He had exactly one picture of Alec and himself, a quick shot on his phone that he’d insisted on when they’d finally made it out for their first date. […]
He hung the picture on his wall beside a picture Isabelle had given him of Alec and Jace. That one was clearer, both boys smiling and with Jace’s arm slung over Alec’s shoulders. He kept them together in his own sign of respect, because even if he hadn’t particularly liked Jace much, he understood the bond between parabatai.
Mature, post-season 1. Death isn’t the end. I love Magnus in this.
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. 🙂
I watched a couple of eps of this show and wasn’t particularly hooked. However, there’s something about Alec and his unimpressed face… Music: Walking On Sunshine (instrumental), by Katrina and the Waves.