For reasons wretched and divine
02 Jun 2019
Many things are said of house Arryn and its honour. Is it not their words, after all? As High as Honour... Fewer things are said of the house's heiress, Shara Arryn, lest she might hear them and retaliate.
Witted Shara Arryn, treacherous Shara Arryn, whose schemes only led to the Red Keep's cells after the disaster of the Battle of the Blackwater. She should have died there, forgotten of all, but a victorious Tywin Lannister has other plans for her.
But it takes more than a gilded cage to stop a falcon from flying away.
- Part 1 of For reasons wretched and divine
26 Jan 2020
"Some consider a weapon can change ownership.
- And yet it remains soaked with its first owner's blood."
Things do not always go the way they should - a lesson Shara Arryn knows only too well. Patient as always, she has planted the seeds of Stannis Baratheon's victory and waits for the right moment for her schemes to come to fruition under Tywin Lannister's keen eye.
But though the seeds may be strong and her trust in Stannis Baratheon unwaivering, some things never go the way they should. Or perhaps some people make sure they do not.
Choices have consequences, they say, and trust, once broken, can never be mended. But it can be shattered. And weapon can change ownership; it can draw the blood it was bound to protect.
And so she will.
[AU of Birds of a Feather (alternative route and ending). Begins immediately after chapter 8. Reading the first eight chapters of BoaF is probably required to understand the full setting]
- Part 2 of For reasons wretched and divine