hi! how do you think we'll see the first declarations of ~love~ between magnus and alec on the show? both realistically, and how you personally would write it, if you were a showrunner? :^)
I got this ask like two days ago and I’ve been thinking about this. I’ve been in many fandoms, both with US tv shows and Indian tv shows. And what I’ve noticed is that love confessions aka the ‘I LOVE YOU’, in Tellywood are always overdramatized, it’s just a thing we do. But this is also the same in US TV shows, it’s like people go out of their way to come up with this elaborate scheme , with flowers and romantic music and all that just to say I love you. Is that even realistic? Do most couples plan out a perfect proposal setting just to say I love you.
And it got me thinking, that I don’t think i’d want it like that for Magnus and Alec. Everything about Malec has been so honest and real. And everytime I look at their relationship objectively it just seems like every ordinary relationship I’ve noticed, but the ordinariness in comparison to the over the top couples we see on television, makes their relationship so extraordinary. Malec communicate about issues, they didn’t meet one day and fall straight in love, they also didn’t meet one day and started hating on each other and then fall in love. Instead they met and slowly grew their relationship from a crush to friends to boyfriends. And it’s so realistic, and because of that I want their “confession” to be realistic.
I’d be happy to see Magnus and Alec just cooking in the loft, and Magnus/Alec gets a call that requires them to be some place and the other quickly rushes around whilst the other one is getting ready. And then in a hurry one of them kisses the other, says ‘, don’t forget we’re having dinner tonight okay, I love you, have a great day at work, bye’. And then that’ll be it. Because most real relationships, the whole i love you thing happens so normally and so I’d just want it to happen normally for Malec as well. No OTT, overdramaticisng it. Just them, just very real.