|Mya Stone by Bodach|
“Keep your eyes closed if you like. Let go of the rope now, Whitey will take care of himself. Very good, my lady. I’ll lead you over, it’s easy, you’ll see. Give me a step now. That’s it, move your foot, just slide it forward. See. Now another. Easy. You could run across. Another one, go on. Yes.” And so, foot by foot, step by step, the bastard girl led Catelyn across, blind and trembling, while the white mule followed placidly behind them.1
Mya’s eyes were her best feature, big and blue. She could be pretty, if she would dress up like a girl. Alayne found herself wondering whether Ser Lothor liked her best in her iron and leather, or dreamed of her gowned in lace and silk.5
“I remember a man throwing me in the air when I was very little. He stands as tall as the sky, and he throws me up so high it feels as though I’m flying. We’re both laughing, laughing so much that I can hardly catch a breath, and finally I laugh so hard I wet myself, but that only makes him laugh the louder. I was never afraid when he was throwing me. I knew that he would always be there to catch me.” She pushed her hair back. “Then one day he wasn’t. Men come and go. They lie, or die, or leave you. A mountain is not a man, though, and a stone is a mountain’s daughter. I trust my father, and I trust my mules. I won’t fall.” She put her hand on a jagged spur of rock, and got to her feet. “Best finish. We have a long way yet to go, and I can smell a storm.”
1. Martin, George R. R. “Chapter 34: Catelyn.” A Game of Thrones (Book I of A Song of Ice & Fire). 1996. Voyager Books.
2. Martin, George R. R. “Chapter 35: Eddard.” A Game of Thrones (Book I of A Song of Ice & Fire). 1996. Voyager Books.
3. Martin, George R. R. “Chapter 17: Cersei.” A Feast for Crows (Book IV of A Song of Ice & Fire). 2005. Voyager Books.
4. Martin, George R. R. “Chapter 23: Alayne.” A Feast for Crows (Book IV of A Song of Ice & Fire). 2005. Voyager Books.
5. Martin, George R. R. “Chapter 41: Alayne.” A Feast for Crows (Book IV of A Song of Ice & Fire). 2005. Voyager Books.
6. Martin, George R. R. “Alayne.” The Winds ofWinter (Preview). 02 April 2015.
Catelyn Tully Stark
Lady Olenna Redwyne Tyrell and Margaery Tyrell
Lysa Tully Arryn
The Martells, Part 1 (House Martell, Arianne)
The Martells, Part 2 (Sand Snakes)
The Seers (Maggy the Frog, The Lady of the Leaves, Mother Mole, Teora Toland)
Melisandre of Asshai