I was thinking: Magnus seems like one of those people who is very
wonderful, but has spent most of his life having TERRIBLE taste when it
comes to falling in love. Don’t we all have that friend, who is lovely
and generous and kind and only falls in love with garbage jerks who hurt
I find myself wondering what it would have been like, to be one of the NYC warlocks, finding out that the leader of your people has ALLEGEDLY fallen in love with a Shadowhunter. “Maybe one of the kind of okay ones, who are nicer to downworlders, and unrelated to the more genocidal types?” Nope, the oldest Lightwood boy, scion of two Circle members. Hey, that’s terrible news! What’s that? This Lightwood person was very recently closeted and angry about it, and almost got arranged married to a lady Shadowhunter for political dynasty reasons? Even worse! Oh, and his best friend and weird tattoo soul partner is the dude who tried to implement mandatory chipping of all Downworlders so the Clave could track their every movement? NOPE NOPE NOPE
Everyone must have been having panicked conversations at Catarina’s apartment, trying to figure out what to do. Should they stage an intervention? Because OBVIOUSLY dating a Shadowhunter is a terrible idea anyway, but THIS one? Basically a cry for help! They all probably assumed that Alec was using Magnus the way that Camille used to— for money, for power, for magic for sex, for leverage, in order to piss other people off, depending on the day. If the majority of your interactions with Shadowhunters have involved egregious violations of your civil rights and/or murder, it probably wouldn’t be such a leap to assume that Alec was in it for HIMSELF and Magnus must be too lovesick to notice.
This is why a S3 where Alec gets to know the whole warlock extended family would be GREAT. Because they would expect him to be all authoritarian and sneering and obsessed with bloodlines, and instead he’s awkward and easily embarrassed and he looks at Magnus like he hung the moon. Half the time, when it’s a social event, he ends up retreating to a quiet room to play Apples to Apples with Madzie. If you stop by Magnus’s loft for morning meetings about warlock business, there is a 98% chance that Alec is either still asleep in Magnus’s bed wearing an ancient Carebears shirt (an inside joke that neither of them will explain) or he’s making big pots of coffee and putting out a plate of assorted cronuts before sinking down beside Magnus and curling into his side.
u really love ayato....