"Grab her!" screamed the doctor. "She'll hit the ceiling!"
A nurse jumped, quite high, and caught her by her tiny leg.
The mother started crying. The father stood there in shock.
It was all a stange dream, yet it wasn't.
Her name was Sarah and she had the atomic weight of hydrogen. They soon found out her blood contained mostly carbon dioxide.
Oh, but she was beautiful. Translucent skin that glowed in the dark. Hair of fine silk...literally.
She was the subject of great interest to scientists from all walks of life. Everyone wanted to "study Sarah." Even, or should I say especially, the military.
Sarah was the ultimate evolutionary leap...a mutation...a "magnetic reversal." She was an alien among us. Yet, she was just a baby.
Sarah moved her lips like most babies, and appeared to cry, but without sound. Finally, a very kind pediatrician with no apparent agenda other than to help Sarah suggested a frequency monitor. And sure enough Sarah was making sounds...ethereal musical sounds. The sounds most people would associate with angels as soon as they heard it.
All of the doctors concluded Sarah would only live a few weeks at most. But she fooled them all. Her development was that of a typical young human.
They skipped all the immunizations, afraid the shots would kill her, yet fearing she would contract any and every disease known to man. She did not.
Her mother learned to sew lead into her clothes, but had to be careful with Sarah's tender skin.
As she grew older, her skin began to turn from translucent to transparent. Eventually you could see her internal organs. It was fascinating. Sarah was fascinating.
On her 10th birthday, tired of being gawked at, made fun of, pitied, worshipped, Sarah asked her mother if she could be excused from the table.
"But don't you want to blow out the candles on your cake and make your wish first?" her mother asked.
Sarah smiled sweetly and shook her head 'no'.
She walked out into the backyard; took off her weighted shoes and lead-lined dress. And Sarah floated off.
Her parents ran outside screaming. Sarah looked down at them, smiling and blowing them kisses.
Unbeknownst to them, Sarah had made her birthday wish come true.