Idris had been green and gold and russet in the autumn, when Clary had first been there. It had a stark grandeur in the winter: the mountains rose in the distance, capped white with snow, and the trees along the side of the road that led back to Alicante from the lake were stripped bare, their leafless branches making lace-like patterns against the bright sky.
Sometimes Jace would slow the horse to point out the manor houses of the richer Shadowhunter families, hidden from the road when the trees were full but revealed now. She felt his shoulders tense as they passed one that nearly melded with the forest around it: it had clearly been burned and rebuilt. Some of the stones still bore the black marks of smoke and fire. “The Blackthorn manor,” he said. “Which means that around this bend in the road is …” He paused as Wayfarer summited a small hill, and reined him in so they could look down to where the road split in two. One direction led back toward Alicante — Clary could see the demon towers in the distance — while the other curled down toward a large building of mellow golden stone, surrounded by a low wall. “ … the Herondale manor,” Jace finished.
The wind picked up; icy, it ruffled Jace’s hair. Clary had her hood up, but he was bare-headed and bare-handed, having said he hated wearing gloves when horseback riding. He liked to feel the reins in his hands. “Did you want to go and look at it?” she asked.
His breath came out in a white cloud. “I’m not sure.”
v-day snippet of CoHF
“Julian,” said Jia, in the same gentle voice, “would you do something for us? Would you take up the Mortal Sword?”
Clary sat up straight. She had held the Mortal Sword: she had felt the weight of it. The cold, like hooks in your skin, dragging the truth out of you. You couldn’t lie holding the Mortal Sword, but the truth, even a truth you wanted to tell, was agony.
“They can’t,” she whispered. “He’s just a kid —“
“He’s the oldest of the kids who escaped the Institute,” Jace said under his breath. “They don’t have a choice.”
Julian nodded, his thin shoulders straight. “I’ll take it.”
Robert Lightwood passed behind the podium then and went to the table. He took up the sword and returned to stand in front of Julian. The contrast between them was almost funny: the big, barrel-chested man and the lanky, wild-haired boy.
Julian reached a hand up and took the sword. As his hand closed around the hilt, he shuddered, a ripple of pain that was quickly forced down. Emma, behind him, started forward, and Clary caught a glimpse of the look on her face — pure fury — before Helen caught at her and pulled her back.
IT RELEASED EARLY GUYS OMFG
*chuckles* I’ll get you a better version of it tomorrow.
That’s Clary and Sebastian btw.
Drew some good ‘ol Clary and Jace! (TMI written by @CassieClare )
Clace. Like original Coke. :P
Our two beloved heroines. It’s a late post regarding the Cassie’s tweet that she’s finishing COHF yesterday (+8:00 GMT).
Hey Miss Cassie, if ever you read this, I just want to let you know that you wrote books that entirely changed my life. (No, sush, I’m not being senti) but it’s true. I reeeaaallly would thank my girlfriend for introducing me to TMI or TID. How I wish I read the books years ago. But now, I feel like I’ve been a fan for a long time. So yeah. Thank you for inspiring me. Your books made me enjoy drawing again. And it made me abetter artist, and it gave me a new direction. Before I would doubt myself for aiming to be an illustrator, now I want to continue it, doubtless and happy. Even though I’m taking a college course that is different from what I really want to be, I will continue honing the most important thing in the world, and that is drawing. So yeah, thank you. Thank you so much.
And even though TMI will end, I will neeevvveeer. EVEEER stop illustrating it (despite whatever ending you have for us).
So here’s a drawing of our beloved heroines from our two favorite books that our beloved author, Cassandra Clare, made. I could have drawn Emma, but I do not know her yet and I am looking forward to meet her!
(Decided to just post the Tessa I did ages ago along with Clary, thought it’s appropriate. |D)
You guys keep making me cry! *weeps into cereal, then goes back to madly formatting*
Going through and clearing out my camera I found this totes cute picture of the little girls who played Past!Clary in the TMI movie.