I personally cannot stop thinking about Alec telling Magnus “I don’t think I can live without you” because has anyone ever said that to Magnus? Has anyone ever told Magnus “you’re worth all my time”? Has anyone ever looked him in the eye and said “by the way, out of everyone I could possibly have, you’re the only one I want”?
I have this feeling Magnus has never had someone choose him before. Not like that. Has never been “good enough” for the prospect of forever to someone (honestly, what). Magnus Bane has been with 17,000 people in his lifetime which roughly translates to 4 people a year. Even if he spent as much time with someone else as he did with Camille, he’s still never been someone’s “I can’t live without you”. It reminds me of that pained look on his face in season 1 when he said, “marriage is a wonderful institution, not that I would know”.
And here rocks up Alec Heart-eyes Lightwood, telling him the exact words he’s probably longed to hear for centuries and that’s so beautiful and heartbreaking I might cry.
Magnus Bane deserves this kind of love and happiness. He deserves it so much. And I’m so happy Alec Lightwood is the one to give it to him.