Anonymous asked: Angst prompt: "Please, put it DOWN." - petyr x sansa? :)
He had never spoken to her in such a way before, his voice sharp and cutting. It was a tone for servants, for girls of no consequence, not for Alayne.
For a moment the air between them lay silent, the cracking logs of the fire the only sound. Even the rushes lay unmoved. Alayne’s hand lay still over the seal of the topmost letter, the tip of her nail hovering over the unmarred wax. She felt like a child, caught by her father while taking too many sweets, and the warmth in her cheeks could not be blamed on the fire. She hated herself for this reaction; she hated him.
She hated that it was not undeserved. She had been going through his things, her curiosity getting the better of her, her position emboldening her. She had spent too many nights on his lap not to feel like she had some right to see the plans laid out for her.
But the item that had caught her attention had been placed at the back of the desk, clearly forgotten but loved, something that had traveled with him across the years. She had pulled out the bundle of letters with trepidation and had been considering whether to put them back before he had caught her, before he had convinced her of their import.
She felt her lips curl in a cruel smile. It slide into place like a perfectly fitted glove.
“What is it, father?” she tried her most innocent voice on him, one she knew worked – it had gotten her dresses and jewels and all manner of privileges. The anger in him had unsettled him and she longed to sink into it deeper.
“It is not for you.” He reached out to take it, crossing the room in a flurry of silks and she merely danced out of his way with a laugh, spinning in the rushes, fe eding off of him.
“Some love letters perhaps? Father, are your courting a woman?” She moved to the fire to see better, making sure he saw how easy it would be for her to clutch them into the flames. She wondered what he would do to her then, if he could bring himself to do anything to her.
(She wondered if he would press