30 Sep 2018
“Fuck,” he says, “what if I tell you that — I had no idea it could be like this?”
Brienne’s eyes go so wide it’d be almost funny, if it wasn’t about him.
“… I thought I was supposed to say that,” she finally answers after a long moment.
- Part 1 of jbweek 2018
01 Oct 2018
“My father, hm, he happens to be a regular client of Waterford’s. I mean, the crystals factory.”
“Okay,” she says, hoping this isn’t going where she thinks it’s going.
“His entire damned house is filled with that stuff. Like, glass everywhere. He eats from crystal plates, for — well, I might have spent years with cold sweat every time I had to have dinner with him because of course he wouldn’t settle for less and I was scared shitless I’d break one of the plates. Anyway, when I was twelve, my brother happened to break one of those vases of his.”
… This is going exactly where she was thinking it would, damn it, and — she’s met Tyrion. She thinks she has a clue of how badly Tywin Lannister would have taken it if he found out he broke the thing.
“Since I knew my father would have been way less terrible to me than to him,” Jaime sighs, “I, uh, said it was my fault.”
“He didn’t —”
“He made me pick the whole thing up with bare hands,” Jaime says, sounding entirely too detached about it for it to be remotely healthy.
“What the fuck,” she blurts without even trying to stop herself.
- Part 2 of jbweek 2018
03 Oct 2018
“Brienne, I don’t usually lie and let me tell you, that was the hottest thing I’ve ever seen.”
“And are you planning to do anything about it or are you just standing here for fun?”
“I don’t know,” he says, letting his most charming grin appear on his mouth, “I fully support the idea of making sure they know exactly how much I’m bothered. And if it wasn’t clear, if you jumped me right the hell now while full of righteous tenants’s meeting rage, I wouldn’t say no.”
or: in which Jaime and Brienne both hate the tenants's meeting at their building, until they don't.
- Part 3 of jbweek 2018
"Wait, you hate Harry Potter, too?" or: how jaime and brienne spent years hating Those Books and kept their preferences for themselves, stopped doing it when they found out they were made for each other and decided the universe wasn't so cruel after all by janie_tangerine
04 Oct 2018
Her skin isn’t pale and empty anymore.
There are dark words inked in what seems a fairly unsteady handwriting, but it’s all caps, so it’s readable.
And they read —
Wait, you hate Harry Potter, too?
Her father finds her crying of joy in front of the mirror, and for a moment he seems worried, but then he sees it.
“Hey,” he tells her, “didn’t I warn you that it might arrive late?”
“You were right,” she says, wiping tears from her eyes.
He runs his left over his eyes, breathes in deep and looks down at his palm, the one part that’s tingling like mad.
The scars left from accident and surgeries are there.
But now, right in the middle of it, there’s a dark blue of course I do, inked in a pretty, clear cursive.
And he doesn’t remember the first words he and Cersei exchanged, but he’s pretty fucking sure they were not of course I do.
or: in which mutual dislike of HP books brings Jaime and Brienne together after years of No One Else Getting It.
- Part 3 of my ships vs the hp-soulmate marks of doom (or: apparently this is a series now)
- Part 4 of jbweek 2018
05 Oct 2018
“Wow,” Brienne says, “that’s red. And there’s a shark in there?”
“Yes,” he answers. “It’s my father’s, well, technically it was his wedding present for my mother, and she’s been here for years.”
“Holy shit,” she whispers, and he’s never heard her swear before. “Okay, two things. First, I’m not buying it until I see it. Second, no offense, but you rich people are weird.”
“Can’t disagree,” he says, raising his hands in surrender. He knows it’s weird. Hell, he knows they’re weird, and not just because of the shark. “But wait, did you just say you want to see her?”
“Lannister, I can’t even believe I’m having this conversation, but if you really have a shark in here of course I want to see it.”
- Part 5 of jbweek 2018
05 Oct 2018
“Did you seriously leave a package with this on it just outside my door?” She asks, holding up his terrible sign reading CHILD SUPPORT in uneven handwriting.
“What if I did?” He asks.
“Then I’d like for you to tell me exactly what you meant,” she says.
Or: in which Jaime's newly adopted cat really likes Brienne's.
- Part 6 of jbweek 2018
08 Oct 2018
in which everyone's involved in Tywin's opera company.
In this episode: Jaime and Brienne work out their relationship and their issues while starring in Fidelio to the relief of almost everyone else.