The UnKiss

The UnKiss is the nickname given by fans of the series for a kiss that did not happen between Sansa Stark and Sandor Clegane.

When asked about this discrepancy George R. R. Martin simply said that Sansa is an “unreliable narrator” This has led to much speculation by fans on what he means and intends. One thing is certain, for reasons known only to Sansa Stark, she remembers a kiss.

Towards the end of the Battle of the Blackwater Sandor Clegane, who had been broken during the fighting, finds his way to Sansa’s bedroom. He lies down on her bed falls asleep waiting for her.

Sansa eventually arrives. The Hound is very drunk, drunker than she had ever seen him. He offers to takeSansa with him as he intends to flee the city. He mentions going north somewhere. She refuses. He pushes her on her bed holds a knife to her throat and drunkenly demands that she sing him the song that she had promised him earlier. She sings, but not the song of Florian and Jonquil. Instead a terrified Sansa sings the Mother song:[1]

Sandor Clegane Sansa Stark The UnKiss
ah, you’re still a stupid little bird, aren’t you? Singing all the songs they taught you…sing me a song, why don’t you? Go on. Sing to me.
“Gentle Mother, font of mercy,save our sons from war, we pray,stay the swords and stay the arrows,

let them know a better day.

Gentle Mother, strength of women,

help our daughters through this fray,

soothe the wrath and tame the fury,

teach us all a kinder way”[1]

The Hound falls silent and Sansa gently touches his cheek feeling the wetness that was blood and the wetness that was not blood (tears). Shortly thereafter he gets up, rips off his bloody white cloak, and leaves. Sansashakes out the torn and bloody cloak and huddles beneath it shivering. Ser Dontos eventually arrives to tell her the city is saved.

Afterwards Sansa comes to remember this scenario slightly differently, remembering that the Hound also kissed her.

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2 thoughts on “The UnKiss

  1. You get a lot of content in this sculpture. Even though things are at a small scale its still obvious what they are. And I like they way you play with scale. The tinny bed. Just enough to tell its a bed. The oversized knife. Which is well sized given the proportions of you figure’s heads. I love his expression. I would have liked to see her expression in response to his. A great piece of work.

    1. Thanks for the comments John! It’s a bit difficult to make all the pieces correlate, but the great thing is that this is also a bit of caricature which allows me to play with it and still look good. I’ll post more photos of them in a bit. My next project will be a bit bigger and cooler (at least in my head).

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