It’s lucky that she lives on a beach; saltwater fits her like a second skin. The school swimming coaches keep trying to get her on the team, but she knows better. Hers is not a power you can cage. Whatever runs through her veins won’t listen to rules or regulations; it could bring damnation just as easily as it could salvation. She doesn’t dare let it loose, not like the rainwater girls. She sees them and she loves them - she steals their kisses underwater and marvels at how sweet they still taste - but she is not one of them. Sometimes, on bad days, she wishes she could be soft and easy like them. But instead she is the smell of a storm that is already upon you. Monsoons hide in the pools of her eyes, designed to terrify, but everyone is drawn to them anyway. Everyone always wants to know their destruction, she sighs. Don’t they know you can never learn a hurricane?
Guys, have you noticed how when Maryse enters the room Alec and Izzy who were smiling at Max react completely different? Alec immediately lower his gaze while Izzy looks up defiantly. The fact Alec looks down is a sign of both submission and shame. You see, even though he chose himself and he’s finally confronting his parents, he’s still feels shame when he faces them. Alec is angry with his parents treatment of his siblings, but he still loves them and wants their respect. He wants his parents to accept Magnus, to accept himself, after all they made him suffer, he still desires their approval. So the same shame he felt all those years that made him hide who he is, that shame is still there, it didn’t disappear overnight. Then, when he looks up, you can see he transform into the good soldier, taking the serious stance of the model shadowhunter, and he even tries to stop Izzy from confronting Maryse. Izzy, however, looks Maryse right on the eyes, she has the confidence to do so because she’s angry not only for how her mother treats her siblings but for how she treats her daughter, but Izzy, unlike Alec, isn’t hiding her hurt, she’s wearing it like an armor. And then, Maryse brings up the incident with the demon out of the blue, she says it while looking at Izzy, until she mentions Jocelyn, then she looks straight into Alec’s eyes, and it must have been like a burning blade on his heart. He was just trying to get over it, trying to forget, but he hears Maryse say it out loud, facing him, with that inquisitive voice and gaze, that even if unintentionally, make it seems like she’s asking “what did you do? how could you let that happen?” This scene is so full of meaning, because it shows Alec mindset going into the episode.
This is the last and final chapter! We made it through another one! Thank you all for all your kind words and support once more! I appreciate and love every single one of you, seriously!
You and Leonard made your way back to the house, both of you laughing and in good spirits. Leonard lightly wrapped his arm around your shoulder and pulled you in close. You leaned into his side and wrapped your arm around his lower back, hugging him gently. Leonard pulled away a moment later to open the door for you and gestured you inside. You nodded your head in his direction and made your way in.
“Come with me and I’ll get a fire going” Leonard offered, making his way to the fireplace.
6. I Sleep In Silk and Sin Though Magnus may wind down in the evenings, his taste for exquisite things does not; whether he’s expecting company or not, nothing less than the finest silk and an expensive drink (or four) will do.
“Y-Yeah I-I do.” Luke utters, his voice sounding out of breath as you smirk at him, your hands quickly slipping from his biceps to reach and grab his hands, sliding from your thighs and brushing them up to your chest. His large hands grasping your breasts as you keep on rolling your hips on his.
You felt tears begin to well in the hollow of your eyes, your cheeks heating up as you felt your ears begin to ring, the room felt smaller as you swallowed shallow breaths while looking at the thin sheet of paper in front of you. Your eyes falling amongst all the red scribbles on the paper, including the corrections of words and obvious x’s to were you got the question wrong. You felt so defeated.
You couldn’t stop looking at the paper in front of you. You always tried to be the best you could possibly be, always going over and beyond on assignments and doing so fantastically well on tests that you don’t understand how it just went down hill all of a sudden, especially in French, you are so good in it.
“I am very disappointed.” Your French teacher, Mrs. Addison, says and you can feel her eyes on you but it takes everything in you not to look back up at her with tears on the verge of spilling over your lids.
“I-I just don’t know, I don’t understand.” You say while bringing your hands off of the desk and carding them through your hair, a frustrated sigh falling from your lips as you continue to read over every red pen correction.
“Neither do I, your always so good.” Mrs. Addison says, crouching down to level with you, which causes you to bury your head deeper into the desk, trying not to make your French teacher see you cry over such a low mark. “I can’t believe it.” You say, shaking your head and closing your eyes, swallowing the ache in your throat that you always get whenever you’re on the verge of tears.
“Y/N don’t worry, I’m sure that you’ll do good on the next test, just like the rest.” She says, rubbing her hand up and down your back, the sound of her watch clashing against her skin and your back causes you to sigh before you nod your head.
“Yeah, yeah, okay. I’ll just try extra hard next time.” You state, peeling your eyes open and staring up at your teacher, her effortless smile set out on her lips before she stands and begins walking around the narrow classroom and chats with a bunch of students.
Your shoulders immediately slump as your chin drops low, you’re back to staring at the failed test in front of you as another sigh rolls out of your mouth, you just wish that you could’ve done so much better.
“Why do you look so sad?” Jocelyn questions, her voice not holding any sympathy what so ever as she smacks down on her bubble gum obscenely.
“I’m sad because I just failed one of my French test.” You say, your head tearing away from the desk and staring in front of you to see Jocelyn sitting with her body sat upon her desk as her feet drum against her seat, making you roll your eyes at her childish position.
“Calm down, the world isn’t ending,” Jocelyn says, this time it’s her turn to roll her eyes. Making you watch her with annoyance before your lips turn into a frown. “I know, I know, it’s just that I really like to do good and I just don’t understand what I did wrong.” You imply, your hands finally tearing away from your hair to rest along your jawline, your head in your hands.
“You don’t need to understand, it’s not like it’s going to be on the next test.” Jocelyn says while taking one of her hands off of her lap and bringing it to shove strands of her unruly curly chocolate her hair behind her ear.
“Yeah but it’s going to be on the exam.” You state while looking up at her with a rised eyebrow, which only receives you the exact same look.
“Fuck the exam, let’s go out for pizza instead.” Jocelyn says before her thin lips break out into a devilsh grin, a laugh falling from your lips before you look up at the clock and see it’s time to go. Your hands slipping the red marked up paper into your binder before standing and grabbing everything else.
“As tempting as that sounds, I don’t want to turn out like you.” You say while tucking your chair into the desk and looking at Jocelyn with a smirk as she hops off hers and begins to walk to the door way filled with your classmates.
“Hey, you’re getting there bugger,” She remarks while smiling, making you turn around and push her towards the door instead of her walking in front of you.
“So you going out to lunch with Levi again?” You ask her as you guys begin to walk down the hallway, the sound of Jocelyn’s sneakers hitting the floor can barley be heard with all the slamming of lockers and jingling of keys.
“Yeah, so I’ll catch you later.” Jocelyn says while smiling at you, her body trailing to her locker which is down the hall. “Yeah, see you later.” You utter before you turn down the hallway when you don’t see Jocelyn’s brown hair anymore.
You walked down your hallway with ease as the sound of laughter and sneakers kept on filling your ears before you even reached your locker was when everything begin to clear out and people started to make their way downstairs for lunch.
You opened up your locker and stuffed your binder on the top shelf before you tossed your pencil case on the one before it. You turned around to look at yourself in the small mirror that was stuck to your locker, checking yourself to see if your hair was still in place, no mascara running, no lip gloss smudge, and nothing stuck in your teeth. With all of those checked off your list you quickly spritz a little bit of perfume on to your chest before placing it back into your school bag.
“Hey Y/N,” A blond boy says just as you shut your locker, causing a gasp to fall from your lips and jump in the air slightly, a relieved sigh falling from your lips when you realize who it is.
“Hi Luke, can you please not do that to me ever again.” You say urgently while turning towards him, a small smile spreading on his lips as he just nods his head. “I really didn’t mean to scare you, thought you knew I was here.” He says while running his eyes over your face to see if you’re still shaken up, his smile growing wider when he sees that you’ve calm down.
“Nope I didn’t know about it.” You state, pushing away from your locker and beginning to walk down the other side of the hallway, Luke walking quickly next to you before letting a breathy laugh fall from his lips.
“You sure do walk fast for a girl that is short,” He says, his lanky self nearly consuming you as you turn down the end of your hallway and begin to make your way to the stairs.
“Thanks for the compliment,” You say while turning to give him a serious look, causing his cheeks to heat up before you stop in your tracks, Luke stopping also to see what’s up. “Why are you following me around, what do you want?” You question while looking him up and down, his usual pair of skinny jeans cling to his skin as a black and white striped shirt is loosely hanging off his shoulders.
And you know that you are coming off rude, it actually is surpising you on how much of a bitch that you’re acting towards him since you’re never like this towards Luke ever.
Luke has always been a sweet guy towards you after you became friends with him in French class, always telling you jokes when you look bored out of your mind or writing on your desk, you at sometimes, just to piss you off; but even whenever that happened you never acted like a bitch towards him and you never even thought the test would have this much of an impact on you.
“Oh, I saw your test and I was wondering if you wanted me to help you go over it with you.” Luke says while peeling his left hand away from his hips and rubbing behind his neck, looking at you with squinted eyes as you look back at him with a rised eyebrow, your left foot laced in your black Converse tapping the tiled floor as your other foot stayed planted to the ground.
“And why would I need your help?” You inquire, staring Luke down as he now stands in front of you with wide eyes and cheeks growing even deeper in colour.
“I was only suggesting because I heard you talking to Jocelyn about it and I thought I could help you, but it’s okay, I understand.” Luke says while nodding his head, his legs beginning to carry his body towards the flight of stairs. You know that your acting like a bitch and Luke is a really sweet guy, way too good for this world, way too good for you to be acting out on him for just a test that you failed on.
“Luke wait, yeah, can you go over it with me. Teach me where I went wrong.” You say while trailing down the first few steps to meet up with Luke, a surpise look in his eyes as he looks at you bewildered before answering.
“Uh, yeah, definitely.” Luke says, smiling at you with his gorgous smile before nodding his head proudly, making you laugh lightly before looking up at him through your lashes painted with mascara.
“So come to my house at seven! Sounds good?” You declare watching Luke nod his head before rocking on his heels.
Your body was pretty much healed up and everything had stopped screaming at you, you’re not sure how much time had been recovering you just knew that you were pretty much okay. So now to make sure that everyone gets into less trouble you were at the institute with Magnus, you had your feet up you were working on your own ways to find him but you weren’t sure if any of them were going to work so you sat quietly with your eyes closed. “Any word from the Clave?” Izzy asked as herself, Magnus, Alec and Lydia walked into the main hall of the institute. “Not yet, and we’ve been trying for the past four hours. Something’s up.” Lydia answered. “Mmm, the Clave being unhelpful? Who’s shocked? Show of hands?” Magnus asked and you smiled opening your eyes to look over at them. “I’m worried. I can’t sense Jace through our parabatai bond.” Alec informed them. “We’ll find him, Alexander,” Magnus assured and you continued to quietly worry about Jace, you wondered off to get away from the noise and tension, you ended up bumping into Simon. “Hey are you okay?” he asked. “Yeah I’m okay.” You answered. “What you up to?” “I’m going to see Clary’s mum, you wanna come?” he asked. “If she anything like Clary you are going to regret this.” You declared following after him desperate for a distraction. “Hey, guys.” Simon greeted walking in, you were a little ways behind him hands running over the plant. “Simon?” Joycelyn asked. “Hey, Mrs F. Good to see you on your feet again. You look great Considering the coma situation.” Simon complemented and you rolled your eyes. “What’re you doing here?” she asked. “Um, It’s kind of a long story,” Simon answered. “So, um, a lot A lot happened while you were away.” Clary jogged forward to talk to her mum. “Yeah.” Luke agreed. “Like what?” she asked reaching out to touch his cheek, Simon smiled revealing his fangs and Jocelyn pulled her hand back. “You’re a vampire.” “We have to get to the ops centre, right now,” Clary said after checking her phone and you rolled your eyes. “What everyone so worked up for god!” You groaned as you began walking the others running ahead of you. “We are at war. Valentine now has the Mortal Cup, with which he is, no doubt, raising a new army, and one of our own has joined him.” Maryse started, you leant against one of the walls near the entryway to the institute. “As a result, the Clave has declared a state of emergency at the Institute. Their first priority is to replace the current leadership, who they have deemed wholly ineffectual.” Maryse looked down at Lydia. “It is an honour to introduce the newly appointed head of the New York Institute, Clave representative, Victor Aldertree.” “My fellow Shadowhunters. It’s an honour to be here with you all. We have to find Jace Wayland. He’s a Shadowhunter, and we don’t leave our people behind. The answer to his location may very well lie in this room. So, I wanna speak with everyone who went on a mission where Jace disappeared. One last thing. Effective immediately, the Institute is on lockdown. But it’s only temporary. Let’s turn this institute around.” he smiled he seemed proud of himself as he walked away. “And there’s my villain.” You mumbled to yourself watching him leave.
You walked into the office and looked around the last time you were in there you were leant up against the desk arguing with Jace about your collar, your hand moved to you neck as your thought about. “Are you okay?” Victor asked. “Yeah fine.” You answered. “You wanted to talk?” “Yes please take a seat.” he gestured to the sofa. “Sorry about the camera.” he smiled as he sat down opposite you. “So from what I can understand you weren’t there that night.” “Nope.” You answered. “Why was that?” he asked. “Because I don’t like Clary very much opted for taking myself away from her instead of killing her.” You answered. “So where did you go?” he asked. “Went somewhere quiet a park.” You answered. “No one called you.” he asked. “No… I had other things to worry about.” You nodded. “Like what?” he asked. “My dad.” You answered. “You know where he is now?” Victor asked looking at you. “Dead.” You answered. “I killed him.” “Why?” he asked. “He was causing me a lot of emotional and physically pain.” You informed him. “You mean torture?” he asked. “No, he told me about what was happening to me and what he wanted to do to me before pulling to collar off my neck.” You answered. “Mmm.” he hummed writing something in his notes. “We were told that the collar was weave into your spinal cord.” “It was but the werewolf healing gene meant that after he pulled it out it healed” You explained. “So you and Jace were friends?” Victor guessed and you looked at him. “What have the others told you?” you asked. “Well, Isabelle and Clary think you’re more than friends and Magnus told me to ask you myself,” Victor informed you. “We were good friends.” You nodded. “Nothing more? I was told you loved him” he asked. “I love him.” You corrected. He nodded. “Well, I’m done here.” You got up and left the room although he had so much more he wanted to ask you and you could feel it.
You were in Jace’s room when you heard the alarms blaring, you groaned walking into the opts centre and stopped when you saw the word ‘wanted’ written in capitals over a picture of Jace with the sentence 'dead or alive’ underneath it. “Definitely my villain.” You nodded storming over to the console where the other started to gather round. “Aldertree said he wanted to rescue Jace,” Clary said. “Actually, Clary, I said I wanted to find him. And you gave me the clue I needed to do just that.” Victor answered walking through the middle of the group. “What did you tell him?” Alec asked. “Alec, it-” Clary started but was cut off but Victor starting to talk. “Is this everyone? Fantastic. First up, all Downworlders are forbidden from entering the Institute without my prior approval. For those still present, good day.” he turned to look at Luke. “Mr.Graymark.” “I’m not leaving Jocelyn. Besides, my badge gives access to resources that you don’t have. I can help you find Jace.” Luke offered. “That’s generous of you, but I’m going to have to insist.” Victor smiled. “Call me when you can,” Luke said looking at Jocelyn “Yeah.” Jocelyn nodded. “You, too Simon. Simon, right?” Victor asked. “It’s almost dawn. I don’t have anywhere to go.” Simon answered. “Hey, you’re a smart guy. I’m sure you’ll figure something out.” Victor smiled. “Simon, come on,” Luke assured him. “Guys wait, you’re missing one.” You said walking passed Victor who grabbed your elbow. “Where are you going?” he asked and you just looked down at him still holding your arm and let out a threatening growl, he snatched his had away and someone stepped forward with a Seraph Blade pointed at you. “I’m leaving,” You answered. “No you’re not, you’re on lockdown” he ordered. “No, I’m not.” You laughed. “You just think I am.” “You’re not allowed to leave, the moment that you do, you’re not allowed back in.” he threatened. “Okay… I’m okay with that but the Clave isn’t, I’m their weapon or did they forget to brief you on that?” You asked. Victor gritted his teeth as you turn to walk out you heard something moving and turned again, winking before finally leaving the institute.
You wandered around for ages in both human and wolf form, you were using both because you needed to get used to your wolf body and your limits after turning back. It was late when Alec phoned you. “Yup?” You asked after answering the phone. “Jace, he’s on land,” Alec answered. “Where?” You asked. “Um, I don’t know… I just-” “Alright hold on.” You ordered. “You might feel a little weird I’m going to follow the bond using magic, okay?” “Isn’t going to hurt?” he asked. “No it’ll be like me following a rope, you hold on end Jace holds the other, I’ll be moving away from you so you might feel a bit like something is tugging on you.” You explained. “Okay. Do it.” Alec nodded. You started the tracking and an image of a Pizza place, Reggie’s. “There’s a pizza place Reggie’s, he standing outside of it.” You told him. “That’s a vampire nest,” Alec said. “I’ll meet you there.” You said hanging up the phone and you started running.
When you found Jace he was holding a piece of the wood to a Vampire’s chest. “I surrender to the authority of the Clave,” he smirked. “Oh, sweetheart you chose the wrong day.” You mumbled throwing your Seraph Blade into her back, she looked over at you. “(Y/N)!?” Jace asked. “Hey.” You waved running up to him, hugging him. “(Y/N).” Valentine smiled. “How’s your father.” “Dead why’d you ask?” You looked over. “You don’t seem all to phased by me.” he pointed out. “Yeah you show your true colours you haven’t lied to me, what you do is none of my business, that was until you took Jace.” You explained. “As of right now I’m here to make sure that you both know they’ve ordered a dead or alive sentence on Jace and now everyone can track so you need to go.” “What?” Jace asked pulling you to face him. “Lydia isn’t running the institute anymore, there’s this new guy that I didn’t take the time to listen to and he tried to ground me so I’m here to tell you that people have been ordered to bring you in dead or alive.” You explained. There was a gasp behind you and Valentine jumped in front of the both of taking an arrow straight through the shoulder. “You have to go now!” Jace looked at you and then the portal, he grabbed your face and kissed you before helping Valentine up and running through the portal. “Why’d you let him go!” Jocelyn yelled walking towards you. You growled as she approached and Simon put himself between the two of you. “I suggest you stop moving before you lose the ability to do so!” You growled. “(Y/N) calm down!” Clary ordered. “And you hold your tongue before you lose it.” You warned. “Don’t you dare talk to her that way!” Jocelyn said stepping forward pointing the crossbow at my head. “I’ve been talking to her that way since I met her, don’t test me,” you said stepped forward. “(Y/N)!” Alec called. “Where is he!?” “I’m sorry…” You said looking down at the floor. Alec nodded and walked over pulling you into a hug. “It’s okay, we’ll talk about it later.” he muttered into your hair resting his chin on your head.
May I ask, when you write about the President Jocelyn Marowisk, are her looks based on someone specific, like an actress? if so, who? also i'm really glad you are continuing the stumbling is not falling series <3
O’meng, no one specific, but if I had to choose I’d probably say Julianne Moore from Hunger Games.
And, to go with this inquiry of who I picture when writing original characters, I have her twin sons; Ian Somerhalder as Colonel Jackson Marowisk, and Chace Crawford as Peter Marowisk.
Aramis Knight as Washington kom Trigedakru.
Aaaand! Last but not least! As Daxon the gorgeous Aldis Hodge.