Why does it feel so good and hurt so bad?

Jessica Winchester, 20, should have been a party girl in college. But unfortunately, she never got that opportunity. When she was 15, she went into a haunted house on a dare, and when she came out, she'd killed her sister and sold her soul to bring her back again.
 
Jess and Ruby spent the next five years trying to get Jess out of her deal, but in the end, there was nothing to do. Jess was taken to Hell, where she was flayed alive every single day for twenty years. But after that, Alastair offered to stop torturing her...if she would start torturing other people. So she took the opportunity to get off the rack, and she did her job, and maybe she liked it a little bit.
 
Now, she's back, and she's not really sure why. It may have something to do with Azrael, the angel who claims to have raised her from perdition. But for what purpose, she doesn't know. All she knows is that her life is about to get more complicated.
 
And her time in Hell? She can't tell anyone about it - especially not Ruby. She did some things she's not proud of down there. Besides, she thinks she's already doing penance for all the pain she caused. Since getting back from Hell, Jess has been physically incapable of sleeping, and it's a problem that doesn't seem like it's going to let up soon. She spends her days exhausted, but it's almost like she doesn't need sleep anymore...
 
She can't hide everything from Ruby forever, and even if she could, there'd be new problems to worry about - like a revelation that will shake their family forever. And maybe Ruby's keeping some secrets of her own. After all, thirty years in Hell is three months topside...plenty of time for Ruby to get up to trouble.
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9 comments

the-clary-project
Wrote one year ago
@soulfuloctober Thank you! I rarely am able to get this into a character, but I love Jess. Unfortunately, she's the exception, not the rule.

soulfuloctober
Wrote one year ago
Ugh... why are your descriptions always so amazing? I can never get that into my character, although I wish I could. :( I am so jealous right now.

the-clary-project
Wrote one year ago
@stars-and-moon ^-^ yaaaaaay

stars-and-moon
Wrote one year ago
ok well i'm devoting my night to reading those omg

the-clary-project
Wrote one year ago
@caity-is-a-timelady I believe in you
Besides aafter that I get to handle like
Azrael hitting on Michael l o l and Jess saying yes because she sees ruby fake going to hell etc
this is gr8
feels

caitylaurel
Wrote one year ago
good good good good good gooooooood
 
crap there is a lot to fit in this one story

the-clary-project
Wrote one year ago
@stars-and-moon http://www.polyvore.com/road_so_far/collection?id=2313849 <

stars-and-moon
Wrote one year ago
this sounds incredible

the-clary-project
Wrote one year ago
@caity-is-a-timelady The description ended up being way longer than I intended.

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