Okay, I’m going to do a little recapping so you can get the full breadth of Clary’s stupidity. After a long and dry conversation between Hodge and Clary, Hodge leaves the Insitute as slowly as possible ( and conveniently giving Clar enough time to catch him). Clary remembers that she has Jace’s stele and just at the right time she remembers a rune to break the force field. Clary then uses the stele to draw a rune and it breaks the force field. Clary runs out of the Institute and follows Hodge into a dark alley to confront him.
Everyone got that? Good!
WHY ARE YOU SO FUCKING STUPID CLARY?! WERE YOU DROPPED ON YOUR HEAD AS A CHILD?! Clary’s lack of common sense and self-preservation is once again coming into play. Clary is an untrained waif of a girl that is just going to follow the self-professed murderer and veteran warrior into an alley alone. By all means, let’s make it easier for Hodge to FUCKING MURDER YOU!
What Clary should have done is that she should have run to the infirmary and told Isabelle what happened. Isabelle would have known how to contact the Clave representatives that are supposed to be swarming the city in search of Valentine. They could use their experience to expertly search and retrieve Hodge. But oh no we can’t have that! Clary Fray decides to not use her last remaining cell and decides to run after Hodge anyway. And then she has the utter audacity to try to demand that Hodge to tell her where Valentine took Jace like she is big and bad enough to force someone like Hodge to confess anything!
*rubs head* Just when I think this book can get any dumber, Cassandra Clare goes out of her way to prove me wrong.