“Do they frighten you, child?” asked the kindly man. “It is not too late for you to leave us. Is this truly what you want?” Arya bit her lip. She did not know what she wanted. If I leave, where will I go?
“Oh, my sweet summer child,“ Old Nan said quietly, "what do you know of f e a r ? Fear is for the winter, my little lord, when the snows fall a hundred feet deep and the ice wind comes howling out of the north. Fear is for the long night, when the sun hides its face for years at a time, and little children are born and live and die all in darkness while the direwolves grow gaunt and hungry, and the white walkers move through the woods.”