If Magnus is going to love Alexander (which of course he is) then he’s going to have to understand his parabatai and their bond, at least a little bit better than he does now. But he’s not entirely sure how or where to start…
Becoming parabatai takes practice. Training before the ceremony itself, physical and mental, meditation and sparring, how to move together, think together, read each other’s cues even before you can feel them.
How to live together, because if you can’t even handle being classmates, roommates, compatriots, partners, you’ll never survive being soulmates.
You have to prove you’re practically soulmates on your own before they’ll let you take the rune and make it real.
Or that’s the theory.
Sometimes they get it right.
Sometimes they don’t.
Magnus wants to know all of Alec. Even the parts that are Jace. This is stunning, a gorgeous exploration of the parabatai bond. With a helping of Michael Wayland that makes me heart hurt.