“his sister seldom wept but when she was with him. she could not stand for others to think her weak. only to her twin did she show her wounds. she will look to me for comfort and revenge.”
only to her twin did she show her wounds
because she has wounds
and jaime is the only one who knows of them
“All her life Viserys had told her she was a princess, but not until she rode her silver had Daenerys Targaryen ever felt like one.”
“You will marry and you will breed. Every child you birth makes Stannis more a liar.”
“No,” Cersei said from between white lips. “No, no, no. I object to wedding any—”
“Remember your duty.”
I have reason to believe that House Tyrell do
not hold the crown's best interests at heart.
“He was my brother.”
Houses STILL Sworn to House Stark ➻
fakebook of the houses
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
“Light your flame among us, R’hllor,” said the red priest. “Show us the truth or falseness of this man. Strike him down if he is guilty, and give strength to his sword if he is true. Lord of Light, give us wisdom.”
“For the night is dark,” the others chanted, Harwin and Anguy loud as all the rest, “and full of terrors.”
“No one ever looked for a girl,” he said. “… The error crept in from the translation. Dragons are neither male nor female, Barth saw the truth of that, but now one and now the other, as changeable as flame. The language misled us all for a thousand years. Daenerys is the one, born amidst salt and smoke. The dragons prove it.” Just talking of her seemed to make him stronger. “I must go to her. I must. Would that I was even ten years younger.”
The object of the game is to checkmate the opponent’s King by placing it under threat of capture which cannot be avoided.
#NOTHING MAKES ME HAPPIER THAN PEOPLE GETTING CHESS METAPHORS RIGHT #the pawn; least powerful piece on the board— but with one wild move and if you get it to the end it can become the most powerful #the bishop; amazing range but can only move on it’s color— a piece that will surprise you #the knight; the irrational piece— hardest to predict #the rook; who guards the king— a long range piece #the king; the ultimate goal— but can’t do the work itself #the queen; the most powerful piece on the board— the only piece that doesn’t emulate it in some way is the knight
(not my tags but they are so great, so I add them)
She died never knowing that Ser Barristan had loved her. How could she? He was a knight of the Kingsguard, sworn to celibacy. No good could have come from telling her his feelings. No good came from silence either. If I had unhorsed Rhaegar and crowned Ashara queen of love and beauty, might she have looked to me instead of Stark? He would never know. But of all his failures, none haunted Barristan Selmy so much as that.