They took Ned, and your sweet brothers. Sansa is married, Arya is lost, my father’s dead…if anything befell you, I would go mad, Robb. You are all I have left. You are all the North has left.
Catelyn watched her son as he moved among the men, touching one on the shoulder, sharing a jest with another, helping a third to gentle an anxious horse. His armor clinked softly when he moved. Only he head was bare. Catelyn watched a breeze stir his auburn hair, so like her own, and wondered when her son had grown so big. Fifteen, and near as tall as she was.
We seem to be running short of patience here.
Every morning they had trained together, since they were big enough to walk; Snow and Stark, spinning and slashing about the wards of Winterfell, shouting and laughing, sometimes crying when there was no one else to see.
“Or should I call you the King Who Lost the North, Your Grace?”
stannis simply wants justice and prosperity and do his duty as the next in line to be a king. he doesn’t want power, he doesn’t want the throne, he wants to be a king because he is robert’s brother and as such, has to step up as the new king once he died. if joffrey is a baratheon, truly robert’s son, then he would have never wanted to be a king, and would have stayed at dragonstone with his wife and child and davos.
he does not want power.
robb doesn’t want to be king of the seven kingdoms; he wants justice, and he wants to go home, with his sisters and brothers and his mother. he doesn’t want his father to die and marked traitor, he doesn’t want to be oppressed by the throne because he is the son of a traitor. he wants to make the north as a free kingdom once again because he doesn’t want to be tied to the throne who murdered his father and practically half the starks and he doesn’t want his people - the people of the north - to suffer from the lannister’s power-hungry schemes.
he does not want power.
dany doesn’t even want to be a queen - viserys did. dany just wants to go home and reclaims what rightfully hers. if viserys was alive, she would have given the throne to him, but since he’s not, it’s her duty as his sister to be a queen. she also just really wants to go home.
she does not want power.
the greyjoys and the lannisters want power, and they have basically killed everyone who stands in their way. they do want power, they do want the throne, and they will do anything to keep the power they hold now.
i hope everyone understands this, because suddenly the show is all about power and who is the strongest when in the book it’s much more than that.
Was it war that made him grow so fast, she wondered, or
the crown they had put on his head?