1. Magnus might have information on Valentine, or a way to wake up Jocelyn!
Nice try, Alec.
2. I'm just looking at Alec shirtless for work reasons!
There's no way you could have borrowed his stele while he was fully clothed, Magnus?
3. I have to go and save the Warlocks from Valentine!
Alec, It's pretty clear you just want a chance to meet Magnus after seeing all those pictures of him!
4. I need to get into Alec's party to help Clary find the portal!
Yeah... Was staring lovingly into your bae's eyes part of that plan, Magnus?
5. I have to interrupt this wedding to give you some important information about the Book of the White!
Oh Magnus, you really don't need to keep pretending!
6. I just need you to defend my sister in the Clave trial!
Magnus isn't even a lawyer, Alec! You're not being very subtle.
7. I just need to defend your sister in the Clave trial!
8. I had to stay at Magnus' apartment to heal Luke!
You're not fooling Izzy, and you're certainly not fooling the rest of us!
9. I need Alec...for magic reasons.
Is virgin Shadowhunter energy even a thing? Really, Magnus.
10. I had to come over to help find the Book of the White!
Also, why are you kissing this Vampire lady? Not that I care, just curious.
11. We need to hold hands to summon this Demon!
That's the only reason, I swear!
12. We need Magnus' help to prevent another Forsaken attack!
Literally no one else can help with this! He's the only Warlock in the world!
13. I'm just here to deliver the Forsaken autopsy.
Just a humble Warlock, trying to do his job. Please, no need to put your shirt back on!
14. Definitely here at the Institute against my will.
Not interested in seeing any attractive dark-haired archer boys. No sir.
15. Just want to help wake up Jocelyn. Nothing to see here people!
More virgin Shadowhunter energy! For magic!
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