The Malec Week tag game.
Answer the following questions with your headcanons for Magnus and Alec and tag 10 people to do the same.
Thanks for tagging me, katy-l-wood <3
1. Who is the little spoon?
Alec. Sometimes Alec is exhausted from training, or the ever so tiring occupation of Demon hunting, and all he wants to do is lay with Magnus, listen to his steady heartbeat and breathe in the smell of home. Sometimes Alec wakes up to find that strong arms are locked around his torso and his legs are entangled with Magnus’s, but that all soon becomes irrelevant when Magnus presses lazy kisses to the back of his neck… I’m getting ahead of myself. Anyways, Alec is 1000% the little spoon.
2. How do they cheer each other up when they are down?
When Alec is feeling down, its pretty easy to appease him. He is pacified by the gentlest things, like a hug or a lingering kiss, but Magnus finds that Alec doesn’t like to talk through his problems. When Magnus is feeling down, its tricky. Alec isn’t as experienced as Magnus is, so he isn’t the greatest at detecting these things, but when he notices, he does everything he can think of, just in case one of them might work. Magnus mentioned that he wanted to watch this movie three months ago? BAM! Attempt number one. The attempts continue until something works. Alec’s tactics are trial and error.
3. Who tends to make the first move?
Publicly, that would be Magnus. It takes a while for Alec to become comfortable with public displays of affection, and a while longer to stop caring all together. At home, Alec feels more free, hidden from societal judgement, so he tends to make a move when he deems it a fit moment. He isn’t quite as shy as people think he is. Being nervous around crowds is his weakness, but take away that factor, and he has no qualms about telling Magnus exactly what he’s thinking ;)
4. Who is in charge of the remote?
Magnus, to Alec’s disapproval. One can only watch so many reality shows before one’s head explodes, according to Alec’s logic. Although, Magnus catches him humming along to one of the songs featured on The Voice that pervious night, so it seems that his watching habits aren’t as intolerable after all.
5. Who proposes?
Okay, this is a tough one that has had me thinking for a while. I wrote a wedding fic a while back so I think I’m going to stick with what I wrote and say: Magnus. Hear me out. I think, while Alec is clumsily passionate, Magnus’s emotions are channeled more directly. I think that Alec would be second guessing himself every step of the way, and there would be good reason to believe Magnus would say no, considering the pain of eventually losing Alec as a boyfriend. Plus, he’d probably think he was holding Magnus down or something. Alec is wonderful, but he isn’t always logical. I think that Magnus would be the one to make the final decision on this. I think Magnus would be the one to think, Yes. This one is the right one and I want to entrust my immortal soul to him. I want to give him every part of me that I can give while I still have him here with me. That Is why I think Magnus would propose. It would be a way to show Alec that even though he’s doubting himself, there is one person that will forever believe in him. His husband.
6. Who disciplines their children?
I think it is a mix of both, depending on the crime and the punishment. I feel that they both have different values and morals when it comes to an outlook on life, so the offence they would take to certain mishaps and misbehaviours would entirely depend on what they feel would be correct.
7. Who reads the bed time stories?
Magnus. He has the best ones to tell and he’s always been talented at weaving tales. Alec likes to listen in, sometimes getting far too lost in the story then he should be. Alec will tell a story once in a while, in Magnus’s absence. About a demon he hunted, or a foe he’d slain. Or a the story of a Warlock he fell for once upon a time.
8. How do they express their love for each other?
Alec asks Magnus how his day was and lets him rant about a particularly offending customer. Magnus hears Alec come in late at night after a hunt, snags his waist, and drags him down onto the mattress, forcing him to get some peaceful sleep. Alec makes Magnus coffee every morning with his (Alec’s) special coffee machine, regardless of how early or late Magnus wakes up (Its very seldom that Magnus is the first to wake. Alec is a horrible morning person, but he never sleeps past eight—Poor Alec).
They both use phrases like this to show their love:
Are you alright? Did you sleep well? Remember to eat, okay? How are you feeling? Come sit with me. Tell me about your day. You’re in a good mood today, whats the occasion? Whats wrong? Talk to me. I miss you. I hate when we quarrel. Come to bed. Hush now, go to sleep. I’ll be here when you wake up. *Sarcastic laugh* And they say chivalry is dead. You’re an idiot, you know that?*Groaning* I’m married to a madman!
I love you.
I love you too.
9. Who do they talk to about relationship problems?
Alec tried to go to Jace or Izzy once. Needless to say, that did not go very well. By a stroke of Luck, Alec found that Clary is a great listener and is amazing at dealing with boyfriend drama. Go figure.
Magnus goes to Catarina, because there is no one else to consider, really. She is a “take no shit” kinda thinker when it comes to relationships. She usually give Magnus a blunt answer that doesn’t really consider the repercussions. However, blunt seems to work with Alec, so Magnus goes with it.
10. What do they argue about?
Magnus has a tendency to go overboard with a lot of things, without realising how overboard he’d gone, exactly. Alec is a more closed off kind of person in public, so sometimes Magnus’s careless behaviour can make Alec extremely uncomfortable.
Alec slips up sometimes, he’s only human(ish). He mentions things regarding Camille or asks a few too many questions about sensitive parts of Magnus’s past. Magnus knows he doesn’t mean it, but enough is enough.
I have a headcanon that when Alec tells Magnus not to be jealous, Magnus, without thinking, reminds him of the end of COLS and about Alec’s jealousy which broke them apart. That time, when Alec was conspiring with Camille and being a jealous asshole, unloads a ton of guilt on Alec, making him feel like shit. If you want to see how that scene would play out (for my headcanon) I wrote a fic called, Arguments and Elevators.
11. What is their favorite thing to do when they have some alone time?
Besides the obvious kissing and stuff, they like relaxing, whether its watching television together, or cooking, or just soaking up each other’s company while they still can. Both of them have draining jobs and its blissful to get a few moments of peace.
12. Where do they prefer to go on holiday to?
Somewhere warm. Both of them resent the cold. I picture them vacationing somewhere with a sandy beach and sunny sky.
Anywhere but Peru.
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