"is it still available to read?" "any way we could see it now? The jace/alec kiss?" Aiee. Well, the link is here
but it won't work unless you're a group member. So, the original post:
So below is, in fact, the original version of the scene that begins on page
137 in City of Glass, "Jace looked at Alec steadily. “What’s between you and
Magnus Bane?” In the original version, Jace actually does kiss Alec, more to
make a point than anything else, but the resultant scene made me laugh and made my editor laugh, hysterically. It didn't work — made the emotional impact of Jace telling off Alec less. But since there have been a lot of
requests (mostly from Marcy and Ashley) to see it, here, to celebrate the UK
release of CoG, it is. I warn you, it is not romantic.
Jace looked at Alec steadily. Then he said, “What’s between you and Magnus
Alec’s head jerked to the side, as if Jace had slapped him or pushed him. “I
don’t — there’s nothing —”
“I know better,” Jace said, forestalling him. “I’m not stupid. Tell me the
“There isn’t anything between us,” Alec said — and then, catching the look
on Jace’s face, added with great reluctance, “any more. There’s nothing
between us any more. Okay?”
“And why is that? Magnus really liked you.”
“Drop it, Jace,” Alec said in a warning tone.
Jace was having none of being warned. “Magnus says it’s because you’re hung
up on me. Is that true?”
There was a moment of utter silence. Then Alec gave a despairing howl of
horror and put his hands up to cover his face. “I am going to kill Magnus.
Kill him dead.”
“Don’t. He cares about you. He really does. I believe that,” Jace said,
managing to sound only a little bit awkward. “Look. I don’t want to push you
into anything, but do you maybe want to —”
“Call Magnus? Look, that’s a dead end, I know you’re trying to be helpful,
“—kiss me?” Jace finished.
Alec looked as if he were about to fall off his chair. “WHAT? What? What?”
“Once what would do.” Jace did his best to look as if this were the sort of
suggestion one made all the time. “I think it might help.”
Alec looked at him with something like horror. “You don’t mean that.”
“Why wouldn’t I mean it?”
“Because you’re the straightest person I know. Possibly the straightest
person in the universe.”
“Exactly,” Jace said, and leaned forward, and kissed Alec on the mouth.
The kiss lasted approximately four seconds before Alec pulled forcefully
away, throwing his hands up as if to ward Jace off from coming at him again.
He looked as if he were about to throw up. “By the Angel,” he said. “Don’t
ever do that again.”
“Oh yeah?” Jace grinned, and almost meant it. “That bad?”
“Like kissing my brother,” said Alec, with a look of horror in his eyes.
“I thought you might feel that way.” Jace crossed his arms over his chest.
“Also, I’m hoping we can just gloss over all the irony in what you just
“We can gloss over whatever you want to,” Alec said fervently. “Just don’t
kiss me again.”
“I’m not going to. I have other business to take care of.” Jace stood up,
kicking his chair back. “If anyone asks where I am, tell them I went for a
“Where are you actually going?” Alec asked, watching him walk to the door.
“To see Clary?”
“No.” Jace shook his head. “I’m going to the Gard. I’m going to break Simon
out of jail.”
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