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- Me: DC doesn't represent women well.
- Brother: The government or the comic books?
- Me: Pick one.
"crocodiles are easy. they try to kill and eat you. people are harder. sometimes they pretend to be your friend first."
Chapter 8 - In Which No One is Protected
For several hours the journey was quiet, broken only by the occasional sniffle from Rose. As the morning faded away to noon, Clary began to wonder if they had lost Noogen and Jacqueline somewhere in the clouds. “I don’t trust Noogen’s flight navigational skills,” Perrin shouted over the wind. “But we don’t have time to stop for them. We’re already slow enough.” It was true—with the added weight of two extra women, the broom was traveling at more of a glide than a sprint, and as hard as Perrin tried, she could not stop the broom from sinking lower towards the trees.
Chapter 7 - In Witch We Take to the Air
On the third day of the second week after Jacqueline’s arrival, Clary received a curious letter. Since the day of the chimera attack, when a struggle with a particularly stubborn goat had sent the contents of her apron falling into a puddle, Clary had taken to opening her mail every morning at breakfast. And so, over what was once three jellied slices of toast and a single fried egg, she read:
Chapter 6 - In Which a Witch Finds a Teacher
Jacqueline was, it seemed, both the apprentice to the Witch Protectorate of the North and the friend Rose had promised to call. As she announced herself her hips swayed and her red curls bounced. Her voice was deep, commanding, and tinged with the sharp accent that marked her as a citizen of Razi, far across the southwestern ocean.
Chimera done for, the witches joined the cleanup effort. They swept away magic circle chalk, dismantled part of the fence for the town doctors to carry in stretchers for the injured police officers, guided carts full of farm animals back to their homes, and, as the sun began to sink, finally trudged through the empty streets of Lankenshire with officers in tow for a dinner of cakes and lemonade at the bakery beside Lily’s Lilies.