TELL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY THAT I LOVE THEM AND PLEASE DO TELL THEM THAT THE KILLER'S NAME IS CASSANDRA CLARE.
OH GOD. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
(I literally have no other place to really vent about this because I haunt the internet like a crazed ghost so here you go DA. Spoilers, btw.)
One may think that I'm freaking out because or Jordan. Or Amatis. Or the super sad visions everyone sees when they enter Edom. No. I'm freaking out because of a wonderful and beautifully written character who everyone neglects in favor of characters with more screen time and less personality. No, I'm totally not bitter that Raphael is a minor character. Maybe. Like around the same possibility that I will die someday.
WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY OH MY GOD LIKE LITERALLY FROM THE MOMENT THEY WERE IN THE HOTEL DUMORT AND RAPHAEL WAS SWEARING IN SPANISH AND SAYING THINGS LIKE 'IMAGINE THIS PLACE AS IT USED TO BE' AND 'IT IS YOU, SHADOWHUNTER, WHO WILL SWEAR FIRST' AND 'BURY HIM.' Like can people respect the rarity of a character who downright insults everyone else and is actually pretty honest about doing it is actually surprisingly not very crazy at all? Plus the cross necklace. Oh the cross necklace oh god I swear the writer just sat down and her computer and was like oh hey, this is a totally amazing character! Let's kill him and see how many people die as result!
I'm really glad that my mom's already speaking because I've been laughing and choking and biting my lip far too hard for my own good for the entire duration of the time I was reading CoHF and she'd probably think I was... I don't know, going crazy? Talking with my long-dead ancestor?
OH MY GOD THOUGH BUT I CANNOT ACTUALLY DO ANYTHING REASONABLE AND SANE. Plus here I am screaming and crying and just freaking out and my friend is all calm and like OHHHH BUT YOU WAIT AND SEE, JOHNATHAN IS ACTUALLY A PITIFUL, POOR LITTLE THING. AND I'M LIKE OOHHHHHH? BUT I LOVE TRAGIC VILLAINS. BUT RAPHAEL. BUT RAPHAEL. MY BABY. OH GOD.
And now my friend is mourning for me. And my broken heart. Is a really nice song, I do suggest you all go and listen to it.
Also, I came to the conclusion that I should never read books again. This is literally about twelve times worse than when Finnick or Fred died.
...I'm going to try and venture through the rest of CoHF and see if I'm still sane tomorrow.
So... Yeah. Read CoHF! Actually, don't! And give all your little hearts to Raphael and let him cut them into ribbons oh God oh GOD I'M NOT READY