make me choose: sansa or sansa (for anonymous)

Once she had loved Prince Joffrey with all her heart, and admired and trusted his mother, the queen. They had repaid that love and trust with her father’s head. Sansa would never make that mistake again.

I don’t see enough appreciation posts for Eddard Stark so here are some bullet points on why Eddard Stark was the best character on Game of Thrones:

  • Went to war to avenge his family, rescue his sister and stick with his bestie. 
  • Could have had the Iron Throne but chose not to because it would backstab Robert.
  • Protested against the killing of Elia, Rhaenys and Aegon very loudly.
  • Respected the fuck out of people who deserved it even though they were his enemies at the time, e.g Arthur Dayne.
  • Adopted his Targaryen-born nephew as his own, even though it could have got him executed for treason if anyone found out the truth.
  • Apparently never bore any ill thoughts about his sister, despite all the shit that she caused which he may have not known the reasons for and had eighteen years to speculate.
  • Pretended right up till his death that he stepped out on his wife and ruined his honour just to keep said nephew safe.
  • Never once broke his promise to Lyanna for the eighteen years he kept it, didn’t even tell his wife or the nephew himself.
  • Never used his nephew for leverage. 
  • Raised a hella sexy great son called Jon Snow, despite the circumstances, who’s probably going to save the world. 
  • Raised five other amazing kids. All round great dad.
  • Utterly faithful in marriage, though it seems that hardly anyone else in Westeros is. All round great husband.
  • Stayed friends with Robert, even though the show portrays Robert as not being too amicable at times. All round great friend.
  • Turned out a good Warden of the North, though he was never meant to inherit the title or Winterfell.
  • Genuinely supported the Night’s Watch, you know, the guys that are defending the realm from wildlings, giants, the Others and who the fuck knows else.
  • “The man who passes the sentence must swing the sword.”
  • Let his daughter learn to sword-fight when it was 100% not the done thing. That way saves Arya’s life several times over.
  • Didn’t trust the Lannisters right from the start and turned out to be hella right about that.
  • Was one of the only people to try and expose the truth about Jon Arryn and the Lannisters.
  • Wouldn’t let Robert assassinate Daenerys, even though she was his enemy and he could have ruined his friendship and lost his job.
  • Gave Cersei and the kids a chance to run away.
  • Was willing to admit to high treason and possible execution just to keep Sansa and Arya safe.

Feel free to add, ya’ll.

why is Petyr the most hated character in the GoT fandom? srsly. he’s super neat. does no one appreciate a well written character these days…..why y’all into boring characters that are as predictable as the Teletubbies. geez

also there’s no way Sansa is going to be happy when he dies. be a bit realistic. princess moustache has a special place in her heart. they’ve been through a lot. together. even if his death is deserved. it will not be a scene in which she parties. on the contrary. she will be very hurt when he is no more. but she’ll find consolation in the thought that it was justice. still …… she’ll miss him.

A Wedding in Winter - rosehustle1 - A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sandor Clegane/Sansa Stark
Characters: Sansa Stark, Sandor Clegane
Additional Tags: Romance, Angst, Winter wedding, Understanding, Mini Fic, Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence

With winter never-ending in its brutality, the people of Winterfell look forward to Lady Stark’s wedding as a distraction.