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[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/1061444?view_full_work=true and love is not a victory march]] is a ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''[=/=]''Series/GameOfThrones'' fanfic where Hoster Tully sided with the Targaryens instead of with the rebels in Robert's Rebellion, particularly concerning the relationship between Ned Stark and Catelyn Tully as their paths cross over battle lines.

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[[https://archiveofourown.''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/1061444?view_full_work=true and love is not a victory march]] march]]'' is a ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''[=/=]''Series/GameOfThrones'' fanfic where Hoster Tully sided with the Targaryens instead of with the rebels in Robert's Rebellion, particularly concerning the relationship between Ned Stark and Catelyn Tully as their paths cross over battle lines.



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* StubbornMule: Ned and the Blackfish describe Hoster Tully as such.

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* YouRemindMeOfX: Stannis' starved look reminds Ned of Edmure Tully.

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* YouRemindMeOfX: Stannis' starved look reminds Ned of Edmure Tully.Tully.
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[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/1061444?view_full_work=true and love is not a victory march]] is a ''Series/GameOfThrones'' fanfic where Hoster Tully sided with the Targaryens instead of with the rebels in Robert's Rebellion, particularly concerning the relationship between Ned Stark and Catelyn Tully as their paths cross over battle lines.

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[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/1061444?view_full_work=true and love is not a victory march]] is a ''Series/GameOfThrones'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''[=/=]''Series/GameOfThrones'' fanfic where Hoster Tully sided with the Targaryens instead of with the rebels in Robert's Rebellion, particularly concerning the relationship between Ned Stark and Catelyn Tully as their paths cross over battle lines.



* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: Catelyn realizes that the servants at Riverrun believe that Ned has forced her to marry him, rather than her choosing to marry him after they slept together.

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* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: Catelyn realizes that Judging by the looks they give Catelyn, the servants at Riverrun believe that Ned has forced her to marry him, him to secure the Tullys' loyalty, rather than her choosing to marry him after they slept together.


* EmpathicEnvironment: In the opening line, Ned thinks that the Gods are punishing his army for laying siege to Riverrun because it starts raining ''right as the siege begins''.



* MoodWhiplash: Ned’s argument with Robert is directly followed by Ned getting lost in the corridors of the Red Keep.


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* StubbornMule: Ned and the Blackfish describe Hoster Tully as such.


* AdultFear:
** Getting holed up in your castle with your siblings, with the chance of getting shot by an arrow if you can be seen from a window.
** Getting killed in battle on the losing side of a war and your children left to the mercy of the new king.



* BrattyHalfPint: Invoked; the author had a bit of fun writing 10-year-old Edmure Tully as annoying.

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* BrattyHalfPint: Invoked; the author had a bit of fun writing 10-year-old Edmure Tully as annoying.an annoying young kid.
-->'''Catelyn''': ''[Edmure] defies their uncle’s orders, lifting up on tiptoes to peer from the windows and get a glimpse of the army at their gates, and then racing down the corridor when a passing steward or maid anxiously shoos him away. A week ago, Catelyn had discovered him with damp hair and mud on his boots, and she had barely resisted the urge to strike him in terror at the realization that he had snuck outside. To Edmure, it is little more than a game – one that he has tired of and wants ended.''



* CallForward: The Blackfish [[Literature/AFeastForCrows makes a remark about preferring parley to the monotony of a siege.]]



* IWillFindYou:
-->'''Ned''': ''I will comb the Seven Kingdoms. If it takes the rest of my life, I shall find my sister.''



-->'''Brynden Tully''': I have seen more wars than you have, boy. Maidens and children are never safe.
* YouHaveFailedMe: The Blackfish dismisses the Tully bowman who tried to kill Ned.

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-->'''Brynden Tully''': -->'''The Blackfish''': I have seen more wars than you have, boy. Maidens and children are never safe.
* YouHaveFailedMe: The Blackfish dismisses the Tully bowman who tried to kill Ned.Ned.
* YouRemindMeOfX: Stannis' starved look reminds Ned of Edmure Tully.


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* DeadGuyJunior: Lyanna and Ned had briefly discussed what to name her child. She had suggested Brandon, and to teach the boy to be more cautious than their dear foolish brother. Ned had decided on Jon, partly because Jon Arryn was a man of honor and alive.

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* CallForward:
* DeadGuyJunior: Lyanna and Ned had briefly discussed what to name her child. She had suggested Brandon, and to teach the boy to be more cautious than their dear foolish brother. Ned had decided on Jon, partly because Jon Arryn was a man of honor and alive.''alive''.



* MythologyGag: How Ned meets Catelyn is oddly similar to how Robb met and married Jeyne Westerling in ''Literature/AStormOfSwords''. Ned is wounded by one of the Blackfish's men and is tended to by Catelyn. However, their first time together doesn't take place until after Ned lifts the Siege of Storm's End, and Ned marries her out of honor.

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* MythologyGag: How Ned meets Catelyn is oddly similar to how Robb met and married Jeyne Westerling in ''Literature/AStormOfSwords''. Ned is wounded by one of the Blackfish's men and is tended to by Catelyn. However, their first time together doesn't take place until after Ned lifts the Siege of Storm's End, and Ned marries her out of honor.


-->'''Catelyn''': ''They think I am being forced, she realizes suddenly. They think that this is part of the punishment for our house.''



** Robert tries to persuade Ned to marry Cersei Lannister.

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** Robert tries to persuade Ned to marry Cersei Lannister.Lannister because he doesn't want to.



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* TheDulcineaEffect: According to Robert, Ned has always had a weakness for women.

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* TheDulcineaEffect: According to Robert, Ned has always had a weakness for women.women in need.


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* HonorableMarriageProposal: Ned offers to marry Catelyn after they sleep together. He had offered a match to Catelyn's father.
-->'''Ned''': I would wed you. Our fathers thought it a good match, once.
-->'''Catelyn''': That was before. You could certainly make a more advantageous match now than the daughter of a dead traitor.
-->'''Ned''': I don't care about advantage. I care about what is right.
-->'''Catelyn''': [[DontYouDarePityMe I do not need your pity, nor your charity.]]
-->'''Ned''': It is neither pity nor charity. It is what my father wished. It is a way to keep your family safe. Robert would do nothing to hurt me or mine.


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* LeeroyJenkins: The Blackfish describes Brandon as a man too impatient for a siege and prefers StormingTheCastle.


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* TheUnfavorite: Of the three Tully siblings, Edmure gets the rough edge of the Blackfish's tongue the most.
* WarIsHell: Pretty clear on all sides, from Ned's miserable state during the Siege of Riverrun to the Tully children's troubles on the other side.
-->'''Brynden Tully''': I have seen more wars than you have, boy. Maidens and children are never safe.

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* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: Catelyn realizes that the servants at Riverrun believe that Ned has forced her to marry him, rather than her choosing to marry him after they slept together.


-->’’’Robert’’’: [Catelyn] is a whore, a high-paid whore. She traded her cunt for her castle, for some mercy from the justice she and her family richly deserve. And you, like a fool, fell for it. But then, you always were a fool with women, ever since we were boys – fumbling in brothels, stammering when asking ladies to dance. That’s likely why that’s all your Lady Ashara ever gave you – a dance. She fucked your brother, instead. Brandon probably had this one, as well; they were betrothed long enough. We were the victors in this war, you could have just had her if you really wanted her. But no – you promise the world and wed a traitor at the slightest hint that she might lift her skirts for you.

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-->’’’Robert’’’: -->'''Robert''': [Catelyn] is a whore, a high-paid whore. She traded her cunt for her castle, for some mercy from the justice she and her family richly deserve. And you, like a fool, fell for it. But then, you always were a fool with women, ever since we were boys – fumbling in brothels, stammering when asking ladies to dance. That’s likely why that’s all your Lady Ashara ever gave you – a dance. She fucked your brother, instead. Brandon probably had this one, as well; they were betrothed long enough. We were the victors in this war, you could have just had her if you really wanted her. But no – you promise the world and wed a traitor at the slightest hint that she might lift her skirts for you.

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* TheDulcineaEffect: According to Robert, Ned has always had a weakness for women.
-->’’’Robert’’’: [Catelyn] is a whore, a high-paid whore. She traded her cunt for her castle, for some mercy from the justice she and her family richly deserve. And you, like a fool, fell for it. But then, you always were a fool with women, ever since we were boys – fumbling in brothels, stammering when asking ladies to dance. That’s likely why that’s all your Lady Ashara ever gave you – a dance. She fucked your brother, instead. Brandon probably had this one, as well; they were betrothed long enough. We were the victors in this war, you could have just had her if you really wanted her. But no – you promise the world and wed a traitor at the slightest hint that she might lift her skirts for you.


* AltarDiplomacy: Robert tries to get Ned to marry Cersei, so Robert won't have to marry her. However, Ned is already married to Catelyn. Robert... [[{{Understatement}} is not pleased]].
* AmbiguousEnding: At the end of the fanfic, Ned and Catelyn are heading to Winterfell, Catelyn pregnant with their child, and Jon Snow sent on ahead. The ambiguous part is how Catelyn will react to Jon; the writer believes that Ned will tell her the truth about Jon; that Jon is Rhaegar and Lyanna's son and Ned swore to protect him. Lysa's marriage prospects are also up for grabs.

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* AltarDiplomacy: Robert tries AChildShallLeadThem: At the end of the story, 10-year-old Edmure is the head of House Tully due to get Ned to marry Cersei, so Robert won't have to marry her. However, Ned is already married to Catelyn. Robert... [[{{Understatement}} is not pleased]].
his father’s death.
* AmbiguousEnding: At the end of the fanfic, Ned and Catelyn are heading to Winterfell, Catelyn pregnant with their child, and Jon Snow sent on ahead.ahead to Winterfell. The ambiguous part is how Catelyn will react to Jon; the writer believes that Ned will tell her the truth about Jon; that Jon is Rhaegar and Lyanna's son and Ned swore to protect him. Lysa's marriage prospects are also up for grabs.grabs.
* ArrangedMarriage: Attempted.
** Hoster Tully had turned down Ned’s offer of marriage to Catelyn and thrown his lot in with the Targaryens.
** Robert tries to persuade Ned to marry Cersei Lannister.



* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: When Robert and Ned were fostered under Jon Arryn, Ned was the steady, dutiful one. At the end, Ned has kept a secret and done something impulsive; in this case by marrying Catelyn.



* BrattyHalfPint: Invoked; 10-year-old Edmure Tully was deliberately written as annoying and the author had a lot of fun with this.

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* BrattyHalfPint: Invoked; the author had a bit of fun writing 10-year-old Edmure Tully was deliberately written as annoying and the author had a lot of fun with this.annoying.


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* MoodWhiplash: Ned’s argument with Robert is directly followed by Ned getting lost in the corridors of the Red Keep.


* IWantThemAlive: Ned thought it was more prudent to capture Rhaegar alive so he could Lyanna.

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* IWantThemAlive: Ned thought it was more prudent to capture Rhaegar alive so he could Lyanna.tell Ned and Robert where Lyanna is.


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* TheSiege: The story begins with Ned besieging Riverrun and musing about the relatively comfortable time Mace Tyrell is having, while Ned’s army is cold, wet and miserable.


* BrattyHalfPint: Invoked; 10-year-old Edmure Tully was deliberately written as annoying.

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* BerserkButton: Ned almost flies into a rage when Robert calls Catelyn a whore.
* BrattyHalfPint: Invoked; 10-year-old Edmure Tully was deliberately written as annoying.annoying and the author had a lot of fun with this.


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* IWantThemAlive: Ned thought it was more prudent to capture Rhaegar alive so he could Lyanna.


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* RevengeBeforeReason: Ned believes that Robert fought for revenge alone, not for Lyanna’s sake. Robert’s satisfaction at the deaths of Rhaenys and Aegon Targaryen cemented this thought.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Ned is fully intent on leaving King’s Landing and not going anywhere below the Neck after his and Robert’s argument.

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