His chest hurts. His heart beats faster, he has trouble breathing. Everything Magnus described and then some, except Alec has been feeling this all of his god damned life and it’s so familiar he could scream. This isn’t about desire; it never has been. Alec has loved Jace for so long that he hardly knows who he is without this love, and it’s starting to look like he never will.
“I don’t want you to get hurt,” he says finally, and Jace smiles. It’s a small, crooked thing, and it hurts Alec to see it.
Adult, post-season 1. This is intense and proof that it’s entirely possible to ship a pairing without having seen the entire (or even most) of the canon… What can I say, I’m a sucker for this parabatai thing and Alec Lightwood’s soulful eyes. 🙂