knew Tesss for several months and when it happened, they thought it would probably be the last nonviolent touch she ever would feel as she would be with Mortmain who planned to rape her and torture her into doing whatever he wants. It was One night of love and gentleness for her to hold onto.
knew clary for about a year and a half and I would say he was only himself and not avoiding her because incest is wrong for about half of that so 3-4 months and on that might they were more than likely going to die the next day.
knew Emma for about 16 years, she had almost died and he with her. They have raised children together. They have suffered unimaginable loss and survived extreme trauma and trials together.
So now let see who really 'got lucky' first.
is in love with clary about 4 months
is in love with Tess for about 5 months
is in love with Emma for about 5 years AND that was also the evening of his first kiss.
So I wrote this for @_fullybooked ‘s Valentine’s contest where we have to write a love letter to a fictional character. (They’re giving away a book set and steak. Yup you heard me. Steak. And dinner for two whoop! hahaha)
I wasn’t able to post the whole version since Instagram has a word limit so I thought I’d share it here. lol don’t laugh, okay? I’m in love with this guy. <3 This is my letter to Will Herondale from @cassandraclare‘s Infernal Devices series. The photo edit was taken from @the-manila-institute
It is a bit odd writing this letter to you. I’ve been wanting to for a long time but people would think me insane to be addressing someone who, quite frankly does not really exist in the real world. A fictional character—a mere creation of the human mind. But seeing that there is an opportunity where I will not be judged if I do, I have gladly taken it; overjoyed to finally be able to say to you what I’ve wanted to say the very moment I turned to the very last page.
William. Did you know you wore the name so well? In French it means: “determined protector”; the epitome of who you are as I’ve read from the Infernal Devices series. I was in high school when I met you, and had the honor of being by your side as I read through your adventures with Tessa, Jem, and the other Shadowhunters. Every fight, every war left me in awe as you fought them with such skill. (And you knew that very well too.)
My first impression of you: you’re going to be someone I won’t like but would end up liking in the end anyway. You were rude, arrogant, reckless, excessively cocky, and did I mention rude? Yes, I believe so. In retrospect, you were everything I didn’t like—except maybe the fact that you were an incredibly gorgeous human being with deep blue eyes, that even you yourself are in love with. I liked Jem more in all honesty and would probably get along with him better than I would with you.
But as I got deeper into the story, I learned there’s more to you, Will. Behind the sarcasm and rude disposition was a caring young man who would risk everything for the people he loves. I discovered your past and suddenly…everything changed. Or maybe I’ve known it all along but didn’t let myself see it.
I couldn’t pinpoint the exact time—or page—I fell in love with you. But know that I did. I really did and it was like a lullaby; a slow journey. I guess it started when you expressed your devotion for the written text. Your love for books was wonderful and I guess I saw myself in you and related a lot to your thoughts.
Your words spoke to me, touched my heart. And for the first time, I saw someone as my other half. Perhaps we were twins in another life for we think very much alike.
“It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.” - Will
Your words continue to haunt me to this day—your words of love, your witty remarks, and even the snarky and sarcastic ones that make me want to hurl a chair at you. Being a writer, I breathe and live words and you are the first person (I don’t care if you’re not real) who understood what it’s like to be that way. Maybe you are just a fictional character, but I believe Cassandra Clare has shaped you in the image of real people, so you must exist somewhere. I hope I find someone who would want to listen to me talk about books and my stories “until their ears fell off”. I hope I find someone half as passionate as you are; who is incredibly strong but felt too deeply it leaves me breathless…
Someone who can easily express himself in words so beautifully; and would say these words to me the way you did to Tessa:
“Life is a book, and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read. I would read them together with you, as many as I can, before I die—“
You’re simply wonderful Will, and it breaks my heart a little knowing I can only be with you through the pages of a book. But just so you know, I would gladly read it over and over again just to have the privilege of being able to witness the beauty of your mind and heart—your very soul.
I love you, most ardently. And dare I say if I were a book, you’d be the words; every page strewn with thoughts of you.
I'm lowkey very frustrated with the book community right now
I’ve noticed that some people shame others for liking books written by authors like SJM and Cassandra Clare and Maggie Stiefvater, and I’m pretty sure we all already know why they shame others.
And as a poc, I just want to tell people that it is okay to like these authors and their books, as long as you recognize that they are problematic in terms of diversity. But please do not think you are a bad person for liking these authors and their books.
But as a poc, I also do encourage people to read books with diverse characters. It’s really nice when we are able to bring attention to literature that has diversity in it
Every time I think about how bad I am at socializing, I remember that Gideon Lightwood kept asking for scones so he could see Sophie. He didn’t like scones, he just kept putting them under his bed, yet asked for more. Literally me tbh.