“My father was called Ned too,” she said.
“I know. I saw him at the Hand’s tourney. I wanted to go up and speak with him, but I couldn’t think what to say.” Ned shivered beneath his cloak, a sodden length of pale purple. “Were you at the tourney? I saw your sister there. Ser Loras Tyrell gave her a rose.
“She told me.” It all seemed so long ago.

–Arya VIII, A Storm of Swords

(Happy birthday Celia ♥)

donottalktomeinthemorning-deact  asked:

'maybe we should pretend to date' with Arya x Ned Dayne?

“So there’s this dude,” Arya said. “He used to have a thing for my aunt - you know, my dad’s sister, the dead one - before she hooked up with her babydaddy, and he never really got over her, not even after he got married to some other chick and my aunt died.”

Ned looked at her over the top of his book - some dusty old historical drama thing, the nerd, she’d have to borrow it when he was done - and said nothing.

“So, thing is,” she went on, because she was used to Ned just letting her talk, “he’s got this massive creep of a son now, okay? You know that Joffrey dude that brought my sister to the dance last semester? The one my brothers messed up after he slapped Sansa? Yeah, well, he’s the dude’s son.”

“So Robert Baratheon was mad for your aunt Lyanna, and now you’re having trouble with Joffrey "Daddy Issues” Baratheon, presumably because he’s emulating his repulsive father and thinks that getting with you is the way to go?“ Ned guessed, rolling his eyes and turning a page. "Arya, I love you very much, and you know I’d throat-punch the guy for you if I thought I could get away with it, but I’m not sure what I can do to help.”

“He left a note in my locker,” she said, “asking me to go on a date with him. Can’t go on a date with him if I’m dating a hot tamale like yourself, can I?”

“Arya,” Ned said fondly, “that was almost a compliment.”

If she was more honest, Arya would have admitted that it was a compliment, and that it was true - Ned was a babe. Like, astronomically hot. Even Sansa said so, and Arya tended to trust her sister’s judgement on the objective physical hotness of the guys at school. Sansa had a good eye for good looks.

“Come on, asshole,” was what she said instead. “Pretend-date me?”

“Only,” Ned said, “if I can pretend-make out with you on the couch at least once.”

Arya blushed, and she stole Ned’s book to read the blurb. He leaned back in his chair and started to whistle, just the way he did when he was really happy.

Something I don’t get: When Ned Dayne is all surprised that Arya’s father never mentioned Ashara Dayne.


What did you think he would say, Ned Dayne?



why would he talk about that with his nine-year-old daughter?

anonymous asked:

6. things you said under the stars and in the grass Sansa/Edric Dayne

Ohhh… this is a new ship for me!! But it’s good that I’m giving it a try now

It was a bit past sun down by now and he and Sansa had stopped for the night, he started on the fire. Sansa sat close by, waiting - at first he used to mind that she didn’t help, but by now he was used to it.

He wondered what Sansa was thinking about, she had come a long way, since she escaped the Eyrie by herself, and ran into the Brotherhood; and since the plans changed at the Inn, and instead of joining the rest of the Brotherhood (including who used to be her mother), he and Gendry decided it would be best for Ned to take Sansa and look for Brienne of Tarth.

“Dinner is ready,” he told her.

“Thank you, Edric,” she said taking the misfit plate he had done for her, and took a seat next to him.

“Are you okay, Sansa?”

“Do you think we’re still too far?”

“I don’t know. But we’re in the right way, just yesterday, in the village they told us they had seen a tall woman in armour.”

After that, she didn’t say anything else for the rest of the meal, or the evening, until it was time to sleep. Each of them lay on the grass, with furs on top of them, with the cold it would be better to sleep together for warmth, but Sansa was a true lady, so they kept their space.

“What do you remember about Arya?” she asked, and he turned his head to her, but she was still looking at the stars. “I heard you and Gendry talking at the Inn - you both knew Arya.”

“Gendry knew her better, they left King’s Landing together with the Night’s Watch.”

“Jon… he was Arya’s favorite brother…” he thought about telling her about Jon, but then he remembered Arya’s reaction.

“She’s nothing like you,” he started, but Sansa’s reaction wasn’t what he expected - she looked distressed, and then she started crying. He stepped close carefully, and then took her hand, and close enough to hear her whisper.

“I miss her, Edric… I hurt Arya…and now…”

I have seen a number of people say Ned Dayne was named after Ned Stark and I am curious. I’m not having a go at anybody, I’m just genuinely wondering about it. I never came to that conclusion when reading the books. When I think about it, I don’t link the names.

GRRM seems to add or change a letter to modern names to make them sound medieval. To me, Eddard is his version of Edward and Edric is a variation on Eric. I don’t see those as being similar. The nickname is of course the same, with both being Ned so I suppose if that evolved early it adds to the argument of it being linked to Ned Stark.

I’m not sure how coherent I’m being but I do find the name stuff interesting. I can find plenty of headcanon parallels between the two characters even though we do not see Ned Dayne on the page much. If anybody wants to enlighten me on the theory behind the naming after I am interested.

Game of Thrones High School AU, Chapter 7


She didn’t see Gendry for the rest of the day. When the last bell rang, she stood on the steps outside the front entrance looking for him. And Hot Pie, you’re looking for Hot Pie too, she told herself. The crowd was immense, students flowing past and nearly knocking her down the concrete steps. Balance, Arya. Balance. Remember what Syrio says.  

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anonymous asked:

Ned Dayne/Arya

I mean, Ned Dayne was nice enough but Arya was very aware of how she had to be a certain ~way~ around him because he was a ~lord~, and I like Arya much more when she is being ARYA. I don’t really ship Arya with anyone, but I like Arya/Gendry a lot more than Arya/Ned Dayne.

He just seemed like a decent, nondescript kid. Though I think it’s weird that he thought it was weird that Arya’s father didn’t discuss the details of his personal love life with his nine-year-old daughter. JUST SAYING.

So meh. It’s fine. With the exception of Jaime’s Boyfriend Arthur Dayne, I’m indifferent about the Daynes and don’t get the big hoopla.

anonymous asked:

Sansa Stark , Edric Dayne, Edric Storm pretty please :-)

Sansa Stark

  • their blog url: wolfprincess
  • the kind of posts they reblog: Clothes. Models. Make-up/hair tutorial. Actor and actress. TV show stuff (Shonda Rhimes shows!!). Flowers - Tyrell flowers
  • the first person they followed: Joffrey
  • what kind of theme they’d have: Very beautiful and classic, with flowers, with grey, baby green and baby blue
  • what kind of text posts they make at 2am: complains about school, and work. Fangirling over Margaery Tyrell. Crazy photos of her and Jeyne during sleepovers. Texts about her crushes. Complaining that her father still sees her like a small child and doesn’t let her go out on dates

Edric Dayne

  • their blog url: nedayne
  • the kind of posts they reblog: TV shows/movie stuff. Animes and Mangas. Nature. His aunt’s posts about feminism.
  • the first person they followed: Beric Dondarrion
  • what kind of theme they’d have: Purple and green
  • what kind of text posts they make at 2am: complaining about his boss, that makes him travel all over, even when he has school next morning, and after everything is also his aunt’s boyfriend.

Edric Storm

  • their blog url: stagsson
  • the kind of posts they reblog: TV shows stuff - everything, he watches everything - but especially Superwholock, Merlin and Game of Thrones. And videogames - he met his brother like that, he went to thank him for the tips, that’s the only way he could get through them
  • the first person they followed: Robert, but he was soon prohibited of following him - Robert’s blog is for older than 18
  • what kind of theme they’d have: Something premade, and easy to go around
  • what kind of text posts they make at 2am: mostly nights he’s  already asleep at that hour. When he is awake was because or either he’s to excited because Robert is coming the next day, or because he was  suppose to come but didn’t show up - then he complains about not being able to follow his dad, or spent more time with him (some of his followers have told him his father is an asshole, but he doesn’t believe).