He made a queer sound, and it took her a moment to realize he was sobbing.“And the little bird, your pretty sister, I stood there in my white cloak and let them beat her. I took the bloody song, she never gave it. I meant to take her too. I should have. I should have fucked her bloody and ripped her heart out before leaving her for that dwarf.”
I affectionately call this passage “the most fucking misunderstood piece of dialogue spoken by Sandor Clegane” because holy god is it ever. Mostly because it gets butchered and some parts are lopped off and it’s taken out of context (yes, when one is dying slowly and painfully and trying to convince a young girl to kill him one speaks completely rationally and without hyperbole and deflecting truer, more raw emotions and regrets.)
because THIS QUOTE
THIS FUCKING QUOTE
If you don’t understand this quote you don’t understand Sandor Clegane as a character. If you think this means he wanted to rape Sansa, you don’t understand Sandor Clegane as a character.
If you don’t think he’s realized he’s nothing more than a man, not a fierce warrior, not the Hound, that his life has been irrevocably changed by this girl who took him and marked him and made him human again
and he couldn’t even keep himself sober enough to take her out of Kings Landing or protect her from Joffrey
and for the first time since his childhood when all his dreams and naivete were burned from him
he feels guilt and remorse and honest, raw emotion and regret so painful that at death’s door it is all he can think about, how he failed Sansa Stark
you do not fucking understand Sandor Clegane as a character.