Vid: Lex Mala Lex Nulla

Author's Note: A romantic Jalec AU, in which they fall in love - and have to deal with the consequences.
This took me much longer than I'd care to admit, and I'm still not completely happy, mostly due to lack of footage. (Please, let them be in one place again! *begs*) Not an altogether happy ending, but at least they're together, right? 🙂


Music: Beautiful Crime, by Tamer (edited by me, full length here)
Additional sources: Delivery Man, Hit the Floor, Looking, stock footage,

Download link: mp4 + srt (274mb)

Voiceovers and text plates:
-I'm Jace.

-I draw them out - you? all the work.

-Entreat me not to leave thee, or return from following after thee.

-We're parabatai.

-Like a tether that binds two souls.

-I have followed every rule, I have given up everything.

-I am your father.
-I'm weak.

-Jace Wayland is a traitor.
-Jace is not your brother.
-He's closer than blood, he's my parabatai.

...a band cemented by friendship grounded upon love is never to be broken, and invincible. (Plutarch, Life of Pelopidas)

-We'll be unstoppable.
-For whither thou goest, I will go.

-If somebody falls in love with...

-I don't wanna be alive if we're on different sides, Alec!

-You love me, so? I love you, too, Alec.

And it came to pass that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul. (1 Samuel 18, 1-3)

-The law is hard, but it's the law.

-Please don't leave me, Alec!

One-sided love, a crush even, all that seems to pass by the rule - but real, requited, romantic love? It had a terrible cost. (Jem Carstairs to Emma Carstairs)

-I love you, too.

-What have you done?

-You have a cancer, you cut it out!


-I can't live without him.
-Get up!

-I've realized that I have to listen to my heart.

-I need him.

-If you're staying, I'm staying.

-...grounds for severe punishment, including de-runing.

-You're hereby sentenced to the City of Bones.

Lex Mala Lex Nulla. (A bad law is no law. - St. Thomas Aquinas)

-Screw the rules.

-If aught but death...
-...part thee and me.

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. (Aristotle)

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