AN: A little bit of an expansion on one of my drabbles from my "Bits & Pieces" drabble collection.


"What are you doing?" Magnus asked, peering over the back of the couch to look at the journal in Alec's hands. Magnus knew Alec liked to read, but he had never seen him write before.

"Nothing!" Alec blushed a brilliant shade of red and snapped the journal shut.

"Oh, now I've got to know." Magnus grinned, making an attempt to grab the book.

"Oh, no you don't!" Alec responded, curling protectively around it.

"Don't make me tickle you, Alexander. You know I will." Magnus threatened.

Alec just eyed him warily, still curled around the journal. Magnus shrugged and proceeded to make good on his threat until he was able to snatch the book away. He darted to the safety of the other side of the room and opened it to last page of writing. Alec sat, mortified, on the couch as Magnus read.

"This…this is about us." Magnus said softly before turning his eyes up to look at Alec who's hands were hidden behind his face, and Magnus just couldn't have that so he strode over and gently pried the hands away, "This is amazing, Alec."

"Really?" He whispered, searching Magnus's eyes.

"Really." Magnus leaned forward and kissed him softly. "Really amazing."

Alec leaned into the gentle kiss a little reluctantly, still not believing that Magnus actually liked his writings.

"You don't believe me, do you?" Magnus chuckled, seemingly reading Alec's mind.

Alec just shrugged, playing with a tuft of pink couch fluff, "It's just a bunch of words."

"It is a bunch of very well put together words, Alexander." Magnus nudged his chin up again so that the shadowhunter was looking at him. "I've read a lot of stuff, Alec, as I'm sure you're well aware, but I can honestly say that I've never read something that captures emotion as well as that does. And I'm not just saying that because you're my boyfriend either, I really mean it. It's amazing."

"Really?" Alec asked again.

"Really really." Magnus smiled, hoping his Shadowhunter would believe him.

Alec was silent for a moment, and Magnus could see he was having an internal debate with himself. After a few moments he whispered so softly that Magnus almost didn't catch it,

"There's more in there, if you want to read it."

"Is it all about us?" Magnus grinned, trying not to laugh at the brilliant shade of red that spread across the boy's pale skin.

"Most of it." Alec mumbled, eyes going back to the couch.

"Good." Magnus smiled, kissing the soft skin of his forehead before snuggling into the other end of his couch, smiling contently as his shadowhunter crawled over and snuggled into his side, resting his head on Magnus's chest. A quick snap and a fire leapt to life in the grate, another and two steaming cups of hot cocoa appeared on the table.

"Honestly, Magnus?" Alec grinned a little.

"What? It's always more fun to read with cocoa and a fire going."


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