the audacity of people to ask me if i’m over clockwork princess
Hey everyone, sorry that it’s been a while! All the fighting amongst the TSC fandom (and stuff going on irl) kind of brought my motivation down, but Ash motivated me yesterday so here’s the newest chapter!
You can find chapter 1 here on tumblr and here on ao3, and you can find chapter 3 here on tumblr and here on ao3! For those that need a refresher, this is a Parent Trap AU with Herongraystairs, the children being James, Lucie, Mina, and Kit.
Here’s the chapter on ao3! Please let me know if you enjoyed <3
Chapter 4: Is This Legal?
James had never been more confused in his life. The idea of his mom marrying two people at the same time was crazy enough, but the idea of Lucie and Mina being his sisters? He had no idea how to feel about it.
“I have a mom!” Lucie shrieked, and James winced at the high volume.
“I have a mom,” Mina whispered. “I have –another dad?” She turned to look at Lucie, and Lucie turned to look at her.
“I have another dad,” Lucie said, and stood up. Mina stood up with her.
They grasped each other’s hands and started jumping up and down in excitement. “Yes!” they shouted, grinning from ear to ear. “We’re sisters!”
“Um,” James said. “I’m lost. How is this possible?”
However, he knew that they were right. The two girls had seemed familiar when he’d first met them, especially Lucie, and if he compared them to his mom he could see the similarities. Lucie and Mina have the same eyebrows, he thought, and was tempted to find a mirror and look at his own eyebrows to see if his matched.
“They met and fell in love, duh.” Lucie said, once she and Mina had finally sat back down. They were sitting close together, still holding hands with wide smiles.
“No, I mean, marry two people. I didn’t even know you could date two people at once.” James shared. He could feel his head spinning, and was glad that he was sitting down. James read a lot of books, but nothing could have prepared him for his life to turn into what could be the plot of one.
“Oh, I know!” Mina said enthusiastically, gesturing to the picture of her dad. Our dad? “My dad says that he’s poly, which means that he can fall in love with more than one person at once. Your mom and Lucie’s papa must be poly too. Then they all fell in love with each other and married.” she explained. “Dad told us about it when Kit said that he liked both girls and boys.”
James thought about it. “I guess that makes sense.” he said. He didn’t know that being poly was a thing, but he knew now, and the idea of having two dads was really cool.
Lucie nodded with vigor. “That totally makes sense. I can’t believe I have two other parents out there!”
An overwhelming urge to cry hit James all of a sudden, and he put his head into his hands.
“James? Are you alright?”
I don’t know if it’s just me, but I get kind of annoyed with how it seems like Will knows everything about Jem but Jems knows actually very little about Will. And logically I know that Will doesn’t have to talk about anything he’s not ready for and everyone opens up at different times and stuff. But it seems like Jem is more invested in the friendship than Will is, like Jem is more trusting and stuff. Like not that Will isn’t invested but so far (I’m in the beginning of The Clockwork Prince)it seems like pretty unbalanced. And I don’t know if it’s because I tend to be kind of bias forwards my favorite character (Jem) or if there is an unbalance in their relationship (at least right now).
in january i will be 100% financially independent and i can finally get the ‘we live and breathe words’ tattoo that i’ve wanted for six years. at last, my body will evolve into its final form: wessa temple
thule!jace, emotionless!julian, cursed!will, and gracelet!james should start a band
Will *enters room late and disheveled*: “sorry I’m late, I was doing stuff”
Tessa *enters room completely composed*: “I’m stuff”
A little drawing of Will that I did a bit ago. I think my art’s been improving, slowly but surely. I hope y’all like it.
There’s plenty of sense in nonsense sometimes, if you wish to look for it. 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙡𝙚
(major spoilers for Chain of Gold and TW for abuse)
Yes, I am defending the devil (I don’t think she’s the devil but, you know, popular opinion). Ever since Chain of Gold came out, Grace Blackthorn has been the target of all hatred in the fandom and I want to change that. So here’s why, I don’t think Grace is an absolute disgrace to this world(sorry, couldn’t help it):
1. Grace Blackthorn lost both her parents when she was, let’s see, 9?? And then, she was adopted by Tatiana Blackthorn. Not really the loveliest parent figure.
2. After that, she was raised in a manor that was literally decaying around them because Mommy Tati cannot tolerate anybody’s presence.
3. Her brother figure, Jesse, dies quickly after. And as if that wasn’t bad enough Mommy Tati resurrects him in some real ungodly way. And somewhere along the way, she also summons a Prince of Hell. Fun stuff to watch as a pre-teen.
4. Tati also doesn’t let Grace go out, or let her train like every other Shadowhunter her age. So, from ages 9-18? Grace has only seen Tati, Jesse’s ghost and James. And her skillset comprises of looking pretty.
So, now that we have established that Grace has had one of the roughest lives in Chain of Gold, and has an abusive mother, let’s get to what her motives might be.
SHE WANTS TO GET AWAY FROM TATIANA BLACKTHORN!!
It couldn’t be more obvious. She has a bracelet that can make James do pretty much everything she wants and what does she ask? To get married and run away with him. She knows that Tati is never going to leave them alone if they stay in the Shadowhunter world so she wants to live with the mundanes. And yes, you can argue that she could ask for help. Sure, Will and the London Enclave would like to help but she knows both the Clave and Tatiana. The Clave let Tatiana adopt Grace despite knowing that she isn’t entirely sane and has done nothing to help her while she lived with Tati (they basically said live with a supervillain :)). And she knows Tatiana’s plans better than anybody else and I think Grace believes that the Clave is in serious danger from her (I mean, a Prince of Hell is involved, so of course, she’s going to assume that). And I believe that she’s scared. Who wouldn’t be scared of Tatiana if they lived with her through their formative years and had seen all her shady business? Tati wasn’t the doting mother either. She groomed Grace into being the cold beautiful shell she is and yet, Grace managed to retain some amount of agency through it all. I’m pretty sure that Tati didn’t plan on getting James away from the Shadowhunter world at all. If anything, Tatiana would like for him to burn with the rest of them.
If you really think about it, Grace thought she was doing James a favor by getting him away from the London Enclave. James is the only other living person that Grace knows aside from Tatiana. And she tried to rescue him from Tati’s revenge. She didn’t even love him but cared enough to try. Sure, she did other things that one might argue were wrong (like getting Matthew to kiss her) but I don’t think it’s as bad as the fandom makes it out to be. She’s an abuse victim trying to get away from her abuser. Honestly, anything that gets her away doesn’t seem that bad to me.
From what I’ve seen (and mind you, I’ve not really seen all posts), the fandom hates her for keeping James under the gracelet. But really guys? You expect a teenager who has nothing in her name to defy the wishes of her abuser? How do you think she’d manage that? To be fair, she has actually done her best to do as little harm as possible with the gracelet. Sure, James isn’t realizing his feelings for Cordelia because of the gracelet but is that so bad? They have all their life to figure their feelings out. (And personally, I think that Grace would’ve eventually let James go after she’d managed to build a life of her own. I don’t think she would keep him bound to her even if he had decided to run away with her). Grace is in a situation that’s ten times worse than either of theirs so don’t hate on my girl for cockblocking your OTP.
Grace clearly is a better person than the fandom gives her credit for. She cares deeply about the people in her life, few as they maybe (we all know that she loves Jesse, and she cares for James in her own way). Her actions have mostly been motivated by her desire to get away from Tatiana (which is even more impressive because Tatiana has essentially handicapped Grace in all ways and yet she found a way to get things done). So, please, be nicer to her.
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-With much love,
It never had stopped hurting, remembering when Will had died.
By William Owen Herondale
Jem: The eagles won last night
Tessa: Oh, did you watch the game?
Jem: *covered in blood and scratches*what game?
dean ashdown: i’ve called you in today because your son is exhibiting bad behaviour
will: and? he exhibits bad behaviour at home too, but do i ever call you?