SPOILER ALERT FOR WHOLE CHAIN OF IRON
So I've been meaning to make a post about all the ships I'm Chain of Iron for a long time, and now that I'm relaxing with my cold coffee, I decided to do it!
JORDELIA: JAMES X CORDELIA
Jordelia was honestly so cute with all that domestic bliss and fluff. They also got way more sexy times than I thought they would, what with all the gracelet business. I was under the impression that James would obviously be kind and courteous to cordelia but that the gracelet would smuffle any romantic feelings. So sexy times, I thought was really pushing it. Don't misunderstand, I love that they have romantic times, but I believe that this might be overlapping a bit into a sort of True Love trope that I have some... *strong* feelings for. Maybe I will explain why in a separate post.
But the ending broke my heart. Poor james... finally getting out of the gracelet spell and confronting grace about it only to find out Cordelia had run off to Paris with Matthew. Also, poor Cordelia, thinking that James did not love her.... And poor Matthew, he definitely deserves happiness and I hope he understands that Cordelia is not going to be the one who he gives it to him. He needs to find it for himself.
THOMASTAIR: THOMAS X ALASTAIR
Ahhh. The gay ship that's giving Malec a run for their money. My babies have improved so much in this book. I know it feels so sad because Alastair pushed Thomas away at the end, but it'll be worth it in Chain of Thorns. And I believe that they've grown, because Thomas has seen Alastair's real face. The one he only shows, and that too occasionally, to Cordelia. he knows that Alastair is more than the bully he was at the Academy, so they're honestly much better off.
Also, CC seriously though that she could reveal that Thomas had a crush on Alastair since the Academy and thought my poor heart could handle that. Seriously, I was prepared for Thomas realising he was gay and that he loved Alastair but nope. She dropped that bomb on us.
ANNADNE/ARIANNA: ANNA X ARIADNE
Okay, this one is truly heartbreaking. Anna and Ariadne have plenty of scenes together but it was just sex, no emotion. I know that it's going to happen in Chain of Thorns but y'all it's gonna be a year until we get a sweet, wholesome Annadne scene. My already failing heart can't handle this....
And Ariadne not knowing Anna loves her and being heartbroken is so sad. And Anna crying because she's lost Ariadne again is so... Please Cassandra Clare, why?!? At this point, she honestly actually want me to die.
JUCIE: JESSE X LUCIE
I have conflicting feelings about this ship now. I mean, I feel like Lucie, being a writer has always wanted to be in an adventures and for her Jesse, running away with Jesse all of that is a grand adventure. At this point, this love is kind of superficial so I'm looking forward to Cassandra Clare expanding on it and actually writing them falling in love.
Bonus 1: GRACETOPHER: GRACE X CHRISTOPHER
I SHIP IT. But they only have a few scenes together, and since they have no past history, they're practically strangers. So, I believe they need a friendship before any romance can happen. They need a base, y'know? But I wouldn't be too disappointed if it ends in a beautiful friendship. My motto is a beautiful friendship over a crappy romance any day, anytime, and I stick by it.
Bonus 2: FAIRSTAIRS: CORDELIA X MATTHEW
We have confirmation that Cordelia will never love Matthew as anything but a friend. She friendzioned him so much in the book that anyone who is still afraid something might happen in Paris is very wrong.
This was fun! See y'all soon! Next up: Character Analysis. It'll take a long time tho
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