I just couldn’t resist.
I just couldn’t resist.
How to utilize details from Game of Thrones and psuedo “reality TV” to facilitate writing.
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Married At First Sight Westerosi Style
Wedding Jitters Part 1
When the Maiden Cloak and the other items arrived, Sansa realized this was really happening. Tomorrow. She would be getting married tomorrow. Much to her surprise, the cloak didn’t have a huge direwolf embroidered on the back. Instead, the fabric was a subtle brocade of greys, silver, and white featuring direwolves sprinkled within an Art Nouveau flower pattern that complimented the lace on Sansa’s wedding gown. Thankfully, her mother had been persuaded that since it was so warm in Kings Landing, no fur trim was necessary.
Also, in the package from Winterfell were her gifts for her unknown groom. According to the show, the bride was supposed to give her groom a gift that expressed her expectations for the future of their marriage. A symbol of her hopes and dreams. Her mom had insisted that the family would be adding a gift as well. Her parents had selected a pair of white gold direwolf cuff links with bright diamond eyes. Every Stark man had a pair. This was their way of welcoming her new husband into the fold by gifting him with the sigil of House Stark. Seems more like a warning than a gift. What if he has his own sigil? What if he doesn’t use cuff links? I hope he likes my present. Sansa’s special gift was an ancient manuscript illustration of a Lord of Winterfell sitting in the Godswood cleaning his longsword in front of the Weirwood tree. It was her favorite. That was how she saw her Prince Charming. She hoped to hang it in her new home, wherever that might be.
“Aunt Dany is going to make me crazy with her micromanaging everything.” Jon confided to Davos while sitting in his office. “I had to sneak down here to you just to get some time to think.”
“You must remember, love can cloud judgement. She thinks she’s doing the right thing.”
“She always thinks she’s doing the right thing. Do you realize she called the producers to find out some particulars about the woman I’m about to marry? She said that I needed to buy the right gift for her.”
“You feel like she’s taking your choice away, don’t you? I know she thought she was helping you to make the best impression.”
“I’m supposed to give her a gift that expresses my expectations for the future of our marriage. I haven’t even had a chance to think about it.”
“Maybe the information would help then.”
“I doubt it. They refused to tell her anything significant. All she found out was that she loves yellow and loves lemons.”
“At least she’s consistent. Color wise, I mean. So something yellow and something lemon.”
“When I went to buy the wedding rings at Tiffany’s…..”
“At your Aunt’s suggestion. I’m surprised she didn’t go with you.”
“Jorah wouldn’t let her. He told her she was driving him crazy.”
“Go on, what did you see at Tiffany’s?”
“I saw these keys with yellow diamonds and I thought that I should give her the key to my heart.”
“Now that sounds like you. So what about the lemons?”
“Got that covered. You’re going to laugh.”
“No, I have faith in you.”
“I figured that since my apartment has a huge terrace, I’m going to buy her a lemon tree. Then, when we buy a house, we can plant it.”
“That’s right. I like the way you’re thinking.”
“So I decided that I’ll hang the Tiffany bag on one of the tree limbs. Since the gift is supposed to be delivered before the wedding I’ll write her a note asking her to wear the key, so I’ll know which girl to marry.”