The back of the creature, though wormlike in shape, looked more like a beetle. In the shimmering torchlight its elongated black carapace reflected hues of purple, red and blue. Then, slowly, the carapace split open along its length and a ridged fin, wet and glistening, rose slowly into the air along what may have been its spine.
The ridged fin trembled and coloured undulations ran along its length like waves. It was almost hypnotic to watch iridescent colours flow, change and blend, then flow again.
Calming, almost distracting; until one end of the worm swiftly raised itself into the air.