Pairing: Brienne of Tarth/Jaime Lannister
Fic Title: remember spring swaps snow for leaves
Rating/Warning(s): Teen and Up; spoilers through A Dance with Dragons
Genre: Romance, Angst
Why This Must Be Read: This fic is just stunningly gorgeous. A future fic in which Jaime and Brienne don't get their happy ending, it's all just so heartwrenching and heartbreaking, showing the beauty of the human spirit -- worn and wrought, weary and achingly sad, but above all, blindingly resilient.
When Brienne returned to her father’s hall, barely twenty and feeling a hundred years old, dried blood on her sword and scabbed scars on her face, she cursed everything the songs had taught her. Oath-broken and broken-hearted, she rued that she had not learned any that spoke of grief and loss and desolation. But then, she would never sing again.