And Will, who had words for every occasion, opened his mouth and closed it on silence, and instead reached for her to pull her against him. Her wrap fell onto the stairs, but his arms were warm around her, and his mouth hot against hers as he slanted his head down to kiss her. He tasted like snowflakes and wine, like winter and Will and London.
Will grinned. “Some of these books are dangerous,” he said. “It’s wise to be careful.” “One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
ENDLESS LIST OF FAVOURITE CHARACTERS ⟶jem carstairs
“Whatever you are physically…male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy–all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.”
TID MONTH 2016, WEEK 3:- favourite relationship(s) ↳ jem carstairs and tessa gray
“People still use the expression ‘zhi yin’ to mean ‘close friends’ or ‘soul mates,’ but what it really means is ‘understanding music.’” He reached up and took her hand. “When I played, you saw what I saw. You understand my music.”
“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.”
“Ella was protective,” said Will. “Like a mother. She would have done
anything for me. And Cecily was a little mad creature. She was only nine
when I left. I can’t say if she’s still the same, but she was—like Cathy in
Wuthering Heights. She was afraid of nothing and demanded everything.
She could fight like a devil and swear like a Billingsgate fishwife.” There was
amusement in his voice, and admiration, and … love. She had never heard
him talk about anyone that way, except perhaps Jem.