Hey guys, this is my first time writing so I decided to make a little drabble about Podrick. It is set back just before Joffrey’s death because I feel that this is the time when Pod felt the safest and the happiest. He is truly the sweetest character in this show and is really underrated.Sorry about the mistakes but English is not my mother tongue. I really hope you enjoy reading it. I’ll be glad if you could tell me what you think. I’m thinking of a sequence if people like it. Enjoy!
Podrick knew he was gaping. He knew it was impolite to gape and he knew he was gaping for far too long know to be unnoticed. But he just somehow couldn’t bring himself to a halt when it came to marveling at the beauty in front of him. Now, don’t get me wrong- Valerie Tyrell, Loras and Margery’s cousin wasn’t, in fact, the most beautiful young woman in the Seven Kingdoms. She wasn’t even anywhere near that. But Podrick couldn’t care less. Ever since she had arrived for her cousin’s wedding she has occupied his mind. He would find himself thinking of the lady in most inconvenient times- during talks with Tyrion, during feasts and even in those very seconds before he had completely drifted asleep. And then he would dream of her. He would dream of her sweetly calling out his name during afternoon walks in the garden and he would dream of her softly cluthing his hand in her own. And sometimes, if he’d been way too excited recently, he would dream of him tearing apart her silk dress only to reveal her body, shivering with desire for him. When those dreams took place, he would be exceedingly shy around her the following day and she would catch him blushing and looking down all the time for no reason. Or so she thought.
Today, though, the reason for his embarrassment wasn’t this. Her dark eyes, matching her long and shiny ebony hair were looking at her reflection in the mirror. From his place at the door Podrick looked at her reflection too. Her usually pouty lips were now slightly open and he slowly let his eyes wander just under her collarbone, to the perfectly tan skin on the swell of her breasts, only the very upper part if which could be seen above her dress. God, how he wished he could embrace every inch of them. Embrace all of her. From his place he could also see how perfectly the dark green gown hugged her body from behind and how it fell like a silver river to her feet.
She finally noticed him and her mouth jerked into a big smile.
“Podrick, I’m so glad you came! ”
“The pleasure’s all mine, m'lady. How can I be of your help?” He wouldn’t let his eyes reveal just how flustered he was right now, as she turned around and advanced towards him.
“I really needed some company before the things that are to come. I can’t stand Joffrey and I hate to think about all the dreadful things he could do to Margery.” She stopped in front of him and looked him in the eye with such sincere fear that he felt the urge to caress her soft cheek with the back of his hand. “What do you think, Podrick? You’re the only person I can talk to so openly here, everyone is so selfish and couldn’t care less about what will happen to my cousin. ”
Podrick’s heart fluttered and he found himself in loss of words for a couple of seconds. Of course, they had met and talked many times. She first got to know him one day when she and her grandmother were paid a visit in the gardens by lord Tyrion. While Tyrion and her grandmother were talking about gold and taxes, Valerie decided to occupy herself with the company of the young squire. This was long after he had first laid eyes on her and by the time of their first interaction, the man was already head-over-heels for lady Valerie Tyrell. They chatted a bit and got along very well. Ever since, she often sought his company as he was the only one around her age (he was just a couple of years older than her) who she could so easily talk to.
“M'lady, I don’t intend to underestimate your fears, but I believe that for the time being lady Olenna Tyrell will be staying in King’s Landing. In this case, lady Margerie won’t have anything to worry about-whether it is an upcoming marriage or a rude husband.”
The girl furrowed her dark eyebrows in a manner which showed she was contemplating his words.
“I believe you are right, Pod. I just can’t help but worry, though.”
Podrick reassured her that it was alright to feel that way and she gave him a small nod, whilst her bad mood finally changing into a cheeful one.
He instantly felt better as well. He loved to see her like that- in her natural happy state. It brought such joy to him he found himself grinning.
“Shall we go and dance the night away, my lord? ” she grabbed him by the hand.
“I am no milord, my lady. I am just a squire. ” Podrick felt his voice dropping while wondering if after all he really didn’t stand a chance with a highborn lady like Valerie Tyrell. He had ignored that thought for as long as possible in hopes that he can still somehow return his feelings.
“You know what, Pod? You’re right. ” She looked up at him. “You’re so much better than all the lords out there. ”
Podrick tried to protest but she quickly led him to the ball room where the wedding was to take place. Just before they entered, she stopped and gave him a quick kiss on the cheek. It turned out to be, though, a kiss on his jaw as she was too short to reach his cheek. Either way, Podrick smiled brightly down at her and felt like the happiest man in the Seven Kingdoms.
so we were in the queue to meet Daniel Portman and he wanted to change his shirt and put on some deodorant so he thought it would be a good idea to do it under the table and we all almost died // i honestly can’t even explain how funny Daniel is and how welcoming and kind he was when we met him, he instantly made us feel at ease and took the time to chat to us, do yourself a favour and just watch if just for his delightful scottish accent
A few days ago I attended LFCC and it was a blast! I got to meet & see so many awesome people, especially Benedict Cumberbatch & some of the stars of Game of Thrones!
So thankful to have met Benedict Cumberbatch, who I’ve been a fan of for years! Meeting him was a dream come true. I told him “Lots of love from Bahrain” & he said “Sending all my love back to Bahrain"!
Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy) was so unbelievably awesome & incredible. He greets you as if you’re his best friend that you haven’t seen in a long time; we talked for so long about GOT & Zelda. I’ll never forget how kind and awesome he was!
Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) was extremely sweet & kind. I couldn’t stop talking to her & sort of embarrassed myself telling her how much I love her but she was so lovely🌸
Kristian Nairn (Hodor) was so kind. We talked about Hodor & the fact that his mum & I both own Hodor doorstoppers!😭💚
Daniel Portman (Podrick) was awesome, such a funny guy with a great & vibrant energy. He told me to talk to him in Arabic & told me عليكم السلام when I told him السلام عليكم😄💛
Finn Jones (Loras) was such a sweetie, wish I got a chance to talk to him!
I also got to see Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy) & David Bradley (Walder Frey)!
LFCC was a blast, I’m so grateful to have attended and met so many amazing people!
Deleting this post soon, you can check it out on my Instagram @/thearabkhaleesi :)
“Yes indeed, (Laughs) who knows, It’s a lovely coincidence, that both me and my dad ended up on the show. He was on it from the very beginning and the pilot and everything and then just as he was leaving, I was just coming into it. It was almost like a passing of the torch, changing of the guard kind of thing.“