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"You're the Head of the Institute." I placed my palms on Alec's desk in his office, "Can't you demand to know what happened with Clary? You have the authority to do so-"

"I've tried- multiple times." Alec replies back to me in exhausted of how pushy I was being, "The Council is freezing me out."

I sigh a little, "I'm sorry-"

"I know you're worried." Alec cut me off, putting a hand over mine, "It's okay."

Then there was a slight knock on the opened door, revealing Magnus, "Sorry to interrupt-"

"Magnus." I looked at him, noticing right away how tired he looked, "Looks like someone needs a coffee-"

"Oh, no- thank you." Magnus softly waves me off with a small smile, walking further, "I already had six."

I blinked, "Six?-"

"Yes, six-" Magnus confirmed, "But, more importantly- I was up all night researching the dark magic that Lilith has been using on Jace- and I may have found a way to free him."

"What?" My eyes light up.

Alec stood up straight, "How?"

Magnus' expression softened at my reaction, inhaling, "Based on your descriptions, it seems Lilith has Jace locked in some kind of a mental cage, and the only solution is breaking that cage by blasting Jace with enough magic to eviscerate her presence."

Alec stares at him in question, "Do you have the power to do that?"

"No, but- I will." Magnus said, "In the Book of the White, I found a synthesis spell that'll allow me to temporarily channel the magic of other warlocks."

I also stared, "How many warlocks?"

"I'll need at least about a dozen to match Lilith's strength." Magnus explained, "I'll have to call in some favors, but this should work."

"There's just one tiny catch." Magnus then adds in hesitantly, "We'll need the High Warlock's permission to organize something on this scale."

"Well, that shouldn't be a problem-" I slowly stood on my tippy toes, reaching up and slinging my arm around Alec, "My- very powerful Head of the Institute boyfriend and I, will talk to him."

Magnus gave Alec a look, lightly smiling at me, before turning and leaving the room without any question, closing the door behind him.

"What?" I fell to my normal height, my arm falling to my side, "Was it something I said?"

"Yeah, actually." Alec looked down at me, a small smile forming on his lips as he slipped his hands into my back pockets, facing me, "Because- the Heads of the Institute will be talking to Lorenzo."

"The Heads?-" I questioned at his emphasis, staring at him in confusion, "What do you mean by that?"

"I mean-" Alec pulled me into him by the advantage of having his hands in my back pockets, "You and I."

My hands touched his chest at the sudden movement, "Wait, you're not saying-"

"That's exactly what I'm saying." Alec grinned lightly at me, staring at right into my eyes.

"What? Alec, you can't be saying that-" I lightly hit his shoulder playfully, shaking my head at him.

"But, I've already said it-" Alec's eyes lingered with mine, "I made the announcement at the briefing this morning when you were sleeping- I wanted it to be a surprise-"

"Alec, are you kidding me right now?" My eyes widen when it finally hit me, "You can't make me Head with you-"

Alec looks at me, "But, I already have-"

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