Thoughts on Jon x Sansa, their journey insofar, and where you hope it leads vs. think it will actually lead?
What do I want. I want Jon and Sanas to live happy ever after… with tons of kids at Winterfell ruling as King and Queen. And there heirs to be fostered by Aunt Dany and Uncle Tyrion in Kings Landing.
Do I think it will happen…Maybe…who knows anything can happen in ASOIF…
Reason why I think it is possible
1.They start out in the same place, not just geographically, but psychologically. They both believe in the songs, in the heroes of those songs, and that life is just waiting to make Aemon the Dragonknight (Jon) or his lady love, Queen Naerys, (in the case of Sansa) out of them.
And as they go in opposite directions geographically, they undergo the same disillusioning journey as they are soon forced to face the same harsh reality. And from there on their journeys partially become the mirror images of each other: Sansa goes from Lady Stark to Lady Lannister to bastard (which she models to some degree after Jon) while simultaneously Jon goes from Jon Snow to Jon Stark (according to Robb‘s will, even if Jon doesn‘t know it yet) to Lord Commander.
But other parts of those journeys aren’t even mirrored but completely similar. Sansa has to pretend she wants nothing to do with her previous life while being a prisoner in King’s Landing and Jon has to do exactly the same while being with the wildlings. “Fake it ‘till you make it” seems also the motto that accompanies them on their journeys with Jon being tempted to stay with the wildlings and Sansa trying to actively forget that she isn’t Alayne Stone.
In epoisode 1 of the Show they both are the two Stark kids who want to leave the most… Sansa want to go south and be a real souther lady. She wants respect she wants to be Queen. Jon wants to go North, he wants respect. They want the same thing….even as children they are both so different yet their dreams mirror each other.
2. All that is left of Winterfell is Stone and Snow
3. In ACoK when Sansa wraps herself in Sandor’s white cloak and we get the words “blood and fire” and Sansa suddenly feels safe and protected. I felt like that was foreshadowing that Jon would be protecting Sansa at some point via marriage. Since clocks are a sign of marriage
Also in the show Sansa gives Jon her cloak that she made…forshowing that she will also give Jon the last name Stark…maybe?…
4.(The hedge night theory) The order of the champions for Lord Ashford’s daughter in “The Hedge Knight” corresponds to the men that Sansa was betrothed to, after Harry Hardyng she is going to be betrothed to a Targaryan.
5. Jon is literally Sansa’s hero
*****Frog-faced Lord Slynt sat at the end of the council table wearing a black velvet doublet and a shiny cloth-of-gold cape, nodding with approval every time the king pronounced a sentence. Sansa stared hard at his ugly face, remembering how he had thrown down her father for Ser Ilyn to behead, wishing she could hurt him, wishing that some hero would throw him down and cut off his head. But a voice inside her whispered, There are no heroes…
***—-“I will not hang him,” said Jon. “Bring him here.” “Oh, Seven save us,” he heard Bowen Marsh cry out. The smile that Lord Janos Slynt smiled then had all the sweetness of rancid butter. Until Jon said, “Edd, fetch me a block,” and unsheathed Longclaw.****
6. They were the first Stark’s to be reunited in the show and they took back their home together. That is huge and cannon.
7. In the book’s Jon was killed because he was going to take back Winterfell form Ramsey. He was going to do that for fake Arya.
Because in Jon’s mind her home was with him. They gave that story to Sansa…and I still firmly believe Jon think’s Sansa’s home is with him.
Sansa thinks it is Winterfell, but Jon thinks it is just them being together.
8. Jon dreams of being lord of Winterfell, and holding a son named Robb in his arms. Sansa dreams of Sons named Ned, Bran, and Rickon and even a daughter named Arya. They dream of the family they lost.
They dream of Winterfell and their family just like they used to be. Replacing their parents with themselves to recreate their childhood.
The thing about Jon wanting this, having always wanted it, is that there is only one girl who knows what the Winterfell of his childhood was like and who honestly wants the same thing and is not yearning for adventure, vengeance, a throne, or power above all.
Those dreams died for Sansa a long time ago. Now all she dreams of is family and to be safe.
And just like Jon is the only hero left for Sansa, Sansa is the only person who fits that bill. (And if Sansa’s interactions with the problem-child known as Sweetrobin are anything to go by, then she has real potential to be a great mother one day and as such would be indeed the sort of mother Jon always wished Catelyn would have been.)
I mean Sansa looks just like Cat… and Jon always dreamed of having Cat’s love. Ironic if he were to fall in love with the woman who looks just like the mother he always wanted.
9. Whoever Sansa marries puts Jon at a risk for losing the North… Jon is not a Stark and if this is ever found out he will lose his place as King in the North.
And If Sansa marries anyone else it could be deadly for the rest of her family and Jon… If they were to marry it would slove all those problems.
10. When Jon is stabbed he thinks of all the Stark kids but also Sansa…brushing out Lady’s coat and singing to herself. You know nothing, Jon Snow.
11. Ned x Cat 2.0
12. The Dragon Prince and the wolf princess 2.0
13. The song of Ice (Sansa) who was the most Southern not ICE princess of all
and the Fire (Jon) who was the most Northern not FIRE price of all
In Jon’s last chapter in ADWD, he gets stabbed. Jon calls out for Ghost in the same way Robb calls out for Grey Wind before he dies. But we never learn if Ghost howls when Jon gets stabbed the way Grey Wind howled when Robb was hit by multiple arrows. It stands to reason though because not only Dany hears a howling wolf in the distance around that time but also Sansa. In her last chapter in AFFC (which shares ADWD’s timeline (and is most definitely after Jon became Lord Commander) and therefore could fit the timeframe of Jon’s assassination extremely well) she hears something that sounds like a howling “ghost wolf, big as mountains” while coming down the Eyrie.
When Jon get’s stabbed he is thinking of his Siblings…ironically so is Sansa in this moment…
Sansa said she had to be brave like Robb, and Bran could climb like a monkey and this part…
All around was empty air and sky, the ground falling away sharply to either side. There was ice underfoot, and broken stones just waiting to turn an ankle, and the wind was howling fiercely. It sounds like a wolf, thought Sansa. A ghost wolf, big as mountains.
Underfoot….Arya…Ice Underfoot Arya….broken stones…her….wind howling fiercely Jon… this could all just be me…but it is still interesting non the least.
15. The show frames all the Jon and Sansa stuff with a warm romantic light. The way Jon looks at Sansa is far from brotherly to me anyway.
16. Jon x Sana seen is framed very similar to Ned x Cat seens. As well as to the Robb x Tailsa seen.
Do I think Jon x Sansa have a shot…Yes…will it happen who knows, it is Game of thrones and if you thought this story had a happy ending you weren’t paying attention.
At the end of the day I think Sansa deserves a man who is brave, gentle, and Strong, that is Jon.
And Jon deserves a woman who will always honor, respect him and give him son and daughters.
Who better to rebuild Winterfell at his side than the woman who was raised with him. There is foreshadowing for that as well. Sansa built a Winterfell out of *SNOW*.
I want a Sharkboy and Lavagirl remake where the CGI is insanely good and the acting is super emotional and intriguing, but nothing about the story changes. Sharkboy still has to sing the dream song and mister Electricidad still has to go “YOU ARE IN MY CLASS!!! NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND”
— “It’s just a sword,” she said, aloud this time… but it wasn’t. Needle was Robb and Bran and Rickon, her mother and her father, even Sansa. Needle was Winterfell’s grey walls, and the laughter of its people. Needle was the summer snows, Old Nan’s stories, the heart tree with its red leaves and scary face, the warm earthy smell of the glass gardens, the sound of the north wind rattling the shutters of her room. Needle was Jon Snow’s smile. He used to mess my hair and call me “little sister,” she remembered, and suddenly there were tears in her eyes.
(…) The Many-Faced God can have the rest, she thought, he can’t have this.