Asoiaf AU: Sansa Stark and Willas Tyrell live happily together in Highgarden
She pictured the two of them sitting together in a garden with puppies in their laps, or listening to a singer strum upon a lute while they floated down the Mander on a pleasure barge. If I give him sons, he may come to love me. She would name them Eddard and Brandon and Rickon, and raise them all to be as valiant as Ser Loras. And to hate Lannisters, too. In Sansa’s dreams, her children looked just like the brothers she had lost. Sometimes there was even a girl who looked like Arya.
Willas is heir to Highgarden, and by all reports a mild and courtly young man, fond of reading books and looking at the stars. He has a passion for breeding animals as well, and owns the finest hounds, hawks, and horses in the Seven Kingdoms.
Other great houses took lions and wolves for their sigils, and draw their power from the gold in their mountains or the cold of their winters. But mountains run dry, winter yields to spring, and the rose blooms once more.
The problem of the “butterfly effect” in the show’s adaptation was brought up, and he cited the specific example of the show deleting the two older Tyrell sons, Willas and Garlan. Martin stated that they will become important in the books, and that they have “parts to play.”
Willas Tyrell. February 2014. Pen & Ink, Photoshop CS6
Willas Tyrell is awesome and I hope to actually get to meet him as the A Song of Ice and Fire series progresses. The book mention he has a crippled leg, but I’ve been spending an inordinate amount of time thinking about the extent of his injury and how that would factor into his design. In the end I imagine his family would have had an elaborate leg brace made for him to help him walk.
Also, let’s talk about how many roses are in this picture.
She pictured the two of them sitting together in a garden with puppies in their laps, or listening to a singer strum upon a lute while they floated down the Mander on a pleasure barge. If I give him sons, he may come to love me.
Made for the 2014 Sansa/Willas Winter Gift Exchange