Some instinct made her lift her hand and cup his cheek with her fingers. The room was too dark for her to see him, but she could feel the stickiness of the blood, and a wetness that was not blood. “Little bird,” he said once more, his voice raw and harsh as steel on stone. Then he rose from the bed. Sansa heard cloth ripping, followed by the softer sound of retreating footsteps.
When she crawled out of bed, long moments later, she was alone. She found his cloak on the floor, twisted up tight, the white wool stained by blood and fire. The sky outside was darker by then, with only a few pale green ghosts dancing against the stars. A chill wind was blowing, banging the shutters. Sansa was cold. She shook out the torn cloak and huddled beneath it on the floor, shivering.
I wish the Hound were here. The night of the battle, Sandor Clegane had come to her chambers to take her from the city, but Sansa had refused. Sometimes she lay awake at night, wondering if she’d been wise. She had his stained white cloak hidden in a cedar chest beneath her summer silks. She could not say why she’d kept it.
“I think in the first season you can see with Sandor and Sansa, that there’s a frustration with Sandor trying to get through to Sansa that it’s not all fairytale and true knights and there’s so much badness in the world.” -Rory McCann
You are alright now little bird, you are alright.
Reposting this drawing because Sunday is coming, and we will finally witness the ultimate SanSan scene… will they include the unkiss? Will it only be about Sandor as a fierce protector and nothing more? Is the music track “I will keep you safe” actually meant for a Tyrion/Shae scene? Dx …
This whole TV adaptation is such a mess sometimes… if they don’t include the unkiss, how on earth are they going to show Sansa imagining it later? According to GRRM, that unkiss is supposed to be important, it will “eventually mean something”, so it would be really dumb if HBO decides to just don’t include it in Sansa’s storyline … ah, well…