But than GRRM had that Hedge Knight that's been hunting Sansa for the Iron Throne show up in her last chapter of AFFC so a part of me is wondering whether Sansa will wind up back in Kings Landing. Add to that Brienne did mention to Randyll Tarly that she heard Sansa could be in the Vale, Randyll Tarly who's now in Kings Landing himself as the Master of Laws.
The main problem for the people looking for Sansa is that they know her as a 13 year old maid with auburn hair, of gentle birth, very courteous, a bit stupid, soft spoken etc.
But what they might find is a bastard daughter of LF, quite a bit more worldly, brave and flirtatious, older and with the wrong hair colour. And Sansa doesn't want to be found, and she's playing her part really well.
It would also only be natural for Sansa to head to the Vale since her aunt Lysa was there, only now Lysa is dead, and few people seem to think about LF's infatuation with Cat and that he might have snatched Sansa away.
Personally, I don't think LF plans on actually seeing that marriage to fruition. In the final Sansa chapter of AFFC, Sansa recalls him telling her that young girls are always happier with older men, and that innocence and experience make a perfect marriage. I'm going to go out on a limb and state that this is just another one of LF's cunning remarks in his process of grooming Sansa for his eventual seduction and marriage to her. LF certainly doesn't think that Sansa will be happy with Harry the Heir (or he might not care, even if he may believe that Harry is Sansa's type), and if he is planning on having the marriage actually happen, then he isn't preparing for Harry to be alive for very long.
We also see LF dissing Harry to Sansa. LF tells how she needs to win his "boyish heart" and how Harry already has two bastards with two different girls, so he's clearly painting Harry as a bit of a plonker who they can use for their own ends.
It will be really interesting how Sansa interacts with Harry since she has had negative views on him from both Myranda Royce and Littlefinger himself.
That's another thing that has my curiosity peeked. LF is banking on the North Rallying to Sansa as the last of the Stark line, my question is how does the North really feel about Sansa. I only ask because Manderly's Court referred to House Stark as extinct, When Sansa is mentioned too Stanis he sneeringly refers to her as "Lady Lannister", and I always kind of felt like Robb and Cat had given up on rescuing Sansa when they heard about her wedding to Tyrion. My question is does the rest of the North (aside from Jon Snow) feel the same.
It will probably be different as a Lannister widow married to the heir of the Vale, but really, I think LF is eventually going to use Sansa for his own purposes, without Harry.
Doubly sad that Robb seemed convinced that The Lannisters were going to use Sansa to produce an heir to the North and than murder her and raise the child themselve's. Though i like to think Tyrion would have prevented this but I'm not so sure.
I know, it's amazing how many people miss the threats Sansa have hanging over her constantly while in Kings Landing, saying her situations was far better than Arya's or Bran's, when the threat to her life is just as real, if not as immediate. And she was also incredibly lonely a lot of the time, and still reflects on how lonely she is in the Eyrie.
I swear the more I think about Sansa's character the more intrigued I become. There are so many ways her story could go.
The Sansa storyline really grows on rereads as well since it's quite subtle.
Edited by Lyanna Stark, 05 May 2012 - 04:07 AM.