… because I always did my duty
Catelyn, A Clash of Kings
…. all the while promising herself that one day it would be her turn.
Cersei, A Feast For Crows
Would you like that, Father? she wanted to ask him. Or would you want me to be strong?
And when your tears have drowned you, the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.
AU scenario: SAG voters start watching television and vote for these ladies for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (that finally becomes a category because they realized how pathetic it is not to have supporting acting categories)
The prince is going to be my husband, she had thought, giddy with excitement, and when the old king dies I’ll be the queen. It’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted.
I was to be sold to some stranger like a horse, to be ridden whenever my new owner liked, beaten whenever he liked.
Sing little bird, sing for your little life.
All she wanted was for things to be nice and pretty, the way they were in songs.