already thinking about it and he was suggesting she needed a shower too… “I don’t know, is it wise to invite me to a shower when I might bite?”
Jumi – Jul 29, 2009 at 4:51 PM
Travis stepped up to Lucky, and looked down at her with a slight smirk on his face. “Spend too much time thinking about what to do, and you’ll miss the opportunity to do what you can or want to do. Besides… in case you haven’t noticed… I don’t really mind pain I am covered in tats.”
He moved a hand to her chin where he saw a spot of grease, and lightly ran a finger along it. It smeared lightly, but it cleaned up better than it was before. “And there’s no way in hell I’m letting you get your dirty self in my car. I cleaned it yesterday, hun.”
Divinatas – Jul 29, 2009 at 5:07 PM
[imga=right]http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1739[/imga] “It’s amazing you can be philosophical while naked!” He brushed his finger over her chin, giving her that delicious tinglie feeling you get when you’re doing something naughty. Man, that was sexy! Sexy enough that she was closing the door behind her and leaning against it. So much for having willpower against temptation!
She opened one eye, then the other before glancing down. “Or in a towel.” Sweet giblets, this guy really didn’t have the body of a mechanic! With a curious expression she poked him in the stomach to see if he really was all hardness and muscle. “Didn’t know you were the type to be afraid of getting dirty!”
Jumi – Jul 29, 2009 at 5:15 PM
Travis leaned a little closer to her as she poked him in the stomach. He was certainly a guy who took care of his health, and it could be felt. “There’s a lot of things I am, or can do when I’m clothed. Some of it I’m better at naked. But that probably doesn’t do anything to curb your curiosity…” Knowing that she had intentions on her mind, he thought he’d push a few more buttons while he was at it.
He lightly ran the fingers of his other hand across her arm, and then tsked slightly. “You do remember what I do for a livin’ right? I’m always getting dirty, but a man’s got to look his best when he’s got company.” Hearing the door click behind him, Travis cocked his head a little, and leaned closer to look into Lucky’s eyes. “Whatcha closin’ the door there for miss? Not giving into temptation are we?” he then grinned slightly. He was about to, and he had a feeling that Lucky was more impulsive than he was.
Divinatas – Jul 29, 2009 at 5:32 PM
[imga=right]http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1739[/imga] Impulsive was an understatement! Lucky bit her lip, retrieving her itchy fingers to hide her hands behind her back. The bathroom was all nice and steamy now from the running water, and what she [i]really[/i] wanted to do was just pounce on him. But, well, that might end up with falling over and cracking heads on tubs and law suits and…
It might be worth it anyway! She turned her head to look down at the doorknob, where she then risked reaching out long enough to twist the lock. No one was going to escape now! Ha ha! Lucky cleared her throat before casting him another wide grin.
“I was thinking about it. But I’m still not sure if it’s such a good idea!”
Jumi – Jul 29, 2009 at 5:42 PM
“I’m going to have to teach you to start acting on the good impulses…” Travis said as he brought a finger under her chin, while lightly running his thumb along it at the same time. “You are by far… the most interesting woman I’ve ever met…” He finished with a soft smile, and chanced sliding his hand behind her neck gently. The room had filled with a hazy steam, that coated any skin that was available, and it gave him a glistening quality.
Leaning closer still, Travis spoke softly letting the air from his breath run across Lucky’s lips “Now what do we do? The door’s locked, and I don’t think I can overpower you to get through that door…”
Divinatas – Jul 30, 2009 at 9:01 AM
[imga=right]http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1739[/imga] All she had to do was lean forward to steal a kiss, but it was also so much fun to play coy! She wet her lips, the simple motion causing her tongue and mouth to brush against his for a fraction of a second. Then, she tilted her face away to the side with a most wicked grin. It might have been the first time someone called her interesting in a tone that wasn’t suggesting she was bonkers!
“So the hottie body is all for show?” Lucky replied. Unable to resist touching, her hand snaked out from behind her. The back of her fingers glided softly against his stomach and moved upwards. She could the form underneath contract in reaction to her touch. “Living alone, some crazy lady could take advantage of you.” Her hand turned so she could press her palm against his chest and feel the beat of his heart.
Jumi – Aug 2, 2009 at 5:42 PM
Travis clenched his stomach tightly as Lucky’s hand trailed up it to his chest. “I think sometimes you talk too much…” Travis took another step forward putting himself a inch from her. The steam from the shower had now fallen thick inside the bathroom, and moistened his skin, and made his hair damp.
His breathing was calm and steady, not flustered, or running rampant. He seemed like he was in control both on the inside, and on the surface, but in his eyes it showed that he was slightly nervous. It wasn’t often he was standing in front of a beautiful woman with just a towel on.
Divinatas – Aug 5, 2009 at 1:11 AM
[imga=right]http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1739[/imga] “I don’t talk nearly as much as some people do. I’m jus-” okay, so she [i]did[/i] talk too much. Maybe if Mr. Hottie wasn’t so awesomely naked, she wouldn’t be blabbering like an idiot! Of course, the moment she stopped talking, she stopped thinking too. So the inner dialogue of ‘Stop! You’re molesting your new boss!’ was completely missing when her hands snuck their way up to rest on his arms.
Neither was she thinking when she leaned up on her toes to bridge that fraction of a gap between them. Lucky pressed her mouth against his with a soft testing kiss as she moved her hands up his arms to snake around his neck.
Jumi – Aug 17, 2009 at 5:31 PM
Travis gently anchored his hand behind Lucky’s neck, and leaned forward towards her matching her lips with a little more intensity than she’d given. His free hand was lightly trailing up the side of her thigh to rest on her hip. His better judgement was yelling at him that this was a huge mistake, or he was gearing himself up for more trouble than it was worth, but Travis had habit of not listening to good judgement, and he was deaf to it at the moment.
As his hand rested against her side, he slid it behind her legs and lifted her up against the door so he lips were level with his where he broke from her kiss, and kissed her lightly just under her chin. “How much longer do you think this would have lasted if I still had my pants on?” He asked with a slight smirk.
Divinatas – Aug 17, 2009 at 6:07 PM
[imga=right]http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1739[/imga] Boy, he had kissed her smitten! He didn’t seem to have any problem lifting her off the ground, and she responded in kind by locking her legs around him. Eyes closed, she nuzzled her nose against his cheek and giggled softly at the contrast between smooth skin and tickling beard.
“A few hours. Maybe.” Lucky never was shy about pouncing on a man when she liked him. It got her in to trouble. But she decided this time was totally worth it, even if she [i]did[/i] end up fired before she even started! She moved slowly so she could mumble in to his ear.
“I think I’m going to invade your shower.”
Jumi – Aug 31, 2009 at 12:57 AM
“Probably not the best of ideas with your clothes still on.” Travis answered while stepping back with an arm holding Lucky up as the other lightly grazed across her thigh before it rested at his side. The steam from the shower had already gotten their skin coated with moisture. He then kissed her lightly before propping her up more with his arm so he was looking up at her.
“Or does it really matter?” He asked her with a mischievous grin. He might very well hose her down, clothes and all since it looked like they’d be naked in the very near future anyways.
Divinatas – Aug 31, 2009 at 4:51 AM
Lucky smirked and opened her mouth, but shut it again to tilt her head and give a thoughtful expression. “I don’t have any decent extra clothes. Is it a good idea to spend the night with the boss?” Okay, so there wasn’t anything stopping her from wearing wet clothes home. But that wasn’t as fun as potentially spending the night. …unless he totally sucked in the..uh, shower!
Lucky was grinning again, running her fingers in to his hair at the nape of his neck and tugging his head back. She adjusted her legs just so she could kick her shoes off in to the floor and locked them back in to place. It was good he did have all that strength to hold her up, as she moved her arms long enough to grasp the edges of her shirt and pull it up over her head. Lucky grinned as she held it out and dropped it. Returning her hands to grasp his shoulders.
“Yeah, it doesn’t matter.”
Jumi – Sep 4, 2009 at 7:59 AM
Travis then leaned forward against the wall letting Lucky rest against it, and he moved his hands to to her waist as he kissed her deeply once more. “Remember lass. I’m not your boss yet.” A hand reached out, and swung the shower door open. The steam rolled out encasing them in warm moisture. As Travis then leaned back, the tuck in his towel loosened enough to let it fall to the ground.
“Well then, here we go.” He said with a wink, and turned sharply carrying Lucky into the shower with what clothes she had on left. Setting her back on her feet, he leaned forward again, and began kissing her against her neck, and collar.
Divinatas – Sep 4, 2009 at 8:30 AM
[imga=right]http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1739[/imga] “No? Lucky Lucky!” she responded, tilting her head to the side and grinning as she was set on her feet and his mouth was grazing over her night. There was something just delicious about hot water and bare skin! She moved her hands down from around his neck to feel over his shoulders and chest. It wasn’t often to get the chance to appreciate a good looking man in such a …interesting situation!
Her hands had just reached his hips when one arm moved to reach behind her back to fuss with the clasp of her bra. Trying to unsnap it one handed was a bit tricky, but she finally got it loose with a soft [i]pop[/i] and a muttered [i]Score![/i] under her breath!
Jumi – Sep 4, 2009 at 11:26 AM
Travis grinned as he heard her mutter. “I guess I can’t unhook it with my teeth now.” His grin widened a bit before he kissed her lightly once more before he rested his hands on her hips, and hooked his thumbs inside her the edge of her wet shorts. Using the waist of her shorts, Travis pulled her forward against him, and ran a hand lightly through her damp hair before running it across her cheek once more.
“Sorry about your clothes.” He said with a wink.
Divinatas – Sep 4, 2009 at 12:57 PM
“I’m sure not.” she responded with a smirk. Lucky rolled her shoulders to make the straps of her bra slip and let it drop to the shower floor. From her expression, a smile and flash of teeth, she very much enjoyed the art of strip tease! She tucked her head under his chin, grazing her mouth against his neck. There was a brief flick of her tongue followed by a nip with those teeth. Her arms wrapped around him, sliding a hand down the naked expanse of his back to gently squeeze a bare rear end. She couldn’t help but giggle softly against his skin.
Jumi – Sep 12, 2009 at 4:46 PM
Travis leaned his neck into her bite as he felt it, and pulled her closer to him at the waist so that he was pressed firmly against her. She certainly seemed to be enjoying herself, and they hadn’t even gotten to the fun part yet. A hand slid slowly from her waist, and began lightly grazing her as it went up towards her chest. He ran his other hand through her hair a moment, before lightly closing his hand, and gripping her long wet hair just enough to tilt her head back so he could look into her eyes.
“Lucky, stop teasin’ me. Your going to have to learn a thing or two about diesel mechanics… first and most importantly… once you get the engine going it can go for a long…. long time….”
Divinatas – Sep 16, 2009 at 10:24 AM
[imga=right]http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1739[/imga] Lucky gave a soft sigh and an unwilling shiver as his hand grazed over her skin. Her eyes closed to savor that feeling, only to open again when he tilted her head back. Ooh, he had the most gorgeous dark eyes! She might have melted to the floor!
Casting a grin, Lucky leaned up on her toes. “That doesn’t sound to bad. I like a good long ride!” There was probably a million dirty analogies. Lucky flashed a toothy grin as her hand reach down and her fingers curled around what she was cheekily considering his [i]stick shift[/i].