okay everyone just shut up !!
Malec guys, MALEC!!
can we fucking talk about this?? like holy shit???
Okay let me get my thoughts together
This scene literally kills me, every single time I watch it. As much as I love seeing Magnus being all coy and flirty, this damn moment is something I cherish way more than any suggestive look Magnus could throw Alec’s way.
Let me tell you.
We’ve got Magnus plainly spelling out his desires to Alec, and Alec being the adorable puppy that he is, stuttering and uncertain. Then Magnus silences him without even touching him, and says simply “I understand.”
I love this. Magnus says “I understand” immediately when Alec expresses uncertainty, he’s not trying to push him or pressure him, he doesn’t want Alec to feel uncomfortable or forced. Magnus Bane could have anything he wants, he could probably have Alec now if he truly wanted to force him, it would be easy he’s so powerful, but instead he instantly respects Alec’s boundaries and backs off the minute he starts to be uncomfortable. He’s so respectful and mindful of Alec’s situation and he wants Alec to know that he truly understands and wouldn’t ever try to force him into something if he’s not ready, he’s willing to wait as long as it takes.
Magnus Bane is so undeniably understanding and kind when it comes to Alec’s needs and wants. If Alec doesn’t give permission Magnus won’t lay a finger on him, won’t do anything other than harmlessly look and make a few shrewd comments unless Alec wants him to stop (but we all know he doesn’t). The patience of a warlock who’s as old as Magnus is a gift, he’s learned to wait, waiting is immortals do best after all.
He’s not upset that he can’t have Alec, he’s not angry with him he doesn’t try to make him feel any less than he is, he reassures him that it’s okay to be unsure and uncertain and Magnus won’t do a thing until Alec wants him to, and that’s what I adore about Magnus. He’s putting his own wants beside in favour of what Alec needs because he cares about Alec like no one ever has before (except Izzy of course) and Alec must be so relieved and shocked that someone is putting him first for once, he doesn’t have to explain himself to Magnus, doesn’t have to justify himself, he can just be himself and Magnus understands.
Guys, this is why I love malec.