There were at least a few Tormund Giantsbane fans on edge all throughout Game of Thrones Season 6, particularly as the character faced a deadly battle that could easily have cost multiple fan-favorites. Thankfully, Tormund survived to make sexy bread-eyes at Brienne in Season 7, but Kristofer Hivju is teasing an even more adorable pair for next year.

Take this with a grain of salt for the moment, but if any unexpected Game of Thrones pairing might get the internet howling when Season 7 premieres next year, it might be that of Tormund Giantsbane and Westeros’ unofficial queen, Lyanna Mormont. Hivju took care when posting a picture of he and Bella Ramsey not to confirm a meeting (both their characters were at least present for Jon’s “coronation”), but surely even Game of Thrones couldn’t resist a pairing that ripe:

Elsewhere of Game of Thrones Season 7, a list of directors for the year has been announced, along with rumors of some major set pieces and battles, while at least a portion of filming will take place in Iceland. Harry Potter star Jim Broadbent has been confirmed for a “significant” role, but sadly without Angela Lansbury, while several notable returns have likely been revealed.

Both Tormund and Lyanna are currently hanging around Winterfell anyway, but in the meantime, check out the first Game of Thrones Season 7 production tease below.