Alec never signed up for this. Yet there he was, carrying and trying to deal with emotional baggage heavier than him, attempting to teach kids at Hogwarts (that he had signed up for, though) while crushing on another teacher. At least he was making friends with a cat?
Face blank, Alec steps forward without a moment of hesitation to stand in front of the Inquisitor, his people parting respectfully before him to clear his path as he goes. He comes to a halt a few paces in front of the Clave representative and the guardsmen she’d brought from Alicante. A coiled leather whip hangs from the belt of the man at her left shoulder.
Shoulders drawn back and hands clasped behind his waist, Alec meets Imogen Herondale’s steel gaze. The words are ritual and although Alec has said them many times before, never before has he meant them less.
“That it may please the Angel to bring back into the way of righteousness all such as have erred, I place myself before you for Discipline.”
Imogen Herondale smiles.
Imogen Herondale hated Alec Lightwood.
Everyone from Jia Penhallow all the way through Jace himself knew of her animosity towards the person that she felt held her grandson back from the all that the Herondale name deserved. Despite this, Alec never thought she would actually move against him because to hurt him was to hurt Jace.
He had been wrong.
Now, Alec had no runes. His memories were gone. He had no idea who he was, why there was a ragged wound inside of him that he couldn't see or how he had gotten to this abandoned apartment in San Francisco.
All he knew was that monsters were tracking him and staying alive might take more strength than he had.
At nineteen years old, the life Alexander Lightwood had been building for himself was ended in one fell swoop. Convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, Alec is left deruned and banished, with no one to stand at his side. Not even his sister or his ex-parabatai. He’s stuck living a life on the run, constantly trying to avoid the demons who hunt after his angel blood, and the Downworlders seeking revenge, all while trying to figure out a way to clear his name.
But it’s not something he’s going to be able to do alone. Alec's going to have to learn how to trust the very people he was raised to believe were less than him if he wants to have any hope of finding out what’s going on.
Before it’s too late.
- Part 1 of The Time of Shadows
24 Jul 2020
A AU wingfic feel good Malec story of overcoming hardships with the love and support of family.
Valentine kidnaps Alec and raises him together with Jace and Jonathan.
How will everything change now that Jace and Jonathan have a protective big brother in Alec?
How will Alec's life change when he discover Valentine experimented on him too, giving him special powers and abilities? A prayer as his mother lay dying may answer this as well as answer his prayer for love and protection when Alec crosses paths with Magnus.
Bookmarked by dahliah_hart
09 Apr 2021