“I put it through a window,” Jace said, “and Alec’s making me heal like a mundane to
teach me a lesson. There, I told you the truth. Impressed?”
“No,” Simon said. “I have bigger problems than you. The Inquisitor keeps asking me
questions I can’t answer. He keeps accusing me of getting my Daylighter powers from
Valentine. Of being a spy for him.”
Alarm flickered in Jace’s eyes. “Aldertree said that?”
“Aldertree implied the whole Clave thought so.”
“That’s bad. If they decide you’re a spy, then the Accords don’t apply. Not if they can
convince themselves you’ve broken the Law.” Jace glanced around quickly before returning his gaze to Simon. “We’d better get you out of here.”
“And then what?” Simon almost couldn’t believe what he was saying. He wanted to get
out of this place so badly he could taste it, yet he couldn’t stop the words tumbling out of his mouth. “Where do you plan on hiding me?”
“There’s a Portal here in the Gard. If we can find it, I can send you back through—”
“And everyone will know you helped me. Jace, it’s not just me the Clave is after. In fact, I
doubt they care about one Downworlder at all one way or the other. They’re trying to prove something about your family—about the Lightwoods. They’re trying to prove that they’re connected with Valentine somehow. That they never really left the Circle.”
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Chapter 7: Where Angels Fear to Tread
Before I get started ripping this passage apart, I want to apologize for such a huge chunk of text. However, this was necessary to see all of this to get the full scope of Cassandra Clare’s fuckery.
Now, on to this, Cassandra Clare keeps rubbing it our faces of all the great storylines and character arc Simon was cheated out of. It’s fucking maddening and it really makes me want to shake her! Again, Clare’s constant need to make everything about Clary really fucked over Simon’s subplot so far in this book.
This should have been Simon realizing that after he went through with the Lightwoods, he sees them as friends and that he is willing to sacrifice himself for his friends. It is actually a very noble thing and really done a lot to redeem Simon’s own shitty actions in my eyes.
Unfortunately, we get none of that!
We are also cheated out of Simon and Jace becoming friends despite being romantic rivals (and don’t you think I won’t be talking more about this later).
We don’t get even Simon realizing that protecting the Lightwoods is simply the right thing to do.
No, this is all about Clary, because god forbid the Main Sue is pissed in any way. So, every time I see scenes like this it just leaves me with a sour taste in my mouth.