Jace's Pov

I was livid: how dare he touch her without her permission! I thought this as I stormed through the living room.

"What's wrong?" Izzy yelled to me as I walked past them out the door.

I didn't have time to answer them; I had one mission and that was to get to clary before something terrible happened to her.

I knew what Sebastian was capable of and I was scared for her.

I tore open the front door and ran outside without bothering to close it. She was still struggling against him; I ran to her as if her life depended on it - and knowing Sebastian, it probably did.

Clary's Pov

"Get your hands off me!" I yelled as Sebastian shook me.

I had only been scared of Sebastian once - but this time, it was different; I felt something change within him...and that scared me worse.

I knew that he wanted to hurt me. Sebastian wanted to hurt me for his sick pleasure - but I wasn't going down without a fight.

"I said: get. Off. Me!" I screamed, losing my temper and attempting to push him off.

He must have known what I was about to do. Before I could strike him, my head hit the ground and everything went black.

"She's waking up!" a familiar voice yelled. This was becoming way too much of a habit for me.

Opening my eyes proved to be much more of a task, but my mom taught me to be a fighter; I forced them open anyway - which made my head swim.

The first thing I saw was glitter. "Great I'm in some sort of hell," I muttered, earning a few scattered chuckles.

"Biscuit, this isn't even close to hell. Trust me, I grew up there. My dad was the king."

"Magnus?" I asked

"Mmhm," he hummed.

"What happened?"

"Well, " he paused. "Let's not get into it right now. Just get some rest."

"Thank you, Magnus," I said before I fell asleep.

Jace's Pov

I couldn't face Clary when she awoke, as there was no telling what I would have done. Consequently, I left; I had to busy myself with something before I punched a wall...or worse.

"Jace?" Izzy knocked on my door and then came in. "I made dinner. Clary is awake and I thought you might want to talk to her."

"You made dinner? I think I'll pass. And also, no: I'm not talking to Clary. But thanks anyway."

Clary's pov

The clock on Izzy's wall read 2:42 a.m. and I was wide awake.

"Well, I'm not getting any sleep so might as well work on my drawings," I said to no one in particular.

"Wow," I thought, "having no friends is really starting to get to me. I've even started talking to myself."

Great. Just great.

Reaching the kitchen, I pulled a chair from the table and sat down. Setting my notebook and pencils around me on the table, I got to work.

Hours - or minutes - had passed and I wasn't sure which before I felt someone lean over me to look.

"That's really good, Clary. A little scary, but good." I knew that voice. It was the voice that made my knees weak; it had ever since the day we met.

"Jace, what are you doing up?"

"I could ask you the same. Didn't you have an injury? You should be in bed."

"Don't baby me, Jace, " I said to him. I'm nothing if not stubborn. "We both know I can take care of myself."

"Do we, Clary?" He asked me. "Because I know you've always needed me to protect you. I mean, look at last night: what were you thinking?"

My face fell. Out of everyone in the house, Jace was always the one to fight back and let me have it. He did it whether I wanted to hear it or not.

"That's not true," I retorted. I turned around to face him so I could see him more clearly. "If it were," I continued, "you wouldn't have been upset because I missed your stupid party. You would have been worried about me - or came looking for me or something!"

I took a moment to gather my thoughts before laying into him again.

"Instead, you were doing God knows what while you had a good time. Think about it, Jace: when have I ever just 'lost' my phone?" I asked him, making "air quotes" with my hands. He looked genuinely confused.

"Clary, I'm so sorry. I should have known he'd hurt you," he said, pulling me into a hug.

I sobbed into his chest as he held me. God, I missed this. I missed him...I missed all of them.

Time seemed to stand still as Jace and I stood there: me in his arms, him rocking me back and forth rubbing my back.

To be honest, it was all making me feel a little sleepy. So sleepy, in fact, that I closed my eyes and fell asleep.

A/N: Hey guys!! So I'm a busy college student now! I hope you all enjoy this chapter and remember, read and review. Thats not too much to ask right?