As soon as Magnus hears the high pitched cries that pierce through the night, he knew there was no going back to bed. Alec returned home late last night, exhausted from the recent demon attack in Central Park that most of the Shadowhunters fought. Even after the fight, as the Head of the Institute, Alec had to go back to his office and do mountains of paperwork to keep the Shadow World a secret - and Magnus wasn’t surprised to find his husband practically dragging his feet through the door and collapsing in bed.
So, right now, Alec needs the sleep more than Magnus does. Lord knows Alec is up most nights with baby Max anyway, so Magnus pulls himself out of bed after pressing a soft kiss to Alec’s temple, and makes his way towards the baby’s room.
As predicted, little Max is crying in his crib, most likely due to the loud thunder from the storm outside.
“Shh, come here darling,” Magnus coos softly, lifting his son into his arms and rocking him back and forth gently.
Author’s Note: This has been sitting in my drafts for a long ass time but McHanzo Week finally kicked me into gear to get it done. Helped that it fit two prompts
Jesse McCree was a man who knew how to roll with the punches. Resourcefulness was a skill he had perfected over years of being on the run after he deserted from Blackwatch, and hell, even maybe before that.
This. This was not something Jesse could easily roll with.
Jesse had already torn his own room apart looking for the ring. It wasn’t a simple case of him simply forgetting where he had hidden it either. Yes, he had to have hidden it somewhere incredibly sneaky to avoid Hanzo simply coming across it, but he had checked every single nook and cranny in the room. Shit, he had even checked the ceiling tiles.
No matter how high or low Jesse looked however, the engagement ring he’d finally saved up enough money for was absolutely nowhere to be seen. He weighed his options, which were looking to be either: A) letting the cat out of the bag and asking Hanzo for his help or B) tear the entire base apart. The latter option was the one Jesse decided on, not quite ready to face the music. Hanzo always had said he was a stubborn man. Jesse just liked to prove him right time and time again.
He made it all the way to the rec room before Hanzo discovered him.
And even odder, when Mark and Kieran had come into the library, Kieran had gone immediately over to Max and picked him up, delighted by his blue skin and his tiny horns.
Max had stuck his hand into Kieran’s wavy hair and pulled. Kieran had just laughed. “That’s right, it changes color, little nixie-like warlock,” he said. “Look.” And his hair went from blue-black to blue in an instant. Max giggled.
“I didn’t know you could do that on purpose,” said Mark, who had always thought of Kieran’s hair as a reflection of his moods, uncontrollable as the tides.
“You don’t know a lot of things about me, Mark Blackthorn,” Kieran said, setting Max down.
Alec and Magnus had exchanged a look at that, the sort of look that made Mark feel as if they had reached a silent and agreed-upon consensus …
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