Almost Paradise by Claire Watson

Title: Almost Paradise
Author: Claire Watson
Fandom: Shadowhunters (TV)
Genre: Amnesia, Episode Related, Established Relationship, Family, Paranormal/Supernatural, Slash
Relationship(s): Alec Lightwood/Magnus Bane, Isabelle Lightwood/Simon Lewis, Maryse Lightwood/Luke Garroway
Content Rating: R
Warnings: Hate Crimes/Hate Speech, Discussion of planned rape and incest
Author Notes: Almost Paradise begins right after the Malec wedding, and goes AU from there. Thank you to Alinora for her stellar beta, and to Saydria Wolfe for a read through to make sure it flows. An especial big thank you to desertpoet for being my bounce buddy, fandom expert, and alpha reader, all in one. Fashi0n has provided art so beautiful that it literally brought tears to my eyes. And thank you to Jilly, for all her work running this challenge and wrangling us all.
Beta: Alinora
Word Count: 69,920
Summary: Clary Fray may have been stripped of her runes and her memories of the Shadow World, but the consequences of her brief sojourn amongst them would be felt for years to come. Even without the reckless redhead around to stir up trouble, Alec had plenty of work to occupy him. On top of his duties as Institute Head, Alec also fully intended to find a way to get Clary’s memories back.
Artist: fashi0n

Claire Watson

Reading and writing fanfiction is my primary hobby, and I read in a lot of fandoms that I'd be hesitant to write in.


  1. I’m looking forward to reading this again.

  2. Great story! I liked how Alec and Magnus made their relationship as much of a priority as they could given how busy Alec was after the events of the season. I also love your idea of what Clary’s runes actually did and why the Angels were so mad about it. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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