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April 17, 2011
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Nurse Sandelle by tbolt Nurse Sandelle by tbolt
If you can spot the differences between the WIP and the finished file you get three internets! :D Thanks again to :icondragon-furry: for making me a great lineart to work with!

The Story: (Excerpt from "Ladies Start Your Engines that I'm working on with :iconletrune: )

A few minutes later Dave's sedan pulled in to the garage. “I got all the parts Steve!”

“Cool! One more thing off the to-do list.” Steve opened Dave's trunk and got out the box of parts it contained. “Ah, finally, those gaskets for the Barrister's wagon, we've been waiting on these!”

“Heh, I love working on that thing, it is so huge! There's so much space in the engine compartment, you can practically live in there!” Dave hefted another box out of his trunk.

“Oh, speaking about vehicles you love to work on...” Steve had a crooked grin splitting his muzzle.


“I think you're in trouble!”

Dave blinked. “What do you mean, did something go wrong?” His tail dropped to the ground.

“A certain little bunny hopped by before you got here. Apparently, a careless fox with a dart gun was not truly forthcoming with the total facts of the situation.”

Dave's ears went scarlet and collapsed to his head. “But I...”

“Oh, no need to explain to me,” Steve held up a paw. “But you should be prepared to see her sometime tomorrow!”

“Oh.” was all Dave could muster.

Sandelle stood by the side of the road, contemplating what she was about to do. She looked around herself. The road was deserted this early in the morning. “This is crazy!” She thought to herself. “Oh, well, I guess I should get moving now.”

As she entered her car, she heard the approach of another vehicle. She froze when she recognized Dave's blue sedan.

Dave yawned as he rode in to work. He'd had a hard night's sleep, and the early hour didn't help things at all. He rounded a bend and saw a car off in the distance idling beside he road. In a moment, he recognized Nurse Sandelle's convertible. Immediately, he pulled over to see what might be wrong.

A little nervous he got out of his car and walked up to her door. “Hello, Nurse Sandelle, Good morning!”

“Good morning, Dave, uh it is ok just to call me Sandy...” Her ears flushed and collapsed.

“Oh, ok, thanks! Is there something wrong?”

Sandy's mind raced. “Uh, I'm not sure, I think I thought I heard a funny sound.”

“Oh, really?” Dave cocked one ear over Sandy's hood. “She seems to be running fine, perhaps I could follow you in to the garage and we could look her over a little more thoroughly?”

“I would like that very much!” Sandy smiled.

Dave felt as though a huge weight had been lifted from his chest when he saw Sandy smiling at him.

“Uh, we can start when you're done leaning on my car?”

“Oh, uh, right, yeah, heh...” Dave scampered back to his car as Sandy started moving forward.

In a few minutes they were back at the garage. Steve greeted them, a large tub of popcorn held under his arm.

Dave exited his car here first. “Steve, you're here early! What on earth is that?”

Steve grinned from ear to ear “Oh, what can I say? Bachelor's breakfast! I see the good nurse is here as well, what a coincidence! Is there any problem?”

Dave shrugged. “I dunno, she said the car was making a funny noise, and wanted me to check her out.”

Steve found this to be very entertaining. “Well then by all means, check her out and see if she can make any funny noises!”

“Ok, uh I will...” Dave let fall one ear in confusion. He walked over to Sandy's car, and then he heard it, a steady hissing surrounded the small tan convertible.

Sandy saw Steve already there. At first she flushed a little in embarassment, but then she thought to herself, “No this is good, it will serve that nasty coyote right.”

Dave approached her in the car. “Sandy? I think I see the source of the noise?”

Sandy looked at Dave innocently. “Really? That was fast!”

Dave pointed down at her rear tires.

“Oh my!” Sandy looked, her car began to sink as the left rear tire deflated. She scooted to the other side, both right tires were softening and sagging as well. Sandy gave a sidewise glance at Steve, and looked straight at Dave. “Wow, it looks like all my tires have sprung a leak, except for the one that you fixed. Dave, could you patch me and pump me up?”

Dave blinked. Sandy's eyes were almost hypnotic, his head swam an his tongue felt thick in his mouth. Somewhere behind him, he thought he heard Steve choking on a piece of popcorn.

“Sandy, I would consider it an honor to perform this service for you!”

Sandy smiled brightly. “Thank you Dave, it is good to know that there are a few, good, honest, reliable men out there!”

Dave's ears flushed scarlet and colapsed to his head, but he wore a huge smile.

Steve nearly fell over choking on his popcorn.
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bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Awwww, may I hug her?
tbolt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You might make Dave a little jealous? =^^=
bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Well, he won't notice when he's fixing the car!
Nursehella Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
um. you know that the name "Nurse Hella" is actually my professional stage name, and that it's registered under SOCAN as part of my personal identity/intellectual property?
...I'm a female hip-hop artist, started making music under the name Nurse Hella since 2005....
LOL. ^_^ at first I thought this was some weird tribute piece by a fan, but it's actually the name you've chosen for your character, isn't it? ...I guess you might as well have a Dr. Dre in there too. lol...
tbolt Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, wow, I'm sorry about that! ^^;

The name just popped into my head! Good grief, you're a hip hop artist, and she is a rabbit, that is hysterical! I'm glad you got a chuckle... :D

Nah, the good doctor's name is Colson! (And he's a woodchuck... ) =^^=

Well, no biggie, that is the beauty of word processing, I'll get her name changed...
Nursehella Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
lol. i was going to post it to my music fanpage and be like "OMG is this what people think i look like in rl??" lol... i still might. i'm glad you understand, and it's honestly the weirdest thing. 'nursehella' isn't exactly all that common.
tbolt Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Heh, it is no problem, her having that name is not exactly central to the plot! =^^=

It reminds me of an article I read about my favorite sci-fi author, Isaac Asimov. Names can be a pain sometimes, and if one is going to publish, editors search for potential naming conflicts, especially in the created character realm. One story Asimov wrote involved an ichthyologist named Stein. Not long after he published, he received a letter from a certain professor of ichthyology! Heh, and that was when there were only four billion of us on the planet! So we've added a couple billion more since then...

that's probably why at the end of every movie you watch they have that little disclaimer: Any resemblance in this film to a person or persons living or dead is purely co-incidental... =^^=
flatriding Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Great story and awesome pic!
tbolt Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much, that is the tip of a larger iceberg! (If i can ever get it to stop getting bigger! ^^; )
spacewolfomega Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Excellent collab work on the pic and the story's funny, too. Poor Dave... hehe
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