Game of Thrones” fans have been shipping Daenerys Stormborn and Jon Snow since the beginning of the show and rejoiced when the two beloved characters finally met in Season 7 “The Queen’s Justice.”

In the previous episodes, Jon accepted Daenery’s invitation to come to Dragonstone to mine dragonglass and to ask for her help in the fight against the White Walkers. Daenerys invited Jon to bend the knee and support her claim in the Iron Throne. So far, Jon was given permission to mine dragonglass but no one has agreed to help or support anyone yet.

In the latest episodeThe Spoils of War,” Jon and Daenerys seem to be warming up to each other.

Daenerys even asked for Jon’s opinion and advice regarding the war. Moreover, the fans are delighted that Jon and Daenerys are spending more time together.

Jon wanted to show Daenerys the cave filled with dragonglass before they start mining. He also showed her the drawings (the same spiral symbols shown in the previous seasons) in the cave made by the Children of the Forest a very long time ago. The drawings show that the Children and the First Men worked together to fight against the common enemy, the White Walkers.

Jon explained that they need to do the same to survive. Daenerys told Jon that she would fight for him and the North if he bends the knee. She also asked him “Isn’t their survival more important than your pride?” The same question Jon asked Mance Rayder in “The Wars to Come” (S05E01) when Jon tried to convince him to bend the knee to Stannis Baratheon.

The connection

With the two characters spending more time together, it's getting harder to deny the connection between them. “Game of Thrones,” co-creator David Benioff said in the episode commentary “Inside the Episode,” that there is tension between them and to make things more complicated, they are starting to be attracted to each other.

Jon and Daenerys are forced to be closer to each other while passing through the narrow passageways of the cave, causing things to get more intimate. Even Davos noticed the connection between the two; he asked Jon what he thinks of Daenerys, Jon answered that she has a good heart. Davos replied “A good heart?

I’ve noticed you staring at her good heart.”

They’re related

In the Season 6 finale “The Winds of Winter,” it was confirmed that Jon is the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen and Jon might not be his real name. Rhaegar is the eldest son of the Mad King Aerys II and the older brother of Viscerys and Daenerys. This scene confirmed that Jon is Daenery’s nephew.

The aunt-nephew relationship of Daenerys and Jon doesn’t stop fans from shipping them together – someone has to continue the family tradition. Incest isn’t new in “Game of Thrones,” the Targaryens are known for following the Valyrian practice of incestuous marriages to keep the bloodline pure. Cersei and her twin brother Jaime produced three children through their illicit affair. The welding Craster used to take his daughters and granddaughters as wives.