“The wolf blood.” Arya remembered now. “I’ll be as strong as Robb. I said I would.” She took a deep breath, then lifted the broomstick in both hands and brought it down across her knee. It broke with a loud crack, and she threw the pieces aside. I am a direwolf, and done with wooden teeth. ― Arya X, A Clash of Kings.
Maybe I should go to the Wall instead of Riverrun. Jon wouldn’t care who I killed or whether I brushed my hair… Jon looks like me, even though he’s bastard-born. He used to muss my hair and call me ‘little sister.” Arya missed Jon most of all. Just saying his name made her sad.
I agree with like all of them but I always thought Arya was more of a slytherin
i’m gonna have to disagree with you there. arya is definitely not a slytherin. yes, arya is very intelligent and cunning, but unlikes slytherins she never uses her cunning for her own gain. she isn’t ambitious at all. arya only does what she has to do to survive, not for her own personal gain or glory. also, arya’s “i hate everyone” thing that’s often associated with slytherins isn’t by any means a core part of who she is. arya doesn’t hate people at all, she loves them. arya made friends with everyone at winterfell, including the smallfolk, bakers, blacksmiths, etc. and she makes close friends wherever she goes. arya only feels intense hatred towards people who have wronged her and her family. she doesn’t kill people because she enjoys it or for her own personal gain - she does it because her father taught her that “the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword” - to get justice for her family. arya’s also always putting others ahead of herself. she doesn’t abandon lommy, hot pie or weasel when gendry suggests they should bc they’re slowing them down, and she rushes into a fight w/ needle in hand bc she refuses to let anyone else die for her the way syrio did. arya is a classic gryffindor: brave, darling, loyal, reckless, etc.
A wisp of scented smoke hung in the air, drawing her down the winding path to where the red priests had fired the great iron braziers outside the house of the Lord of Light. Soon she could even feel the heat in the air, as red R'hllor’s worshipers lifted their voices in prayer. “For the night is dark and full of terrors,” they prayed.
Not for me. Her nights were bathed in moonlight and filled with the songs of her pack, with the taste of red meat torn off the bone, with the warm familiar smells of her grey cousins. Only during the days was she alone and blind.
That particular part of the conversation between Arya/Ned had a similar air to that scene between Cersei/Maggy.
CERSEI & Wood’s Witch MAGGY THE FROG:
“Three questions may you ask,” [Maggy the Frog] said, once she’d had her drink. “You will not like my answers. Ask, or begone with you.”
Go, the dreaming queen thought, hold your tongue, and flee. But the girl did not have sense enough to be afraid.
“When will I wed the prince?” she asked.
“Never. You will wed the king.”
Beneath her golden curls,** the girl’s face wrinkled up in puzzlement.** (Cersei, A Feast for Crows)
It’s Arya that asks 3 questions:
Arya cocked her head to one side. “Can I be a king’s councillor and build castles and become the High Septon?”
“You,” Ned said, kissing her lightly on the brow,** “will marry a king** and rule his castle, and your sons will be knights and princes and lords and, yes, perhaps even a High Septon.
Arya screwed up her face. (Eddard, A Game of Thrones)
*Both girls’ first reactions were confusion and they misinterpreted what they were told. Cersei is in love with the idea of marrying Rhaegar (she draws pictures of herself riding a dragon with Rhaegar lol) but she was wrong. Just like Arya’s initial reaction is wrong and she has literally no idea what awaits her.
Ned answers each of Arya’s questions in an odd way as well:
Do you have headcannons for Jon or anyone else seeing one of gendrys and aryas little arguments? Once they're all reunited
omygoodness i love your ask thank you so much for this! (btw my headcanon involves jon just meeting gendry for the first time)
arya and gendry causing a fuss at the great hall because apparently, arya was eating way too fast according to gendry
jon freaking out deep inside while acting all cool and chill cause a boy is arguing with his lil sis and he doesn’t know whether to punch gendry or to stop arya from killing him by the looks of it
“oh please gendry, it’s not like im gonna choke”
“yeah keep talking while you eat and you might soon enough”
sansa smirking at the two of them because gods, these two are trying so hard to act normal with each other when something else is clearly going on and it’s adorable
bran thinking, yes if arya doesn’t stop talking, she might actually choke with the speed that she’s devouring that chicken
and bran taking a good look at gendry and approving because, “Gendry would be good for Arya, as she is to him. I know this is true, I dreamed it”
Lem laughing at their argument with a nudge at gendry’s side while saying,“You might actually steal kisses from a princess now!”
arya blushing and shouting at gendry with “you stupid bull i hate you! AND SHUT UP TOM”
rickon hearing the commotion and smiling to himself because gendry is so in love with her sister and even though he just reunited with her, he can see despite the death glares she’s sending gendry’s way that she loves him too
if the way that she looks at gendry like he’s the only one at the hall isn’t proof enough, he doesn’t know anymore
meanwhile, hot pie’s rolling his eyes because if these two idiots start kissing again after an argument he’s gonna lose it