After a few moments, it cleared its throat.
“…shouldn’t you be squealing or thrashing or. ..I dunno…being terrified?”
She cleared her throat, “I…” She paused and took a breath. “I am. Terrified that is.”
An undulant sound of approval hissed up from underneath the bed.
“It’s…”She gulped and continued, “You seem a quicker and cleaner out.”