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Igrithe or Daenasrys
In You know nothing Jon Snow
Dec 31, 2018
I would personally love to see Jon and Val together. Unfortunately, I don’t believe it will happen, but perhaps it will. Jon definitely longs for Val, that much I agree on. “Then Ghost emerged from between two trees, with Val beside him. They look as though they belong together.” - A Dance with Dragons. In that moment, Jon may as well be speaking of himself, in place of his direwolf, as they are one in the same being in many ways. Stannis believes that a marriage between Val and Jon would help solidify his peace with the wildlings. Some readers believe, based on the culture of the freefolk, that this would accomplish little, as the freefolk do not think of Val as a princess, and will not follow her. Though this is true at face value, I consider it possible, if not likely, that the wildlings would indeed unite under Val. I get the impression that as “Mance” is burned, the freefolk bow instead to Val, and not Stannis, for the freefolk choose their own king, or queen. She is resourceful, brave, capable, and fierce. I do believe that the freefolk could in fact follow her, and I personally would love to see it happen, but I also believe that a relationship between Jon and Daenerys has been more strongly foreshadowed. In the House of the Undying, Daenerys sees a blue flower growing from a chink in a wall of ice, and filled the air with sweetness. In that moment, she hears the undying whisper “mother of dragons, bride of fire…” Later, in aDwD, Daenerys is pondering what her life would have been like. She considers that had her brother Rhaegar’s son lived, he would have become king. She is of course, thinking of Aegon, son of Elia, but she doesn’t know of Rhaegar’s son with Lyanna. These thoughts end with “If he had lived, I might have married him.” Perhaps upon learning that a legitimate son of Rhaegar had lived, she may find marriage with him a wise notion. There are other parallel observances held by both Jon and Dany. Jon in Storm of Swords: “Even with Ygritte sleeping beside him, he felt alone.” Then Daenerys in A Dance with Dragons: “Her captain slept beside her, yet she was alone.” Another interesting note from Dance, is Jon is obviously stabbed by his brothers, and whispers “Ghost” as the pain washes over him. In Daenerys X, which may have taken place at a different time than the events at Castle Black, she observes “Off in the distance, a wolf howled. The sound made her feel sad and lonely.” There is more I’m sure. But I will stop here with Jon, with one that is almost TOO obvious, and perhaps it is: “He might as well wish for another thousand men, and maybe a dragon or three.”


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