alec just walking back into the institute and handing out orders like he used to and all of the other shadowhunters just accepting his leadership because, of course they would ?? he’s their leader ?? he’s the one who’s had their back on missions (and off) for years ?? and when victor tries to assert his supposed authority they all just look to alec ?? who immediately shuts him down full stop ?? beautiful. amazing. iconic
Friendly reminder that there’s no obligation to keep a Book of Shadows or write down your spells and curses. It won’t make you any less effective as a witch. Promise. Your craft doesn’t have to be neat and organized if that doesn’t ring true to you, so don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Personally, I work magic off raw emotion, gut feelings, spontaneity, and what I have available. I’m secretive and solitary and I rarely do a working the same way twice. I also don’t plan to pass my craft down to anyone since I’m firmly against having kids, so there isn’t much point to record-keeping this part of my path. Sounds like you, too? Awesome. You’re valid. Carry on with your chaotic craft.