Game of Thrones 2016: House of Clinton, House of Bush

Silence followed as the men pondered her statement. After a few moments, the elderly Bush patriarch answered. “There is wisdom in her words, son. We must prevent the peasants from seizing the throne. Why, think of the Lady Melisandra Warren, who would place a hatchet in the skull of every merchant in the realm.”

John Ellis, however, heard only words of betrayal from his father. He pounded his fist on the table. “No! I am the adult in the room! I am a grown up!” he shouted, his face reddening. “I swear, by the old gods and the new gods, that no one shall deprive me of my right to the throne.”

“Brother,” interjected George Walker, “I have an idea. What if your son, my nephew George Prescott, were to sit upon the throne after Chelsea?”

Hearing this proposal, Lord William Jefferson looked up from the bosom of the young waitress.  “You are a wise and patient man, Lord George. The Clintons and Bushes have ruled for decades and shall rule for generations hence. Lady Hillary shall sit next upon the Oval Throne, followed by Lord John Ellis, then Chelsea, then George Prescott. Let us seal this accord with libations for all.”

All eyes turned to John Ellis. He was angry, but sensed that an agreement had been reached.  “These terms are acceptable,” he said slowly, “but only if we can agree to have Walker, Cruz, and Rubio executed.”

He continued, “How dare they continue to raise their voices against me! Cruz has no respect for the old ways. Rubio defies my commands. Why, Lord Romney had more sense -- a word from me and, like his father before him, he dropped his claim to the throne.”

“We have an accord,” said Lord William Jefferson. “Deal!” added both Georges in unison.

“Wonderful,” said Lady Hillary. For the first time in years, she felt a sense of relief, and even allowed herself a genuine smile. Her lifelong dream was finally in her grasp.

The moment, however, proved fleeting. Lady Hillary turned her attention to the royal scribe.  “Now, let’s burn all records of this conversation.”