MALEC (and some other Shadowhunters pairings/friendship) headcanon
- Alec almost always wakes up earlier than Magnus. He’ll go for his run/exercise, came back with breakfast, shower, turn on the coffee machine before finally go and wake Magnus up.
Magnus? at this time is still happily snuggling underneath his super comfy blanket and cuddling Alec’s pillow.
- One of Alec’s fav way to wake Magnus up is by lightly raking his stubble across Magnus’s bare shoulders and nuzzling/nibbling his neck.
- It’s not often that Magnus gets sick but on the rare occasion that he caught a cold/flu, he’ll be very dramatic about it.. absolutely believed that this must be it, the end is near.. Alec, I can see the light..~!
He’ll demand to be spoiled rotten
(which Alec, who really needs to learn to be more strict to his boyfriend, gladly do so)
- It’s also not often that Alec would get sick with normal flu/cold.
As he’s so used to take care of himself, he will push himself harder and getting more and more grumpier as he tries to ignore that his head is killing him and his stuffy nose makes it hard to breathe.
He will just keep on going if not for the fact that Magnus simply portal directly into the Shadowhunters meeting, casually grab and drag Alec back through the portal and back to the loft - totally ignoring any protest from the younger man (and other Clave members), magicked Alec into his comfiest boxer and threadbare t-shirt, ‘bullies’ Alec to get onto the bed and tuck him in.
Magnus is a natural nurturer, okay~.. You can’t tell me he won’t enjoy spoiling and fussing over Alec especially when the latter is sick
(Alec might complaint a lot but he loves it when Magnus fussing over him as he never had anyone that focused on taking care of him before)
- Soon, all Shadowhunters at the Institute know that whenever they have to report something unpleasant to Alec that would probably have them getting one or two arrows sticking from their backsides by the end of it; it is better for their health to make sure the High Warlock of Brooklyn is somewhere around
(preferably right next to their esteemed but also extremely scary future leader).
For only Magnus Bane could soothes down Alec Lightwood’s temper quickly (often with nothing more than just a soft sweet call of the other’s full name ‘Alexander~’ and a gentle brush of his hand against Alec’s)
- Same goes: Soon all Downworlders realize that sometimes the only way to get Magnus Bane’s help is if they could get Alec Lightwood to appeal on their behalf
(”Magnus? Why is there a neon pink werewolf crying outside the Institute, begging for me to talk to you to help him?”
“Oh, that must be Ennis. I heard he was cursed by a witch for two-timing her. Just ignore him, darling~ Smacked his nose with a newspaper or something if he comes near you.”)
- Alec never mentioned anything because he doesn’t want Magnus to worry, but (especially when he was exhausted or not feeling well) he still has nightmares of that night when Valentine activated the Soul Sword.
Sometimes it was of him running down endless hallway inside the Institute - desperately calling and searching for Magnus, occasionally catching a glimpse of his lover disappearing around darkened corners but somehow could never quite catch up to him.
Sometimes though, the dream starts with the time when they were arguing about Izzy and Raphael and Alec could only watched helplessly as his dream self keeps on shouting at Magnus and didn’t seems to noticed that Valentine suddenly appearing behind his lover with a wicked grin on his face and the sword raised high above his head, ready to swing down.
Alec usually jerks awake at this point.
- Magnus never mentioned anything but he always know whenever Alec is having a nightmare about that night - mainly because Alec will start mumbling Magnus’s name again and again while tossing and turning restlessly.. and also because Alec will be super touchy and super protective
(he wouldn’t let Magnus out of his sight and insists on following him everywhere. Oh~ the look on Meliorn’s face when Alec puts on his ‘bitch face’ and refused to leave during the Downworlder’s meeting) for couple of days after.
- Jace never gives much thought about other men’s looks. Well, obviously he notes some guys are good looking and others not so much.. but it was more of a~ passing observation, nothing like how he would take notice of girls.
Saying that however, there were times when he was still living with Magnus, he looked up and was taken aback by.. just how stunningly beautiful the warlock really is.
He looked at the way Magnus bites his lips when concentrating on making some potion or the gleeful smug looks on the warlock’s face when he so effortlessly provides solution to whatever problems Shadowhunters is having that day or the graceful way his fingers dancing as he was doing magic or how he unconsciously pouts when they have to interrupt his date with Alec for some sudden Shadowhunting matters or how his eyes went soft and wide and his voice gets all gentle and sweet whenever Alec is around..
Jace looked at all that (and more) and thought to himself: It really is no wonder why Alec was so mesmerized by Magnus from the start.
- While Izzy is Alec’s go-to when he wants to do something’s nice/sexy for Magnus, believe it or not when they are arguing and Alec wants to make up with his boyfriend back; Clary is the one he trusted (read: bullies) to spy on Magnus’s mood/finds out how he could make things better.
- Izzy is Magnus’s shopping and gossip best friend. Clary is Magnus’s baking/cooking buddy. Simon is Magnus’s minion. Catarina is Magnus’s ‘big sister’. Raphael is Magnus’s go-to when he’s sulking about Alec and wants to hide from his boyfriend
(Raphael may be the grumpiest vampire ever but Magnus knows Raphael adores him and could be count on to be on his side when Alec is being a dick)
- Alec loves peppering little kisses from the back of Magnus’s neck down the small of his back.
-It breaks Alec’s heart whenever Magnus looks so surprised each time Alec gives him a gift (it makes him more determined to show Magnus how precious and loved he truly is)
- Magnus made a rule that no matter how busy they are, they will have Date Night once every two weeks.
Once, a horde of demons and the group of Shadowhunters hunting them, crashed into the expensive restaurant where Alec and Magnus was enjoying their romantic dinner and before anyone knows how it happened, leaders to both groups found themselves facing a fire ball and deadly sharp seraph blade mere inches from their faces.
(“My boyfriend went through a lot of trouble planning our night out tonight. Are you sure you want to fight in here? Think very carefully before you answer.”
The Shadowhunter and the demon gulped down nervously at the absolute livid look on the High Warlock’s face and his partner’s blank one (which somehow makes it more terrifying) and managed to squeaked “We’re sorry..” before hightailed it out of there).
Everyone in Shadow World knows not to disturb the couple during the Power Couple’s Date Night after the incident.
- Alec really loves laying his head down on Magnus’s lap and falling asleep while Magnus playing with his hair.
- Sometimes Magnus will follow the Shadowhunters on their demon hunting and he and Alec will make it like a date (complete with hands holding and play-whispers and cheeks kisses and cutesy giggles - by this point, Jace is about to wonder how is this his life while Clary, Simon and Izzy tries to sneak a photo or two of the cute couple.).
Magnus would happily cheers Alec on when he’s fighting and yes, Alec will show off in front of his boyfriend.
- Often Alec will walk up behind Magnus and wrap his arms around him to nuzzle the side of his neck and just breathes in deeply, taking in the other’s scent.
- Only Magnus could make Alec laughs.. like really one of those hearty deep belly laughter.
- Magnus does yoga.
- Jace makes fun of it coz it’s not a ‘real’ exercise/training and everyone can do it. Magnus challenged him to do just one full session with him. Result: Jace pulled several muscles and has to stay in bed for three days.
- Alec likes helping Magnus paints his nails.. it’s strangely therapeutic.
- Most would be surprised to know this but Alec actually enjoys being romantic and gentlemanly: surprising Magnus with candlelit dinner, bringing him random flowers bouquet for no special occasion, slow dancing on the rooftop with just the stars and moon as their witness, kissing the back of Magnus’s hand and every one of his fingertips (he loves the little hitched to Magnus’s breath when he does this).
- Magnus knows that Alec is subconsciously scared that their relationship will fail like his parents’s. Magnus is determined to show Alec that he has nothing to be scared of and that Magnus would never leave Alec nor will he hurts him like Maryse and Roberts did with each other.
- They have Madzie over at the loft sometimes and the sight of Magnus being so sweet and patient when teaching the little girl makes something inside Alec’s chest ache something good.
- And the sight of Alec - all tall and strong, being so gentle and soft with Madzie makes Magnus choked with some unexplained intense feelings that sometimes he has to excused himself lest he stars tearing up in front of them.
- Sometimes when both are overly tired from the pressure of outside responsibilities and the tension is running high, they have the biggest argument about the stupidest thing.
the kind of argument that you don’t even know who was at fault, can’t even remember what started it in the first place.. all they care is to hurt the other party as only the most poisoned words could do.
Alec will storm off. Magnus will drinks until he can’t see straight anymore.
- Both sides will stay stubborn, refusing to be the first to back down (and actually thinks that the other hates him now).
- It’s weird but it’ll end up with Jace went to talk to Magnus
(“Magnus, listen. I love Alec, I’ll die for him you know that. But I’ll also be the first to admit that my boy is not exactly the sharpest tool in the box when it comes to… heart related matters. You can’t expect him to get it instantly why you are angry with him. When he’s being a jerk, tell him. Just.. tell him what you need or want..“)
and Raphael to Alec
(”Lightwood, you know what you’re getting into when you decided to be with Magnus. He might be 400 years old warlock but that doesn’t mean he’s a matured adult in any way. His instinct when he feels hurt is to lash out first.. to draw that first blood. You want him, Lightwood? The more he pushes you away, the tighter you should hold on to him..”);
with Simon as their errant boy to spy on both sides.
- Alec doesn’t like it when Magnus calls him ‘Alec’. He wants to always be Magnus’s ‘Alexander’.
- Alec found it’s easier to open up and confide in Magnus about anything that worrying him when they are in the big jacuzzi bathtub with hot bath running - Magnus holding him from behind, quiet and unassuming.
- Magnus found himself sharing about his insecurities and telling Alec of his painful past when they’re relaxing on the balcony couch at the end of the day with a glass of wine each and Alec just holding him close and safe.
- This may sounds weird but~ Alec thinks sulking!Magnus has the cutest pout on earth
(Simon called him whipped. Jace could only just shake his head sadly. Alec thinks they’re just jealous coz his lover is prettier (and more badass) than theirs)
- Alec secretly writes letters for Magnus to read after he’s gone. Hundreds… thousands of them.
The length ranges from multiple pages (of him pouring his heart out of how he never thought he would find this kind of happiness in his life, how he thought he would either die young and alone killed in a fight somewhere or he will end up living dull, straight-laced life dictated by his parents.. he writes about how Magnus doesn’t realizes that he saved Alec.. he writes about how much hopelessly in love he is with Magnus. He writes about he wished he could give Magnus the world because Magnus deserves at least that much..)
to simple silly notes (’Magnus~ I love you but baby, you just simply can’t carry a tune to save your life.’).
He writes not just on sweet happy moments between them,
but also of the sad (‘Baby, I’m sorry I wasn’t there. I’m sorry we didn’t get to you fast enough. I’m sorry you have to went through this alone. Catarina told us of your injuries and… how they hurt you. I.. I’m so sorry, sweetheart.. If you could hear me at all, it’s okay now.. Don’t be scared and open your eyes, baby.. I swear I won’t let anyone get to you again, okay? Please wake up, Magnus.. I don’t know how to go on without you.. I don’t even want to.. Iloveyouiloveyouiloveyouilovey…’)
and bitter ( ‘I’m not trying to control you or being petty and jealous. I just don’t trust him. I lack experience, yes. But I’m not stupid.. Can’t you trust me a little?’)
and frustrations (‘…sometimes.. I don’t know why..how there is even an ‘us’.. are you better off without me? Will I hurt this much if I never met you?..’).
- Unknown to him, Magnus has his own set of ‘letters for my Alexander’ too.. Coz afterall, he is immortal but not invincible.
- Jace is actually the best cook out of all of them. His secret dream is to open an eatery where his family and friends could just hang out and everyone is just happy and safe and away from all these wars and demons and evil masterminds.
- Jace and Izzy gave the shovel talk to Magnus on ‘Don’t hurt Alec or else..’
- While Raphael and surprisingly, Clary (with Simon hovering nervously in the background) were the ones that cornered Alec and gave him ‘you better treat Magnus right..’ talk.
- Alec tried to bake a cake for Magnus for their anniversary and Clary (and by proxy, Simon) offered to help him (well, Izzy offered first but since Alec loves his boyfriend and doesn’t want to poisoned him, he refuses her - much to her indignation).
The result? Well~.. lets just say when Magnus came home that evening and saw the condition of his former kitchen, he only have this to say:
“Alexander, I have never been more thankful for my magic than i am at this moment.. You know~ people been strangled for much less, sweetheart~”
- When Alec is in his clingy mode, Magnus can expect his boyfriend to randomly plastering himself to Magnus at any time of the day and refused to let go - making Magnus having to drag him everywhere like a limpet at his side/behind
(”Ok. So Mr Hunt.. you want me to summon a demon.. is there any particular one? Or are you just being curious here?”
“Uh.. Mr Bane? Um.. There’s.. I mean, are you aware there’s a really tall guy clinging to your back?”
“Hmm? Oh. Don’t worry bout him. This is my boyfriend. Isn’t he just gorgeous~?”
“Uh.. yeah.. But..um.. I’m kinda uncomfortable to have other people here?”
“Ah~.. Alexander darling.. do you mind waiting in another room? Mr Hunt here probably want me to summon a sex demoness and is feeling em-”
“Tha..That’s actually not..”
“No. Miiinneeee~~~” *snuggles closer*
“Aww~ you’re so cute! gimme a kiss! I love you~”
“I love you more~”
“No~ I love you mos-”
“Uh.. Mr Bane? Hello? I’m still her-”
*kissing noise continues*)
- When Magnus in clingy mode, he refused to let Alec going out the door without giving him all the kisses they will miss when they are apart
(”-and one kiss for when you miss me.” *kiss on Magnus’s nose* “And another coz you’re just so cute.” *kiss on Magnus’s cheek, causing him to giggle* “And here’s one when your lips feel lonely.” *a quick peck on Magnus’s lips* “And another coz your lips are so lovely” *a longer slower kiss on Magnus’s lips* “Here’s a kiss when you miss my voice” *kiss on Magnus’s earlobe* “And one for you to know you’ll be on my mind every single minute” *an affectionate wet kiss on Magnus’s forehead* “Here’s one to remind you that you belong to me” *a sharp short bite on the neck just below the Magnus’s ear causing him to gasp* “And here’s one because I belong to you too..” *soothes the bite with a little lick and a open-mouthed kiss on the reddened spot* “Here’s one for…”
*door slammed opened and Jace stormed in*
“For God’s sake Alec! We’re just gonna go meet your parents for dinner for like three hours TOP! That’s it! Seriously, guys~!”)
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So~ here’s my list of #Shadowhunters headcanons~! XD..
I have plenty more (friendship/couple) hc on #jimon #climon #sizzy #saphael #parabatai #magnus/maryse #lightwoodfamily #magnus/clary and of course #malec.. But I think this is long enough for now (this one is more malec focused..) ^^;;;
@magnusandalexander Anica~.. I am tagging you as I asked~.. hope you don’t mind :)