Valla Dia (Barsoom)
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Fandoms: Game of Thrones (TV), A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin, Barsoom - Edgar Rice Burroughs
11 Sep 2021
“At some point many millions of years in the future,” I said, “this planet’s sun will explode and all life here will die.”
“In the cells,” Dacey said, “I thought about death. My death. Ways to die. Sometimes I hoped for it. I thought of being hanged, beheaded, burned, strangled, speared, stabbed, poisoned, shot with arrows, drowned, crushed by rocks, eaten by bears. Never, ever did Dacey think she’d die from the sun exploding.”
“When you expect to be dead by forty,” Tansy said. “A thousand years might as well be a million.”
“You,” I said, “have been staring into infinity.”
“And what did you see?”
She stopped, took my face in her hands, then kissed me.
“That I want to spend it with you.”
Cersei made a retching sound as though she vomited.
“The last time that you ridiculed our love,” I reminded her, “I killed you with a spork.”
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.
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