West Virginia honky-tonk, 1991, pretty waitress,bunch of personal business between us after closing. And then i git, ‘cause Johnny Law’s breathing down my neck. Lacking a forwarding address, I never heard from her again.
Hi, Butterfly! I hope this hasn’t been asked before: what would have
happened if Robert had found out on his own about Jon being Rhaegar’s
(noticing something that could have given Ned away, doing some research
with the Tower of Joy, dream revelation, whatever)? Let’s say this
happens after Balon’s Rebellion, in the middle of his peaceful reign,
when he’s thankful to Ned… would he have ran to Winterfell asking for
Jon’s head? Do you think that Ned could have talked him out of this
idea? Thank you!
Hmm, I don’t think anyone’s asked anything quite like this before, so… well, Ned’s always been pretty damn careful, and Robert isn’t exactly the most perceptive person in the world, so I’m going to have to assume he finds out about Jon’s parentage in a dream. (He’s ¼ Targ, it could happen.) So, a few months after the Greyjoy Rebellion, he wakes up, filled with fury… and because Robert isn’t exactly the most subtle person in the world, either, he goes roaring down the Red Keep corridors until he finds Jon Arryn and starts shouting at him about Ned’s treachery and the dragonspawn nesting at Winterfell. But Jon Arryn, who is subtle and has a strong interest in keeping Westeros peaceful, talks Robert down from his anger. (Along with asking him if he was sure, it was a dream after all, but Robert responds with shouts and sobs (about Ned, about Lyanna) and certainty.)
And, well, this gets very fanficcy, so under a cut it goes:
CAN’T WAIT TO MOVE INTO A SIMPLE APARTMENT WITH THE LOVE OF MY LIFE AND FALL ASLEEP AND WAKE UP NEXT TO THEM AND COOK DINNER WITH THEM AND HAVE RANDOM MIDNIGHT TRIPS FOR SNACKS AND STAY UP LATE PLAYING VIDEO GAMES OR WATCHING MOVIES AND BEING ABLE TO SHARE EVERY MOMENT OF MY LIFE WITH THEM
um so i made out with clary, flirted with maia, took jace's stupid advice and flirted with him too and Quite frankly i'm so done with this breakup and i have no impulse control and i'm pretty sure i fractured a rib last night from sleeping in that canoe and i'm starving-
i drank from izzy twice
HOLD UP,, YOU DID WHAT NOW?? COULDA SWORN I HEARD YOU SAY YOU CHEATED ON ME
i wasn't aware we were dating
*throws his hands up in the air* IM DONE, SIMON LEWIS OUT
I got a commission to draw a daiMACura, and here it is :) I had a lot of fun with this one. Thanks to patchesotron-art for commissioning me, this was a total blast!!! After they order one I may see about making prints myself ;)
you know, i was rewatching the ssw forest scene for the umpteenth time and something really hit me. seeing aaron’s empathy and compassion towards robert in that scene has always made me extra emotional but now it’s struck me just how much i love that aaron, who has been through and survived some of the worst things a human being can go through, would never undermine or dismiss the seriousness of robert’s own experiences and traumas.
in that scene, he’s crying from watching and listening to the man he loves open up about something that happened in his past and about his feelings, because he understands that what robert is telling him about has shaped how robert has perceived and lived his whole life up to now and he gets how huge it is that robert is finally expressing it.
some would think that aaron’s lived through worse and would have limited sympathy or whatnot, but that’s not at all how aaron sees things, not in the slightest. if something affects robert, it’s important. as proven by his reaction to the jack comment at their wedding, months later.
so basically god bless aaron dingle, i am immensely grateful for him and so happy that robert sugden is as loved as he is by this amazing person. because believe you me, aaron would defend and protect robert from anyone who would dare hurting him, with everything that he has.