↳ “Your fatherdidn’t love me when we married. He hardly knew me or I him. Love didn’t just happen to us. We built it slowly over the years, stone by stone, for you, for your brothers and sisters, for all of us. It’s not as exciting as secret passion in the woods, but it is stronger. It lasts longer.”
A new fic (which was supposed to be a nice little Game of Ships tale, but grew into a 20,000 word fic) Parents of the Groom, is posted HERE on AO3. It is a Modern AU during which Ned and Catelyn Stark find many reasons to reflect on their life, marriage, and family on their oldest son’s wedding day.
(78/85) Countdown to Season Four
In other words, Happy Name Day, Starkfish!! (even though it technically isn’t until tomorrow!)
The lovely Ashley selected the next installment in this series as her preferred gift, so All I Need To Know has been posted on AO3 Here.
With their wedding now behind them, newlyweds Ned and Catelyn Stark begin the rest of their lives.
when i started shipping or if i ship it: R U SRS? OF COURSE I ship it. It should be illegal to not ship Ned/Cat. Like, that’s truly the only pairing in the series for whom shipping should NOT be optional.
my thoughts: OH I LOVE THEM SO MUCHHHHHH. I’ve said this before, but my favorite thing about them is how REALISTIC their relationship is. It didn’t start as a passionate love story, but they built love and respect and trust over time, and they’re awesome parents to their kids, and GUHHH TOO MANY FEELZ. Also, it doesn’t hurt that Ned/Cat has such wonderful fic writers!
what makes me happy about them: THEY LOVE EACH OTHER. THEY LOVE THEIR BBS. THEY LOVE HAVING SEX WITH THEIR ACHING LOINS. THEY CONSTANTLY THINK ABOUT CUDDLE TIMEZ WHEN THEY’RE APART. HE LOVES HER HAIIIIIIIIIIR!!!
what makes me sad about them: HE LOVES HER HAIIIIIIIR!!!! (BOOM. DOOM.)
things done in art/fic that annoy me: My biggest grievance is the AO3 tagging of Ned/Cat for fics that have literally nothing to do with Ned/Cat. Just because Sansa or Robb or Arya or whoever is a main character in the story, and Ned and Cat had sex to produce Sansa or Robb or Arya, that doesn’t make it a Ned/Cat story.
things i look for in art/fic: SMUT! Good plots are a wonderful bonus, but mostly SMUT AND LOTS OF CUDDLING. :P
my kinks: I feel like Ned and Cat are a lot more kinky than they seem. They’ve been together for a long time and STILL think about gettin’ it on…there’s gotta be some spicy stuff happening in that bedroom!
who i’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other: NO ONE. SRY, BITCHES. (Although I happily crack-ship Catelyn/Lannister Twins.)
my happily ever after for them: STOP WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO MEEEE??