|Reviews for And Time Marches On|
| edwardfiend chapter 1 . 7/3/2014
| alors chapter 1 . 6/28/2013
I love this fic. The way you describe the relationship btwn Jaime and Brienne, what they have made of their lives, that they are survivors. And how Cersei will always be a part of Jaime-she will never be gone, just maybe less of a presence with the passage of time-but she will always be there, and in a way she has to be-she is part of what made Jaime the man he is.
This is beautiful:
"Years ago, Jaime rarely spoke of his sister, and when he did, the words came in great, angry gushes. Now, he will mention her occasionally, his tone sometimes casual, sometimes tense. Cersei slips in and out of their conversation, her memory lingering in the hidden corners of her twin's mind, like the feeling of his ghost fingers. Though both may fade in time, neither will ever disappear.
He thinks of Cersei in three ways, Brienne has noticed, although they all tie up in each other. She was his sister first, and his sister she will remain forever. The little girl who would rather have had wielded a sword than draped herself in jewels, that is the first part that makes up Cersei. Second, she was his lover, the mother of his children, golden and beautiful and glorious. That part of her is still with him too, however hard he tried to bury it. Eventually, he stops trying, and moves on. He loves Brienne no less for the memory of Cersei, but he loved her all the same, before. The third part of her is dark, terrible, fiery, a Mad Queen who he could never really slay. As long as he lives, he carries her with him—sister, lover, enemy, hated and loved in equal measure.
Brienne is not jealous of Cersei. She is dead now, and Brienne is alive. That time is gone, and she would not take the memories of it from Jaime any more than she would take a piece of his soul.
So the past stretches out behind them, a tangled, twisted web, until Jaime cuts the threads and breaks the spell with a word."
| Angie38 chapter 1 . 6/21/2013
Great chapter! They are too cute!