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iS THiS A DREAM?

Dark Descent I sung of Chaos and eternal Night, Taught by heav’nly Muse to venture down The dark descent, and up to reascend...

iS THiS A DREAM?

iS THiS A DREAM?

-John Milton, Paradise Lost THE Pandemonium Club

NEW YORK, NEW YORK the pandemonium club new york, new york You’ve

You’ve gotTa be kidDing me?

You can’t bring that in here.

gotta be kidding me! You can’t bring that in here.

it’s part It’s part of of my my costume. costume.

I’maa I’m vampire vampire hunter. hunter. it’s It’s fake. fake.

“Voice over.”

uh…Whatever. Go on in.

uh.... Whatever. Go on in.

YouYou thought thought he was cute, he wasdidn’t cute, didn’t you? you?

{oOf!} {oof!}


I, for one, am enjoying myself imMensely. MmMhmM.

Simon only comes here on Sundays because I like it. He thinks it’s boring.

I wonder what would hapPen if I introduced myself to the blue haired kid?

--oh welL, I guesS that’s that.

Maybe he’s shy like me. Maybe I could--

I feEl that this evening DJ Bat is doing a singularly exceptional job. Don’t you agreE?

Waitaminute. What’s going on?

Do you seE those two guys? By the doOr? They’re folLowing the blue haired kid--

Simon!

What? I’m not realLy sleEping with your mom, you know. Meanwhile, I wanted to telL you that lately I’ve beEn crosSdresSing. Those guys don’t loOk very nice.

And also sleEping with your mom.

I was just trying to get your atTention. Not that your mom isn’t a very atTractive woman for-What guys? I don’t seE anyone. the one you thought was cute?

Yes, but that’s not that point. There are two of them. The blond one pulLed a knife. Are you sure? I stilL don’t seE anyone. I’m sure!


iS THiS A Even if you yelL DREAM? now. No one is going to hear you.

--There’s no one in here. where did they go?

“Voice over.”

Come on. You know what I am.

AhH. Great. Real smoOth. almost trip and kilL yourself. Nice.

SHADOWHUNTER.

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And by the timeiS THiS A Simon gets backDREAM? something horRible might-iS THiS A DREAM?

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...But they weren’t here just a second ago.

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alL right, I’lL get one of the security guards. You stay here.

They’re crazy. ActualLy crazy.

Now telL us if any other of your kind are with you. I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Demons. Religiously defined as helL’s denizen’s, the servants of Satan--

He means other demons. You do know what a demon is, don’t you?

--but understoOd here, for the purposes of the Clave, to be any malevolent spirit whose origin is outside our own home dimension-That’s enough, Jace.

isabelLe’s right. Nobody here neEds a lesSon in semantics or demonology. isabelLe and Alec think I talk toO much. Do you think I talk toO much?

I could give you information.

I know where Valentine is.


iS THiS A DREAM?

Valentine is back! AlL the infernal Worlds know it--

You can’t do this.

“Voice over.” What’s this?

it’s a girl, Alec. Surely you’ve seEn one before. Your sister is one.

Of course I can seE you. I’m not blind, you know.

Oh, but you are. You just don’t know it. You’d betTer get out of here if you know what’s goOd for you.

I’m not going anywhere. if I do, you’lL kilL the boy.

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A mundane girl... And she can seE us.

You’re right. You can’t go around kilLing Be-because-people. you can’t go around kilLing people.

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iS THiS A DREAM?

WelL, we know where he is toO. He’s in helL. You’re going to join him.

That’s true. What do you care if I kilL him or not?

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KilL it, Jace. it’s not going to telL us anything.

iS THiS A DREAM?

Every time we capture one of you bastards, you claim you know where Valentine is.

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He’s in the ground. The thing’s just toying with us.

That’s not a person litTle girl. it may loOk like a person and talk like a person but--


iS THiS A DREAM?

SNAP!

iS THiS A DREAM?

Stupid litTle mundane. You could have gotTen Jace kilLed.

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iS THiS A DREAM?

He’s crazy. You’re alL crazy. The police wilL--

Maybe we should bring her back with us. I bet Hodge would like to seE her.

The police have no interest in crimes that have no body…

No way we are bringing a mundane back to the institute.

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Let her go, isabelLe.

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…the forsaken wilL take you alL.

“Voice over.”

LETTERING BY SWANDS

So be it...

The demons return to their home dimensions when they die... in case you were wondering.

is she realLy a mundane? Have you had dealing with demons, litTle girl?

Talked with the Night Children? Have you--

My name is not litTle girl. I don’t believe in demons or-- whatever you-Don’t you? You saw that boy turn into a demon, get stabBed, and then vanish into thin air. Clary?

Jace isn’t crazy--you just wish he was.


I thought they went in here, But I guesS they didn’t. SorRy. it was a mistake. Maybe I didn’t seE anything.

I think maybe it’s time you two left the club. Now. And don’t ever try getTing back in if I’m at the front doOr.

No way. I saw your face in the club and when we came in here something was--

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if I telL them anything they’lL think I’m crazy.

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I’ve always told Simon everything before but… this is difFerent.

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Why don’t they seE them?

LETTERING BY SWANDS

Are you ok? Why are you in here by yourself? What hapPened to, you know, the guys with the knives?

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