When you get the time could you maybe do headcanons for Robb telling the rest of the Starks that he's dating Theon/vice versa Theon telling Asha he's dating Robb?
We’ll go in the order of which Robb tells the Starks (and the assumption that they don’t already know before Robb tells them):
- Jon- He isn’t
necessarily surprised. He’s seen the two of them together and knows they care a
lot about each other, but he doesn’t see it lasting long. Jon knows how Theon’s
relationships have been in the past and he knows Robb wears his heart on his
sleeve. He doesn’t want his brother to get hurt, because that would be the only
way Jon could see it ending if they broke it off. So he smiles (or does as
close as he can to one) when Robb tell him, but he watches them afterwards, for
the next week-month-year to make sure Theon doesn’t hurt Robb because Jon will
- Sansa- She is
overjoyed when she finds out. She loves a good romance and the idea of secret
pining and friends-to-lovers just has her sold even if that isn’t necessarily
the case for them. It doesn’t matter, Robb is happy and Theon looks genuine.
Plus, she knows that the only person Theon ever seemed to give a damn about is
Robb so she knows it is real. She is 100% supportive.
- Bran- He is
unimpressed and not all that surprised. Bran thinks Robb could do so much
better than Theon, and he isn’t afraid to make that little tidbit known. But
Bran knows that Robb is his happiest around Theon and Theon actually is a
normal human being when he is with Robb and thinks no one is watching. So while
Bran thinks Robb can do better, Bran also thinks it is better that Robb is
happy and if that is with Theon, so be it. Who is he to tell Robb who to date
and be happy with?
- Arya- She is
skeptical as hell. She has never completely trusted Theon and doesn’t want Robb
to be hurt by Theon’s carelessness (and boy is he a careless human being). She
makes it known, in glares and minor threats, that she will kill Theon at the
first sign of Robb’s unhappiness. Robb just accounts it to sibling
protectiveness, but Arya doesn’t think Theon would hurt Robb on purpose. If he
does hurt Robb, it’d be without meaning to and that is worse, in Arya’s
opinion. She believes Theon has a lot of work to do before she fully accepts
them as a couple. It takes about 16 months for her to finally drop her guard.
- Ned- He is
shocked at first. His first born son
and the best friend? It takes Ned a bit to fully digest it, but once he does…it
doesn’t shock him so much. It all begins to make sense and it slowly turns into
a “it’s been right in front of me the whole time”. Of course, Ned is accepting
of Robb and even if there is a little bit of mistrust between Theon and Ned, Ned
knows Theon is good overall. He fully believes in allow his kids to make their
own decisions and Ned full heartedly believes so in this case as well.
- Cat- She is devastated.
The thing is, she saw it coming from the beginning and hoped for anything but
that. She saw Robb and Theon grow attached to each other, she saw the loyalty
and idolization, she saw them become inseparable and nearly co-dependent, she
saw the love and trust…and now that they are together. There are a couple of
underlying issues for Cat: Will this lead her son down a wrong path? Will Robb
be happy with this? Will this relationship tear apart any of Robb’s other
relationships?…it takes a while for her to acknowledge the idea, even longer
for her to become comfortable with it.
- Rickon- He is
absolutely ecstatic. 1. He thinks Theon is fucking amazing because Theon lets
him do whatever the hell he wants. 2, Robb is undeniably happy about it. 3, He’s
been shipping it for years. 4, Theon
is already family, now it is one step closer to being official.
And then Theon telling Asha:
- Asha- She isn’t surprised but she is protective af. No one gets to hurt her baby brother and she has seen how much of a hold they have on each other and if they were to break up, she is worried it might devastate her brother. Robb has other people- friends, siblings, connections; Theon, not so much. She logically finds it risky for Theon to be hooking up with one of his only friends. But she can’t deny that they had been gone on each other for years and it was inevitable. After one threat talk with Robb, Asha feels more secure with the relationship but doesn’t let her guard down for a while. (Arya and her commiserate over it).