Magnus Bane: I would help you. But I can’t. Stripping the protection wards off the ship was bad enough—it’s a strong, strong enchantment, demon-based—but when you fell, I had to put a fast spell on the truck so it wouldn’t sink when I lost consciousness. And I will lose consciousness, Alec. It’s just a matter of time. I didn’t want you to drown. The enchantment should hold enough for you to get the truck back to land.

Alec Lightwood: I—didn’t realize. Take my hands. And take my strength too. Whatever of it you can use to—to keep yourself going.

Magnus Bane: I thought you had to get back to the ship.

Alec Lightwood: I have to fight. But that’s what you’re doing, isn’t it? You’re part of the fight just as much as the Shadowhunters on the ship— and I know you can take some of my strength, I’ve heard of warlocks doing that—so I’m offering. Take it. It’s yours.

From the book The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes (Book Two) | Written by Cassandra Clare