“No, the last thing she cared about was whether people were staring at the boy and girl kissing by the river, as London, its cities and towers and churches and bridges and streets, circled all about them like the memory of a dream. And if the Thames that ran beside them, sure and silver in the afternoon light, recalled a night long ago when the moon shone as brightly as a shilling on this same boy and girl, or if the stones of Blackfriars knew the tread of their feet and though to themselves: At last, the wheel comes full circle, they kept their silence.”
Jem Carstairs and Tessa Gray on Blackfriars Bridge in 1878 (top) and 2008 (bottom). Art by Cassandra Jean (x).
“You asked me if I have loved anyone but Will,” she said. “And the answer is yes. I have loved you. I always have, and I always will.”
Okay, I don’t know if I missed it, but I have not seen a Jem and Tessa tarot card. If there is one and you just aren’t showing it to us yet, I AM NOT ABOVE BEGGING. So, pretty please with a Benedict Cumberbatch on top will you showit to us? What if I bring you cookies? — team62forever
Hey Cassie! I was just wondering if there were any Jem and Tessa drawings or with them on a tarot card? I’ve been loving all the Will and Tessa ones but I kind of wanted more of Jessa. Thanks for reading (and answering if you do..) — consulfairchilds
I was saving the Jem and Tessa one because it is VERY SPOILERY. It doesn’t ONLY spoil events in Clockwork Princess, it spoils events in future as yet unwritten books.
Are you really sure you want to look?
This is just so lovely!!!!!!!!
“Tessa doesn’t love Jem like she loves Will.”
Rant on the catch phrase of half of the people in this fandom.
“Then, Yes. Yes, I will marry you, James Carstairs. Yes.”
infinite list of amazing ships
James Carstairs x Theresa Gray (The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare)
Just reread a Jem/Tessa fanfic I’d written for Gidge and am now awash in my FEEEEEELINGS and my otp and my babies and my Clockwork Princess fears and ugh ugh ugh
UGH STUPID BABIES YOU MAKE MY SOUL CURL UP AND /ACHE/
By “THAT POOOOOOST” I am going to take an educated guess here and assume you mean the Jem/Tessa quote yes?
;A;!!!!! ALL THE FEELS
I’d actually reblogged it and my internet DIED ON ME so I had to REDO IT and the tags and lajfdlkaj it just made me die all over again to type because PERFECT OTP IS PERFECT AND I JUST LOVE MEN WHO RESPECT WOMEN AND BOUNDARIES AND I THINK HIM SAYING HE DOESN’T WANT TO TAKE ANY LIBERTIES IS SO SEXY BECAUSE YES JEM YOU ARE PERFECT AND LOVELY AND RESPECTFUL PLEASE CONTINUE TO RESPECT TESSA AND HER COMFORT and Tessa is like wut liberties come on baby u can show me da world
and I’m like
ROLLING AROUND CLAWING AT MY FACE SCREAMING BECAUSE
THAT’S MY OTP ALFJDLKAFKJFAD
I did not want to tell you before,” he said. “I did not want you to think I was taking liberties.”
She reached up and touched his cheek, so close to hers, and then the Mark-traced skin of his throat, where the blood beat hard beneath the surface. His lashes fluttered down as he followed the movement of her finger with his eyes.
“Take them,” Tessa whispered."
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince.
Some Jem/Tessa action from the Infernal Devices manga, part 2.
Jem/Tessa: The Carriage Scene
for Adria ↵
JESUS CHRIST GIDGE THIS IS ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE AND LOOK HOW DARLING JEM IS AND HIS PRECIOUS HEAD TILTING AND HIS BLUSHING AND HE JUST LOOKS PERFECTLY ABASHED AND JUST OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS I LOVE THEM YOU ARE ALWAYS SO FANTASTIC EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK
meeeshelley replied to your post: re: CP2 “I think it’s bittersweet. I think given the kind of story it’s been there has to be loss, and of a serious nature. I think if immortality is going to be presented as a gift that comes with a price you have to see the price.” just kill me, Ashlie. SPARE ME THE PAIN. AND THEN TELL MY GHOST WHAT HAPPENED IN THE END BECAUSE I CAN’T TAKE IT. THE BOOK IS MONTHS AWAY AND I /CAN’T TAKE IT/
I JUST READ EVERY ASK ABOUT THIS BOOK AND THINK NOPE. NOPE. NOPE. (and still forever convinced Will dies for Jem in some way. I KNOW THE STORY ISN’T MEANT TO PARALLEL TALE OF TWO CITIES BUT /COME ON/. THAT’S ONE BIG FUCKING PARALLEL in a story where
EXCUSE YOU TUMBLR I WAS NOT DONE. —where your main character REPEATEDLY IDENTIFIES WITH THE DUDE FROM A TALE OF TWO CITIES. I AM ON TO YOU, CASSIE CLARE, AND THE WAYS YOU PLAN TO BREAK MY HEART/DESTROY A BROMANCE.
CAN’T STOP LAUGHING AT EVERYTHING IN THIS JUST LET ME HOLD YOU LMAO TUMBLR HOW /DARE/ YOU CUT OFF MICHELLE WHAT WERE YOU EVEN /THINKING/ SHE IS IN THE MIDDLE OF AN EMOTIONAL EXPLOSION BECAUSE SHE HAS TO MANY FEELINGS WITH WHICH TO COPE.
I JUST CAN’T SEE A WAY WE CAN BE HAPPY AT THE END OF THIS AND MAN THAT SUCKS BECAUSE I COULD GIVE A RAT’S ASS ABOUT TMI AND I FUCKING LOVE ID AND I DIG EVERYTHING ABOUT IT AND OF COURSE TMI GOT IT’S HAPPY ENDING (FUCK THE NEW TRILOGY GROSS) BUT WHERE’S MY HAPPINESS HUH???? I JUST WANT MY COOL BROMANCE AND SOME JEM TESSA LOVIN’ AND A NATURAL ORDER OF EVENTS AND I WANT BITTERSWEET FROM TESSA GROWING UP AND LOSING EVERYONE BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT IMMORTALITY DOES BUT NOT HAVIN EVERYTHING RIPPED FROM HER WHICH I’M SURE IS GOING TO HAPPEN
AND JESUS CHRIST SO HELP ME GOD IF JEM DIES WITH A FUCKING BROKEN HEART BECAUSE FUCK AND :’( YOU KNOW WILL AND TESSA IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN SOME WAY AND I MIGHT BARF BECAUSE JEM AND WILL’S FRIENDSHIP AND HOW DOES IT SURVIVE THAT AND UGH UGH UGH
NOW YOU’VE GOT ME WORKED UP AND I’M GOING TO WORK IN AN HOUR AND I WILL GO TO WORK IN AN HOUR AND ALL I’LL DO IS ANGST ABOUT FUCKING CLOCKWORK PRINCESS AND MY INEVITABLE HEARTBREAK AND DISTRESS AND AFLJDLFJADLFJAKJ