“Riverrun.” Gendry put the hammer down and looked at her. “You look different now. Like a proper little girl.” “I look like an oak tree, with all these stupid acorns.” “Nice, though. A nice oak tree.” He stepped closer, and sniffed at her. “You even smell nice for a change.”—Arya II - A Storm of Swords a.k.a. the moment I finally gave in to Arya/Gendry :3
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“Riverrun.” Gendry put the hammer down and looked at her. “You look different now. Like a proper little girl.”
“I look like an oak tree, with all these stupid acorns.”
“Nice, though. A nice oak tree.” He stepped closer, and sniffed at her. “You even smell nice for a change.”
“You don’t. You stink.” Arya shoved him back against the anvil and made to run, but Gendry caught her arm. She stuck a foot between his legs and tripped him, but he yanked her down with him, and they rolled across the floor of the smithy. He was very strong, but she was quicker. Every time he tried to hold her still she wriggled free and punched him. Gendry only laughed at the blows, which made her mad. He finally caught both her wrists in one hand and started to tickle her with the other, so Arya slammed her knee between his legs, and wrenched free. Both of them were covered in dirt, and one sleeve was tom. on her stupid acorn dress. “I bet I don’t look so nice now,” she shouted.
Tom was singing when they returned to the hall.
And that’s exactly what was going on in my head when I read this XD
“NO!” Arya and Gendry both said, at the exact same instant […] Arya gave Gendry a sideways look. He said it with me, like Jon used to do, back in Winterfell. She missed Jon Snow most of all her brothers.
- A Storm of Swords, George R R Martin
People question Gendry’s importance to Arya. I think the above quote, although just a minor event, underlines it: somehow she sees the brother she loved most in him. It’s very obvious throughout the story that Gendry was never more fond of any character as he was of Arya, whom he never left alone, always assuring her safety, even teasing her as a brother would. In turn she has a high regard for him and worries for him too. He is the company she needs in such a dangerous place and time, and in her pride she admits that.
I was heartbroken tho when Gendry left her for knighthood, but I believe the plot that this decision unfolds has much more in store for them and the people around them. Martin better not kill either of them first XD