Team Less Than Three
After their stop at the pizza place, the couple had a relatively smooth travel. Well, past the bit of debris that fell onto their hood and chipped their windshield… Which prompted a scream from Eileen and a quick pull over from Jeff.
“Fucking hell! What was that even?” Jeff exclaimed.
“Something just fell off that truck that was ahead of us…” Eileen answered.
“I’ll check if anything broke.” Jeff got out of the Kuma, muttering some swears before he got to the front. There was a dent on the fake carbon hood, revealing the distinctly not carbon metal underneath. And a chip on the windshield, but not even a crack.
“How is it?” Eileen asked, poking her head out of the window.
“Its fine, we can keep moving.”
“Alright, want me to take the wheel for a bit babe?”
“Sure, go ahead.”
Switching seats, the next stretch was a quiet time, though the K-pop that Eileen insisted on listening to was not exactly to Jeff’s tastes. He eventually tuned it out, though noticed the increasing amount of clouds. Knowing the Kuma’s power to weight that didn’t exactly make it easy to drive in the wet. However, just as the rain started to come down, the wet was the least of their worries as steam poured out of the Kuma’s hood, obscuring any vision for a bit. Eileen managed to stop the car on the side safely.
“Well fuck, there’s the cooling.” Jeff said. “How was the temperature?”
“Hot? I don’t know it was okay then this fucking happened.” Eileen answered. “Your job to fix it Mr. mechanic.”
“Yeah, yeah, pop the hood.”
After the steam cleared out, the issue was quick to spot. A burst cooling hose, needing replacement. The stop took a bit of time, but it was an easy replacement at least. The rain however turned into a full thunderstorm by the time he was done.
“Okay, let’s keep it moving.”
“We should probably stop at the next time though.” Eileen noted.
Being completely out of range of any other team, the CB was once again quiet. Their progress was slow as the thunderstorm made the Kuma a very rough drive. Eileen managed to keep it under control for now still.