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Eddard Stark offered her a deal. Safe return to the Seven Kingdoms but in exchange she would need to marry his son, to keep her under watch instead of killing her like Robert wanted. She accepted because she believed she could work on her plans from within. She could turn the Young Wolf in her ally. But she wasn't expecting Robb Stark not to be like the men she knew.

Frozen Fire by rainonmonday is AU fanfiction of A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones. In it, Robb Stark marries Daenerys Targaryen at the beginning of the series, altering both their storylines. It has been generally well received by fans.


  • Action Dad: Robb and Jaime.
  • Action Girl: Dacey Mormont, as in canon. Daenerys makes her a guard for both herself and her prisoner, Jaime Lannister.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The fic focuses on Daenerys and Robb, but has interludes to show what's going on in the outside world. So far the interludes have been narrated by Tyrion, Jorah, Sansa, Tywin, and Arya.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Daenerys likes to call Robb "her Wolf".
  • Ape Shall Never Kill Ape: Because of this trope, Theon stayed neutral when his people attacked Winterfell. This makes Robb lose faith in him, even going as far as to call him an oath breaker.
  • Ascended Extra: Dacey Mormont gets a about paragraph of dialogue in canon. Here she's a major character.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: Robb's ascension to King In the North, make even more awesome with Daenerys declaring her loyalty as well.
    • Downplayed later on when Robb and Daenerys finally capture King's Landing, but at that point, they're thoroughly exhausted and drained by the war effort.
  • Babies Make Everything Better: Daenerys gives birth to Robb's heir, Iagan Stark, which improves her relationship with Robb and his mother Catelyn.
    • Dacey and Jaime have a daughter named Berit.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Robb and Dany at first.
    • Jaime Lannister and Dacey Mormont.
  • Beneath Suspicion: Subverted. Tywin notices that his cupbearer, Arya in disguise, is little too smart to be a common girl like she claims to be.
  • Birth-Death Juxtaposition: Iagan Stark is born as Stark men purge the Ironborn from Winterfell. Lampshaded when the narrative describes how father and son are both covered in blood, but for different reasons.
  • Brutal Honesty: Jaime telling Daenerys about her mother and father.
  • Citizenship Marriage
  • The Confidant: Dacey Mormont to Daenerys Stark. Guess it runs in the family.
  • Cool Big Sis: Dany is one to Bran and Rickon, especially since the rest of their family is away.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Jorah, who's in love with a married woman, though that's not much he can do about it.
  • Death Seeker: Jorah, when he discovers that the woman he loves is pregnant with another man's child and happy without him. Robb, however, won't kill him and makes him serve in his army.
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  • Debt Detester: Jaime really hates owing his life to the Starks.
  • Dragon Rider: Bran and Rickon, of all people.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Daenerys has a nightmare about Robb's death and Theon's betrayal. The latter has been subverted.
    • Robb dreams of Daenerys killing Melisandre for trying to take control of her dragons, as well as Dany telling him that she's carrying their second child.
  • Easily Forgiven: Dany finds it odd that Jaime seems to have forgiven Dacey for chopping off his hand. He knows it was under orders, but it's still odd.
  • Enemy Mine: Robb agrees to a truce with Stannis in order to help the Night's Watch hold off the Wildlings. This lasts until Melisandre abducts Mance's child to sacrifice, at which point the alliance falls apart.
  • Finger in the Mail: Tywin orders Tyrion to cut off Sansa Stark's finger and send it to her brother as a warning. Tyrion can't bring himself to hurt her, so he sends Bronn to pay a lowborn girl for her finger. Bronn is decidedly unimpressed that Tyrion finds cutting the finger off a lowborn girl acceptable.
    • Daenerys decides to respond by sending Tywin Jamie's left hand. Robb is furious that she didn't think of what the repercussions of it will be.
  • Fish out of Water: It takes a while for Dany and her handmaidens to get used to the North.
  • Fool for Love: Jorah Mormont, as Varys points out.
  • For Want of a Nail
  • The Ghost: Surprisingly, despite how often he's mentioned in the story, Ned Stark never actually appears before his death.
  • Gondor Calls for Aid: Daenerys asks the Targaryen loyalists, like the Martells and Tarlys, to support Robb in the war. They answer.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Theon is jealous of Dany because she was welcomed into the Stark family while he wasn't.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Jaime was actually forced into one when Daenerys made him part of her personal guard.
  • Honor Before Reason: Reconstructed. Eddard Stark's decision to marry his son to the sister of the king's worst enemy (because he didn't want another innocent person to die) came with some huge risks, but so far things have worked out well for the young couple.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Averted. Daenerys realizes that Theon would have betrayed Robb if his father asked him to, so she insists that he stay where she can watch him and doesn't trust him with weapons.
  • Hot-Blooded: Puns aside, Daenerys, as Robb points out.
  • If You Ever Hurt Her: Daenerys does not like that Theon is sleeping with Doreah, and she tells him that.
  • Internal Monologue: Sansa's POV interlude basically amounts to her wishing to go home.
  • Internal Reveal: Daenerys and Robb make their marriage public knowledge in chapter 9.
  • In the Hood: Justified, Dany has to hide her distinctive white hair.
  • In-Series Nickname: The Ice Dragon, for Iagan Stark. It's a nod to his heritage as a Stark and a Targaryen. Their daughter might be nicknamed The Fire Wolf, again for her heritage.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Jaime still loses his hand, its just that its his left.
  • Irony: Robb sends Dany back home because he didn't want his child born on a battlefield. She goes into labor the day the ironborn attack Winterfell.
  • Lady Macbeth/Manipulative Bitch: Many people believe that Daenerys is just using Robb to get the Iron Throne. While she does want the throne, she genuinely loves him and isn't manipulating him at all. Interestingly enough, she did consider manipulating him in the first chapter, but that never came to fruition.
  • Marriage Before Romance
  • My Girl Back Home: Daenerys very briefly becomes this, and only after a lot of cajoling by Robb. Though the moment she finds out she's pregnant she rides out to the front to be by his side.
  • Mythology Gag: When Theon accuses Dany of wanting to claim the Iron Throne though her son, she states that if she wanted the Iron Throne, she would have conquered it herself. That's exactly what she's planning to do in the books.
  • No Pregger Sex: Averted. Robb and Dany keep having sex after they learn she's pregnant.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: Subverted. Catelyn doesn't like Daenerys initially, but doesn't get enough interaction with her to become this trope. Later on they start to get along.
  • Oh, Crap!: Jaime when he sees Grey Wind enter his cell like in canon, but even more so when he sees Dany enter with Rhaegal, and when Rhaegal spits out fire he nearly pisses himself.
  • Perfectly Arranged Marriage: Robb and Daenerys, but not without a few bumps in the road.
  • Pet the Dog: When Jorah is rescuing Sansa from King's Landing, they're discovered by Tyrion and Bronn... and Tyrion lets them go, to spare Sansa having to marry him.
  • Rescue The Princess: Jorah is sent to get Sansa out of King's Landing. He succeeds.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Subverted. Daenerys wants revenge against the Lannisters, but quickly realizes that she has to be rational about it.
  • Sacred Hospitality: Walder Frey still doesn't keep it. This time, he's bitter that Robb never said who his wife was while they were undergoing negotiations. The Starks come out on top.
  • Secret Relationship: At first Daenerys and Robb's marriage is kept top secret for the former's safety. They drop the secrecy once Robb declares war on the Iron Throne.
  • Ship Tease: There's a lot of subtext between Dacey Mormont and Jaime Lannister.
  • Tearful Smile: When Dany first tells Robb that she's pregnant.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Dacey Mormont and Daenerys Targaryen, respectively.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Theon was never a Nice Guy before, but gets a lot more unpleasant the more jealous he gets of Dany.
  • Traveling at the Speed of Plot: Daenerys must have been in labor a long time if Robb was able to march to Winterfell, fight off the Ironborn, and be there in time to witness his son's birth.
  • Turn Coat: Many houses in the Reach turn against their liege lords the Tyrells to support the Starks because they don't agree with the Tyrells' plot to make Maergery queen.
  • Undying Loyalty: Irri, Jhiqui and Doreah followed Dany all the way across the Narrow Sea, to Winterfell, becoming the first Dothraki to do so.
    • Jorah travels back to the North, where he is wanted as a fugitive, in hopes of being with Daenerys again.
    • Daenerys feels the need to prove her loyalty to Robb by putting a knife to her own throat, saying she'd sooner die than betray him.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In chapter seven, Robb gets angry at Daenerys for only thinking about how to get the throne without any thought to the consequences it might have for his family.
    • There's a worse one in chapter twenty two when Robb is furious at Daenerys for having Dacey cut off Jaime's hand without telling him.