So, I would concede to Jonsa just being my ‘crack ship’ if it weren’t for all the breadcrumbs that have been left and picked up by this fantastic fandom!….
❤️Jon literally being the hero Sansa wished for to take Janos Slynt’s head.
❤️The Ashford Theory.
❤️Joffrey being ‘no Aemon the Dragonknight’ and Jon shouting that he is during his childhood sparring sessions.
❤️Sansa ‘falling madly in love’ with Waymar Royce, who apparently looks like Jon.
❤️Jon thinking Sansa looked ‘Radiant’.
❤️Jenny of Oldstones imagery for Sansa and her Targaryen ‘Prince Of Dragonflies’.
❤️Sansa literally rebuilding Winterfell with Snow and a ‘Snow Knight’
❤️The whole ‘she thought she was in love with a Prince but he turns out to be a bastard’ reversal thing.
❤️They had really similar paths in terms of starting off naive (loving songs and tales of heroics etc) - only for their eyes to be brutally opened.
❤️Each of them wishing for children like their siblings.
❤️Neither of them being close to one another whilst growing up.
❤️Ygritte - red hair - asks Jon if he would bed his own sister - Jon would like to see her in a silk dress - Jon acknowledges that she’s ‘wildling to the bone’ and that they are essentially from two different worlds - claims to be part fish (lol).
❤️Sandor leaving Sansa a cloak ‘stained by blood and fire’.
❤️Sansa being afraid that no one will marry her for love - they only want her claim. Jon refuses to take her claim away from her when it’s presented to him on a platter.
❤️THE ORIGINAL OUTLINE!
❤️Jonnel Stark marrying Sansa Stark 😂
❤️Both of them being the only Stark kids that describe themselves as ‘the blood of Winterfell’.
❤️Bird imagery for both of them - little dove/little bird, crow.
❤️Sansa feeling Jon’s death with a Ghost-Wolf’s howl.
❤️NED PROMISING SANSA A MATCH WITH SOMEONE BRAVE, AND GENTLE, AND STRONG 😭❤️
❤️The ‘rule of three’ - Jon has had two lovers (the first was never meant to be, and the second is going to hit a major R+L=J shaped roadblock). Sansa has been married twice, both without love. THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM!! 😁
❤️How a Targ Prince falling for a Stark girl started years of war and now a different Targ Prince and Stark girl could end it.
❤️THE HISTORICAL PARALLELS WITH HENRY TUDOR AND ELIZABETH OF YORK!!!!!!
❤️Visual parallels with Ned & Cat.
❤️Ros being created especially for the show and being the woman that Jon nearly lost his V Card to - GRRM had a hand in creating the character - did he suggest that she should be a redhead?
❤️The blue Winter rose (symboling Jon) being present in the background (stained glass window) as Sandor cloaks Sansa in the throne room.
❤️Tyrion’s line on their wedding night “and now my watch begins”
❤️Sansa wearing Jon’s Cloak when she gets to CB - AND THEN ‘CLOAKING’ HIM RIGHT BACK!
❤️THE BREATHLESS INTENSITY OF THE TENT SCENE!!
❤️JON LOOKING AT SANSAS LIPS IN THE FOREHEAD KISS SCENE!!
❤️The tension in the subtext!
❤️Sansa grabbing Jon to get his attention - and it having a very clear effect on him.
❤️THAT WHOLE FUCKING SCENE WHERE JON ANNOUNCES HE’S LEAVING HIS ENTIRE KINGDOM IN SANSA’S HANDS!!
❤️JON GOING ALL RAGE WARRIOR KITTEN AT MEN WHO MENTION SANSA.
….I’m sure that there’s more (feel free to add). INDIVIDUALLY some of these could be easily dismissed - but ALL OF THEM TOGETHER? I’m sold! 🤗❤️😋👍