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Rickon cried as they crowned him. She held his hand after, whispering sweet words in his ear and thinking how much he looked like Robb. But Robb had never called her mother. “I am your sister,” she said firmly. “Sansa. Sansa Stark.” There would be no more ghosts in Winterfell. She would not allow it.

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[Willas] is back on his feet the next day, the ache in his leg eased to a manageable (bearable) level, and it is with his mobility restored that he encourages Sansa to break her fast in the gardens with him.

She curls her arm through his and insists on carrying the basket out behind Aldwin, folding chairs balanced on his shoulder and matching table under his other arm. She still watches everything as they pass with those wide, astonished eyes, and he loves her innocence.

“I still don’t understand how we can make it more beautiful,” she confides once they’re settled in the arboretum, sunshine splintering through the thick veil of leaves above their heads. “Everything here is just so… I can’t see how we could improve it.”

Boys with your eyes and girls with your hair, he thinks idly before catching himself. He can only hope that he didn’t say that aloud. It strikes him though, after that, how very beautiful their children will be.

From Rough Winds Do Shake, a Sansa/Willas fanfiction by fullofstoryshapes

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“ARE THERE NO TRUE KNIGHTS AMONG YOU?”
Matthew Beard as Jon SnowElle Fanning as Daenerys Targaryen

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Jaehaerys I, Good Queen Alysanne, and Septon Barth
Happy birthday, @goodqueenaly!

Decisive in thought and deed, Jaehaerys was wise beyond his years, always seeking the most peaceable ends. His queen, Alysanne, was also well loved throughout the realm, being both beautiful and high-spirited, as well as charming and keenly intelligent. […] For forty-six years, the Old King and Good Queen Alysanne were wed, and for the most part it was a happy marriage, with children and grandchildren aplenty. […] the Old King outlived his beloved queen, and in his last years it was said that the grief of their parting hung over his court like a pall.

Yet if Alysanne was Jaehaerys’s great love, his greatest friend was Septon Barth. No man of humble birth ever rose so high as the plainspoken but brilliant septon. He was the son of a common blacksmith and had been given to the Faith while young. But his brilliance made itself known, and in time he came to serve in the library at the Red Keep, tending the king’s books and records. There King Jaehaerys became acquainted with him, and soon named him Hand of the King.

Donald Sutherland as Jaehaerys Targaryen ♚ Michelle Pfeiffer as Alysanne TargaryenSean Connery as Septon Barth

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Robert’s Rebellion

Henry Cavill as Robert Baratheon // Dylan Fosket as Rhaegar Targaryen // Peter Eggers as Tywin Lannister // Amanda Laine as Lyanna Stark // Charlize Theron as Rhaella Targaryen // Chris Hemsworth as Brandon Stark // Golshifteh Farahani as Elia Martell

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She pictured the two of them sitting together in a garden with puppies in their laps, or listening to a singer strum upon a lute while they floated down the Mander on a pleasure barge. If I give him sons, he may come to love me. 

Made for the 2014 Sansa/Willas Winter Gift Exchange

Happy Holidays, martinsllydia!

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The World of Ice and Fire:

The False Spring of 281 AC lasted less than two turns. As the year drew to a close, winter returned to Westeros with a vengeance. On the last day of the year, snow began to fall upon King’s Landing, and a crust of ice formed atop the Blackwater Rush. The snowfall continued off and on for the best part of a fortnight, by which time the Blackwater was hard frozen, and icicles draped the roofs and gutters of every tower in the city.

As cold winds hammered the city, King Aerys II turned to his pyromancers, charging them to drive the winter off with their magics. Huge green fires burned along the walls of the Red Keep for a moon’s turn. Prince Rhaegar was not in the city to observe them, however. Nor could he be found in Dragonstone with Princess Elia and their young son, Aegon. With the coming of the new year, the crown prince had taken to the road with half a dozen of his closest friends and confidants, on a journey that would ultimately lead him back to the riverlands. Not ten leagues from Harrenhal, Rhaegar fell upon Lyanna Stark of Winterfell, and carried her off, lighting a fire that would consume his house and kin and all those he loved— and half the realm besides.

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“He has a song,” the man replied. “He is the prince that was promised, and his is the song of ice and fire.“ He looked up when he said it […]. "There must be one more. […] The dragon has three heads.” He went to the window seat, picked up a harp, and ran his fingers lightly over its silvery strings. Sweet sadness filled the room as man and wife and babe faded like the morning mist, only the music lingering behind

Golshifteh Farahani as Elia Martell
Andreja Pejic as Rhaegar Targaryen
Hailee Steinfeld as Lyanna Stark

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They had been at court together. Companions to Princess Rhaella.

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There was a smell of death all around her; a heavy smell, sweet and foul, clinging. It reminded her of the children that she had lost, her Brandon and her sweet Lya, both dead. She still grieved for Rickard, she would always grieve for Rickard, but to have her babies taken as well… “It is a monstrous cruel thing to lose a child,” she whispered softly to Winterfell’s dark crypts. 

Marion Cotillard as Lyarra Stark

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The Targaryen Court, c. 262AL

Dylan Fosket as Aerys Targaryen
Gabriella Wilde as Joanna Lannister
Matthias Schweighöfer as Tywin Lannister
Saoirse Ronan as Rhaella Targaryen

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Rhaegar loved his Lady Lyanna and thousands died for it.

As warm winds blew from the south, musicians and singers from throughout the United States made their way toward upstate New York to compete in Senator Whent’s great tournament, which promised to be the largest and most magnificent competition since the time of Aegon the Unlikely. Many tales have grown up around Woodstock: tales of plots and conspiracies, betrayals and rebellions, infidelities and assignations, secrets and mysteries, almost all of it conjecture. Rhaegar emerged as the ultimate victor at the end of the competition, beginning a dance that would rip the United States apart, bring about his own death and thousands more, and put a welcome new president in the White House.

[ prequel of sorts to this ]

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Though Tywin Lannister was not a man given to public display, it is said that his love for his lady wife was deep and long-abiding. “Only Lady Joanna truly knows the man beneath the armor,” Grand Maester Pycelle wrote the Citadel, “and all his smiles belong to her and her alone. I do avow that I have even observed her make him laugh, not once, but upon three separate occasions!”

Upon hearing of her death, King Aerys infamously said, “The gods cannot abide such arrogance. They have plucked a fair flower from his hand and given him a monster in her place, to teach him some humility at last.”