i think the narrative should explore the fact that clary is valentine’s daughter.
by which i mean - clary is dangerously charismatic. even alec, who hated her and has been forced to pick up after her, becomes close to her in the end. clary has stomped on every tradition and rule he was raised with, endangered countless lives - but still in the end he forgives, thanks her for saving isabelle’s life when she’s the one who endangered it.
maybe it is jocelyn’s daughter that saves the little mage child. but it is valentines daughter that went marching to magnus’s in the first place. jocelyn went to magnus when she was ready to hide - clary went to him when she was ready to fight. and when she brings the vampires and werewolves together - that type of leadership and manipulation is valentine. jocelyn helped save the downworlders by running from valentine and stealing the cup - clary doesn’t run. from the beginning she doesn’t run.
she fights, but not alone. she draws people to her, like moths to a flame. even meliorn is impressed by her, grants her a favor he’s granted no other. she negotiates with vampires, with simon’s help yes, but on her own.
and speaking of simon - valentine turned his best friend into a werewolf, and clary turned hers into a vampire. granted he was trying to kill luke and clary was trying to save simon, but still. jocelyn left luke wounded in a barn to make his choice, but clary made simon’s choice for him.
valentine and clary act - jocelyn only ever reacts. jocelyn may be a fighter, but she’s not a leader. she’s a soldier. luke is a soldier. but valentine and clary are smart enough and charming enough and ruthless enough to be generals. clary is always convinced she’s doing the right thing - even when lives are in danger and people are getting hurt she thinks she’s making the best choice for everyone. and she can usually convince most of everyone that she’s right. this is dangerous.
she’s not the same kind of leader that valentine is now. valentine is hard and violent and makes you walk over coals for his approval. but once upon a time he did what clary did - was kind and charismatic and told people that he knew what was right, that by listening to him they would be saving the world. clary has been in this world a couple of months and already she draws her inner circle around her, already she has allies that no one else has ever had before.
people are right to be wary of clary for being valentine’s daughter, but not for the reasons they think. clary will die before she joins her father, but she has the potential to succeed where her father failed. clary doesn’t like the clave, doesn’t agree with the clave, and she is valentine’s daughter more than she is jocelyns. those who knew valentine must see all his best and most terrifying qualities shining out in her. she may succeed where her father failed, and if she decides the clave is doing more harm than good - what’s to stop her in leading her allies in tearing it to the ground?
she is joan of arc, she is julias caesar. people believe in her, are willing to fight and die with their worst enemies for her, break oaths to their queen for her.
the only way to get rid of people like her is to stab her 52 times in the senate or burn her in a holy fire. but then she becomes a martyr and then shes more dangerous dead than alive.
there is someone in the clave who’s seeing clary and is seething, panicking, because this little girl is her father’s daughter, and she has the potential to amass an army that will destroy them all.
clary is valentine’s daughter.
her enemies should fear her - including valentine himself.
The thing about Yuuri’s Free Skate is that, from my understanding of how scoring in ice skating works (which isn’t saying much lmao), it has a higher base(?) score than Yuri’s. So, if Yuuri hypothetically managed to skate a perfect Yuri On Ice, he could definitely close that 20 point gap, and then the gold medal would be up in the air.
2011-2015 Japanese National Championships: Men’s Retrospective
Everyone watch this. It’s the perfect summary of what happened in the men’s field since 2011:
2011: Daisuke Takahashi lands a surprise quad in his SP and wins; 17 year old Yuzuru Hanyu makes the podium for the first time and 14 year old Shoma Uno competes at his first senior Nationals
2012: Yuzuru Hanyu beats an almost perfect Daisuke Takahashi for his first National title
2013: The toughest competition (#bloodbath) in history. Six men are trying to make it to the Olympics.Tatsuki Machida shines, Yuzuru Hanyu wins his second title while Daisuke Takahashi and Nobunari Oda compete at their last Nationals. Machida, Hanyu and Takahashi are chosen as the representatives for the Sochi Olympics
2014: The abrupt and emotion filled retirement of Tatsuki Machida; Daisuke Takahashi comments: “I was shocked [by his retirement] because I thought he would go on to excel.”
2015: Yuzuru Hanyu wins his 4th consecutive National title
It’s the final episode of the second season. Yuuri wins gold in the Four Continents Championships, sharing the podium with Otabek and Seung-Gil Lee. Then we see the scene change to two months later, and Yuuri stands in front of a mirror, fixing his bow tie.
“Never have you looked this handsome Yuuri,” says his mom. Minako Sensei has never looked so happy and Yuko stands with her husband in support, smiling bright with slight tears in her eyes.
The scene changes and we see all the skaters - Phichit, Chris, Mila, Sala, Emil, Yuko, Lila, Yakov - everyone in their best formals. Even JJ and his wife now, were invited. Otabek and Yurio were the last to arrive. Yurio’s still in shock that this is happening. Will Victor’s career survive this? They are all seated in the church where Yuuri had given the gold ring to Victor two years ago in Barcelona in anticipation.
As ‘Stay Close to Me’ starts to play, the crowd stands and sees Yuuri walk up to the pedestal where Victor stands, waiting for him. As Yuuri walks the aisle with his father, he remembers all that he’s been through just to get through to this moment. Victor’s giving his best smile to Yuuri - a smile of reassurance and love.
The ceremony begins, and Yuuri and Victor are asked to say their vows. “I promise to stay by your side and never leave.”, says Victor to a teary-eyed Yuuri. “I promise to be with you, every step of the way, wherever you want to go.”, says Yuuri to an-already-crying Victor.
No one in the church could believe this was finally happening. Victor and Yuuri had to bear so many hardships to get to this day; no one in their right mind thought that they could finally get married.
“Congratulations! You may–” Before the priest could finish, it’s Yuuri this time who jumps straight into Victor’s arms for the kiss. The crowd cheers, Otabek claps (with a slight smile this time), Yurio smiles (which is a very rare occasion to see), Phichit is crying so hard - he’s so happy for his friend! Axel, Lutz and Loop are recording and reporting the event of course.
Their first dance had to be on the ice of course, since it’s what brought them together. This time, all of the crowd joined them in celebration for their love and happiness for a wonderful married life ahead.
As the episode ends, Otabek whispers to Yurio, “Maybe we should have something like this in the distant future?”, Yurio stares at him in horror, asking him for an explanation, and the screen fades to black.
MAAAAAN I REALLY WANT SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO HAPPEN LOL. This is the first time I’ve written something like this so please forgive me for any mistakes I’ve made!