Chapter 62 Summary
Jaime hardly feels any sadness when he learns in a village market that Joffrey is dead and that Tyrion is suspected of murdering him. Joffrey lived and died as Robert's son, not Jaime's. In fact, Brienne feels more grief over Robb Stark's death than Jaime feels for Joffrey. When they return to King's Landing, Jaime wonders what they will do with Brienne. She does not want to stay at court. When Ser Loras sees her, he accuses her of murdering Renley. Jaime has Brienne taken into custody to keep her safe, though her face reveals only feelings of betrayal. Jaime goes to Cersei, who is in a sept mourning Joffrey. They make love on the Mother's alter. Cersei tells Jaime that she wants him to kill Tyrion and to go to Tywin. Jaime, however, is reluctant to kill his brother. He wants them to marry. Cersei is flabbergasted by the idea. Jaime, she says, has changed. When Jaime sees his father, Tywin explains that he had hoped Jaime would have returned in time for the wedding. He is angered when he sees Jaime's stump and asks if Jaime can still wield a sword. Jaime lies and says that he can. Tywin explains to Jaime that Joffrey must have been poisoned since they opened his throat and found no obstruction there. They will put Tyrion on trial. Tywin wants Jaime to leave the Kingsguard, marry Margaery Tyrell, and go to Casterly Rock. Jaime, however, insists that the knights of the Kingsguard serve for life. He wants no part of Casterly Rock. Tywin, angry, declares that Jaime is no longer his son.