[…] she swears fealty to a woman, as male knights swear to their liege lord, because she respects that woman’s strength, her bravery and her kindness. she goes on a quest to save the beautiful maiden, but not to marry her or benefit from the quest in any way, but to return her to her mother. because she cares for catelyn, and because it is the right thing to do. it is a story of a woman, rescuing a woman, for the sake of another woman. it is a rare story where the mother, the young girl and the shieldmaiden are all given equal weight and worth. (x)
Screwed up, scared, doing anything
that I needed, shining like a fiery beacon.
Nymeria was waiting for her in the guardroom at the base of the stairs. She bounded to her feet as soon as she caught sight of Arya. Arya grinned. The wolf pup loved her, even if no one else did.
A song of ice and fire + quotes“And what lesson can we draw from Volantene history?
If you want to conquer the world, you best have dragons.”