Fandom: Dr. Who
Characters: 5th Doctor and Nyssa
Prompt: #98, Writer's Choice: Magic.
Author's Notes: Characters belong to the BBC.
Nyssa watched the tiny winged creatures move slowly through the air, like a ballet, leaving streams of colour in their wakes. More and more of them joined in the dance until the small meadow was awash in light and colour. "It’s beautiful, Doctor. It’s like magic," she whispered.
He knew it was a chemical reaction. The insects’ body temperatures were regulated the same way as humans; these bugs had phosphorescent perspiration. But he watched the rainbow lights dance across Nyssa’s face. The girl without a planet seemed, for the moment, to forget the loss.
He smiled and said, "Yes. Magic."