When we were seven and you jumped off the cliffs at Casterly Rock,
100-foot drop into the water,
and you were never afraid.
As usual, I suddenly Lannistered while attempting to finish Some Important Thing. Bonus Tywin irrate because Jaime is skipping reading sessions.
Because Tywin/Joanna fic is very hard to find, I’ve spent the past two months searching tumblr, LJ, AO3, and ff.net to make a list of Tywin/Joanna fanfiction that I love! I will be updating this list regularly.
The eldest Sand Snakes + their mothers
☼ Angela Bassett as the mother of Obara
☼ Chipo Chung as Obara
☼ Zuleikha Robinson as the mother of Nymeria
☼ Janina Gavankar as Nymeria
☼ Antonia Thomas as the mother of Tyene
☼ Jasmine Sanders as Tyene
☼ Lupita Nyong’o as the mother of Sarella
☼ Liya Kebede as Sarella
→ The Dance of the Dragons meme: 5 relationships: 2/5: Daemon (Jason Isaacs) and Rhaenyra Targaryen (Megan Follows). (x)
a;slj the twins are kind of hard because the books are actually pretty fucking good at showing them to us in a lot of ways and so i just roll with what’s given in there and don’t put that much thought into what they do when outside that? but let’s do this
► Tywin never did quite catch on to how often the twins swapped places as kids. (Joanna realized at some point during the day half of the time, but said nothing because it was cute and more or less harmless at first.)
► Jaime’s voice breaks while squiring for Crakehall; when he returns home there’s this bizarre moment where he and Cersei register the difference and he has no idea at all what to make of the look on her face. (and then they kiss as soon as they find a moment alone, because they’re them, and it gets a bit better) (but it’s still not the same as before)
► Cersei kind of enjoys hawking? Or at least she would if she had the time and didn’t have so much more other stuff to do (ruling / fucking her brother / mothering / etc). It also got associated with Robert more and more as time went on, and that was never conducive to enjoyment.
► Tywin didn’t have the time or the inclination to really bond with his siblings, as he was a bit too busy doing damage control re: his father, and honestly doesn’t feel like he missed out on much. This may or may not be part of the reason why his kids are totally shit at functioning like normal human beings when not working as a unit (which is always, in case anyone was wondering).
► Cersei kept the sword Jaime used to kill Aerys.
► Tywin sleeps deeply but rarely for long. Jaime can fall asleep everywhere. It’s hit-or-miss with Cersei. When the twins sleep together they fall in one glorious pile of limbs and hair and slowly drift apart during the night, though always keeping one point of contact.
Bonus daemonverse (you didn’t ask but they are in my head right now so uh sorry):
◄ When very emotional and without access to one another the twins both tend to get really, really close to their daemons. For Jaime who’s already almost constantly touching his it basically turns into an attempt at dignified clinging (Brienne can testify as to how they kind of suck at ‘dignified’ but are pros at clinging, seriously it’s kind of unsettling and also just watching it feels like intruding on something terribly private). Cersei goes for the high places, towers or godswoods where the trees let the stars shine through the branches and her daemon lets her talk and rage until she stops wanting to scream or hit people. Araceli always responds to ‘Cersei’. Alaric never corrects Cersei when she calls him ‘Jaime’.
◄ Meanwhile, it is a widely accepted fact that Laurel touching Tywin in any way, shape or form is just about as rare and unsettling as seeing the man smile, and also bad news. Very, very bad news.
The scene from Meera’s story — thanks to Brandon, Eddard somehow ends up dancing with Ashara. (Afterward, Ned thinks that was the most embarrassing experience of his life but Ashara admits to Elia she finds Ned kind of cute. /headcanon)
Down by the water, the riverbed
Somebody calls you, somebody says
Swim with the current and float away
Down by the river every day
a mix for Lysa and Catelyn Tully, sisters torn apart by the powers that be.
[Arya] remembered hearing her lady mother tell Father to put on his lord’s face and go deal with some matter. Father had laughed at that.
Catelyn says goodbye to her father as he leaves for travel