|“||The past always matters. That's what they tell you when you join the Praetor. You can't forget the things you did in the past, or you'll never learn from them.”||”|
–Jordan, City of Fallen Angels
Jordan met Maia in a town in New Jersey, in a music store while buying old vinyl records. He saw Maia as a beautiful, sweet and cool girl and they starting going out. Their first few months together were 'like a dream', which they had spent "like sixteen year-olds in love". At one point, Jordan got in a fight at a club where some guy bit him, only realizing later that he had been bitten by a werewolf.
After three weeks, the effects started to affect him; he had sudden waves of uncontrollable rage and anger, which he brought out on Maia, beginning in what Maia had described as their nightmarish last few months together. He had become possessive and controlling and jealous, convinced that she was looking at other guys but not really knowing what he was thinking. He had even come to the point where he would slap and hit her when he got angry. At some points, he would black out and wouldn't know what was happening.
Eventually, she tried to break up with him. He pushed her and knocked her down. To let him get that it was over, Maia let Jordan see her kissing another boy during a party. It was a full moon and that night, he changed into a werewolf for the first time. In his uncontrolled state, he saw her while running through the streets of New Jersey and attacked her on her way home, only letting her go when the neighborhood had been alarmed of the attack. "You're mine now. You'll always be mine," he had told her before letting her go, referring to the fact that he had just made Maia like him: a werewolf.
Praetor Lupus Edit
Well aware of what he did, he tried to go to Maia to apologize and explain, but is instead stopped by a member of the Praetor Lupus who was assigned to him. He wouldn't let him anywhere near her and, instead, convinced him to come with him first to get trained and evade punishment, and that the Wolf Guard will watch over Maia. The Praetor also refused to let him check up on her even a while afterwards, only informing him that she had run away from home.
Upon graduation, Jordan was told to pick a charge to become his first assignment. When he received files to look over for a new Downworlder to guard, he specifically picked out Simon when he saw Maia in his records, thinking that if he meets him, he could find out what happened to his ex-girlfriend.
Reunited with Maia Edit
Jordan went by the name of Kyle when he auditioned to be a singer for Simon's garage band. At one point, "Kyle" caught Simon staying in Eric's garage and invited him to in his apartment with him. Soon enough, Jace revealed his true nature of being a werewolf upon first seeing him, and he immediately explained that is part of an alliance, the Praetor Lupus, and was dispatched to keep an eye on Simon.
Jordan and Maia meet again the night Simon bit Maureen Brown, and when Maia and Isabelle finally found out about each other. Maia, in shock, attacked Jordan clearly with intentions of killing him only to be stopped by Simon and Isabelle when Jordan does nothing to defend himself, still guilt-stricken for turning Maia and how he treated her during their last few months together. Simon eventually understood him and tries to get Isabelle and Maia to do the same, explaining that Jordan had no control of his transformation as a werewolf and has become a better person since that time period.
During the werewolves' engagement party for Luke and Jocelyn's marriage, Simon told Maia about Jordan's dilemma, and how much Jordan really loves her and his guilt for what he did to her. Later, when Simon went missing, Maia is less hostile towards him, even talking to him at one point about Simon, then about their past. While in Lilith's hotel, they are left alone on a floor after they are attacked by cult worshipers. When an intense light startles Maia, Jordan held her close and Maia impulsively kissed him and eventually pulled back, still struggling to understand her feelings for him.
The two continue to spend time together. When the two officially try to title their relationship once and for all, Jordan tells Maia that if she wants to remain friends then that isn't going to work for him since he still loves her; and being friends will only kill him on the inside. After a moment of contemplation, Maia kisses him, revealing her decision to become a couple again. The two eventually consummate their relationship together, even making it a regular thing, and are describesd as being "in love" by others throughout the book.
Physical description Edit
|“||But Kyle is hot like 'whoa.'||”|
Jordan is a tall, brown-skinned rocker boy with long, dark hair that tumbles over his forehead and down his neck in curls, and has long, thick eyelashes like a girl's. According to Maia, he seemed like the type of boys who usually preferred skinny, pale girls in hipster glasses, not rounded girls like her as she had put it. He is broad-shouldered and slim but muscular, with high cheekbones and startling hazel-green eyes. On both arms, he has tattoos that looked like scrolling script winding around his skin which were actually mantras from the Upanishads.
Maia Roberts Edit
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Jordan and Maia have a complicated relationship. Everything was well they first started dating, but when Kyle was turned into a werewolf, he begun hurting her, making Maia very afraid of him. When Maia finally tried to break up with him, Jordan changed the same night and also uncontrollably turned Maia.
Deeply regretful for what he did to Maia afterward, he never forgot about her throughout his training with the Praetor Lupus. When he was finally to be sent out as a guard, he chose Simon in hopes of checking up on Maia.
When the two eventually meet in City of Fallen Angels, old wounds are brought back and Maia is initially enraged upon seeing Jordan. Jordan understands her anger and does nothing about it. However, through Simon and partly Isabelle, the two finally reconcile and at least act civil towards each other.
After finding out most of the truth from Simon, Maia slowly begun to understand and make amends with Jordan. Although she finally forgave him, she still struggles internally regarding her feelings for him.
In City of Lost Souls, they travel to the Praetor House together and when Maia sees that Jordan has truly changed and is a better person, the two reaffirm their relationship, starting on a new and clean slate.
Simon Lewis Edit
Jordan was tasked to watch over Simon, a vampire with no clan and guidance that may go rogue. They are in the same band and are roomies at the beginning of City of Fallen Angels.
Jace Lightwood Edit
When they first meet, the two are hostile towards each other, both threatening each other with their strengths. The next day, however, the two seem like best friends, according to Simon.