Can I please get an Alec-centric version of the "magnus introduces Alec to Cat" prompt? It was sooo amazing!
Anon, no joke, I originally wrote that prompt from Alec’s perspective, but I changed it because the Alec POV version didn’t include Magnus. So I already had this prompt written and ready to go! Thanks for giving me a chance to use it!
It’s not entirely surprising that Magnus is running late. It happens. It’s unfortunate that it’s happening now, but still. It shouldn’t be that long. It shouldn’t be a problem. And it shouldn’t be a problem that Alec isn’t waiting for him to get there. Magnus always leaves the loft unlocked when he knows Alec is coming over. It’s a standing invitation for him to show up early. Alec will let himself in, and Magnus will show up in half an hour (probably), and then they’ll go to meet Catarina. Alec opens the door, already on guard to keep the Chairman from bolting-
The loft isn’t empty. Catarina’s here. Sitting on the couch, with Chairman Meow curled up in her lap, sipping a cup of something that’s steaming and smells like a garden. She looks completely, totally at home, like she’s been here for hours. Like she lives here, and Alec is an intruder. And when she sees Alec, standing petrified in the doorway, she just gives him a calm smile. “So. This is the boyfriend.”
Alec’s mind is blank. No, not blank - just devoid of anything useful. So many pictures, so many stories, so much pressure is already attached to this woman in his mind, and now she’s… here. And Magnus isn’t. It’s just Alec, and Catarina Loss. The one person who - if she rightly figures out how horribly lacking Alec is as a boyfriend - could probably convince Magnus that he deserves better. “Magnus is running late,” he blurts. Stupidly. Uselessly.
Catarina’s smile grows. “I know.” She takes another long, slow sip. “I thought that, before he gets here, it’d be nice if you and I had a little chat.” She pats the spot next to her on the couch. “Sit with me.”
-send me a character or pairing, and a prompt, and I’ll write a three-paragraph fic for you!-