the seven kingdoms of westeros

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“I am Daenerys Stormborn, of House Targaryen. Rightful heir to the Iron Throne, Queen of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, the Rhoynar, and the First Men. I am the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, and Breaker of Chains. The Khaleesi, Daenerys Targaryen.”

“I am Diana of Themyscira, daughter of Hippolyta, and your wrath upon this world is over.“ 

"I am Moana of Motunui. You will board my boat and restore the heart to Te Fiti.”

“It’s really you”

Pairing: Jon Snow x Reader

Featuring: Sansa Stark.

Words: 1739

Warnings: mentions of death and violence.

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Request: none

Notes: so this is my first Jon Snow imagine so I hope you like it! If you want more Jon imagines just let me know!

Originally posted by valyriansword

MASTERLIST


You had no idea how you had managed to survive all the misery that had suffered Winterfell since the Starks left their home. It had been years and you were just 14 when it happened but you could still remember seeing Lord Stark, Lady Sansa and Lady Arya leaving, along with Jon going North to the Wall.

Somehow you imagined it wasn’t a good idea, just like you had once told Jon. Since he was a bastard and he was aware of the way Lady Catelyn looked at him, he chose to spend most of his time walking around Winterfell, getting to know the people, and that’s how you met him.

You two were around 12 when he stopped in front of all the vegetables your father was selling. He wanted to buy an apple but you insisted on giving it for free. Eventually, he accepted which caused two things: you were beaten by your father and Jon and you became inseparable when he found out about it.

When you had time off from your house duties you used to go the woods where you used to find him. Sometimes he was reading and he would teach you how to do it, sometimes he was practicing with the arrow which you really enjoyed but most of the time it was spent talking and getting to know each other. Not many people knew about your friendship, just Robb and Arya since they had seen the two of you together and sometimes they joined the both of you. Eventually, they started teasing the two of you about having a crush on each other but you didn’t listen to them.

Until Jon told you he was going to join the Night’s Watch. The thought of losing him, never seeing him again, created a knot in your throat. You didn’t even know how to face it and it was then when you forced yourself to agree with Robb and Arya. You had developed feelings for this guy and he was going to join the Night’s Watch, where he couldn’t be with any woman ever.

So of course when he suddenly appeared in Winterfell, years later, and killed Ramsay Bolton in the courtyard you were shocked. You never thought you would ever see him, you thought he was dead just like every other Stark, you never thought he would be the one saving you from the Bolton.

It took you a few days to go and see him. Going through the guards wasn’t an easy job but finally you managed to spot him on the yard, walking around with Sansa, who looked as beautiful as ever. You were scared, maybe he didn’t remember you, but you needed to talk to him, at least one more time.

Taking a deep breath, you walked up the stairs, watching his back, trying to find out what you were going to tell him. When Sansa and Jon stopped, talking to each other, you stopped too. After all, she was Sansa Stark and he was King now while you were just…you. Since they didn’t even see you, you were about to turn around, giving up but Sansa spotted you and shut up. Jon noticed she was looking at you so he turned around.

Your breath got caught in your throat as his eyes met yours for the first time in years. He was taller now and bigger. It was him but at the same time he was different, he had grown up. You gulped when there was no sign of recognition in his eyes but as you were about to speak up, he did it first.

“(Y/N)?” He asked shocked. A smile appeared on your face as he said your name, surprised and happy that he remembered you.

“That’s me” you shrugged.

He looked at Sansa, who was looking at you with curiosity, before he told her to leave the two of you alone for a moment. She nodded and gave you a small smile before walking away. Neither of you moved, too shocked to react.

“It’s really you” he nodded after looking at you up and down.

“And…it’s really you” you repeated.

He smiled, like he used to do when you were alone in the woods, before he closed the distance between you two and wrapped his arms around you. You hugged him back, holding him tight and hiding your face in his neck. You had dreamed about this so many times in the past few years but you had just assumed the worst. But there you were, hugging the man you had loved since you were 12 years old.

“I can’t believe it’s really you” he said pulling away. “I…” he chuckled shaking his head. “I’ve thought about you so many times but… I thought the worst” he admitted.

Having him in front of you was just more than you could have ever imagined. He was taller than what you expected and his voice was so deep it sent shivers down your spine.

“I thought the same about you to be honest” you smiled a little. “And I don’t even know how I survived”, you admitted with a sigh. “First Theon and then Ramsay…” you shook your head closing your eyes. “It was horrible. Why did you leave? None of you should’ve left!” You exclaimed.

“I know” Jon frowned stroking your arm slowly. “It was a huge mistake, I know, but… we’re back and we’re going to stay” he smiled a little. You smiled back and hugged him again. “Look, I gotta go, I have to meet the Lords of the other houses but meet me tonight at the woods, where we used to go, okay? We can talk there” he said.

“Okay” you smiled with a nod.

“Okay…” he smiled back and kissed your forehead before leaving you alone.

The rest of the day you were distracted, thinking about him the whole time. All you wanted to do was seeing him again, seeing the warm in his eyes when he looked at you, his smile when you smiled at him, being near him. But just like it used to happen when you’re expecting something, the day was the longest one ever. It felt like it had been days before you finally headed towards the woods. It surprised you to see Jon already waiting for you, covered in his furs, seated under a tree.

“Hey there, stranger” you said when you were close enough. He opened his eyes and smiled as you took a seat next to him.

“Me? Stranger? You’re the one who has changed! I almost didn’t recognized you” he admitted. You laughed shaking your head and took a leaf, playing with it. “You look beautiful” he added.

You felt your cheeks getting red and warm as he said that. It was the first time he complimented your looks so it sent butterflies to your stomach.

“Thank you” you mumbled. “You don’t look bad yourself” you added looking at him. “That scar on your eye makes you look tougher” you winked. He laughed and touched the scar.

“An eagle attacked me” he explained.

“What?” You frowned. “There are eagles at the Wall?” You asked.

“I haven’t always been at the Wall” he said looking at you. “I went even norther than that” he said.

“What?” You repeated. “Okay, start talking. From the beginning, from the moment you left Winterfell” you demanded. He laughed and leaned against the tree.

“That’s a long story” he said.

“Lucky we have time right?” You smiled.

He laughed and nodded before sighing. He shut up for a while, putting his thoughts in order before he started speaking, telling you everything that had happened since he went to the Wall. Remembering some things wasn’t easy at all but he wanted you to know everything if things were going to go back to how they used to be. And he wanted that.

Since the moment he saw you, before he recognized you, he knew you were special. Someone important. But he didn’t know how much until he had hold you in his arms. When he left you in Winterfell he thought he would never love anyone until he met Ygritte, and then he thought love was dead for him but there you were, waiting for him at home. And it felt the same. It was you. He had always loved you, he had just forgotten but his heart didn’t.

By the time he finished talking darkness was surrounding the two of you, all you could hear was the noises of the woods. He didn’t say anything else since he knew it was too much to take in for you. Finally, he looked at you to find tears running down your cheeks.

“Hey…” he said taking your face in his. “Don’t. Don’t cry, everything is okay now” he added whipping away the tears.

“But…you…they killed you, Jon” you whispered. He had told you many things but that had a huge impact of you.

“I know” he sighed wrapping his arms around you. “But I’m here and it’s me” he said kissing your head.

“You’re an idiot” you whispered resting your head on his chest. “I begged you not to leave” you added. He chuckled and kissed your head.

“I know you did” he sighed. “And I should’ve listened” he added.

“Exactly, you’re an idiot. You’ve always been and you’ll always be” you said.

“Okay I think that’s enough” he laughed pulling away. “I’m your King now remember?” He teased you.

“So? An idiot King after all” you shrugged with a small smirk. He narrowed his eyes at you making you laugh. “I missed you” you smiled.

“I missed you too” he said back.

You smiled and rested your head on his shoulder with a sigh. You knew you would never be able to shake off the thought of him dying but you tried to focus on him being there with you now.

“So…you were beaten by a girl” you smirked remembering what he had told you about Ygritte.

“Oh shut up” he rolled his eyes with a laugh. “You know, no one bothered me this much when I was dead” he said.

“And you have no idea how much there is to come, Snow” you told him looking up. He looked down at you and sighed.

“I’m so looking forward to it” he said with a gulp as his heart started beating faster.

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LONG MAY SHE REIGN

AU - Rhaegar and Aerys die during Robert’s Rebellion, but the loyalist forces win. Elia Martell is crowned Queen Of The Seven Kingdoms and her reign becomes the golden age of Westeros.

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WesterosCapitals + Claude Monet.

“This talk of Seven Kingdoms is a folly. Aegon saw that three hundred years ago when he stood where we are standing. They painted this table at his command. Rivers and bays they painted, hills and mountains, castles and cities and market towns, lakes and swamps and forests … but no borders. It is all one. One realm, for one king to rule alone.”

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ASOIAF AU: After the chaos of the War of Five Kings and the onslaught of the Army of the Dead wrought havoc across the Seven Kingdoms, five queens of some of the Great Houses of Westeros came together to forge peace across the continent; Asha Greyjoy of the Iron Islands, Shireen Baratheon of Dragonstone, Sansa Stark of the North, Arianne Martell of Dorne, and Myrcella Baratheon of King’s Landing. The Seven Kingdoms separated into the sovereign states they were prior to Aegon’s conquest.

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     — “Woman?” She chuckled. “Is that meant to insult me? I would return the slap, if I took you for a man.” Dany met his stare. “I am Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, the Unburnt, Mother of Dragons, khaleesi to Drogo’s riders, and queen of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.”

                                                              For @daenerysn.

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“Arya, the lone wolf, still lived, but the wolves of the pack had been taken and slain and skinned.”
Vengeance for her pack burned within her, she’d set the Seven Kingdoms on fire to light the emptiness they left in her heart🐺

SPOILS OF WAR AFTERTHOUGHTS

So this episode still upsets me somehow. Everyone around me is just like wow this was an amazing episode and I’m here trying to pinpoint why I still have concerns. And then I think I finally pinpointed what’s wrong. It’s Dany’s storyline. This episode really made me realize how problematic her character is no matter how much I love her.

At the beginning of the show she was introduced as this fragile young woman who awakened and seized her chance at living life on her own terms and she instantly became this symbol of feminism and girl power. All the while she retained her greatest quality: compassion. By season 3 she had become the badass Mother of Dragons everybody rooted for. At this point, I was cheering every time she accomplished something without really thinking about the other side of said something. When she torched Astapor and took the Unsullied I was like YEAH. Like everybody else. When she was celebrated as Mhysa I was like YEAH. Like everybody else. When she freed Meereen I was like YEAH. Like everybody else. Etc etc.

Until the Field of Fire where I should have been like YEAH. Like everybody else. Except I wasn’t. The scene itself was impressive but for the first time it was constructed differently. Instead of an epic and victorious variation of the Dracarys theme - as was used during every single one of her battle scenes (yes I pay much attention to the score) - we got a sad rendition of the Rains of Castamere. And so I realized what was wrong. The show had just gone on the other side for the first time. Apart from Jaime and Bronn who we naturally root for and so don’t wish to see dead, we met Ed Sheeran and his friends three episodes ago and it was a nice scene of humanizing what we still perceived as the enemy because they were Lannisters.

This got me questioning everything backwards. And I realized the show made us root for Dany by never showing us the other side of things. It always painted her storyline as her vs evil men. Plain and simple. Sure the guy in Astapor was a douchebag. He deserved to be torched. And yes the dynamic between masters and slaves is problematic and needs to be changed. But when you think about it the rest of the masters were just guilty of respecting centuries-old traditions. Nothing more. Same in Meereen. When she crucified them as retaliation for the slaves that were crucified I did not think twice about it because the show just identified the masters to bad men. That’s why the Sons of the Harpy storyline never properly worked to me. They were just depicted as rebellious terrorists who didn’t accept Dany’s reign. It would have been more interesting if we could actually go into their reasons. Reasons being they do not accept this foreign ruler who would come and change the way things had been in forever because nobody likes change. And so I did not even notice when she said or did problematic things because I was only seeing her side. She fed masters to her dragons just because they were masters and on the assumption they were guilty of helping the Sons of the Harpy. Those men were potentially innocent… but I only saw the badassery in it.

Now seeing the Field of Fire and how the show established that not all Lannisters are bad I noticed how big of a contrast there is between then and now. What helped during past seasons is that we could still see a soft side to Dany. She genuinely seemed to care for the small folk. When she had to execute one of them we could see she didn’t like it. But Westeros seems like a curse to her because she seems to have lost the last of her humanity since she stepped foot on it. Where is the girl who gave her followers the choice to walk freely and unharmed if they did not wish to go with her ? Compare this to her upcoming ‘Bend the knee or die’ speech. (Although we already got a taste of it before: ‘They can live in my new world or they can die in their old one’.) Some choice she’s giving here…

Where is the wit and the clever strategy we saw during past seasons ? When she conquered all those cities, when she killed the Dothraki chiefs, that was always through a smart plan with a twist. That was part of why we loved her so much. But now she’s reduced to traditional war ? Granted Westeros is not a city. It’s seven kingdoms. Still… And I get that this is war and that she is still a better person than Cersei because she comes with good intentions (at the very bottom of her heart she’s not bad. She just goes the wrong way). Yes war means soldiers will be lost. Innocent soldiers with lives and children and families. So I’m not saying that she did a bad thing in waging war. It is what it is. Dany has always been a conqueror more than she is a ruler. And she’s a beginner. That’s why she surrounds herself with people who are more skilled in that matter yet she does not always listen to them. Sure when she takes matters in her own hands we’re in for spectacular stuff. Most viewers stop at that. But what has she accomplished here on the Field of Fire? Besides weakening the Lannister armies, she’s also weakened her own - albeit significantly less - she’s harmed her most powerful dragon and she flambeed food reserves that would have been very useful. And she didn’t listen to every single one of her advisors. Tyrion was utterly devastated in seeing this massacre. (No matter his allegiance, he cares about Westeros and its people. And he still cares about at least his brother and Bronn). He chose her and he thought that with clever plans he could have her win the throne without too much bloodshed. She didn’t listen to Barristan in the past who once told her to be merciful. She didn’t listen to Tyrion when he told her to be patient in her war. War is not a matter of days, Dany. She didn’t listen to his strategy despite it being smarter than go upfront with the enemy. Or Jon for that matter. Who told her not to do it either. Jon who seems lately to think more about the small folk that she does. Both Varys and Tyrion said they chose her because she is the one who thinks about the people first. But since she’s arrived at Dragonstone all I could see from Dany is teenage-ish behavior of someone who throws a tantrum when they don’t get what they want. ‘Call me by my rightful title’ and ‘bend the knee’ seem to be her new favorite sentences. Bend the knee and I will help you save your people, she says to Jon. Uh you know you said the North is one of YOUR kingdoms so that’s your people as well who are going to be attacked. Where is Tyrion to give her a good wake-up slap ? A good ruler thinks about their subjects first, not about their crown. Wouldn’t it be better if you’d go save everyone in an unselfish way and then maybe perhaps they would be more willing to accept you..? Because so far, again let us go on the other side. The Westerosi just see this foreign queen, the last remaining of a dynasty they consider cursed because of its last ruler… of course they are weary. Of course I can understand Jaime and Bronn going against her and Drogon.

She made Varys swear to tell her to her face when she’s failing her people. Your first failure to do your duty, Varys. Varys? Varys where are you ? Oh over here with Tyrion discussing about maybe you chose wrong again. She used to genuinely care about the well being of the small folk and I believe she still does. She still refuses (for now) to attack King’s Landing and kill innocent people. But it’s not her priority anymore. Her priority is getting people to bend the knee. Meanwhile we have Jon whose new favorite sentences are ‘Help me fight the White Walkers and save the lives of everybody’ and ‘Do not touch my sister’. Jon who was thrust into the role of being King when that was clearly not his wish. Jon who united Wildings with Northmen to save them from the White Walkers. Jon who’s trying to rally everybody to save the lives of small folk and highborn alike. Jon who initially decided to take up the fight again because he could not fathom the idea of harm coming to his sister whether it be from Ramsey or the White Walkers. Jon who left his Kingdom in the care of his sister who’s trying her best to follow in his steps in her own ways - starting food reserves, making sure that the soldiers who will defend them are warm enough against winter, preparing Winterfell as a rallying location. Just Jon and Sansa caring more for the people than the power they were given.

And so here I am. Still liking Dany as much as before but not blind anymore to her faults. I still like her better on the throne than Cersei but really who are the better rulers here I ask you Tyrion and Varys?

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Remind your Good Master of who I am. Remind him that I am Daenerys Stormborn, Mother of Dragons, the Unburnt, trueborn queen of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. My blood is the blood of Aegon the Conqueror, and of old Valyria before him.

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“Five Aegons had ruled the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. There would have been a sixth, but the Usurper’s dogs had murdered her brother’s son when he was still a babe at the breast. If he had lived, I might have married him. Aegon would have been closer to my age than Viserys”

Requested by anonymous (i know it looks awful) hope you like it :)

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Remind your Good Master of who I am. Remind him that I am Daenerys Stormborn, Mother of Dragons, the Unburnt, trueborn queen of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. My blood is the blood of Aegon the Conqueror, and of old Valyria before him. 

A Storm of Swords, Daenerys II