Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
If you don’t want them to find you, changing your last name seems a fairly elementary first step. Trust me, I’m an expert. I’ve watched a lot of spy movies.
Alec slid his hand from Jace’s arm to his shoulder. Magnus cleared his throat. Alec dropped his hand. Simon grinned into his undrunk coffee.
You’re Valentine’s son. I’m sure you’re the one the Queen really wants to see. Besides, you’re charming. Maybe not at the moment.
It’s not your fault,
Isabelle says the Queen of the Seelie Court has requested an audience with is”
Sure” said Magnus. “And Madonna wants me as a backup dancer on her next world tour
Stripping the protection wards off the ship was bad enough-it’s a strong, strong enchantment, demon-based-but when you fell, I had to put a fast spell on the truck so it wouldn’t sink when I lost consciousness. And I will lose consciousness, Alec.
I think you’re fairly strong,” said Magnus. “And you have quite a lot of self-control. Look how you sternly repress all the hero worship you are longing to show me that you feel.”
“It is sometimes an exercise of real self-control not to laugh in your face,” Raphael said gravely. “That much is true.
You really want to know what else it was my mom said about you?” he asked.
She shook her head.
He didn’t seem to notice. “She said you’d break my heart,” he told her, and left.
He remembered running through the streets of Alicante with Tavvy in his arms, stumbling on the cracked paving. trying to keep his little brother’s face mashed against his shoulder so that he wouldn’t see the blood and death all around him.