I know ‘Magnus waiting for Alec to touch him’ is very popular but can you imagine ‘Magnus touching Alec without realizing it’? Magnus, whos so use to being able to show his affection through touch, whos already so attached to Alec that he doesn’t realize hes touching him until its already done.
They’re sitting on the couch after their first date, both dozing off to the sound of some stupid TV show, neither of them ready to admit it and depart. And Magnus’s head falls against Alecs shoulder, barely realizing it until he feels Alec stop moving, stop breathing even. Of course he jumps to apologize, trying to tell Alec that hes sorry and that doesn’t want to push him or make him feel uncomfortable and even though it wasnt anything sexual he doesnt want Alec to feel rushed.
They’re at the institute alone for the first time all day, finally having a quiet moment to themselves, and Magnus just kisses him on the cheek because Alec looks so tired and so worn out and Magnus just wants to take him home but he cant. He doesnt even realize thats probably the first time anyones kissed Alec on the cheek until he sees Alec freeze.
It happens so much in the weeks after the wedding. Magnus impulsively kissing Alec’s nose when he looks cute. Magnus cuddling into Alec’s side, playing with his fingers, reaching out to brush Alecs hair back, each time seeing Alecs shocked face and jumping to apologize but Alec just blushing and mumbles that its okay because hes been waiting for Magnus to touch him all day.