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Daylighter (pantea13) | 1431 comments Mod
Clockwork Prince cookie. Tessa and ....

They slowed finally at the southeastern corner of the church. Watery daylight poured through the rose windows overhead. “I know we are in a hurry to get to the Council meeting,” said Jem. “But I wanted you to see this.” He gestured around them. “Poet’s Corner.”
Tessa had read of the place, of course, where the great poets and writers of England were buried. There was the gray stone tomb of Chaucer, with its canopy, and other familiar names: Edmund Spenser, who had written The Faerie Queen, “Oh, and Milton,” she gasped, “and Coleridge, and Robert Burns, and Shakespeare —”
“He isn’t really buried here,” said Jem, quickly. “It’s just a monument.”
“Oh, I know, but —” She looked at him, and felt herself flush. “I can’t explain it. It’s like being among friends, being among these names. Silly, I know . . .”
“Not silly at all.”
She smiled at him. “How did you know just what I’d want to see?”
“How could I not?” he said. “When I think of you, and you are not there, I see you in my mind’s eye always with a book in your hand.” He looked away from her as he said it, but not before she caught the slight flush on his cheekbones. He was so pale, he could never hide even the least blush, she thought — and was surprised how affectionate the thought was.
She had become very fond of Jem over the past fortnight; Will had been studiously avoiding her, Charlotte and Henry were caught up in issues of Clave and Council and the running of the Institute —even Jessamine seemed preoccupied. But Jem was always there. He seemed to take his role as her guide to London seriously: they had been to Hyde Park and Kew Gardens, the National Gallery and the British Museum, the Tower of London and Traitor’s Gate. They gone to see the cows being milked in St James Park, the fruit and vegetable sellers in Covent Garden, had watched the boats sailing on the sun-sparked Thames from the Embankment. And as the days went on, Tessa felt herself unfolding slowly out of her quiet, huddled unhappiness over Nate and Will and the loss of her old life, like a flower climbing out of frozen ground. She had even found herself laughing. And she had Jem to thank for it.
“You are a good friend,” she exclaimed, and when, to her surprise, he said nothing to that, she said, “At least, I hope we are good friends. You do think so too, don’t you, Jem?”
He turned to look at her.


Jazmyn | 96 comments I love Jem. (^_^)


heather | 45 comments ohmygosh! why do I feel like Tess just unintenally snuffed any romantic feelings Jem has for her? oh my, Tess. think before you speak!


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Shel (cinderblizzerd) | 212 comments Yes! I think she really has feelings for Will. And ya hm think BEFORE you speek!!! Tess should SO end up with Will.


heather | 45 comments erg, i am absolutely torn between the teo but you gotta love the love triangle suspense here!


Jazmyn | 96 comments Yeah, I love love triangles in stories.


Shyrill Silversong (eid0l0n) | 5 comments Daylighter wrote: "Clockwork Prince cookie. Tessa and ....

They slowed finally at the southeastern corner of the church. Watery daylight poured through the rose windows overhead. “I know we are in a hurry to get t..."


So do I....:D


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brittany (cirilla) *Sigh* Jem~<3


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Lauren (LaurenKel) | 1 comments #1
“They’re not hideous,” said Tessa.
Will blinked at her. “What?”
“Gideon and Gabriel,” said Tessa. “They’re really quite good-looking, not hideous at all.”
“I spoke,” said Will, in sepulchral tones, “of the pitch-black inner depths of their souls.”
Tessa snorted. “And what color do you suppose the inner depths of your soul are, Will Herondale?”
“Mauve,” said Will.

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Will's voice dropped. “Everyone makes mistakes, Jem.”
“Yes,” said Jem. “You just make more of them than most people.”
“I —”
“You hurt everyone,” said Jem. “Everyone whose life you touch.”
“Not you,” Will whispered. “I hurt everyone but you. I never meant to hurt you.”
Jem put his hands up, pressing his palms against his eyes. “Will —”
“You can’t never forgive me,” Will said in disbelief, hearing the panic tinging his own voice. “I’d be —”
“Alone?” Jem lowered his hand, but he was smiling now, crookedly. “And whose fault is that?”

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“He’s Nephilim,” said his companion. “And you’ve never cared for them. How much did he pay you?”
“Nothing,” said Magnus, and now he was not seeing anything that was there, not the river, not Will, only a wash of memories: eyes, faces, lips, receding into memory, love that he could no longer put a name to. “He did me a favor. One he doesn’t even remember.”
“He’s very pretty. For a human.”
“He’s very broken,” said Magnus. “Like a lovely vase that someone has smashed. Only luck and skill can put it back together the way it was before.”
(Cassie doesn't tell us who Mangus is speaking with)


:)


heather | 45 comments ohmygoshhhh!!! Jem and Will fight? i cannot WAIT until Clockwork Prince is released!!!!


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Shel (cinderblizzerd) | 212 comments What did Will do for Mangus?! (should all be in CAPS)


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Daylighter (pantea13) | 1431 comments Mod
CP deleted scene:

The darkness came and went in waves that grew ever slower. Tessa was beginning to feel lighter, less like an awful weight was pressing her down. She wondered how much time had passed. It was night in the infirmary, and she could see Will a few beds away from her, a curled figure under the blankets, dark head pillowed on his arm. Brother Enoch had given him a tisane to drink once the [redacted] was cut out of his skin, and he had fallen asleep almost instantly, thank God. The sight of him in that much pain had been more harrowing than she could have imagined.
She was in a clean white nightgown now; someone must have cut away her blood-stiffened clothes and washed her hair before bandaging her — it lay softly over his shoulders, no longer twisted into rat-tails of tangles and drying blood.
‘Tessa,” came a whispered voice. “Tess?”
Only Will calls me that. She opened her eyes, but it was Jem seated on the side of her bed, looking down at her. The moonlight spilling through the high ceilings turned him almost transparent, an ethereal angel, all silver but for the gold chain at his throat.
He smiled. “You’re awake.”
“I’ve been awake here and there.” She coughed. “Enough to know I’m all right besides a crack on the head. A lot of fuss about nothing —” Tessa’s eyes dropped, and she saw that Jem was carrying something in his hands: a thick mug of some liquid that sent up a fragrant steam. “What’s that?”
“One of Brother Enoch’s tisanes,” said Jem. “It will help you sleep.”
“All I’ve been doing is sleeping!”
“And very amusing it is to watch,” said Jem. “Did you know you twitch your nose when you sleep, like a rabbit?”
“I do not,” she said, with a whispered laugh.
“You do,” he said. “Fortunately, I like rabbits.” He handed her the cup. “Drink just a little,” He said. “It is right for you to sleep. Brother Enoch says to think of the wounds and shocks to your spirit as you would think of wounds and shocks to your body. You must rest the injured part of yourself before you begin to heal.”
Tessa was dubious, but she took a sip of the tisane anyway, and then another. It had a pleasant taste, like cinnamon. Barely had she swallowed the second mouthful when a feeling of exhaustion swept over her. She lay back against the pillows, listening to his soft voice telling her a story about a beautiful young woman whose husband had died building the Great Wall of China, and who had cried so much over his loss that she had turned into a silvery fish and swum away across a river. As Tessa drifted off into dreams, she felt his gentle hands take the cup from her and set it down on the bedside table. She wanted to thank him, but she was already asleep.


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Shel (cinderblizzerd) | 212 comments ..................................................


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brittany (cirilla) *Siiiiigh* Jem is so sweet.


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Daylighter (pantea13) | 1431 comments Mod
keep in mind that it's not going to be in the actual book


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brittany (cirilla) Yeah I know I saw it on FB this morning. Hes still sweet though.


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Daylighter (pantea13) | 1431 comments Mod
yeah i agree i love him so much <3


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brittany (cirilla) Me too <3


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Shel (cinderblizzerd) | 212 comments i still don't like him.


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brittany (cirilla) Why whats wrong with him?


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Shel (cinderblizzerd) | 212 comments i just don't like him. just something about him is just so ugh!


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brittany (cirilla) What that he is nice and a gentleman? Hes a total pimp. At least he isn't mean like Will. If Tessa had any brains at all she would pick Jem.


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jenni... (beavernatorbeaver87gmailcom) | 107 comments stop hating on jem. he is everything you cud w2ant in a guy. at least HE doesnt feel the need to insult others to feed his ego. will is a f!@#n asshole!! he needs to learn to treat people with some bloody respect.


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jenni... (beavernatorbeaver87gmailcom) | 107 comments Daylighter wrote: "CP deleted scene:

The darkness came and went in waves that grew ever slower. Tessa was beginning to feel lighter, less like an awful weight was pressing her down. She wondered how much time had p..."


i think im in love!! lol hes so sweet! <3


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brittany (cirilla) Jenni -sexual tic tac- wrote: "Daylighter wrote: "CP deleted scene:

The darkness came and went in waves that grew ever slower. Tessa was beginning to feel lighter, less like an awful weight was pressing her down. She wondere..."


yes!


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Shel (cinderblizzerd) | 212 comments Will is still better!!!!! why would she pick Jem? he's to... nice? ugh!!! Will is WAY better.


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jenni... (beavernatorbeaver87gmailcom) | 107 comments since wHEN is being nice a bad thing?? Id prefer a nice guy rather than someone hu is goin to insult me every day to feed his huge ego.


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brittany (cirilla) Because being nice is bad. Jem is a pimp. 'nuff said.


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jenni... (beavernatorbeaver87gmailcom) | 107 comments lol


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Shel (cinderblizzerd) | 212 comments there is a question mark in that sentence ya know. i don't know a word to describe Jem... NOT any of those nicey nice words.


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brittany (cirilla) Sexy and hot.


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Shel (cinderblizzerd) | 212 comments yaaaaa.... no


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brittany (cirilla) Yaaaaaa...ya.


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Shel (cinderblizzerd) | 212 comments yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.......................... NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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brittany (cirilla) Yes


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jenni... (beavernatorbeaver87gmailcom) | 107 comments definately yes.


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Shel (cinderblizzerd) | 212 comments Na-ah... nope... Nada... zip... Will... Totally.


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jenni... (beavernatorbeaver87gmailcom) | 107 comments ew.


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brittany (cirilla) ^^


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brittany (cirilla) Jenni -sexual tic tac- wrote: "ew."

I heart you


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Moochi | 37 comments I still agree with Shel! Will all the way!!


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brittany (cirilla) Ew


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jenni... (beavernatorbeaver87gmailcom) | 107 comments major ew.

@ britnee- of course u do


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brittany (cirilla) Ewnles.


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jenni... (beavernatorbeaver87gmailcom) | 107 comments :D


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brittany (cirilla) Jenni -sexual tic tac- wrote: ":D"

Jem is like half asian! who wouldnt like that sooo hot


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jenni... (beavernatorbeaver87gmailcom) | 107 comments mmmmmmmmmmm yummmmmm


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brittany (cirilla) Yuuuuuh so sexy.


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jenni... (beavernatorbeaver87gmailcom) | 107 comments indeed


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brittany (cirilla) ew


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