When he awoke from the operation, the first thing he noticed was the strong beating of his new heart, a sensation long absent from his chest. He sat up. He was in the same room where they had anesthetized him before the operation, except now there was a tray with food in the corner.
When he looked at it, two things happened. First, he felt his mouth water. Second, and this is when he saw the steak knife, his heart began to beat strong and fast. It was a curious sensation, accompanied by the desire to pick up the knife.