Omg you know what would be amazing? If you would write a fanfic or something really short about malec in the alternate dimension!! for example, what happens after clary and jace leave through the portal :D let's say magnus goes back to the party and alec is there and... i dunno but reading something like this would be really cute :D
Oh, the alternate dimension Malec! I can’t believe I haven’t written anything about them yet! Thank you for requesting this anon, it was a joy to write this ^^ Now it’s not really short, but I had fun writing it ^^
I hope you’re gonna like it ^^
After closing the portal and getting rid of the demon, Magnus leaned against the wall and closed his eyes, catching his breath for a moment or so. It’s been decades since he had last used magic and making a portal like that took a big toll in him. Back in the days, it was nothing, he was able to open a portal with just a mere snap of his fingers. But, that had changed. His breathing was laboured, but the smile on his face remained. He was exhausted, yes, but he had never felt so alive. He was beyond thankful to his new Shadowhunter friend and even though the other two were long gone into their own dimension, Magnus still wished that he would be able to see her once again and thank her properly. He meant what he said earlier; she really did a lot for him. Before, his immortal life didn’t have much meaning after all of the demons were destroyed in their dimension. But, she awoke something in him.
With that on his mind and after calming down a little bit, Magnus Bane straightened his clothes and fixed his hair. Then he shook his head and took in a deep breath. After a few more moments, he decided that it would be probably for the best that he left the party, because without Clary around, it was kind of pointless for him to be there. It was true that he was quite a successful psychic reader, but he didn’t get along with most people in his life, because he was just so awkward with other people on a personal level.
He stepped out of the storage room and felt really out of place when he found himself in a room full of people, who were having fun. Well, it was a party after all and he swallowed thickly, rubbing his palms together. It was kind of pathetic really; one would think that his immortal life would teach him some social skills, but he was still as awkward as ever. Magnus’ eyes travelled around the room and he quickly looked away when he noticed that someone was observing him from the corner of the room and he cleared his throat, his face feeling hot. He was Alec Lightwood, from what Magnus could remember and he was just… to die for.
Yes, Magnus felt incredibly attracted to him, even though they had just shared a few minutes together. There was just that invisible force that was keeping him drawn to him and no matter how hard he tried to force himself to keep looking away, he quite soon found himself staring at that gorgeous, tall man. He blinked a few times and shifted from one leg to the other, trying to act as natural as possible when he noticed that the man started coming closer to him. It’s been decades since someone was last interest in him. Honestly, Magnus didn’t even know why someone like Alec would be interested, but he clearly was for some reason. They did share a drink before and from what Magnus could see, Alec was interested, right? It wasn’t just some wishful thinking.
Alec was quite disappointed that Magnus disappeared so quickly before, but his mood suddenly brightened when he saw that the man suddenly reappeared at the party. Determined not to let him get away that time, he kept his eyes focused on the other and for a moment or so, he just kept looking at him with amusement on his lips. It was obvious that Magnus saw him and from what Alec could tell, Magnus was staring at him just as bluntly and that was enough to let Alec know that Magnus was interested.
“Magnus Bane,” said Alec when he was close enough to the other and chuckled when Magnus almost jumped when he called out his name. Magnus’ stomach made a weird flop when Alec called him by his name and he turned around to him, trying to keep a straight face, but the bright flush on his face was enough to give it away; he was blushing and Alec found that kind of adorable. “We meet again,” he then added and gave Magnus one of his warmest smiles. He could see that Magnus looked kind of uncomfortable, so he decided to play it cool, but he still planned to get his message across. He was interested in him and wanted to get to know Magnus better. He did love a challenge, so he was prepared even though if the other one was going to be a though shell to crack.
“Indeed,” stammered Magnus and kept a polite tone in his voice. “Alec Lightwood, right?”
“Oh, you remembered my name,” said Alec happily and offered another bright smile to Magnus, who just awkwardly laughed. The guy’s smile was way too bright. Was remembering someone’s name really something to be so happy about? Magnus frowned, but didn’t make a comment about that. “So, how do you like the party so far?” asked Alec, kind of wanting to hear Magnus’ opinion, since he was the one who planned it.
Magnus looked around the room; before he didn’t even notice all of the details of the party, because he was busy with other things. However, now that he actually had the time to stop and take a look, his eyes widened, because the place and all of the decorations at the party were stunning, so whoever planned it must’ve put quite a lot of hard work into it. Also, everyone seemed to be having a good time, so that meant that the party was a success, right? “It’s amazing,” blurted out Magnus.
“Really?” asked Alec happily and chuckled. “I’m glad you think so. You know, I was quite worried when I was planning all of this. But people seem to be having fun and-”
“You planned this party?” asked Magnus, interrupting Alec in the process. He took another look around the room and he just stared in awe. He, himself, was a terrible at parties, so he couldn’t even see himself planning one. So, to see that just one person was able to prepare something so outstanding and amazing, impressed Magnus. “That’s amazing. I can’t even imagine how much time it took you to prepare all of this, because, I mean this is just-” he went on rumbling and then suddenly stopped talking. “Ah, sorry for rumbling so much,” he then said and looked down. Magnus had a habit to start talking a lot when he got really excited about something, or when he’d get nervous; which in this case, it was both. “I just-”
“No need to apologise,” said Alec and chuckled. “I know that it does look amazing, I’m quite good at what I do and I don’t mind the compliments,” he said proudly and Magnus almost laughed; humbleness wasn’t this guy’s virtue, was it? Then again, he was right, it did look amazing. Alec then made a short pause and bit into his lower lip; not only that he liked receiving compliments, he also found the guy’s rumbling adorable. “Plus, it’s cute,” said Alec after a while, his voice much quieter and Magnus’ eye widened, looking up just to see if he really heard that right.
“What’s cute?” asked Magnus carefully, trying not to get his hopes up too much.
“You are,” said Alec softly and Magnus’ felt his face heating up, but he had to admit it that it was a nice thing to be complimented for a change. Despite his embarrassment, he managed back a smile and then he bit into his lower lip. Alec was pleased with that reaction and he just smirked back as a response.
“You’re,” stammered Magnus and looked up at Alec, who arched an eyebrow, but didn’t say anything and waited for him to say something. So, now that it was out in the open that Alec was attracted to him, maybe it wouldn’t hurt for Magnus to tell him that he found him quite attractive as well? Not only that his magic has been dormant for years, but so was his love-life, so why not spice it up a bit? “I mean, you’re not, um, that bad looking either,” finally said Magnus and shyly smiled up at Alec.
Magnus’ little compliment made Alec smile wider than it should and he cleared his throat in attempt to wipe his stupid grin from his face, but failed miserably. His failed attempt in hiding his contempt made Magnus chuckle as well and he happily bumped into Alec with his shoulder. “Say,” started Alec after a while. “How about we get another drink? We didn’t even get the chance to properly introduce ourselves before. Besides, you kind of owe me. You crashed the party and if I weren’t there to save you then-”
Magnus’ soft laughter filled Alec’s eardrums and the older one just shook his head. Was Alec Lightwood really attempting to guilt trip him into buying him a drink? “Sure, why not?” said Magnus softly and shrugged. “One drink isn’t going to hurt anyone, right?”
After that, the two of them made their way to the bar and Magnus allowed Alec to order them both drinks. He rarely drank, so he kind of didn’t want to embarrass himself in front of Alec with his lack of knowledge in what people drank these days. “Now then,” said Alec when the bartender handed them their drinks and turned his head to Magnus, showing him that he had his all attention. “Tell me more about yourself.”
“Oh,” said Magnus, deflated. “There’s not much to tell. I’m pretty boring.”
“That can’t be true,” said Alec and grinned. “Rumour has it that you’re a pretty good psychic reader. Now, what’s that all about?”
“Just a silly hobby of mine,” muttered Magnus and emptied his glass of drink. He didn’t expect the drink to be so strong, so he made a face and Alec softly laughed; it was obvious that someone wasn’t fond of drinking. After getting rid of the horrible bitter taste of the alcohol from his mouth, Magnus wiped his lips and sighed. “See? I told you, I’m not interesting,” complained Magnus and crossed his arms on top of his chest. “The most exciting part of my life at the moment are the two cats that are waiting for me at home-”
“You own a cat?” asked Alec suddenly and straightened himself up in his chair.
“Yeah, two of them,” said Magnus and frowned, because he couldn’t understand why that made Alec look so… giddy?
“What are their names?”
“Chairman Meow and Church.”
“Creative names,” said Alec and chuckled. “You’re lucky, you know? I’ve always wanted to own a cat.”
“Define lucky,” stated Magnus bitterly. “While Chairman Meow adores me, no matter what I do, Church hates me from the bottom of his heart. He’s a grumpy little fella,” started explaining and when he realised that he was probably telling too much too quickly, he stopped talking and awkwardly looked up at Alec, who was leaned against the bar and was just happily listening to his rumbling.
“Why did you stop talking? I want to hear more,” said Alec and waggled his eyebrows.
“I feel like I said too much and-”
“Not at all,” said Alec happily and shrugged. “It’s adorable the way you talk about something you’re very passionate about. So, no, I didn’t mind it at all,” he went on by saying and Magnus just awkwardly nodded, but didn’t make a comment about it.
After talking for a bit more to Alec, Magnus finally started to open up a bit more and ended up telling the other one quite a lot of things about himself. He also learned a lot about Alec and he must’ve admitted, Alec was a fascinating person. Magnus envied his courage and his way with words, because everything that came out of his mouth strangely impressed Magnus. All of that made even that harder to understand why a person like Alec would be interested in him.
“Hey, can I ask you something?” asked Magnus suddenly, the alcohol that he consumed that evening slowly making him bolder with his questions. But, he wasn’t really drunk, just enough to loosen up a little bit.
“Sure, go ahead,” said Alec and smiled.
“Earlier, when you knew that I wasn’t on the guest list,” started Magnus and looked up at Alec, who nodded and waited for him to continue. “Why did you let me in? I, um, I mean, I still don’t understand why on Earth would you be interested in me. I’m pretty plain looking.”
Alec hummed and shrugged. Once he saw something that he liked, he went after it, which was Magnus in this case. He didn’t know why, but he also felt weirdly drawn to the man and even though they had never met before, he had a feeling that somewhere they had already met before. It was a strange feeling, to be honest. “When I first saw you, I thought that you were quite… magical,” said Alec. Magnus’ eyes widened and he choked on his drink.
“I don’t know how to explain it either,” said Alec and chuckled when he saw the expression on Magnus’ face. “Something drew me towards you,” he then went on by saying and he made a short pause. “It feels like our meeting was…”
“Destined?” asked Magnus quietly and Alec quickly nodded. “Yeah, I know what you mean,” he then stammered and cleared his throat. His eyes then travelled down and his body stiffened when he felt Alec’s leg gently bumping into his and a shy smile spread across his face when he felt the younger one placing his fingers on top of his hand. He merely grazed the back of his palm with his fingertips, but the place that he touched him tingled and he pressed his lips together.
“Can I get your number?” asked Alec. “I’d like to take you out on a proper date, sometime.”
Alec’s straightforwardness amazed Magnus, but he just nodded. “Yeah, I’d like that,” he forced himself to say and Alec beamed at him. He happily handed his phone to the older one and with shaky fingers, Magnus entered his own number into Alec’s contact list, feeling his heart beating faster again once Alec leaned really close to him. Magnus returned him the phone, quite happy with himself.
“Thank you,” said Alec.
After talking for a bit more, Magnus realised that it was already getting pretty late, so he decided that it was time for him to go home. He was out later than usual and because of the events of the day, he felt even that more tired. Alec was quite disappointed when he learned that Magnus was leaving the party, but in the end he decided to walk him back home. On their way, they continued to talk about random things and joked around. Even though Magnus was tired as hell, he was happy, he had to admit that. They reached Magnus’ apartment pretty soon, so Alec stepped in front of the other and looked up, then down into Magnus’ eyes again and smiled.
“Thank you for walking me back to my apartment,” whispered Magnus and Alec nodded.
“Don’t mention it, it was my pleasure after all,” said Alec playfully and Magnus’ face heated up once again. “It’s a shame that I have to return back to the party, I’d love to spend some more time with you,” he then went on by saying Alec.
Magnus nodded, but then shrugged. “How about we meet tomorrow, for that date?” he asked with a small voice and Alec nodded.
“I’d like that. What time should I come pick you up?”
“Around seven?” asked Magnus and Alec nodded happily.
“Seven it is then,” replied Alec. Magnus’ heart fluttered with warmth when Alec took his hand back into his and leaned forward. Thinking that he was going to be kissed, Magnus closed his eyes tightly and puckered up for the kiss. While Alec was indeed thinking about going in for an actual kiss, he couldn’t resist teasing the other for a bit more, so instead of kissing Magnus’ lips, he placed a kiss onto Magnus’ cheek and the older one opened his eyes in disappointment. “Now, now, don’t look so disappointed,” said Alec playfully and winked.
Magnus gently touched his cheek. While the kiss felt nice, he really did feel disappointed. His face burned with embarrassment when Alec guessed what he was thinking and he just looked down. “I’m not. I just thought-”
“Worry not, we’ll continue tomorrow from where we left off tonight,” whispered Alec into Magnus’ ear and Magnus felt how his throat went dry and he just quickly nodded.
“That, um, sounds nice too,” he stammered and Alec nodded.
“Well then, I suppose I should leave now,” said Alec after receiving a text from Izzy, who was asking him where the hell he went. Some people were apparently looking for him at the party, so he made a step back, but the smile remained on his face. “I’ll see you tomorrow then, right?”
“Yeah,” replied Magnus happily and chuckled when Alec blew him a kiss.
“Good bye then,” muttered Alec and waved as he slowly turned around.
“Good bye and good night,” said Magnus, but doubted that Alec could hear him anymore. It was only when he finally went up to his apartment that he realised that Alec did hear him, because he received a short text, which said Good night to you too. I seriously cannot wait until tomorrow.
Magnus let out a happy sigh and threw himself onto his sofa, where Church was sleeping. The grumpy cat let out an annoyed meow, but Magnus didn’t care about that and he just squeezed his cat to his chest, even though someone clearly wasn’t too keen on that hug. “Oh, shush you grumpy fella,” whispered Magnus happily and placed a kiss on top of his cat’s head. “I just got asked out, so your bad mood isn’t going to throw me off. Right, Chairman Meow?” he then asked when he saw his other kitten coming up to him. Chairman was more than happy to be picked up into Magnus’ lap. “Ah, this is great,” he then said and softly laughed as Chairman leaned up, placing his paws onto Magnus’ chest and licked the tip of Magnus’ nose.
After a long time of being asleep, Magnus had finally woke up and he had a feeling that he was going to enjoy his life a lot more now.