Follow posts tagged #otp: as m'lady commands, #gendry waters, and #arya stark in seconds.Sign up
You know what's even sadder? Is that while Gendry has never had a family, she has, and she's lost it. There's no guarantee for her she'll ever get it back. Her entire family is at war, and it's taking them away from her, one by one. She doesn't know how much she'll lose yet, but I can't help but wonder if maybe she can feel what's coming. That 'I can be your family' turning into something more along the lines of 'will you be MY family?' And he already is part of her pack, they just can't see it.
Dany…I am going to murder you. HOW DARE YOU?!
Second, the fact that she thinks of both Gendry and Hot Pie as her pack makes me want to curl up in a ball and cry. Because she literally has no one else at this point but Gendry and Hot Pie and they have all been through so much together. They have been together since King’s Landing and SURVIVED Harrenhal and when Hot Pie leaves them, you can see how it affects her but refuses to show it.
And now, Gendry. I like to think that he’s his own category for reasons. Any who, Gendry has been the only one, besides Yoren, who knows Arya’s true identity. I mean he had the chance to expose her and sell her out, but he didn’t. He knew she was a girl all along and said nothing. He confronts her and she willingly tells him the truth. And even after all the shit that happens, he still keeps her secret. At this point I’m sure that Hot Pie knew who she was and that Arya knew she could trust Gendry. So let’s talk about “I can be your family.”
This entire conversation was literally, “too bloody lowborn to milady high” but with a twist. And I loved it. I cried my eyes out but I understood everything that was happening. Here we have Arya who has never liked to show any kind of weakness or emotion, but the minute he tells her that he’s never had a family, she breaks. Her voice breaks and you can clearly see the tears wanting to spill. Gendry on the other hand tells her his reasons for wanting to stay but wants her to understand that even if he had gone back with her, it wouldn’t be the same. She’d still be “my lady” and he’d still be a bastard.
So when he leaves her, this affects her more than she lets on because Gendry was her family and she was his.
AND FUCK YOU DANY FOR MAKING ME CRY AND WRITE THIS!
Even thought it hurts so much, thanks for writing your thoughts on *the scene*! I like reading about people's analysis on everything Arya and Gendry. Now to make things even more painful, can you imagine his reaction when he learns of the hound kidnapping her and then the red wedding? The guilt and the 'what if I had just gone with her' feelings... what do you think?
Aww you’re welcome nonnie! I like reading other people’s thoughts as well.
Well I guess everyone wants to make me cry today and that’s strangely fine.
Any who, I strongly believe that if the next episode plays out as I think it will, then not only will we be getting Arya kidnapped by the Hound but also someone or Gendry in this case, screaming for Arya to come back. Now if that happens then we know that for a fact that they are headed to the Twins.
But on to Gendry. My thoughts are that he will either regret not leaving with her or leaving her in the first place. The thing about Gendry is that he has no one but Arya at this point. His mother died when he was a child, Mott sold him to the Watch, and Arya has been the only constant in his life after Hot Pie leaves.
But the more that he is around the Brotherhood, the more that he becomes enamored with their ways of life. That bit where he tells Arya he’s done serving, is the first time we actually see Gendry speak his mind.
I loved that part because it shows you how he truly feels about being a lowborn bastard or commoner. All his life he has served and knows what it is like to be at the mercy of someone else and is tired of wondering if each day is his last or if he has finally proved his worth. Him giving that speech is telling her of how this is his choice and how serving Beric is him doing it at HIS own will.
So now lets go back to the Hound. He won his trial and was free to go. But where would he go? He has no money, no horse (very bitter about this…Stranger, anyone??), and no where to go since he deserted House Lannister. His best option is taking Arya in hopes of gaining gold and some sort of pardon. So when Arya runs away, he takes his chance and takes her. While this happens, they call and shout for her to come back and since Gendry is the closest to her, it will be him who is screaming her name.
I honestly feel that he will be bitter and guilty as well as angry at himself because of the whole, “I can be your family” conversation. But nothing will top the reaction of the Red Wedding, this I can guarantee. Arya was not only his family but his only friend. His best friend if anything. He trusted her as she trusted him and it comes back to bite him in the most cruel way. He may have not been her blood or kin, but he was HER family. And it kills me how naive they both were to think that everything would be okay again after they part, when in reality….it’s not.
I for the life of me cannot even deal with the massive emotions that the Red Wedding gave to me, so therefore I refuse to talk about. Unless you want me to fling myself from a tower and into the ocean, crying forever about how close Arya was to her mother and Robb.
But yeah, if I don’t get Gendry (or in this case Joe) crying about the loss of his best friend and only family, I will burn all that D&D and GRRM love.
I am not even kidding here. I will go insane and nothing will ever be okay again.
And now if you excuse me, I’m going to go jump out of a window now.
yeah so let me just say this again
gendrya is real. like this isn’t just random fangirl crackship, it’s real. i don’t know if they’ll actually end up together, but we didn’t make something out of nothing. if you read the books gendrya is quite OBVIOUSLY meant to be a ship. grrm OBVIOUSLY wrote them to have some sort of connection in that way.
maybe they won’t meet again, because as we’ve so harshly learned, grrm writes really realistically. the main character doesn’t always get what they want, sometimes they even die. so i don’t know, maybe arya/gendry is a lost opportunity and they’ll never meet again, but there was definitely something, and grrm wrote it to be that way.