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 ifs


tw: suicide

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.

all parabatai are devoted…but with jem it is different.

"If there is a life after this one, let me meet you in it, James Carstairs."
"There will be other lives.” Jem held his hand out, and for a moment they clasped hands, as they had done during their parabatai ritual, reaching across twin rings of fire to interlace their fingers with each other. “The world is a wheel,” he said. “When we rise or fall, we do it together.”



Will and Jem #1 

William Herondale & Jem Carstairs (c) The Infernal Devices, cassandraclare

ded from adorable

  Will x Jem    the infernal devices    fanart  


Jem from The Infernal Devices (written by cassandraclare)

An exercise in speed. I timed myself, 10 minutes while listening to this beautiful song.


Mrs. Dark, Will, and Jem from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

A great crystal chandelier hung overhead, fronded with strings of gray cobweb that drifted in the disturbed air like ancient lace curtains. It had probably once hung over a grand table. Now it swung over a bare marble floor that had been painted with a series of necromantic patterns—a five-pointed star inside a circle inside a square. Inside the pentagram stood a repulsive stone statue, the figure of some hideous demon, with twisted limbs and clawed hands. Horns rose from its head.

Made with Watercolors.
Here’s the rest of my 24 illustrations of Clockwork Angel.

There is more to living than not dying” (x) [insp]


heronstairs au: college roommates

for some sadistic reason, the powers of the universe have conspired against will herondale after a blissful first semester of miraculously having no roommate, and james carstairs is now moving in. or jem, as he so often tells will to call him, always with a stupid(ly pretty) smile on his face. somehow, that was the start of…something.

will’s still trying to figure out what or why. but he likes it. him. them. whatever, it’s not like he wants to get married or anything, leave him alone.

  Will x Jem    the infernal devices    au