As hard as her mother tried to protect her from the truth, Clarissa Fray walked straight into her fate when she stepped into the Pandemonium Club and had her very first encounter with the Shadowhunter world.
When you are a mom, the most important responsibility you have is keeping your child safe from all harm. When they are little, the dangers involve falling, choking, or maybe burning themselves. As a child gets older, the injuries become emotional: mean girls, bullies on the school bus, the first boy who breaks your heart. Jocelyn had to do much more than that. She successfully managed to hide the whole Shadowhunder world from her daughter. When Clary first walked into the club, she noticed a boy who was normal, but maybe just a little peculiar.
The boy's wide eyes were way too bright a green, Clary noticed: the color of antifreeze, spring grass.
When she follows the path of the blue haired boy, she sees him head to a beautiful girl who lures him into a back room. The couple are followed by two guys, neither of which Simon sees when Clary points them out to him. Clearly, you would feel crazy if you saw something that others couldn't. How many times do you think Clary saw something just out of the corner of her eye that just didn't seem right? Following her instinct that night, walking into that room that said NO ADMITTANCE, was like opening the door to Wonderland. There were strange, beautiful and even frightening things just beyond the twist of the knob. It was something that her mother feared she'd encounter and what she'd given up her former life for so she could protect her child.
Tomorrow we take a look at what's behind that door.