Shadowhunters AU where Mal is a warlock, daughter of a greater demon(Maleficent, or ‘the dragon of hell’), therefor having three marks(I dunno if this is possible or not sue me); glowing green eyes, horns, and large wings. Her Father ran away merely a year after she was born, and she was raised by Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood, with occasional visits from Clary Fairchild, Isabelle Lightwood, Jace Herondale, Raphael Santiago and Simon Lewis. Mal, or Mallory, is very emotionally reserved, and sarcastic. However, there are those who she can speak freely to other than her adoptive family, like the young werewolf Carlos, who was raised by Luke Gray’s pack, and Jayson, the charming son of Jace Herondale. Both are very much like her siblings, and she spent most of her childhood with them. And, of course, there are very distant memories of a blue-haired girl whom used to run with them, but disappeared without a word. She is also very artistic, and has a bit of…flourish, from her adoptive Father. Her magic is usually green, for rebirth or growth, and purple, for her mysterious nature.
Carlos is scrawny, anxious, and younger and smaller than most anyone he hangs out with. But he has an incredible wit and intelligence, with as many thoughts running through his brain as there were freckles on his face. He has a scar on his ankle from where he was bitten when he was only six after being left, unguarded, in the parking lot of a bar by his Mother. Due to this, he has a rather ironic fear of dogs, and tries to use his inhuman abilities(strength, speed, turning, etc)as little as possible. He was also adopted by one of the pack members, Adam ‘the beast’, his(Shadowhunter)wife Belle, and their son Benjamin, who is also a Shadowhunter. Carlos is a very loving kid, but does get uncomfortable with physical affection, due to how his Mother used to treat him.
Jayson, or Jay, is a prodigy Shadowhunter, being the son of Jace Herondale. He’s quick, quiet on his feet, and highly athletically skilled, even before he began physical training. However, he also has his fair share of brainpower, using half of it for sarcastic quips and the other half for planning. He is usually the go-to guy for when missions go wrong, as he can think well under pressure. Although he is not very outwardly affectionate, if someone dares look at someone he cares for in the wrong way, they will regret is soon after. He also has a knack for defending those who cannot defend themselves, therefor taking quite a liking to his job.
Evelyn ‘Evie’ Fairchild is the adoptive daughter of Clary Fairchild and Isabelle Lightwood, and although she very much enjoys protecting Mundanes from the horrors of the demon world, she also loves the things most Shadowhunters have no time for. She takes after her Mother, Isabelle, and enjoys makeup and fancy clothing, even making a few items of her own, and her intelligence rivals Carlos’. After earning a grudging blessing from her parents, she was able to go to school and be a normal girl- who also suffers from demon attacks every now and then, and the fact that the Clave believes she is dead. She loves getting A’s in her classes, and helping other students out with their hair or their clothing, but often finds herself missing training with a long-haired boy in the morning, talking to a anxious werewolf after midnight simply because he couldn’t sleep, and chasing a laughing, purple-haired warlock girl around a large living room that seemed to change every other day. And she still gets to see her mothers and uncles Alec, Simon, Jace, and Magnus, but not enough to fill the growing gap in her heart. Basically, Mal, Jay and Carlos hardly have any memories of Evie because the adults were afraid that they would accidentally spill something at the time, Jay being sixteen, Mal fifteen and Carlos thirteen. They all hated it, but decided it was best. Magnus and Clary hated it the most, as it was all too familiar, and therefor had a mini plan between just them. It was a weaker spell than what was put on Clary, and so their memories will come back over time, but only in small and confusing flashes.
sO BASICALLY JAY IS EIGHTEEN NOW, MAL IS SEVENTEEN AND CARLOS IS FIFTEEN AND THEY ALL HAVE THESE WEIRD IMAGES OF A BLUE-HAIRED GIRL COMING TO THEM EVERY OTHER DAY AND ONE DAY EVIE GETS SEVERELY INJURED AFTER A SURPRISE DEMON ATTACK AND JAY PRACTICALLY SAVES HER AND INSISTS SHE GOES TO THE INSTITUTE AFTER SEEING HER FADED RUNES AND THE SERAPH BLADE IN HER HAND BUT SHE REFUSES RIGHT BEFORE PASSING OUT AND SO HE TAKES HER TO MAGNUS’, WITH SOME HELP OF CARLOS AND MAL HEALS HER AND WHEN SHE WAKES UP SHE REALIZES SHE’S IN DEEP SHIT BECAUSE SHE RECOGNIZES ALL OF THEM AND KNOWS IT’S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE MAL CONTACTS HER FATHER AND YES.
I now have at least five (5) requests to keep writing the R1 Robin Hood AU and I’m a little overwhelmed. because my stupid brain is going into the “it’s either perfection or nothing at all” mode because longer fics are not my forte.
Maybe I could just write it in atmospheric snippets or something? Because I do already have some ideas of how that particular AU universe works. Let’s break it down. We have, in the traditional archetypal roles:
Jyn Erso as Maid Marion (warlock’s daughter, petty thief, insurgent, fugitive)
Cassian Andor as Robin of Locksley (disgraced and outlawed son of local landed gentry, archer and scout, war veteran)
Bodhi Rook as Allan-a-Dayle (former royal stablemaster - horse thief, gambler, occasional minstrel)
Chirrut Îmwe as Friar Tuck (good-natured but deadly man of faith who follows the ancient ways of the Mystics)
Baze Malbus as Little John (disillusioned but oddly caring mercenary for hire, armed with a modified heavy crossbow, follows Chirrut anywhere he goes)
K-2SO as… a freed golem, who is now loyal to Cassian? How do you apply a hulking battle droid into a medieval fantasy setting without being culturally appropriative? I mean, I know golems are a pretty standard thing in generic fantasy settings, but I don’t want to be disrespectful because they’re also very strongly tied to Judaism and Kabbalah specifically. I would obviously make sure it would be tied to that context, but still. Any thoughts?
And Galen would be a hapless royal warlock forced to carry out skeevy experiments, Lyra a herbalist/healer/etc. who was loyal to the ways of the Mystics, Saw a rebellious bandit leader with noble goals but less noble methods. And so on.
(I am a little thrown whenever I think of this story’s equivalent of King John because Oscar Isaac played him in the latest film, though. :D)
What do you think? Ideas? I’m very open to collaborations.
They end up with three kids: Little One, who is a warlock, a daughter who is a Shadowhunter from the Cairo Institute, adopted after her parents die in combat, and a third daughter, who is a mundane with the Sight and eventually goes through Ascension.
Magnus is totally the cool dad. But they go to Alec for more emotional support and serious stuff.
They’re just really laid-back parents and try to avoid being cruel fathers because of their own daddy issues.
Alec decides to learn how to cook because “no Magnus we can’t steal food for five people every single night and takeout/pizza is not healthy.” So now he’s home almost every night at five cooking dinner and the kids help out and Magnus just watches and admires and gushes over his gorgeous Alexander being all domestic.
They move out of the apartment and into a townhouse. It’s super big and the kids’ rooms change pretty much every month and that has caused some problems when Alec comes home and tries to kiss the kids goodnight and runs into a massive dollhouse randomly built in the middle of the room.
MY FAVORITE: Alec develops a little bit of a swearing issue. Magnus doesn’t mind until Little One arrives and then Alec’s vocabulary problem has to go. So the Swear Jar is set up and within a month Alec has the little mason jar filled with quarters and has to take Magnus shopping. It’s never a problem after that.
Let’s take a moment to talk about Magnus and Alec starting a support group for other parents raising kids outside their “species.” It sort of starts out accidentally; just dinner with a distant cousin of Alec’s who marries a mundane with a four-year old warlock daughter and the cousin wants some tips. Then a couple weeks later Alec gets a call from a friend of the cousin who has a ten year old that was recently bitten by a werewolf. Then an associate of Magnus drops by because she just adopted an abandoned fey child. And then suddenly they’re organizing picnics in Central Park so all the parents can chat and the kids can make friends with other children growing up in similar ways.
The wind on her face had currents of coolness and warmth, of spice and sweetness, as if some portions of it had traveled from the snow-capped Andes while others had last drifted through nutmeg groves or over the heated sugar cane fields of a Caribbean isle. The brush of it against her skin was a languid, inciting caress.