J_Crews Posted April 10, 2012 Share Posted April 10, 2012 Book Stannis never had a mistress. He had an ally/servant/guide in Melisandre but nowhere is a sexual relationship said or even implied.It's not only *HEAVILY* implied, if you read between the lines, as far back as ACoK, but pretty much outright stated as fact later. Keep reading. There are numerous quotes from the books in this very thread to prove it if you back-track, for that matter. We don't get POVs for either of them in the early stages (and still none, to this day, for Stannis), so you have to read between the lines like with Renly and Loras's rampant man-love, which GRRM has confirmed he intended all along. Exactly. Babies are made this way. But Mel never had any babies. The shadows are some sort of dark magic. It's never said that they require an actual sexual intercourse to create, much less with Stannis...She didn't wave a wand and conjure the shadow. She stood, throwing-off her robes to reveal a huge preggerz belly, then squatted and "birthed" the shadow baby right in front of a confused, terrified, and sickened Davos, who recognized it as looking like Stannis. It doesn't get much more implied than that. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.