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After the Bridge: The Full Story (Jem/Tessa)

cassandraclare:

hi Cassie! idk if you’ve noticed, but I think you’ve invoked a small (and quite entertaining) url revolution. — hornyjem

I did. I am very proud. :)

This is the full story of After the Bridge, a tale for those who might have wondered what Tessa and Jem did after they met on Blackfriars Bridge in the epilogue of Clockwork Princess. If you’ve been waiting to read it until it was done, it is now done.

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. This is Part Five, the full story. 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 : Now with (sexy) art by Cassandra Jean! 

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After the Bridge Part Four

cassandraclare:

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 Four. 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.)

[Also just a personal note: since starting to post this, I’ve been bombarded with requests to write Clace, Malec, Sizzy, Wessa, Jemma, Jordelia, ships that don’t even have names, etc short stories. I usually turn down requests to write short stories for published anthologies because I don’t have time — I really don’t have time to write a ton of short-story-length outtakes. I’m writing this as it grew out of a discussion with Holly Black and Kelly Link about romance shapes and sat on my head and demanded to be written. When that happens again, I will happily post what I write because I like to share free content. But I do need to focus on TLH and TDA right now, and nothing else is calling to be written. In other words, and I hope I am saying this the nicest possible way, I can’t take requests. We will all just have to see if inspiration strikes and hope it isn’t Mortmain/Benedict “The Worm” Lightwood.]

Meanwhile, definitely an R rating below. I admit I don’t really understand the rating system. SEXY TIMES. These characters are consenting and 135 years old, but I would probably keep the story away from kiddies.

AFTER THE BRIDGE PART FOUR 

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After the Bridge Part Three (Jem/Tessa)

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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 3/4

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After the Bridge Part Two (Jem/Tessa)

cassandraclare:

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

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After the Bridge (Jem/Tessa) Part One

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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 one. (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 One. It is not the whole story. There are several more parts.

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What if Clary and Jonathan  grew up together? What if Jocelyn managed to escape with both of them? What if she taught Jonathan what family, love and humanity is not by rejecting him but showing him through being there?

What if they were bickering over crayons and coals when they are little and they are drawing pictures of stuff  for mommy? “That’s my crayon Jonathan” “I need this colour, redhead” “Stop calling me that or I’ll smash this pot on your head” “Go ahead, mom will kill you” “I don’t care, it will be worth it!” and they struggle and pot smashes on the floor and they burst out laughing and then they clean up together and when Jocelyn comes back they are drawing one picture together not an inch of dirt on the floor and she thinks she did good?

What if they are on the cleaning duties and Jonathan leaves a pile of dirty dishes in the sink though it’s his turn and Clary yells: “Jonathan Christopher! You’re on cleaning duties! I’m not washing after you, you jerk” and he’s in  his room, casually reading giant volume on occultism and she barges in with her hands on her hips and he just states calmly “I’m in the middle of something Clarissa kindly close the door” and it makes her explode, that stoic condescending tone of his and she throws wet dishtowel at his face and he gasps: “Did you just throw this at me?” “No shit, Sherlock” “I’m so gonna get you now!” he gets up abruptly  and they are chasing each other around the kitchen and he gets to her and tries to smear the towel all over her face in revenge while she giggles and in the end they do the washing up together “You owe me one” Clary nudges him and Clary knows he will help her clean the house in return because he has her back just as much as she has his and when Jocelyn comes back and sees them doing the dishes together she thinks she did good?

What if the apartment in NY is filled with pictures of them together goofing around and laughing with little doodles for Jocelyn on Mother’s Day,  portraits of her and Luke and caricature of each other hang on the fridge and Jocelyn sometimes stops in the middle of making dinner, smiling at these pieces of happiness spread all around the house  and thinks to herself how this is home and how they managed. How they all did good.

And what if she was his sister and he was her brother and nothing else mattered but this: home, family and being there for each other for better and for worse, despite the blood, the past and prejudice of the world?

I legitimately have no response to this….