2 magnus and alec or Magnus and max, you choose
2. “You’re too young to hate the world.”
+ anonymous said: malec prompt 160!! your writing is amazing i legit cant believe how talented you are (160. “When you love someone, you just don’t stop. Ever. Even when people stop to roll their eyes or call you crazy.. even then. Especially then!”)
Max stomps into Alec’s office, but Alec isn’t there, Magnus is. He and Max have been developing a better relationship, ever since Alec explained to Max why the way he had acted at the part was wrong and Max had apologised to Magnus.
“Hello, Max,“ Magnus says, smiling at him. “Everything okay?“
“No,“ Max says, crossing the room and sitting next to Magnus on the couch. “I hate everyone.“
Magnus chuckles at that and says, “You’re too young to hate the world.”
“Am not,“ Max says. “Especially when the world is being mean to Alec.“
Something flashes in Magnus’ eyes, but it’s gone in a blink and he nods minutely, a sort of understanding look forming on his face.
“Because he’s gay? And dating me?“
Max nods, crossing his arms across his chest, and says, “I don’t know why they do it, or how Alec handles that. I want to punch all of them every time.”
“As much as I understand the urge, that would’t do Alec any good, nor you,” Magnus says after a moment. “Your brother works very hard to be a good leader and also be able to be himself.”
“I know. It just seems so hard.“
“It is, sometimes.“
Both Max and Magnus look toward the door, finding Alec leaning against the doorframe. He crosses the distance to the couch, crouching in front of Max.
“But it’s worth it. When you love someone, you just don’t stop. Ever. Even when people stop to roll their eyes or call you crazy.. even then. Especially then! Trust me, Max, I’ve lived for years trying to fit into the box everyone wanted me to fit into, and I was miserable and lonely. Having Magnus in my life, being true to myself, it’s worth handling a bunch of ignorant Shadowhunters.”
Max takes in his brother’s words, looking between him and Magnus, taking in the smiles on their faces. He might be just a kid still, but even he can see how much his brother loves Magnus, and vice versa, as well as how happier Alec’s been. He doesn’t understand it all, not yet, but fighting for what is right, being strong in the face of adversity, that he has been taught his whole life.
Guess growing up means realising demons aren’t the only things you’ll have to fight against.