“Just that I think Luke is back,” Simon said and jumped on the desk just as the bedroom door opened. “And he is.”
“Hey, Simon.” Luke sounded calm, maybe a little tired—he was wearing a battered denim jacket, a flannel shirt, and old cords tucked into boots that looked like they’d seen their best days ten years ago. His glasses were pushed up into his brown hair, which seemed flecked with more gray now than Clary remembered.
— City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Chapter 1: The Portal
I have a question: Why isn’t Luke attacking the vampire in his territory?” I will admit that this question didn’t come to me until now. However, it’s still a good question, because Maia attacked him for simply being near her and her instincts took over.
I know that Maia is a relatively new werewolf compared to Luke and he simply has more control over his instincts than she does. However, after that one incident, Maia hasn’t shown that she has been struggling with this instinct. Luke has never shown even hint of him also having to struggle with this instinct.
All I’m saying is that Clare can’t be consistent to save her own life. And like many things to do with Simon’s vampirism, it’s yet another missed opportunity for emotional conflict. Can you imagine all the angst that would happen if Simon (who Luke seemingly thought of him as his own son) couldn’t be around Luke anymore?
This would actually give Luke a storyline, which not unlike Simon he desperately needs. *sigh* However, since this Cassandra Clare, we are talking about that means that we still can’t have nice things.