And through the smoke another wedge of armored riders came, on barded horses. Floating above them were the largest banners yet, royal standards as big as sheets; a yellow one with long pointed tongues that showed a flaming heart, and another like a sheet of beaten gold, with a black stag prancing and rippling in the wind. Robert, Jon thought for one mad moment, remembering poor Owen, but when the trumpets blew again and the knights charged, the name they cried was “Stannis! Stannis! STANNIS!”
[Melisandre] “His Grace is growing fond of you.”
[Jon] “I can tell. He only threatened to behead me twice.”
ASOIAF/GOT MEME : eight friendships/otps : 5/8 → Jon/Stannis
No, thought Jon. You closed that door. Longclaw descended. “Can I have his boots?” asked Owen the Oaf, as Janos Slynt’s head went rolling across the muddy ground. “They’re almost new, those boots. Lined with fur.” Jon glanced back at Stannis. For an instant their eyes met. Then the king nodded and went back inside his tower.
GOT/ASOIAF meme: seven quotes (5/7) → Surprisingly, Stannis smiled at that. ”You’re bold enough to be a Stark. Yes, I should have come sooner. If not for my Hand, I might not have come at all. Lord Seaworth is a man of humble birth, but he reminded me of my duty, when all I could think of was my rights. I had the cart before the horse, Davos said. I was trying to win the throne to save the kingdom, when I should have been trying to save the kingdom to win the throne.”
game of thrones meme: four deaths [4/4]
He found Ygritte sprawled across a patch of old snow beneath the Lord Commander’s Tower, with an arrow between her breasts. The ice crystals had settled over her face, and in the moonlight it looked as though she wore a glittering silver mask.
The arrow was black, Jon saw, but it was fletched with white duck feathers. Not mine, he told himself, not one of mine. But he felt as if it were.
When he knelt in the snow beside her, her eyes opened. “Jon Snow,” she said, very softly. It sounded as though the arrow had found a lung. “Is this a proper castle now? Not just a tower?”
“It is.” Jon took her hand.
“Good,” she whispered. “I wanted t’ see one proper castle, before… before I…”
“You’ll see a hundred castles,” he promised her. “The battle’s done. Maester Aemon will see to you.” He touched her hair. “You’re kissed by fire, remember? Lucky. It will take more than an arrow to kill you. Aemon will draw it out and patch you up, and we’ll get you some milk of the poppy for the pain.”
She just smiled at that. “D’you remember that cave? We should have stayed in that cave. I told you so.”
“We’ll go back to the cave,” he said. “You’re not going to die, Ygritte. You’re not.”
“Oh.” Ygritte cupped his cheek with her hand. “You know nothing, Jon Snow,” she sighed, dying.
Game of Thrones: Mad Men AU | Part Two: Stark & Sons
The loss of founder, Ned Stark, hit the company hard but the work of Chairwoman, Catelyn, and wunderkind heir, Robb, has Stark & Sons nearly back on its feet. In fact Robb’s aggressive tactics have brought a whole new clientele to their door, even putting them in the running for the Seven Kingdoms™ rebranding campaign. But Cat worries to see Ned’s lessons thrown to the wind and Jon Snow risen to her son’s closest advisor. To his credit Snow is a brilliant accounts man, in line for a promotion (much to the resentment of Theon Greyjoy, vying years for the same spot).
Meanwhile high school graduate Sansa tries her luck at modeling in the Big Apple. A few casting calls quickly teach her a good family name and sweet looks aren’t enough to keep the vicious comments (and wandering hands) away.