Jace looked at him steadily. “What’s between you and Magnus Bane?”
Alec’s head jerked back. “I don’t—there’s nothing—”
“I’m not stupid. You went right to Magnus after you talked to Malachi, before you talked
to me or Isabelle or anyone—”
“Because he was the only one who could answer my question, that’s why. There isn’t
anything between us,” Alec said—and then, catching the look on Jace’s face, added with
great reluctance, “anymore. There’s nothing between us anymore. Okay?”
“I hope that’s not because of me,” said Jace.
Alec went white and drew back, as if he were preparing to ward oʃ a blow. “What do
“I know how you think you feel about me,” Jace said. “You don’t, though. You just like
me because I’m safe. There’s no risk. And then you never have to try to have a real
relationship, because you can use me as an excuse.” Jace knew he was being cruel, and he barely cared. Hurting people he loved was almost as good as hurting himself when he was in this kind of mood.
“I get it,” Alec said tightly. “First Clary, then your hand, now me. To hell with you, Jace.”
“You don’t believe me?” Jace asked. “Fine. Go ahead. Kiss me right now.”
Alec stared at him in horror.
“Exactly. Despite my staggering good looks, you actually don’t like me that way. And if
you’re blowing oʃ Magnus, it’s not because of me. It’s because you’re too scared to tell
anyone who you really love. Love makes us liars,” said Jace. “The Seelie Queen told me
that. So don’t judge me for lying about how I feel. You do it too.” He stood up. “And now I
want you to do it again.”
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Chapter 6: Bad Blood
Wow, all of this build up of Alec finally coming out and the culmination of his character arc and this what we get. Alec didn’t come out on his volition, no it was Jace to do it for him. There was no reassurance that yes, that Jace figured out that Alec is gay and has known for a long time. He didn’t reassure his paratabi, the other half of his fucking soul, that his sexuality doesn’t change anything and he will always care about him.
No, real emotion or nuance, it was just as dry as every other emotional scene in this series. And, of course, Jace made it all about Jace. Then Jace emotionally blackmails Alec to lie for him. He just bulldozes over Alec’s feelings and makes it all about him. Honestly, this makes me sick to my stomach,
And I have a feeling we will never see Alec get over Jace and decide to move on his own No, Jace got to do that for him. I just feel so cheated, even though I knew in my hearts of hearts that this was going to go down like this.
Again, I will never understand how Queer people ever stan for this series or Cassandra Clare. mselves for making this a paragon of represenation. It is not.