Jem and Will - aka my favorite friendship in any book i have ever read ever. I’m almost done with clockwork princess bur i accidentally read like 10 spoilers. I cant fucking believe that Jem will become a silent brother thats so fucking stupid.
Moonlight spilled off the polished surface of the boy’s violin as he turned to lay it down on top of the wardrobe, the bow beside it. When he turned back to her, he was smiling. “I should have introduced myself earlier,” he said. “I’m James Carstairs. Please call me J e m—everyone does.”
“I thought you needed me,” Jem said. "There is a wall you have built about yourself, Will, and I have never asked you why. But no one should shoulder every burden alone. I thought you would let me inside if I became your parabatai, and then you would have at least someone to lean upon. I did wonder what my death would mean for you. I used to fear it, for your sake. I feared you would be left alone inside that wall. But now … something has changed. I do not know why. But I know that it is true." "That what is true?" Will’s fingers were still digging into Jem’s wrist. "That the wall is coming down.”
Taking a brief break in the middle of working on comic thumbnails to test a couple of new brush settings I have been wanting to try. They might still need a bit of tweaking.
Portrait of Jem (from the Infernal Devices by cassandraclare)
All kinds of Jem on my blog lately! I have another Jem question up to answer next…
Will closed his eyes. He could not hear Jem go, not anymore; he did not want to know the moment when he left and Will was alone, did not want to know when his first day as a Shawdowhunter without a parabatai truly began. And if the place over his heart, where his parabatai rune had been, flared up with a sudden burning pain as the door closed behind Jem, Will told himself it was only a stray ember from the fire.
“It is a very strange thing, to be in love. It changes you.”
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fangirl challenge: [1/10] friendships → james carstairs & william herondale
I told you before, Jem, that you would not leave me. And you are still with me. When I breathe, I will think of you, for without you I would have been dead years ago. When I wake up and when I sleep, when I lift up my hands to defend myself or when I lie down to die, you will be with me. You say we are born and born again. I say there is a river that divides the dead and the living. What I do know is that if we are born again, I will meet you in another life, and if there is a river, you will wait on the shores for me to come to you, so that we can cross together.
"If Jem dies, I cannot be with Tessa," said Will. "Because it will be as if I were waiting for him to die, or took some joy in his death, if it let me have her. And I will not be that person. I will not profit from his death. So he must live." He lowered his arm, his sleeve bloody. "It is the only way any of this can ever mean anything. Otherwise it is only —"
"Pointless, needless suffering and pain? I don’t suppose it would help if I told you that was the way life is. The good suffer, the evil flourish, and all that is mortal passes away," Magnus said.
"I want more than that," said Will. "You made me want more than that. You showed me I was only ever cursed because I had chosen to believe myself so. You told me there was possibility, meaning. And now you would turn your back on what you created.”
What would have happened to Jem and Will if Tessa had never come into their lives? —(composited question)
Jem would have died from the yin fen. Will would have committed suicide, ending the Herondale line.