You had been reading this book all week, ever since Isabelle had recommended it to you. It proposed all kinds of fun and exciting things to do in the bedroom with your partner, and while you blushed your way through a few sections and outright skipped other sections, you weren’t completely opposed to trying out a few things with (or on) Simon.
“How would you feel about tying me up in bed sometime?” You said one night as you were cleaning up your dinner dishes.
Simon, who had been casually washing a cup before your sudden admission, dropped the glass and spun around to face you.
“I wh-what?!” he stuttered.
“Or I could tie you up,” you said casually, “I’m not opposed to either honestly.”
He stuttered and choked for a few seconds before he settled on a furious blush and wide eyes.
“Is that something you want?” He said calmly, despite his heated cheeks.
You smiled cheekily, “Yeah.”
“Alright then.” he said, and began stripping in the middle of the kitchen, “First time for everything, huh?”
“Woah woah put your clothes back on!” you said, “I didn’t mean right now!”
He ignored you and took off shirt and moved toward you, picking you up bridal style and carrying you towards your shared bedroom. Curse his vampire strength.
“Simon!” you yelled, but you were laughing.
He gave you a shit eating grin, “Are you saying you don’t want to have sex right now?”
“Well I certainly didn’t say that.”
“Thought so.” he said and proceeded to drop you on the bed. He pushed you onto your back and moved to hover over you, dropping kisses on your neck and shoulder.
“I’ve seen that book you’ve been reading, “he said huskily, “And if I’m gonna let you tie me up, I wanna try a few things out myself.”
You gasped lightly and he captured your lips in a heated kiss.
The following week you couldn’t thank Isabelle enough for the recommendation and asked where you could find some comfortable hand cuffs.
Simon & Luke: Seriously, these two have been cool bros since before we learned that Luke is a werewolf and before Simon became a vampire. And even though they belong to separate groups who are sworn enemies, it doesn’t cause their friendship to end, which to mean makes it a beautiful, beautiful thing.
P.S: I love it when an older-younger friendship is done in shows. Like seriously, not all my friends are my age, and this so reflects real life for me. So score Luke and Simon!
Max was sitting alone in the kitchen when Alec got back from his latest solo mission. A lower level demon had decided that a hail storm wasn’t a bad enough for 5pm on a Friday, so he’d started killing Mundanes who were unlucky enough to come shelter in the only undercover doorway between one of the largest offices and the underground station. Alec had gotten there as fast as he could, but not fast enough to save the first two Mundanes. Their loss weighed on him so he was relieved to find Max, who always managed to cheer him up no matter how bad his day had been. Especially now Jace was gone Alec had found himself tracking down Max more and more, he was determined that Max would never experience the conditional of affection from him, that they all got from their parents. Usually, Max could be found pouring over one of his graphic novels but today he seemed to be making a list. Although, if all the cross outs and rewriting were anything to go by, it wasn’t going too well.
“What are you working on, Max?” Alec asked as he attempted to read Max’s untidy handwriting upside-down from across the table.
“I’m trying to decide who my favourite Downworlder is,” Max said biting on the end of his pen and frowning before crossing out whoever had been at the top of the list and writing something else there instead.
“Any special reason you’re trying to figure it out?” Alec asked, feeling the weight of the awful afternoon start to shift as he leant across the table.
“Well, there’s basically a war on – or it’s coming anyway – and you, Izzy, Clary and Clary’s Mom are all friends with Downworlders. So I figured that if something happened it would be a good idea to know how to get in touch with them and I’m trying to come up with a list of who, out of the one’s I’ve already met, like Luke and Magnus – is the person I’d call first.”
“So who’ve you got on your list then?” Alec asked, refusing to belittle Max’s concerns just because he was only nine. They all knew the risks and Alec liked the way Max’s mind worked, Alec too found comfort in having a plan for what to do if everything else failed.
“Well there’s Magnus, obviously,” Max said smirking knowingly as Alec blushed, “and Luke, then Meliorn, Simon -” Alec scoffed, earning him a glare before Max continued, “Simon, Alaric and finally Raphael. But of course, I don’t really know Meliorn, Raphael or Alaric properly because they never come to the institute but I’ve heard a lot about them.”
“So, what’s your dilemma?” Alec asked, immediately trying to rank them in his head, only to realise once he got past Magnus and Luke it wasn’t quite as straightforward as he’d expected.
“Well, I love Magnus but he’s really more your favourite than mine and Luke is always really fun but he’s already got his pack as well as Jocelyn and Clary so he doesn’t have that much time whereas Simon is super cool – he knows so much and is always introducing me to new stuff or lending me some of his comics but he’s not much good if the sun is shining because he doesn’t want to get turned to ash which leaves the three I don’t really know. And I guess out of the three I’d probably have to pick Alaric because even though Raphael has some serious style, he doesn’t really seem to like anyone besides Simon and Magnus and he can’t go out into the sun either and Meliorn, well I know Izzy likes him but he has also made her cry so he can’t be that nice…” Max trailed off, staring down at his list again, his brow furrowed.
“Well maybe trying to pick one favourite or rank them all by one criterion won’t work. Maybe you need to have different favourites for different things. If you need someone who can hang out and be fun, then might put Simon up the top after the sunsets or if you can go somewhere indoors but if it’s the middle of the day and you want to go to the park then Magnus or Luke might be a better pick. And if you need somewhere to stay if something happens then you might put Magnus first because you can always go there, followed by Luke depending on what his pack and his family are doing but maybe leave Simon and Raphael off because you wouldn’t be safe at Hotel DuMort. How does that sound?”
“So Simon, Magnus and Luke could all be my favourite Downworlder because they each would have a category they’re going to be the best person to call for!” Max said beaming at Alec.
“Sure, why not. I’m sure Simon must be at the top of some list if you try hard enough,” Alec said rolling his eyes.
“Fine. Okay, I’ll admit he’s really not as bad as he was -” Alec admitted grudgingly.
“Who’s not as bad as they were?” A voice asked from behind Alec.
“Seriously? Who invited the Vampire to the Institute?” Alec asked loudly, fixing Max with a stare that promised revenge if he spilt to Simon.
After all, it was one thing to admit it to Max but telling Simon that he was okay – nope, not happening. Simon would definitely take that as encouragement and go back to trying to be his friend.
listen i don’t want to start yet another big discussion and i get why people say saphael is winter because the days are short and they can enjoy the winter together and all BUT
just, metaphorically speaking, raphael has lived in winter for so long and then simon comes into his life, simon with the bright smile and the sparkling eyes - simon, the epitome of sunshine and basically what i want to say is:
Jace, who is still reeling from everything that has happened, makes hunting down Valentine his number one priority even though he continues to wrestle with his conflicted feelings. In hopes of finding a way to stop Valentine before it is too late, Clary and Simon must find the key tounlocking Jocelyn’s coma. But that key to unlocking Jocelyn’s spell may just undo the Downworlder peace treaty, Simon’s relationship with Raphael, and the Vampire clan in the process. Meanwhile, Alec must deal with the aftermath of his decision and what his choice means for his future.