He had just watched two men toss balls and spheres of something—of energy—at each other. He had witnessed the destruction those energies had caused.
Josh had just witnessed magic.
But of course, everyone knew that magic simply did not and could not exist. (2.22)
"I thought there was no such thing as magic," Josh said sarcastically, and then immediately felt foolish, after what he'd just seen and experienced. (4.27)
If he breathed deeply, he could still smell the peculiar odors of… magic. That was what he had been smelling—not mint and rotten eggs, but the scent of magic. (4.36)