I sat fidgeting with a thread on my sleeve and tried not to make eye contact.
He had a kind voice and was thorough explaining what was going to happen.
He paused and waited for me to nod that I was ready.
His hands were large and moved skillfully.
I focused on a point on the wall and became numb to the pain.
He noticed me jump as I started feeling it again.
"We're almost done," he said.
He finished what he was there to do despite my squirming.
I could tell this was going to be sore for days.
I made it through. Fucking root canals.