Clary POV

Why! Why me! I was perfectly fine with living with Isabelle and Simon. But apparently, they moved out because, and I will quote Izzy on this one, 'You need to learn people skills. You need to stop hiding behind me and Simon or hiding with us'.

So here I am now, with my new roommate, and as far as I can tell, he's an asshole. How do I know this, the messages he has sent me about moving in with me. Yes, he. I got a male roommate. I don't even now his name yet either!

So my new roommate will be arriving in...hold on, were'd my clock go. It's here somewhere...here we go, found it! My new roommate will be arriving in 2 hours and 35 minutes. Guess it's time to get dressed.

I reentered my room forty minutes later in a tight red tank top and a leather jacket over it. I had black jeans on and some boots. I had put on mascara and lipstick, but other than that, everything was it's natural color.

This means that I still had 1 hour and 55 minutes. What to do, what to do. I got it! I ran towards my bookshelf and grabbed my wallet, keys, and phone and stuffed them into my purse.

I climbed down the stairs and went outside into the autumn chill of New York. I hailed a taxi and went to my favorite coffee shop, Java Jones.

I payed the driver and hopped out of the taxi. I went inside and took a whiff of the place. It smelled of coffee and cinnamon. At the counter, I ordered a black coffee, like my soul, with tons of sugar in it. I then went and sat down while I waited.

They eventually called my name and I stood up to get my coffee. I turned around and I hit something solid. I fell backwards but managed to hold onto my coffee. The thing I ran in to, or should I say who I ran into, was a tall, muscular, blond god. He was not as lucky as I had been with my drink. His ended up all over his shirt.

He muttered something under his breath that I didn't catch. I started to blush immediately and grabbed tons of napkins to wipe him off with.

I handed him the napkins and bought him another coffee.

I offered him the drink and he shook his head. "I won't take it. It would be rude to take it. It's improper."

I looked at him weird and rolled my eyes, responding with, "No it isn't. I spilled your other one on you, so I should be the one to pay for another one" The guy smiled gratefully and headed out the door with the drink in hand.

I picked up my coffee from where I had sat it down and walked out the door as well, heading home to greet my roommate.


Someone knocked on my door. I got up from my seat on the couch and headed over. I opened the door and was surprised at what I saw. So was the guy who was standing there.

"It's you. Your the girl from Java Jones. Well, we meet again, Red." Said blond wonder.

"Huh" Was all could say. Then I regained myself. "Well then, come in Goldilocks"

The guy pouted at his nickname. "But that doesn't sound manly" I rolled my eyes and walked back into my apartment without waiting to see if he was following me. "I'm Jace by the way" He said from behind me.

I turned around and faced him. See, times like this, I wish I was taller. This guy, Jace, towered over me at about 6 foot compared to my frightening 5' 3''. "Clary. Follow me, I'll show you where your room is"

"You mean we're not sharing a bed?" You could almost hear the smirk in his voice. I ignored him and went to a closed door. I opened it and said softly to him to get comfortable. I left without saying another thing.

Sadly, Jace followed me out of his room. He grabbed me and I squealed. "What the hell are you doing!?"

"You said to make myself comfortable and I forgot my teddy bear at my previous home." You could tell he was joking, and I wanted nothing else than to slap him on the face at that exact moment.

I kept trying to pry his hands off of my body, but he wouldn't budge. "Put me down, NOW!" I shouted at him, and he dropped me. I was actually a little proud when I landed on my feet instead of landing on my ass.

He looked at me weird. "Look, I barely know you. I am not going to sleep with you. And if you want to stay here, you need to stop acting like you own the place, 'cause, news flash, you don't. But I do. So I can kick your sorry ass out of here at any time" And with that, I walked to my room, leaving Jace standing in the hallway all alone.

I got to my room and slammed my door. I picked up my phone and sent Izzy a text. I am so going to kill you! I put my phone down and took out a book to read. I started reading The Infernal Devices. It is actually a pretty good series.

I read until my stomach growled at me. The food that was waiting for me looked delicious, and next to the table, stood Jace.

"I'm sorry if I made you uncomfortable earlier. I would personally like to forget it and start over. So, can we start over?" He looked so shy, it was adorable. Clary, are you serious! You just met this guy, and you're already calling him adorable. What is wrong with you?!

"Yes. We can." We then spent the whole dinner learning about each other. I told him I was great at art and wasn't that bad and hand-to-hand combat. Jace told me he could also fight and that he had a really good singing voice.

We both finished out dinners and we went to bed. No, not the same bed. Jace went to his, and I went to mine. I threw on a loose green tank top and some shorts and quickly climbed into bed. I fell asleep almost instantly. This Jace guy was going to be an interesting roommate.

Who like the idea of Clary reading Infernal Devices. I know I did! Tell me what you think about the first chapter, and if I should continue the story.