fleur delacour falling in love with bill weasley because he sees her. his youngest brother looked and went hair-eyes-teeth-legs, thought body, thought sex. her whole life, men have been looking and seeing a thing, not a girl. since she turned thirteen and bud-breasts pressed up against her shirts and boys at school wanted to sit close, men back home lingered too long in hugs.
until she was fifteen she dressed herself in shame before she put any clothes on at all. wore everything a few sizes too big, a few inches too long. draped herself in thick fabrics to hide the body beneath them. never learned that hot eyes on her were the fault of their owners, not her. took the uncomfortable stares and the endless flirtation as a fact of life. was fourteen the first time she dared to say “stop looking!” and met only laughter.
it’s not until she’s nearly sixteen and her sister is turning ten that she sees eyes begin to slide over her and to gabrielle. a friend of their father’s, not even that deep into a bottle of wine, caresses a child-round cheek and murmurs a line from lolita, eyes too bright and lips too dry. gabrielle flickers a panicked glance around the room. that look is so familiar.the same hour fleur switches her baggy sweatshirt for a crop top and rolls her skirt over two inches.
*Before meeting Magnus Bane he didn’t comb his hair and wore frumpy clothes and intentionally tried to make himself less attractive *Believes himself to be generally inferior to Jace in pretty much all ways including or maybe especially attractiveness *Was scouted by a modeling agent while on his first date with Magnus *Even after meeting Magnus continued to wear clothes that were once black but have since become brown because they’re so worn *Wore said once-black-now-brown sweater to a DRESS PARTY WHERE MAGNUS WAS DRESSED LIKE A VICTORIAN GENTLEMEN SDLJFS: *Has twice come across abandoned children and his reaction was, “This is my son now.” *Told Jace that he got a hickey by falling down. ON HIS NECK. *Has read Magnus’ stash of comic books ‘cuz he’s a nerd *Once left a rambling, heart-broken message on Magnus’ voicemail and then woke up Jace to ask him how to delete a message off of someone else’s voicemail *After securing a second date with Magnus he was so happy he backed out of Magnus’ apartment so he could keep looking at him and he FELL DOWN THE STAIRS *At the start of the series Alec had never killed a demon because his role was protecting Izzy and Jace
IF YOU CRITICIZE SCARLETT JOHANSSON FOR NOT BEING AT COMIC-CON I WILL PERSONALLY REACH THROUGH YOUR SCREEN AND SMACK SOME SENSE INTO YOU BECAUSE IF SHE THINKS ITS BEST FOR HERSELF AND HER CHILD THEN ITS WHAT BEST I SWEAR TO GOD DON’T START