uh hi i'd like to hug magnus
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Fandoms: Shadowhunters (TV)
19 Apr 2019
Magnus holds Alec's face between his hands, stuttering through pleas. He's never been a coward. He's never been one who begged.
But here, now- this is the man who he loves more than he ever has before. This is the man who he gave up his magic for, the man who has reassured and supported him more than any lover in the past.
This is the man Magnus was- no, is, willing to grow old with. Though he will always have that gaping hole in his heart, will always miss his magic like he misses his own soul, he is willing to live with Alec, who understood that Magnus will always be missing that vital part of himself.
Four centuries has taught him a lot, has taught him how to guard his heart, but with Alec he never has. Their last break was in order to help Magnus' people, but Magnus had known, even then, that Alec still loved him. And for awhile, that was enough, while Magnus had other things to turn his attention to.
But now- Magnus' world is falling apart around him and Alec is the only part of it that is still standing. He can't go.
(But Alec still leaves.)