"We are bound, you and I, over the divide of death, down through whatever generations may come. Forever." - Will Herondale and Jem Carstairs
James Herondale married Cordelia Carstairs
Lucie Herondale and Cordelia Carstairs are parabatai
Emma Carstairs’ mentor/inspiration/role model (?) is Jace Herondale
Jem Carstairs is going to marry Tessa Herondale (nèe Gray)
"When two souls are as one, they stay together on the Wheel."
After the Bridge Part Two (Jem/Tessa)
A story for those who might have wondered what Tessa and Jem did after they met on Blackfriars Bridge in the epilogue of Clockwork Princess.
Those who do not like Tessa&Jem together or Jessa sexytimes probably should skip this. (You will not miss anything that will affect your understanding of later books.) Those who like that sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.
After the Bridge alternates POV between Jem and Tessa. It will be posted in installments.
This is Part Two. It is not the whole story. There are more parts. As this is one short story and not chaptered, each post will contain the whole story from the beginning up to the point where that part ends so that new readers or readers who don’t remember what happened won’t have to hunt down the previous post(s.)
AFTER THE BRIDGE
wear your armor
whether it’s makeup, a band tshirt, your fandom pins, tattoos, jewelry, your favorite ripped pair of jeans, or something no one else can touch or see like your favorite song repeating like a mantra in your head, the sound of your own heartbeat, or the knowledge that you were brave enough to get out of bed today when everything else inside you said “no”
wear your armor and kick ass