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     “The blood of the First Men still flows in the veins of the Starks, and we hold to the belief that the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man’s life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.”

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He had wrapped his cloak around her shoulders and sworn to protect her, but that was as cruel a jape as the crown the Freys had placed atop the head of Robb Stark’s direwolf after they’d sewn it onto his headless corpse. Sansa knew that as well. The way she looked at him, her stiffness when she climbed into their bed… when he was with her, never for an instant could he forget who he was, or what he was. No more than she did. She still went nightly to the godswood to pray, and Tyrion wondered if she were praying for his death. She had lost her home, her place in the world, and everyone she had ever loved or trusted. Winter is coming, warned the Stark words, and truly it had come for them with a vengeance. But it is high summer for House Lannister. So why am I so bloody cold?

“More than aunt and niece they are like sisters”

AU Rhaenys and Daenerys! Talking about who they get to dance with at the Tourney of Winterfell in honor of Jon’s legitimization. They have their eyes already set on Jon and Robb, they just have to decide who gets who.

Wanted to spend more time designing the outfits but this was supposed to be quick! Still, I ended up with the idea of contrast between them between gold and silver, sun and moon. While Daenerys dresses in more Targaryen colors of dark wines and blacks with softer touches of pink, Rhaenys favors Dornish colors and gold and polished leather accents, but using more Targaryen styles. TBH I now just wanna do a whole series out outfits for them cause fashion.

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Arya was a trial, it must be said. Half a boy, half a wolf pup. Forbid her anything and it became her heart’s desire. She had Ned’s long face, and brown hair that always looked as though a bird had been nesting in it. I despaired of ever making a lady of her. She collected scabs as other girls collected dolls, and would say anything that came into her head.

ben-larry-kenobi  asked:

Been trawling through your posts for hours now, utterly love them. Still looking, don't know if you may have touched this, but to defend Jon's fool charge to save Rickon, I've argued with my friends that he was exemplifying a Stark trait, (also seen in Rickard Stark @ King's Landing), where Starks will throw caution and reason to the wind to protect family. While it obviously doesn't work in the South, I had argued that it is a quality the North can, in some weird clannish way, rally around?

Oh yes. As a military decision Jon’s charge is absolutely indefensible. It was flat out the wrong thing to do.

After the battle? Politically it could be quite useful. If I wanted to support Jon’s political position, I’d be finding a singer and making sure everyone in the North knows about Jon’s valiant charge into the jaws of the foe to attempt to save the last (known) trueborn son of Ned Stark. Terrible military decision or not, it fits the masculine martial tradition very nicely. This use only comes into being after the fact, though.

In general, family unity is a real strength in the feudal politics of Westeros, North or south. The book!Tyrells are an excellent example. House Tyrell makes Margaery queen and secures her a suitable king. When House Tyrell is under attack, Queen Margaery rounds up the Small Council to try and get them off their asses and defending the Reach from Euron. In A Game of Thrones, the Starks trust each other enough to split up responsibilities - Ned doesn’t have to worry about who’s going to do his job in his absence because Catelyn can and will, Catelyn trusts Robb’s intentions even when she has misgivings about his method, Robb leaves the North with his kid brother in charge without even having to consider that his bastard brother might make a run at Winterfell.

Contrast this to House Lannister. Cersei and Tyrion scheme against each other even as King’s Landing comes under siege, both believing that they have to in order to survive (Cersei’s wrong, Tyrion’s right). Tywin can’t and won’t get the best out of any of his children because he treats them all with callous disregard. Kevan can’t and won’t work with either Cersei or Jaime. The implosion of House Lannister was a long time coming. House Baratheon provides another case study, as Stannis’ and Renly’s failure to work together costs everyone the first stages of the war against the Lannisters.

Family defending each other and working together is good solid politics in Westeros.

Thanks for reading and the question!

Has it occurred to anyone else that if we get all the reunions we need, we’ll have not only Gendrya but the Hound possibly seeing Gendrya happen?

Am I the only one needing the Hound being protective af of Arya and Gendry being a little terrified of him as a result?

Ellaria x Reader....

((Sorry anon that the smut wasn’t very….explicit!! I couldn’t find a way to add it to where it flowed well with the rest of the story!))

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Warning: None, really, suggestive behaviors near the end?

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anonymous asked:

Who do you think is going to sit on the Iron throne in the books if Tommen dies? I mean obviously it can't be Cersei like the show, but I can't seem to figure out who's next in line!

Theoretically? Tommen’s throne derives from Robert. If Tommen were to die, Stannis is the next Baratheon male with a claim. The Lannisters would obviously not be happy with this option. They’d want to undo Targaryen practice on this count, and put Myrcella on the throne before (the man Cersei has always claimed is) her uncle. If Myrcella dies before Tommen, though, the Lannisters are screwed. They’re out of viable monarch candidates. Game over.

Practically? Aegon “VI” will be rocking up to King’s Landing looking for a fancy new chair. Between his own men, his “friends in the Reach,” any Dornish support Arianne brings him, and the Sparrows, his ass will probably be the next on the Iron Throne.

As I believe Dany will accidentally blow up the entire city of King’s Landing, I expect Aegon “VI” will be the last.