27 Dec 2019
What if you could do it all again? Pass through the looking glass darkly, all your gravest sins unraveling, and learn to light the darkness in your soul... What if the Mother of Dragons could learn to resist the siren song of fire and blood? What if she could find balance between the dragon and the woman? And what of the pack? Is there no middle ground to be met from a dragon among wolves, but the right path to be forged of a lone wolf finding home with dragons?
Everyone dies. And then they live again. Yet can the bells ever be unrung?
After the hell they all found themselves in, Dany returns to the crux of her crossroads and makes a different decision. Back to Essos, back to liberation, back to the ones who truly loved her. She learns to plant trees. She learns to build families and trust friends. She heals. She hopes. And she continues the fight against all those that seek to conquer her and her coveted children.
Eventually, she even finds a new path forward with her soulmate, raising a stronger foundation out of the ashes of their ruined love.
18 May 2019
Like a rock falling to a river, one decision can change everything. When it does, nothing will ever be the same again. Not the dragons or the wolves or the lions or the Night King. Growing pains, and reaching for the sky, and gifts granted they never imagined, and a world always trying to take from them. If they want their happy ending, they're going to have to fight for it. And fight. And keep fighting. They won't ever surrender.
"Will you be queen of the ashes? And him king of his graveyards? Is that why we worked so hard for the Iron Throne?" her Hand demands.
"This is not about a throne," she says, turning to Jon. "It's about people, mine and yours. It's about family. It's about building a new world out of the ashes of the old. A better one. But I can't do that alone."
"You're not alone," the Northman swears. "You'll never be alone again. Wish that it were, but it's not the time for lofty goals or good dreams. It's about survival. Just survival. That's not pretty."
Everything begins at Hardhome. Everything ends in the Red Waste.