Oh, this is such a lovely concept, thank you so much!
Maryse doesn’t mean to… well, to spy on them like this. She didn’t even mean to see them. The downworlder cabinet meeting is supposed to be done by now, and she wanted to check in with Alec. To see how it went. Everyone else has left, but there’s still a feeling in the hallway, a sense of settling, like everything has just cleared out. There’s still the feeling of coming and going.
And Alec and Magnus are a part of that. They’re lingering in the doorway, still talking, still intent, still clearly wrapped up in some last piece of business. They don’t notice her. It looks like they hardly notice that there’s anything else in their narrow perception except this conversation. She can see Magnus’s back, and most of Alec’s face. Magnus is gesturing. Alec is nodding, adding a word here and there. He’s holding his phone, frowning down at it in total concentration, but clearly invested in what Magnus is saying. He must be typing something out, making a note of something, maybe referencing something else. It’s business. They’re both serious, focused. Discussing something important.
Maryse can see the moment when it changes. It’s startlingly clear. Magnus tilts his head, makes a gesture that’s somehow… lighter than the rest have been. And everything - every single detail of Alec’s person - changes, entirely. Instantly. His eyes brighten. His face softens. His shoulders fall. His weight shifts to one foot. And he smiles. Wide, and lopsided, and horrifically sincere. He says something, and Maryse can hear Magnus laugh quietly. And Alec laughs with him. He laughs, he shuffles a little closer, he puts his hand on the side of Magnus’s neck. And he kisses Magnus’s cheek.
Maryse turns away, takes a step back around the corner. Because it was soft, and appropriate, and so devastatingly happy that the entire hallway felt lighter for it. But she wasn’t supposed to see it. She could tell, in the pit of her stomach, that it wasn’t for her. None of it was, but especially not that. She waits a few moments. Counts to five - because somehow that feels like the right thing to do. And she rounds the corner again, taking purposeful, noisy steps, so they’ll know she’s here.
But it looks like their goodbyes are already done, because Alec is still in the doorway down the hall, and Magnus is walking away from him. Walking toward her. Just a few steps away. To his credit, it looks like he makes a genuine attempt to keep his face from falling when he sees her. And he slows down, in that calculated way that makes it clear that he isn’t planning on coming to a full stop. “Maryse,” he says, a passably polite acknowledgement.
Maryse stops. She looks at him. Glances behind him, at Alec, still waiting down the hall. And she looks at Magnus again. Takes a deep breath. And smiles. “Hello, Magnus. It’s good to see you.”
-send me a character or pairing, and a prompt, and I’ll write a three-paragraph fic for you!-
is it okay to ship both jonerys and jonsa yet prefer jonsa a lil more? because BIG MOOD, i like how cute jonerys is but jonsa is just what i'm living for?!? can you maybe give me some advice on this i feel like im betraying jonsa/jonerys fandom?
of course its okay!! it’s okay to ship whatever you like however you like it!! you can ship 49% jonerys and 51% jonsa or 43.8% jonerys and 56.2% jonsa, etc. there is literally no wrong way to ship (unless you harass others but that is a different story).
as for the advice….afraid I can’t help you there. i’m getting hate from both sides of the fandom. i reblog jonsa, i annoy my jonerys followers, i reblog jonerys, i annoy my jonsa followers. i can’t win- so honestly i dont try. reblog whatever you’d like, ship whatever you’d like, like it as much as you like! its your blog, remember that. its your blog and you can do whatever you bloody well please.
As promised, here is my 500 follower post. I actually hit 500+ during the last workweek, but work is stressful and I did not have the time to do this as soon as I hit 500. So I just blocked a few porn-bots and BAM, back to 500. Take it as a Thank you, a Shameless promo, whatever you would like. Regardless of how you take it or interpret it, I would like to say thank you to everyone who thought that my shitposts were worth looking at. You guys make my life better, and I mean that. My discord and steam info is always available to my mutuals if you guys want it.
I would like to give a special shout out thank you to those of you who I recognize by name that have been following me since I pretty much made this blog:
@dylanhack > for being my first internet friend who has stayed in contact with me for well over 5 years now. I met you on tumblr so its only fair that I give you a personal shout out since you have been there since I made this blog.
@darkchunni > for being a faithful follower who I have gotten to know fairly well over the last year or so, even if we don’t talk that much, I know your blog by name so you deserve a shout out for sure as well.
@curvybars > you are a super nice person with a great blog and you have been following me for a LONG ASS TIME. I appreciate it friend. Thank you!
@crazymysterychase > I love your blog and like everyone else you have been a mutual FOREVER, I appreciate it and very much enjoy your posts!
@lihaliemikuutio > what can I say man, you’ve been here since the beginning and my activity feed is always blown up with your likes and reblogs from me. Love ya dude!
@desucorp > I recognize your name, and I think you belong up here in the special shoutout section, but I cant quite put my finger on why… So your going to be here. Thank you!
To the rest of my faithful mutuals, I love you guys too! You can always leave me a message if you want to get to know me better! Thank you for your love and support!