1 Work in Fogo (ASoIaF)
Fandoms: Game of Thrones (TV), A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin, Barsoom - Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Carter (2012)
14 Feb 2020
“It’s . . .” Beth Cassel looked toward the sky, her face turning red. A few tears leaked out of the corners of her eyes. Then she looked at me. “You’ve read it anyway. Tell them.”
“You think me beautiful and fantasize making love to me.”
“Yes.” She spat the word out, as though it had a foul taste.
I had shamed her.
“People in my lands have such attractions as well,” I said. “It is not a serious problem.”
“Not a serious problem?” Beth almost shouted. “We’re not in your lands. This isn’t some fairy-tale kingdom where women fall in love with women and live happily ever after. They execute people for what I just admitted. They torture them slowly and cut off pieces and then tie them up and burn them to death. And all the while the crowd cheers.”
John Carter and Dejah Thoris of the Burroughs novels are mis-directed to the world of Game of Thrones, fulfilling two separate prophecies. Carter is a Confederate officer; his ideas on race, sex and gender might be considered unenlightened. Dejah is very good at killing people, but she feels bad afterwards.
The longest Game of Thrones fic on AO3 is 1.5 million words. This story will exceed that, whether anyone reads it or not.