So speaking of ownership and possessive behavior, this passage really doesn’t sit well with me. I know that Cassandra Clare probably tried to write as Magnus has to come along because the Inquisitor put Jace under Magnus’s guardianship. However, after The Inquisitor just didn’t check up on Jace at all after the drama in the Seelie court, I’m not really convinced that Inquisitor cares at all.
And as said, back in Part I that it makes no sense that Magnus, even as a high ranking Downworlder would be granted guardianship over Jace. Especially given the fact that the Inquisitor is pretty damn prejudiced against Downworlders.
So this brings to me my point: This reads like Magnus doesn’t trust Alec and Jace alone together. Oh yeah, you guy remember when Magnus got pissy because Alec was touching Jace when they were having that pow-wow back in Chapter 8. This really makes suspect that Magnus coming with Alec is not because of Jace, but because he wants to make sure that Alec is not close to Jace.
Because it’s obvious to anyone with eyes that Alec still has feelings for Jace. Now, I have a lot of circumstantial evidence, but this really fits into Cassandra Clare’s usual modus operandi. So no wonder I’m suspicious as hell at Magnus’s presence here.