Okay, so originally this started out to be a Oneshot. The idea hit me out of nowhere and I couldn't let it pass. Unfortunately I got to a point which was SO perfect for a cliffhanger and as those among you, who already know me, know: I can NEVER resist a good cliffhanger xD
So this will probably be a Twoshot. Maybe a Threeshot? I don't know at this point, really. It's just something cute and fun to pass time, I don't have xD
It sets sometime around City of Ashes. Hope you enjoy!
HOW TO STAY INSIDE THE CLOSET... OR NOT.
"Alec?" A knock on the door. "Are you home?"
As if someone had just given him an electric shock, Alec sat up in the bed. His hair was messed up and his eyes wide open. Interesting, Magnus thought, since just a second ago he had pretended to still be asleep, letting Magnus gently stroke his head as it rested on his chest.
"Mom was supposed to be in Idris at least until tomorrow. By the Angel, what is she doing here?!" Alec seemed to be whispering more to himself than to anyone else. However, not being talked to has never kept Magnus from engaging into a conversation.
He sat up as well as he said: "She is in the hallway, Alexander. It's not like she's standing in front of the bed. Not that she would still be standing, of course, given the fact that she doesn't know you're gay yet, catching you in a bed with a man might cause her to faint."
Alec shushed him and jumped out of the bed, found his pants and out them on as soon as he could.
"Uh, Alexander-" Magnus started but was quickly cut off by Alec.
"Will you please just be silent!" he whispered and Magnus threw his hands in die air and let himself fall back in the bed.
Alec tried to adjust his hair and opened the door, wide enough for his mom to see him but not for her to see his bed. Or more likely the naked warlock lying in it. "Mom, hey... and Izzy." Ah, so his mother wasn't alone. "What are you doing here?"
"We live here." Isabelle replied and Magnus could see that Alec shot her an annoyed look. "And as for me, I've been here aaaall night long. Couldn't sleep. There was all this noise keeping me up. It was so weird, I mean have you heard it?"
Magnus smirked. She was such a teaser. Unfortunately he knew that Alec was not good at handling being teased about Magnus, especially with someone around, who didn't know about his sexual preferences. Meaning: The entire population of the earth. He wasn't very talented in keeping his nervousness to himself either, which was just another little thing he loved about the Shadowhunter.
As Alec replied he did sound very uncomfortable. "Uh, no. I was asleep."
"Sure you were." Isabelle replied. Magnus heard she was smiling and shook his head. "Anyway, as you can see, mom and dad are home early. I was just about to tell you but she caught up with me."
"Max got sick and he wanted to come home. Your father was finished with his business in Idris anyway so we all came back sooner than planned." his mother explained. "Have you eaten breakfast, yet?"
"Uhm no. No, I just got up."
"Great. Than I will set a plate for you, too. Get dressed and come downstairs and... Alexander... are you wearing you pants backwards?"
Alec looked down and started get really panicked. "Uuh... yes. I am. I guess it was a bit late last night, I'm still tired."
"What have you been doing?"
"Yes, Alec", Isabelle said. "What have you been doing?"
"I was training. With Jace. Physical exercise helps him get his mind off of things."
"Physical exercise, huh?" Isabelle asked but was reproached by her mother this time.
"Isabelle, stop grilling your brother. If he's too tired to put his pants on the right way, he's too tired to answer questions. Still, I'd like for you to come down to breakfast. Take a shower first, it'll wake you up."
Alec nodded. "Yes, I will."
Magnus heard his mother walking away. As soon as the footsteps were gone Alec asked his sister: "What's gotten into you?!"
"Me?" Isabelle asked. "I was just about to ask you the same thing." She then pushed the door open. "Or should I say who's gotten into you?"
For the second time this morning Alec shushed someone, pulled her inside the room and carefully closed the door.
"Hello Magnus" Isabelle said and crossed her arms.
"Good Morning, Isabelle." he replied and sat up again. "Do you mind to stop what you're doing? You know how Alec gets when you tease him about this."
"I don't care." she said and turned to her brother again. "You bring him here, let him spend the night, you're even too lazy to put your pants on the right way. It's like you want to get caught! So why not just tell her?"
"Because I can't! And thanks for telling me about the pants, by the way" he said towards Magnus who now leaned his back against the head of the bed, shrugging his shoulders.
"I was trying to. You shushed me."
Isabelle sighted. "You know what, just do what you want. But if I were you I'd tell mom and dad as soon as possible. Because you're getting careless and that means one of these days mom is going to walk in on the two of you. And you don't want that. Believe me, it's not fun..."
Magnus raised an eyebrow but didn't address the topic Isabelle's previous adventures, which (apparently) have been witnessed by her mother, any further.
"I would have never been this careless if I thought they might be coming home early. And you were supposed to be out, too."
"I was. I was just teasing you. Thank the Angel, I wasn't here to hear anything... however... you're in trouble now. Magnus can't use a portal to get out, he'll have to use the door and someone might see him. Unless of course you're willing to climb out the window?"
Magnus (giving up on the idea of Alec coming back into bed) threw the blanket aside, which caused Isabelle to turn around rather quickly, got up and put his boxers on. "How about you go out the window first and tell me how much fun that is?"
"Don't be such a wuss. You're a warlock, you can make it fun."
"Yes, I could take a carpet and use it to fly back to my apartment but that would cause an awful lot of attention."
Alec looked surprised. "You could?"
Magnus grinned. "Where do you think the inspiration for Aladdin came from?"
While Alec smiled Isabelle looked from one of them to another, before she threw her hands in the air. "Whatever. I'm going down to breakfast. Find your own way to get out of your mess."
"You do that", Alec said, opening the door for her. "I can protect my own secret boyfriends, thank you very much."
Suddenly Isabelle froze and stared towards the hallway and as Magnus followed her gaze he saw why – their mother had come back and stood there (with one fist up in the air, ready to knock) completely horrified.
As Alec turned around he also froze and couldn't say another word. Neither could his mother. Nor Isabelle.
"Indeed." It was Magnus who broke the silence. "You're very good at it."
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I don't know when I'll be able to update but I'll do my best to hurry.