“Stay” - Jace Wayland
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REQUEST: Some teenage girls are being mean to Jace’s Korean female friend (who has a crush on him) in a racial way, and saying they don’t know how Jace can be with her, and how he would react.
(Y/N) had been transfered to the New York Institute a couple of months ago. With the return of Valentine, the Clave needed all the shadowhunters they could get in the city, and (Y/N) was one of the best.
Her first weeks at the Institute had been successful, (Y/N) got along with her new partners almost immediately. The girls had welcomed her the best way they could and the boys – who weren’t as excited to have a new member on their team, started to be friendly to her once (Y/N) had proven that she could be trusted and had shown them her very good hunting skills during her first mission. Even Alec – who was known for being grumpy to most stangers, was really nice to her. But what (Y/N) couldn’t stop thinking about was when Jace had complimented her on her shadowhunter skills. He had called her clever, brave and strong, and (Y/N) had tried so hard not to blush when she heard these words come out of the blonde’s mouth – even if it was obvious for everyone else that (Y/N) had a crush on Jace.
But these last few days hadn’t been as great as the first ones for the young Korean shadowhunter. A new group of shadowhunter girls had also been transfered to the New York Institute and, although the three girls had arrived only a week ago, (Y/N) could already tell that they were no near as nice as Clary and Isabelle. They were the kind of girls who would look at you the wrong way to make sure you knew they didn’t like you, and who would giggle everytime Jace was walking nearby to get the boy’s attention.
“He is so hot.” (Y/N) had heard then say about Jace a few times. But that’s not was pissed (Y/N) off, not the fact that those three were flirting with the boy she liked before he could have a chance to walk away. But their racist comments about her was the reason why (Y/N) had been feeling so down and angry lately.
One morning, Jace, Alec, Isabelle and Clary were sent on a mission to get informations about Valentine’s latest plan, and (Y/N) had been told to stay behind in the Institute in case a demon attack needed to be taken care of. So, while her friends were out, (Y/N) was keeping herself busy in the armory, sorting out the weapons and making sure they were in perfect conditions.
“Look who is here.” A voice echoed in the room. (Y/n) rolled her eyes and turned around to face the three girls. “Our little Korean friend.”
“Go find some demons to kill, will you?” (Y/N) spat.
She wanted the girls to stay away from her but they didn’t walk away, they just let out a ridiculous giggle.
“Where are your friends? Did they finally realised that you were nothing but a useless bitch?” One of the girls said, smirking.
“I wouldn’t do that if I were you.” (Y/N) clenched her jaw.
“Call me a bitch in a room full of deadly weapons.” (Y/N) spat as she tried to control herself in vain.
“What are you gonna do? Cut your veins open?” The three girls giggled once more as if they were proud of their response.
(Y/N) wanted to tell the three teenage girls that it was their veins she might cut open, but when she opened her mouth to speak, one of the girls spoke first.
“Maybe you should, actually. That will be a brilliant idea. It’s not like anyone cares about you here, especially not Jace Wayland.” She declared.
(Y/n) gritted her teeth when she heard the girl mentioned Jace. And she didn’t have anything to say to the girls as she suddenly felt very self-conscious about Jace not caring about her.
“What? You really thought you had a chance with him?” The girl laughed. “Come on, he only hangs out with you because he pities you. Everybody knows it.”
“Shut up.” (Y/N) said through gritted teeth.
“No need to be so defensive. I’m just saying, who would want an ugly Korean bitch as a girlfriend? Or even as a friend for that matter.” The other girl stated. “Just go back to your country. We’ll all be so delighted to see you go, Jace included.” The second girl added.
“You’re a shame to the Clave.” The last girl declared.
“Enough!” An angry voice shouted.
The three girls jumped out of surprise and turned around to come face to face with Jace Wayland. (Y/N) didn’t say anything as she watched Jace’s hands turn into fists.
“Hey, Jace! My friends and I are gonna grab some breakfast, wanna come?” One of the girls said, moving closer to Jace to put her hand on his upper arm only for him to jerk her hand away.
“You three disgust me.” The blonde said, his voice filled with anger.
The new girls didn’t say anything after that and Jace led (Y/N) out of the armory and into his bedroom.
“How much of it did you hear?” (Y/N) finally spoke when the two of them were sat on the edge of the bed.
“Enough to want to punch them in the face.” Jace said.
The boy was seeking eye contact with his Korean friend, but she kept avoiding it.
“Hey. You know it’s not true, right? What they said about you, about me.” Jace declared.
“I guess.” (Y/N) mumbled, unsure.
“(Y/N).” Jace started. His voice was clamer now but he sounded deadly serious.
“It’s fine, Jace.” (Y/N) lied. “It’s not the first time people make racist comments towards me. It’s okay.”
“No, it’s not.” Jace paused. “(Y/N). Look at me.” He said as he placed his fingers on (Y/N)’s chin to lift her head up and finally meet her eyes.
“You are beautiful, inside and out. You are brave and caring. You have everything these girls back there wish to have.” The boy declared.
“I just wish people would stop hating on my origins to hurt me, because it works everytime.” (Y/N) confessed.
“They can think whatever they want, it’s their problem. It jujst makes them stupid and ignorant. Where you come from makes you who you are, and you should embrace that because you really are he most amazing girl I have ever met.” They boy declared, still staring into the girl’s eyes.
(Y/N) was really glad to hear Jace say those words, but she couldn’t stop thinking about what the girls had said to her about Jace not caring about (Y/N) and hanging out with her out of pity.
“Maybe I should just go back to my Institute. It looks like there are enough shadowhunters here anyway and I-”
(Y/N) couldn’t finish her sentence when Jace pressed his lips on hers. (Y/N) didn’t see that coming and her eyes widened in shock before her eyelids fell shut and she kissed him back.
Jace was the one to break the kiss and he looked into the depth of (Y/N)’s eyes, his hands still on her cheeks.
“God, I’ve been wanting to do that for so long.” Jace murmured.
“You have?” (Y/N) asked, still a bit in shock.
“Yeah. And I should’ve done it a long time ago.”
“So, you do care about me?” (Y/N) asked quietly.
“I care about you so much it scares me. But I can’t let you go now, so please, stay.” The blonde male confessed.
(Y/N) had butterflies in her stomach by now and she couldn’t possibly use words to describe how she felt. Jace had kissed her and he had proved her that everything she heard from the girls today was no near the truth. Jace cared about her, he liked her for who she was and where she came from.
“(Y/N), stay.” Jace repeated as the young shadowhunter girl was lost in her thoughts.
Instead of speaking, she leaned in and kissed Jace, trying to put all the things she couldn’t say with words into the kiss.
She was going to stay. She was not gonna let a bunch of narrow-minded and mean-spirited people drive her away from her home, because this was her home. Home is not the place you’ve been in the longest, but home is where the people you love are. (Y/N) found friends here, a family even, but she had also found love, and nothing could make her leave that behind.
She chose to stay.