They portalled into the loft, bags laden in each hand, Magnus with a soft smile on his face whilst Alec gestured at the bag in Magnus’ hand. Or rather the teddy bear in one of the bags Magnus was currently holding. A teddy bear that was easily half their size and was definitely taller than their guest—rather, his guest, seeing that Alexander still hadn’t moved into the loft yet.
A guest Magnus had insisted on getting the teddy for.
“Seriously Magnus. Why would you get her something so big?”
Magnus ignored the words, his mind working fast at the spells he was planning on casting on said bear.
“Because it’s the perfect size Alexander.” He spun around and caught the half raised eyebrow that Alec leveled on him.
“Seriously? That thing probably weighs more than her.”
“And she will love it. Won’t you sweetheart,” Magnus crooned, causing Alec to turn around as the two of them met Madzie’s cautious eyes. She hung by the door, eyes dark and suspicious as she stared at the pristine white fluffy teddy that Magnus carried.
She looked so much like Alec had when he’d first spotted Magnus heading into the store to pick up the teddy bear, that Magnus found the corners of his mouth tilting up into a smile.
The suspicion still remained in her eyes, but she returned his smile, tentatively.
Magnus spun around and crowed. “See? She loves it.”
Alec snorted. “She’s smiling back at you Magnus.” He gestured at the teddy and smiled. “Not at your gift.”
Magnus rolled his eyes. “But that’s because the gift isn’t ready yet.”