13 Feb 2018
The small town of Idris has a tradition that is as old as the town itself, The Mating Run. At the end of the last day of school, all graduating students (18 years old) and any unmated wolf that are between 18 and 21 are forced to attend the event. The Mating Run is like a big debutant ball for most. But far less fancy, held in a forest and with wolves instead of people in fine attires.
Alec Lightwood is stuck going one last time to the dreaded event, but he knows that he won't find his mate. He's sure he'll spend the rest of his life single and with the limited population of the small town of Idris, it might true. Good thing New York City is close by and Izzy and Jace have an invite to the opening of a new club and five fake IDs.
In a world where alpha, beta and omega dynamics are the norm among Shadowhunters, the Circle behaves differently during the first Circle War; the Lightwoods and others stay loyal to Valentine.
Jocelyn still betrays her mate, but Valentine keeps their children. Clary and Sebastian are raised as siblings, as children of Valentine. Alec and Isabelle grow up with them, in their flock.
"Pray for me."
After completing their bond Magnus and Alec has to face new challenges as Valentine rises again.
Kinda canon up till 2x16.
Valentine is still a huge ass monster.
First chapter is Johnathan. Malec will become a focus point in the next few chapters.
- Part 2 of Carnation