something about Magnus’s loft… something almost inexplicable.
Despite the frenetic decor, the hazy lighting and jars of werewolf
fangs lining dark shelves, there’s something in this space that
makes Luke calmer, makes him
forget everything that’s happening outside.
not completely sure why he accepted Magnus’s invitation to come
here after tonight’s
Downworld council meeting. He
should be on his way back to the pack, to placate them and remind
them that he has their best interests at heart. Instead…
Magnus says, handing Luke a glass of Basil Hayden’s on the rocks,
before folding himself into the loveseat across from him, a similar
glass cradled in his long fingers. He’s less severe here, the
in his spine gone. Even
though Magnus is still dressed to the nines with his sharp jacket and
gleaming rings, it’s as
if that extra layer of armor he always wears –
that Luke always wears, too – has
been removed, and
grateful for it, grateful that he’s allowed to see this.
talk for long hours into the night. They’ve
worked together before, talked before, but not like this. Magnus
distracts him from his own
the conversation away from the Clave and Valentine and Clary. They
talk about food at the Jade Wolf, and the
fact that Jace has been hanging around the Hunter’s Moon a lot.
They talk about bourbon and
scotch and if Kentucky does
it better than Scotland. And Luke, somehow,
despite the turmoil of everything
in his world right now, finds himself laughing, laughing because
Magnus is genuinely
and Magnus… he might
actually be a friend.
far later, during
the odd hours of the morning
when the only beings on the
streets are demons
stumbling under yellow
streetlights, the loft door
swings open. Luke’s surprise settles when he sees Alec trudge in,
gaze glued to the ground as he pulls his boots off and tears
his jacket off before he looks up and notices Magnus and Luke
the pink staining Alec’s cheeks, Luke
stands up. “It’s late. I
should get going,” he says as he throws back one last sip of
bourbon, feeling his blood flow warm and heavy in his veins. It’s
no secret, the relationship between the High Warlock and Alec, but
in this space, in Magnus’s loft… he
shouldn’t bear witness to it.
“Thanks for the drink,
stands too, a kind smile on
his face as he walks over to
Luke and rests
a hand on his arm. “You’re welcome in my home at any time, Luke.”
as he makes his way toward the door, how Magnus
and Alec make it work. The
Head of the Institute, the High Warlock, both men with targets on
their backs and worlds between them, somehow sharing this. Sharing a
and Jocelyn only made it as far as they did because they lived a lie,
and now… now, he feels
alone, the last remnants of
that life gone, with the only daughter he ever knew turned into a
stranger with runes carved into her skin.
hears Magnus ask as he starts
to pull the door closed.
longest,” Alec sighs, and through the shutting
doors he sees Alec fold into
Magnus’s arms, his height collapsing into Magnus as his head rests
on the warlock’s shoulders, eyes closed, the frown on his face
sweet. Sweet and rare. And in another life, Luke might have thought
it was wrong, that the lines
between their worlds needed to be clear and bold, but now? Now
he knows better. And he can’t
begrudge them their happiness if they’ve somehow managed to find it
amidst the chaos. Angel knows he’s still trying to find his own.
So, @s75@oscar-isaacs-eyelashes, remember when we were talking the other day about Oscar smoking it up in LA during the preparation for Inside Llewyn Davis and @oscar-isaacs-eyelashes was quoting that GQ story about how Oscar got shitfaced on Basil Hayden Bourbon Whiskey during filming? Well, I think Anthony Mackie was his enabler!
Take a look at this quote from above: “Oscar Isaac, who wrote a song he performs in the film, ‘Never Had,’ said he was introduced to a new whiskey, Basil Hayden, on the set. He now calls it 'the devil’s tool.’ 'I wasn’t familiar with Basil Hayden till Anthony Mackie,’ Isaac said.”
On the set? He doesn’t specify WHICH set. I bet you anything that Mackie sent him that troublemaking birthday gift just in time for Llewyn Davis shenanigans… 🥃😂😂😂