Or, Why I Think Jorah Has a Future With Dany (slightly spoilery for Jorah’s storyline in ADWD)
Is there any character in ASOIAF who reaps what he sows quite like Jorah? Consider his basic storyline:
#1, He marries an unsuitable woman who bankrupts him, so,
#2, desperate for the funds to keep her happy, he catches some poachers on his lands and sells them into slavery, and,
#3, because this is a crime punishable by death in the Seven Kingdoms, he must go into exile,
#4, where he brings in a little income as a sellsword while said wife becomes a concubine to a merchant prince who then
#5, dispatches Jorah by threatening him with enslavement for debt if he doesn’t get the hell out of Lys. Karma, if I ever saw it. (I’d be very interested in fanfic dealing with how Jorah and Lynesse fall in with Tregdar Ormallen, btw.**)
#6, But Jorah temporarily escapes this punishment, and winds up in service to and madly in love with Daenerys Targaryen, who
#7, makes it her mission to free all the slaves in Essos. Ironically, with an army of slaves which Jorah encouraged her to buy.
#8, Fate eventually catches up with Jorah, however, when, after Dany sends him away for spying on her (but he quit after he fell in love with her!) where he
#9, winds up getting captured by slavers. Karma finally catches up to Jorah. BUT THAT’S NOT THE END FOR JORAH MORMONT.
#10, In true Jorah fashion, he eventually gets away, still with the single-minded plan of getting back to the woman he loves.
And I think he’ll do it. And I think Dany, with all her passion for freeing slaves, will take it upon herself to “free” Jorah from all he has suffered. Now, it may not last—whether Jorah has actually learned anything from his cosmic payback is yet to be seen—but I think he will get something of what he desires from her. At the very least, some pity sex.
**The icing on the cake would be a scene where Dany goes to Lys, where she meets Tregdar Ormallen and his Chief Concubine Lynesse, whose karmic retribution is seeing Jorah as Consort to Queen Daenerys.
Perfect post is perfect! Looking at Jorah from the kharma angle is obviously a brilliant idea!
#5**: Seconded! There needs to be fic about Dany and Jorah meeting Lynesse in Lys. This needs to happen!
#8: I just hope at some points he gets to explain himself to her and she’ll actually listen (maybe he already did that, but by the end of ASoS he didn’t get the chance).
I do hope we get more than a short dalliance and pity sex, though. I’m just greedy that way :D