"I'm in the bathroom, please hurry," she sounded scared.
Jake heard the voice coming from his left and saw the door barely cracked. He pushed the door open with the tip of his gun and it swung open.
The woman was in the bathtub. Jake scanned the room, until his eyes landed on the villain with a jolt. No matter how many calls he had during his term as Deputy Sheriff he hadn't had one like this before. A rattlesnake bigger than Texas hissed, as it slid about the bathtub fixture.
Reacting with lightning speed Jake spoke firmly, but softly, "Don't scream, or move…ma'am."
In a flash he fired his gun and the snake slithered into the tub with the woman, along with a splattering of blood, faucet, and water.
She let out a horrid scream and tried to move away from the blood oozing toward her, the snakehead floated on top the water.
"Oh my God…" she wailed. She looked at the snake, then the man leering at her from the doorway. She moved away from the snakehead and blood, but she'd scooted herself up in the tub until the man could see her breast. She'd lost her washrag in her rush to move away from the snakehead, there was nowhere to hide. What was she supposed to do now? He'd already seen half of her, but she still crimsoned."Oh…please, could you throw me the towel and my robe behind you?"
"Yes ma'am," he smiled and moved to pull the towel and robe from the hook behind the door. In one swift toss, he threw it toward her and started backing out of the bathroom, but not before he got an eyeful of beautiful pouting breast, and hair the color of chocolate flowing over ivory shoulders.
"Thank you," she called as he closed the door behind him.
Jake hadn't seen a naked woman that pretty in a long time and although he knew he shouldn't be thinking along those lines, he was sorely tempted to join her in the tub. However, considering the circumstances he was almost positive she wouldn't appreciate it.