A while ago Cassandra Clare teased her fans that she was writing a very special Magnus x Alec scene that shippers have been waiting for since City of Fallen Angels or possibly even longer: Malec’s first time. A few days ago she then tweeted a few lines from this scene which is now as long as a novella:
Alec liked Magnus best like this, when he wasn’t particularly dressed up, when he was just in a t-shirt and his dark silky hair was free of gel or spikes. It wasn’t that he didn’t like Magnus’ clothes, it was that sometimes he felt like Magnus wore them like armor, a layer of protection between him and a world that didn’t always meet someone who burned so brightly and so differently with open arms.
Cassie also answered a question about the extra scene on her tumblr:
hey cassie! will the malec first time scene be an online post like the clace one, or will it be a bonus in a future book?
[…] it was conceived of as part of a charity project. That means it wouldn’t be either just posted online or in a book. It would likely be like the short story about Jace and Clary and Kaye and Roiben that Holly and I wrote, Not For Humans – you’d get a PDF of the story for a small donation to the charity project. And much like Not For Humans, that means after some length of time I probably would be able to put it online (I don’t think my publisher would ever want or accept something like this or After the Bridge as a book extra anyway. Just – not happening.)
Because the project isn’t set up by me, I can’t tell you exactly when the story will be available. Also it’s turning out longer than I thought (what a surprise). But you know, in the next few months likely.
I can tell you it’s set in Paris. Allons, enfants de la patrie…
Furthermore, we were told that “it is a short story for an lgbtq charity.” As soon as we know more we will let you know!
Meanwhile, you can read the scene with Magnus and Alec’s first kiss here. 🙂