Starbird, on 20 February 2012 - 11:46 AM, said:
Bgona/BC - say it ain't so!
No, I don't think it was pity, either, but I don't think Sansa would have been down with anything more than a kiss, and even that she didn't want. She wasn't feeling seduced, even if he was.
I can certainly see the dam breaking argument, and that intimacy could have led to sex, but I do see both of those things as only coming from Sandor. He himself did away with the "whether you will it or no" argument when he broke down in the face of her kindness. I think he intended to kiss her and when she closed her eyes, and didn't will it, he realized he didn't want it that way. As for Sansa, she was too aware of having just dodged a bullet to think, "Oh, we've finally connected! Time to slip into something more comfortable!"
Starbird, you are too bad, I nearly died laughing. Ok, ok, I can see we're gonna have to agree to disagree. I think his feelings would have carried her along, and that touching him in that way signified something more, but this is very much open to interpretation so that's that.
"It took away all the rage and anger and confusion of the past moments, and revealed two people who actually might understand each other despite their inability to communicate." Perfectly said. I'll only add that neither of them (well, Sansa, since we get her POV), seems to analyze their feelings very much. She notes now and again that the Hound saved her but she never takes that next step and thinks, "It was kind of hot when he saved me from the mob," or "Gee, he's been looking out for me quite a bit. I wonder if he's interested." Maybe she's too young. (Bgona, I, too, age her up in my mind. Nothing about her reminds me of being 12.) Anyway, my point is that there's definitely a gap between what Sandor might want and what would have been acceptable to Sansa at that moment. (How can this girl think about touching Loras's chest and never once pontificate on the Hound, around whose chest her arms were *wrapped*??) ::dies!::
Oh, I knew there was something I wanted to mention to you on the not thanking bit. In the chapter I'm preparing now for the re-read, when she's in the sept praying, she thinks of the Hound and says "he was no true knight, but he saved me all the same..." I think we see here an honest appreciation for what he did in the riot, but it's very Sansaesque. I expect age and time to add the hotness factor when she looks back on it
And ditto on the chest thing! But in all fairness, it's hard to concentrate on how a man's chest feels when you're in mortal peril
I have faith; she'll remember and appreciate.
Edited by brashcandy, 20 February 2012 - 12:22 PM.