Jaime had slipped in through the king’s door, clad in his golden armor, sword in hand. The golden armor, not the white, but no one ever remembers that.
…they had taken his sword hand, and without it he was nothing. The other was no good to him. Since the time he could walk, his left arm had been his shield arm, no more. It was his right hand that made him a knight; his right arm that made him a man.
I think a lot of Sansa’s dislikers have issues with understanding that Arya’s way of doing things wouldn’t work for her if she was still at the Red Keep.
Arya is smart and resourceful, but Joffrey wants to be admired and feared. Rebellion and saying “I’m practicing to stab the prince in the face” would have gotten her beaten if not killed outright.
There are different types of strength. Arya and Sansa are both fighters but they aren’t suited for the same situations.
“She don’t speak, but she REMEMBERS.”
→ house stark
“If we are taken, you will go over to them, as the wildling girl you captured once urged you. They may demand that you cut your cloak to ribbons, that you swear them an oath on your father’s grave, that you curse your brothers and your Lord Commander. You must not balk, whatever is asked of you. Do as they bid you… but in your heart, remember who and what you are. Ride with them, eat with them, fight with them, for as long as it takes. And watch.“
Request: This scene with the book dialogue
If I could wish the Kingslayer back in chains I would. You freed him without my knowledge or consent… but what you did, I know you did for love. For Arya and Sansa, and out of grief for Bran and Rickon. Love’s not always wise, I’ve learned. It can lead us to great folly, but we follow our hearts… wherever they take us. Don’t we, Mother?
- favorite character: dead