Empire State Party

Later that afternoon, Julian called a family meeting in the library.  As soon as the last two people trickled in — he couldn’t help but notice Mark and Christina were holding hands — he clapped his hands together enthusiastically.  “How does everyone feel about a trip to New York?” Diana perked up and came out […]

Finding a Family 

The Institute’s doorbell rang loud and clear; they could feel the vibrations throughout. The Blackthorns hadn’t been expecting anyone, so naturally everyone dropped what they were doing and crowded the foyer.   Diana was about to open the door when Tavvy bolted in front of her. “I’ll get it!” he said, leaping for the ornate […]

Engagement Party Serenade

Everyone was seated in the ballroom and enjoying dinner at Simon and Isabelle’s engagement party.  Of course, this was the perfect time for Izzy to make her entrance.  She discreetly joined Simon at his table and nodded across the room at Clary.  She was ready. “Ahem,” Izzy cleared her throat.  “I’d like to make a […]