whats up with the Lightwoods
Gabriel: Father.... Father is a worm.
Gideon: What do you mean, Gabriel? What did Father do?
Gabriel: He's a worm
Gideon: I know. He has brought shame on the name of Lightwood, and lied to both of us. He shamed and destroyed our mother. But we need not be like him.
Gabriel: You're not listening to me, He's a worm. A worm. A bloody great serpentlike thing.
Isabelle: He's a rat
Alec: Did he do something to you? did he touch you? if he tried anything...
Isabelle: No Alec, not like that. he's a rat.