Another passage from The Seven-Pointed Star came back to him. “The Maid brought him forth a girl as supple as a willow with eyes like deep blue pools, and Hugor declared that he would have her for his bride. So the Mother made her fertile, and the Crone foretold that she would bear the king four-and-forty mighty sons. The Warrior gave strength to their arms, whilst the Smith wrought for each a suit of iron plates.”
Her hair was a rich autumn auburn, her eyes a deep Tully blue. Grief had given her a haunted, vulnerable look; if anything, it had only made her more beautiful. He wanted to reach her, to break through the armor of her courtesy. Was that what made him speak?
And so it was that her lord husband cloaked her in the colors of House Lannister whilst standing on the back of a fool.
“I can see how virtuous you are just by looking at those rosy cheeks and big blueeyes of yours.”
“You have your mother’s eyes. Honest eyes, and innocent. Blue as a sunlit sea. When you are a little older, many a man will drown in those eyes.”
It had taken her a fortnight to marshal her courage, but finally, in bed one night, Catelyn had asked her husband the truth of it, asked him to his face…
It took all the courage that was in her to look in those mismatched eyes and say, “And if I never want you to, my lord?”
Note: Sansa isn’t the only one described as having eyes like deep blue pools, but it is her husband who goes under the name Hugor Hill. Given my personal history as a literature enthusiast, I should have been inclined to shipping Sansa with the Hound. Somehow I never could. I like the Hound well enough, just never thought of him and Sansa as a thing until I got into forums. I think it is probably because I was involved in an abusive (verbally and physically) relationship at the time I started reading the books, and could not consider the Hound’s treatment of Sansa as anything healthy or hopeful. There was a time when I would have wanted the nice innocent girl to fall for the harsh wreck of a man who is wounded inside and heal him, but having spent too long being close with a harsh person IRL, I could not approve of it anymore. Tyrion on the other hand was much gentler to Sansa, and gentleness was something I was wishing for at the time. Since ASOS, I’ve been shipping SanRion. But I get where SanSan people come from. What I don’t get are the ‘monsters’ who ship Sansa with Littlefinger.