Melancholy Hope (Shadowhunters) (S1)

What if Clary wasn't the only one who had the sight? What if there was another shadowhunter with Jace, Alec, and Isabelle? Meet Serena and Scarlett. Serena is a badass shadowhunter just like her friends. Scarlett is like Clary, except she's also a shadowhunter. What happens when these two worlds collide? Read and find out. I don't own anything except my OCs.


2. The Descent Into Hell Isn't Easy

It felt like an eternity before Clary finally said something. I have no idea what she's going to say, but I do know that I'm sticking with Jace.




“Simon, I think Jace can help us.” Clary said.


“What? Come on. How do we know this Mick Jagger-looking guy is even gonna try...” Simon started to say, but Jace interrupted him.


“Mundane, we do not have the time.” Jace growled as he started to head inside.


“Come on, Simon. Let's go.” Clary said as she pulled Simon with her.


I had followed Jace and laughed at Simon's expression when Jace started to draw a rune on his arm.


“I know. Trust me.” Clary said as Simon looked at her.


“He's like burning himself.” Simon said.


I almost hit the floor when Simon decided to freak out over Jace grabbing his hand.


“Buddy, what's going on, man? I'm not your type, man. I don't even....” Simon started to say but stopped because the abandoned church turned into the Institute.


“Where are we? What the hell? Clary, Scarlett, is there a war going on that I don't know about?” Simon stammered as he looked around.


“There is now.” Jace replied before walking off.


I followed after him because I figured that Clary could handle this.


“I think my mother's at the center of it.” Clary said.


“You coming?” Jace asked.


“Yeah.” Clary replied before following after Jace and I.


“What is this place? There's a lot of gear in here. What'd they do, rob a tech shop?” Simon asked.


None of us answered him. I didn't really know how to answer Simon, but I knew that all of this would sink in soon.


“So, this cold-blooded killer is going to help us?” Simon asked since none of us answered him the first time.


“He's not a killer.” I started.


“He's protecting us.” Clary finished.


“Specifically, you two. It's sort of our thing.” Jace said with a smirk.


“Your thing? You guys have a thing?” Simon asked.


“He means a Shadowhunter thing.” I started.


“That's what they do, protecting humans from demons.” Clary finished.


“Demons, right. That makes perfect sense, 'cause there demons running all around New York.” Simon said.


“That is the first correct thing you've said all day.” Jace said.


I couldn't help but giggle and Jace gave me a smirk. Clary and Simon glared at me and that shut me up real quick. I looked back at the screen and watched as a police officer walked up to the church.


“NYPD.” an officer said as he pounded on the door.


“Won't they find us?” Clary asked.


“No.” I replied before Jace could.


“Our wards will deter them.” Jace said while smirking at me.


“Police.” the officer said again.


“And the NYPD will do their typical mundie thing for a few hours and then the area will be clear.” Jace said.


“What is going on? Why is there a mundane in the Institute?” Alec said as he walked up.


“A Circle member followed him to get to Clary.” Jace replied with a sigh.


“A Circle rune, just like the guys that took my mother.” Clary said.


“What exactly is a Circle member and why are they trying to kill us?” Simon asked confused.


“All we know is... a long time ago the Circle led a revolt. A lot of Shadowhunters got killed... including my father.” Jace replied.


“And since the revolt, we've been forbidden to even hear about the Circle.” Alec said.


“But, how is that even possible? It's your history.” Clary asked.


“Says the girl who didn't know she was a Shadowhunter?” Jace scoffed.


“Yeah. Yeah, you're right. And now the only person who knows the truth is missing, so I don't care about your rules or what's forbidden, I'm... There's got to be someone out there who can tell us why they've taken my mother.” Clary said.


“There is. You coming?” Jace said as he walked past Clary and I.


“Yeah.” Clary and I said at the same time.


Simon went to follow us and I knew that this conversation was fixing to be entertaining.


“No, no, no. Not you.” Jace told Simon.


“Hey, we're a package deal.” Clary said.


“Yeah,” Simon said.


“There are runes all over the training room floor that would kill your mundie boyfriend.” Jace said.


I had to bite my tongue to keep from laughing so hard.


“He's not my...” “I'm not, like...” Clary and Simon said at the same time.


“We're, uh, just friends.” Simon said.


“Best friends.” Clary said.


“Yeah, and I'm tough. I can handle runes. So, uh, bring on the runes. What exactly are runes?” Simon asked.


“They give Shadowhunters our demon-fighting powers.” Isabelle replied as she showed Simon a rune on her arm.


“So hot.” Simon said.


I smacked my forehead and Jace cleared his throat.


“The rune.” Simon said as he cleared his throat.


“Don't worry, Clary. I'll watch over the best friend. In fact, I was about to make breakfast.” Isabelle chuckled.


“On second thought, the runes might be less lethal.” Jace told Simon.


“I'll pretend I didn't hear that. Please excuse my brother's lack of manners. This is Alec... that's Serena... and I'm Isabelle.” Isabelle said as she introduced the others.


“Lewis. Simon, Simon Lewis. Two first names. Am I still talking?” Simon said as he shook Izzy's hand.


Izzy giggled and I couldn't help but follow suit.


“See? Best friend's safe and sound here.” Jace said.


“Jace, if anything happens to him...” Clary said.


“Go on, I'll be fine. I think.” Simon said.


“Where are we going?” I asked.


“Training room.” Jace replied.


Clary and I headed to the training room but noticed that Jace was missing.


“Hey, uh... don't eat the food. Dangerous.” Jace whispered to Simon.


“Jace, coming?” Clary asked.


“Yeah, I'm coming.” Jace replied as he caught up to us.


“Who is that guy?” Clary asked as we watched this guy get ready to fight a girl.


“That's Hodge Starkweather, our weapons trainer. And, more important for us, a former Circle member. After the uprising, Hodge repented and he was sent to live and work here to make amends. But he's forbidden to ever leave the Institute.” Jace replied.


“Jocelyn. Rae.” Hodge said as he looked between Clary and I.


“Uh, I'm Clary. Uh, Jocelyn Fray is my mother.” Clary said.


“I'm Scarlett and Rae was my mother.” I said.


“Well, she was Jocelyn Fairchild when I knew her. And both of them were my best friends. Would you mind me asking what happened to Rae?” Hodge said before looking at me.


“She was killed when I was little.” I replied.


“I'm sorry to hear that.” Hodge told me.


I gave him a sad smile before Clary turned everyone's attention back to her.


“My mom's been kidnapped... by someone named Valentine and his men.” Clary said.


“By the Circle, Hodge.” Jace said.


I took notice that Jace was standing closer to me and that made me feel somewhat better. I don't know why but for some odd reason, I feel this pull towards Jace. I can't explain it but maybe I'll learn more later.


“But that's impossible. Valentine's dead and the Circle died with him.” Hodge said before he started to choke.


I took notice that Hodge had a circle rune on his neck and it started to burn.


“What's happening?” Clary asked.


“I swore a vow never to speak of what we did. This is the Clave's way of making sure I keep that vow.” Hodge replied.


“We can't torture him, Jace.” I said.


“Is there anyone else we can ask?” Clary asked.


“If the Circle really is back... and they've taken Jocelyn... Our leader... our leader of the Circle was Valentine Morgenstern... (Hodge winced) We thought he wanted to protect humans, like all Shadowhunters. But we never realized the lengths which Valentine was willing to sacrifice. (the rune on Hodge's neck started to sear and Hodge took a sharp breath) Most of humanity would die if we carried out Valentine's plan.” Hodge replied.


“But I... I still don't understand. How does my mother relate to any of this?” Clary asked.


“Jocelyn was a member of the Circle as well, along with Rae.” Hodge replied.


I figured as much. I figured that my mom had something to do with the Circle and it's not a surprise that Jocelyn is involved as well.


“No. I can't believe it. My mother, she...” Clary stuttered.


“The important this is that Jocelyn left the Circle. And so none of this even matters, because Valentine died in a fire years ago.” Hodge said before he hit the ground.


“Hodge. Hodge.” Jace said as he helped Hodge up.


“I'm sorry, but we can't ask you to do this.” Clary said.


“Clary, we don't have a choice. You understand that, Hodge, right?” Jace said.


“Jace... is right. Valentine nearly destroyed the Shadow World and humanity along with it. If he'd gotten the Cup...” Hodge said.


“Wait a minute.” I interrupted.


“My mother told us that she hid something from someone. If it's this Cup...” Clary finished.


“Clary, Scarlett, the Mortal Cup is the most important object in the Shadow World. Whoever possesses it can create more Shadowhunters.” Jace said.


“And in the wrong hands... control demons. If Jocelyn hid the Cup from Valentine, then she's in more danger than you can possibly imagine.” Hodge said before screaming in pain.


“Hodge.” Jace said.


“I hate to make you suffer like this.” Clary said.


“I'm so sorry. Your mother was only trying to protect you. And now you must protect her. Stop Valentine... before he destroys us all.” Hodge said before he basically shoved us out of the room.


I feel so bad for him because he endured a lot of pain just to talk to us about Valentine and the Mortal Cup. I hope we find this damn cup because if not then who knows what the hell could happen. Clary and I headed out of the training room and Jace wasn't too far behind us.


“Clary, Scarlett. Clary, Scarlett, look, will both of you just calm down?” Jace asked.


“Calm down?” I asked.


“Really, calm down? Okay, Jace, you might be some kind of emotionless G.I. Joe, but...” Clary started.


“What is a G.I. Joe?” Jace interrupted.


“A soldier who doesn't understand human emotions.” I started.


“Who doesn't know what it's like to lose someone, to lose your own mother.” Clary finished.


“You're right. I never knew my mother.” Jace said.


I instantly felt bad for him and wanted to hug him, but I knew that he would probably shrug me off, so I just stood there.


“I didn't know.” Clary stammered.


“That's precisely my point. You don't know anything about this. You don't know about me, you don't know about my life... (sighs)... but in the Shadow World, no training and no plan gets you killed.” Jace said.


“Okay, so we know that Valentine is back and wants the Cup, and for some reason he thinks my mother has it.” Clary sighed.


“Could she?” I questioned.


Clary gave me a shocked look because she wasn't expecting me to ask that. If Jocelyn did hide the cup then we need to find it fast.


“Have the Cup?” Jace asked which made Clary look at him.


“I don't know.” Clary replied.


“Look, Clary, you know about runes. You've drawn them. Scarlett has them. You... you know something. Think, please.” Jace said.


“I've tried, Jace, okay? It's just this empty blackness.” Clary said.


“Your memory's been wiped.” Jace sighed.


“That's not possible. Is it?” Clary said.


I had to turn my head because I knew that it was true and I knew exactly who done it, but I don't want the others to know that I know.


“Absolutely... if you know a warlock.” Jace said.


“A warlock?” Clary asked confused.


“Yeah, a warlock, Clary.” Jace started.


“Immortal beings, they're half-demon, half-human. Sometimes their fingers spark.” I finished.


“Dot, my mom's assistant, her hands had this purple glow when she opened the wall and my mom pushed me and Scarlett through and we ended up at the police station.” Clary said.


“That was a portal. Dot must have been a warlock. Only warlocks can create them.” Jace said.


“Wait, so you're saying that if we find the real Dot, she could help us find the Cup and get my mom back?” Clary asked.


“Unless she's working for Valentine.” Jace said.


“Even better. She'll lead us right to him.” I said.


“Where's Simon?” Clary asked as we walked back into the Institute.


*Serena's POV*


I can't believe that I'm helping Izzy babysitting the mundane. He's starting to get on my nerves but I can tell that he's mesmerized by Izzy and she can use that to her advantage.


“So, um... what happens to a human if they're... runed?” Simon asked as Izzy started eating.


“They usually die. Sometimes they go crazy. When that happens, we call them the Forsaken.” Izzy replied.


“Then we kill them.” I finished.


“Right. So the rune on Clary's neck...” Simon said.


“A healing rune.” Izzy said.


“Jace used it to save her life.” I said.


“So Jace knew that she was a Shadowhunter?” Simon asked.


“He was almost certain.” Izzy replied.


Simon jumped up and started to head to the door but Izzy blocked his path.


“Where could you possibly be going?” Izzy asked.


“To get Clary and Scarlett, to protect them from Jace.” Simon replied.


This mundane is starting to piss me off. Both girls are safe with Jace and I can already tell that Scarlett has a crush on Jace. I mean, who wouldn't.


“And why would they need protection from Jace? He's the ultimate protector.” Izzy questioned.


“What makes Jace so special?” Simon asked.


“Fastest, strongest, fiercest. And hello, have you seen the guy.” Izzy chuckled.


“Yeah, well, uh... sorry I asked.” Simon said as he sat back down.


“Rest easy, hombre. Clary and Scarlett are in good hands.” I said.


“Mmm, don't worry. There's plenty more where that came from.” Izzy said as she started eating her food.


“Good to know. Good to know. So the Circle... if they're as bad as they say they are, it's not good for Clary or Scarlett, is it?” Simon chuckled before getting serious.


“It's not good for any of us.” Izzy and I said at the same time.


*End of POV*


Clary went off to find Simon and I decided to stay with Jace to learn more.


“Where are you, Jocelyn Fray?” Jace asked as he started to look for Jocelyn on the monitor.


“I never got to thank you for saving us the other night.” I said.


“It's no problem and from what I saw, you could've taken the demon.” Jace said.


“Thanks but I still have a lot to learn.” I chuckled.


“Stick around and I can teach you a few things.” Jace said.


“I'm sure you can.” I giggled as Serena came up and tugged me with her to Izzy's room.


I heard Jace chuckle from behind us and Serena had a smirk on her face.


“What?” I asked.


Serena just shook her head and I couldn't help but giggle because I think I know what she's smirking at.


“This is the least revealing think you have?” Clary asked as she kept trying to pull her dress down.


“What? All the naughty bits are covered. A little too much in my opinion.” Izzy replied.


“Damn girl. That looks good on you.” Serena said as I came up to stand next to Clary.


“Thank you, Serena.” I laughed.


Clary glanced over at me and I could tell that she was somewhat jealous. I can't help that I can pull off outfits like Izzy, but Jocelyn never really cared what I wore as long as I didn't do anything stupid.


“Where's Simon?” Clary asked.


“Who? (Izzy chuckled) Kidding. He's in good hands with the boys.” Izzy replied.


“So, um... you, Alec, Serena, and Jace are... what, like, family?” Clary asked while looking from Izzy to the bed and glancing at me from the corner of her eye.


“Translation, you want to know if Jace and I are a thing?” Izzy chuckled.


“Why would I care?” Clary scoffed.


She only does that when she's hiding something, so now I'm curious.


“Because you do. Don't worry. In every way, he's like my brother. Our parents took Jace in when he was ten. We trained together. Learned to fight side by side.” Izzy replied.


“A few days ago, all I had to worry about was getting into art school. And now...” Clary sighed.


“Is this the part where I give you the pep talk about harnessing your inner Shadowhunter and accepting your true destiny.” Izzy said.


“Was that the pep talk?” I giggled.


“Basically. (Izzy chuckled) Clary... Remember, you and Scarlett were born to do this. No matter what has happened... this is who you guys are.” Izzy said.


“Not exactly feeling that.” Clary said.


“Yet.” Izzy said.


“Okay, now we just have to find Dot.” Clary said.


“And track down and kill the most dangerous rogue Shadowhunter in history before he kills us all.” Izzy said.


“You really know how to ruin a pep talk, don't you?” I laughed.


“Come on, let's go. Oh, and Simon is kind of nerd-hot.” Izzy chuckled.


I couldn't help but laugh and Serena followed suit. Clary just followed behind us and I knew that she was still trying to wrap her head around everything. Everyone met at the weapons and I didn't hear the conversation that Simon and Clary had because I was watching Isabelle.


“Whoa.” Clary and I said at the same time when Izzy opened a secret compartment filled with weapons.


“No, Izzy.” Jace said as he walked up.


“Fifty bucks says he doesn't approve this mission.” Izzy said.


“I don't approve of this mission. I spoke with the Clave. They're sending Seelie scouts to search for Valentine, but they made it clear, the little girls do not leave the premises.” Alec said as he entered the room.


“Hey, our name is not “little girl”, okay? I don't care what that Clave thing or you want, we're going to find Dot.” Clary said as she defended us.


“Alec, this warlock could have the answers we need. With Valentine's people out there searching for Clary and maybe even Scarlett, neither of them is safe outside alone.” Jace said.


“Jace has a point.” Izzy said.


“Et tu, Izzy?” Alec asked.


All of us just looked at them before Alec continued.


“All right, since you have all the answers, where do you suggest we search?” Alec asked.


“We should start at Dot's apartment in Greenpoint, and there's this thrift store that she...” Clary started before she grabbed her necklace and gasped.


“What's wrong? What is it?” I asked as I stepped closer to her.


“I, um... (Clary exhaled) Weirdly, I think I know where Dot is.” Clary replied.


“Great, I'll drive.” Simon said.


Everyone just looked at him and I couldn't help but giggle.


“What? Unless you have, like, a Shadowhunter-mobile or something.” Simon said.


Everyone besides me and Clary glared at Simon.


“You were kidding about the runes on the floor killing me... right?” Simon chuckled nervously.


“Possibly.” Jace replied.


“Wait... am I gonna die?” Simon asked.


Clary led Simon out with us and all of us headed to Pandemonium, where all of this started. All of a sudden, Clary started running off and yelling that Circle members were going to hurt or kill Dot. We finally came to a stop and Clary said that Dot was gone.


“There is another option.” Jace said.


“Don't even...” Izzy said.


“What are you thinking?” Serena asked.


“Absolutely not.” Alec said.


“I'm not afraid of the Silent Brothers.” Jace said.


“Who are the Silent Brothers?” Clary and I asked.


“They're Shadowhunters with superior powers.” Jace replied.


“Who possess the ability to recover memories.” Izzy said.


“A process that can also kill you, so there's that.” Alec added.


“Your bedside manner is abysmal.” Simon said.


We've broken at least 18 Clave rules and now you want to go to the City of Bones?” Serena asked.


“There's no way. I won't allow it.” Alec said.


“This isn't our choice to make. This is Clary's decision.” Jace said.


“You can't ask her to do this. She doesn't know what she's facing. She's not prepared.” Izzy said.


“If anyone can tell me another way to recover my memories and still get the answers we need, I'm listening.” Clary said.


Nobody said a word and I figured that they wouldn't because this is all new to them.


“That settles it.” Clary said.


“See? I told you she's one of us.” Jace said.


We all headed back to the van and started heading to the City of Bones. We finally arrived, all of us got out and I sure as hell am creeped out.


“Yeah, this place isn't creepy.” Simon said.


“Not at all.” I added.


“Don't me you're afraid.” Izzy chuckled.


“Are you kidding me? I was born afraid... which sounded a lot better in my head.” Simon scoffed.


“Let's check it out.” Alec said.


“Wait here a minute. I wanna see if it's safe.” Jace told us before following Alec and Izzy, while Serena stayed with us.


“Why are we doing this? We don't even know these people.” Simon said as he looked between Clary and I.


“I just wished my mom had trusted me enough to tell me about all this.” Clary sighed.


“What is it? What's wrong?” I questioned.


“How are both of you not ultra freaked out by all of this?” Simon asked.


“I guess I just always felt like there was something missing. Some void I couldn't quite explain. Things are finally starting to make sense. But none of it's gonna matter unless I get my mom back.” Clary replied.


“Then let's do that.” Simon said.


“Clary. Come on, it's all clear.” Jace said.


“Let's go.” Clary said.


Simon and I followed Clary and I hope this works because if not then we're going to have to call Magnus. Jace reached out his hand and I thought that he was reaching for Clary, but then he looked at me, so I placed my hand in his.


“You have to understand, the Silent Brothers aren't like us.” Jace said.


“They lack your charm and superior people skills?” Clary asked from the other side of me.


“Yeah, most people do. Brothers communicate without using words, using just their thoughts.” Jace replied.


“That doesn't sound so bad.” I said.


“Don't let their silence fool you. They'll hold the Soul-Sword to head, and with its blade, carve the truth from your mind. If you're not strong enough, you will die.” Jace said.


After he said that, Clary and I hugged each other. I was not willing to lose her for nothing.


“I take it back. That sounds level ten bad.” Clary said.


“Clary, you should know, the pain will be excruciating. You don't have to...” Jace started to say.


“I'll do anything. Walk through fire, battle demons, whatever it takes. I have to get my mom back. I can't... I won't lose her.” Clary interrupted.


“You won't. We won't.” Jace said before walking off.


“Are you sure you want to do this?” I asked.


“I'm sure Scar. I have to get our mom back.” Clary replied.


“That's the first time you've called her our mom since we started this journey.” I said.


“It feels weird but you are technically my sister and I think that it's time I start calling you as such and calling my mom our mom.” Clary said.


I hugged her before the others joined us.


“I can do this.” Clary sighed after we reached the entrance to the City of Bones.


“Yeah, you can.” I said.


“You're Clary freakin' Fray. You can do anything.” Simon said before he started to walk to the entrance.


“All right, hold up.” Jace said as he stopped Simon.


“Surprise, surprise. No mundanes allowed, just like in the training room, right? Wrong. I've seen every horror movie ever made and the funny best friend who gets left behind... dead man.” Simon said.


“You're not that funny. But by all means, go ahead.” Jace said while Izzy laughed.


Simon started to move again but stopped in his tracks when Jace spoke again.


“Of course, the minute you enter, you'll die.” Jace said.


“Problem is, now I don't trust you.” Simon said.


“He's not lying.” Alec said.


“Now. He was before.” Izzy said.


“The rune energy in the City of Bones will kill any mundane who dares to enter, so, please...” Alec explained.


“The Brothers creep me out. I'll mind the mundane.” Izzy sighed.


“Your sacrifice is noted, Izzy.” Jace said.


“Talk about sacrifice. I'm missing a financial analysis class.” Simon said.


“I can't be here anymore, so, Jace, I'm gonna mind the perimeter.” Alec said before walking off.


“I'm coming with you.” Serena said before following after Alec.


“I don't want to leave either of you.” Clary said as she looked between Simon and I.


“Go be a bad ass Shadowhunter, all right? Get your memories back, save your mother. We'll be right here... guarding the entrance to hell.” Simon said.


“Clary, you don't keep the Silent Brothers waiting.” Jace said.


“You better bring her out in one piece Jace, or I'll kick your ass.” I growled.


“We'll see about that Scar.” Jace chuckled.


“You got this.” I told Clary before she followed Jace inside.


“They're getting to be quite the team. Amusing.” Izzy said to us.


“No, not really.” Simon and I said at the same time.


While we were waiting, I started to hum a tune that was stuck in my head.


“You need to sing with me and Maureen sometime.” Simon said.


“Both of you know that I can't hold a tune to save my life.” I laughed.


Izzy then got interested in wanting to listen to Simon's music, so Izzy, Simon, and I headed back to the van. Simon was getting the music ready when both Izzy and I heard a noise. Izzy told Simon to stay in the van and keep the doors locked. Izzy and I investigated the noise, but somehow I was grabbed from behind.


“Are those the mundanes names? I'm afraid Simon and Scarlett are coming with us.” a man said as Simon and I were dangled over a ledge.


“No! No, they're not a part of this.” Clary yelled.


“And it'll be my pleasure to kill you unless you return them.” Jace growled.


“Careful. We'd be violating the Accords.” Alec said.


“I'm afraid your sidekick's quite right. The Night Children have broken no laws. We're negotiating. The mundanes, unharmed, in exchange for the Mortal Cup.” the man said.


I looked at the others and could tell that they weren't too happy about the demands. At least I know what creature is kidnapping us. I hope Simon doesn't flip out too much when he realizes that we're being taken by vampires.


“And the clock is ticking. Tick-tock, people.” the man said.


“Clary!” Simon yelled.


“Jace!” I yelled.


“Simon... Scarlett... No! Simon! Scarlett! Simon! Scarlett!” I heard Clary yell before we were taken from the City of Bones and into the night.


Scarlett's outfit to the City of Bones:




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