one of my absolute favorite things is the way alec turns away from lydia and takes a look at the crowd in front of him,recognizing this is it, it’s either now or never and he makes a decision. He chooses himself; he chooses Magnus. And then Alec looks at him and Magnus is staring. So he walks down the stairs, slowly, not even once averting his eyes from Magnus (contrary to what used to happen everytime Magnus made eye contact with him).
Alec’s expression is determined, he has made a decision and he’s not backing down from it, neither he wants to and Magnus’ eyes flicker. Could Alec really be…choosing him?
And then Alec walks torwards Magnus and not even God himself could stop him in that moment, because Alec knows what he wants.
So he stands up for himself and dismisses Maryse with one simple word, grabs Magnus by the lapels and kisses him. Right in front of everyone, not caring about what anyone else will think. And Magnus melts into the kiss, chases it when Alec breaks their lips apart but respects Alec needs a break. And then Alec looks at Magnus in a daze, dives in again and kisses him. It’s passionate, it’s tender.
And it’s absolutely breathtakingly beautiful.