droughtjoy 2017 ficlet: to ease the pain of idleness in every grain of sand
for Prompt 8: Theon builds a sand castle of Winterfell (got the idea from @youbuggingme‘s anon ask) (submitted by anonymous)
what says on the tin. jon also stars. pg13, show spoilers of course, set sometime after 7x04 and before 7x05. title from bob dylan, sort of because I mashed two different lines from the same song /o\
The beach is empty.
Of course it is.
The queen flew off with her dragon a while ago, Jon Snow hasn’t come back down from Dragonstone – and why should he? – and no one else stayed.
Of course they didn’t. They were his sister’s men before his, and of course they all think he was a coward for leaving her, as if he could have done anything other than getting the both of them killed.
Theon sighs and drops sitting down on the shore. He might as well. He doesn’t feel like going back inside the castle, he doesn’t feel like answering the same questions over and over and sure as the seven hells he doesn’t want to explain anyone why he jumped. Maybe someone would understand if he said, I thought I was back in Winterfell, but he has a feeling they would not.
It’s been such a long time since he sat on a beach and just stared at the sea, though.
Hell, maybe he hasn’t done it since he was nine.