city of bones meme
[1/4] scenes // "see? you are pretty!"
“I’m not an angel, Jace,” she repeated. “I don’t return library books. I steal illegal music off the internet. I lie to my mom. I am completely ordinary.”
The dreams held her, one after the other, a river of images that bore her along like a leaf tossed in a current… Isabelle sitting naked with her whip curled around her like a net of gold rings.
TMI MEME: demons
"[Demons] come from other worlds. They’re interdimensional parasites. They come to a world and use it up. They can’t build, just destroy—they can’t make, only use. They drain a place to ashes and when it’s dead, they move on to the next one. It’s life they want—not just your life or mine, but all the life of this world, its rivers and cities, its oceans, its everything.”
"Isabelle will cut out his heart and walk all over it in high-heeled boots.”
After the first year, even though I still dreaded the day’s approach, I began to find that there was something Jem simply had to do every November tenth, some training exercise or some search that would take us to the far end of the city in the cold, wet winter weather. And I would abuse him bitterly for it, of course. Sometimes the damp chill made him ill, or he would forget his drugs and become ill on the day, coughing blood and confined to bed, and that would be a distraction too. And only after it had happened three times - for I am very stupid, Cecy, and think only of myself - did I realize that of course he was doing it for me. He had noticed the date and was doing all he could to draw me from my melancholy.
All these were things he could not want, because they were the things he could not have, and wanting you could not have led to misery and madness.