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    and there are some like us,
    just walking, making our feet move ahead of us,
    a little bored, a little lost, a little angry,
    walking as though we were really going somewhere,
    walking as if there was something to see at Adelaide or maybe on King,
    something that will give a fair return for this use of shoe-leather,
    something that will make us smile with a strange new
    happiness, a lost but recovered joy.

    - Raymond Souster, “Yonge Street Saturday Night”

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    30 Sep 2019

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    A new Warlock loses control, a protection spell does its best to do its job, and Alec ends up waking up in a world where everything's on it's head.

    Or, Alec travels to alternate universes.

    It's fun.

    Well, it's not really, but Magnus is in (almost) every one of them, which makes it at least bearable. Still, can Alec please just go home now?

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    13 Sep 2019

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    “Hello. I’m Luke Garroway from NYPD. You must be Alexander Gideon Lightwood.” He said before sitting down, taking a look in his files.

    “Lightwood-Bane.” He corrected him with a narrow look. He could feel how his heart shattered as his name left his mouth. It made the weight constantly sitting on his chest even worse, the lump in his throat grew bigger, making it even harder to breath.

    “Yes, I am sorry.” The man said with a nod and Alec could see in his eyes that, he indeed meant it.

    “I thought Alderte was dealing with the case.” Alec said after a few seconds. Even though it was a statement, he meant it as a question.

    “Was. After how he tried to make you take the blame for it, he was taken off the case.” Garroway said, clearing his throat. Alec almost shivered in relief. The last thing he needed was to be accused.

    “So, you don’t think I did it?” Alec asked.

    “No, I don’t think you kidnapped your husband.”

    Or.
    Magnus disappears one day without any trace or sign.
    Alec tries everything to find him.
    The deeper he digs, the more secrets and lies he finds.
    But there are no secrets that time does not reveal.

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    07 May 2019

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    Alec loves his job. He’s been touring since he was sixteen. He’s stayed in dozens of countries over the years, learned enough of their languages to get a beer in his hand and a man in his bed. The road is as much his home as the townhouse on the Upper West Side. He’s as comfortable in cheap hotel rooms with scratchy linens and glaring lights as he is in his penthouse that overlooks Central Park with its silk sheets and the constant hum of the city that never sleeps.

    Alec works hard and that hard work has paid off. He just finished his latest sold-out world tour and by all rights, he should be on top of the world. But the mental pressure of celebrity is getting to Alec and he doesn't trust his footing. He's stuck where most people would kill to be and he just wants to know what his next move should be.

    Enter Magnus Bane. A history professor at Columbia University, Magnus is content with his friends, his classes, and the occasional warm body in his bed. But he's been feeling stagnant, looking for the next chapter in his life to begin. If only he knew what Alec would bring his way.

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    19 Apr 2019

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    Alec has made plenty of questionable choices, as Izzy likes to so kindly remind him. Asking Magnus to be his fake boyfriend and then offering to pay him? That, right there, he doesn’t know what the fuck he was thinking. And he wasn’t. But Magnus is really nice and really fucking hot, and if Alec gets to pretend to be his boyfriend then… win - win, right?

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    03 Apr 2019