i spend too much of my life thinking about heat leech alec lightwood getting all up in magnus’s business because he’s just so warm and broad isn’t he
so consider magnus has changed into one of those loose drapey shirts after a long day of clients bustling in and out of the loft, and he’s spread out on the couch, a book in hand, a glass of whisky on the coffee table next to him. suddenly he feels the couch dip and he shifts his book out of his line of sight to see this lanky man made of long limbs and dark hair crawling up over him, until his shirt is pulled up and alec’s head just disappears under it. he’s halfway confused and about to protest when alec’s face - which is freezing cold, despite how warm it is all through the loft - presses against his sternum and long arms are pushing to wrap around his torso and he tenses, letting out something between a huff and a chuckle.
alec settles and lets out a slow sigh, nuzzling into his skin, lips pressing a few soft kisses against the planes of his stomach. magnus can’t help but smile, laughing quietly and reaching down to press a hand into the head shaped mass under his shirt.
“you warm enough now?” he asks, rubbing his thumb in a short circle close to where alec’s ear must be.
“yeah…” alec hums against his stomach and magnus goes back to his book, a smirk pulling at his lips as a little shiver rolls through him.
The problem with Lunafreya isn’t that she’s weak, it’s that she’s got Strong Female Character syndrome.
Having cool powers and doing badass things is not a substitute for getting to know a character’s mistakes, quirks, sense of humour, blind spots, weaknesses, prejudices and pet peeves. For too long, writers have used the Strong Female Character gambit as an excuse not to give female characters three dimensional personalities and equal screentime in the narrative.
By the end of FFXV I didn’t know enough about who Luna is in day-to-day life to even picture what her dynamic with Noctis might be like. So how the hell am I supposed to buy that so much hinges on their tragic true love? It’s an especially glaring problem when contrasted with Noctis’ friendships, which by comparison are mapped out in high-definition 3D with surround sound.
Ultimately I feel like poor Luna was short-shrifted by the devs wanting to make a game about friendship and then shoehorning in a plot-central romance. Other FF games with a romantic plot focus (FFVIII, FFX) kept that front and centre from the start and worked better for it.
They could have at least let us read a couple of those damn book letters.