Alec loved the rain. Ever since he was a child he would love to curl up with a book and listen to the pitter patter of the rain droplets on the institute roof.
However, Alec did not like getting caught in the rain with nothing more than a sweater on.
“Take an umbrella,” Isabelle had advised him before he left, but her words fell on deaf ears. There was no way Alec was carrying an umbrella with him for the short walk to Magnus’s.
He started to regret the choice the moment he became soaked to the bone while making his way down the streets.
After a good 20 minute walk, Alec grumbled his way up the wooden steps to Magnus’s, leaving a trail of water behind him.
“Alexander?” Magnus called as the cold, wet Shadowhunter stumbled his way into the loft.
“Yeah,” he responded, while shaking his wet hair about.
Magnus padded his way into the open living room space, his lips curling into a smirk when he saw Alec.
“I look like a wet rat.” Alec stated sadly, as Magnus turned to grab a towel.
His boyfriend laughed, turning to look at him again, towel in hand.
“Well at least Chairman still likes you.” Magnus observed as the little fluff ball rubbed against Alec’s leg.
The black hair boy smiled at the small cat as Magnus wrapped the towel around him. He was grateful for the dry warmth.
“Why didn’t you bring an umbrella?” Magnus scolded him, smiling while drying his face.
“I don’t like umbrellas,” Alec said simply, slipping out of his plopping wet black sweater.
Magnus laughed and kissed his nose affectionately, “go put on something warm and dry.”
Alec wandered his way into the bedroom, throwing on a pair of sweatpants and a dry sweater. He then seized a blanket from the bed and wrapped it around himself like a cape. When he walked back into the living room he saw Magnus sitting on the brightly colored couch waiting for him.
Alec walked up and draped himself across the couch, snuggling his head on Magnus’s lap.
“Did you just put your wet hair on my lap?” Magnus said, his voice dripping with fake annoyance.
“Take pity on me, I’m cold.” Alec pouted and closed his eyes.
Suddenly he felt soft fur rub against his chin and the sound of purring filled his ears. Alec cracked his eyes open a bit and saw Chair nuzzled on his chest. He smiled at the welcomed sight.
Magnus sighed and started running his fingers through the damp locks, “it’s a good thing I love you.”
They stayed like that for a while, listening to the soft sound of rain against the window and the low purr of Chairman.
Despite being cold and wet Alec still loved the rain.