Ok, so this is something new. I hope you will like it. It took me some time to put it on paper so enjoy I guess.

"Alec, come on!" Izzy whined again.

"No." I answered without looking at her.

"You're going!" She ordered.

"No, I'm not!" I growled back, only looking up from my book to glare at her.

"Yes, you are! You need to loosen up a little and this is the perfect chance."

I opened my mouth to protest again but she cut me off, "You're going and that's final!"

She stalked out of my room before poking her head back in. "We're leaving in half an hour." She informed me and with that she was gone.

I growled in the now empty room and closed my book with more force than necessary.

'Another stupid night out'. I thought, getting up from my chair. 'Well, better get dressed before they drag me out like this'. I looked down at my bare chest and baggy sweats.

I threw on a pair of black jeans and a sweater, nothing different from what I wore every other day, and went downstairs to wait for them.

Jace came down only a few minutes later. He was wearing a black shirt, that hugged his body and showed off his muscles, paired with skinny jeans. I couldn't help but swoon a little when I saw him but I managed to quickly compose myself so he wouldn't notice.

"She actually made you go," He said, grinning.

His smile distracted me and it took me a second to answer. "Yeah, well, last time you just dragged me out anyway so I thought it would be better for me to go willingly this time."

He sat next to me and took out his phone.

I could see that he was texting Clary again.

Clary. I thought angrily. Always Clary. Never me. Why can't he see me?!

"You ok?" He asked me curiously.

"Of course I am. Why?"

"You just growled."


"Did I?" I asked, trying to regain my composure.

He looked at me for a second more before shrugging and going back to his phone.

After a few more minutes of silence and me wallowing in self-pity, Izzy came down with a big smile on her face. She was wearing a black dress that showed far too much skin but I was not in the mood to fight with her right now so I let her be.

"Ready to go?" She asked and we both stood up without a word, heading over to the door.

"Alec." She grabbed me by my sleeve. "You can't seriously be going in that." She looked at me up and down with distaste.

"You're dragging me there against my will. I can dress however I want to." I snapped at her and continued down through the hall. I could feel her eyes on my back but I wasn't in the mood to turn around and apologize.

The taxi ride to the club went by in silence. Jace was still texting Clary and I wasn't in the mood to do anything but sulk every time I saw him smile over something funny she must have said. Izzy's eyes caught mine a few times and I could see the sympathy and pity that I always tried to avoid. I love her but I don't need her pity. I don't need anyone's pity.

It only took few minutes to get to our destination: Pandemonium. It's a good spot for someone who likes loud and dark places. I don't. But at least I can hide in the shadows. I paid the driver and we were out in the cold again.

I scanned the overly long line of already-drunk people and saw the familiar red hair, successfully killing the rest of my somewhat good mood.

"Clary!" Jace called the redhead over.

Of course, I thought bitterly. Of course she was here too.

Jace had the biggest smile on his face when she and her friend-Simon?-joined us. Usually I would love to see that smile on his face but not now. Not when she was the reason for it.

We didn't waste time waiting in the line but instead went straight to the bouncer, who immediately let us in when he saw my sister. A fact that I grit my teeth about.

Once we were inside, the loud music-if you can call that noise music-was the first thing that hit me. It took me a few seconds to figure out that Izzy was talking to me.

"What?!" I yelled back, trying to be heard over the music.

"I said that Simon and I are going to dance and I recommend that you go get a drink and do the same." She winked at me knowingly before dragging the mundane over to the dance floor. I looked around and saw that Clary and Jace were already dancing in the middle of it.

'Typical'. I mused leaning on the wall behind me. They drag me here and then leave me alone.

After a few minutes of looking at the sweaty people grinding on the dance floor I saw Izzy coming towards me. She had a drink in one hand and it looked like it wasn't her first.

"What are you doing?" She asked dragging me forward and away from the wall.


"Exactly." She said looking at me accusingly. "We're at a club. You're eighteen. Go get a drink." She lightly shoved me toward the bar.

"You aren't eighteen and you're drinking enough for the both of us." I replied back but went to the bar anyway.

I found a free seat and sat down looking around for Jace again.

"Hello beautiful." I heard from my right.

So, what do you think? I have a good idea for the next one and I know that this one feels a little rushed but I just wanted to get to the good parts as fast as possible(meaning Magnus) which will be in the next chapter.