catelyn and lysa

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When winter comes…

  • You’ll hear no lions roar…
  • No stags grazing the fields…
  • No roses growing in the meadows…
  • No snakes in the sand…
  • The sun will cease to warm the land…
  • The krakens will freeze where they swim…
  • The flayed men will rot and wither…
  • No trouts swimming in the river and no falcons flying in the air…
  • Not even the dragons’ breath will warm you in your halls…

And the “Others” will turn man to wight…
Brace yourselves… Winter is coming.

And only the wolves will howl in the long night…

Snow Maid and the Mockingbird

The snow fell and Sansa’s snow castle rose. Her Winterfell.

“May I come into your castle, my lady?” She did not know how long Petyr had been watching her.

“It’s Winterfell. My home.”

“I used to dream of Winterfell, in those years after your mother went north with your father. In my dreams it was ever a dark place, and cold.”

“No. It was always warm, even when it snowed. Would you help me building it, Lord Baelish?”

"Nothing could please me more.”

Winterfall rose and rose.

“I told you that nothing could please me more than to help you with your castle” Petyr said. “fear that was a lie as well. Something else would please me more.” He stepped closer. “This.”

Sansa tried to step back, but he pulled her into his arms and suddenly he was kissing her.

“What are you doing?”

“Kissing a snow maid.”

“You’re supposed to kiss my aunt Lysa. She’s your wife.”

“I wish you could see yourself, my lady. You are so beautiful.”

"You shouldn’t kiss me. I might have been your own daughter … ”

“Might have been. You are Eddard Stark’s daughter, and Cat’s. But I think you might be even more beautiful than your mother was, when she was your age.”

“Petyr, please.”

It was more than Sansa could stand. She was happy when her aunt summoned her. Lady Lysa was with that horrible singer of hers.

“I saw what you did,” the Lady Lysa said.

“Please, My lady. I did nothing. He kissed me.“

"And why would he do that? He has a wife who loves him. You threw yourself at him.“

"That’s not true.”

“They all tried to take him from me. My lord father, my husband, your mother … Catelyn most of all. She liked to kiss my Petyr too, oh yes she did.”

“My mother?”

“Yes, your mother, my own sweet sister Catelyn. She teased him with smiles and soft words and wanton looks, and made his nights a torment.”

Lysa grabbed Sansa by the wrist. She pulled to the moon door. Beyond was white sky, falling snow, and nothing else.

Lady Lysa pressed her forward inexorably. Sansa was shaking, sobbing. They teetered on the edge. “I’ll make you fly.”

“Lysa! What’s the meaning of this. Get back from there! Lysa, what are you doing?” It was Petyr.

“She’s a child, Lysa. Cat’s daughter. What did you think you were doing?”

“You can’t want her. You can’t. She’s a stupid empty-headed little girl. She doesn’t love you the way I have. I’ve always loved you.”

"I know, love. "And I am here. All you need to do is take my hand, come on.”

“I poisoned my husband for you. Why did you kiss her? Why? We’re together now, we’re together after so long, so very long.”

"My sweet silly jealous wife. I’ve only loved one woman, I promise you.”

“Only one? Oh, Petyr, do you swear it?”

“Only Cat." 

He gave her a short, sharp shove.

Lysa stumbled backward, her feet slipping on the wet marble. And then she was gone.

Lord Petyr pulled Sansa to her feet. "You’re not hurt?”

“No”

When she shook her head, he said, “Run let my guards in, then. Quick now, there’s no time to lose. This singer’s killed my lady wife.”

A Storm of Swords Chapter 80 (Sansa VII) -(abridged)

  • Petyr: From now on, we will be using codenames. You can address me as "Eagle One"
  • Petyr: Catelyn, code name "Been There, Done That"
  • Petyr: Lysa is "Currently Doing That"
  • Petyr: Varys is "It Happened Once in a Dream"
  • Petyr: Renly, code name "If I Had To Pick a Dude"
  • Petyr: Ned is... "Eagle Two"
  • Ned: Oh thank god
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THE WOMEN OF ROBERT’S REBELLION

//  Jessica Brown Findlay as Lyanna Stark, Golshifteh Farahani as Elia Martell, Eleanor Tomlinson as Catelyn Tully, Charlize Theron as Rhaella Targaryen, Eva Green as Ashara Dayne, Isolda Dychauk as Lysa Tully, Celina Sinden as Cersei Lannister, Katie McGrath as Barbrey Ryswell

Dark wings, dark words

“I will refuse him,” Ned said as he turned back to her.

Catelyn sat up in the bed. “You cannot. You must not.”

“My duties are here in the north. I have no wish to be King Robert’s Hand.”

“He will not understand that. He is a king now, and kings are not like other men. If you refuse to serve him, he will sooner or later begin to suspect that you oppose him.”

“Robert would never harm me or any of mine. We were closer than brothers. If I refuse him, he will curse and bluster, and in a week we will laugh about it together. I know the man!”

“You knew the man,” she said. “The king is a stranger to you. Robert came all this way to see you, to bring you these great honors, you cannot throw them back in his face.”

“Honors?” Ned laughed bitterly.

“In his eyes, yes,” she said.

“I never asked for this cup to pass to me.”

A knock came at the door. Maester Luwin was shown in.

“Pardon, my lord,” he said to Ned, “I have been left a message.”

“Has there been a raven? I was not told.“

“Dark wings, dark words” Catelyn whispered.

"There was no raven, my lord. Only a carved wooden box, left on a table. I found the true message concealed within a false bottom. It is for Lady Catelyn.”

Catelyn broke the seal.

"It’s from my sister Lysa. A warning. Lysa says her husband Jon Arryn was murdered by the Lannsiters. By the Queen”

"Your sister is sick with grief. She cannot know what she is saying.”

“She knows. Lysa is impulsive, yes, but this message was carefully planned, cleverly hidden. She knew it meant death if her letter fell into the wrong hands”

Catelyn reached for the fireplace and gave the latter to the flames before she turned to Ned, again.

“Now we truly have no choice. You must be Robert’s Hand. You must go south with him and learn the truth.”

adapted from A Game of Thrones Chapter 6 (Catelyn II) 

While I was coming home on bus, I was thinking of GOT AU where (almost)everyone lives happily ever after

Rickard and Brandon are still alive.

Petyr and Lysa love each other, they got married since they were so young because Lysa was pregnant but the baby didn’t stop their lives.

Petyr and Lysa have 3 strong and healthy boys together, Robert is the youngest and weakest but he seems to love drawing.

Petyr loves Cat as if she were his biological sister.

Petyr and Brandon had a fight because the boy found out Brandon cheated on his sister.

Brandon almost killed Petyr but Cat stopped him in a right time. Cat broke up with Brandon because of his behaviours.

Ned, who was secretly in love with his brother’s ex-girlfriend, found a way to win her heart. They got married and had lots of good sex. LOL

Rhaegar planned to leave his wife for Lyanna and their bastard, Jon. But they died in car accident.

Jon was raised by Ned and Cat as their nephew and adoptive son alongside Robb and little Sansa. Jon was a happy boy.

Brandon loves his grandchildren but he continued living as a playboy. He became a rockstar.

The heartbroken Robert met hot and badass Cersei, she couldn’t care less about him but he didn’t give up.

And then one day, they got married because they love each other, not arranged marriage.

Cersei and Cat are bff! They’re always sharing their happiness together and helping each other raise their babes.

Robert developed his love in cooking and also often asked Cersei to try his food. Luckily, she’s still alive.

Robert and Cersei have 3 babes, 2 boys and 1 girl.

Cersei dyed her hair black.

Ned and Robert are bff and business partners, they run one of the biggest television station of Westeros together.

Cat is a writer and college professor. She’s now training Brienne, her new colleague, how teaching job is.

Cersei is a fashion magazine editor. She sometimes asked Sansa to be a model of her magazine.

Petyr is a lawyer while Lysa is a housewife.

Robb, Jon and Edmure are getting married but they agreed to keep it surprise for Cat. (She surely would cry with happiness)

Robb’s girlfriend is Margaery, Jon’s is Ygritte and Edmure’s is Roslin.

Cat, Cersei and their husbands don’t like The Freys much but they think Roslin is a good girl.

Jaime is single but he seems to interested in his younger brother’s new colleague, Brienne.

Tyrion has a good relationship with his father, Tywin. Yeah, because Joanna’s still alive, thanks to medical breakthrough.

Tyrion’s wife is Shae, Myrcella’s piano teacher. The two has 1 daughter now.

Everyone thinks Brienne is a lesbian but only Cat knows her trainee has a crush on Renly.

But you know, Renly is gay, his boyfriend is Loras, Margaery’s brother.

Joffrey is a good boy, his personalities are Jack Gleeson’s. He’s dating Sansa.

Arya is an athlete, she wants to turn pro in the future. No one knows she’s secretly dating with Gendry, a shy swimmer, first son of Robert and his ex-girlfriend.

Bran is a bookworm, he has Samwell his idol. Many young girls like him but he only pays attention to his education.

Rickon is very poppular athlete, a runner. He can also sing well, so no wonder why he drives the girls in his high school crazy.

Brynden is gay.

After 30 years of marriage, Ned and Cat still have lots of good sex, sometimes on the bed, sometimes on the beach, sometimes in the pool, sometimes at the office.

POKE, POKE.

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a song of ice and fire + (some examples of) narrative irony
(requested by @viperofsand)