now very much against her will, she thought of the way Jace had looked at her then, the blaze of faith in his eyes, his belief in her. he had always thought she was strong. he had showed it in everything he did, in every look and every touch. Jace had held her with all the strength he had, never wondering if she could take it - he’d known she was just as strong as he was.
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∟London - The Infernal Devices
“I’m so sorry,” Tessa whispered. “About Nate. It’s my fault he’s dead.”
“Hush,” her aunt said. “It isn’t your fault. It is his and mine. I always felt such guilt, you see, Tessa. Knowing I was his mother but not being able to bear telling him. I let him get away with anything he wanted, until he was spoiled beyond saving. If I had told him that I was really his mother, he would not have felt so betrayed when he discovered the truth, and would not have turned against us. Lies and secrets, Tessa, they are like a cancer in the soul. They eat away what is good and leave only destruction behind.”
“I miss you so much,” Tessa said. “I have no family now… .”
Her aunt leaned forward to kiss her on the forehead. “You have more family than you think.”