But the words that actually came out of Alec’s mouth were quite different—and sounded petulant, even to his own ears. “You never called me back,” he said. “I called you so many times and you never called me back.”
Magnus looked at Alec as if he’d lost his mind. “Your city is under attack,” he said. “The wards have broken, and the streets are full of demons. And you want to know why I haven’t called you?”
Because if Valentine made me a monster, then I suppose he made you a sort of angel. And Lucifer loved God, didn’t he?"
“I’m not an angel, Jace,” she repeated. “I don’t return library books. I steal illegal music off the Internet. I lie to my mom. I am completely ordinary.
He offered her his arm. “Shall we?”
She managed a smile. “You’re kind of pushy, you know.”
He shrugged. “I have a fetish for damsels in distress.”
“Don’t be sexist.”
“Not at all. My services are also available to gentlemen in distress. It’s an equal opportunity fetish,” he said.
I had every right!" he shouted. She didn’t think he’d ever shouted at her before. "I had every right, you stupid, stupid girl. I’m your brother and I—"
“And you what? You own me? You don’t own me, whether you’re my brother or not!
"Great," Simon said. "Maybe I’ll even make it back before my mother notices I’m gone. What’s the time difference between her and Manhattan?"
“You have a mother?” Aline looked amazed.
Simon chose to ignore this. “Seriously,” he said.
"Look, did you ask me to come all the way uptown just so you could stare at me like I was something in a petri dish? Next time I’ll send you a photo."
“And I’ll frame it and put it on my nightstand,” said Jace.
You’re just worried they’ll hire a male instructor and he’ll be hotter than you."
Jace’s eyebrows went up. “Hotter than me?”
“It could happen,” Clary said. “You know, theoretically.”
“Theoretically the planet could suddenly crack in half, leaving me on one side and you on the other side, forever and tragically parted, but I’m not worried about that, either. Some things,” Jace said, with his customary crooked smile, “are just too unlikely to dwell upon.
"Alec keeps sending me annoying photos. Lots of captions like ‘Wish you were here, except not really.’"
“Well, you can’t blame him. It’s supposed to be a romantic vacation.”
Alec and Magnus standing in front of the Eiffel Tower, Alec wearing jeans as usual and Magnus wearing a striped fisherman’s sweater, leather pants, and an insane beret.
In the Boboli Gardens, Alec was still wearing jeans, and Magnus was wearing an enormous Venetian cloak and a gondolier’s hat. He looked like the Phantom of the Opera.
In front of the Prado he was wearing a sparkling matador jacket and platform boots, while Alec appeared to be calmly feeding a pigeon in the background.City of Fallen Angels
Look, just figure this out before the wedding. If they both think they’re going to it with you and they find out at the wedding that you’re dating them both, they’ll kill you." She stood up. "And then my mom’s wedding will be ruined, and she’ll kill you. So you’ll be dead twice. Well, three times, technically…"
“I never told either of them I was going to the wedding with them!” Simon sounded panicked.
“Yes, but they’re going to expect you to. That’s why girls have boyfriends. So you have someone to take you to boring functions.
…It’s a dating rule."
“Well, how am I supposed to know that rule?”
“Everyone knows that rule.”
“I thought you were supposed to be on my side.”
“I am on your side!”
“So why aren’t you being more sympathetic?
"By the Angel, you don’t know anything about your kind, do you? Do you even really know how vampires are made?"
“Well, when a mommy vampire and a daddy vampire love each other very much…”
Isabelle made a face at him.
Both Isabelle and Maia were invited to the wedding, a prospect Simon found more terrifying than the idea of being chased through the streets of New York by an angry mob of vampire hunters.City of Fallen Angels
But if you can’t tell the truth to the people you care about the most, eventually you stop being able to tell the truth to yourself.City of Ashes
If you really love something, you never try to keep it the way it is forever. You have to let it be free to change.City of Ashes
"This is so weird," said Simon. "I keep expecting the truck to start sinking."
“I can’t believe you just went through what we went through and you think this is weird,” said Jace.