Ready for some major feels today? Cassandra Clare has shared a lot of Lady Midnight snippets over the past year(s), some were funny, some had angst and some were downright heartbreaking. The following snippet, which Cassie posted on her tumblr, is a mix between angst and heartbreak and seems to fit ‘nicely’ with last week’s Twitter snippet:
As Tavvy slept, Julian reached for the law book he’d taken from the library. It was a book he’d looked at so many times before that it now always fell open to the same well-worn page. On Parabatai, it said. He’d read it a hundred times.
It is decreed that those who have undergone the ceremony of parabatai and are forever bound by the terms of the oaths of Saul and David, of Ruth and Naomi, shall not enter into marriage, shall not bear children together, and shall not love each other in the manner of Eros, but only the manner of Philia or Agape.
The punishment for the contravention of this law shall be, at the discretion of the Clave: the separation of the parabatai in question from each other, their exile from their families, and should the criminal behavior continue, the stripping of their Marks and their expulsion from the Nephilim. Never again shall they be Shadowhunters.
So it is decreed by Raziel.
Dura lex, sed lex. The Law is hard, but it is the Law.
Oh Jules ♥ Cassie is killing me with these snippets. Can it please be March 8?
12 days until Lady Midnight!