Author's Notes:
Written for Challenge 070: Magic at dw100.

Spoilers: The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe.

I’m not entirely happy with this one, but I haven’t been able to improve on it, so I’m posting it anyway.

Summary: Madge Arwell is facing a bleak Christmas after losing her husband to the war.

It’s her worst Christmas ever. Madge dreads having to tell her children their father won’t be coming home again, but she doesn’t want to ruin the holiday for them; if they don’t know, they can still enjoy this magical season. She wishes she could hide the truth from herself because her heart is breaking.

But terrifying and wonderful things happen that can’t possibly be real yet somehow are, and in the midst of everything, a miracle occurs. The caretaker says it’s her doing, that Reg followed her home. She doesn’t entirely understand, but that’s not important.

Her husband is alive.

The End