8Water Under The Bridge » Alexander Lightwood and Magnus Bane both have rough pasts and histories they'd like nothing more than to move on from. Whilst trying to do so, however, neither of them much expected to find love in an animal shelter run by the Lightwoods themselves, but sometimes life just kind of... happens. "But Alec felt so selfish when it came to Magnus sometimes."
Shadowhunters, T, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 15, words: 31k+, favs: 18, follows: 30, updated: 7/4/2019 published: 10/1/2018, [Alec L., Magnus B.]
2 Be Still My Racing Heart Wherein Jace ruining date night actually turns out pretty okay. "Izzy gave me the same talking to already, believe me, but what am I supposed to do when you won't answer your phone and I'm like, 95% convinced that you're dying?" Oh. He thought… because ALEC thought. Oh. OH. He should have known.
Shadowhunters, T, English, Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 32, follows: 12, 1/13/2019, [Alec L., Magnus B.] Jace W.
3 Christmas Miracles Upon finding out that Alec has never put up a Christmas tree before, Magnus takes it upon himself to remedy the situation as soon as humanly—warlock-y—possible. And Magnus, being Magnus, makes an entire Event of the whole affair, and it quickly turns into what is probably the best night of Alec's entire life.
Shadowhunters, K+, English, Romance & Family, words: 5k+, favs: 33, follows: 7, 12/16/2018, [Alec L., Magnus B.] Madzie
1 Theories of Love College student Magnus is in the middle of writing an English paper when he has an epiphany concerning his best friend since childhood, Alec Lightwood. "I'm writing this paper," Magnus said, as if Alec didn't already know that. "And… I just. I needed to tell you that your theory about love is right. I just… I thought you deserved to know that."
Shadowhunters, K+, English, Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 21, follows: 5, 10/28/2018, [Alec L., Magnus B.]
2 Nightmare Magnus has a nightmare related to his and Alec's first time, and when he wakes up Alec is left to make sure his boyfriend knows just how beautiful and loved he is. "It was just a nightmare, love, nothing to worry about, I promise."
Shadowhunters, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 61, follows: 22, 10/25/2018, [Alec L., Magnus B.]
Terrifying Alec and Magnus watch over their sleeping infant, and contemplate parenthood and the long road they have ahead of them. "We didn't even have the nine month warning period to get used to the idea like most normal parents do," Magnus laments, though it is all in good nature, Alec knows.
Shadowhunters, K+, English, Romance & Family, words: 2k+, favs: 20, follows: 8, 10/18/2018, [Alec L., Magnus B.]
2 Professionalism "The pleasure, Mr. Lightwood, as always, is all mine. And might I add, you do seem quite… dapper this fine day—is that a new shirt?" Magnus asked, their hands stilling, though still grasped in their handshake. Alec could see something shift in Magnus' eyes then, could see them soften, felt his energy and body itself shift from Magnus the High Warlock of Brooklyn to his boyfriend.
Shadowhunters, K+, English, Romance, words: 705, favs: 32, follows: 8, 10/13/2018, [Alec L., Magnus B.]
Everything That Matters But right now they are slow dancing together in their kitchen, and their blood is light with the ice cream they have just devoured together, and the air around them is carrying their love so delicately. And that is healing. That is hope, and it is proof that love, truly, is all that matters.
Shadowhunters, K+, English, Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 24, follows: 7, 10/7/2018, [Alec L., Magnus B.]
1 Invisibility He was only invisible, the warlock had simply meant to make his life a tad bit inconvenient for a while, not hurt him. "Magnus, call me when you get this; you're usually home way before I am, and I didn't get a text or see a note or anything, so just… let me know you're okay; send a fire message if you have to, just… I need to know you're alright, alright? I love you."
Shadowhunters, K+, English, Romance, words: 4k+, favs: 47, follows: 15, 10/3/2018, [Alec L., Magnus B.]
3 Headaches "Taking care of my boyfriend makes me happy—sue me. And anyway, what exactly would it be about cuddling and kissing you for the rest of the night that would be a loss for me?"
Shadowhunters, T, English, Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 74, follows: 19, 9/21/2018, [Alec L., Magnus B.]
Forever Changed But then the universe surprised him, and it gave him one Alexander Lightwood. And suddenly… all the centuries of hardships and heartbreak he had experienced were worth it—with one small action, one small gift, the universe made up for every absolutely shitty thing it had ever done to him. And all it had to do to make up for it all was put him on the same path as Alec, easy as that.
Shadowhunters, K+, English, Romance & Angst, words: 1k+, favs: 19, follows: 8, 9/19/2018, [Alec L., Magnus B.]
2 Silver Linings Magnus sans magic seems to have quite the penchant for losing his keys. "Babe—is everything okay?" Alec asked, his voice not rough enough to have just been roused from bed. (Which was almost a pity, Magnus thought to himself; Alec's voice was quite sexy when it was hazy with sleep.)
Shadowhunters, K+, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 22, follows: 10, 9/18/2018, [Alec L., Magnus B.]
Was It Good For You? If there was one thing Alexander should not be doing right now, it was moping—and that wasn't just Magnus' ego talking, thank you very much; it was a proven fact that moping ruined your afterglow, and if there was one thing they had earned it was basking in their afterglow. And anyway, it was interfering with their post love making routine, and Magnus simply could not have that.
Shadowhunters, T, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 20, follows: 7, 8/14/2018, [Alec L., Magnus B.]
1 The Luckiest Man "You're beautiful, Magnus Bane, and I love you. I just…" he swallowed, overwhelmed by it all, by how much Magnus was encompassing his entire being just then, taking up all the room he had in his heart, his mind, and then some, and by how much more he wanted to give to Magnus. He wondered if this was what it was like to be driven mad by love, and why he was so alright with it.
Shadowhunters, T, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 24, follows: 8, 7/18/2018, [Alec L., Magnus B.]
Favorite Place "The problem was…" Alec paused, "I'd never kissed anyone before. I was afraid you would be able to tell, and that it would make you want me less. I was afraid everyone would be able to tell, and that it would invalidate how I felt for you somehow. But I like to think I've gotten good enough at it now that no one can even begin to question my feelings for you."
Shadowhunters, K+, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 27, follows: 11, 7/4/2018, [Alec L., Magnus B.]
2 Theirs "I think we should go to bed now," Alec says then, stands up, takes his shirt off. Magnus raises an eyebrow at him as he drops the shirt to the ground, wipes at the dried blood and dirt clinging to his abdomen. And he is quite the sight like this, but he needs a bath, Magnus thinks. And he knows that Alec isn't a bath sort of person, but he thinks he can persuade him into one.
Shadowhunters, K+, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 22, follows: 10, 6/17/2018, [Alec L., Magnus B.]
2 Sweet Dreams "I… well, I always dream of you, you know," Alec continues sheepishly after a considering beat when all Magnus can seem to think of as a reply is to bring a hand to cup the side of Alec's face. "I guess I just… love you a little too much," he adds, though he brushes his nose against Magnus' to let the warlock know he is teasing.
Shadowhunters, K+, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 25, follows: 9, 6/5/2018, [Alec L., Magnus B.]
1 Goodbye, Brother It was Alec's job to kill Jace. "It's okay," Magnus soothed, rubbing circles into his back. "You did what Jace wanted."
Shadowhunters, T, English, Angst & Tragedy, words: 2k+, favs: 27, follows: 6, 6/5/2018, [Alec L., Magnus B.] Jace W., Isabelle L.
1 Distant "Alexander?" Magnus says gently, moving to stand beside Alec on the balcony instead, reaches a hand out to touch one of Alec's that is gripping tightly at the edge of the balcony; his hands are white with the strength he's using to grip at it, and Magnus isn't sure what he is more worried for: his balcony or Alec's poor fingers. "Oh, Angel," Magnus sighs, "what can I—"
Shadowhunters, K+, English, Angst & Romance, words: 684, favs: 14, follows: 9, 6/1/2018
2 Valid "No," Magnus interrupted, soundly, sternly. "You are absolutely valid, Alexander. You don't have to say the words out loud for you to be valid. You are valid because you exist."
Shadowhunters, K+, English, Romance, words: 757, favs: 19, follows: 10, 5/31/2018, [Alec L., Magnus B.]