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malec fic recs

i said i’d have this up by saturday but u should know by now to never listen to a thing i sa y anyway here u go nerds


Rush by heartsdesire456 words: 9453, chapters: 1/1

Summary: After Camille opens a door Magnus never wanted to open to Alec, Magnus and Alec, who are still working out exactly what is going on, are forced to talk about some very heavy subjects.

this is literally the fluffiest thing ever oh my god it’s very domestic at the end and i love that. Also, since it was originally supposed to be simon/raphael, there’s a bit of that if you squint.


Defying Gravity by ketz words: 4800, chapters: 1/?

Summary: When Izzy and Aline suggested that Alec should join the coming Wicked cast, the idea sounded not only ridiculous, but completely absurd. All the law student wanted was a peaceful and anonymous life, free of over exposure.

But maybe, just maybe, it was time to let go of his self-set restrains. Specially if it means getting to know the intriguing Art Director of the play, right?

The first chapter sets everything up, and i’m really curious to see where the author goes with this because alec is v well written. Also there’s side aline/helen yay.


The Angel in Blue by hobbit69 words: 32949, chapters: 9/?, explicit

Summary: Homicide detective, Alec Lightwood has seen and heard it all in his eight years with the NYPD. but he never expected billionaire playboy, Magnus Bane. Magnus is a suspect in a string of prostitute homicides and Alec must walk a fine line between procedure and the overwhelming desire he feels for his prime suspect.

There are so many plot twists i’m yelling i love detective au. Also, alec and magnus have sex like every chapter in the later ones, so if you don’t like that, none of it’s plot relevant so you can just skip it. It gets v fluffy at the end, and there’s a p tiny bit of angst in the middle.


Internet Famous by kuro1neko2kun words: 9378, chapters: 12/?

Summary: Alec and Magnus are both Youtubers. They meet for the first time at Vidcon, doing a video together. The viewers (and Izzy) think they’d be a cute couple, and they awkwardly fulfill everyone’s dreams. Sort of.

I’m a p bad judge of content when it comes to youtuber au bc it’s honestly my fave, but anyway this is v cute. Alec and Magnus have mutual crushes on each other and stuff wow.


amor verus by budapestagain words: 1681, chapters: 1/?

Summary: To Alec Lightwood, family is the most important thing, above everything, including personal happiness. So when he proposed to Lydia, he wasn’t thinking of himself but the family name. Magnus Bane is a popular and successful wedding planner and when he’s hired to plan Alec’s wedding, he thinks this will just be another job.

They have to find out that sometimes the right thing to do is to follow your heart.

An au of the malec episode, with alec marrying lydia to preserve the lightwood family name or some other asinine reason. It has the usual canon side pairings


better angels by redvelvetrose1742 words: 8241, chapters: 5/?

Summary: When there’s only one active Shadowhunter in the whole crazy mess that is New York City, it’s bad.

When that one Shadowhunter is living with three adults who are cursed to never leave the Institute’s grounds, two of which hate each other, it’s very bad.

When that Shadowhunter’s happiness and even mental stability is sacrificed in the pursuit of perfection, it’s monstrous.

When that one, fourteen year old Shadowhunter is found crying in an alley by the High Warlock of Brooklyn, it’s a matter of life and death.

this is an au where maryse and robert lightwood were sentenced to never leave the institute. also, alec is their only son which means no isabelle and max but it also means that alec meets magnus earlier in his life. pls look through the tags there are a bunch of possible triggers in this.


all precious things by crownedcarl words: 12556, chapters: 2/?, explicit

Summary: Magnus has expensive taste; Alec is the prettiest face on the block.

this is basically a hooker au except magnus is still a warlock, the world of shadowhunters still exists, but our main characters are mundanes. The dub con tag is because of the whole memory alteration thing that magnus does. v well written !


Attraction by ThePenguinOfDeath words: 1650, chapters: 1/1

Summary: “I’m looking for a book.” The man smiled, his eyes turning up at the edges. Everything about him was confident – Alec was almost envious.

“Well this is the library, so you’ve come to the right place.”

i cant believe im reading librarian au,,, what has my life come to. or in which magnus is looking for a book and alec is more than happy to help.


for you are my fate by grandeur words: 1898, chapters: 1/1

Summary: Alec pretends not to notice him. Maybe this is one of those times where Magnus will take a hint and won’t grab him to go do something absolutely ridiculous. Like that time Magnus woke him up at two in the morning because he had the urge to redecorate, and oh, Alexander, darling, how do you feel about custard yellow curtains? Which. Alec didn’t even know custard yellow was a color, nonetheless that it came on curtains.

very very incredibly fluffy aaaa magnus paints alec’s nails


fake date me, alexander by mininoot words: 6119, chapters: 2/?

Summary: “Aleeec, please be my fake boyfriend?”

“No!”

“So you’ll do it?”

“I never said that.”

“But you were thinking it!”

Malec fake relationship AU. Pre-established friendship.

i love this so much. its hilarious. also the best line to sum this fic up is: “You took Grinding-101 at the age of six?”. + side simon/raphael


avarice by spun words: 36214, chapters: 4/4

Summary: “Magnus had said warlocks were avaricious, possessive beings. Well, Alec wasn’t a warlock, but he’d be damned if he let anyone touch the best thing that had ever happened to him.” The one where warlocks are being murdered, Magnus is a target, and Alec really isn’t supposed to be getting involved (but does anyway).

this may actually be my favorite malec fic ever. the writing is beautiful and the plot is amazing. also pls read everything by this author all the malec they write is absolute gold but i can’t put everything on this list.


i might make a part two later

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