Title: Divine Effulgence
Characters: Clara, Door, Islington
Rating: All ages
Prompt: #479, 'Door'
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: 'Doctor Who' characters belong to the BBC, 'Neverwhere' characters to Neil Gaiman.
Author's notes: With apologies to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for mangling his verse.
Summary: Clara's escape attempt is unsuccessful.
"How did you do that?" Clara asked, as the irons restraining her snapped open.
The ragged young woman pulled her to her feet. "I told you, I'm an Opener. Come on. We need to get through the Archway before..."
She broke off, staring in horror at the figure now standing in the doorway.
"Doctor, where—" Clara began, and fell silent. While this creature certainly resembled the Doctor, its true nature was all too apparent.
"The Doctor's self, in features, form and height," she found herself muttering, as the fallen angel advanced on them. "But all disfigured with a hellish light..."