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.
Cassandra Clare, City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)
OTP AU where a person’s heart is kept inside of a pocket watch, so giving somebody your heart is metaphorical as well as literal. Character A has always had the worst luck with keeping up with their heart, and one day, Character A realizes that they’ve misplaced their pocket watch/heart somewhere in the city.
Character B was walking home one day when they find a pocket watch/heart on the street. Not wanting to just leave it there, Character B has been carrying around the watch with them for several days, becoming fond of the heart’s comforting ticking and feeling connected to its unknown owner.
Willem Claesz Heda. 1594-1680. Haarlem. La Tourte au cassis. La Tourte with blackcurrant. 1641. Strasbourg. Palais des Rohan.
Willem Claeszoon Heda (December 14, 1593/1594 – c. 1680/1682) was a Dutch Golden Age artist from the city of Haarlem devoted exclusively to the painting of still lifes. He is known for his innovation of the late breakfast genre of still life painting.