This is Clary’s biggest flaw coming up, again, to slap us in the face. She is, as usual, running impulsively into an unknown situation with no preparation, no weapon, or any clue of what she is running into. She’s just running to the door, in the middle of the night, because she’s so convinced that it’s Simon.
First of all, what parent worth their salt, would allow their sixteen-year-old son to travel across town at three in the morning? I know the parents in this damn series are neglectful, and incompetent. But, I know at that age my mom would have killed me if I thought about leaving at that time at night. Also, how in the hell did he get across town at all? He doesn’t own a car, he borrowed the van from his friend Eric in the last book. I did look up how late taxis operate in New York City, and though it appears that there are always on duty cabs, but unless he’s in a pretty active area of NYC, there may not be that many cabs around. According to the New York City Metro Transit site, subways run until midnight. So unless he walked, or took a managed to take a very expensive taxi ride, I don’t see how he would have gotten there.
As I said when Clary was checking her phone every five minutes back in Chapter 8, I don’t think Simon is that quick to forgive her over something that he definitely sees as a betrayal. Yet, Clary is so self-assured that Simon would immediately get over his anger, and come back crawling to her at 3 AM IN THE FUCKING MORNING?! This makes zero sense. Not only that is this stupid, but arrogant as hell on Clary’s part as well.
This has got to be the most idiotic set up to a plot point I have seen Cassandra Clare write to date, and after reading City of Bones that is saying something!
So that’s the end of this week’s sporking. I will be back on Monday to tackle the rest of Chapter 9 of ‘City of Ashes’. You guys have a wonderful a weekend and I see you guys on Monday!