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Arranged Marriage (Robb Stark)

Robb Stark knew that as the heir to Winterfell he was eventually going to have to be wed. When that time comes he couldn’t be more happy with his fathers choice.

Word Count: 1897

This is my first ever GoT one-shot/short story so if it’s rubbish…I’m sorry! Mostly from Robb’s POV. The female character is referred to as (Y/N). (Which I don’t usually write so once again…Sorry if it’s not the best.) (Not my Gif)

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fashi0nmistake  asked:

The writing prompt meme- #50 "I’m starting an idiot jar. Any time you do or say anything idiotic, you have to put at least a dollar in it—more depending on how stupid the thing that you said or did was.” The Starklings. It's such a sibling prompt!

“What? It’s a great idea!”

“Robb, it’s a terrible idea! Mom doesn’t even like hockey,” Sansa protested.

Her older brother looked at her as if she’d lost her mind. “Of course she likes hockey! She has never missed a single game any one of us has played in unless two of us were playing at the same time in different rinks! She’s been to more games than Dad, Sansa!”

Sansa rolled her eyes. “OK. She doesn’t like hockey unless one or more of you idiots are playing. This isn’t just Dad’s anniversary! Stanley Cup playoff tickets are a terrible anniversary gift.”

“You’re just saying that because you’re the only person in this family who never played, Sansa! You probably want to send them to the dumb old ballet!” nine year old Rickon protested.

“No, I don’t,” Sansa said, in a voice alarmingly like their mother’s when her patience was nearly at an end. “I’m perfectly well aware that Dad has no interest in the ballet unless I’m dancing.”

“Well, ballet’s boring,” Rickon pronounced, making a face that had Robb, Jon, and Bran all laughing in spite of Sansa’s glaring at them.

“I hate all of you!” Sansa exclaimed as she dramatically turned causing her hair to swish around her shoulders and flounce out of the room. 

From her perch on the back of the couch by the window, Arya sighed. She’d never admit it to a living soul, but she did envy her sister’s ability to do that kind of stuff with her hair, even if Sansa was acting like a baby.

They were all acting like babies. Stupid babies.

Before she could mention that to them, however, Robb turned on Rickon. “Nice going, kid!” he said sarcastically. “Now she’d bailed on us!”

“You laughed!” Rickon protested, throwing his empty Coke can at Robb’s head.

Robb ducked of course, and the can, which apparently wasn’t entirely empty, hit the wall behind him, splattering Coke on a portrait of their family taken on a vacation to the beach about seven years ago. Their mother loved that picture.

“Nice,” Arya said, swinging her legs over the back of the couch and standing up. “You all are just brilliant. We’ve all been saving money for a damn year, and now that it’s time to actually plan this thing, we’ve talked for an hour, decided nothing, chased off Sansa, and gotten coke all over Mom’s favorite picture.

As Robb and Rickon both started to protest, Arya spoke over them. “Robb, go get Sansa back here. I know she’s bossy, but she listens to you more than the rest of us, and does anybody think we can actually plan this without her?”

She looked around the room at her siblings and cousin. Nobody actually disputed that statement. “Go on, Robb!” she said when he didn’t move. “Grovel if you have to, but get her back here.”

“Rickon’s the one who pissed her off!” Robb protested. 

Arya loved her oldest brother, she truly did. He was a wonderful guy. But sometimes when he felt angry or unjustly accused, he could be the biggest baby of all of them. “Yeah. And he’s NINE. Your twenty. Suck it up, Robb. You all laughed, and it was your dumb suggestion that we send Mom and Dad to the playoffs as our gift which got Sansa riled up in the first place. Besides,” she turned to glare at her youngest brother, and the smirk he’d been directing at Robb disappeared immediately. “Rickon has to go get a rag and clean his damn mess. None of us will be alive to give Mom and Dad anything if Mom sees that picture that like that!”

Rickon, fully aware that he couldn’t escape responsibility for the Coke can incident and with no desire to end up on the receiving end of the wrath of Catelyn Stark (in spite of the fact that Mom tended to let him skate more often than anyone because he was the BABY), scampered toward the kitchen in search of cleaning supplies immediately. 

Robb made a face at her that caused him to look alarmingly like Rickon, but he then agreed to go in search of their sister, muttering under his breath as he went. “And she calls SANSA bossy!”

“Well?” Arya asked as Bran and Jon stared at her in silence. 

“Well what?” Bran asked.

“Well where do you two think we should send them?” she asked in exasperation. These two had contributed very little to the discussion so far, although to be fair, neither had she–except to give them an update on their general budget. 

Even the older kids agreed that fifteen year old Arya was the best of all of them at math, so while Robb had opened the bank account last year because only he and Jon were over eighteen and could do it without their parents’ knowledge, Arya had managed it. The others had given her their contributions and she’d made deposits with Robb’s permission and kept track of the balance. Considering that only Jon, Robb, and Sansa had jobs–and they weren’t exactly full time or well-paying, they’d managed to collect quite a sum over the past year. Arya herself had done some math tutoring to raise money. She’d even babysat a few times, which was torture. Of course, she’d never tell the others that the primary way she’d managed to make her contributions almost as big as those of the older three was by giving Gendry money to bet on various sports events. First of all, she wasn’t supposed to still be seeing him and she didn’t want Dad to murder him, and second of all, Dad would likely murder HER if he found out she was gambling. Even for a good cause.

“They’re not really my parents, Arya,” Jon mumbled. “I really think you five should …”

“And THAT has got to be the stupidest thing of all the stupid things said in here so far today!” she exclaimed, rolling her eyes. “You’ve practically lived here your whole life, Jon, and you gave the most money out of anybody! You get a vote!”

“I didn’t put money in to get a vote,” Jon said almost sullenly. “I did it because Uncle Ned and Aunt Cat have given me pretty much everything I have.”

“They love you, Jon,” Bran insisted. “You’re as much their kid as any of us.”

Jon nodded a bit, but he didn’t smile, and under his breath he muttered something like “But they never had to do that” which caused Arya to roll her eyes again.

She adored Jon. It was almost funny because even though he wasn’t technically her brother, his was the face that came first to her mind if anyone asked if she had a favorite sibling. After all, he’d been the one who convinced her mother to not only allow her to play hockey, but to let her play on the boys’ team. But if Robb could drive her crazy sometimes with his belief that things were always supposed to go his way, Jon could make her equally nuts with his insistence on martyrdom at times.

“Seriously, boys, we’ve got enough to give them a really nice vacation somewhere. Not airfare, but Grandpa Hoster said he’d kick that in so we need to come up with something great.”

“What about Disney World?” Bran asked. “They both said that was a great trip when we all went three years ago.”

“Because we were all there,” Jon said. “It was a great family trip, but neither of your parents cared much about most of the rides. I think for just the two of them, maybe someplace else will be better.”

Bran frowned. “But what will they do anywhere without all of us there? I mean … they never go anywhere without us–except for Dad’s work trips. Won’t they get bored?”

Arya met Jon’s eyes and both of them tried mightily not to laugh. Bran was thirteen, old enough and smart enough to understand what went on between men and women, but still young enough to be completely oblivious to the idea of their parents as anything other than just their parents. Heck, she was fifteen and had a not-so-secret much older not-a-boyfriend and still didn’t like to think too closely about what went on in Mom’s and Dad’s bedroom when the door was locked, but she had no doubts they wouldn’t get bored on a kid-free vacation!

“They won’t get bored, Bran,” Jon said. “They do like each other, you know.” He laughed just a bit and reached over to ruffle Bran’s hair. 

Bran blushed then. “I know that!” he sputtered. “I just meant … I just …”

“Don’t worry, Bran,” Arya laughed. “It wasn’t even close to the stupidest suggestion we’ve had.”

“What about you, Bossy?” Robb asked as he came back into the family room, followed by a still pouting Sansa. “What brilliant ideas do you have?”

“I don’t know,” Arya said. “But it should be someplace they would both like. So no hockey. And no ballet.”

“I never said …” Sansa started.

“I know you never said ballet,” Arya interrupted quickly. “I’m just trying to make a point. Nothing that just Dad loves or just Mom loves. It has to be something they love together. What do they both love?”

“Me!” Rickon offered with a grin as he walked back in with glass cleaner and a rag. 

Everyone laughed. “Well, yes, Rickon,” Bran said. “We’ve already established that Mom and Dad love all of us, but this trip is just for the two of them.”

Before Arya and Jon could even cover their smiles at Bran’s about-face on couples trips, Rickon grinned more widely. “I didn’t say us,” he said, sticking a tongue out at Bran. “I said me. They only had all you losers trying to get a kid as awesome as me! That’s why they stopped once they got perfection!”

“You wish!” Bran told him, pulling the little cushion he kept behind his back in his wheelchair out and flinging at at the youngest Stark. Of course, he hit a vase which fell to the floor and broke instead.

“I’m not cleaning that!” Rickon announced.

“Could everyone refrain from doing anything stupid for longer than five minutes?” Arya asked in frustration.

Jon, who’d been standing closest to the vase, bent to start picking up the pieces.

“They both like the country as opposed to big cities,” Sansa said. “I mean, Mom likes the city, but Dad hates it. And even Mom is happier surrounded by green.”

That was actually a useful observation. Sansa really was good at this stuff. Even if she was constantly in other people’s business and wasn’t as perfect as everybody thought. “That’s good, Sans,” Arya said. “What else?”

“Water,” Robb offered. “Mom loves being on the water. And Dad does, too, as long as it’s not too hot. No place tropical.” 

“But warm enough to swim,” Jon put in, having somehow dispatched Rickon to fetch a broom and dustpan without making a fuss or raising a protest from the kid. “Aunt Cat loves to swim, and Uncle Ned loves watching her do it.”

“Eww!” Robb protested. “That’s my mother you’re talking about Jon.”

“Yeah, I know. And it’s obvious your dad thinks she’s the hottest woman around every time he looks at her, and this IS an anniversary trip.”

“Just shut up already, Jon,” Robb said, getting a bit red in the face.

One look at Jon told Arya that wasn’t going to happen. Jon and Robb were almost exactly the same age and had been closer than any real twins their whole lives, but they did love to aggravate each other. With a wicked gleam in his grey eyes, he said, “We definitely need to make sure the hotel room is really nice–in case they never leave it.”

Robb flew at Jon and tackled him. Thankfully, nothing fell to the floor except the two of them, and neither of them was truly angry so they just wrestled for a moment with Jon laughing so hard the whole time that Robb finally couldn’t help laughing as well. “Idiot,” he muttered, as he stood up to let Jon off the floor. “Just shut up about my parents’ sex lives, okay? Five times. That’s all I’ve got to acknowledge, man. Five times.”

Of course, that comment caused Sansa, Arya, and even Bran to dissolve into laughter until Rickon finally asked, “Five times what? And you’re not supposed to talk about sex. Big Walder Frey got sent to the principal’s office for talking about sex to some girl on the playground. She called him a dirty liar and told the teacher!”

That stopped the laughter pretty quickly. 

“Hey, bud,” Robb said, going to put an arm around Rickon. “Whatever that Frey kid says about anything is probably wrong.” Arya was honestly quite impressed at how quickly he’d gone from total dork into mature responsible big brother mode.

Rickon looked up at Robb a moment, as if considering his words. “Yeah. He lies a lot,” he said finally. “Is it true that …”

“Later, Rickon,” Robb interrupted with only the slightest hint of red returning to his cheeks. “Ask me later. Or better yet, ask Dad.”

“Please,” Arya said. “We need to stick to the topic at hand. Mom and Dad will be home soon, and who knows when we’ll get everybody here at once and them gone again. So no more acting like idiots. Are we all good with finding someplace in the country–on a lake maybe?”

“With a great big bed …” Jon mumbled, before bursting into laughter again.

Normally, Arya loved seeing Jon’s playful, teasing side, but as Robb punched him hard in the arm, and Rickon looked as if he were trying very hard to puzzle something out, she’d had enough. “That’s it! I’m starting an idiot jar. Any time you do or say anything idiotic, you have to put at least a dollar in it—more depending on how stupid the thing that you said or did was.”

“Hear, hear!” said Sansa. She turned and pulled a little basket down off one of the shelves. “This will do for now,” she said. “We can get an official jar later. Now, let’s get this trip planned.”

All the boys adopted serious expressions, and everyone who’d been standing found places to sit. Arya looked gratefully at her sister. She couldn’t even remember the last time she’d wanted so much to just hug Sansa.

“The mountains,” Robb said. “Dad likes mountains, and it doesn’t get too warm there ever. But as long as it gets sunny and warm at all during the day, Mom will swim. You know her.”

“Yes!” Sansa nearly squealed. “And there are places with warm springs. I bet I could find someplace like that! And they could take long walks and go hiking and watch sunsets and have breakfast in bed and …”

Arya smiled as Sansa waxed poetic about the ideal vacation spot for Mom and Dad. The others actually all looked pretty excited now as she talked about it, and Arya had every confidence that their sister would get on-line and find a real-life place that wasn’t too far from the image in her head now that it seemed they’d agreed on a general idea. 

Maybe she’d keep the idiot jar (or basket), though. With this bunch, she could likely raise enough to do a vacation for the entire family next in no time at all. 

anonymous asked:

Jonsa for the ultimate ship meme? :)

Thanks babe

General:

  • Rate the Ship -  
    Awful | Ew | No pics pls | I’m not comfortable | Alright | I like it! | Got Pics? | Let’s do it! | Why is this not getting more attention?! | The OTP to rule all other OTPs
  • How long will they last? -  Until the day they die, these kids are commited to one another. It’s a ride or die kinda thing
  • How quickly did/will they fall in love? - It’ll take a while since their first couple interactions are stiff and weird and overall very stressful.
  • How was their first kiss? -  awKWARD AS HELL, poor Jon’s just awkward. They did better the second time around though! Not all hope is lost!

Wedding:

  • Who proposed? - Jon proposes, but the marriage is Sansa’s idea. She also bought the ring that Jon proposed with.
  • Who is the best man/men? - Sam, Bran, Tormund(he throws the bachelors party), Edd. Robb has a weird superstition and refuses to be a part of the wedding party, he brings a bible to the reception just in case.
  • Who is the bride’s maid(s)? - Arya(begrudgingly), Brienne, Meera. None of them wear a dress. Sansa finds grey hairs after trying to force Arya into a skirt.
  • Who did the most planning? - Sansa planned everything down to the last stitch on every napkin. Jon still doesn’t know what a table runner is. “Why would you want someone to run on the table??” help him
  • Who stressed the most? - Jon, cause boy is lost and confused, he still hasn’t recovered from their disastrous wedding practice. Sorry Ghost but you’re a sucky flowergirl
  • How fancy was the ceremony? -  
    Back of a pickup truck | 2 | 3 | 4 | Normal Church Wedding | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Kate and William wish they were this big.
  • Who was specifically not invited to the wedding? - Littledick

Sex:

  • Who is on top? - The like to switch it up but usually Jon
  • Who is the one to instigate things? - Sansa can’t keep her hands to herself, Jon’s butt is too cute (It’s her phone wallpaper shhh)
  • How healthy is their sex life? -
    Barely touch themselves let alone each other | 2 | 3 | 4 | Once a couple weeks, nothing overboard | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | They are humping each other on the couch right now
  • How kinky are they? -
    Straight missionary with the lights off | 2 | 3 | 4 | Might try some butt stuff and toys | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Don’t go into the sex dungeon without a horse’s head
  • How long do they normally last? - Depends on how much time they have.
  • Do they make sure each person gets an equal amount of orgasms? - Of course, they’ll fight over it if not
  • How rough are they in bed? -
    Softer than a butterfly on the back of a bunny | 2 | 3 | 4 | The bed’s shaking and squeaking every time | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Their dirty talk is so vulgar it’d make Dwayne Johnson blush. Also, the wall’s so weak it could collapse the next time they do it.
  • How much cuddling/snuggling do they do? -
    No touching after sex | 2 | 3 | 4 | A little spooning at night, or on the couch, but not in public | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | They snuggle and kiss more often than a teen couple on their fifth date to a pillow factory.

Children:

  • How many children will they have naturally? - five or more cause they don’t know when to stop. They just jump on each other like a couple of rabbits
  • How many children will they adopt? - They’ll keep at least four kids as wards at a time.
  • Who gets stuck with the most diapers? - Sansa
  • Who is the stricter parent? - Sansa
  • Who stops the kid(s) from doing dangerous stunts after school? - Both of them, Arya’s no longer allowed to pick them up.
  • Who remembers to pack the lunch(es)? - Jon, Sansa’s still in bed
  • Who is the more loved parent? - “Aunt Arya cause she’s fun”
  • Who is more likely to attend the PTA meetings? - Sansa is the president of the Parent Council
  • Who cried the most at graduation? - JON NO DOUBT. Sansa brought a tissue box for him. She had to call Sam halfway through to bring a second one. 
  • Who is more likely to bail the child(ren) out of trouble with the law? - Pfft their kids are too smart for that… They just call Auntie Arya

Cooking:

  • Who does the most cooking? -  JOn. Sansa is horrid, she never learned.
  • Who is the most picky in their food choice? - Sansa, she just prefers to try and eat healthy thank you very much.
  • Who does the grocery shopping? - Sansa who won’t stop buying low-fat EVERYTHING and lemoncakes, which completely cancel out the healthier purchases. Don’t tell her that though. 
  • How often do they bake desserts? - Lemoncakes are the only thing Sansa can bake, AND BOI…You’re not gonna forget that cause she makes them NON STOP. THERE ARE TOO MANY. SEND HELP
  • Are they more of a meat lover or a salad eater? - Sansa insists salad, but Jon knows she’ll never turn down a steak…or ribs, or wing, or chicken, or….Sansa just really loves meat shh
  • Who is more likely to surprise the other(s) with an anniversary dinner? - Sansa, she burns everything. Jon eats it anyway.
  • Who is more likely to suggest going out? - Sansa all day everyday. She lives for this. 
  • Who is more likely to burn the house down accidentally while cooking? - Jon, Sansa is too nervous to leave the oven alone. Though Arya, who NEVER leaves, is responsible for the weird burn mark on the ceiling.

Chores:

  • Who cleans the room? - Sansa, Jon could live in a pig sty and not see a problem.
  • Who is really against chores? - neither, they both understand that they need order in their lives. Arya the resident gremlin, as Sansa puts it, refuses to lift a finger
  • Who cleans up after the pets? - Jon, since Ghost is technically HIS dog, as Sansa likes to remind him every time he treks in mud.
  • Who is more likely to sweep everything under the rug? - JON. most likely??? that’s his prefer method of cleaning
  • Who stresses the most when guests are coming over? - They usually go out and the only person that comes over often is Arya. I mean Arya pretty much has her own room. She has no standards. She’s slept in a bathtub cause she was too stubbourn to let Sansa kick her out.
  • Who found a dollar between the couch cushions while cleaning? - Jon. Arya called dibs though

Misc:

  • Who takes the longer showers/baths? - JONNY BOY. He conditions twice
  • Who takes the dog out for a walk? - They go together cause they’re mushy and gross, they always hold hands as well ew
  • How often do they decorate the room/house for the holidays? - They have a different tablecloths, blankets, towels and decorations for EVERY holiday. “Groundhog day is not a holiday Sansa” “Then why is it on the calender??”
  • What are their goals for the relationship? - be more #married than their originals Ned x Cat. Idek if you can get more #married then them.
  • Who is most likely to sleep till noon? - Sansa doesn’t like to leave bed, it’s too cozy
  • Who plays the most pranks? - HA. They both suck at pranks. Arya destroys them regularly. Sansa can never look at the colour purple the same. It took Jon two weeks to regrow his beard to its former glory. He was not amused.

Arya was always meant to be a Water Dancer. That was always her path. 

DredgenWard posited a great theory/argument that could be revealed in the upcoming episode.

I’ve always had a problem with the way the Faceless Men seemed to reward Arya for failing to follow orders by advancing her to the next stages of training. It wasn’t until the other day when I rewatched S6E06 “Blood of my Blood” that Arya never stopped her water dancing lessons with Syrio Forel/Jaqen H'ghar, and just completed her final test.

“Just so. Opening your eyes is all that is needing. The heart lies and the head plays tricks with us, but the eyes see true. Look with your eyes. Hear with your ears. Taste with your mouth. Smell with your nose. Feel with your skin. Then comes the thinking, afterward, and in that way knowing the truth.”

“Just so,” said Arya, grinning. (Arya IV AGOT)


This is a water dancer’s greatest tool, but also the hardest to learn to use. Arya’s blindness allowed her to learn how to uses these physical senses to understand the world around her. The montage with the Waif fighting Arya in the show was a good depiction of Arya learning to use her senses to compensate for the lack of sight, but Blind Beth in ADWD also provides an example of the way Arya has begun to use all of her senses together to make sense of her world.

The blind girl rolled onto her side, sat up, sprang to her feet, stretched. Her bed was a rag-stuffed mattress on a shelf of cold stone, and she was always stiff and tight when she awakened. She padded to her basin on small, bare, callused feet, silent as a shadow, splashed cool water on her face, patted herself dry. Ser Gregor, she thought. Dunsen, Raff the Sweetling. Ser Ilyn, Ser Meryn, Queen Cersei. Her morning prayer. Or was it? No, she thought, not mine. I am no one. That is the night wolf’s prayer. Someday she will find them, hunt them, smell their fear, taste their blood. Someday.

She found her smallclothes in a pile, sniffed at them to make sure they were fresh enough to wear, donned them in her darkness. Her servant’s garb was where she’d hung it—a long tunic of undyed wool, roughspun and scratchy. She snapped it out and pulled it down over her head with one smooth practiced motion. Socks came last. One black, one white. The black one had stitching round the top, the white none; she could feel which was which, make sure she got each sock on the right leg. Skinny as they were, her legs were strong and springy and growing longer every day. She was glad of that. A water dancer needs good legs. Blind Beth was no water dancer, but she would not be Beth forever. (The Blind Girl, ADWD).



The purpose of training potential water dancers in the guise of the Faceless Men is to find out if the student’s personal identity is strong enough to keep true to who you are despite what face you’re wearing and who you’re pretending to be. The result of each of Arya’s attempts to become “no one”, is an even deeper connection to her true identity.

Winterfell, she might have said. I smell snow and smoke and pine needles. I smell the stables. I smell Hodor laughing, and Jon and Robb battling in the yard, and Sansa singing about some stupid lady fair. I smell the crypts where the stone kings sit, I smell hot bread baking, I smell the godswood. I smell my wolf, I smell her fur, almost as if she were still beside me. “I don’t smell anything,” she said, to see what he would say.

“You lie,” he said, “but you may keep your secrets if you wish, Arya of House Stark.” He only called her that when she displeased him. “You know that you may leave this place. You are not one of us, not yet. You may go home anytime you wish.”

“You told me that if I left, I couldn’t come back.”

“Just so.”

Those words made her sad. Syrio used to say that too, Arya remembered. He said it all the time. Syrio Forel had taught her needlework and died for her. “I don’t want to leave.”



Arya believes she needs to become “no one” to become a Faceless Man, but what she doesn’t realize is the Faceless Men are called “no one” because they are the dead bodies whose faces are added to the Hall. Her teacher is displeased because Arya refuses to say what what she’s thinking instead of what she thinks he wants her to say.

“Watching is not seeing, dead girl. The water dancer sees. Come, put down the sword, it is time for listening now.”

She followed him over to the wall, where he settled onto a bench. “Syrio Forel was first sword to the Sealord of Braavos, and are you knowing how that came to pass?”

“You were the finest swordsman in the city.”

“Just so, but why? Other men were stronger, faster, younger, why was Syrio Forel the best? I will tell you now.” He touched the tip of his little finger lightly to his eyelid. “The seeing, the true seeing, that is the heart of it.

"Hear me. The ships of Braavos sail as far as the winds blow, to lands strange and wonderful, and when they return their captains fetch queer animals to the Sealord’s menagerie. Such animals as you have never seen, striped horses, great spotted things with necks as long as stilts, hairy mouse-pigs as big as cows, stinging manticores, tigers that carry their cubs in a pouch, terrible walking lizards with scythes for claws. Syrio Forel has seen these things.

"On the day I am speaking of, the first sword was newly dead, and the Sealord sent for me. Many bravos had come to him, and as many had been sent away, none could say why. When I came into his presence, he was seated, and in his lap was a fat yellow cat. He told me that one of his captains had brought the beast to him, from an island beyond the sunrise. ‘Have you ever seen her like?’ he asked of me.

"And to him I said, 'Each night in the alleys of Braavos I see a thousand like him,’ and the Sealord laughed, and that day I was named the first sword.”

Arya screwed up her face. “I don’t understand.”

Syrio clicked his teeth together. “The cat was an ordinary cat, no more. The others expected a fabulous beast, so that is what they saw. How large it was, they said. It was no larger than any other cat, only fat from indolence, for the Sealord fed it from his own table. What curious small ears, they said. Its ears had been chewed away in kitten fights. And it was plainly a tomcat, yet the Sealord said 'her,’ and that is what the others saw. Are you hearing?”

Arya thought about it. “You saw what was there.”

“Just so. Opening your eyes is all that is needing. The heart lies and the head plays tricks with us, but the eyes see true. Look with your eyes. Hear with your ears. Taste with your mouth. Smell with your nose. Feel with your skin. Then comes the thinking, afterward, and in that way knowing the truth.”

“Just so,” said Arya, grinning. (Arya IV, AGOT)


When Arya goes to see the play to kill Lady Crane, she is up close to where Cersei’s monologue lamenting the death of Joffery takes place. Just off stage, the other actress that paid to have Lady Crane killed is mouthing the causing Ayra to start thinking about her own reasons behind wanting Cersei dead.

After the play Arya runs into Lady Crane ends up asking Arya how she would change the part where Cersei reacts to Joffery’s death. Arya’s answer make her understand that she has experienced the same loss and pain that Cersei did. Her final lesson from Syrio is showing mercy to those who have already suffered enough for what they’ve done. The important truth Arya figures out was even the ones we hate still suffer the same way we do, and taking a life is just as important as know when to grant mercy.

This will give Arya the water magic to change her face at will without the need of a mask, and she will kill the Waif before stepping onto a ship to Westeros.

Syrio sets up Arya being a futre sword of Braavos the first time we meet him in A Game of Thrones too.

“Boy, girl,” Syrio Forel said. “You are a sword, that is all.” He clicked his teeth together. “Just so, that is the grip. You are not holding a battle-axe, you are holding a—”

“—needle,” Arya finished for him, fiercely.

“Just so. Now we will begin the dance. Remember, child, this is not the iron dance of Westeros we are learning, the knight’s dance, hacking and hammering, no. This is the bravo’s dance, the water dance, swift and sudden. All men are made of water, do you know this? When you pierce them, the water leaks out and they die.” He took a step backward, raised his own wooden blade. “Now you will try to strike me.” (Arya II, AGOT)

Another interesting reference:

Arya lowered the splintery point toward the ground. “How did you know I was here?”

“A man sees. A man hears. A man knows.”

She regarded him suspiciously. Had the gods sent him? “How’d you make the dog kill Weese? Did you call Rorge and Biter up from hell? Is Jaqen H'ghar your true name?”

“Some men have many names. Weasel. Arry. Arya.”

She backed away from him, until she was pressed against the heart tree. “Did Gendry tell?”

“A man knows,” he said again. “My lady of Stark.”


Syrio Forel’s wooden sword is splintered in two when Arya last saw him, and now Arya has a wooden sword with a splintery point, she lowers it to the ground after seeing Jaqen like the broken piece that fell from Syrio’s wooden sword. (similar to the piece missing on the Titan of Braavos statue “Arya” was staring at in the last episode).

Jaqen H'ghar is from Lorath as such, he always refers to himself in 3rd person.

The only time he refers to himself in the first person is when he uses a first person possessive pronoun expressing a personal connection to Arya.

“My lady of Stark.”

In my mind, the most amazing and bittersweet ending of game of thornes is seeing Winterfell with starks children like it was at the beginning of the story. You know who shares that same dream as me? Jon snow and Sansa Stark: 

“ I might someday hold a son of my own blood in my arms. A son was something Jon Snow had never dared dream of, since he decided to live his life on the Wall. I could name him Robb…” - jon snow 

  If I give him sons, he may come to love me. She would name them Eddard and Brandon and Rickon and Robb, and raise them all to be as valiant as Ser Loras.And to hate Lannisters, too. In Sansa’s dreams, her children looked just like the brothers she had lost. Sometimes there was even a girl who looked like Arya.” - Sansa stark 

Now not only is amazing how they have the same dream of re-do Winterfell like it was before everything fell apart. But who is missing from that fantasy?  yes its eachothers,but why? Because they never had seen oneanother as family! People think if  jon  is doing  “incesty” love   it will be with Arya because in the books he thinks about her always but i think thats the reason why they could never work. They both see eachother as siblings the transiction to lovers would be a stab in the back for the readers: a CERSEI AND JAMIE but as stark! The shame, all the familiar love that makes the starks so amazing would be tainted. As Arya NEVER called Jon half-brother, never makes that distinction, but Sansa did. Sansa never saw jon as her real family. Its like Ned never calling Jon son (R+L=J). Its in the words GRRM use that the story is being told. 

Jon and sansa never thought about one another in a sibling way, never saw another as family. The reader wuold be bitter about them for sure ( who is happy about incest?) but it would not ruin a relationship that never was written in the first place.

Now dont get me wrong jon and sansa would NOT get married for love. It will be for duty, and really who in the books have more of a sense of duty then jon and sansa? Jon was willing to never have children and a wife for the night watch. Sansa talks about her duty as a wife since the first book ( I was meant to have his babies….or what if i dont give him a son?) 

Arya (but Daenerys too) never have this type of thoughts. They are passionate, in the long run ( or even at  first) they would get resentful and bitter about a political union with someone they dont love ( in the show you can see how dany is afraid of this). 


Sansa grew up with her mother sense of duty and family ( everyone and some can see the similiarity between sansa and her mother). She has learned that passion and love can take time, so a political marriage for her would not be that hard. But lets talk about the real issue people have with jon/sansa: 

 Jon would never marry is cousin,because incest is not is way:

 what if he finds the truth about his mother before meeting Daenerys. Then they meet and he is attracted to her? jon fighting is attraction for his aunt. And lets be real GRRM would not lose the opportunity of jon being conflicted about his love for his hot aunt . So Jon falls for Dany and they have the most romantic love, but both are heroes, they have to fight the others, so they cant both survive .i know people think Jon will be king, Dany is queen and Tyron will be the hand, but come on! this is Game of thrones and GRRM promised a bittersweet ending not the dinsey type of ending. If dany and jon happens the reader would had to swallow Jon and Sansa  ( because GRRM could always say: why jon with is aunt is romantic but jon with his cousin is creepy?, and he will be right. The incest thing wouldnt mean anything after jon and dany. The icky factor would be less shocking ( jon fell in love with his aunt, why cant he marry for duty is cousin?).  This just to say:this is all speculation but if by the end of season 7 sansa stays alive then this could very well happen.  The last book is called “ A promise of Spring” , the hope of happiness and if it not jon and sansa as cat and ned 2.0 married for duty but falling in love in time, i dont know what is.

I repeat: 

This is all speculation, wishfull thinking really. But How amazing and poetic would it be if the last scene of game of thrones is Sansa and Jon looking down at their children playing, and Jon saying to Sansa: “ a raven came this morning, a white raven, Spring is here” and they smile to oneanother.

a/n: the basis for this fic came to me in a dream, which goes to show how much time i spend obsessed with devoted to this show, and how cathartic it would be to see jon deck littlefinger in the face. in any case, the seed was planted, so here’s the garden.

dedicated to @maybedeadbutstillpretty–thanks for the beta!

hadn’t she seen?

[jonxsansa, ~4k]

when the smoke is in your eyes
you look so alive

—the 1975

He had seen it as soon as he could, when the battle was done and wounds were being tended to. He saw it through the snow that fell upon them, saw it through the smoke that curled in the air from the burning bodies of the fallen in the distance. It was never any secret that Ned Stark’s bastard favored him in looks so there could be no mistake to whom the boy belonged, but Petyr never imagined it would matter to him.

But when he sees Sansa beside the boy, her spine as ramrod straight as her mother’s had been, and his black hair wild and grey eyes stoic as any Stark’s, Petyr is thrust into his boyhood again, watching a woman he couldn’t have standing beside the man who could.

Not that either of them know. But Petyr knows, and it’s enough to shake his usual ease.

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Tywin x Stark!Reader pt. 3

((Here ya go! I hope you all like it! For my first request since my return, I think I did pretty good. I wasn’t too sure what to write for this sooo I just…wrote the first idea that popped into my head that I liked haha))

Pt. 1 and 2:

http://letsasoiaftogether.tumblr.com/post/144310563466/prequel-to-tywin-x-reader

http://letsasoiaftogether.tumblr.com/post/144110519465/tywin-x-reader

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More Stark/Martell comparisons

“This is what I have to do. For Dorne. For my father. For Cletus and Will and Maester Kedry.”

“They’re dead,” said Gerris. “They won’t care.”

“All dead,” Quentyn agreed. “For what? To bring me here, so I might wed the dragon queen. A grand adventure, Cletus called it. Demon roads and stormy seas, and at the end of it the most beautiful woman in the world. A tale to tell our grandchildren. But Cletus will never father a child, unless he left a bastard in the belly of that tavern wench he liked. Will will never have his wedding. Their deaths should have some meaning.”

A Dance With Dragons, The Spurned Suitor


“Peace,” said her uncle Brynden. “Peace is sweet, my lady … but on what terms? It is no good hammering your sword into a plowshare if you must forge it again on the morrow.”

“What did Torrhen and my Eddard die for, if I am to return to Karhold with nothing but their bones?” asked Rickard Karstark.

“Aye,” said Lord Bracken. “Gregor Clegane laid waste to my fields, slaughtered my smallfolk, and left Stone Hedge a smoking ruin. Am I now to bend the knee to the ones who sent him? What have we fought for, if we are to put all back as it was before?”

A Game of Thrones, Catelyn XI




“Are you hungry, my prince?”

“I have hungered for a long time. Though not for food. Pray tell me, when will the justice be served?”

A Storm of Swords, Tyrion V


The yellow skull was melting too, and the kindliest old man that she had ever seen was smiling down at her. “No one has ever tried to eat my worm before,” he said. “Are you hungry, child?”

Yes, she thought, but not for food.

A Feast for Crows, Arya I


Of course we have Ellaria and Catelyn’s famous monologues, but I also like the comparison of Catelyn and Doran, both who have a strong desire for justice to be served, but their need for vengeance is tempered by their duty to those they feel responsible for. For Catelyn, she does seem concerned with all the deaths war would cause,

“Robb, if that sword could bring him back, I should never let you sheathe it until Ned stood at my side once more … but he is gone, and a hundred Whispering Woods will not change that. Ned is gone, and Daryn Hornwood, and Lord Karstark’s valiant sons, and many other good men besides, and none of them will return to us. Must we have more deaths still?”

A Game of Thrones, Catelyn XI

but her family’s livelihood takes far greater precedence to her than the potential innocent lives lost in a conflict. Her chapters are full of these two conflicting desires: to take vengeance (killing Jaime, for example), or protect the lives of her children. And she chooses her love for and duty to her children every time…until she no longer has children.

“If I could wish the Kingslayer back in chains I would. You freed him without my knowledge or consent … but what you did, I know you did for love. For Arya and Sansa, and out of grief for Bran and Rickon. Love’s not always wise, I’ve learned. It can lead us to great folly, but we follow our hearts … wherever they take us. Don’t we, Mother?" 

A Storm of Swords, Catelyn II

"She wants her son alive, or the men who killed him dead,” said the big man. “She wants to feed the crows, like they did at the Red Wedding. Freys and Boltons, aye.

A Feast for Crows, Brienne VIII

Doran is very similar to Catelyn in this: grief fueling his vengeance, and the only thing that stays his hand is the innocent lives he is responsible for: not just his own children, but all the people 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.

A Dance with Dragons, The Watcher

The biggest difference between the two is that Catelyn commits to vengeance when she thinks she has no more children, and therefore nothing to temper her and nothing to lose, while Doran commits to his vengeance when he thinks his irreconcilable desires are now reconcilable: that he can have his vengeance with minimal bloodshed thanks to Daenerys and her dragons. 

The board is set going into TWOW, and Doran has a lot to lose. Will he react to Quentyn’s death like Catelyn would, and hold his other children closer, or will he react as Robb, to fight not just for justice, but to give Quentyn’s death meaning? 

anonymous asked:

st wanted to tell you that your essay on Sansa´s neglect by her family is fantastic! I´m ashamed to admit that at my first reading of the books I didn´t like Sansa very much. But now she is my favourite character (next to Arya - yes, I love them both!). Thank your very much for your intelligent and insightful post! I wish every ASOIAF fan would read this and stop talking mean things about Sansa...

Thank you!

I’ll admit, my first reading of the books, I had a hard time swallowing Sansa too (though I didn’t dislike her). I had issues with other characters too (including Arya and Jon). And I think some of the issues with Sansa people have are easy to understand. Like, there is the problem with narrative bias, where we know all these things Sansa doesn’t know thanks to Ned, Catelyn, Bran, Tyrion, and Arya, and so when you go from Bran being pushed out a window because he saw Jaime and Cersei together, Arya seeing Joffrey act like such a shit to Robb, and Ned and Cat knowing that the Lannisters are pulling shit, then see Sansa being all, “Isn’t it all lovely?” (especially after the Trident scene) you’re all, “Ugh! WRONG WRONG WRONG!”

And yeah, Sansa has her worst moment in AGOT. Though to me, it’s not going to Cersei or saying she didn’t remember what happened with Mycah (to me that decision was not just the best decision, but the only viable one), but this:

“It won’t be so bad, Sansa,” Arya said. “We’re going to sail on a galley. It will be an adventure, and then we’ll be with Bran and Robb again, and Old Nan and Hodor and the rest.” She touched her on the arm.
“Hodor!” Sansa yelled. “You ought to marry Hodor, you’re just like him, stupid and hairy and ugly!” She wrenched away from her sister’s hand, stormed into her bedchamber, and barred the door behind her.” — A Game of Thrones

Like, holy hot damn. Like, on one hand I totally get that Sansa has just been dealt a startlingly shitty blow and is being treated like crap. But on the other, the only one who isn’t being a complete shit to her in that situation is, in fact, Arya, who is being kind and genuinely trying to comfort her. And when you see ugly moments like that, it’s really hard to get on board when coupled by our superior knowledge of the situation and Sansa’s seeming obliviousness.

And frankly, I feel like the (ridiculous) pressures Sansa is under during all this are not as easy to relate to for a modern audience. When Sansa seems like the popular pretty girl who is trying to live the fairy tale dream in the midst of a lot of underdogs, yeah, it’s hard to keep these things in mind. It also helps that as of the first book, most of what we see is through the Stark lens. Like, there is the pressure to be perfect all the time, to navigate this fraught world, to deal with all this shit. But Sansa’s world seems rose-tinted near the end. When you compare that to Arya feeling rejected for being a tomboy (especially with our modern love for a rebel and rejection of traditional feminine norms), or Jon being lower status for being a bastard, or Tyrion rejected for being a dwarf, it’s kind of hard to look at the pretty, popular girl who talks about her handsome prince (whom we know is really a shit) and completely sympathize with her.

And, frankly, there is the modern misconception, (tinged with a strong dose of misogyny masquerading as feminism), that the things Sansa cares about are trivial. But when you actually look at the situation and environment, they’re actually…. really… not… like, not even a little.

Because the politically fraught problems Sansa has to deal with even from the beginning, they’re not often explored from this perspective. They’re not as familiar. To many, it’s easy to see Sansa’s problems in the first book as problems of the 1%. And it doesn’t help that she doesn’t give the fan favorite characters what they want.

Unfortunately, this leads to a lot of people carrying this impression over to other books and refusing to reflect or consider the underlying issues later on (which is where people start to piss me off where Sansa is involved). 

And yet, under the veneer of the medieval culture and the antiquated roles that Sansa seems to naturally fall into, her problems even in the first book suddenly become more understandable upon examination. Like, many of her issues with Arya… Frankly, there are quite a few things Sansa says/thinks about Arya that are true. Arya does do things like randomly talk about how Jon thinks Joffrey looks like a girl in a room where HIS SISTER IS SITTING. I’m sorry, but that’s… That’s behavior that totally warrants the reaction, “Oh god, what if she does something embarrassing or inappropriate?” Keep in mind, I do love Arya. And Arya is a kid. But she does do and say some incredibly inappropriate stuff in really bad settings. And when you take that into account, suddenly some of Sansa’s thoughts in the first half of the book don’t seem so uncharitable. 

And, let’s face it, we’ve all been in high pressure situations where we felt out of our depth, and have been required to impress people. And that’s Sansa’s whole situation. We’ve had that person whom we’re worried will mess up our chances of making the good impression we need to make. That’s something we’ve all had to deal with, and Sansa in A Game of Thrones, represents that more than anything. She just has the added pressure of being legal property and having no idea what the fuck is going on. 

But honestly, the fact that people can’t and/or refuse to re-examine Sansa’s stuff in A Game of Thrones is when I get super mad. Like, if Sansa’s not your favorite character, or you think she’s boring (I have friends who feel this way), no problem. I have characters I feel that way about. But when it becomes bile or outright false bullshit like “She’s stupid and doesn’t develop at all and never learns!”, or horrific shit like, “She was a bitch for not loving/bowing to Tyrion!”, that’s when I get pissed.

There are more people who get to love both Stark sisters. I like/love both Stark sisters (when I played WoW, my primary character was a human hunter named Arya Stark with a wolf named Nymeria). But the stuff leveled at Sansa just brings out the Mama Wolf in me. 

And I honestly don’t get why people can’t love them both. I feel like the people who like one and hate the other are exactly the sort of people their favorite Stark sister would hate with a fiery passion. 

anonymous asked:

Sansa is Ned's bastard and Jon is the trueborn Stark. :)

the sansa snow au, ft. arya, angst, and a hopeful af ending <3

this ‘verse headcanon: sansa, jon, and robb are all about the same age. jon and robb are twins, and jon is the eldest.

Sansa had won the honor of chasing Arya today, and chase she did, through the courtyard and the stables, up and around the battlements. She wrangled Arya off wooden rafters before breakfast, and shooed her out of the East-facing tower after lunch, and barely kept her from tearing right through the pig pens in her haste to shake Sansa’s heated pursuit afterwards. And it was there, between filth and the hay-covered cobblestone, where Sansa had to let Arya slip free from her sight. She sighed, and gathered her skirts up.

It was unpleasant work, herding Arya like a particularly disobedient cat, but it was familiar, Sansa had to admit. Annoyingly so. She loved Arya, of course, in the way an older sibling loved her younger, but, by the tail end of breakfast, she wanted nothing more than to throttle her contemptuous little sister who never, ever wanted to listen to anyone. Unless, of course, they were giving her lessons on varied and vile topics.

When Sansa finally found her charge again, after half an hour of searching, it was with the smithy: a gray-haired man named Bryon who surely thought it delightfully innocent that the little lady of Winterfell wanted to know of steel and swordsmithing. Sansa disagreed.

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‘’Sandor Clegane cantered briskly through the gates astride Sansa’s chestnut courser. The girl was seated behind, both arms tight around the Hound’s chest.

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Clegane lifted her to the ground. His white cloak was torn and stained, and blood seeped through a jagged tear on his left sleeve. “The little bird’s bleeding. Someone take her back to her cage and see to that cut.”

He risked his life when he went back for Sansa. Now, why do you think he would do something like that? Because deep inside he cares. He also doesn’t hold back on calling her ‘little bird’ in front of Tyrion and everyone who was present there. He was wounded himself. Notice that Sansa is the one holding on to him and not the reverse. 

After being saved from the mob, it’s no wonder that she later thinks of him as her savior. It’s as close as a song as it gets, though it’s also violent and scary. Her memories of the riot show how terrified she was, and in the moment when she thought her death is a certainty… Ser Not-A-Ser came to her rescue, slashing hands and people with his sword.

1. When Cersei says  why Ilyn Payne is there, Sansa wishes it was the Hound.

2. When she sees how pathetic Dontos is she wishes he had the Hound’s ferocity.

3.When she is anxious about meeting Margaery she wishes he was still around. 

4.During her wedding ceremony she thinks Tyrion is even uglier than Sandor, and recounts her dreams of her marriage day (with a man who is tall and strong who would cover her in his cloak and take her under his protection) and sort of rejects Tyrion’s cloak. The cloak symbolism has been discussed by others many times. To cut it short: She feels protected when Sandor gave her his cloak. In the night of BBW, after Sandor leaves his cloak behind, she covers herself in it and later keeps it with her silk dresses.

5.When Marillion hits on her, she confuses Lothor with Sandor as if she was expecting him to save her once more. 

6.The nightmare she has of her wedding night and Tyrion turns into Sandor getting in the bed and requesting his song. 

7.As Sweetrobin kisses her she shifts her mind again to the Hound.

I dare say that thinking of Sandor in moments of discomfort/distress is similar to Jaimie’s ‘go away inside’. 

She also takes his words with her and they echo in her mind on numerous occasions. 

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“The little bird still can’t bear to look at me, can she?” The Hound released her. “You were glad enough to see my face when the mob had you, though. Remember?”

It’s like saying ‘after all I’ve done for you, you still can’t see past my disfigurement or ‘no pretty faced knight saved you, I did’. He knows he is not pretty, yet he still asks her to look at him multiple times. He wants her to see him for what he is, good and bad…opposite to Tyrion’s suggestion to pretend he is someone else. And I think Sandor is frustrated when she avoids his face…because he wants her. Courting is not his best of skills. He can be cruel with his words and sometimes in the way he grabs her chin or hand, yet he calls her something sweet: ‘little bird’ and she does not get his song innuendo because she is still too young. When he tells her he’ll have a song from her one day…she innocently replies that she would sing it gladly. He doesn’t buy it.

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‘’You think that makes me some monster. Well, maybe it does, but I saved your sister’s life too. The day the mob pulled her off her horse, I cut through them and brought her back to the castle, else she would have gotten what Lollys Stokeworth got. And she sang for me. You didn’t know that, did you? Your sister sang me a sweet little song.“

To me it sounds like he is proud of saving Sansa. He’s not a good man, but he is not the worse either. It also reminds me of many fairy tales: the knight/prince/hero that saves the princess’ virtue from the claws of dragons/monsters/giants. Of course Sandor is none of that, but he does behave like a true knight . Not gallant, but he can be gentle and protective. And Sansa noticed this. She understands him more than he imagines and she spent a number of nights thinking of that night he came in her room and wonders if she should have gone with him. Another fairy tail/song theme: the maid that is stolen by a hero/ the maid that runs off with her gallant knight. Ironically, if she had gone with him, they might have reached Robb and Cat and they might have died along with them at the Red Wedding.

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The horse did not make it in the drawing lol. I need bigger sheets of paper. If I had drawn this on A3 I wouldn’t have been able to fit it in my scanner.

EDIT: I had some grammar mistakes lol (I probably have more…but I am too sleepy to realize.. so forgive me if my spelling is bad…my English gets worse when I am tired )…it’s like I wrote this with my foot. Not sure it’s worthy of the meta tag (someone added it). You are all very sweet. It’s nice to meet others who share the same views.

Arya: Parallels to Eddard and Catelyn

Arya is often seen as a character who is hard to pin down, unable to be boxed; she is comprised of countless rich, dark, and endearing characteristics and emotions, many of which can be traced back to her parents’ influences. Yes, both.

Because Arya is not single-note, nor a carbon copy of Ned specifically or Cat. Arya is Arya, with a patchwork personality. And while it might be satisfying to say she’s more like this character, or a second coming of that one, it’s more interesting to find the parallels that bridge the connections between Arya and her mother and father.

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She remembered her own childish disappointment, the first time she had laid eyes on Eddard Stark. She had pictured him as a younger version of his brother Brandon, but that was wrong. Ned was shorter and plainer of face, and so somber. He spoke courteously enough, but beneath the words she sensed a coolness that was all at odds with Brandon, whose mirths had been as wild as his rages. Even when he took her maidenhood, their love had more of duty to it than of passion. We made Robb that night, though; we made a king together. And after the war, at Winterfell, I had love enough for any woman, once I found the good sweet heart beneath Ned’s solemn face. - Catelyn Stark 

He had the Stark face if not the name: long, solemn, guarded, a face that gave nothing away. Whoever his mother had been, she had left little of herself in her son.- Tyrion Lannister about Jon snow. 

This quote is so important to me, I love how  STARK  Jon is. How similiar he is to Ned not only in personality ( Ned was called the quiet Wolf, Jon called his direwolf “Ghost” because he didnt make a sound) but also in looks.  

(And LOL at the “left little of her self”part oh GRRM you troll, i love ya) 

And dont get me started on the  “we made a king togheter” part, because for me that is such a jon/sansa possibile parallel (them being responsible for the heir of the north, the whole duty before love.). 

Also i love this quote, because people believe that when Jon/D*ny happens and dany dies (she will, i can bet money on this), sansa will be jon second choice, his “consolation price”. But for me Sansa will feel just like her mother at first, she wont be happy to marry her cousin ( ex half brother).  (i also believe sansa is going to have a sweet riunion with tyrion, a romance similiar to dany/drogo, that ends in the same tragic way). 

But you know what my favorite Jon/ Ned parallel is? The fact that when both are dying they are thinking about their tully women. Thats right, Ned in all the books thinks a lot about his sister lyanna and not so much about Catelyn. But when he is dying his last toughts are about his wife: 

“The thought of Cat was as painful as a bed of nettles. He wondered where she was, what she was doing. He wondered whether he would ever see her again.” - Ned Stark.  

And interesting enough Jon almost never thinks about sansa ( not that he hates her), he thinks about Arya all the time ( just like Ned thinks about Lyanna all the time too). But before he dies he (and i was a lot surprised by this) thinks about Sansa,he links her to his Lover Yigritte! Which is more that amazing for me. 

 The Night’s Watch takes no part. He closed his fist and opened it again. What you propose is nothing less than treason. He thought of Robb, with snowflakes melting in his hair. Kill the boy and let the man be born.He thought of Bran, clambering up a tower wall, agile as a monkey. Of Rickon’s breathless laughter. Of Sansa, brushing out Lady’s coat and singing to herself.  You know nothing, Jon Snow.He thought of Arya, her hair as tangled as a bird’s nest. I made him a warm cloak of skins of the six whores who came with him to Winterfell…I want my bride back…I want my bride back…I want my bride back… 

Before someone says anything: 

Of course  the whole Jon quote is about Ar*a .Jon wish to save her from Ramsay but in the same way the whole Ned charapter and quote is about Lyanna and the promise he made to her ( jon and Ar*a relationship for me has so many parallels to the Ned and Lyanna one, I want to write a post about that too). I wanted to be clear about this before someone commented on it. for me arya is the most important person in jon life but that relationship for me is family, is two siblings thinking about oneanother, its jon thinking of home, and arya too. The idea of romantic love between the two is upsetting to me (but hey if you ship them, good for you! I support you and all that) 

Just to say: Ned thinks about his sister Lyanna a lot, not so much of Catelyn. In the same way Jon never (or almost never) thinks about Sansa, but both before dying think about them. I just think its interesting. Or i just love to search for any Cat and Ned parallels to Jon and Sansa. (lets do with both lol).

OH SHIT….. SEASON 5 IS GOING TO BE AN EPIC FANDOM MELTDOWN

NEWS FLASH: 3 WEDDINGS coming in Season 5, people!

I fully believe now that Sansa is going to be wed to Ramsay and blood is going to fucking spill all over Winterfell. Fuck, I keep having thoughts are adding to this post….sorry my fellow Petyr/Sansa buddies. Too much coffee and excitement this morning.


“Worlds are colliding,” says David Benioff, who is showrunner along with Dan Weiss. “One of the things we’ve been most excited about from the beginning of the series is we’ve had all these far-flung story lines across Westeros and Essos which almost never cross. Now some of these characters start to head on a collision course for each other.”

And that new trajectory will have an unexpected body count. Characters that are still alive in the books will die this season (don’t worry, our coverage is spoiler-free). Key storylines will deviate from Martin’s narrative in controversial ways. There’s even another wedding. Or two. Actually three (gulp!).

“With each season, the stakes get higher and higher and the war gets bloodier and bloodier,” says producer Bryan Cogman. “We’re in season 5 and there’s an expectation for big events and consequences.”


Aidan has been fairly tight lipped over Season 5 potential spoilers, even though Sophie let a few things slip here and there however still vague on details. I take that back, she’s been flat out hardcore trolling the fandom and it’s awesome.

1. Sansa is definitely filling in for Fake!Ayra. I’m betting on it now. We’re going to get Red Wedding Part 2 and the Boltons are seriously fucked.

2. Second wedding? Tommen and Margery. That’s pretty obivious.

3. Third wedding? I’m thinking this is one that is probably way in bloody left field somewhere. Outside of Sansa’s arc….who else? Dany? I doubt it. Yara Greyjoy? I’m having trouble thinking of a characters wedding that would be important.

I’m hoping they don’t marry Sansa to Sweetrobin. Since we don’t have any information about Harry the Heir or any hint that his character will be in the show…. Sansa’s only real claim to the Vale would be to marry Robin and then Robin dies. OR ( the option that would horrify and engulf the fandom in flames to my immense amusment) she marries Petyr Baelish after killing Ramsay and revealing herself as Sansa Stark. Petyr is still Lord Protector and Lord of Harrenhal and would be able to wed her. Robin is not the dying boy in the show as portrayed in the books. The Vale could still rally behind Sansa as the last Stark. Petyr is not as distrusted by the Vale lords as in the books (hence the path he takes to wed Sansa to Harry - whom they do love). He could mold and turn Robin into his puppet, so when he does come of age, he would most likely still be in Petyr’s control if he still needs the Vale by then (if he hasn’t taken the entire North by that time).

Since the three main Vale lords know and vow to keep Sansa’s secret identity and praise Ned, they would know she is going to take Winterfell back. Why would all the Vale soldiers be going with them if she and Petyr didn’t already have support and not just using Sweetrobin as means to an army? Petyr is Lord Protector, yes…but I don’t think the Vale army would go anywhere outside the Vale territories without the support of the Vale Lords. Plus, with Sansa as heir, they would have a potentially powerful ally in the Lady of Winterfell and either side with Stannis when he does venture further south… with a combined army to face Dany when the time comes.

I have to add that not only would Sansa be taking revenge on those that killed her family but it would be revenge on Petyr’s part too. Again, in the snowcastle scene he tells her, “Given the opportunity, what do we do to those who have hurt the ones we love?”. I still say Petyr had NO CLUE that Cat was going to die. He was already making plans for Sansa before her death but we never got his reaction to Cat’s death at all. He never would have wished or put her in harms way.

I can see him wanting revenge on the Boltons as much as Sansa for that. Since he knows everything ….so he has to know Ramsay is one sick fuck and that potentially Theon would be with the Boltons and might recognise Sansa.  So, I’m wondering how this is going to play out. Would he really put Sansa in potential harm with Ramsay unless he knew for SURE she would be safe? 

I have a theory, that the traumatic scene is her wedding/bedding with Ramsay and perhaps she faulters trying to kill him (not realising what she’s up against) and maybe Theon knows it’s Sansa and finally wakes up and saves her by killing Ramsay. And if she believes Theon killed her younger brothers, I could see her killing him too or Petyr doing it. D&D said characters will die this season that don’t die yet in the books, so I think it’s very up in the air right now. And Aidan is not saying shit and Sophie has toned down her trolling spoilers. 

I know other fans are saying Sansa won’t be F!Arya but will more likely observe the marriage as Littlefinger’s niece. But why would Littlefinger be there? He’s not close to the Boltons, why would they want him there? A promise of an alliance with the Vale… doesn’t make sense if Sansa isn’t being offered to the Boltons to claim Winterfell. Why would the Vale care to send their Lord Protector if Boltons were marrying a F!Arya character just introduced? IDK, maybe Petyr tries to make an alliance since they hold Winterfell now and comes to the wedding of Ramsay and some poor girl/Jeyne. Sansa will know she’s a fake. Maybe saves the girl after witnessing Ramsay doing horrific things and then Theon escapes because he and Sansa recognise each other and he goes alone to Stannis. IDK. Kinda fucks up Theon’s redemption arc with the Jeyne Poole character. So I’m still thinking Littlefinger offering his “niece” to the Boltons to solidify an alliance only to bloody massacre them is where it’s heading. I want Ramsay dead and I’d love to see Sansa or Theon kill him. It just fits in with the darker character Sansa is turing into. And if she and Petyr are tag teaming/gruesome twosome….this sounds like she is not adverse to staying with Petyr at all. She’s using him as he is using her but she apparently still sees him as her best ally right now.

As much as the fandom wants Petyr dead. I don’t think it’s gonna happen.
I think they are going to be the dark horse pair that going to be a big problem for some main characters…. I hope. Because that would make it interesting and less predictable and make for a better story.

PLUS, Varys hits the point home a few seasons ago about Littlefingers possible intentions towards Sansa. That if he marries her, he will have the North in his hands. Hence why he tries to get the Tyrells to wed her to Willas/Loras instead until Petyr figures it out and tips off the Lannisters and she’s immediately wed to Tyrion.

The fandom will flip it’s shit and I’m gonna laugh my fucking ass off while eating my bucket of popcorn laden with creepy butter and extra salt in the wounds. 

GO GRUESOME TWOSOME! I want to see Petyr and Sansa totally pair up into the goddamned awesome Dark Lords I want them to be and fuck everybodys game up!

I can’t imagine Sophie using “gruesome twosome/ amazing tag team/traumatic/hard to watch” if some serious shit wasn’t going to hit the fan.

Anxiously awaiting total GOT fandom meltdown…..

And I’m sorry/not sorry, I would definitely be down to see some of this on my telly. UNFFFFFF

NO FUCKS GIVEN

Jonsa Week Day 1 Entry: Children

Description: Sansa does best to memorize her daughters face. She may never see it again.

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He was as vigorous as he was terrifying. Sansa had never sought to draw forth the dragon, that had never been her intention, but she supposes this was a long time coming. And now, with her child’s birthright swinging in the air, Sansa worries for her dear girl.

For this ‘heir’ is not that of Aegon’s seed, but that of his half-brother’s. Jon…The name still haunts her now. After everything they have been through, to be caught like this? Or almost. Varys whispers evil little things.

Tormenting a King who has fallen ill- or so one might call love. A weakness, really, as Sansa has been told before. Only love your children, a woman, a lioness had told her once, for they are the only sacrifice worth paying heed.

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16) They are cousins. 

I have not read the books but what I have seen on tumblr about the books Jon & Sansa didn’t really have a relationship and she was awful to him lol. Yeah, maybe she talked to him once or twice when she had to, like when a lady tells you her name you say her name is pretty. Or to me it seems Jon had listened to her talk when he was around her talking to other people it seems cause she wouldn’t interact with him a lot cause of what her mother thought of him? I might be wrong. Anyway, they are cousins, actually first cousins. 

Now, its still incest but Nedd Stark parents were cousins when they married and I don’t know beyond Stark history but cousins marrying isn’t a taboo thing in this world. Like sisters and brothers being romantic and even marrying *cough cough* Lannister & Targaryen. I mean if they are cousins I don’t get huge deal. 

Now, if they had Jon/Arya relationship I could kind of see I guess but their are Jon/Arya shippers out there that feel and think Jon & Arya are endgame which can be true. I can see Jon ending up with Sansa or Arya tbh…

17) Ironic?

Sansa wants to marry a prince that is not only is really a psychopath but a bastard, and ignores a bastard and reunites and is developing a relationship with him who is really a prince (idk Lyanna & Rhaegar married & someone correct me but I think Jon is a prince lol).

Originally posted by casydean23

18) Nedd Stark’s Wanted Match For Sansa

Nedd had bad feeling about Joffrey. He saw through the kid. Sansa was thirteen though and did not listen. The point is Nedd Stark wanted Sansa to be with a man who was brave, gentle, & strong and so far only guy in Sansa’s life that matches that is Jon. The only other guy is Tyrion but idk if Sansa & Tyrion will reunite and happen and I feel Sansa didn’t appreciate Tyrion that much imo…but I am Dany & Tyrion shipper lol.

19) Tully & Stark 

Sansa is a Stark but I feel she is just like Cat. She has that Tully. Jon is a Stark technically and acts like Nedd and prob little Rhaegar but how he was raised he acts more like Nedd (which why I think maybe being Rhaegar son & not Nedd’s son will hit him hard.) 

Jonsa just has that Tully/Stark vibe that fits like the last puzzle piece in a puzzle like how Nedd & Cat worked.

20) Queen & King of North

Now, Jon & Sansa don’t have to even marry. I think it would be cool if they are just like hey we King & Queen of North deal with it lol. 

21) Creepo Finger

I mean first, he was always trying get middle of Cat & Nedd & now he gonna try get in middle of Sansa & Jon. Its just dude the Tully women are always going to pick the Stark just I just can’t with this pedophile creep…but its just coincidence he gonna try do same thing he did in his generation???

22) Jon Snow Stark-Targaryen?

If Sansa still does have resentment towards Jon cause he was a bastard then him actually being a Stark/Targaryen will release some tension. Her father was just not breaking his promise for his sis. He didn’t betray her mom in any way. Plus, she might look at Jon in another light. 

23) Jon see’s only Sansa

I can list all the reasons I loathe P*tyr & Sansa pair but one I will list is that LF does not see Sansa. He doesn’t see Sansa and I kind of don’t get why people don’t get that. LF see’s a daughter him & Cat never had that he tries to get with every chance he has.

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Also teenage fantasy & a young Cat. Like I bet if we saw through LF eyes we would see a young Cat and not even Sansa. 

The point is LF doesn’t see Sansa, he see’s Cat and that is fucked up. If she looked more like Nedd and didn’t look like Cat or wasn’t Cat daughter he would have treated her worst. Sansa deserves a person who see’s just her. Not her mom that they wished they got with and was obsessed with.

Jon see’s Sansa not Cat. Now a lot of anti Jon & Sansa shippers say he would be repulsed by Sansa cause she does look like her mother like how Jon looks like Nedd…but I think some forget Jon isn’t that type of person. He is not the type to be repulsed or mean to Sansa cause of what Cat did to Jon. Jon KNOWS HOW THAT FEELS! TO BE TREATED DIFFERNTLY CAUSE OF SOMEONE ELSE’S ACTIONS!! SO JON DOING THAT TO SANSA FOR ME WOULD BE OUT OF CHARACTER.

Jon looks at Sansa he see’s Sansa and who she is and still learning who she really is has a person.

Sansa looks at Jon and see’s Jon and who he is and still learning who he really is has a person.

Creepofinger see’s Sansa & even Jon & see’s young Cat & Nedd back from the dead & has to find ways to bring the apart. 0_0 

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24) Jon Marrying Sansa’s in Stark History??

Lord Jonnel Stark married Lady Sansa Stark 

Like is this thing? Like on Vampire Diaries Elena & Stefan  descendants have always fallen in love with each other or married in history??

Is it like that?

George what you doing???

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tishtriya  asked:

I'm new to your Tumblr, so don't know whether you've answered this before. 😅 If Jon hadn't asked to take the black, what do you think Ned would have in store for him? How would that affect the North's prospects in the War of the five kings?

Well, that’s the thing. Ned doesn’t seem to have had any real plans for Jon. In AGOT Catelyn I and Eddard I – the chapters before the arrival of the royal party and right when they get there – Ned doesn’t mention or even think of Jon Snow once.

And as for Jon himself:

“I want to serve in the Night’s Watch, Uncle.”
He had thought on it long and hard, lying abed at night while his brothers slept around him. Robb would someday inherit Winterfell, would command great armies as the Warden of the North. Bran and Rickon would be Robb’s bannermen and rule holdfasts in his name. His sisters Arya and Sansa would marry the heirs of other great houses and go south as mistress of castles of their own. But what place could a bastard hope to earn?

–AGOT, Jon I

So if Ned had vouchsafed any plans to Jon at any time, this is where Jon would have thought of them. The fact that he doesn’t, that he has no idea what his future could be and can only hope to serve in the Night’s Watch, tells us that Ned never gave Jon any help on this subject.

The only thing that gives us any clue is in the Catelyn II chapter, right before Maester Luwin tells Cat and Ned that Jon wants to take the black:

“He and Robb are close,” Ned said. “I had hoped…”

Hoped what? We don’t know, Ned’s cut off here, and it’s not his POV. (And he almost never thinks of Jon afterwards, with no “if only”s except for wishing to talk to him before he dies.) But as a guess – since Ned says that Jon and Robb are close, his hope may have been that Jon would serve as Robb’s adviser and lieutenant, perhaps similar to the way Brandon Snow served Torrhen Stark.

Which isn’t much of a plan, honestly. Maybe Ned also hoped to include a small grant of land and a betrothal arrangement, the sort of thing a responsible father would do for his bastard. (I mean, if you’re going to raise him with your children, why not follow through with all the rest?) But more likely Ned just hadn’t thought of the future at all, as he persistently thought of his children as children even though Robb was 14 and Sansa 11, the ages when betrothals are often made. (See Brandon and Catelyn, betrothed at 14 and 12, respectively. Heck, Rickard Karstark had offered his daughter Alys when she was six and Robb 7 or 8, though nothing came of it.)

(edit: @professional-widow reminds me that Jon later remembered a possibility for himself that Ned might have once considered:

His lord father had once talked about raising new lords and settling them in the abandoned holdfasts as a shield against wildlings. The plan would have required the Watch to yield back a large part of the Gift, but his uncle Benjen believed the Lord Commander could be won around, so long as the new lordlings paid taxes to Castle Black rather than Winterfell. “It is a dream for spring, though,” Lord Eddard had said. “Even the promise of land will not lure men north with a winter coming on.”

If winter had come and gone more quickly and spring had followed in its turn, I might have been chosen to hold one of these towers in my father’s name.

–ASOS, Jon V

However, there’s no saying that this is something Ned actually planned for Jon’s future, especially considering the “dream for spring” means this would be when Jon was in his 20s, and there’s all the years of winter in the meanwhile when Jon would be doing what and living where, I dunno, Ned. But it’s at least an idea of where this grant of land I spoke of above might be located.)

Still, most likely, Ned was living in denial, not wanting to think that Jon might ever be an adult since that might involve telling him about Lyanna, and Rhaegar, and all the heartbreak that would bring. (A lot has been said about how Ned never prepared his children, especially his daughters, for southern politics – but since southern politics killed his father and brother and sister, it’s not surprising that after the Rebellion Ned hid himself away in the north, never wanting to think about the south or of the future.) At any rate, Jon choosing to join the Night’s Watch solved a lot of problems for Ned.

But you ask what if Jon hadn’t decided to take the black.

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