Events in ADwD have threatened my hopes for the eventual triumph of Jon and Dany and their song of ice and fire. This is a desperate attempt to reconcile what has happened and salvage my hopes. I realize this sequence of events contain numerous presuppositions, but could it go like this? 1. The Lord Commander of the Night Watch is dead. He calls for Ghost...he feels only the cold... 2. Jon begins his Second Life as Ghost. Melisandre knows, she keeps him close. 3. Meanwhile - Barrista