Someday I’ll write about Ashara Dayne, who likes to flirt and fight but who is just as duty-bound as her famous brother, who grew up at the Water Gardens under the shadow of Elia and Oberyn, knowing them and loving them but still just a little too young, until suddenly she was nineteen and Elia needed someone she could trust at her side, so Ashara volunteers where none others do, and she and Arthur fight so hard that they’re each sure the other will never forgive them when Arthur chooses his Kingsguard vows and loyalty to Rhaegar over his Dornishness and his loyalty to Elia and House Martell, Ashara who births a Sand Snake who isn’t for this world and never tells a soul that Oberyn had five daughters before he met Ellaria, not four, Ashara who is on the verge of throwing herself from the Palestone Tower into the Torrentine delta when a little bird chirps in her ear and says “come, lady, there is duty yet to be done”

“If you stumble about believability, what are you living for? Love is hard to believe, ask any lover. Life is hard to believe, ask any scientist. God is hard to believe, ask any believer. What is your problem with hard to believe?”

-Yann Martel, Life of Pi

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All of Prince Oberyn’s daughters have his viper eyes. The color does not matter.

the older sand snakes + taking after their father


# L I K E A G I R L 


Oberyn Nymeros Martell, Tyrion muttered under his breath as he fell in beside the man. The Red Viper of Dorne. And what in the seven hells am I supposed to do with him? He knew the man only by reputation, to be sure… but the reputation was fearsome. When he was no more than sixteen, Prince Oberyn had been found abed with the paramour of old Lord Yronwood, a huge man of fierce repute and short temper. A duel ensued, though in view of the prince’s youth and high birth, it was only to first blood. Both men took cuts, and honor was satisfied. Yet Prince Oberyn soon recovered, while Lord Yronwood’s wounds festered and killed him. Afterward men whispered that Oberyn had fought with a poisoned sword, and ever thereafter friends and foes alike called him the Red Viper.