george r. r. martin

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“Robert wanted to be loved. My brother Tyrion has the same disease. Do you want to be loved, Sansa?”
“Everyone wants to be loved.”
“I see flowering hasn’t made you any brighter,” said Cersei. “Sansa, permit me to share a bit of womanly wisdom with you on this very special day. 

Love is poison. A sweet poison, yes, but it will kill you all the same.

George R. R. Martin, A Clash of Kings.

If Lord of the Rings was written by George R. R. Martin

Boromir would’ve died the same way.

Gimli would have died at Helm’s Deep, killed by Orcs.

Pippin would die trying to stop Denethor from burning Faramir alive.

Faramir would’ve perished from his wounds because of how long it took for him to receive medical help.

Merry would stay behind at Minas Tirith , mourning the loss of Pippin

Legolas would die at the Battle of Mordor, taking an arrow to the chest that was meant for Aragorn.

Aragorn would survive, but would receive a crushing war injury.

When Frodo put on the ring in Mount Doom, Sauron’s soul entered him, making him the new vessel of the Dark Lord, which would force Sam and Gollum to work together and push Sauron/Frodo into the lava.

Sam and Gollum would fall in with him, killing them both.

Gandalf would take Merry home, but would still have to take the ship to the afterlife.

At the end of it all, Merry and Aragorn remain as the only surviving members of the Fellowship of Nine. Broken, hurt, and alone.

The end.