The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
Scenes from Clockwork Princess, by Cassandra Jean.
I’m just gonna go cry now…
Gorgeous TID art by @soulforsky ! (Oh yeah ‚— I have that other series too. :) Will! Jem!
Clockwork Princess snippet
“Jem told me what Ragnor Fell said about my father,” Will said. “That for my father, there was only ever one woman he loved, and it was her for him, or nothing. You are that for me. I love you, and I will only ever love you until I die —”
Will, this habit of listening in (or reading) other people’s gossip has got to stop. It’s giving you tragic ideas, and you’re prone to them already.
I know I’m supposed to be sad and torn by this statement and everything but I just keep thinking… HAVE YOU EVEN TRIED GOING OUT WITH ANOTHER WOMAN WILL? GO TO A BALL OR A PRIVATE LIBRARY CLUB. THEY’VE GOT THOSE IN ENGLAND RIGHT? FIND OUT WHEN THE NICE YOUNG SINGLE WOMEN HAVE THEIR BOOKS DUE AND GO MEET EM IT’S NOT LIKE YOU RESPECT PRIVACY ANYWAY RIGHT?
NO BUT EXACTLY GIDGE EXACTLY and this is what I think when I read this (and even when Jace has said something of these lines.) I’m REALLY SICK OF THIS WHOLE… “HERONDALE MEN HAVE ONLY ONE WOMAN FOR THEM” and frankly it bothers me on many, many levels, because there is something vaguely Nice Guy TM about this to me - like he is saying I LOVE YOU AND I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED YOU AND NEVER WILL I STOP LOVING YOU and though he doesn’t explicitly come out and say it (and we know he would never because he loves Jem with certain desperation and his parabatai’s happiness is his own) he IS sort of saying BECAUSE I LOVE YOU SO MUCH YOU OUGHT TO LOVE ME AS WELL I WILL BE LONELY AND MISERABLE WITHOUT YOU BECAUSE ALL OF MY LIFE WILL BE YOURS TO HAVE.
And while others may find that romantic, I find it horrifying.
Tessa already is in an uncomfortable position and frankly, it bothers me that Will would SAY this. But I digress and return your tagged points, which are: HOW ARE YOU TO KNOW TESSA IS YOUR ONE AND ONLY? You are teenagers. Like, 17. You can’t have experience terribly much LIFE Will. For the past five years, you have believed in a curse that never existed and it prevented you from ever getting close to anyone - and now you have all that opportunity to explore and experiment.
YET YOU CHOOSE TO PINE FOR JEM’S FIANCE? :|
WITHOUT ONCE GIVING OTHER PEOPLE A CHANCE.
WITHOUT ONCE LOOKING FOR OTHER INTELLECTUAL WOMEN WHO ENJOY READING. Tessa is not the only lady of England who finds passion in reading, Will, I am sure.
I just. I am very bothered with the Herondale men and their manners with love.
I hope Tessa interrupted him where he’s cut off and told him to be sensible. 8-(
Oh Jem! Oh Will! My heart!
I’m just innocently traipsing through my dash when suddenly, a wild feels appears.
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
RIGHT??? I’d contemplated this - I think I said something to you about it once but the only thing that made me hesitate is that Cassie says ID isn’t meant to follow AToTC. But then… you can never be sure, right? But sacrifice needn’t mean death. There’s still the possibility that maybe he becomes a Silent Brother for some… unfathomable reason.
(I will be so annoyed if any of them do this - especially Jem for reasons I could go into length about)
BUT IT WOULD BE PERFECTLY IN WILL’S CHARACTER TO SACRIFICE HIMSELF FOR JEM’S LIFE BECAUSE HE WOULD RATHER JEM LIVE ON THAN HIM YOU KNOW.
BUT THEN CASSIE COULD REVERSE THE TABLE AND MAKE THE HAPPY HUSBAND DIE AND I DONNO
I’ve given up trying to guess and basically I’m going to barf at the end of Clockwork Princess I know so DDDD:
barf barf barf my life will be ruined /melodramatic and forever hyperbolic
"Nice place to live, isn’t it? Let’s hope they left something behind other than filth. Forwarding addresses, a few severed limbs, a prostitute or two …”
“Indeed. Perhaps, if we’re fortunate, we can still catch syphilis.”
“Or demon pox,” Will suggested cheerfully, trying the door under the stairs."
Clockwork Princess snippet
Will rose slowly to his feet. He could not believe he was doing what he was doing, but it was clear that he was, clear as the silver rim around the black of Jem’s eyes. “If there is a life after this one,” he said, “let me meet you in it, James Carstairs.”
“There will be other lives.” Jem held his hand out, and for a moment, they clasped hands, as they had done during their parabatai ritual, reaching across twin rings of fire to interlace their fingers with each other. “The world is a wheel,” he said. “When we rise or fall, we do it together.”
Will tightened his grip on Jem’s hand, which felt thin as twigs in his. “Well, then,” he said, through a tight throat, “since you say there will be another life for me, let us both pray I do not make as colossal a mess of it as I have this one.”
“…It was like following a ghost. The next morning he was ready with some ribald tale of false adventures, and I never demanded the truth. If he wishes to lie to me, then he must have a reason.”
“He lies to you, and yet you trust him?”
“Yes,” Jem said. “I trust him.”
“He lies consistently. He always invents the story that will make him look the worst.”