Let Jon have his armies and his devoted wildlings and the love of their people, she thinks. Let him have his dragon queen. She’s in possession of a secret, tragic as it may be, but at least it’s entirely her own. For Sansa, that’s more than enough. It has to be. Rated M; inspired by content from S7.
He had learned early on that he’ll never be able to perfect
the art of being aloof, at least before her, but he’s still determined to keep
himself as detached from her as best as he’s able. Jon does it to preserve
himself. He needs to, if he’s going
to do what he’s been tasked with. In the time that they all live in, there just
isn’t any moment for possibility—there shouldn’t be. It’s much too dangerous,
lingering on that tempting idea of what could have been, or even what was, for
that matter. That’s what they always stress, Ser Davos and his advisors; there
must be no opportunity for chance, is what they say, not even the slightest gap,
because it leaves room for disaster, for chaos. It must be avoided at all
costs. And while they all refer to the battle that looms ahead of them, he’s
learned that it’s best to apply it to other aspects of his life, too.
Let Jon have his armies and his devoted
wildlings and the love of their people, she thinks. Let him have his dragon queen.
She’s in possession of a secret, tragic as it may be, but at least it’s
entirely her own. For Sansa, that’s more than enough. It has to be. Rated M; inspired by content from S7.
attend the banquet, won’t you?” Lady Karstark asks, as the subtlety is brought
out and presented before the King in the North and the Queen of the South—a
sugary rendition of a dragon and a direwolf, likely the work of a talented
southron pastry master that had tailed along with everyone else in the Northern
March. With so many bodies in and around Winterfell nowadays, Sansa can’t even
imagine if there’s anybody left in King’s Landing, though she knows that’s not
true. Still, she imagines how eerie it is, the idea of the royal capital
completely devoid of people. The silence alone would be frightening, she
thinks, when she can still remember the claustrophobic roar of voices and
sounds that had echoed in between the tight streets she had ran through, desperate
to escape the men who had been all too eager to get a piece of the nobility
they so detested.
Ambrose Army, Dean Ambrose, and Renee Young confession by anonymous
“Dean obviously loves Renee a lot. You don’t have to ship
them or like Renee, but constantly starting drama and spreading rumors and bullying
her is just pathetic. All you fangirls have no damn to right to say she isn’t
good enough for him and all this other nonsense when you don’t even know her.
She has never done anything wrong to any of you and she doesn’t rub it in that
she’s dating Dean. The only time she posts about him is when he wins a big
match and the only picture she posted with him was of their feet on national
best friend day. Grow up, get a life, and learn some respect.”
Okay but fuck you all and your “Sansa let Rickon die”, “Sansa should have told Jon about Petyr’s army”, “Not so many people would have died if she had told him”.
Sansa Stark was the first one to lose her direwolf. She is a woman, and she has always been taught weapons are for men. She was a too-good of a lady to rebel against that like Arya did. Because her life was supposed to be easy.
Instead, she has gone through six different kinds of hell, she has been raped, she has been abused, she knows how cruel people can be in a way none of her brothers can even begin to imagine. Because Robb at least died when everything around him fell, because Jon’s fight is againts the purest form of evil, because Bran at least has people who genuinely care about him, because Arya has always been stronger than she was, because Rickon was able to flee. Because, back in season one, no one would have wasted a breath to bet she would come this far. Because everything around her fell, but she endured. She lived through it. She lost everything, she even lost herself, and the world wouldn’t let her die. All she could do was learn from it.
So, of fucking couse she didn’t tell Jon about Littlefinger’s army. He doesn’t understand. Sansa does. And I really thought you guys did too.
Rickon was dead the moment he crossed Winterfell’s gate. Sansa knew. And Osha knew. Why the hell do you think she did what she did? The words of southern lords never fooled her. Sansa was able to see it too. Let’s be honest here, Jon saw it just as well as she did, but he hoped he could outsmart Ramsay. He thought he could beat him. Sansa knew better, just as you should have known better too, because fairytales aren’t real in Game of Thrones, and if something ever turns out right, is due to a great personal cost. Sansa knew Rickon was dead the moment she read Ramsay’s letter.
Now, why didn’t Sansa tell Jon about Petyr’s army? Why Sansa, who knows Petyr’s ways, didn’t tell Jon about what turned out to be his salvation? Why Sansa, who saw Petyr betray, manipulate and kill half a country to get what he wants, didn’t tell Jon that Littlefinger had graciously offered them an army because he felt guilty about the whole “I made you marry a sociopath”?
She says it in the fifth episode. “If you didn’t know about Ramsay, you are an idiot, if you did knew, you are my enemy.” And right after, “What do you think he did to me?”. That wasn’t about making him feel guilty, that was about proving herself right. Petyr had known what Ramsay was, he probably even knew about Theon, he knew the North remembers. He knew where Sansa would run to. He knew Jon would attack. He knew a bastard and a girl wouldn’t be enough after Robb’s lost cause. He knew they would need him. But Sansa knew he knew.
And so, she desperately tried to have enough men. She tried everything she could think of to not ask him for help. And it wasn’t until the very last minute when she accepted she had no other choice, and sent him that crow. But she didn’t tell Jon, because even if he does know how to kill a White Walker, he knows nothing about the Game of Thrones. If he did, he wouldn’t have been killed by his brothers in the first place. Good intentions are never enough. Had she told Jon about the army, he would have done the exact same mistake, only he would have had more men to foolishly die.
Instead, she waited. She waited for the two armies to kill one another, and when Ramsay’s army was half destroyed, she gave Jon an escape. She destroyed what was left of the Bolton’s army, she gave what was left of Jon’s army a chance to take Winterfell back, and she was there to watch Ramsay fall.
Sansa fed Ramsay to his own dogs, and it was the perfect dead for a terrible character I will miss.
Sansa knows how to play in the Game of Thrones. Sansa doesn’t trust easily. Sansa is right, and by now she knows who her enemies are, and where they are. All we have to do is sit back and let the Queen get her more than deserved revenge.
And a personal bet: Petyr, I do think you are next.
Jon fans: Hope Jon will be the
new lord of Winterfell
Sansa fans: Why? Jon is not a
legitimate Stark, while Sansa is the legitimate daughter of Eddard and Catelyn.
Furthermore Jon seems less than enthusiastic about being a leader, and will
probably hand off Winterfell to Sansa first chance he gets.
Me, a STARK fan: Actually, the
next in line is this guy…