Cecily and Gabriel’s little Anna was a year older than James, and had already blazed her way through the Institute. She sometimes made attempts to go for walks on her own in London, but was always blocked by Auntie Jessamine, who stood guard by the door. Whether or not Anna knew that Auntie Jessamine was a ghost was unclear. She was simply the loving, ethereal force by the doorway who shooed her back inside and told her to stop taking her father’s hats.
• she is strong, sophisticated, confident, and self-assured
• She’s very protective of “the boys”
• don’t give a fuck
• She rejects the binary gender identity
• dates women
• she is capable of making people feel special
• smokes cigars
• keeps people’s secrets
Who broke the tea pot? I'm not mad, I just want to know.
I did. I broke it.
No. No you didn't. Lucie?
Don't look at me. Look at James.
What?! I didn't break it.
Oh, that's weird. How'd you even know it was broken?
Because it's sitting right in front of us and its broken!
No it's not!
If it matters, probably not, but Matthew was the last one to use it.
Liar! I don't even drink that crap!
Oh really? Than what were you doing by the tea cart earlier?
I use the wooden stirrers to push back my cuticles. Everyone knows that Carstairs!
Okay let's not fight. I broke it. Let me pay for it Mr. Herondale.
No! Who broke it?
Dad... Anna has been awfully quiet.
[Everyone starts fighting]
[Later] I broke it. I burned my hand so I punched it. I predict 10 minutes from now they'll be at each other's throats with warpaint on their faces and a pig head on a stick. Good. It was getting a little too chummy around here.
it obviously can’t be lucie because they’re cousins so this would make sense?
james and cordelia do not get married for the reason we think (x) - if cordelia and anna were in love james and cordelia could have had a lavender marriage (hence starting the idea of the carstairs owing the herondales)