Our way is the older way. 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.


modern au of pre-GOT characters! fudged the ages a bit to suit my own purposes. if i do more houses later on, who would you like to see?

From left to right:

Tywin, Jaime, Joanna, (Unborn Tyrion), and Cersei

Catelyn and Lysa (and Petyr’s kissy emoji)

Brandon, Lyanna, Benjen, and (emo) Ned


Jon knew that other men accused of treason had been allowed to redeem their honor on the Wall in days past. Why not Lord Eddard? His father here. That was a strange thought, and strangely uncomfortable. It would be a monstrous injustice to strip him of Winterfell and force him to take the black, and yet if it meant his life…

(Anonymous requested: Ned Stark and Jon Snow in the Night’s Watch, in a world where Joffrey didn’t cut off his head and he was allowed to take the black.)