A Lab About Human Body And Pulse Rate

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The next day we were doing a lab about the human body and pulse rate. Our teacher had one person sit up on the desk and just relax. No talking aloud. Then after five minutes were up he had the other partner record if the pulse had changed and do a few different tests and right down the results. He allowed us to choose what the tests we were going to do as long as we got the first part of the experiment accurate because we were going to combine all of our data as a class in the end. “Do you want to have your pulse taken or do you want me to?” I asked quietly. “You can, I have no heart remember?” I blushed a little bit, remembering that I had called him a ‘heartless son of a bitch’ the same day that he rescued me and walked me home. Shay hooked the pulse reader thingy to my arm and recorded my pulse. When five minutes went by he recorded it again. He had made a bunch of little tests already so he got started on them. First he tried to make me laugh, but I wouldn’t so he moved onto him next test. He grabbed my hand, “subject’s heart increases at touch.” He winked at me. “Don’t write that down!” I screamed at him and tried to grab his pencil from him, but he snatched it away and cracked up laughing. My heart fluttered at the sound of his voice and nearly stopped at the sound of his laugh but, I refused to show it. “Ok class that’s all the time we have for this experiment today but, we will continue tomorrow! Find a good place to stop and take you seats.” Mr. Robert’s voice boomed from the front of the classroom. “Now we are going to talk about something that I’m sure you’re all familiar with. That something is attraction! Now let’s see Mr. Shay, how do you know when a girl is interested in you?” Shay had a startled look on ... ... middle of paper ... ...his hat, not that I noticed. I pulled my knees up to my chest and started shivering from the cool November air. I buried my face in my arms and lightly started to cry, completely forgetting Shay was still standing there. I could feel his eyes on me, but I couldn’t stop crying now that I had started. I had had a horrible day starting with first bell’s embarrassment and it had just gotten worst after that. To make matters worse, we still hadn’t gotten any new news about how my dad was doing after his house fire last week. I lived with my step mom most of the time, but she goes on business trips a lot so Copper and I are normally home alone. My dad lived across the country from us, but he was the only real parent we have right now because our step mom got custody over us when I was about Copper’s age and ever sense we haven’t been allowed to see our dad by her rules.
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