“Her Captain slept beside her, yet she was alone” -Dany (Dance with Dragons)
“Even with Ygritte sleeping beside him, he felt alone” -Jon (Storm of Swords)
These are the two main quotes I see for J@nerys.. They think this is why they were meant to be, both felt alone near the same time.. Hmm .. But if I can recall, Sansa feels alone too.
“She was ALONE in the world now, her Lord husband was not beside her, but she was use to that” -Sansa (Storm of Swords)
Sansa in also connected to a man (Tyrion) sleeping by her and being alone. Jon and Sansa both feel alone in a Storm of Swords too. Dany feels alone in Dance, Two different books. Not only just this though, but both Jon and SANSA happen to feel alone after thinking about their wolf’s. Sansa is just thinking about Lady, while Jon was just thinking about Ghost before they felt alone in the world. So no, this wasn’t about Jon and Daisy…It’s actually more about Jon and Sansa, especially since both are in the same book and feeling alone around the same exact time..
Back when I wrote this post, I went completely ballistic on
Jonsa disproving every single scene except Littlefinger’s choke because that
was the only scene which made me question seriously as to why it had happened
from a logical perspective. Because LF wouldn’t have said a really stupid thing
like “I love Sansa” to Jon and not expect consequences.
However I still had my doubts.
You see if Littlefinger did in fact wanted to confirm whether
Jon had “intense feelings” for Sansa, I want to know when he realized that
there was something like this going on between them. Yes it might be possible he
might have had that epiphany off screen. But in show evidence was a bit weak in
my opinion. Was it during the talk in Godswood? Or was it at the Great hall (KITN!!,
Pardon, North is Yours)?
Now the assumption that Littlefinger could ask such a stupid
question without planning for consequences is extremely weak, but given the
nature of this season’s writing and my nature of being humongously cynical put
me off and so I went ahead and imagined all the possibilities that Littlefinger
might have thought of when he made the declaration to Jon. I believe only these 3 possibilities exist.
Littlefinger was being an innocent cat making a simple
proposition to Jon because he had helped him in war. Jon’s reaction took him
completely by surprise. (Extremely weak assumption but possible)
LF knew about Jonsa and wanted to confirm. Jon’s reaction
vindicated his theory.(Good assumption)
LF did not know about Jonsa. He just showed his ballsiness
by declaring his love forSansa, unaware of what Jon might do. (This was
possible and there was a good chance, but were there any precedents?)
Now let us consider the 2 parallels that the insp. post
discussed. Ned’s choke and Cersei’s reaction. Both of them describe and answer
the first 2 questions completely ( and to some extent the third question as
well) on how Jon might have reacted to Littlefinger’s question.
But still something was missing. Something which could
complete this theory. Answer all those questions completely in a way in which there would be no doubt that this scene was no coincidence at all.
And then it hit me.
I may have been extremely careful in regarding and
disregarding every other parallel but somehow I had missed the single most
important parallel that the show gave us in that scene.
You see the truth did not lie within the subtext, it lied
within the fucking text.
suddenly remembered how the dialogue of that scene began.
delivered his bones myself………”
And then, right there, I had found the final puzzle piece.
I then remembered the scene where LF delivered Ned’s bones
to Catelyn Stark. I remembered that he in fact had ballsily re-declared his
love for her and Cat rebuffed him in a similar strikingly threatening way.
In more ways than one Jon’s reaction to Littlefinger(
initial anger to final threat) is very similar to Catelyn’s reaction.
Both the scenes played somewhat similarly.
Cat: LF finds that the man between him and his woman is dead.
Tries to reassert his position with the woman. Woman angrily rebuffs him and
tells him he is wrong
Jon: LF believes there is no man between him and his woman.
Jon angrily rebuffs him saying that he is wrong and there is still one man
So here we have the ultimate trifecta of a Ned parallel, a
Cat parallel and apparently a Cersei parallel as well. All in the same scene. I
will also go ahead and say that the reactions given by Cat, Cersei and Jon are
the only ones in the entire show ( I believe, I don’t know about the books
however since I haven’t read them) where LF prods a little bit too much and
gets put in his proper place in a similar manner. These 3 parallels completely
answer those 3 questions irrespective of what Littlefinger thought and knew and
how Jon reacted. Irrespective of whether Jonsa exists or not. That “pointless”
scene not only mirrors Ned Stark, but Catelyn Stark and Cersei Lannister as
Now let me reiterate
We have to believe that a scene existed that had no
narrative significance whatsoever, had been given over 9000 Ned/Cat Parallels in
dialogue, environment, and allusions to previously similar scenes and also
included a weird bit of incest parallel to another pair. For some reason the
producers actually green lit this after showing over 9000 Ned/Cat parallels
previously and incidentally this happened in the scene where Jon leaves Sansa.
And that this is a coincidence.
There is one interesting Ned/Cat parallel which I am hoping might
be shown next season. It is Jon’s goodbye to Bran while leaving for Castle
Black and Cat’s insistence for him to leave immediately. Also in that scene Cat
pleads with Ned to stay back. Now in season 8 Jon will have to go to battle. So
will Sansa show a reaction that acts as an anti-parallel to Cat’s reaction to
him and a parallel to Cat’s reaction to Ned?
The outer parapet came up to her chin, but along the inner edge of the walk was nothing, nothing but a long plunge to the bailey seventy or eighty feet below. All it would take was a shove, she told herself. He was standing right there, right there, smirking at her with those fat wormlips.
You could do it, she told herself. You could. Do it right now. It wouldn’t even matter if she went over with him. It wouldn’t matter at all. – Sansa VI, A Game of Thrones
okay…shipping aside…jon cares SO MUCH for sansa????like. in this episode he asked for her advice on a very important matter after we last saw her puppy eyes and the “would that be so terrible?” line. let’s not forget HE LEFT HER IN CHARGE OF THE NORTH. that is basically naming her his hand. he choked one of sansa’s abusers after he dared to say he is in love with her ??? after selling her to ramsay bolton ??? and being a creep around her ???after everything she’s been through, someone finally cares for her thoughts, asks for her opinion, defends her, trusts her enough to LEAVE HIS KINGDOM FOR HER TO CARE FOR. finally someone shows sansa some love and respect.
Since the fandom is always saying how Sansa is not a Real Stark
™ I wanted to make a post in which I explain why Sansa,born in the Winter(unlike Arya or Bran or Rickon born in the long Summer), in Winterfell (unlike Jon or Robb born in the south) will always be a Stark ( no Lannister or Baelish or whatever…), no matter who she is forced to marry (to survive I might add..).
In AGOT Sansa (before her father died, and when she was meant to marry joffrey) is already very proud of her Stark origins.
Alyn carried the Stark banner. When she saw him rein in beside Lord Beric to exchange words, it made Sansa feel ever so proud.
While prefering The Seven (like her mother) she does admire the poetry of the old gods.
Besides, even if she could leave the castle, where would she go? It was enough that she could walk in the yard, pick flowers in Myrcella’s garden, and visit the sept to pray for her father. Sometimes she prayed in the godswood as well, since the Starks kept the old gods.
By the time she reached the godswood, the noises had faded to a faint rattle of steel and a distant shouting. Sansa pulled her cloak tighter. The air was rich with the smells of earth and leaf. Lady would have liked this place, she thought. There was something wild about a godswood; even here, in the heart of the castle at the heart of the city, you could feel the old gods watching with a thousand unseen eyes.
While she is called little bird, or little dove (when people want to undermine her), she is called wolf too.
Tyrion found himself thinking of his wife. Not Sansa; his first wife, Tysha. The whore wife, not the wolf wife.
“Your Grace has forgotten the Lady Sansa,” said Pycelle.
The queen bristled. “I most certainly have not forgotten that little she-wolf.” She refused to say the girl’s name.
And Sansa herself when she is in put a hard position takes courage in her Stark origins. Its something that gives her
Do as you’re told, sweetling, it won’t be so bad. Wolves are supposed to be brave, aren’t they?
“Brave. Sansa took a deep breath. I am a Stark, yes, I can be brave.
"Winterfell?” Robert was small for eight, a stick of a boy with splotchy skin and eyes that were always runny. Under one arm he clutched the threadbare cloth doll he carried everywhere.
“Winterfell is the seat of House Stark,” Sansa told her husband-to-be. “The great castle of the north.”
“Do you require guarding?” Marillion said lightly. “I am composing a new song, you should know. A song so sweet and sad it will melt even your frozen heart. ‘The Roadside Rose,’ I mean to call it. About a baseborn girl so beautiful she bewitched every man who laid eyes upon her.
”I am a Stark of Winterfell, she longed to tell him. Instead she nodded, and let him escort her down the tower steps and along a bridge.
Petyr put his arm around her. “What if it is truth he wants, and justice for his murdered lady?” He smiled. “I know Lord Nestor, sweetling. Do you imagine I’d ever let him harm my daughter?
"I am not your daughter, she thought. I am Sansa Stark, Lord Eddard’s daughter and Lady Catelyn’s, the blood of Winterfell.
"As was bringing me here, when you swore to take me home.”She wondered where this courage had come from, to speak to him so frankly. From Winterfell, she thought. I am stronger within the walls of Winterfell.
I will tell my aunt that I don’t want to marry Robert. Not even the High Septon himself could declare a woman married if she refused to say the vows. She wasn’t a beggar, no matter what her aunt said. She was thirteen, a woman flowered and wed, the heir to Winterfell.
.His seamed and solemn face brought back all of Sansa’s memories of his time at Winterfell. She remembered him at table, speaking quietly with her mother. She heard his voice booming off the walls when he rode back from a hunt with a buck behind his saddle. She could see him in the yard, a practice sword in hand, hammering her father to the ground and turning to defeat Ser Rodrik as well. He will know me. How could he not? She considered throwing herself at his feet to beg for his protection. He never fought for Robb, why should he fight for me?
From the high battlements of the gatehouse, the whole world spread out below them. Sansa could see the Great Sept of Baelor on Visenya’s hill, where her father had died. At the other end of the Street of the Sisters stood the fire-blackened ruins of the Dragonpit. To the west, the swollen red sun was half-hidden behind the Gate of the Gods. The salt sea was at her back, and to the south was the fish market and the docks and the swirling torrent of the Blackwater Rush. And to the north …She turned that way, and saw only the city, streets and alleys and hills and bottoms and more streets and more alleys and the stone of distant walls. Yet she knew that beyond them was open country, farms and fields and forests, and beyond that, north and north and north again, stood Winterfell.
but personally my favorite line about Sansa being always a Stark and belonging North in Winterfell (Never a Lannister! , no matter who she marries) is this quote by Ned:
When it was over, he said, “Choose four men and have them take the body north. Bury her at Winterfell.”
“All that way?” Jory said, astonished.
“All that way,” Ned affirmed. “The Lannister woman shall never have this skin."
Sansa whole story (to me) is about her journey retaking her Stark origins which were stolen from her in the worst of way, just like they killed her wolf Lady. But just like Lady remains, Sansa place is and always will be in the north, as a Stark of Winterfell.
prompt, if ur taking them: jaime rides to winterfell and bends the knee to sansa and becomes an honorable advisor, Jon is very jealous. (bonus points if he walks past dany who thinks he's bending the knee to her instead of sansa)
Jon x Sansa, Jaime & Sansa
The wind bit into him, whipping at his cloak, but Sansa stood at the battlement’s edge as if they faced only a summer snow. Her hair lifted and fluttered about, even slapping against him once or twice. Jon fought the temptation to wrap it around his fist and pull her to him.