Captain America: The Hero

Captain America

In a movie series of many individuals who originate from different elements from in and out of our world, come together to form the Avengers. Iron man (also referred to as Tony Stark), a highly accomplished inventor, uses his ability to add intelligence and thought into the group’s actions. The Hulk and Bruce Banner, a two-sided entity, who brings strength and muscle to the team; whether its physical strength, cause from the use of gamma rays, or mental intelligence strength, depending on whichever face he wears. Black Widow (also referred to as Natasha Romanoff) is the smallest in size due to her feminine state, however, her large amount of determination and dedication to the purpose of the Avengers, cancels out her small appearance. Thor, the alien from Asgard, is the reckless warrior, who shows the most amount of protectiveness towards his home, his family (including his brother Loki), and his team.

Captain America is the Avengers’ Blast from the Past! leader. Captain America (also referred to as Steve Rogers) comes from the small town of Brooklyn, New York. Because of his small, skinny state, Rogers is frequently bullied until his longest friend, Bucky, comes to his rescue. After multiple attempts, Rogers was able to enlist in the United States Army, only to be turned into a Super-Soldier. With his honest and positive disposition, the body-altering serum now in his blood, Captain America brings strategy, honesty, and loyalty not only to the Avengers but to those who are bullied and treated unfairly, causing Captain America to fit the role of a hero.

Captain America was originally introduced to the division of S.H.I.E.L.D during World War II and later introduced to the forming of the Avengers in the early 2000s. Captain America has since been willing to do whatever is needed to protect the people of Earth and to carry out the goal of the Avengers. According to Vogler’s writings and guidelines, a hero is one of two varieties; unwilling and willing. In the movie, The Winter Soldier, the S.H.I.E.L.D base is over-run by a group of HYDRA agents. To identify the identities of the HYDRA agents, Caption America speaks out, stating what the agents have done and that they must be stopped. To prove his commitment to stopping HYDRA, Rogers states, “The price of freedom is high; it always has been. But it’s a price I’m willing to pay.” Without knowing whether or not his speech swayed any confused S.H.I.E.L.D operators, Captain America and Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) continue into the fight against HYDRA.

Without knowing Steve Roger’s background, one would think Captain America to be flawless. He is a strong American soldier that is always there to lead his team. However, Rogers may be TOO strong compared to your average American soldier. From the effects of a super-soldier serum, Rogers gains the increased strength and speed that a normal human does not have. Although his strength and speed make him different, it isn’t necessarily considered a flaw. Steve Rogers is from the past, so to say. During World War II, the Captain sacrifices himself to save the lives of millions of people located in New York. By landing a fast-moving plane into the icy waters, Rogers is forced unconscious and is covered in thick ice, the only protection he receives is from his Adamantium and Vibranium shield. In his “previous, past” life, Steve Rogers had a relationship with the agent Carter. Since his disunion with Peggy Carter, Rogers has felt as if he is missing a part of his life. During the movie Avengers: Endgame, Captain America is sent back into time to find one of the six infinity stone, and while he is in 1970 New Jersey, Rogers notices a picture of him on a desk. He later identifies the desk to be Agent Peggy Carter’s desk. Towards the end of the movie, Captain America travels back into time to return the six stolen infinity stones, however, the captain doesn’t return during his allotted time. Steve Rogers had made the decision to stay in the 1970s time period with Peggy Carter. The captain had strict orders to return the stones and return without changing the timeline, Rogers, however, had decided on his own to stay, which caused him to display a sense of hastiness or recklessness towards the possible outcome of a change in the timeline.

Throughout the course of Captain America’s movies, he experiences the death of his childhood best friend, his mid 1900s romantic partner, and of the symbolical death of his past self. During the movie Captain America: The First Avenger, Rogers and his friend Bucky are on a fast-moving train, when the side is blasted open. With the force of the wind and the change in air pressure, Bucky is cast outward and falls to his death before the Captain is able to save him. When Rogers wakes up from his coma, he learns that he was asleep for seventy years and Peggy Carter, his romantic partner, is close to death. Once she does die, he is left in a time period where he knows no one; he had lost his best friend seventy years earlier and now he had lost the love of his life. According to Vogler’s writing and guidelines of heroes, a symbolic death may represent a hero’s failure or the loss of themselves. In Captain America’s case, he lost the part of him that lives in the 1900s; the part of him that fought as a soldier and with soldiers. Vogler continues to write of how a symbolical death may include the hero to make a sacrifice. Steve Rogers continues to sacrifice himself throughout the movies, whether it be when he is fighting a robot who calls himself Ultron, an alien who wishes to decrease Earth’s population, or fighting his long-lost childhood best friend.

            A sacrifice from a hero, is their willingness to give up something valuable, whether it’s an object or even their life, in favor of a group or a purpose, according to the writings of Vogler. In the movie Captain America: Winter Soldier, Bucky is under control and is forced to forget his relationship with Rogers and ordered to kill the captain. While trying to do so, Captain America and Bucky are fighting, when Rogers stops and tells Bucky, “I’m not gonna fight you. You’re my friend.” Bucky continues to fight Rogers, without the captain not fighting back, causing Captain America to fall unconscious and out of the plane. Captain America sacrifices his life on the belief that he won’t hurt or fight his friend, even if they don’t remember their friendship.

           Throughout the seven movies that Captain America makes an appearance in, he doesn’t show much of a growth in character. Throughout, a significant change in his character may be how he leads his team of superheroes. In the beginning of Roger’s leadership, he treats the Avengers as more of a soldier unit rather than a team of superheroes. As time progresses, the captain learns to treat them as a group of people who have the power and reception to question and discuss rather than just follow a simple order.

             According to Vogler, a hero is either willing, unwilling, a loner, or group oriented; has character flaws, whether they are obvious or not. A hero makes sacrifices, either its sacrificing themselves or an object. A hero must have some kind of confrontation with death, and they grow as a character. In the case for Captain America, is a hero willing to give up his life for his beliefs and for the Avengers. He knows of his flaws and he lets his flaws shape who he is as a person. He has come into some kind of confrontation with death, whether it be symbolical or a relationship loss. He is a Hero.

Veterans Day

United States Flags

On the eleventh hour of November 11th of 1918, the constant fighting of World War I suddenly ceased along the western front of France. World War I was ended by an armistice, or a temporary cessation of hostilities, on November 11th. It was regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars”. The year following the end of the war, in1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the day as the first commemoration of Armistice Day;

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nation…”

November 11th became known as a day full of parades and brief break from businesses and jobs, starting at 11:00 in the morning. Armistice day didn’t fully become a national holiday until 1926, when Congress passed a concurrent resolution.

“Whereas the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals and the resumption by the people of the United States of peaceful relations with other nations, which we hope may never again be severed, and whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations; and whereas the legislatures of twenty-seven of our States have already declared November 11 to be a legal holiday; Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), that the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.”

In 1938, Armistice Day became a national holiday and was changed to Veterans Day. Around the world, people celebrate and honor the veterans of their country, for their patriotism, the love of their country, and their willingness to serve and sacrifice for their country. “Serving is something I am proud of. It was an opportunity that I had to do, something that was important and bigger than myself.” Says Mr. Jed Geldmacher, who had served four years in the United States Marines Corp. “It [veterans day] is a nice way for the Nation to recognize the people who have served for it.” Robert Shaffer, who had served in the United States Army from 1964 until 1971 believes that, “Being a Veteran means that I belong to the American Legion and the VFW. I go see people who have served in Vietnam and Korea wars. I am Proud to be with them.”

Every year to celebrate our veterans, our country has parades, dinners, and even assemblies in our schools to show how thankful we are to them. Veterans Day commemorates veterans of all wars including the Korean war, Vietnam War, and many wars that have occurred in the past. Not only does Veterans Day memorialize the veterans of war, but it also celebrates and honors the Veterans who have served in times of peace. “Veterans Day reminds me of all the people who sacrificed for this country so that everyone has the right to their opinion,” says Mr. Shaffer. Veterans Day, a day to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of our veterans, a day to cease the hostilities of war.

 

The Princess and the Pea: The court Case

Pile of Mattresses

Once upon a time there was a prince, Prince William of Pea Ville. Prince William was looking for a princess for him to marry.  However, His Highness didn’t want just any princess, he wanted a real princess. One evening a terrible storm came on; thunder and lightning clashing all around. In the midst the the thunder, a knock was heard from the gate. It was a princess! Or at least she claimed to be. She had water running down her hair and clothes; it ran to the toes of her shoes and out her heels. “Oh, we’ll soon find out what princess you are,” thought the old queen.

The old queen took the young princess to the bedroom, took off all the bedding and the mattress, and placed a small pea on the bottom. The queen then placed twenty mattresses and twenty eider-down beds on top of the pea. That night the princess slept a restless night. For there was a terrible bump throughout the night! No princess should be treated with such negligence! Oh what a fight she will give, to have her restful sleep.

In the morning to follow, the princess was asked how she slept, “Oh very badly! I have scarcely closed my eyes all night.” The princess walks into the bedroom to call upon the police. “Oh please hurry! I must sue these so called royals, for they caused me a sleepless night and a pain in my back!” A few long moments later, the plaintiff princess and defendant royals stand before the petit jury.

“Welcome, citizens of Pea Ville. We are hear today to form a solution between the plaintiff and the defendants. There must be a preponderance of evidence  on one side to adjourn the court. Let us begin.” The judge calls the princess up to hear her side of the story. “Sir, I believe that the ruling family of Pea Ville has conducted a tort. Sir. I say this because I have injured my back from the negligence of their maids. My bed was not properly made and has since caused me great pain. I believe I am owed for the damages.”

The judge than calls up the defendants to hear their side of the event. “Sir, we knew of the pea in the mattresses and that is because my son, here, has been looking for a real princess to take as a wife. We are truly sorry for any damages that have occurred and we will pay any money to ensure the princess is at her finest,” explains the old queen. As the Judge contemplates and reviews the evidence, the princess stands still and has an impression of pure embarrassment. For how could she accuse others for such selfish reasons!

The judge looks up into the rows of people and than back to the plaintiff and defendant, “May I ask, was there any contract, stating the terms of the princess’s stay?” The princess steps up and says, “No there was not, sir. Which means that there was no breach of a contract. And since there was no breach, they truly did nothing wrong and I believe that I, myself, had done the wrong. I am now proposing an out of court settlement rather than bringing charges.” The judge nodes his head and looks towards Prince William and the old queen. “Do you accept the proposal of the out of court settlement?”

Prince William leaps up to his feet to exclaim, “Yes!” The princess smiles and runs to give the royals a hug and to apologize for her inexcusable behavior. As the court is adjourned the princess and the the prince walk out of the court house smiling, hand in hand, ready to see where the next pea takes them.

After a few days, the princess, who Prince William later found her name to be Princess Daria of Sensitive Ville, and the prince got married at the gates of the castle. The couple grow happy together and had many children and many grandchildren, and great grandchildren. A year after the stormy night, the princess decides to place the pea in a museum to remind the people of the kingdom, of their true fairy tale.

Dream a Little Dream

Leaves,

Vibrant, brittle.

Falling, flourishing, developing.

Falling is never the end.

Life.


Lying,

Never ending.

Brutal and ugliness,

The truth of reality.

Lying.


Anger,

Cause: unknown,

Ready to explode.

How can you forgive?

Confusion.


A girl young of age,

With a dream to be,

The princess.

A girl young of age,

Now in school,

Her dream,

Now forgotten.

A girl now older,

Scared for the future,

With nowhere to go,

She hides in Books.

Pages are filled with her

Friends and Family.

Her dream has changed,

And never the same.

A girl,

With a dream to

Speak her mind.

Too scared to bear,

The judge of peers.

A girl young of age,

With a dream to be,

Her young little self.


Everyone grows up with a dream of some sort. Whether it’s to be a veterinarian, a doctor, a writer, a musician, or even a cook. At some time, those dreams fall away to the back of our minds and collect dust and become forgotten. Around seventy percent of people never dust off their childhood dreams and actually go to school to be that long forgotten person. Life gets in the way of the things we want to do in our spare time (whether it’s sitting down and reading a book; writing a blog; or going to school). Sometimes it’s better to take a break and do what makes you happy, than to continue to do what make you frustrated and angry. Take the time to dust off your childhood dreams, and dream a little dream. 🙂

The Westward Expansion

The Manifest Destiny was the westward expansion in the territories of Mexico City and California. The Manifest Destiny took place in James K. Polk’s presidency however, before the manifest Destiny occurred, many other events happened that greatly impacted the United States nation.

One of the main territories that the United States gained during the move westward, was the Oregon Country. The Oregon Country is located in the upper-westward United States. Before the Oregon territory became apart of the nation, many events took place that led to Oregon Country being apart of America. After the expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, many people starting, following the path they took, to settle west. The route that was taken became known as the Oregon Trail. On the path, there were many landmarks that kept the pioneers on track, such as Chimney Rock and Independence Rock. If the pioneers didn’t reach the landmarks and a certain point, many problems would arise. Traveling with the pioneers, were missionaries. Missionaries such as Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, traveled west in hopes of converting the Native Americans to Christianity. Another group of travelers were the Mountain men. The Mountain men were individual men that lived in the wild, and made a living trapping animals such as groundhogs, and selling their furs to fashion industries. This process is known as fur trading. At the time, fur clothing was a big fashion statement in parts of the world, such as China. Since fur clothing was a big hit in the fashion industry, fur was very expensive and rare to find. The Mountain men moved west, to trap and sell the fur animals in the new territory. The Oregon territory had multiple claims on the land. The United States, Great Britain, Russia, and Spain all had claims on the land. Russia and Spain had let go of their claim, knowing that they didn’t have very many settlers in the area. The U.S and Britain, however, kept their claims. The nations had agreed to share the territory however, a while later, more and more Americans were moving to Oregon, while it took longer for the British to arrive. This caused conflict with Great Britain. President Polk did not want to go to war with Britain, so they decided to split the land. Great Britain would get the northern part of Oregon while the United States would get the southern part.

In 1836, Mexico was in a revolution with Texas. It started out in 1821, after Mexico gained their independence.  Moses Austin received a land grant from the newly independent Mexico. However, Austin soon died and the grant was then handed down to his son, Stephen Austin. Austin then created a colony in Texas. He and many Americans moved to the new colony in Texas and Mexico granted the settlers: 320 acres of land each, plus sixty more acres if they were married, plus eighty more acres for every child, and forty acres for every slave. The land however, was to be exchanged for them to give up their religion and convert to the Mexican faith and to give up their slaves. A conflict with Mexico soon arose, with the Texans ignoring the new laws. At the time, the Mexican president, General Santa Ana, was throwing away the promise of a democracy by becoming a dictator. Santa Ana had vowed to take control of the Texas situation. However, the Texans starting forming committees of correspondence and militia forces, which started the Texas Revolution. With Sam Houston in command of the Texan army, many small battles broke out in October 1835. Later in early 1836, the Battle of the Alamo occurred. The Alamo is an old mission in Texas that had withstood a siege that had lasted for thirteen days. The Texans were able to hold off all assaults until the last one on March 6,1836. All Texans except for the women and slaves had died and a third of the Mexican army had died. After the Battle of San Jacinto, Texas gained their independence and stayed independent for about nine years. After gaining their independence, Texas became known as the Lone Star Republic. With Texas being an independent nation, there are positives as well as negatives. Because of the grant given to Stephen Austin, who started the colony, many foreigners and Americans now lived in Texas however, after the war, Texas was still terrified of Mexico and they were in huge debt. To solve their problems, Texas turned to the United States. After many discussions and arguments, the United States agreed to annex, or add on the land, to their nation.

In 1844, the election of 1844 between democratic candidate James K. Polk and the Whig candidate Henry Clay, took place. Polk won the election and then vowed to fulfill the idea of Manifest Destiny, annex Texas, gain control of the Oregon territory, and to gain control of the New Mexican Territory, which consisted of California and current-day Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. William Becknell, a farmer from Missouri, traveled to Santa Fe with $300 worth of equipment to sell to pay back his debt to the bank. After traveling the 772 miles in sixty-two days, Becknell comes back with $6000. The second time Becknell takes the route to Santa Fe he takes more people along with him. The route that Becknell takes is later called the Santa Fe Trail.

After Congress agrees to annex Texas, conflict with Mexico starts to arise. The United States and Mexico can’t seem to agree on what the borderline for Texas is. The U.S thinks its farther south while Mexico thinks its north. Polk dispatches soldiers in the disputed area and goes before Congress and tells them Mexico has crossed the American boundary and killed our soldiers. Congress then declares war and Mexico, which starts the beginning of the Mexican War. After many American victories, the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo is signed and ends the war. The treaty states that the United States gets the Mexican Cession, which includes the New Mexican Territory and California, and Mexico receives $15 million dollars.

In 1839, a swiss immigrant, John Sutter, arrives in San Francisco, Mexico. He builds a farm and a trading post in the Central Valley. The Mexican governor at the time grants Sutter with 49000 acres of land, which Sutter uses to build a fort that later becomes the most important trading post in northern California. In 1847, Sutter hired a group of men to build a water-powered sawmill that later resulted in the discovery of gold. Sutter doesn’t tell anyone about the discovery but goes to the U.S army for help. Lieutenant William T. Sherman tells Sutter, they are unable to help him. Somehow, word of gold gets around and Sutter’s land gets overrun by claim jumpers and pioneers start moving west, toward California in hopes of finding gold. This starts The Gold Rush of 1849. Many foreigners such as the Chinese, British, Australian, and even escaped slaves and Native Americans travel to California in hopes of finding gold. Because of the many different races traveling to the United States, the nation gains a more diverse population, which greatly impacts the future generations. People didn’t just travel west to dig for gold, they also traveled west to start businesses that would get them just as much money. Levi Stratus arrived in California in 1850 as a tailor. He designed strong pants for the miners, with just his canvas. Henry Wells and William Fargo created the Wells Fargo Company for banking, mail, and also stage coach services.

The idea of Manifest Destiny, the annexation of Texas, gaining California and the New Mexican Territory, and the Gold Rush have all greatly impacted the United States nation. President James K. Polk was able to fulfill all of his goals that he had created when he took office and is greatly responsible for the large territory the United States now includes. During Polk’s presidency, there were five events that occurred that largely impacted the United States nation and those events are Oregon Country, The Republic of Texas, California and the Southwest, The Mexican War, and the American Rush West.

A Day to Never Forget

Flag flying on cloudy day

May 13, 1966.

A boy is born.

The boy quiet and kind,

But one not lost in the crowd.

A boy full of adventure.

A boy who loves his family,

And not afraid to show his sense of humor.

The downward slope with his skis became his passion.

The Colorado Mountains became his home.

The firehouse, family, and friends

Soon called the young boy back to New York.

Sports were taught, games were played, trips were taken.

The people of New York soon called to the young boy.

The boy, now a man full of courage.

A building full of danger.

The young man, however, was only able to return in the hearts of those who have lost.

George Cain

A godfather, an uncle, a brother, and a son.

A young boy, who lives in the hearts of those who will never forget.

On September 11, 2001 nineteen terrorists, part of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group, hijacked four airlines shortly after departing. Unfortunately, the hijackers were successful in flying the planes into the two World Trade Centers and one plane into the Pentagon. However, the passengers of United Airlines Flight 93, fought back against the hijackers and were able to crash the plane near Shanksville, Pennsylvania in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in one single day and 343 firefighters, including George Cain, died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

On the morning of September 11th, the New York fire department company Engine 16, Ladder 7 rushed to the World Trade Centers at the call of the North Tower being hit. The men of Ladder 7 left their truck on West Street and were then directed to evacuate the Marriott hotel, which stood between the towers. The Marriott was a 25-story building and was cut in half by the South Tower collapsing. After the North Tower collapsed, the hotel was completely demolished. All Ladder 7 firefighters were killed in the collapse of the hotel. However, the men of Engine 16 were miraculously saved. The 343 firefighters that had laid down their lives for the people of New York City will never be forgotten. They will continue to live and thrive in the hearts of all the citizens and people who continue to remember and to teach others of 9/11. 

At 7:59 am, American Airlines Flight 11 takes off from Logan International Airport with the intent of successfully leaving Boston and arriving in Los Angeles. There were 76 passengers, 11 crew members, and five hijackers on board.

At 8:14 am, United Airlines Flight 175 takes off from Logan International Airport with the intent of successfully leaving Boston and arriving in Los Angeles. There were 51 passengers, nine crew members, and five hijackers on board.

At 8:20 am and 8:42 am, both American Airlines Flight 77 and United Airlines Flight 93 take off from Washington Dulles International Airport and Newark International Airport. Flight 77 had 53 passengers, six crew members, and five hijackers on board and flight 93 had 33 passengers, seven crew members and four hijackers.

At 8:46 am, American Airlines Flight 77 is crashed into the North World Trade Center.

At 9:03 am, United Airlines flight 175 is crashed into the South World Trade Center.

At 9:37 am, American Airlines Flight 77 is crashed into the Pentagon, near Washington D.C.

At 9:59 am, the South World Trade Center collapses.

At 10:03 am, United Airlines Flight 93 crashes in Somerset County, Pennsylvania after the passengers hear about the attacks on the World Trade centers and the Pentagon.

At 10:28 am, the North World Trade Center collapses.

Those lost on September 11, 2001 live in our hearts, the hearts of those who will never forget what happened on the morning of September 11th.

Memory-Bound Chapter 2

There’s a sound. Almost like a clock ticking, but too loud and too close to be a clock. Maybe it’s a metronome keeping time with the beats. But there’s no musician. And what beats?

I crack my eyes open and the light pores in. The same beige-yellow walls and the same window. And that weird, annoying sound! I look to the right of my bed to see the heart monitor keeping beat with my heart. Oh, right, I knew that.

“Ah, Miss Julie, Welcome back,” says the short doctor who’s name I have forgotten. I continue to stare at her until she gets too uncomfortable, and starts ruffling through her papers. “So it seems that your temperature is normal, your pulse is normal, you’re all good!” the doctors smiles. I don’t smile back.

A nurse comes in–the same boy nurse as yesterday or whatever day it was when I passed out or fainted or whatever they want to call it.

“Miss Julie, it–it’s–um time for examinations,” the nurse stampers.

I look at him like he just said the sky was black. Why does he seem so scared? What exactly happened?

“It’s alright, Tyler. Just go slowly and talk to her the whole time,” instructs the short doctor.

The nurse walks over to the side of my bed and tells me to roll over so he can check my heart beat. When he is done, he goes to reach for my arm but pulls back with a look of guiltiness. “Miss, may I please see your arm? I’m must draw blood for a blood test.” I hesitate before giving him my arm.

After he is done with the examination, both the doctor and the nurse leave, however, they look more like they were two mice scurrying away from a cat.


“Good afternoon, Margie!”

“Well hello there Tyler. Do you finally have the blood samples?”

“I do,” says Tyler, “she has finally woken up–again.” Tyler hands the patient’s blood samples to the doctor. “She looks scared but brave at the same time. You know what I mean?”

“Yeah, well she probably just has Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder. Her blood is normal. Good luck,” snorts Margie.

“Thanks as always Margie!”

“Whose that?” a patient, near by, asks his nurse.

“Tyler,” the nurse answers. “His patient was in a coma when she came in and she has only been awake for an hour or two combined.”

“Really? Wow. What happened to her?” the patient asks.

“No really knows exactly. We just know that the police brought her in and she was in a coma with a few bumps and bruises.”

“Wow. Um… What’s her name again?”

“Huh?” The nurse distracted by the papers on his clipboard. “Oh his patient’s name is Julie.”


“Miss Julie?”

The terrified nurse is back. Is he here for more “examinations”? Or more tests? Or is he here to just be in the way?

“I have your blood test results back.”

Oh

I slowly sit up and face the nurse. He looks almost nervous and like a five year old little boy that did something wrong and is scared to be punished.

“So um… Miss Julie… your results came back normal,” the nurse stampers out.

I squint at him. Why is he so nervous and scared if my results came back normal? Did a different test come back with a concerning or bad result? Am I contagious with something?

I start to feel a little dizzy and weak from sitting up. I start to close my eyes but then suddenly pain spikes up my back and I scream. Everything around me goes black.