…sigh… OK, I’ll answer this one. It’s something I’ve meant to make a post about for a week or so anyway.
FYI, WARNING FOR MAJOR, SERIOUS TRIGGERS :
Queen Cersei looked at each of the councillors in turn. “I won’t have Sansa fretting needlessly. What shall we do with this little friend of hers, my lords?”
Lord Petyr leaned forward. “I’ll find a place for her.”
“Not in the city,” said the queen.
“Do you take me for a fool?”
“Where are you sending her? She hasn’t done anything wrong, she’s a good girl.”
“She’s upset you,” the queen said gently. “We can’t be having that. Not another word, now. Lord Baelish will see that Jeyne’s well taken care of, I promise you.”
— A Game of Thrones, Sansa IV (Chapter 51)
“Lord Eddard’s younger daughter is with Lord Bolton, and will be wed to his son Ramsay as soon as Moat Cailin has fallen.” So long as the girl played her role well enough to cement their claim to Winterfell, neither of the Boltons would much care that she was actually some steward’s whelp tricked up by Littlefinger.
— A Feast For Crows, Cersei IV (Chapter 17)
What was it the girl had said, before the godswood? They all said that I was pretty. She was not pretty now. He could see a spiderweb of faint thin lines across her back where someone had whipped her.
Ramsay pulled his hand free and slapped her face. “I was told that you’d know how to please a man. Was that a lie?”
“N-no, my lord. I was t-trained.”
— A Dance With Dragons, The Prince of Winterfell (Chapter 37)
And this, right here, is why I despise Littlefinger. (Though his abuse of Sansa is on the list, as is the mind games he played with Lysa, as is what he’s doing to Robert Arryn. But Ned’s betrayal is, like, way behind comparatively.) This right here, what he did to Jeyne. And remember that Jeyne was 11 years old in AGOT and 13 in ADWD. Just par for the course for Petyr Baelish, I guess.
I don’t understand how anyone could actually like Petyr Baelish. He’s a despicable character in every way. I can’t think of one redeeming factor.