A story for those who might have wondered what Tessa and Jem did after they met on Blackfriars Bridge in the epilogue of Clockwork Princess.
Those who do not like Tessa&Jem together or Jessa sexytimes probably should skip this. (You will not miss anything that will affect your understanding of later books.) Those who like that sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.
After the Bridge alternates POV between Jem and Tessa. It will be posted in installments. This is Part Four. It is not the whole story. There are more parts. As this is one short story and not chaptered, each post will contain the whole story from the beginning up to the point where that part ends so that new readers or readers who don’t remember what happened won’t have to hunt down the previous post(s.)
[Also just a personal note: since starting to post this, I’ve been bombarded with requests to write Clace, Malec, Sizzy, Wessa, Jemma, Jordelia, ships that don’t even have names, etc short stories. I usually turn down requests to write short stories for published anthologies because I don’t have time — I really don’t have time to write a ton of short-story-length outtakes. I’m writing this as it grew out of a discussion with Holly Black and Kelly Link about romance shapes and sat on my head and demanded to be written. When that happens again, I will happily post what I write because I like to share free content. But I do need to focus on TLH and TDA right now, and nothing else is calling to be written. In other words, and I hope I am saying this the nicest possible way, I can’t take requests. We will all just have to see if inspiration strikes and hope it isn’t Mortmain/Benedict “The Worm” Lightwood.]
Meanwhile, definitely an R rating below. I admit I don’t really understand the rating system. SEXY TIMES. These characters are consenting and 135 years old, but I would probably keep the story away from kiddies.
AFTER THE BRIDGE PART FOUR
So i finished clockwork princess yesterday….. i have not cried so much in a really long time…….
So first of all, Will’s welsh name is: Gwilym ….
So when we got the flashback in the beginning of Jem and Will as little boys:
Then the whole consul don’t wanting charlotte as consul thing :
Then Mortmain buying up all the Yin Fen:
Then Will burning his hands in the fire to collect the last of the yin fen:
Then the conversation Woolsey Scott had with Tessa :
Then when Tessa almost admitted she loves Will too:
Then Jessamine died in Will’s arms and he promised to take care of “Baby Jessie”:
Then when they took Tessa away and nobody noticed at first:
Then when Will said goodbye to Jem when he was “dying”:
Then Gideon asked Sophie to marry him:
Then when Will felt the parabatai bond break:
Then when Tessa’s clockwork angel turned into big size:
Then When nobody trusted Charlotte that Mortmain was on Cadair Idris:
Then when Henry and Magnus made “the portal”:
Then when Will came to rescue Tessa and they ended up in bed together and Will said he loved her:
Then Magnus walking in like a boss with them naked in bed:
Then when the consul was killed by an automaton:
Then when i thought that Henry was dead:
Then when brother Zachariah was Jem:
Then when Cecily and Gabriel kissed:
When Tessa turned into her clockwork angel:
then we have the epilogue:
Tessa telling us about her life with Will :
and they named one of their kids James:
then at the end when Jem showed up and he and Tessa decided to see the world together:
Then when the book was over:
R.I.P WILL HERONDALE
it hurts , it really hurts
- Will Herondale: Oh my god, I just saw a shooting star..
- Shooting Star: Oh my god, I just saw Will Herondale.
A very hastily drawn Jem Carstairs [X], everyone, sporting a lovely T-shirt (text from [X]). I can imagine Will getting dramatically angry up in heaven as he looks down at this, calling it blasphemy to his name and all, but then he’d sigh and with a subtle smile, say, “James Carstairs… you disloyal bastard.” And so the wheel comes full circle.