You need her, as she needs you.
I have a hole where my heart should be.
Gendry knew,but that was different.Gendry had his own secret,though even he didn’t seem to know what it was.
The dwarf woman studied her with dim red eyes. “I see you,” she whispered. “I see you, wolf child. Blood child. I thought it was the lord who smelled of death …” She began to sob, her little body shaking. “You are cruel to come to my hill, cruel. I gorged on grief at Summerhall, I need none of yours. Begone from here, dark heart. Begone!”
↳ A Storm of Swords / A Song of Ice and Fire
- Quote requested by meerareed
The first time Gendry hears the whispered voices saying, “Winter is coming,” he thinks it odd such a Northern phrase would be repeated so far South. But then the stories come, of the She-Wolf, a warrior who is said to ride into battle with a fearsome direwolf at her side. He knows, even before he’s told, that it’s Arya, fighting for her sister, the new Queen in the North.
When he finds her, at the Battle of the Twins, he’s transfixed by the sight of her. He understands then, exactly why they’re whispering the Stark words so far South, because she is the fury of winter come to life, the true vengeance of the North. She is beautiful and deadly and he knows the instant she throws her arms around him, there’s nothing that could ever separate him from her again.