Hi there, I've got a little bit of a doubt about something Jonsa! related and wanted to know what you think of it? okay here it goes: when Sansa tells Jon he can't protect her and that he should stop his response is "I'll stop protecting you when you stops trying to undermine me" or something along those lines and ??? I just ? find it ?? so WeIRd???? Like that's not very reasonable? And here I thought I was awkward whenever I try to talk to my crush, oh boy... he's such a lost puppy
Hahahaha omg that’s a really good point though, like what kind of retort was that? Because we all bloody know there isn’t a day in hell that Jon would stop trying to protect Sansa. Shipper goggles aside, she really is one of the most important people in his life and Jon looks out for the people he loves. It’s who he is at his core. There’s literally nothing he can do to change that. If he stops trying to protect his people, he stops being Jon and he knows that. It’s not some inherent trait he’s pretending doesn’t exist (like his Imposter Syndrome). He has a degree of self-awareness, as most humans do, and he knows he’ll never stop trying to protect Sansa, so why say that?
I think you’re right. It’s this combination of being flustered around Sansa and not really knowing how to act around her, and being angry and insecure about his legitimacy as the king and whether he’s doing a good job. There’s a meta I reblogged a little bit ago about Jon’s Imposter Syndrome that you should read if you haven’t yet. I’ll link it here.
They both just need to learn to communicate better, but with every great partnership, it’s a trial and error journey. They’re going to make mistakes, say stupid things, do stupid things, but as long as they continue to talk it out, they’ll be okay. And as we saw in the premiere, almost immediately after the big argument in the Great Hall, they talked about it. Yeah, a lot of people were mad at the things Jon said to Sansa and others are mad at Sansa for speaking out in public, but they’ve both had to pave their way in the world for so long by themselves and ultimately, they’re different people. They have the same goals but vastly different ideas of how to achieve it. They just need to learn how best to complement each other’s strengths and make up for each other’s weaknesses.
Sorry, I rambled a little there xD