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Latest revision as of 19:50, 9 June 2019

Sansa IV
A Clash of Kings chapter
POV Sansa Stark
Place King's Landing
Page 548 UK HC (Other versions)
Chapter chronology (All)
Sansa III
Jon VI  ← Sansa IV →  Jon VII

Sansa V


Sansa meets again with Ser Dontos in the godswood, and learns that he hears more things as a fool than he ever did as a knight. And Varys the Spider pays in gold for anything overheard, making Dontos believe that Moon Boy has been working for Varys for years. Dontos tells her that Stannis burned the godswood at Storm's End at the behest of the Red Woman. When Sansa asks him to make good on his promise, Dontos tells her the time is not right for their escape. Dontos does promise her that when his friend returns to King's Landing, they will have a ship to escape on.

Sansa and Sandor atop Maegor's Holdfast. © Luaprata91

Sansa does not want to return to her room yet, so she goes up to the roof, where she is surprised by the Hound. Clegane is in a foul mood as ever, and tells her that he enjoys killing, and that only cowards fight with fire. He claims he fears no man, but Sansa thinks that he does fear his brother. Once again, he assures her that there are no true knights.

That night, Sansa has a dream where she is surrounded by a mob, and calls out to all the great knights, but none respond to her call. She feels herself bleeding, and awakes to find the sheets soaked with blood. She realizes that she just had her first flowering, and burns the sheets in fear that Joffrey will find out and want to bed her. Her maids catch her and bring her before the Queen, but Cersei comforts her, knowing the girl is frightened at the prospect of marrying Joffrey. She tells her how difficult Joffrey was to bear, and how Robert was out hunting when Joffrey was born. Cersei informs her that while Sansa may not love Joffrey, she will love the children she bears him. The Queen also reveals that Robert always wanted to be loved, to have friends and be cheered, and that her brother Tyrion had the same disease. She tells Sansa: "Love is poison. A sweet poison, yes, but it will kill you all the same."

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