When Cassandra Clare’s THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS and Holly Black’s MODERN FAERIE TALES come together in ‘Not For Humans’, Jace gets naked.
“Don’t order any of the faerie food. It tends to make humans a little crazy. One minute you’re munching a faerie plum, the next minute you’re running naked down Madison Avenue with antlers on your head. Not that this has ever happened to me.” — Jace Wayland, City of Bones
Long before they collaborated on The Bane Chronicles, Cassandra Clare and Holly Black brought their characters from The Mortal Instruments and Modern Faerie Tales together for a very special Project For Awesome short story titled ‘Not For Humans’!
Years later, the two have finally released the hilarious short story of one outrageous Shadowhunter-meets-faerie moment via Tumblr for everyone to enjoy!
Here’s a taste:
Kaye really wasn’t expecting Shadowhunters to come to Moon in a Cup, especially on opening day.
She wasn’t even really sure what Shadowhunters did. They appeared to believe that the world was menaced by demons, wore a lot of weapons, tattooed one another, and didn’t trust anyone who wasn’t one of them. Kaye had once pointed out that she’d never seen a demon and, really, she’d seen plenty of odd things. The Shadowhunter she’d been talking with had claimed her not seeing any demons only proved that the Shadowhunters were doing their job. She’d stopped arguing after that. You can’t prove a negative, Corny had said.
It annoyed her, though, because not only did they believe in demons, but they thought faeries like her were part demon too. That made all the weapon carrying and weirdness a little more nervous-making than it might have been otherwise. But Luis liked them and, besides, Kaye needed customers. She just hoped they didn’t eat the scones. Moon in a Cup was her dream and now that it was nally happening, she was incredibly nervous. She loved the smell of the espresso in the air, the clouds of steam and the sound of frothing milk. She loved all the things that she and her friends had scavenged from thrift sales and from the side of the road. Ratty little wooden tables that she and Valerie and Ruth had decoupaged with postcards and sheets of music and pages from encyclopedias. Gold-painted chairs. Outsider art and weird antlers and a few landscapes with sea serpents painted on top of them. Mismatched cups that ranged from bone china to chipped bowls with pictures of ducks on them to mugs with slogans for businesses long closed. Every single one felt like a treasure to her, but she’d never owned anything before or been very responsible. She’s worried over whether she could handle it – whether she’d even like it once it was real – for months.
And now, finally, finally, finally, the place was open.
We love the faeries causing a little havoc for the oh-so-confident Jace! But more than anything, we love “This body has to be free.” Think there’s any way to get a flashback to this on Shadowhunters?!