#my kingdom for an au when the two of them are able to escape at this point #all hell goes down #just as it does in canon #…except sansa and tyrion have already snuck out the back door #and are stuffing their faces with lemoncakes #so no one is accused of murder and no one is placed in the ‘protection’ of a sexual predator #tyrion lannister #sansa stark #hairbrushing #got season 4 (tags from thegoodlannister)
I think this kind of sympathy was long overdue. In the books it happens during their wedding.
People say that Sansa sees Tyrion as another Lannister, but that’s not completely true. She sees him as another victim of the Lannisters. You know how in the books during the wedding she has to kneel before him for the cloaking ceremony. She is too tall and he can’t cloak her. So he gives her a sign that he wants her to kneel. And at first she is thinking “I won’t. Why should I spare his feelings, when no one cares about mine?” And then she hears how Cersei and Joffrey and everyone else are laughing at him, making fun of him. And when she turns around and sees his face, she understands him, she gets that he’s just in another kind of prison. And she kneels for him.
That kind of inner struggle was cut from the wedding ceremony on the show. I can only imagine George Martin didn’t enjoy that. So when he was writing 4x02, he decided to add that scene with the cup. In the books the cup gets under the table and Tyrion goes there and takes it himself. On the show we see Sansa kneeling, taking the cup and giving it to Tyrion. That small scene, written by GRRM personally, is a significant evidence of how the author sees the relationship between these two characters. They are not enemies, they are not even indifferent, they are allies, they help each other and give each other comfort when they can. They care about each other. And it’s not based on passion or lust, as with so many of the relationships in the series, but on mutual understanding, sympathy and kindness. I believe this is the foundation of the truest love possible. Remember when Cat was talking about her love with Ned in season 2:
“Your father didn’t love me when we married. He hardly knew me, or I him. Love didn’t just happened to us, we build it slowly over the years, stone by stone… For you, for your brothers and sisters; for all of us. It’s not as exciting as a secret passion in the woods, but it is stronger, it lasts longer.”
I will go down with this ship. Always and forever.
Actual footage from Joffrey’s funeral
"And so it is with great sadness that we mourn the sudden departure of our beloved King."
"Taken from us so tragically on the very day of his wedding. His legacy will live on in our hearts for all eternity."
"Well, he ain’t getting any deader!"
"Back to work."
I’m really sorry, anon - I know, Joffrey’s death just brings so much bad shit down and I’m so worried for everyone, of course, but my concern for Sansa is just really, really high. Not that her upcoming storyline isn’t super interesting, but ugh yeah. :/
oh my gosh, like, if you aren’t following swordinthedarkness, go get on that right now.
House with Wilson: *chooses to be in pain so that Wilson can have his Vicodin*
House in every other episode: Patients suck. I don't do nurturing.
House when Wilson is sick: *makes him food, wipes the vomit from his mouth, and holds him*
House with every other patient and colleague on the show: Why would you give up everything just to be with someone? Idiots.
House with Wilson: *gives up his entire life to be with Wilson for five months*
I feel very strongly that the reason Sansa was moved to pick up the chalice for Tyrion, to do something to lessen his humiliation, is that she knows what it’s like to have your abuse met met with silence, with not the least bit of condemnation.
After all, Tyrion was the only one who dared to speak up when Joffrey when having her beaten.