tear rolled down her cheek. The woman raised her hood again and turned
her back on him. Jaime called after her, but already she was moving
away, her skirt whispering lullabies as it brushed across the floor. Don’t leave me, he wanted to call, but of course she’d left them long ago.
At Oldtown we learned of your mother’s death, and the monstrous child she had borne. We might have turned back there, but my mother chose to sail on. My mother waited as long as was decent, and then broached your father about our purpose. Years later, on her deathbed, she told me that Lord Tywin had refused us brusquely. His daughter was meant for Prince Rhaegar, he informed her. And when she asked for Jaime, to espouse Elia, he offered her you instead. (Anonymous asked: a gifset of Elia Martell and Jaime Lannister)
The Unnamed Princess of Dorne, mother of Doran, Elia, and Oberyn, friend to Joanna Lannister, and ruler of Dorne.
As the children splashed in the pools, Daenerys watched from amongst the
orange trees, and a realization came to her. She could not tell the
highborn from the low. Naked, they were only children. All innocent, all
vulnerable, all deserving of long life, love, protection. ‘There is
your realm,’ she told her son and heir, 'remember them, in everything
you do.’ My own mother said those same words to me when I was old
enough to leave the pools. It is an easy thing for a prince to call the
spears, but in the end the children pay the price. For their sake, the
wise prince will wage no war without good cause, nor any war he cannot
hope to win.
Lord Tywin seldom spoke of his wife, but Tyrion had heard his uncles talk of the love between them. In those days, his father had been Aerys’s Hand, and many people said that Lord Tywin Lannister ruled the Seven Kingdoms, but Lady Joanna ruled Lord Tywin. “He was not the same man after she died, Imp,” his Uncle Gery told him once. “The best part of him died with her.“