You know what, this proves without a doubt that Clary is a hypocrite. Simon is currently LYING ASLEEP IN HER BED and she decides to go off on a romantic picnic date in the greenhouse with the guy she’s been crushing on since the beginning of this book. Yet, not a page or two earlier, she was being jealous over Simon showing Isabelle any type of attention.
Also, I would like to remind the audience that Clary is currently being hunted by Valentine and that her mother is currently in a coma and being held against her will by a crazy homicidal megalomaniac. Not to mention, they must race against time to find the Mortal Cup before Valentine does.
Yet they are taking the time out to have a romantic date for Clary’s birthday. Clary has worried about a lot of things, but you never see her really worrying about her mother. I said this back in Part I, but if it had been me in Clary’s position, people would probably have to tranquilize me to stop me from searching for my mother. Yet, I haven’t seen Clary show any concern for her own freaking mother since back in Chapter 9.
This passage proves without a doubt that Clary only really cares about Clary and as I said yesterday, it really seems that Jace and Clary are perfect for each other.