Chapter Sixxxxxxxxx, whoo hoo! Cassandra Clare owns Shadowhunters while I own Alice! Thanks guys!
"Magnus, what the fuck was that?" Alec said in anger, after the others had left for the night. Everyone was still shaken up from Alice's "spell". Alice ended up locking herself in her bedroom shortly after the demon was destroyed.
Magnus shook his head, "Alexander, watch your mouth. She is learning to control her magic." "Is she? Or is she just using us?"
"Alexander, she saved me. Surely, if she was just using us wouldn't she just let the demon slice me open like a loaf of bread?"
Alec shut his mouth. Magnus did have a point. He always did. Even if it was irrational and crazy, he was usually right.
"I'm sorry, Magnus. Just..." Alec sighed, "My heart just about stopped when that demon raised his claws. I couldn't do anything." Magnus tilted his head up to kiss Alec's cheek.
"Love, I will always be okay. Don't worry."
"I sure hope so, Magnus. I sure hope so."
It looks like you've grown stronger, my dear.
Fuck off, you almost killed my mentor.
It was all a test. To see if you weren't as strong as you claim. But it seems that you are stronger than I thought.
Alice paced back n forth, arguing with the voice that plagued her mind. She grabbed her hair, tugging it. It was driving her to the point of insanity, paranoia.
They won't always be safe, my child.
Her thoughts were interrupted by a knock at her door. "Dear, it's Magnus. May I please come in?"
"Come in, Magnus."
She looked exhausted, worn down, Magnus noticed. Her eyes were red as if she'd been crying and tired. She had bags under her eyes and in her eyes, were a cry for help.
"You look like hell."
"I just came from there."
She plopped down on her bed when Magnus did and called her to sit next to him. "I'm sorry, Magnus." Alice whispered, staring at the ceiling.
"It's not your fault, Ali-"
She interrupted, "Yes, it is. If I never came here, never broke in, none of you would be dealing with this." She bit her lip.
"Alice," Magnus started, "We deal with lots of crazy things here. Nothing is ever normal." He laughed.
"Point is, don't beat yourself over it." Magnus stared at her, "And let's fix your hair, it's all tangled again." He picked up the brush from her dresser and turned her around so her back was facing him. He gently took the hairbrush and started to brush through the tangles and knots.
"You cursed him to live his final moments in fear." Magnus stated and Alice froze up. "Being alive for several thousand years, you learn a few languages."
"He was going to kill you, Magnus. What was I going to do?" Alice asked, her voice slightly rising in pitch.
"I know. I know. I'm just saying. It needs to be controlled by you, not controlling you."
Alice stayed silent, her thoughts attacking her mind.
I'm trying. I'm trying to keep you out of harm's way. Because of me, you could die. All of you could.
Magnus felt the change in her emotion, and patted her shoulder, "You'll get it soon enough. I have faith."
He got up and started to head out of the door and called out to her, "Get ready, Alexander's making dinner."
Enchiladas were tonight's dinner for the trio, quietly sitting around the table. Alec was busying taking big bites of his dinner, quite pleased with the result. Alice slowly swirled her fork around the sauce on her plate, lost in her own private thoughts.
What do I do, what do I do, what the fuck am I going to do?
Alice quickly looked up at Magnus, thinking the warlock called her name, when really it was Alec. Which took Magnus and Alice both by surprise.
"Magnus and I want to run something by you. It's your choice, but, we just wanted to run it by you." Alec looked over at Magnus, nodding slightly. Magnus quickly wiped his mouth with a napkin and cleared his throat.
"Yes, Alice. I discussed it with Alec today while he was cooking this delicious dinner." Alice was holding her breath, internally praying.
Please just let me go, please don't say something you'll regret, just let me go. Save yourselves!
"We think it'd be best if you moved in with us. Like for a long while."
Well fuck, there it was. The one thing she prayed for, she mentally begged for, came true. A welcoming family. Wait, family?
She has a family. They're still alive. They must be! What the hell was she doing?
"I-I-I, uh…" She sputtered out, trying to compose herself.
"You don't have to make a decision right away, obviously." Alec jumped in, sensing a sudden change in the atmosphere. "You can take a couple of days to think it over." Magnus agreed, folding his hands together. "But, you've kinda grown on everyone, Magnus especially as you see." Alec gave a light-hearted chuckle.
Shit, shit, shit, you've gotta get out of here. Get out, get out, get out!
Her mind was screaming, causing her a headache. Why her?
"Excuse me, I'm not feeling too good. I'm going to bed." Alice got up from the table, hastily. "Thank you for dinner, Alec."
"Don't you think, it was kinda weird for Alice to basically run from dinner after we told her we want her to move in?"
Magnus helped put up the leftovers while Alec washed dishes.
"It's a new aspect for her, I'm assuming. The only thing I know about her family is that another warlock took her in." Magnus stated, shoving the leftovers towards the back of his fridge.
"I honestly don't know why you're so concerned, Alexander. I had to beg you and persuade you to agree with the decision."
Alec bit his tongue and looked at the warlock, "I only agreed because you seemed so eager for her to be here. Even though she almost got you kil-"
"She did not almost get me killed, Alexander!" Magnus yelled, slamming the fridge door.
"Those demons are chasing her! Thus, meaning because of her, I almost lost you!" Alec yelled back, turning around to face Magnus.
"I can take care of myself, Alec." Magnus snapped, "I've been alive a lot longer than you and will be for quite a while!"
Alec was shocked. It was as if Magnus came up and slapped him. He threw his mortality back in his face.
"I think I will sleep on the couch tonight. Goodnight, Magnus." Alec said through gritted teeth, throwing his drying towel down and heading out of the kitchen.
The house was deathly silent, besides the slamming of Magnus' and Alec's bedroom door.
See? They don't need you here. You're causing more problems than good.
Fuck off, voice.
YOU KNOW WHO I AM!
Sure do, what more do you want?
I want you to betray their trust, I want you to shatter your friendships. And come back to me.
And if I say no?
Does the name Abrin and Amethyst ring a bell? Even then, you're my child. I have dominion over you. Like I have dominion over my soldiers.
Alice felt her arms seized to the bed, her joints locking up. She tried to scream but her throat tightened, unable to get a noise out. Her back arched, her eyes rolling into the back of her head, as if something came over her.
You will do as I say.
She stood up, a grin appearing on her face.
Any guesses about who's her real parent? It's probably very obvious by now. Thanks guys!