Jace – version one:
his fingers are long and calloused against the blade. his knuckles stand out against the thin metal as he runs his fingertips along it like stroking an animal. he is gentle with it. his sword is a piece of him. his lips are parted as he looks away, his tongue touching his upper lip and hiding his teeth. his hair is long and dirty blond on the shadows, pieces hanging down by his ears and brushing his shoulders. his eyes are sharp, a striking sky blue against the brown leather of his tunic. his body leaning back, his chest fills out his clothes, thin and agile, as is the rest of him. his shoulders are tense, pointing inward, as if he’s bracing himself for an attack from behind. his eyebrows are furrowed, causing creases to be seen against the smooth skin of his forehead. his cheeks and mouth remain stoic, showing no other sign of emotion besides pure focus. his nose gently slopes down, remaining parallel to his face to the tip of his nose. his neck muscles stand out given the way he’s turning his head, his gently curving jawline starting just below his ears and swooping down to lay flat underneath his chin. the distinct line of separation between jaw and skin is stark in the light he’s standing in, making his jawline appear more sharp and present than usual. his ears are flat and small against the side of his head, but keen. his elbow is jerked back, his arm tracing up to his hand still touching the blade of his longsword delicately. his left hand grips the hilt loosely, his fingers plainly not gripping it firm enough. his thumb presses over his fore and middle finger, the nail smooth and curved underneath his touch.