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  1. Rec 10

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    Alec wants to fly amidst the stars. When that dream doesn't work out, he goes to space to find something else - and finds Magnus instead.

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    If there is one thing that Alec remembers vividly from growing up, it’s that he’s always been enchanted by space.

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    08 Jan 2018

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    I remember when I read this the first time I told @partnerincrime, "Urgh, I feel like this was written with me in mind," and lo, it turns out I was right. <3 <3 To quote my own comment, because I'm still sighing a little: This story brought back for me that wistful feeling of being at uni and watching Battlestar Galactica with @pic during fall and winter. A little melancholy, a little hopeful, and so much love for the tiny blip of space taken up by this universe's Alec Lightwood. <3

  2. Rec 36

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    And then, because his mind has always been a traitor, he thinks about Camille, and how Magnus has known her forever, and then he thinks about how long forever is for him and how long it is for Magnus. In a moment of cold realization that should have been creeping up on him for weeks now, Alec realizes that their definitions are different.

     

    Or five times Alec and Magnus don't talk about Magnus's immortality, and the one time they do.

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    02 Jan 2018

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Like I said in my comment: my vocabulary isn't comprehensive enough to convey the stunning exploration of commitment and family and the selflessness of love that's done in this story. How Magnus might be timeless but he is still just a man - and in the timeless trajectory of his life, Alec Lightwood is unexpected, unprecedented, a fixed point. I'm left wanting to lie down on the ground and just breathe, trying to process the vastness of the experience of love, especially the love between the two of them. An absolute favourite.

  3. Rec 32

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    At some point, Magnus and Alec have to talk. It's just, Alec doesn't quite know how.

     

    “I’m nervous,” Magnus admitted eventually. Alec reached down and found his hands and squeezed them.

    “I’m not.” He waited until Magnus looked at him again, and shook his head. “I’m not nervous, Magnus. Not about us. Never about us.”

    The look on Magnus’ face was almost awestruck, his dark eyes contemplating Alec’s until he shook his head, brushing Alec’s hair off his forehead.

    “You’re so sure,” he marveled. “So sure. And it’s not like I’m not sure, about us, about you, don’t get me wrong, but. I sometimes can’t believe you’re this sure about me.”

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    02 Jan 2018

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    Sweet and sexy and heartwarming and hopeful, not a hint of a lingering ache and a perfect soothing balm for the rushed ending of season 2. <3

  4. Rec 43

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    Set three weeks after 2x20. Alec is still careful around Magnus. Magnus takes notice.

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    28 Dec 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Absolutely beautiful and made me want to curl into a ball so I could physically protect weary soul of this story with my body. Alec’s exhaustion and uncertainty bled out of every word, as did Magnus’ hesitation - and then his subsequent resolve. And, of course, the love underlying it all.

  5. Rec *

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    It's hard to stay in the closet when the guy you had a one-night stand with two nights ago turns out to be your new partner ... but Alec will be damned if he isn't going to give it a try.

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    04 Nov 2017

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    Whenever I think about @KouriArashi and what makes her writing so compelling, I always think about this fic and the precise, brutal honesty in the way the prose is written, and how the dialogue flows so fluid and natural that I never have a single moment's doubt that this is Alec, this is Magnus even in an AU. Alec's journey in this story is so compelling and difficult to wade through because his mental and emotional landscape was portrayed so vividly that I couldn't stop my heart from racing, couldn't stop myself from feeling cracked open at the thought that it is wholly possible to love and be loved through the fissures and fractures within you.

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