A clatter in the doorway behind me. I freeze, holding the orange juice in my mouth. Now that I have time to really examine the taste, there are subtle hints of the dish soap used to clean the glass.
I slowly turn my head almost all the way around, scanning the room. Nothing. My free hand reaches down my side and slides my pistol out of its holster. My eyes dart around the room as I hear another clatter.
A grey blur darts across the room. I spin, splashing orange juice on my face, and futilely empty a magazine across the floor, always half a second behind the speeding goddamn rodent.
“Jesus Christ!” Todd shouts, walking in from the other room holding his ears, “I was sleeping you asshole!”
“Sorry,” I say, relaxing and replacing the pistol, “I thought I saw a mouse.”
“Well did you get the bastard?” he yawns, scratching at his eyes.
“No,” I sigh, shaking my head.
“Of course not,” he groans, “Well who gives a rat’s ass? We’ll be out of here in two days anyway.”
I gasp. “You think they’re rats?”