Oh, a topic close to my heart, lol! Sansa will end up with one of Sandor, Willas or Jaime.
There is so much foreshadowing that it's going to be Sandor, that it would be just like GRRM to do the bittersweet here and have Sandor a member of her household, but never married to her, because his status is too low. Or have Sandor join up with Jaime in the search for and rescue of Sansa, and have Sandor killed.
Then there is Willas, who was so close yet so far away just before Sansa was married off to Tyrion. He's a maybe, but a weak one because he has not shown up in the books yet except in passing.
Then there's Jaime - why?
1. LF tells Sansa that an older man is a good thing for a younger woman, meaning himself, of course, but we know that's not going to happen. That would be evil, not bittersweet, lol! That description of an older man would include all three of the above gentlemen.
2. Jaime says, we Kingslayers should stick together. There's a big GRRM hint.
3. LF tells Ned Stark after Ned leaves the dying Robert that he should make peace with the Lannisters, marry his children to Lannisters, and make long term plans for the kingdom, which he, LF, would help him with, for a price. This was the logical path Ned should have taken if he were a true player of the Game of Thrones, but instead he rejected it, leading LF to go to Cersei and sell him out, resulting in Ned's death and the destruction of his family. The family's fortune can be restored by doing what Ned was advised to do in the first place - bittersweet indeed!
4. Sansa wanted blonde Lannister babies, and that wouldn't preclude some born looking like Arya and Robb. Of course, she rejected Joffrey in the end, and dreamed of babies with Willas, but the Tyrells really look like they are going to be wiped out in the end.
5. With Jaime on his redemption arc, I can see he and Sandor ending up together after Lady Stoneheart orders him to return her daughters to her, resulting in Sansa being rescued from LF, and Sandor dead. (sniff) His acts of heroism will show Sansa that there are true knights left in the world. He'll be injured, and Sansa will nurse him back to health, eventually asking her brother (whichever one) the King in the North, to allow her to marry him.
6. The end of the war will mean Westeros has to be healed, and what better way to heal Westeros than by having the lion and the direwolf join forces to protect the kingdom. The new king/queen will not want him as LC of the Kingsguard, and will release him from his vows.
7. Tyrion is the Valonqar, and will either die or be made Dany's or Aegon's hand. If he doesn't die, he will release Sansa, because he knows she loathes him, and he will actually finally find someone who loves him.
8. Another thing that really stood out for me was the fact that once we started to see Jaime's POV, we saw how much the two of them are alike. Jaime is one of the few characters in all the books who, just like Sansa, is always thinking about the people around him. When he's out in the field he goes around to visit his soldiers, stopping to talk to them and see that they are being looked after. He thinks about Pia, and his squire, he treats his prisoners with respect, he thanks the people who do things for him. He rescues Brienne, and defends her to Loras, who finally acknowledges she didn't kill Renly. And most of all, he's faithful - once he starts his love affair with his sister, he never thinks of another woman. Sounds like the man for Sansa.
I know the archers are already notching their arrows, but what can I say? The signs are there folks.
Edited by Fragile Bird, 10 April 2012 - 10:59 PM.