Disclaimer: All characters belong to Cassandra Clare.

Author's Note: This takes place before Jace and Clary found out that they were brother and sister.

Time: City of Bones

Genre: Angst

Date Finished: May 13, 2011

All through life, pain was all that he had ever known.

The sharp pain of the blade.

The sharp pain of a father's love.

The sharp pain of confusion.

Even through the good times, that dull pain was still carved into his skin. The scars still remained. They would never disappear not could they.

When he'd thought he'd found a simple joy in life, something always tore if away from him.

The girl of his dreams turned out to be the wrong person. She was someone he could never love nor could she love him.

Pain was all there was.