*warning* it's a lot of number... 1,5,6,7,8,9,12,13,14,16,18,20,21,24,25,26,27,28,29 and 30 for Malace pls.❤
My dear. That *is* a lot of numbers indeed.That’s like… nearly the entire list. ôo
1. Who is the most affectionate?
Mmmh… Magnus. Gentle, casual touches and caresses, playing with his Shadowhunters’ hair, soft kisses.
5. Who is most likely to carry the other?
Alec is good for carrying. Jace likes climbing on his back, though Alec gives payback by carrying him bridal-style. Occasionally, Magnus indulges in that too by playing up how much his magic exhausts him.
What is their favorite feature of their partner’s?
I headcanon it so hard that Jace is obsessed with Magnus’ lack of a bellybutton and I think that Alec really has a thing for eyes. Both, Magnus’ cat-eyes and Jace’s heterochromic eyes. What Jace loves most about Alec are his hands - the callouses from years of archery, how precise and daft they are. Magnus is a man easily pleased with his boys shirtless.
What’s the first thing that changes when they realize they have feelings for the other?
…Hard one, considering Alec has literally always been in love with Jace. And Magnus and Alec, we saw in canon. So, moving on. Jace gets more nervous and fidgety around them and his gaze lingers on them more often after he realizes that he loves Magnus and Alec, while Magnus grows fiercely protective of Jace when he realizes his own feelings.
Nicknames? & if so, how did they originate?
Legit no idea where “darling” for Alec came from in canon because he does not strike me as a “darling”. But well, to accompany that, Magnus starts calling Jace “sweetheart”. Between Alec and Jace, “parabatai” becomes a different kind of term of endearment, because it is the only possessive thing they’re free to call each other in public. Jace starts calling Magnus “Mag” to annoy him and Alec gladly joins in. Both Alec and Magnus call Jace “puppy”, out of rather obvious reasons of Jace looking like a Golden Retriever puppy.
Who worries the most?
Alec. He worries a lot. Especially about Jace after Jace died and came back and about Magnus after the whole body-hijacked-by-Valentine disaster.
Who initiates kisses?
I find this one weird, to be honest. That makes it sound like only one person initiates kisses all the time and that doesn’t sound right at all for any relationship. All three of them do.
Who reaches for the other’s hand first?
Jace and Alec for each other. It’s instinctual for the parabatai, to make them feel closer. The first time they both simultaneously reach out and grasp Magnus’ hands, the warlock doesn’t quite know how to compute that.
Who kisses the hardest?
Jace. I think he kisses with a lot of hunger, all-consuming.
Who wants to stay in bed just a little longer?
Magnus. If he had the option, he would stay in bed all day long with his Shadowhunters safely tucked beneath each other.
Who leaves little notes in the other’s one lunch? (Bonus: what does it usually say?)
Jace. I headcanon that he likes to bake when stressed or when he can’t sleep and he usually packs the results of that into lunch-boxes for Alec and Magnus. The note always reads “See you tonight”, as a promise in a way. That the three of them would always return to each other at night, that nothing was going to go wrong and separate them today.
What do their family/friends think of their relationship?
Izzy, Max and Clary really just want their brothers happy. Imogen? Really depending on the fic-idea around it, but generally I prefer supportive!Imogen. And who the fuck cares what Maryse and Robert have to say? :D Certainly not our trio.
Who is more likely to start dancing with the other?
MAGNUS. I‘m sorry, have you not seen Harry Shum Jr. dance?! He would start dancing with Jace and it would turn borderline obscene to tease Alec who does not dance at all, but enjoys the show.
Who whispers inappropriate things in the other’s ear during inappropriate times?
I already had that before, but to recap: Jace whispers filth into Alec’s ear, while Magnus knows how to make both his Shadowhunters blush in public.
Who needs more assurance?
Jace, hands down. Between Valentine’s upbringing and the fact that he enters a previously established relationship, he needs a lot of reassurance that he is indeed wanted in this relationship, that he is being loved. Neither Alec nor Magnus mind (but they would love to bring Valentine back from the grave just so they can skin him alive).
What would be their theme song?
Because the beginning screams Jalec as much as it screams Malec in the way they gave their hearts to each other, while the rest screams all three of them in the way that… they love each other and want to make it work, but they suck at communication so hard that yes, it‘s good but it’s also bent.
Who would sing to their child back to sleep?
JaceJaceJaceJaceJace. With soft piano music and have you heard Dominic Sherwood sing?
What do they do when they’re away from each other?
…Magnus opens up a portal and fixes that problem :D
one headcanon about this OTP that breaks your heart
Both Magnus and Jace feel excluded in their own ways at times and it breaks part of Alec that he doesn’t know how to fix this. Jace, because Magnus and Alec had been together first and Jace thinks that they would be happier going back to how things were. Magnus, because the parabatai bond connects Jace and Alec in a way he will never fully understand and never be a part of.
one headcanon about this OTP that mends it
THEY ADOPT MADZIE AND ARE THE BEST DADS EVER. Magnus teaches her about Magnus, Alec teaches her how to use a bow and arrow and Jace teaches her the piano!