If you had to fall into a woman’s arms, my son, why couldn’t they have been Margaery Tyrell’s? The wealth and power of Highgarden could have made all the difference in the fighting yet to come. And perhaps Grey Wind would have liked the smell of her as well. –Catelyn II, ASoS
in response to Robb Stark hate I’ve seen floating about:
he’s a kid. literally. he’s thirteen at the start of the series, sixteen when he dies. he’s a teenaged boy who has a fuckton of responsibility placed suddenly on him, who’s ill-equipped to deal with them bc he’s never been taught about how to be a king, just how to be a lord of Winterfell - and Winterfell is pretty tiny, when compared to, you know, having to be lord over the North, which is said to be bigger than all the other kingdoms put together.
did he fuck up? well, yes. he’s a kid, fuck-ups are going to be had, because he’s a goddamn teenager in a position of power. he can’t trade the Kingslayer for his sisters because, as he sees it, his bannermen - you know, the people who MADE him king - would not be too pleased that he traded a very valuable hostage in turn for two girls. (he also later admits to his mother that he should’ve traded the Kingslayer for his sisters, anyway - he cares, deeply, for his siblings, he’s the sort of person who would befriend his dad’s bastard and his dad’s ward, both of whom are frowned upon as friends by his mom, and keep them as friends for years. the thing is, when you’re in a position of leadership? you HAVE to put ties of friendship and family aside, for the good of the kingdom, and that’s what Robb finds himself doing re: keeping Jaime Lannister as a hostage.)
was bedding Jeyne Westerling smart? heavens, no. but you have to remember, at this point, he’s just come out of a fever, he’s just learned his best friend took his home and killed his brothers, he’s been bottling up his own grief about his father’s death for a while, and he’s been fighting a war. not only that, but nobody would’ve blamed him, I suppose, if he’d just not married Jeyne W. but he did, because he remembers how his mother would treat Jon Snow, and he doesn’t want Jeyne’s kid to grow up a bastard, because he’s seen what a life that would be. (and Jon was one of those who was privileged enough to be acknowledged and folded into the family.) also he is a goddamn teenager under a lot of stress.
plus: he’s a great strategist, you think he didn’t at least weigh the pros and cons of this? he did, he definitely did, but he went through with it anyway because he didn’t want Jeyne’s honor to be tarnished. JEYNE’S honor. Robb considers other people in his decisions too, especially those who might be most affected. I’m still not saying it was a smart decision - a lot of the time I just look at Robb in the books and sigh deeply in his direction like “I am so embarrassed for you” - but to him, it was the right one to make.
and also: for all that he fucked up, he did surprisingly well as a king. look at the other boy kings in this setting: Joffrey Baratheon? complete and utter prick, fires crossbow bolts into crowds just for the hell of it, also abusive towards Sansa. Tommen Baratheon? he is a fucking kid, he’s nine years old (I think?) and while he is a great deal nicer he can also be easily manipulated by the adults around him into making decisions that do not bode well for the people of Westeros. Robb manages to win all his battles, in contrast, and the respect of his bannermen as well, and to top it off, he’s a decent person at heart. yes, he does fuck up, but this is Westeros - who hasn’t, at one point or another, Fucked Up?
so, tl;dr: Robb Stark is a kid, goddammit, do not shit on him. he already has enough shit to deal with.
Drabble Friday- This is a Robb request and jon request.. How would they react to their bestfriend/girlfriend/secretlover (you pick) if their direwolf wouldn’t listen to them and prefered you more? And would always go to you and give you puppy kisses?
Jon Snow: When he kisses you, Jon is passionate.He doesn’t hold back and puts every emotion he feels towards you into everykiss as he securely holds you by the waist.
Robb Stark: When Robb kisses you it’s lovingand sweet. He’ll usually do it when no one is around or when no one is watchingbecause the kiss is something he wants to be between just the two of you.
Theon Greyjoy: Theon likes to be dominant whenkissing but that doesn’t stop him from showing his gentle side. He will cradle
your face as he gently nibbles or sucks on your bottom lip.
Sandor Clegane: He can be
a little clumsy when it comes to kissing sometimes. He’s a little
self-conscious about his face even though you don’t mind. His kisses are
usually short but sometimes he does like to linger for a little while longer.
As he kisses you, he likes to hold you as if you might float away.
doesn’t usually make the first move when it comes to
kissing since he’s never really been with anyone before. When you initiate the
kiss, it’s timid yet sweet. When Gendry does decide to make the first move,
it’s usually passionate and fiery as he confidently pulls your body as close to
him as he can.
Tyrion Lannister: His kisses are long and sweet. He cherishes
you and kisses you as if you are the cure to all of his problems. He doesn’t
just kiss you on your lips but on your cheeks and forehead. He worships not
only your mind but your body as well.
Jaime Lannister: Jaime’s
kisses can get rough but not to where he will hurt you. He also loves to kiss
and nibble your neck. He takes pride in you being his and is very territorial
which is why he also likes to leave love bites on your neck to show that you
belong to him.
Ramsay Snow/Bolton: Ramsay
can get alittle rough but he makes sure that he’s careful with you. He likes to
hold on to you, one hand on your hips and the other in your hair or behind your
head. He also enjoys kissing your neck. It gives him a sense of power knowing
that you trust him with such a sensitive and vulnerable part of your body.
Joffrey Baretheon: He usually places a chaste kiss on your
lips while his hands are on either your shoulders or the back of your
head. He’s not very big on being intimate for a long time so he keeps it
short and simple. Joffrey isn’t a fan of public displays of affection either so
he’d make sure no one was around or send them out so you could have some
Podrick Payne: His kisses are sweet yet
confident. Podrick’s job consists of making sure whoever he’s serving is
satisfied and it goes double for you. He knows you want his undivided attention
and wants you to know that you have it so he kisses not only your lips, but
also your cheeks, forehead, and nose.
Oberyn Martell: Oberyn is
passionate and unashamed of displaying public affection no matter where you are
or what you’re doing. He also likes to touch you when he kisses you. He would
choose one part of your body that catches his interest at the moment and put
his hands there as he ravishes your face.
Jojen Reed: Jojen has never been intimate
with a lot of people so he’s a little unsure of himself. As he progresses, his
kisses are sweet and innocent. He even gets into the habit of putting his hands
gently on your hips as you kiss.
Samwell Tarly: Samwell is confident when he
kisses you but he’s respectful. He doesn’t want you to feel uncomfortable in
anyway so he lets you set the pace. Sam also tries to make you more comfortable
by not trying to touch you inappropriately in any way, he respects your
boundaries and tries not to violate them in any way.