About an hour or more had passed when she thought she heard a sound. She couldn't make out if it was the wind or real. After a little while she knew it was real, but she didn’t know what it was. She knew it was some sort of machine... and it seemed to be heading her way. About forty-five minutes later the sound stopped right outside the car. Holding her breath, she heard the snow crunching under someone's feet. Susan about jumped out of her skin when the knock on the window came. Susan tried the door handle but the door wouldn’t budge now. It had only been about two hours since she had gotten back in the car but the door was frozen tight and she could not open it. She couldn’t see out the frosted window at all.
"Hello in there, are you all right?"
"I can't open the door, It is froze solid," she called out to whoever was on the other side of the door, Susan was shocked to hear a woman's voice.
"I'll be right back, just hold tight for one minute. Don’t go away," she said in a light tone.
"Funny," Susan said as she could hear the footsteps walk away then back again a few moments later.
"I'm back," the voice called. "When I say push... push on the door as hard as you can, got it?"
"Yeah I got it," Susan said. She could hear the metal binding as the woman with the sexy voice was prying on the door with something.
"Ok, push," the voice called. With that Susan pushed with all she had. Just then the door flew open and Susan found herself face to face with a black ski mask.
"Hi, I am Stephanie. You’re one lucky woman. If I had not heard your car come over the mountain when I was out getting in my wood, you would have been stuck out here for days."
"Then I guess I should thank you for coming to my rescue. Hello, I'm Susan. How did you know I crashed?"
"It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out," Stephanie said. "You're in a little car on an icy mountain road, first I hear your engine and then just minutes more I don’t. I knew you could not have gotten far in that amount of time. My Tractor could barely make it and it is made for this kind of weather, so I put two and two together, I get to find a pretty damsel in distress and I am now the hero," she added with a laugh. "Now come on before you stand here and freeze to death, we can talk at the house," with that she walked away leaving Susan standing there with her mouth open.
Susan hurried to catch up to her and was trying to stay close behind her newfound hero but was having a hard time keeping up. As she got to the Tractor, Stephanie was all ready aboard. Susan tried to climb up and slipped right back off the steps, landing on her butt.
"Are you OK?" Stephanie called over the noise of the tractor.
"Yes," Susan said, it was her pride that was hurt more so than her butt.
"Ok, lets try this again," She almost lost her footing again when she felt Stephanie's hand grab her arm, helping her the rest of the way up.
It was a long slow ride back half way up the mountain. Susan was frozen solid when they got to the cabin. "What ever possessed you to go out in a blizzard like this and in a light weight coat not to mention that small ass car you have.