by Morgan D. (morgandeeyue)
Shadowhunters fic. Jalec. TW: major character death, illness, graphic description of vile things, gross and questionable humor.
Summary: Jace is consumed by a mysterious illness. Alec does what he can to keep his parabatai’s mind off it.
Read it here or on AO3.
They joke about it being demon pox.
Well, it is a joke between the two of them, who know Jace hasn’t had sex with anyone other than Alec for the last fourteen years.
However, that is their most guarded secret. All most people know about Jace’s love life is that he has never married, and that in his younger days he had quite the reputation for sleeping around, not discriminating between Shadowhunters and Downworlders. So why not demons?
Alec wishes he could tell the healers the truth, so they would realize the unlikelihood of Jace catching such a vicious STD without infecting him. Granted, many of the symptoms are suspiciously similar—rapidly-spreading rash, high fever, skin sores, swollen limbs, hair loss, darkened corneas… But it has to be something else entirely.