your enchanting ghost | asoiaf, oberyn & elia | siblings in war
(bipasha basu as elia, alexander siddig as oberyn)
Sometimes he sees her, at the edge of his vision, just as she was before everything changed. Elia, who was forever smiling. Elia, who was always in love. Elia, whose heart was too big for her frail body.
Elia who died. And died alone.
He doesn’t dare blink when it happens, for fear she might vanish, so he sits still, eyes watering, taking in the sight of his beloved sister. She’s always an arm’s length away, just close enough to touch, but he never reaches out because he doesn’t want to feel the rush of wind that proves he’s going mad; mad with longing, mad with anger, mad with regret.
The apparition never lasts and she’s gone before he has time to drink her in, to commit her to memory and never let go. When that happens - when a curtain flutters or the sun shines too bright and he sees shadows in the place where she stood - panic overwhelms him and he shuts his eyes, desperately trying to remember her face. It takes a moment but she’s there; cheering him on in his first tourney, laughing as they spin together in dance, squeezing his hand once, tightly, before she walks into the sept and his heart breaks all over again.
He has never told anyone - and he never will - but he lives for those small moments; those glimpses into what used to be and what was lost. But still, he stands up and stands tall, breathing in the life that Elia was denied, his hand steady, gripping the spear coated in poison. It’s time.
▧ A Scene You Want to See On the Show: ASOS Ch. 80
Littlefinger let Lysa sob against his chest for a moment, then put his hands on her arms and kissed her lightly.
“My sweet silly jealous wife,” he said, chuckling. “I’ve only loved one woman, I promise you.”
Lysa Arryn smiled tremulously. “Only one? Oh, Petyr, do you swear it? Only one?”
“Only Cat.” He gave her a short, sharp shove.
“Would you prefer to dress in silk and velvet? There was a time when you were fond of such, I do recall.”
“No,” he insisted, shrilly. “No, I only want these clothes. Reek’s clothes. I’m Reek, it rhymes with peek.” His heart was beating like a drum, and his voice rose to a frightened squeak. “I don’t want a bath. Please, m’lord, don’t take my clothes.”
“Will you let us wash them, at least?”
“No. No, m’lord. Please.”
↳ A Dance with Dragons / A Song of Ice and Fire
That is Nymeria’s star, burning bright, and that milky band behind her, those are ten thousand ships. She burned as bright as any man and so shall I. You will not rob me of my birthright!
Arianne + red asked by anon
The Broken Tower was easier still. They made a tall tower together, kneeling side by side to roll it smooth, and when they’d raised it Sansa stuck her fingers through the top, grabbed a handful of snow, and flung it full in his face. Petyr yelped, as the snow slid down under his collar.
“That was unchivalrously done, my lady.”
“As was bringing me here, when you swore to take me home.”
She wondered where this courage had come from, to speak to him so frankly. From Winterfell, she thought. I am stronger within the walls of Winterfell.
↳ A Storm of Swords / A Song of Ice and Fire
Theon Greyjoy might have tried to help her, once. But Theon had been Ironborn, and a braver man than Reek.
game of thrones AU → rickon, jon, and theon as sansa stark’s queensguard
This was her guard, her sworn swords: her brother the wolfling, who the men said was half-wild; the last of their kin, the somber wolf who never spoke; and even the Kraken, broken as he was, for he owed a terrible debt. For the memory of their brother, they would put a crown of swords upon her head and seat her on the throne of winter.
“Maester,” he said, shaking him gently by one shoulder. “Maester Aemon, wake up.”
Aemon’s blind white eyes came open. “Egg?” he said, as the rain streamed down his cheeks. “Egg, I dreamed that I was old.”
GOT meme | seven quotes (1/7) | maester aemon and sam excerpt from affc