Tess, Tess, Tessa.

Was there ever a more beautiful sound than your name? To speak it aloud makes my heart ring like a bell. Strange to imagine that, isn’t it – a heart ringing – but when you touch me that is what it is like: as if my heart is ringing in my chest and the sound shivers down my veins and splinters my bones with joy.

Why have I written these words in this book? Because of you. You taught me to love this book where I had scorned it. When I read it for the second time, with an open mind and heart, I felt the most complete despair and envy of Sydney Carton. Yes, Sydney, for even if he had no hope that the woman he loved would love him, at least he could tell her of his love. At least he could do something to prove his passion, even if that thing was to die.

I would have chosen death for a chance to tell you the truth, Tessa, if I could have been assured that death would be my own. And that is why I envied Sydney, for he was free.

And now at last I am free, and I can finally tell you, without fear of danger to you, all that I feel in my heart.

You are not the last dream of my soul.

You are the first dream, the only dream I ever was unable to stop myself from dreaming. You are the first dream of my soul, and from that dream I hope will come all other dreams, a lifetime’s worth.

With hope at least,
Will Herondale

—  Will Herondale’s letter to Tessa Gray via Clockwork Prince

Imagine all the TMI characters having dinner at Alec’s one night and Jace and his future son taking turns flipping Alec the bird when he isn’t looking and Clary having to lean over and give them ‘the mom look.’ But Jace gives his son a high five under the table anyway.


Redesigned Infernal Devices covers

based on the new covers

"I held it truth, with him who sings / To one clear harp in divers tones, 
/ That men may rise on stepping-stones 
/ Of their dead selves to higher things." - Tennyson

the mortal instruments version



“What you said before,” she asked. “That Jace Herondale loves Clarissa Fairchild more than anyone you’ve ever known except someone — you never finished the sentence. Who was it?”

“I was going to say you and me and Will,” he said. “But — that’s rather a strange thing to say, isn’t it?”

“Not strange at all. Exactly right. Ever and always, exactly right.”

to my favorite fictional characters
  • Me:but youre my idiot and ily
  • Me:its ok you can learn from mistakes
  • Me:proud parent right here
  • Me:I hate you but I care about you so much. your happiness is my happiness and I wouldnt trade you for the world!!!
Character Development (TID)
  • CP Will:I show my love by being an asshole to everyone
  • CP2 Will:I admit that I love you guys, but I'm still going to be an asshole
  • CP Jem:*is a precious flower*
  • CP2 Jem:*still a precious flower*
  • CP Tessa:I am all alone
  • CP2 Tessa:Give it about fifty years and I'll be alone again
  • CP Charlotte:here's what we should do- *gets interrupted by every male in a ten mile radius*
  • CP2 Charlotte:*interrupts the men*
  • CP Henry:no one respects me *lights self on fire*
  • CP2 Henry:people respect me now, but my legs don't *only accidentally lights self on fire*
  • CP Sophie:hang on I can do that for you
  • CP2 Sophie:you people can get yourselves your own goddamn scones
  • CP Jessie:I hate you all
  • CP2 Jessie:I'm just here to make sure you all are safe for eternity
  • CP Gideon:wow I really like Spain
  • CP2 Gideon:wow I really like Sophie Collins
  • CP Gabriel:I hate Herondales
  • CP2 Gabriel:wait, never mind.
  • CP Benedict:*is an asshole on the inside*
  • CP2 Benedict:*reaches ultimate level of asshole and his true form is revealed*