28 Aug 2021
Being recognised is the last thing Magnus wants when he returns to his small, beachy hometown, hoping to make peace with the past he's tried so hard to forget. The universe is clearly playing some kind of cosmic joke, he thinks, when he runs into an old flame working behind the same counter he did at age eighteen.
As Magnus tries to move on from his past, there's something that keeps tugging his gaze over his shoulder. What is Alec Lightwood doing stuck in the sluggish pace of small town life?
Or: in which Magnus despises small towns, everyone has a tragic backstory, and Magnus and Alec learn that choosing themselves brings good things.
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12 Sep 2021
When Alec receives a letter from an anonymous source, he realizes that his bravery in choosing to kiss Magnus at his wedding had far more of an impact than he could have ever imagined.
After the events of the wedding and the debacle with Camille and Jace going off with Valentine, Magnus was exhausted. The last thing he expected after finally getting to bed that night was for Alec, who he was pretty sure a few hours ago had made up his mind to back out of anything with Magnus, to show up at his door with a clear intention to do nothing of the sort.
When Maryse gets the idea to set Alec up with another gay Shadowhunter to lessen the shame, Magnus goes through an array of reactions to the whole idea.
“He watched with a sadness he couldn’t define as Alec drained the last drop of his drink. A toast to the dying, he thought, and took another sip of his own. Magnus supposed Alec had stuck to their agreement: One more drink and then decide. He’d decided.”
This author’s take on the missing scene from 1x06 “Of Men and Angels”.