The Lie that Concealed the Truth: Jack’s Story
A Special Bonus Story. . . . . continued from the end of Blue Bloods: RevelationsWritten by Melissa De La Cruz
**SPOILER ALERT! The following is the story of Schuyler and Jack’s final encounter,from Jack’s perspective. Schuyler has come back from Rio and has agreed to meet Jack at the Perry Street apartment. The Committee is in disarray. Lawrence and many of the top-ranking members of the Coven have been murdered. (This event happened before the Epilogue, in which Jack and Mimi reunite.)
It is my turn to wait. Funny that in all thses months we have been meeting, itwas always she who had waited for me. It was never my intention to make her wait,but my path to this place has been the more complicated one.I flip through the pages of
. The book I had slipped under herdoor before she left. The book that I found in my locker that morning, returned tome. The light is good here – I can see all of downtown from the windows. The city isquiet and still outside. There are no cabs honking, no dogs barking, an ambulanceswailing. Instead all is silenced. An eerie calm The door opens slowly. The moment I see her face, I know something iswrong. I expected it, and yet I am still wounded by it. She does not run into my armsas before, and her eyes are clouded and gray. She displays none of that happinessto see me that I took so much delight in for so long. Only a gim acceptance.“I am sorry about your grandfather,” I say. “Your loss is shared by all.” Whenthe news came – that Corcovado had broken, that Leviathan walks the earth onceagain – I did not react as many of us did, with shock and fear. Instead I felt the oldblood in these veins stir with vengeance. We will avenge each of our lost brothersand sisters.
is waiting. We will not despari or retreat. We will figh.And we will win.war has come to us once again, and this time we will vanquish ourfoes for eternity. I am almost looking forward to it.At the mention of Lawrence, her eyes become bright. She nods curtly. “Hedied because of me.”“He died to protect you. It was his duty.”She stand so still at the doorway, as if she doesn’t know what to do or whatto say. And yet I already know. She will tell me that we must stop meeting becausethe coven will need me now, and that she will be saving me by taking herself away. ..But she could not be more worng. Everything in my life depends on her being partof it.When we first met, I was struck by her resemblence to her mother. Butcontrary to what many thought about my relationship with Gabrielle, we had a deepand affectionate friendship, nothing more. I loved her as an ally, and because she