Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2015
a Queen of the Red Rose
She would be soft like the ladies he knew, soft like girls in dresses with hair that held curls and smiles that dimpled. She would be soft like someone who could not fight back."
Okay so this is from which is from this fic which is one of my favourite things I’ve ever written. It was for the quote challenge and my quote was “That was what men wanted, wasn’t it? Soft helpless women that they needed to protect?” and I was so happy I got it because it’s really awesome for Brienne-thoughts. Anyway. The quote you asked about. I think that even though Brienne grew up noble, a lady, she has always been completely uncomfortable with the concept. Every single other lady she comes across is nothing like her and she knows that Jaime grew up around people like Cersei and Lyanna Stark and Rhealla Targaryen. And then she hears rumours about his relationship with Daenerys and how beautiful she is and she’s stuck, alone, on an island, hearing nothing from him, thinking that she might be able to pretend. She’s not very good at it though, our Brienne doesn’t have the best poker face. What I was thinking about the last line, someone who could not fight back, was how totally wrong it was. All of those women have been fighting, just not with swords. Brienne’s idea of womanhood has been completely skewed by her upbringing, constantly being told she’s not like these other woman but not really actually knowing them. The women that Brienne is trying to emulate don’t actually exist, they’re just symbols of femininity that she has never really had. Um. So yeah, that’s what I was thinking when I wrote that. I’d like to see Brienne meeting some of the Sand Snakes, I think, someone should write that.
New footage from the Season 5 set of “Game of Thrones” provides a first glimpse at the newest cast members, and also a reveal about Jaime Lannister’s storyline that qualifies as a big spoiler. Warning: Spoilers from the books and Season 5 of “GoT.”