“There is no pretending,” Jace said with absolute clarity. “I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I’ll love you then.”
He’d called her beautiful. Nobody had ever called her that before.
He understands why people hold hands: he’d always thought it was about possessiveness, saying This is mine. But it’s about maintaining contact. It is about speaking without words. It is about I want you with me and don’t go.
“It was worth it,” said Jace. “You wouldn’t understand.”
“For her, maybe,” Isabelle said. “I hope it winds up worth it for you.”
I’d have to tear myself open to let you go.
Some CoHF spoilery art for you! With Clockwork Princess now out for a month, I’ve decided it’s time to start mixing up answers about Clockwork Princess and cut scenes with a few teasers for the last book in that other series. This teaser isn’t words, it’s art by Cassanda Jean. I won’t make any promises about what it means but I think, like the previous piece, you’ll like it. ;) It IS A SPOILER for an actual scene, so it’s under a cut.
“Now very much against her will, she thought of the way Jace had looked at her then, the blaze of faith in his eyes, his belief in her. He had always thought she was strong. He had showed it in everything he did, in every look and every touch.”
I belong to you. You could do anything you wanted with me and I would let you. You could ask anything of me and I’d break myself trying to make you happy. My heart tells me this is the best and greatest feeling I have ever had. But my mind knows the difference between wanting what you can’t have and wanting what you shouldn’t want. And I shouldn’t want you.
the mortal instruments + lyrics || just a little girl - trading yesterday
(jace wayland and clary fray)
“These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume the sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness Therefore love moderately; long love doth so; Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.o.(Romeo and Juliet)