BURNED - Chapter IV
Jaime shifted uncomfortably in his pristine white armor. He glanced at King Aerys, somehow hoping he would cancel his order at the last moment and admit it had just been a bad joke to scare the Starks. But no, the King was just smiling broadly under his long, dirty beard, and there was madness in his eyes, the same madness he had seen appear in the royal eyes more and more often in the past months. Usually, nothing good happened when the King was like this.
Jaime turned his head back towards the two Starks - Lord Rickard and his first son, Brandon. They had been accused of treason and sentenced to death. When Lord Rickard had demanded a trial by combat, Aerys had replied his opponent, the Targaryen champion, would be fire. Which meant he was going to be burned to death.
And apparently, Aerys meant for this to happen right here and then, in front of the whole court.
Jaime looked at the faces of all the people who had gathered to see the e