Not that long ago I wrote the phrase “blue eyes like ice on fire” in a fic … I was describing a female character, but actually that phrase sums up perfectly how I feel about our Jerd.

He really is ice on fire, isn’t he?

Cold Fire, Chapter One

Pairing: Dennor

Rated: T for now.

Summary:  Mathias has the run of the prison, having made his way to the top of the food chain. That is, until the new inmate catches his eye.

Warnings: violence, mentions of molestation/threats of rape in later chapters

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anonymous asked:

How different do you think things would be if Rhaella's children Shaena, Daeron, Aegon, and Jaehaerys lived?

It’s a tricky question, I think.

First off–I don’t think there would have been a Jaehaerys.  And possibly not even an Aegon.  Viserys would be a definite no.  Dany, because of Aerys’ madness, the burnings, and the subsequent rape, is more likely still to have existed.  With Rhaegar and Daeron the “Spare Heir” and Shaena to either marry Rhaegar or be some sort of political marriage pawn, there would not have necessarily been a need for more children–as presumably Daeron would have been healthy–and since we’re assuming here that Rhaella’s miscarriages (two before Shaena; a stillbirth and another miscarriage after Daeron) still happened, I imagine that “relations between the king and queen grew even more strained when Rhaella proved unable to give Aerys any further children” wouldn’t have been too far away from a possibility.  That, of course, is speculation.  But Aerys is pretty gross about Rhaella being unable to provide him more children, and given his mental health status, it’s hard to say whether it would have been wholly different had he had a daughter and a second son sooner.

W/r/t/Robert’s Rebellion–assuming that Shaena and Rhaegar either weren’t married, or had a similar relationship to Rhaegar and Elia (again, who knows), and that Rhaegar abducted Lyanna–I don’t think the presence of Daeron would have changed much.  He was ten years younger than Rhaegar (younger actually than Lyanna by two years) so he wouldn’t have been on the battlefield in all likelihood (or he would have been sent by Aerys and possibly gotten himself killed) so I don’t think it would have been a situation of “the Targaryens have a second warrior like Rhaegar with great command and skill of arms.”  He’s a boy, younger than Robert, probably excited for battle, but a military asset?  No.

So, I don’t think it would have made much of a difference for the outcome of the Rebellion had two of Rhaella’s children survived.  (Three, if you want Aegon, but he would have been even younger than Daeron, who was two years older than Viserys.)  I think Rhaella might have been a little happier (if, of course, she was able to focus on the children and not the father they came from), I think it would probably have affected Aerys’ paranoia, though how I’m not sure.  But I don’t ultimately think that the story would have been too much different in the end.

Fire and ice.

With his touch she goes still
Except for the beat of her heart
And her thoughts
Thoughts of his next touch
His finger tips brushing her cheek
Send chills down her spine
Like ice sliding down her skin
His lips on her neck
She feels the desire
A desire burning like fire
He is fire and ice
She can not be still

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