“Rightly though, it was Hardy and Miller who had the last word. The best, was saved for last. Bickering detective duo Miller and DI Alec Hardy sat on a bench, those cliffs in the background, and spikily agreed not to go for a drink together. Their irascibly affectionate double act will be much missed.”
some cute madzie+magnus+alec headcanons now that they’ve been confirmed as her dads™
magnus and alec will take her to her favorite coffee shop every sunday and madzie keeps freezing her hot cocoa every time
magnus is amused while alec’s like “honey, why do we keep taking you here when we could just go to a ice cream shop instead”
and then madzie is like “but dad this is different than just ice cream” and alec is kind of not convinced until madzie forces him to try it
after that alec’s kind of hooked on the treat too bc he secretly has a sweet tooth and spends his time licking on the huge cocoa popsicle every time they decide to visit the coffee shop again
people may or may not give them weird looks but it doesn’t matter because they’re a happy family
madzie loves to make flower crowns in the summer time from whatever she can pick up from the various places they visit through portals [magnus may or may not help her by using his magic to grow all kinds of exotic plants sometimes even in the middle of the busy new york streets and pretends to not have anything to do with it when alec looks unimpressed]
after she’s made a dozen of different types she decides to use her dads as her models for them
alec is reluctant at first but there’s nothing he wouldn’t do for his baby girl tbh so that’s how he ends up with a pink flower crown on his head for the rest of the day while magnus tells how cute he looks while wearing his own violet one
the first time madzie is allowed to spend the night at her friend’s house both magnus and alec are emotional watching her pack her little travel bag while alec already has tears in his eyes
‘’are u crying’’
‘’no im not – you know what? yes im fucking crying magnus, this is our little girl and i’m just gonna miss her so much even if it’s just for one night.’’
at this point they’re both crying silently while madzie just rolls her eyes and says ‘’cmon dads it’s just for one night stop being such crybabies’’
magnus teaching madzie magic while alec watches them fondly in the background
alec wanting to teach madzie some combat skills when she’s older so that she’ll basically have the best of both worlds with having a shadowhunter and a warlock as her dads
them tucking her into bed every night and alec giving her a kiss on the forehead while magnus gives one on her cheek
after that they shut off the lights but stay on the doorway for awhile just to watch her sleep while they both have an equally fond look on their faces
magnus then squeezes alec’s waist and is like “we did good, didn’t we”
clary rushes into the control room, pushing her red hair out of her face so that she can make eye contact with jace.
“what’s happening? have we found the sword?” she asks breathlessly, feeling a rush of air beside her and suddenly simon is by her side.
“we think so,” luke speaks up from where he is standing by the monitor, arms crossed and shoulder holster strapped and ready to go. “we’re not entirely sure, but our scouts may have pinpointed the location.”
“then we have to get it! right now!” clary replies, hand already on her seraph blade when isabelle says, “we can’t go in blind. it’s too risky.”
“isabelle, lives are at risk! we have to make sure what happened with valentine and the soul sword never happens again.”
“clary’s right. we can’t just- OH, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!” jace groans and claps a hand over his forehead at the sight of alec and magnus, who have been standing there the whole time, with their foreheads touching and arms around each other, completely ignoring the conversation.
“you guys, really?” jace urges as alec takes magnus’ face in his hands and nuzzles his nose with his own, earning an adorable giggle from magnus. “this is super cute and all, like i literally am crying on the inside because of how cute you guys are, but the world is in danger! can we just-?” they ignore him and magnus boops alec on the nose, who laughs and kisses magnus on the forehead before capturing his lips with his own, his arms around magnus’ waist with magnus’ arms wrapped around his neck.
“yeah, it’s no use trying.” simon shrugs from the corner.
“should we just….” they all look over at magnus and alec, who haven’t stopped laughing and kissing, oblivious to their surroundings. “keep going?”
“they literally were standing here, ready to hear the report, and then THIS!” jace pouts. “they cannot keep their hands off each other and it’s honestly the most adorable thing I have ever seen and I’m so happy for my parabatai and it’s like an explosion of sunshine and rainbows and hugs and love and kisses every time I see them together.”
“same.” everyone else muses in unison and continue the mission with magnus and alec canoodling in the background.
do you ever just think about how magnus and alec probably spend night after night, just talking. whether it’s stretched out on the couch, abandoned take out boxes on the coffee table, one of magnus’ favourite shows playing in the background as alec tells magnus the story of when izzy accidentally broke jace’s arm when they were younger. or whether they’re sitting out on the balcony, a fluffy blanket wrapped around them, soft music playing from inside the loft as magnus laughs when he recalls the time ragnor and him got extremely drunk and catarina had to try and get them back on their feet and through a portal before anyone noticed them. or whether they’re walking through the park, hand in hand, talking about how their day was and where they should go for their next date and joking about how they should portal away where no one can find them so they can finally get some peace. like most nights they’ll spend chatting to one another for hours and they’ll look forward to it all day, to coming home and telling each other about the awful client magnus had or the teasing alec had to put up with from his siblings. like they’re so smitten that they love just hearing each other’s voices, it’s calming, it’s a safe warm feeling in their stomach, it’s coming home after a long day.
I'm so here for the moment that max ask to magnus; are you my brother's boyfriend? and magnus looking alec like "what do I say?" then alec will take magnus' hand and he will look at max and say "yes, he is my boyfriend"
HI OMG THIS IS SO CUTE?!?!
I’m just imagining everybody decked out in their best, just hanging around, chatting before the ceremony starts. Max comes in with Robert and Maryse through the door and Alec sees him immediately. Alec leans towards Magnus, who’s talking animatedly with Jace, touches his elbow and mutters a quick “be right back” before he stalks towards the door and bends down just in time for Max to run into his arms for a hug.
“It’s your big day, isn’t it Max?” Alec leans back and surveys his younger brother while adjusting his collar, “Looking good.”
“Woah, you look like you’re dressed to impress. Did Izzy pick your suit?” Max looked at Alec, wide-eyed. Alec was taken aback for a second before letting his eyes drift back to where Magnus was and he gave a soft smile, “Come here. I’ve got someone to introduce you to.”
“Magnus, this is Max and Max, this is Magnus, who owns the house we’re currently in,” Alec introduces them as Jace rubs Max’s head affectionately. Magnus looks down with a tilt of his head and extends his hand, “Why, hello. Nice to meet you, Max. Hope you like the…place,” Magnus remarks while gesturing to the room with a wine glass in his other hand. Max reachs out for a firm handshake with a soft greeting and thanks Magnus for letting them have the ceremony at his place, to which Magnus returns a smile, “Well, you have your brother to thank as well. He helped with the decorations.”
Max looks between Alec and Magnus before something clicks in his mind, “Are you my brother’s boyfriend?” Magnus blinks in surprise as he hears Jace’s snicker in the background and looks towards Alec, who was looking just as surprised. He waits for Alec to catch his eye before raising an eyebrow, as if to say well, what are we and as Alec’s eyes grew wider, Magnus forces himself to glance back at Max and clears his throat to answer when he feels Alec step closer to him, shoulders touching and hand lingering next to his, feeling the reverberation through Alec’s body as he says, “Yes, he’s my boyfriend.”