Clary was more than surprised when she found out Alec could draw, and draw well. She was certain he didn’t believe he was good at it, nor that he meant to show her of all people, but she had caught him unaware, doodling runes and other still life drawings. Of course, when she thought about it later, it made perfect sense; Jace had told her that Alec was the one who drew his and Izzy’s runes in the places they couldn’t, and he had been the first to get them right when they were younger. And so, Clary made it her mission to get Alec doing art with her as much as possible. At first it was her dragging him along to get canvases and then buying him his own, ‘on a whim’, so he wouldn’t be bored watching her. He slowly started to get more into it, and the more his art became more complex and multidimensional, the more happy he seemed to be after their little sessions. Clary even overheard him talking to Magnus, “I don’t know how to explain it, babe, but… it helps somehow.” Magnus replied in a low voice, and she knew they were wrapped up in each other’s arms. “It’s a release, isn’t it?” There’s a pause, Alec must have nodded, before he speaks again. “I’ll have to thank Biscuit.” Alec laughed softly, and Clary backed away, not wanting to eavesdrop on their private conversation any longer. When Alec initiates one of their art sessions for the first time, she wraps him in a hug, and is even more surprised than when she found out he had natural talent as an artist, when he hugs her back.