especially with theon

anonymous asked:

I've been rewatching season 1 of GoT and Theon is literally the first person to draw his sword when Lord Umber intimidates Robb and it's giving me a lot of feelings

^^^ I died when I saw that. It is the small moments and actions that really show the love and care between the two of them, especially on Theon’s side, that couldn’t be said and wasn’t said until it was too late.  <3


I am Theon Greyjoy, last living son of Balon Greyjoy. And she is your rightful ruler. Those of you that have sailed under her, and there are many of you here, you know what she is!

a/n: i wrote this because i need a backrub. that’s it. that’s why i wrote it. and it took me three goddamn days.

if you don’t have inherent womanly wiles, store-bought is fine

[jonxsansa, modern au ~3k+]

The Stark estate is a madhouse on weekend mornings. They’re late to bed but early to rise, still riding on the high from the night before (with a little help from a few ibuprofen and several cups of coffee each). The kitchen is a mess of sugar cereals, sausage and bacon snapping on the stove, dogs begging for scraps, loud music, and Robb’s attempts at keeping time to the beat, using his cutlery and mug as a makeshift drumset.

Sansa is up first every morning to beat the rush. Not to mention, she makes the best pancakes, so she’s needed in the kitchen before her ravenous siblings if she wants to avoid a replay of the last time they were left alone with the oven. She’s not sure that Bran’s eyebrows would grow back a second time, and Arya would certainly be at risk of busting her gut from laughing that hard again. Dramatic, perhaps, but Sansa likes to get a jog in while the sun rises, anyway, and she prefers to come home to a smoke-free kitchen.

The midsummer heat is stifling, and Sansa is slick with sweat when she returns from her morning run. Her siblings have just trudged downstairs, groggy but nevertheless ready for the day. Bran passes her a cup of the Irish cream blend as soon as she steps through the sliding glass door.

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modern au where jeyne and theon end up becoming unlikely friends and every so often when one or both of them are feeling down they get together for movie night and stupid selfies and delivery pizza and hot chocolate, because okay their lives aren’t perfect but they deserve some fucking happiness

The Drowned God’s Daughter

Pairing: Theon Greyjoy x Reader


A/N: My first Theon, yayyy!! This story was made possible by an argument had between my boyfriend and I that went a little something like this. “No there can’t be mermaids in Westeros”. “There’s literally dragons and a woman who brings people back from the dead”. “Ok, but there can’t be mermaids”. “Ok, but have you seen what the Night King can do”? Followed by silence and a winning argument.  

Prompt; Theon has finally gotten away from Ramsay, but still finds himself struggling with his true identity. While on a ship travelling to the Iron Islands, a storm hits and Theon “falls” overboard. In Westeros, mermaids are said to serve and attend those ironborn who drown in the sea. As you watch Theon slowly give up on life, you go against your duty and try to save him instead. 

Theon is nervous. More nervous than usual today. His hands won’t stop shaking and he feels like his heart is going to fall out of his ass at any second.  It’s not like going home is a scary thought; it’s the going home alone that has him on edge. With Yara gone, he is supposed to be the King of the Iron Islands but he can barely remember his own name. 

He knows Ramsay is dead, people have told him time and time again that Sansa had gotten justice for the both of them. But, Theon still finds himself looking over his shoulder every few seconds waiting for Ramsay to be there wearing a giant smile and aiming a bow and arrow at him. Sometimes the worry is so real that he actually does see the bastard standing there and it sends him into a panic. 

It’s the kind of panic that Theon realizes he will never shake. The anxious feeling only fuels his confirmation that he cannot rule these Iron Islands. Sure, the Dragon Queen and her new husband had given him an army so large no one would try to usurp him, but he shouldn’t need them, he needs to be as strong as Yara. He can’t be as arrogant as the old Theon and he cannot be as cowardly as Reek. He needs to find a balance between the two that he fears will never come. 

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The Silent Songbird

Fandom: Game Of Thrones
Pairing: Robb Stark x Reader
Warning: none? ^^
An Robb stark imagine where y/n is really shy and loves Robb but is to shy to speak and everyone she does is as quiet as a mouse and Robb loves her but he thinks she loves Jon because he’s the only person she talks to and the Robb flirts with a girl in front of her and y/n runs away crying? - by anonymous

Originally posted by besidethewall

You placed the clothes into the big wooden cabinet, arranging it from shirts to trousers and the heavy cloaks which were hung in it. You always admired how soft a fur the Stark’s coats were since the little thick coats you had at home were worn out and not soft at all.
“Good day, (Y/N).” You suddenly heard a deep voice say behind you and nearly jumped out of your skin. You weren’t good with people at all especially those who were ranked higher. Actually you were really shy and most of the time your mouth didn’t even leave a word.
“M-m-milord.” You stuttered as you turned around and made a curtsey before you rushed past the red-brownish haired lad. This was what always happened especially when Robb was the one talking to you.
With your cheeks burning a bright red you rushed through the castle desperate to get into the kitchen to prepare the Starks meal for the night.

Hours later the whole family was sat at the table that you had set some time ago. They were all eating while talking about things that didn’t really interest you. Sansa was raving about some prince in a story while Catelyn was scolding Bran about climbing up the walls of Winterfell again.
You just stood beside the table with the drinks watching their plates and glasses so nothing would be empty for long. Your mouth was sealed and you did your best to be invisible besides sharing a few smiles with Jon who was just as quiet as you.
The moment Theo put down his cup of wine you were there to fill it, bending over slightly beside him.
“My aren’t you just ravishing thing.” You heard Theons voice and instantly cringed but before you could move away quickly his hand was already at your waist and the other was playing with your hair. Your face immediately went beet-red as you thought of a way to get away without offending anyone.
You were frozen in place with your heart beating frantically. But not like he did when Robb was talking to you but rather like a rabbits heart must race when the fox has spotted it.
“Leave her alone Theon.” A raspy voice said and Theon froze a bit. “You should pay Rose a visit she at least is consent with your touch.”
You sighed a breathe of relief when Theon’s hands left your body and pulled away instantly earning a worried glance from Robb. You instantly looked down at the floor before your eyes could meet the blue eyes of the young lord.

After the meal was finished you were off to preparing the beds while other maids cleaned the dirty plates. When you got to Robb’s room he was already in there which was quite unusual. You were used to Bran, Rickon or Arya to be in their room directly after the meal since they needed to go to bed earlier. But Robb, Jon or especially Theon being in their room at this hour was strange.
“M-milord.” You stuttered making a curtsey before going to work. You felt his eyes on you as you pulled the covers back and laid out some blankets if the night would cool down even more.
“Thank you, (Y/N).” He said with a warm smile when you were finished. They boy opened his mouth again as if there was something else he wanted to say but no word left it and he closed his lips again.
You longed to say something too but you were too shy. So you just felt your cheeks burn again as you turned around and rushing to the door.
However you changed your mind and turned around to the auburn haired boy again and mustered up all your courage. “T-thank you f-for y-your help at d-dinner tonight, milord.”
His smile grew a little bigger when those words left your mouth and your face grew even redder.
“No problem. He won’t touch you again, I’ll make sure of it.” You couldn’t help a small smile creeping onto your features as you did your curtsey and took your leave.

The next day you were on cloud nine. It wasn’t as glamorous as in Sansa’s songs but you didn’t care. Your lord had come to your rescue and he had called you by your name. You weren’t aware that he even did know your name up until now. And then the way it sounded rolling off his tongue.
That’s until you got down to the stables where you were met with the young lord. But he wasn’t alone this time. He was full on flirting with a maid. You tried to ignore them and did your task trying your hardest to stay invisible as you always were while feeding the horses with some apples.
However it was hard to see with the tears already brimming in your eyes and so it happened you bumped into an open stud door which closed with a loud bang and caused the flirting love birds to jerk to you in shock.
“(Y/N).” You heard Robb call your name with his raspy voice. He looked a little startled and guilty as though he had not wanted you to see this.
“Milord.” You made a short curtsey before you turned around and ran off, the tears now flowing freely down your cheeks.
“Oi, (Y/N).” You heard the young lord scream but you didn’t care. You were such a fool for thinking he’d be into you just because he kept Theon from harassing you.

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  • Six of Crows (I literally just finished Crooked Kingdom today and I desperately need blogs that post about this!!) (especially Helnik and Wesper) 
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  • Chaos Walking
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a few words concerning Jeyne Westerling, Jeyne Poole and their importance in Robb and Theon's storylines

Along with a nice epilogue about how much D&D could have gotten it a lot better when talking about the adaptation.

[this meta is dedicated to emiliosandoz - she said she’d post hers on Theon if I dusted this off from my drafts and actually finished and I’m upholding my part of the bargain]

with this, I mean how the fact that Jeyne Poole isn’t the show so far and that Jeyne Westerling was changed into a new character with a different name, are both imo pretty bad moves. Meaning: it probably doesn’t change *too much* in the big picture and it certainly isn’t as horrible as some of the book/show divergences until this point (I mean, the basic economy of the story and the basic outcomes didn’t change, but the way it went changes things a lot) it still shows that they missed one of the most interesting parallelisms going on with Robb and Theon’s storylines and that they also missed a good part of the entire point of both narratives.

(Disclaimer the first: obviously I have no clue if they’re still planning to introduce Jeyne Poole - I should hope - but even if they do and she’s everything she is in the book it still doesn’t work because of the changing-Jeyne-Westerling-to-Talisa deal.) 

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Save me the Freys,” the Bastard was shouting as the flames roared upward, “and burn the rest.  Burn it, burn it all.”

ASOIAF Meme 2/9 moments - Ramsay reveals himself

Imagine....Theon x Reader

((I hope this doesn’t suck completely. I fear I’m getting a bit of writer’s block again…hopefully it won’t stop my writing too much.))

Word Count: 2,062

It was an instant attraction, something you definitely did not mean to happen. You arrived in Winterfell betrothed to Robb Stark, the heir of the North, and you fell for his best friend, Theon Greyjoy. You were going to be the Lady of Winterfell, birth sons and daughters who would marry into other great houses and better the fortunes and future of House Stark. You were going to try your hardest to follow in the shoes of Lady Catelyn of House Tully and Lady Lyarra of House Stark. But…then it happened…then Theon Greyjoy happened.

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pretenderoftheeast  asked:

What if Theon took the black? Would the North be in a better shape then before? Would Jon have knifed Theon in his sleep for his part in Winterfell's fall, especially before Theon took his vows? Would Theon be a valued member of the Night's Watch and against the Others?

Hiya! The big, big question here is what Ramsay does. If Rodrik grudgingly agrees to let Theon take the black before Ramsay returns from the Dreadfort, then we have a castle full of very much alive people all of whom saw Ramsay posing as Reek and helping Theon. So Ramsay will probably still attack Rodrik before the latter comes looking for the former, but he won’t have Theon to blame it on. 

And of course, one of the tragic could-have-beens of the series is if Robb or Catelyn or anyone loyal to them had learned, before the Red Wedding, the full extent of what happened at Winterfell at the end of ACOK. Had Ramsay been exposed, either because he lost to Rodrik or again because he had no one to frame the sack of Winterfell on with Theon having been sent to the Wall, Roose would have faced much stronger suspicion and scrutiny than in OTL.* This might have led Robb to wonder about Robett Glover’s supposedly self-motivated attack on Duskendale (and Roose’s Frey marriage, and Frey allies, and about what else Roose might have accomplished with his own birds at Harrenhal), and the scheme could potentially have unraveled from there. 

As for Jon, keep in mind he’s not at the Wall at this point; he’s in the Frostfangs. By the time he makes it back in ASOS, Theon’s almost certainly taken his vows, and Jon needs every man (especially an archer as deadly as Theon) against first the Thenns and then Mance’s whole army. While he’d certainly want to take revenge on Theon, he’d probably force himself to wait until after the (multi-day) battle, and by then…

Maybe the bonds of battle, the black cloak, or simple familiarity (even though they never got along) prompt Theon to tell Jon the truth, both that he didn’t kill Bran and Rickon and that he betrayed Robb and took Winterfell out of tragic fucked-up identity issues surrounding the place that are, of course, not dissimilar to Jon’s own. Except Theon has done that which Jon promised himself he’d never do: turn on House Stark and violently take Winterfell for himself. 

Which, sure, could lead Jon to kill him. But it also might make him look at Theon the way Frodo looked at Gollum, with the strange wretched fascinated empathy of seeing your worst self externalized, a walking cautionary tale. As such, Jon may see Theon as exactly the kind of person that the Night’s Watch (if run by the right person) can redeem, drawing out Theon’s best features (again, including that skill with a bow) while denying him the capacity to act on his worst. And I like to think that hell yeah, Theon could actually do very well as Jon’s lieutenant. Don’t get me wrong, Theon isn’t at all temperamentally suited to be a Watchman in normal times, but these ain’t them, are they? Given a world of wildling armies and giants riding mammoths and royal deus ex machinas (Davos ex machinas?) and the chance to go up against Evil Itself…I could see Theon quietly healing and self-improving in this totally new context and identity, given as he would be a constant opportunity to prove his worth in simple, legible ways and be a dashing romantic badass while actively doing good. It’s really heartbreaking, honestly; had he only made it out of the castle in time, had he only leapt three books earlier…

*FWIW I firmly believe Ramsay was acting on Dad’s orders RE the Hornwood inheritance, and contacted him at Harrenhal for further orders when he returned to the Dreadfort; why else would Ramsay command that the Walders Frey specifically be brought to him unharmed at Winterfell unless Roose had instructed him to spare his in-laws?


Before the actual answer to this ask, I do need to reiterate that this is not a GoT / ASoIaF blog and it will never become one, because that’s not what I want– but since GoT is midseason, posts related to it are the most time-sensitive and that is why I am making so many of them lately! Thus I apologize for either 1. currently throwing a lot of GoT stuff in your face despite your lack of interest, or 2. a future dearth of GoT stuff despite the past few weeks here making it almost seem like that’s my primary fandom.

And because this post got rather unwieldy in the wake of last night’s episode, let me attempt to save you some time and give you a TL;DR I TAKE THE PHRASE “NARRATIVE ECONOMY” TOO LITERALLY so that you can scroll right on past it. This post is just a lot of narratology talk. It’s much less about how things make us feel and much more about why things might be shaped the way they are. I am aware that this is understandably boring for a lot of people, because the popular dream is to write a novel, not to become an English major THOUGH THANK YOU FOR THAT, IT’S HARD ENOUGH TO GET INTO GRAD SCHOOL AS IT IS

There are spoilers behind the cut, as well as an argument about why I didn’t want to put the spoilers behind the cut, and 2400+ words of me saying the exact same thing a lot of people have said much better already

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darksister7  asked:

Hi! first of all, I really enjoy your posts and meta(: my question: I remember Theon thinking about how he once hoped that Ned would marry him to Sansa and then he would be a part of the family. Do you think that there was any chance, in a world where Robert didn't make the Joffrey/Sansa betrothal, that Ned might have considered that? Theon IS the heir to Pyke, and maybe a Lady like Sansa could be a good Stark-influence on him, like Ned hoped when he took him as ward after his fathers rebellion

Well… sure, there’s a chance? I mean, there’s not no chance. It would’ve been probably just a very low chance, as I think both Ned and Cat would have been very reluctant to send their little girl to (the hellhole that is) the Iron Islands, even with a Stark-raised Theon. Especially since if you look at history, the fate of greenlander wives (rock wives, even) of the king/lord of the Iron Islands has never been particularly good.

Though this does bring up the question of exactly what Ned had planned to do with Theon. Just keep him as a ward/hostage until Balon died, and then send him home as the heir? Even assuming that it would happen in Theon’s relative youth, this shows a fundamental lack of understanding of ironborn culture (which, as we know, influenced Theon also), and probably would have ended really badly. Unless sending Theon home wouldn’t have been just tossing him out there to fend for himself, but would include a decent sized northern army to make sure the inheritance proceeded in order… but that also probably wouldn’t have ended well.

Also, the fact that neither Sansa nor Robb were betrothed before the arrival of the royal party may say a lot about Ned. I mean, it’s not like there weren’t any offers – Rickard Karstark even brought his daughter Alys to Winterfell when she was 6 and Robb was 8 in hopes of making a match. And Catelyn was betrothed when she was 12 and Brandon was 14, so the kids were at the right age for it. So honestly the fact that it seems that the first time Ned even considered an offer for Sansa was when Robert asked; and for Robb the offers he’s aware of only really began to arrive when he was raising the levies after Ned was imprisoned – well, obviously it was because of Plot, but it’s still kind of weird, considering the setting.

Like, it tells us that Ned: (1) considered his children children and not mini-adults and/or resources (certainly a contrast to many lords); (2) had no major dynastic ambitions – possibly as a reaction to the theorized Southron Ambitions plot of his father’s that ended so badly; and (3) may have been ignoring or subtly discouraging any offers from his bannermen. Or acquaintances, even – like, when Bronze Yohn Royce visited Winterfell while escorting Waymar to the Wall, if he didn’t offer his daughter Ysilla for Robb, directly or implied, I’ll eat my hat. (There are several Royces on the Stark family tree, it wouldn’t be that out of the ordinary.) And yet Ned’s so surprised when Robert makes the offer… ah well.

Anyway, back to Theon– as I said, while a betrothal to Sansa was not impossible, even he knew it was only “a child’s fancy”. If the royal party had never come to Winterfell and/or the Joffrey betrothal had never been offered, Sansa probably would have been matched to a northern lord’s son, or perhaps (since she loved southern ways) to someone in the Riverlands or the Vale. (You can see some more thoughts on the subject here and here.) And Theon (if he chose to settle down, or if Ned decided maybe?) probably would have married some northern girl, though I can’t think who right now. Hope that satisfies!

Honestly, if Theon gets his redemption arc through saving Sansa, I will be pissed. If what was done to Sansa was motivation for another male character (theon), especially one that betrayed and caused her brother and mother to be killed do not deserve Sansa’s character to be a sacrificial lamb for his redemption. fuck that shit. Sansa does not need anyone to save her, she isn’t useless. She survived Joffery intact. She will burn them all. that is the ONLY way I will see her story ending. ruling the north and all of them dead. 

anonymous asked:

What's your current opinion on Team Dragonstone in terms of characterization: The trinity of Stannis (love your ADwD meta on him), Davos and Melisandre as a whole and independent from each other and, maybe, their bannerman? I thought they were the most interesting, from a thematic and characterization standpoint, team in TWo5K and I wonder how your journey with them went. How did your opinion on them progress from AGoT to ACoK to ASoS to AFfC to ADwD? Which opinion change struck you off-guard?

Hiya! Three of my very favorite characters in the series right there.

Indeed, Stannis is my second favorite overall, behind only (duh) Quentyn. I’ve said plenty under my Stannis tag; suffice to say he’s both the most politically fascinating and inspiring character in the story and a sad puppy I want to hug for the rest of our days. It’s a disorienting head/heart thing with Stannis, where (for example) his naming Davos his Hand makes me want to jump into analysis mode but I can’t because tears. 

As for his arc: along with most everyone else, I regarded him as a tragic, compelling asshole in ACOK (somewhat mitigated by my well-documented loathing of Renly) before the Blackwater left him a man on the edge who ultimately becomes a hero at the end of ASOS, and then increasingly one hell of a king in ADWD and (holy shit, especially) the Theon chapter released from TWOW. 

Davos, by contrast, doesn’t really change; he’s just put into different situations and gradually bends them to his will, or doesn’t. That could be dull if Davos weren’t such an instantly vivid, righteous, relatable character. He is of course an essential perspective on Stannis, but in his own right, he’s one of the series’ defining heroes. Davos lives GRRM’s values of how personal and political actors ought to operate, and how those realms intertwine, more than any other character except maybe Brienne. My opinion of him never changed, but ADWD greatly deepened my understanding of him as a person, in large part because he spent the book apart from Stannis. 

Melisandre we understand a lot better all at once when she becomes a POV character in ADWD. We learn two vital things about her: she is indeed utterly, unambiguously devoted to saving the world, and she’s not incapable of doing good along the way. 

Devan’s exclusion must have seemed a rebuke, a punishment for some failure on his part, or perhaps for some failure of his father.

In truth, he was here because Melisandre had asked for him. The four eldest sons of Davos Seaworth had perished in the battle on the Blackwater, when the king’s fleet had been consumed by green fire. Devan was the fifthborn and safer here with her than at the king’s side. Lord Davos would not thank her for it, no more than the boy himself, but it seemed to her that Seaworth had suffered enough grief.

I highlight “seemed to her” to emphasize that this is a moral decision Melisandre reaches on her own, not with her god’s guidance. This doesn’t excuse the fiery executions, but it does help explain them; Mel now seems like a definite parallel to Varys, both radicals forged in harrowing childhoods in Essos, both come to Westeros in service to a king looking to cut through the conventional power structures, both with commendable society-wide endgames but a tragic willingness to employ hideously violent means to get there. And both are prolly gonna die crazy magic deaths in ADOS when everything they’ve been working for blows up in their face (literally in Varys’ case, given the Chekov’s Wildfire). 

But perhaps the single development in Team Dragonstone that has interested me the most is how the Davos-Melisandre war, the spine of that storyline in ASOS, vanishes completely in ADWD, to the point where Davos never thinks to worry that he’s left Stannis (and Devan) alone with the red woman. Remember, Davos’ final chapter in ASOS–his final scene in Stannis’ company to date–ends on him beginning to read Aemon’s letter pleading for help against Mance. We never actually see the moment in which Stannis agrees to go North…and, unexpectedly for Davos, Mel endorses the plan as well. (We do see this moment in the show. It’s awkwardly done.) At this moment, I have to imagine, Davos and Mel buried the hatchet. She was probably still pissed (as Stannis was) about Edric Storm, and he certainly won’t ever join her nightly rituals, but they have united behind a common trajectory, which neatly parallels and represents the resolution of Stannis’ agonizing indecision in ASOS. 

Still, that peace is going to break come ADOS, when the Others lay siege to Winterfell and Stannis follows Mel’s gaze to Shireen…