1 Work in Egon Emeros
Fandoms: Game of Thrones (TV), A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin, Barsoom - Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Carter (2012)
04 Jun 2020
A few days afterwards, I worked with Lyra at the archery range, loosing arrows at the targets known as “butts.” I still enjoyed her hands on my waist as she adjusted my stance. I had become much better at hitting the targets. I could not yet match the speed of the young archer I had captured soon after my arrival on this planet, but the act of taking an arrow from its quiver and fitting the indentation on its end, known as a “nock,” over the bowstring, an action known as “nocking,” had become very fluid.
“There are actually,” Lyra told me, “ignorant fools who call it ‘notching.’ Should you meet any, shoot them with arrows.”
“I shall do so.”
“No, don’t really shoot them. I was jesting.”
“This world’s breeding pool would be improved, would it not?”
“I must remember not to encourage you to kill people.”
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 might be considered unenlightened. Dejah is very good at killing people, but she feels bad about it.