YA Lit Meme: [4/7] Friendships → Will Herondale and Jem Carstairs from The Infernal Devices
"Will rose slowly to his feet. He could not believe he was doing what he was doing, but it was clear that he was, clear as the silver rim around the black of Jem’s eyes. ‘If there is a life after this one,” he said, ‘let me meet you in it, James Carstairs.’"
you are an arrow shot directly into the heart of the clave, jace. you are valentine’s arrow. whether you know it or not.
"Men may be stronger, but it is women who endure."
The infernal Devices’ Ladies → Cecily Herondale
TID Apreciation Week | Day 6: Favourite Family → the Herondales
Whither thou goest, I will go;
Where thou diest, will I die
And there will I be buried:
The Angel do so to me, and more also,
if aught but death part thee and me.
Her heart was pounding so hard, she felt as if it might break through her rib cage. Slowly she turned, away from the balustrade. And stared.
He stood on the pavement in front of her, smiling shyly, hands in the pockets of a pair of very modern jeans. He wore a blue cotton jumper pushed up to the elbows. Faint white scars decorated his forearms like lacework. She could see the shape of the rune of Quietude, which had been so black and strong against his skin, faded now to a faint imprint of silver.
"Jem?" she whispered, realizing why she had not seen him when she’d been searching the crowd for him. She had been looking for Brother Zachariah, wrapped in his parchment-white robe, moving, unseen, through the throng of Londoners. But this was not Brother Zachariah.
This was Jem.
Epilogue - Clockwork Princess
That’s why when major badasses greet each other in movies, they don’t say anything, they just nod. The nod means, ‘I’ am a badass, and I recognize that you, too, are a badass,’ but they don’t say anything because they’re Wolverine and Magneto and it would mess up their vibe to explain.