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Q&A Malec and marriage

blacknightwolf said:Hello! I was just curious about Magnus and Alec. I know they’ve been together for years now in TDA, but I can’t remember if it was ever mentioned if they were married. Would Alec and Magnus ever get married and if they were to, would either one take the others last name? I know both of their names mean a lot to them so I was wondering what the would decide! Thanks for taking the time to look at this!

Magnus and Alec would love to get married. They’re committed to the end either way, but the reason they haven’t gotten married yet is because they decided not to until there were equal privileges and rights accorded to Downworlder-Shadowhunter marriages as there are for Shadowhunter marriages. They had this discussion in Born to Endless Night, in Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy:

“Shadowhunters can marry Downworlders,” Magnus said, “in Downworlder or mundane ceremonies. I’ve seen it happen. I’ve seen other Shadowhunters dismiss those marriages as meaning nothing, and I’ve seen some Shadowhunters bow under pressure and break the vows they made. I know you would never bow or break. I know that type of marriage would mean just as much to you. I know that any promises you made me, you would keep. But I was alive before the Accords. I sat and ate and talked with Shadowhunters about peace between our people, and then those same Shadowhunters threw away the plates I ate off because they thought I irredeemably tainted whatever I touched. I will not have a ceremony that anyone looks down on as lesser. I do not want you to have any less than the ceremony you could have had, to honor your vows to a Shadowhunter. I have had enough of making compromises in the name of trying to make peace. I want the Law to change. I do not want to get married until we can get married in gold.”

Alec was quiet, his head bowed.

“Do you understand?” Magnus demanded, feeling almost desperate. “It’s not that I don’t want to. It’s not that I don’t love you.” 

“I understand,” said Alec. He took a deep breath and looked up. “Changing the Law might take a while,” he said simply.

For instance. If Magnus and Alec were to get married, they would likely want to hyphenate their last name to Lightwood-Bane. Part of what it would mean for them to have equal privileges and rights is that their hyphenated name be considered valid by the Clave. Lightwood-Bane isn’t a Shadowhunter name. The Ascended have to pick Shadowhunter names, and there are no Shadowhunters whose names aren’t okayed by the Clave. So this means that the Clave would need to allow Alec to use the hyphenated name in order for it to be considered his official name. (If he used it against their wishes, they wouldn’t kick him out of the Nephilim, but they wouldn’t acknowledge it as a real last name.) It would also mean that Rafe would get to pick if he wanted to be Rafe Lightwood or Rafe Lightwood-Bane, as opposed to having to hew to the standard usage of Shadowhunter last names (which would mean he’d have to go by Lightwood).

An enormous part of Alec’s identity and also Magnus are wrapped up, in different ways, in their fight for equality, in their demands for recognition and not just tolerance, but rights. It’s why they head up the Downworlder-Shadowhunter Alliance and why that’s so important to both of them. In the end, that Alliance — it’s existence, and Alec’s leadership of it — is a huge part of what tips the balance of good and evil, more than any Institute or Conclave could ever do. Part of what make Alec and Magnus so well-suited (and part of what shows how much Alec has grown from a young man who often made snap judgments, and believed prejudices he’d been taught, to a warrior and defender of the marginalized) is that they’re not willing to accept compromises: when they get married, it’ll be in Shadowhunter gold and warlock blue, and it’ll be all the more fantastic and triumphant for that.

Raziel: You and your people will drink my blood and become a strong race of humans with angel blood

Jonathan: What will we be called?

Raziel: What’s your name?

Jonathan: Jonathan Shadowhunter

Raziel: 

“ and bronze to summon wicked powers.”

Sweet is what she wanted your lips to taste
tartness fizzled
on the dips
of her lips

because she knew
your tongue had been dishonest.

She watched how lies
slithered out of your perfect teeth
snuck into her ears
but without hesitation
she forgave you.

When you’d crawl in bed,
shaping your body
with hers.
She’d let go of your every mistake
because your skin felt soft,
when it was actually cracked.
And your words felt real
and your lips tasted like
strawberry starbursts.
She never told you
that was her favorite candy.

Except her teeth
began to rot,
the cavities began to hurt,
the touch of your body
started to sting
her body was rejecting you.

And the day you left,
she purged out every fucking memory,
soon sweetness became acidic
no longer craving your tongue,
just the burn from it.

—  Two Lovers (edited)
tsc books summed up (spoilers duh)
  • -tmi-
  • city of bones: what the fuck??? hot guy with tattoos??? my best friend is a rat??? mOm
  • city of ashes: family problems. umbridge 2.0 turns out to not be so bad. it's almost like the universe has something against simon lewis being human
  • city of glass: if you thought family problems were bad in the last book, oh boy you have another thing coming. actual incest happens compared to the previous incest-that-wasn't-incest. everyone is an asshole at some point except maybe baby max and yknow what happens to him
  • city of fallen angels: guESS WHOS BACK BACK BACK BACK AGAIN
  • city of lost souls: we can't even focus on the fact that clace is now happily incest-free because of what the shit going down. alec is insecure but we love him. poor amatis. alec becomes a hero yay
  • city of heavenly fire: a lot of people die. we get vague tid references and we meet mini emma and jules before the parabaDRAMA goes down. people walk in on other people doing things. we visit hell for a family vacation.
  • -tid-
  • ca: "i would literally rather be reading than doing any of this"
  • clockwork prince: more family problems also im crying and wow these parabatai are both gorgeous
  • clockwork princess: ducks and demon pox. lots of feels. tessa kicks ass.
  • -tda-
  • lady midnight: i swear that these kids were like 12 what happened why did they grow up and why are they so much cooler than me?? cristina is awesome and malcolm is not. we meet the angel that is kit. this is the book where people still thought Diana was irrelevant lmao joke's on them
  • lord of shadows: HI I DIDNT SIGN UP FOR THIS??? WHY IS MY HEART BEING RIPPPPED OUT OF MY CHEST IM CRYING LIKE EVERY OTHER PAGE except kitty that's cute. asH (morgenstern)? it's a really big damn book
  • qoaad: not even out yet but we're all probably going to die. but is clary?
  • -bonus-
  • tftsa: hi im Simon Lewis and im cool but i don't remember being cool anyways let's hear about waywood that shit is sad
  • the bane chronicles: glitter 💫 and a long line of people who aren't as cool as alec up till we meet alec. shadowhunters suck
  • tlh: we are all going to die wtf is happening with the family trEE?
  • codex: dictionary that you actually enjoy reading
  • twp: (chant this) KITTY KITTY KITTY (sing this) aaaaand a plus sized drusilla blackthorn with her own!! friend group!! yeS!!!
A Guide to Reading Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter Chronicles

Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter Chronicles spans over 14 years and encompasses 5 major series and 2 short stories collections and other companion novels with all those books it can be hard to figure out how to read them all so here is your guide to reading Cassandra’s Clare Shadowhunter Chronicles. There are two main ways to read the Shadowhunter Chronicles the first is by release date.
1. City of Bones (TMI 1)
2. City of Ashes (TMI 2)
3. City of Glass (TMI 3)
4. Clockwork Angel (TID 1)
5. City of Fallen Angels (TMI 4)
6. Clockwork Prince (TID 2)
7. City of Lost Souls (TMI 5)
8. Clockwork Princess (TID 3)
9. The Bane Chronicles (TBC 1 – 11)
10. City of Heavenly Fire (TMI 6)
11. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy (TFTSA 1 – 10)
12. Lady Midnight (TDA 1)
13. Lord of Shadows (TDA 2)
14. The Lost Book of the White (TEC 1)
15. Chain of Thorns (TLH 1)
16. The Black Volume of the Dead (TEC 2)
17. The Queen of Air and Darkness (TDA 3)
18. The Red Scrolls of Magic (TEC 3)
19. Chain of Gold (TLH 2)
20. Chain of Iron (TLH 3)
(The Wicked Powers trilogy has not yet been given a publication date).
The second way to read the books is in chronological order. Note that as the The Bane Chronicles and The Eldest Curses follow the life of Magnus Bane they fit in all over the timeline.
1. The Infernal Devices
2. The Last Hours
3. The Mortal Instruments
4. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
5. The Dark Artifices
6. The Wicked Powers

Julian Blackthorn from Cassandra Clare’s The Dark Artifices !

I love him because he is such a complicated character; he is so complex and kinda problematic, sometimes? he has that darker side that I would not have expected such a cinnamon roll looking character to have, and it was a pleasurable surprise!