Alec and Magnus are a match made in – well, not exactly heaven since Magnus is part demon – but something close to that. Nevertheless, they had their ups and downs on their way to the happy, content state we left them in at the end of season two. Whether on a professional or emotional level – they faced plenty of challenges, but proved time and time again that no matter how difficult the problem, they could work through it and come out of it stronger each time. How did they manage to do that, you may ask? Well, the past two seasons of “Shadowhunters” were packed with moments that gave us quite a few ideas. Join us as we take a look at the most memorable ones.
1. Be protective of each other
We are so here for boyfriends defending each other’s honor, even if it’s not strictly necessary. However, after we were done swooning over Alec being all protective of Magnus, we couldn’t help but shake our heads as well. How come it’s always Alec who doesn’t trust the strangers right away? Sebastian managed to charm Jace, Clary and Izzy right away, whereas Alec remained the only one critical about him, and he was right to. We can’t stop asking ourselves if nobody ever told them not to trust strangers. But then again… you don’t have to worry about potentially dangerous strangers if you are the potentially dangerous stranger.
2. Talk about your issues (2x09)
3. Couples who slay (demons) together, stay together (1x04)
Well, except if those two characters actually made the same amount of effort to get together – and not hang up on cute, kind Warlocks trying to ask them out on a date. Thank the Angel Alec worked a lot on his social skills since then.
4. Working on your apology skills pays off (2x01)
Matthew Daddario once said it himself: Alec is prone to making mistakes (video). And while his mundane nature may be responsible for that, his Shadowhunter upbringing helped him develop another very important quality: facing the consequences of his mistakes. Whenever Alec does something wrong, he will always try to fix it as best and fast as he can. In this particular case, the road to Magnus’ forgiveness led to an apology – a slightly bumpy one, we have to admit. But that didn’t make it any less sincere. Luckily, Alec was never above admitting his own mistakes – that trait comes in exceptionally handy when you behaved like an absolute idiot and treated your not-quite-yet boyfriend nowhere near how he deserves to be treated. Good to know even Shadowhunters learn from their mistakes.
5. Make date night a thing (even though you’re gonna get into a fight mere hours later)
Not yet, at least. In hindsight, that dinner was the last good moment before things went downhill and the short time period, which shall be known as The Dark Days, started. But it was just too cute seeing them just enjoy themselves for a bit. Even if it was so short-lived.
6. Don’t be afraid to show off your boo and how awesome you two are together (2x15)
Sadly the plan with transporting Valentine to Alicante didn’t go so well and almost cost Alec his job. But both Alec and Magnus are half human, so they’re allowed to make mistakes, right? Especially when they look so flawless while doing so.
7. Make sure that very first “I love you” is nothing short of epic
8. Talk about your issues 2.0 (2x20)
9. Go all out when you throw a party - and support each other when it goes horribly wrong (2x08)
10. Save each other from dangerous dragon demons… or at least try to
We hope you enjoyed this totally foolproof, very reliable collection of tips (that are under no circumstances to be taken seriously). Alec and Magnus are probably going to remain the only couple these things worked for – or at least whom they helped getting back on track after all the trouble season two sent their way. For season three, the writers already teased a fair amount of new challenges for our favorite couple. While we have no doubts that they will face and overcome them just as gracefully as in the past, we are excited to see them play out. Even more so now that the wait for the new season has become a tiny bit shorter.
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