Now You Know | Raphael Santiago
“Raphael, what are you doing here?” You craned your neck towards him. This wedding was already a disaster. Alec was getting married to someone he didn’t even love and then your secret boyfriend had to show up.
“Relax, angel, I didn’t come for you,” Raphael laughed to himself. Of course, you knew he was just saying that because the others were around. “I came to watch over Simon.”
You rolled your eyes, sighing. “Of course you did. His seat is in between Clary and I’s if you want to go steal mine for a second.” You pointed over to the front of the aisle. The wedding had yet to start and you were feeling quite nervous, even though it wasn’t exactly your wedding. You were cramming down every piece of fruit you could, something you did when you were anxious. When you got the memo that the wedding would soon begin, you hurried off to your seat- your new seat, considering Raphael had decided to stick around longer than the usual.
Out of habit, Raphael reached over and grabbed your hand, intertwining your fingers together. And you didn’t notice it, you were already so used to Raphael giving you affection that you didn’t really think anything of it. That was until Simon’s eyes bulged out of his head as he leaned in closer to get a look at your linked fingers. You quickly pulled your hand away from the man and he too knew why.
Magnus Bane had appeared mid-wedding, causing quite the scene as well. Everyone had looked back and you and a few others knew why he was here. He was here for his precious Alexander and there was nothing anyone could do about it.
Alec looked in awe as he stared at Magnus. Magnus looked rather insecure at the way Alec was staring, considering he was about to be wedded to a beautiful wife. Alec hopped off the center and sauntered over to Magnus, pulling him by the collar and delivering a well-deserved smooch.
Everyone was stunned. It was no secret that shadowhunters messed around with downworlders, but at a wedding where everyone could see? That has never been done.
At that, Raphael reached over and grabbed your hand again. You stared at him in confusion as he slowly began to lean to your ear.
“I’m going to kiss you now, okay?” he let his lips linger against your ear for a moment.
“Wait, no, Raph- but everyone’s watching.” you quietly exclaimed.
“And that means I can’t show how much I love my girlfriend?” Raphael said a bit louder than he should have, catching a few eyes. There wasn’t much you could do at the moment. His fingers was already tangled with yours and people, including your friends, had already heard the word ‘girlfriend’ escape Raphael’s lips.
When you didn’t protest, Raphael grabbed the bottom of your chin and captured your lips with his. You could feel a blush come on, but you had to admit, it felt nice not hiding for once.
“Whoa, hold on. Slow your boat,” Simon held out his arm, pointing at the two of you. “I knew about Alec and Magnus, how come no one knew of you two?”