After a long vacation, here is Episode 8 "Licence to drive"
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Its a busy day at the department shops, head mechanic Mikey "Wrench" DiMillio just hands over the new Engine 18 over to its crew.
Capt. Johnson: Don't worry Wrenchie, we will test this baby out, and tell yah if Rosenbauer is as good as they say.
Wrench: Just be carefull, I don't want totalled rigs in here!
Capt. Johnson: Hahaha, now you know why they made me a Captain instead of a Driver.
Wrench: Yeah, to fill the officers seat with dead weight!
With a big roar the big Mack Titan comes to life, and pulls out of the shops.
Wrench looks how E-18 drives away, and is then approached by Captain Wendy Robinson, the first female Captain in SVFD.
Capt. Robinson: Hey Wrenchie, We are here to pick up our mini ladder.
Wrench: Hi Wendy, its right there next to Engine 21 and 22, she is inspected and ready to go.
Capt. Robinson: Thanks Wrench, I owe you big time for putting Pierce under pressure to get Truck 14 shipped, so we can be the first to take this baby home.
Wrench: No problemo Wendy, the Reserve Ladder has to wait a few more weeks beofre it is away from the abuse of Company 14.
Wrench looks how empty the shop looks, when the big tiller clears the shop floor to go to its assigned station.
Poor Mikey takes a few breaths and enjoys the silence.
The silence is short, cause short after our 4 friends walk into the shops, Paulo, Sven, MM and Bruce.
Wrench: Good morning gentlemen, you're here to get these 2 Engines to Bruceville I presume?
MM: Morning Wrenchie, I'm here for the crash test, I brought my dummy with me *points to Bruce*
Bruce: Very funny MM, just keep your pants on for one will you.ea
MM: Yeah yeah, if I find that bastard that superglued my pants to my ass, you can declare someone dead for real.
MM starts the big Quantum Engine, and pulls up, Bruce hangs out of the door and talks to Sven and Paulo: Remember guys, stay away from the exits marked Middleton and West Brickville, those routes are very confusing and have very local severe weather, have a safe ride!!
Paulo: Pffft, I bet that we will pass them before we reach Codyville, and we always drive safe.
Sven: Yeah! I hope they will end up in Pine Crest!
And so, even with a painfull face and Sven laughing his head off, the 2 friends leave the shops on their way to Bruceville.
Stay tuned for the next episode where we will find out if:
- The 2 Engine will reach Bruceville Fire Equipment in 1 piece.
- If the Engines will arrive at all.
- And if Paulo and Sven do take the wrong turn and have to peel off Paul off the grille of their Engine.
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