magnus and alec being all happy and comfortable on their way back from their first date, smiling brightly, and laughing about things that aren’t funny, just because they feel so good.
alec laces his fingers through magnus’ and they look at each other for a moment, wide grins on their faces. magnus occasionally squeezes alec’s hand and alec squeezes back.
they get to magnus’ building but they’re still talking and neither of them even mentions it, they just go inside for another drink.
it’s one drink and 90 minutes later when alec realizes what time it is and that he should’ve been home like two hours ago but he just…it doesn’t really matter when he’s here with magnus, feeling the best he’s felt since… well, ever.
“i should get going…“ alec sighs, but he makes no move to get up from the couch. instead he lets himself sink deeper into the corner and tugs his feet under magnus’ legs even further.
magnus is sitting in the middle of the sofa, elbow on the backrest and legs curled up. "of course.”
alec raises an eyebrow. “d’you want me to?” he asks, but there’s little insecurity in his voice. he knows magnus doesn’t want him to. it’s a weird, new feeling for him, knowing he’s wanted. but it feels… it feels good.
magnus tilts his head and unsubtly lets his gaze drop to alec’s lips. “if it means i’m finally getting my post date kiss…” he teases. he’s trying not to smile, but the glint in his eyes betrays him.
alec chuckles, feeling his cheeks heat up. “acting like you want me to leave is not gonna get you that kiss, you know."
magnus nods thoughtfully for a few seconds, before finally letting the smile appear on his lips. "good thing i have a plan B then.”
“and what’s that?"
"well, telling you would ruin the idea, wouldn’t it?”
alec pushes himself a little more upright, just a little closer to magnus. “are you always this cryptic?"
magnus looks slightly taken aback at that, face softening a little as he stares at alec, eyes full of…something. awe, maybe. "i’m not being cryptic," he recites softly. "i’m being coy.”
alec swallows, only realizing they’d both slowly been leaning closer when he feels magnus’ breath touch his lips. magnus suddenly seems to realize too - alec can hear his breath hitch - but neither of them stops.
alec is the first one to close his eyes, for no other reason than to try to contain his smile and keep breathing with magnus’ lips brushing against his.
it feels like minutes, lips ghosting over lips, breaths mingling.
“plan B succeeded,” magnus whispers.
When people worry they cannot id as something or interact with people using that label because it "might change", it makes me think about how many LGBT+ people I know thought they were one thing and then later discovered they were another. A girl I know ided as bi until she realised she wasn't actually attracted to men, she just thought she was because it was "expected". And I know a boy who originally ided as lesbian before he found out about transness. What is important is how you feel now. :)