Soon her gloves and her boots were crusty white, her hands were tingling, and her feet were soaked and cold, but she did not care. The castle was all that mattered.
Sometimes I think everyone is just pretending to be brave, and none of us really are. Maybe pretending is how you get brave, I don’t know.
The snow fell and the castle rose. It was only a castle when she began, but before very long Sansa knew it was Winterfell. Soon her gloves and her boots were crusty white, her hands were tingling, and her feet were soaked and cold, but she did not care. The castle was all that mattered.
It was only a castle when she began, but before long she knew it was Winterfell.
Sansa, your mother would want you to carry on. You know its true.
Bran + empathy and selflessness
#in the face of recent villanisation of bran by fandom and what is actually going on with him in the text#i just needed to make this as a reminder of who this character really is#in the core of bran’s heart there’s so much compassion and care and love for others#remember catelyn falling into complete despair when ned told her he’s taking bran to king’s landing#she was in hysteria because bran was being taken away from her she loves her children#fiercely absolutely EQUALLY but bran in this moment seemed the dearest and she talked about#his heart his smile his goodness she talked about his truthfulness his boyish beautiful carefree#and don’t talk to me about how these are all early examples before bran got corrupted and gave in to greed and cruelty or what not#and yes these are mostly show examples but remember that scene when robb was falling apart sobbing#let himself cry over the family’s fall out and hopelesssness of the future and bran was there to silently comfort him#as wise as compassionate as an adult#like he is the older one like is the rock and reassurance#bran’s heart and his empathy are primal features of this characters THAT’S WHY HE has awaken as a seerer#he feels much more thus he sees much deeper and this sensitivity of his was a door for magic and powers blossoming in him#and there is no villain!bran there is no abuser!bran there is utterly vulnerable with feelings LONELY BOY#burdened with foreign abilities HE IS LEFT COMPLETELY ALONE WITH there is no parental figure in his life#not only to show him what to do with what he can do but to simply be there for a child robbed of home safety and childhood
okay mostly i feel this?? look cool my boy bran stark i love him. but ‘there is no abuser!bran’ is just, completely factually wrong. bran abuses hodor. straight up. what he does to him cruel and terrible and fundamentally wrong. and he can do those things while being the boy you describe. he does.
"Robb will kill you all, she thought, exulting”
Sansa Stark went up the mountain, but Alayne Stone is coming down.
I think Sansa is clever, but I think that what is important about Sansa more than that she is clever or that she will “come out on top” or end up powerful (she may or may not come out on top or end up in power!) is that Sansa Stark is kind, and she remains kind despite all the things that have happened to her. I think when people defend Sansa from h8rs they often try to point out things about her that are valuable to her but ultimately not really accomplishments? She learns to be clever and manipulative because she has to. She is kind out of choice, and persistently kind in the face of overwhelming cruelty, and that is why I love Sansa.
If you have a single negative thing to say about Sansa Stark, then we can’t be friends.