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Alec Lightwood: This place is full of Downworlders. You know that. I think you should try to keep the details of our investigation secret.

Izzy Lightwood: Investigation? Now we're detectives? Maybe we should all have code names.

Jace Herondale: Good idea, I shall be Baron Hotschaft Von Hugenstein.

(Alec spits out water that he's been drinking)

Jace Herondale (to Clary): 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.

(There is a statue of an angel holding a cup and on the base there is an inscription: 1234 - NEPHILIM: FACILIS DESCENSUS AVERNO.)

Clary Fairchild: Is that meant to be the Mortal Cup?

Jace Herondale (nods): And that's the motto of the Nephilim, the Shadowhunters, there on the base.

Clary Fairchild: What does it mean?

Jace Herondale: It means "Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234."

Brother Jeremiah: It means... "The descent into Hell is easy."

Clary Fairchild: Nice and cheery.

Jace Herondale: We haven't had the Cup for years now, and a lot of us die young. So our numbers slowly dwindle.

Clary Fairchild: Aren't you, uh... Reproducing?

(Jace laughs)

Jace Herondale: Sure. We love reproducing. It's one of our favorite things.

Jace Herondale (to Clary): You just have to meet Brother Jeremiah. That's all. You might even like him. He's got a great sense of humor for a guy who never says anything.

Clary Fairchild: Does Isabelle always make dinner for you?

Jace Herondale: No, thank God. Most of the time the Lightwoods are here and Maryse, that's Isabelle's mother, she cooks for us. She's an amazing cook.

Clary Fairchild: Then how come she never taught Isabelle?

Jace Herondale: Because, it's only been recently that women have been Shadowhunters along with men. I mean, there have always been women in the Clave—mastering the runes, creating weaponry, teaching the Killing Arts—but only a few were warriors, ones with exceptional abilities. They had to fight to be trained. Maryse was a part of the first generation of Clave women who were trained as a matter of course—and I think she never taught Isabelle how to cook because she was afraid that if she did, Isabelle would be relegated to the kitchen permanently.

Clary Fairchild: Would she have been?

Jace Herondale: Not Isabelle. She's one of the best Shadowhunters I've ever known.

Clary Fairchild: Why are you always such an asshat?

Jace Herondale: An asshat?

Clary Fairchild: What you said to Simon...

Jace Herondale: I was trying to save him some pain. Isabelle will cut out his heart and walk all over it in high-heeled boots. That's what she does to boys like that.

Jace Herondale: You'll be the first mundane who has ever been inside the Institute.

Simon Lewis: Probably the smell keeps the rest of them away.

Clary Fairchild (to Jace): Ignore him. He always says exactly what comes into his head. No filters.

Simon Lewis: Filters are for cigarettes and coffee. Two things I could use right now, incidentally.

Clary Fairchild: He's a Shadowhunter.

Jace Herondale: A demon hunter. I kill demons. It's not that complicated, really.

Simon Lewis (to Clary): For real?

Clary Fairchild: For real.

Simon Lewis: And there are vampires, too? Werewolves, warlocks, all that stuff?

Clary Fairchild: So I hear.

Simon Lewis (to Jace): And you kill them, too?

Jace Herondale: Only when they've been naughty.

Simon Lewis: That is so awesome.

Jace Herondale: Awesome?

Simon Lewis: Totally. It's like Dungeons and Dragons, but real.

Clary Fairchild: You're my best friend. I wasn't mad at you.

Simon Lewis: Yeah, well, you clearly also couldn't be bothered to call me and tell me you were shacking up with some dyed-blond wannabe goth you probably met at Pandemonium. After I spent the past three days wondering if you were dead.

Clary Fairchild (turning red): I was not shacking up.

Jace Herondale: And my hair is naturally blond. Just for the record.

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