A/N: This is an outtake from Chapter 18/19 of my story Emeralds. I finally got around to typing it up! Enjoy!

Alec's POV

Class had finished and, as usual, I headed back to my dorm to start my homework.

I opened the dorm door and dropped my bag on my bed before pulling out my homework.

Unfortunately, I had a lot of homework to do so the earlier I started, the sooner I would finish.

Letting out a sigh, I picked up my pen and started on my maths homework.

About an hour had passed and I had finished my maths homework and I had just started on my History homework when there was a knock on the door.

I finished writing my answer to the question I was working on before I got off my bed and opened the door.

I wasn't very popular among the students here at Idris Academy – in fact, I hardly had in friends. The main reason behind that was probably because I didn't interact with many people, despite my mother and sister urging me to interact more.

I opened the door and to my surprise, I saw a vaguely familiar face – Magnus Bane. I recognized him from my Gym class. We also had free period together although we had hardly interacted until about two weeks ago.

Magnus had been very confident when we first interacted and he had straight up told me that he was interested in me.

We had gone out on a date and after that, things just seemed to pick up.

I had only ever told two people that I was gay – my sister Isabelle and my best friend, who might as well be my brother, Jace.

Magnus knew as well, since he had approached me, or maybe he just didn't care; either or, I was happy that he had approached me and made his interest in me known.

He made me happy.

"Are you just going to stand there or are you going to let me in?" Magnus asked, the hint of a smile appearing on his face.

I quickly stepped to the side so that Magnus could come into the room. Once he was clear of the door, I shut it and turned to face Magnus.

"What are you doing here?" I asked. "Don't you have homework or something?"

"I do, but I'll do it later," Magnus said. "I was simply walking down the hall and decided to come and see you."

"You saw me at the end of class," I said.

Magnus just shrugged. "Yes. I saw you. I didn't get to speak with you. We don't do much in public because you don't want others to know about your sexuality."

He was right there. I didn't really want others knowing about my sexuality. I didn't want to be judged and I didn't want to know how my parents would react. My mother was always talking about how she couldn't wait for me to bring a girl home and Dad wasn't very clear when expressing his emotions.

"So... what was I interrupting?" Magnus asked after a moment.

"My History homework," I replied, moving the papers and sitting on my bed.

Magnus moved and sat beside me. He stayed quiet for a while and simply looked at me.

All of a sudden, he moved forward and pressed his lips against mine.

'My first kiss...' I thought as Magnus reached up and placed a hand on my cheek.

Slowly, I responded to Magnus's kiss and reached up to place my hands on his face. My homework was completely forgotten now. All I could think about was Magnus – the feel of his lips on mine; how close he was to me.

"Please stop... you're scarring me here. I'm never going to be able to unsee this," I suddenly heard a voice say.

I basically jumped backwards, almost knocking Magnus off the bed. I looked over at the door and saw Jace standing there with his hands over his eyes.

"Jace... I didn't think you would be back so soon... normally you go to the gym or the greenhouse for a while before you come back to the dorm," I said, trying to catch my breath.

I had not been expecting Jace to return so soon after class had finished. If I knew he was going to turn up in the dorm so soon, I wouldn't have continued kissing Magnus the way I had.

"Am I not allowed to do something different?" Jace asked.

Magnus leaned towards me and gently brushed his lips against mine once more before standing up. Before he stood up properly, he placed his lips at my ear. "I'll talk to you later..." he whispered before standing up properly and walking out of the room.

As Magnus left, Jace uncovered his eyes and looked at me. I spoke before he could.

"Please don't tell anyone about what you just saw," I said, adverting my gaze so that I didn't look at Jace. "I'm not ready for people to know yet."

"I won't Alec, trust me," Jace said. "So you like Magnus Bane?"

I felt a blush appear on my cheeks and I kept my eyes on the ground.

"He understands me... he's different," I said after a moment. It was true. Magnus wasn't the same as other's that I had met and he truly did understand me – in a way that no one else really did.

Jace just nodded once. "Well... you're happy with him right? How long have you been together?" he asked, apparently full of questions.

"Yes, I'm happy with him and we've been together for about two weeks," I replied, smiling slightly as I remembered the day Magnus asked me out.

"And you didn't tell me?" Jace asked. I could hear the mock pain in his voice.

"I didn't want to... I wasn't sure whether Magnus was serious about me or not... I mean, he's had flings before and I didn't want people to know about our relationship if he was just using me to pass time," I explained. This was something I still worried about. Magnus's flings sometimes lasted only a few weeks and other times, they last about a month or two. Either way, I hoped I wasn't just another fling of his. I truly liked Magnus and I hoped that he felt the same about me.

"Does Isabelle know about you and Magnus?" Jace asked.

"Yeah... she kind of picked up on it when I invited Magnus to sit with us at lunch," I replied.

Jace nodded once.

"Well... as long as he treats you right..." he said.

I nodded, sensing the end of our conversation.

Jace pulled his homework out and I returned to mine, hoping I would still be able to focus on it after the recent events.