anna-lightwoods-vsco said:Hello Cassie! I adored Chain of Gold. I’m not sure if this question has been asked, does the bracelet
affect Matthew because of their parabatai bond, if not, would it be possible to explain why? Thank you!
No, it doesn’t affect Matthew or he’d be in love with Grace, not Cordelia. I’d say he isn’t affected because magic done to one parabatai doesn’t affect the other. Will isn’t addicted to yin fen, Alec doesn’t fall under Sebastian’s influence when Jace does, Emma still has her feelings when Julian is under the emotion spell. It’s not a thing that really happens.
choppedtoadpersoncowboy said:Does a parabatai bond weaken when the respective people keep secrets from one another? Is it fair to say that of the two share everything, the bond is stronger? In this case, Matthew has kept a huge secret from James. Does that affect their bond?
I would say that it does weaken it to an extent — it depends on what the secret is because it is okay to have some secrets that are personal. But if the secret is destructive to the relationship between the two parabatai, that can weaken the bond. We’ve seen bonds weakened in the past, like the one between Valentine and Luke (before it was severed by Luke becoming a werewolf). Parabatai can drift apart, or become enemies — we’ve seen it — and all that weakens, but does not destroy, the bond.