I've been feeling its presence for the past few days. There have been signs. There have been portents, warnings. Noises heard, a brushing past face felt*, a glimpse caught in the dark, and the sinister one's identity speculated over, daytime searches met with frustration. But now I know, all has been revealed to me- I am enlightened.
It's a rat. And not the squirrel that had visited my room a few days ago. No idea where it came from, my house is a cockroach, mosquito and rat- free zone! How to get it out now? I do not wish to share my room with a rodent. Neither do I wish to be bitten, and as a result acquire all manner of deadly diseases like plague, typhus etc., etc.
And here's where I drop all pretense of composure- I'm freaking out, HAAAAAAALP!!
*EWWWW! But certainly better than waking up to find a stray cat on your stomach, like my friend D did once, during our hostel days. I'm sure you agree.