"You want me," Magnus says, "to pretend to be your boyfriend."
He sounds wholly unimpressed, and Alec has a moment of panic when he hears it out loud.
"Yes," he says. "Temporarily."
"You want me to fake date you," Magnus says flatly. It's not even a question, but more a way of really driving the point home about how dumb the idea is.
Magnus narrows his eyes.
"You do realize that this never works out well in movies, right?" he says. "Ever."
Alec feels a distinct sense of embarrassment creep up now.
Alec has come out, but that doesn't stop his parents from their continuous attempts to set him up with a nice shadowhunter girl. So, what better way to finally get them off his back, than to say he has a boyfriend? Problem solved. Except they now apparently want to meet this guy, who doesn't exist. Thankfully, Magnus Bane -- who encouraged Alec to come out in the first place, and whose silent crush on Alec is just as bad as Alec's crush on him -- is more than happy to help. Even if the night doesn't end up going entirely as planned.
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09 Jun 2017