goalie helmets


THE MALEC NETWORK:  July/August Challenge

Malec + Alternate Universe

Artwork inspired by “In the Sin Bin” by @otppurefuckingmagic​ featuring the royal blue, gold and red colours of the Blazing Angels.

As the goalie for the New York City Blazing Angels, Alec Lightwood thinks he’s finally found the team he can go all the way to the championship cup with. When his agent and financial advisor are arrested for stealing their clients’ money, Alec is forced to take on a side job doing endorsement deals, plus find a way to trust his new agent–Magnus Bane.

I’m not emotionally equipped for real hockey. (I mean, I’m not emotionally equipped for fictional hockey *either*, but tomato potato.)

Tonight’s match ended in an OT loss, and I’m pretty sure I can still feel my pulse in my toes. I’ve swallowed my own heart and probably my gall bladder at least twice. I died, gutted by my own spleen. At least we got one point out of that?!

I was not prepared for emotional investment in brutal ice sport. I was not prepared to melt a little tiny bit when (cute, unf) goalie kisses his helmet decal of his dog before each period. I did not sign up to have to hide inside my jersey because I can’t deal with the tension of a very real scoring opportunity, even when I know it’s 90% likely to be saved.

I just.

It’s been 2.5 hours. I can feel my pulse in my toes. I love it, but I was not prepared.