i think one of the things i like most about jaime and brienne is that their love is everything that their world is not. everything’s dark and gloomy and everyone’s fighting and in the midst of war and despair two broken souls, two people rejected and judged by society find each other and save each other and give each other hope and purpose. brienne shines her light on jaime and we get to see glimpses of him without a shell and in her light he could almost be a knight, the knight that he always wanted to be and jaime takes that light and doesn’t try to extinguish it or mock it but instead he risks his life trying to protect it and if that’s not one of the purest and most meaningful connections in westeros then i don’t know what is.
anyway…there’s a romanian poem that i love that says something like ‘
Don’t you know that only in
the water lilies grow?‘ and i think that pretty much sums up my feelings about jaime and brienne