First I want to give my take on R+L=J. I believe that Lyanna went willingly and at some point she and Rhaegar were married. Whether she continued to stay willingly after war broke out I do not know, but I could go either way. I think the strongest evidence for the two being married is the blanking out of the name Lyanna gave him on the season six finale, and the presence of the Kingsguard at the Tower. I don't believe three members of the Kingsguard would stay to guard a pregnant mistress, even on orders from their Prince. They also did not abandon the Tower after learning of Rhaegar's death to go to Dragonstone, as they would have likely done if they viewed Lyanna and the child she carried as a mistress and a royal bastard. What I do not understand is the presence of only Three Kingsguard. Once they learned of the sack and the death of Rhaegar, logic dictates that they would attempt to move Lyanna to a safer location (they were close to Starfall) or atleast bring additional men to guard her. Also, why would Eddard go to the Tower with only six men, unless he knew exactly what he was going to find? I know that we all love the books and anyone on this forum critiquing the writing in ASoIF is like a JV basketball player critiquing Lebron James. I'm just saying that a change here is realistic, and this change would offer an incredibly intriguing story line from my point of view. I've wanted to read a story that focuses on a "Jon Snow" raised in exile by members of the Kingsguard. That, or a one in which he learns the truth of his parentage via the "Weirnet" or a loyalist who knows what took place between Rhaegar and Lyanna but for whatever reason was not present at the Tower that day. If my writing skills were not so awful I would attempt to write the story myself. I've never written fiction, I struggle with writing dialogue, and my ability to describe the physical characteristics of a person or setting is piss poor. I've attempted to start a story that revolves around the Kingsguard raising Jon Snow in Essos but the aforementioned weaknesses in my writing made me laugh at the quality of the fic. Anyways, does anyone else agree that this potential plot divergence is worth pursuing?