they came while she was sleeping they crept in through the cracks in her wall dangerous creatures she’s wrapped herself in armour shining silver like a star fallen from the folds of night’s dark skirts
He could tell her he loved her. He ached to shout it out loud for the gods and everyone to hear. Little good it would do. Better to trust in the moon’s promises than in the word of the Thief of Eddis. He was famous in three countries for his lies.
- Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia (via angieville)
Ah, this is so true. They act as though everyone is as honourable as themselves, not believing those around them of deceit until it’s too late. They want to believe that people will ultimately act for the greater good and not their own self-interests because that is how they were raised to act. I was wondering why I never saw much of Catlyn in Sansa and it’s because she is her father’s daughter. She may have her mother’s looks and Arya may have her father’s face and fighting spirit, but Sansa has his idealism. She could not have been the diplomatic force her mother was in the second half of the season simply because her negotiating skills exist of simply taking the other person at their word, regardless if what they promised wasn’t feasible. Of course, now I think she’s had to grow up very fast and has lost much of that idealism. She can see the hidden underbelly that people try to hide and she will not trust again. It’s horrible that something as cruel as this had to happen to her.