NAME: Jake Crow
ROLE IN SCHOOL: Student
TIME OF DAY: Evening
TAGGING: Karen Schmidt, Jessica Reynolds
Jake nodded at Miss Schmidt’s gesture, and moved in to take the girl’s blood pressure.
He wrapped the pad around the girl’s arm, and caught himself looking into her eyes once it was on. He caught himself, looked away and back again, and said, “Hi,” in a low voice. He took another rattled breath as the blood pressure machine did it’s thing and grimaced at the girl.
When it completed, he unstrapped it, grabbed a nearby pen-light, and said, “I just need to check your eyes.” He moved in, close to the girl’s face, shined the pen-light in her left eye, and said in a low voice, “k, can you just follow the light…?” He moved the pen-light back-and-forth and up-and-down, then switched eyes and did the same thing. At the end of it, he just stared into her eyes for a moment.
The girl thought she saw something in his eyes… Something like his pupils…`flickering’… Like they were made of liquid for a moment or something. It may have just been a trick of the pen-light shining in her eyes.
Jake caught himself again, cleared his throat and moved away.
When Miss Schmidt asked about her blood-pressure, Jake nodded and said, “Yeah, she’s good.” He grabbed a nearby water bottle, grimaced, and handed it to the girl as though to insist she drink it. “Oh, my name’s Jake by the way.”