Chapter 1: The Light
Patient First. Middle name: Alexys Rae
Patient Surname: Huntingsworth
Patient Height: 5'3"
Patient Weight: Consistent- 96
Patient Hair co.: Black
Alexys sat at the edge of her bed, her waist length black hair dangling over the edge. She was staring at the floor, thinking hard.
"Alexys?" A voice came from outside her barred door.
"Yes?" Alexys' voice was raspy, like she had screamed for days on end. But it was just a simple glitch.
"It's time to see the Doctor, come."
"Alright." Alexys' thin, almost dead body drifted to the door, pulling it open with unbelievable strength. She waited silently as the nurse pulled up her hair for her.
"We must hurry, the Doctor is quite impatient today," the nurse whispered.
Alexys looked up at her with her glowing blue eyes. "I know."
"Your voice is all fixed up, Patient 10357. Please rest well." The Doctor nodded stiffly at the girl, which she returned with a small frown and walked out of the door.
"I'll be there in a moment," the nurse called. "Doctor, will you please call her Alexys? She responds so much better, and I think it's a good idea if we treat her like a-"
"A human being?" The Doctor laughed bitterly. "She's no such thing, why lead her on false pretenses? She is simply my creation, and she knows it. I have made her into a fantastic creature; She has superhuman strength, speed, man, she could run for years and never get tired. She isn't a human being, dear friend, she's a creature. An animal. A patient. I will call her by no such thing."
The nurse was incredibly astonished by his cruel words, but nodded silently and followed the girl out the door.
Alexys awoke the next morning with a curious image in her mind. She had dreamed of a place with light, filled with brilliant light. She needed to tell nurse how extraordinary it was, how she yearned to see it for herself...
Alexys got out of bed and slipped on her white pants and black tank top; the standard uniform. She pried open the door, looking into the dimly lit hallway.
"Nurse?" She whispered, her now beautiful voice echoing down the hallway. Her bare feet padded silently on the tiles as she made her way down the corridors, searching for the woman.
A groaning, grunting noise erupted from the first open door she had seen. Alexys' curious red eyes searched into the room. She gasped at the horrid sight; it was a person...or was it? The creature was sitting in the middle of the floor, tied up in a white straitjacket and feet chained to the night table.
The thing's pained red eyes stared up at her, glazed and glassy. Alexys stifled a shriek of pain.
It was a failed experiment.
Alexys now ran through the hallway, her thoughts speeding through her mind. Nurse...
"Alexys!" A woman's cry came from the other end of the hall.
"Nurse! Oh, nurse, I was searching everywhere for you!" The girl yelped, racing to the woman in less than a second.
"Alexys, what are you doing out here?! You knew I would come with your breakfast soon!"
"Oh, I know, but it couldn't wait! I had this dream, a wonderful dream. I was somewhere flooded with light, beautiful light! I was watching the light for hours, it seemed, days! It was wonderful, gorgeous!"
The nurse was astonished. Had Alexys really dreamt of the sun when she had never laid eyes on it? Was that possible?
The woman thought...Maybe the Doctor was right. Was she getting too smart? Alexys was increasingly smart, and extremely powerful. What would she do to be, as she put it, 'human?'
Chapter 2: Alex
"Nurse?" Alexys interrupted the woman's thoughts.
"What is it like?"
The woman slowly looked up into the girl's fiery eyes. "What is what like?"
"Being a human." Alexys gazed at the cold stone walls as if they were a beautiful sunrise.
"Oh, nonsense. You are a human," the nurse chided, smoothing out the girl's beautiful hair.
"No, I'm not. I'm an experiment. I'm not that naive. I know that I was made in this laboratory, and I'm not a true human. I want to know what it feels like. Not to be alive, but to feel it. Feel the pound of a heartbeat."
"Alexys, Don't be silly. You are perfect just the way you are," The nurse stuttered, fascinated by the girl's discoveries and curiosities, but dead afraid at the same time.