[quote name='Ran' post='1597045' date='Nov 21 2008, 19.33']That said, I'd prefer it if Sansa has her first period in the course of the show, to preserve things like her trying to burn the matress and her chat with Cersei with the great line about the portions of magic and ickiness in a woman's life.[/quote] With all this talk of flowering and marriage, we have to remember that this is a world full of wargs, dragons, magic, and seasons that last years at a time. Who's to say that if a winter can last 10 years, that a girl in this world doesn't reach her "flowering" until age 17 or something? I don't think the whole "flowering" thing is even necessary or important, but if it is - you can easily push back the age of "womanhood." I felt compelled to age the characters in my head to make things a little easier to stomach, and it didn't seem to matter to me. On that same note, who's to say that it isn't common in this world to wait until 17, 18 or even 20 to wed or even betroth the children? Maybe it's not they way they did things in the books, but I think this could be an easy truth to present on the TV series.