Cassandra Clare’s Girls
→ Clary, Isabelle, Emma, Tessa.
“So what am I?” Cecily said.
Will exhaled, too desperate to check himself. “You are my weakness.”
“And Tessa is your heart,” she said, not angrily, but thoughtfully. “I am not fooled. As I told you, I’m not an idiot. And more’s the pity for you, although I suppose we all want things we can’t have.”
AU: The Infernal Devices (Clockwork Princess)
Will approached the newly wed forcing a smile. “Jem, Tessa, I’d like to wish you all the love and happiness in the world.” Will clapped Jem’s back to congratulate him. “Come on James, give your old man a hug, will you?”, Will said teasingly as he tackled Jem in a hug. He let go of Jem and faced Tessa. He raised one eyebrow, as if to ask her permission.One last hug. That’s all I need then I’ll let you go, Will thought.
An emotion passed over his eyes that Tessa can’t seem to place. Was it regret? Desperation? Longing? Tessa nodded silently. Will took her in his arms and hugged her tightly. “Goodbye Tess”, Will whispered very softly that only Tessa would hear.Then he let her go.He reached out to brush his thumb lightly against her cheek. “Take care of Jem for me, okay?”, he smiled. A tinge of sadness coated his words. He said his last wishes to the couple and turned to walk away. “Goodbye, Will.” He didn’t need to turn his back to recognize the voice.
Quickly, he ran back up the stairs of the church as he felt his tears threatening to fall. Not yet ,Will. Hold it together, just a little longer. He found an empty room and collapsed into a pew. He buried his face in his hands as tears started to pool his eyes. Pieces of the past flooded his memory. Holy water. Masks. Books. A kiss. Everything that he and Tessa shared is buried in the past. Gone forever. I love you Tessa, and now, I’ve lost you.
I have lost everything, Will thought. Everything.
This is the last time I’m asking you this,
Put my name at the top of your list,
This is the last time I’m asking you why,
You break my heart in the blink of an eye.