Maia Roberts: What about you? How's your book coming along?
Simon Lewis: Ooh! I finally came up with a title. Unseen World: The Divine Implements by Ezekiel J. Russo.
Maia Roberts: Ooh! Nice pen name.
Simon Lewis: I wish I could use my name, though. Clary would be really excited to see that the graphic novel we started working on so long ago was finally finished.
Maia Roberts (to Simon): I think I got to step it up. Take on a bigger role. But in order to do that... I... I have to put the pack first. So everything outside of that, like a relationship, has to come second. And, Simon, you don't deserve to come second. You deserve someone who will love you, heart and soul.
Maia Roberts: Simon, about the tattoo...
Simon Lewis: Look, you don't have to apologize.
Maia Roberts: I wasn't going to. I was single at the time.
Simon Lewis: I know, and I just assume that pretty much everyone's slept with Jace at this point. It's only a matter of time before I sleep with him myself, I guess.
Maia Roberts: I don't know that I'd want my whole body covered in tattoos.
Jace Herondale: Says the girl with the butterfly tattoo.
Clary Fairchild: Butterfly tattoo?
Simon Lewis: How do you know about that? It's pretty well hidden.
Clary Fairchild: You saw it after one of her transformations? Or...
Jace Herondale: Not exactly. No.
Maia Roberts: Yeah...
Maia Roberts: Who knew dating a college boy would come in handy.
Simon Lewis: Oh, no.
Maia Roberts: What? Was it the word "dating?"
Simon Lewis: No, no! It was the word college! I mean, I haven't been to school in forever! Classes started like a week ago, and my mom already paid the meal plan. And I don't even eat anymore! So she's out, like, three grand, and then... Wait... are we dating?
Maia Roberts: Next time, I get to control the steering of the paddle boat.
Simon Lewis: Those ducks are gonna be fine, I told you!
Maia Roberts: Only because they narrowly missed you at the last second!
Simon Lewis: Well, you know, I was helping them! Um... I was... I was honing their survival skills. Ducks are getting very lazy these days!
Simon Lewis: I kind of thought Jace would stand up for me.
Maia Roberts: Yeah, Jace looks lost. Like a deer caught in headlights. I guess I get it.
Simon Lewis: Get what? That he's under the Inquisitor's spell?
Maia Roberts: I know what it's like, to want so badly to have real family. The things you'll do...