When a new same-sex dancing rule gets people talking, Magnus
Bane decides to take the jump from Latin to Ballroom in order to prove
that change is a good thing. Looking for a new challenge, he’s
determined to win the Ballroom Championships and be crowned victorious
in the first same-sex partnership.
Now all he needs are the right shoes, the right music, and the right partner.
is well on his way to securing another victory for his parents’
prestigious dance school, yet a new face, and surprising feelings, might
change that. When Magnus turns up, he sweeps more than dancing
traditions off their feet.
As the competition rounds heat up, and
dreams hang in the balance, can the pair prove themselves to a
worldwide audience of fellow dreamers, critics and cynics?
Alec plays the piano every day, with great talent. One night, a note
slips under his door: it’s a request from an anonymous neighbor. Before
he knows it, Alec picks up the habit of leaving his window open so his
neighbor can listen to him. Requests keep coming. Slowly, two strangers
start a conversation without words and let the music do the work for
“It’s Alec Lightwood,” He finally said, after another moment
of hesitation. Then, both sets of puppy eyes were locked on Magnus once
again and waiting for his answer. “No”. More than a few customers
turned to look at the outburst as both boys pulled away from Magnus and
simultaneously cried, “But Papa!”
Magnus Bane liked to believe he was a good father, but there were
just some requests that one could not grant their kids. For instance, a
good dad wouldn’t let their child crawl into a lion’s cage to pet the
furry kitty. Alternatively, a good dad also wouldn’t bring their kids
to a cooking class taught by the angriest chef on the Food Network.
“For $200, Alec has to kiss a boy !” shouted Lily before raising her glass of vodka.
stared at her with a frown. $200? he thought. It was a lot. He wondered
with confusion how many books it would make and could already imagine
them in his room. He really wanted those $200 now, but he didn’t know
who to kiss and even less how.
He didn’t want to kiss a stranger,
the only people whom he thought about were Jace and Magnus. His choice
was quickly made, Jace was straight and had Clary whereas Magnus had no
Alec hoped he wouldn’t mind a little kiss.
For $200, he motivated himself before standing up under the encouraging and alcoholic cries of his friends.
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