To Winterfell we pledge the faith of Greywater. Hearth and heart and harvest we yield up to you, my lord. Our swords and spears and arrows are yours to command. Grant mercy to our weak, help to our helpless, and justice to all, and we shall never fail you. I swear it by earth and water. I swear it by bronze and iron. “We swear it by ice and fire.”
And he was right.unfortunately the when of it was still a little ways down the road,but the Where of it…
She’s on her way, Ted, and she’s getting here as fast as she can.
Needle was Robb and Bran and Rickon, her mother and her father, even Sansa. Needle was Winterfell’s grey walls, and the laughter of its people. Needle was the summer snows, Old Nan’s stories, the heart tree with its red leaves and scary face, the warm earthy smell of the glass gardens, the sound of the north wind rattling the shutters of her room. Needle was Jon Snow’s smile. He used to mess my hair and call me little sister, she remembered, and suddenly there were tears in her eyes.
…they had taken his sword hand, and without it he was nothing. The other was no good to him. Since the time he could walk, his left arm had been his shield arm, no more. It was his right hand that made him a knight; his right arm that made him a man.
#This line is a fucking loaded gun #reek was a servant boy who became friend’s with Ramsay #while always being in a position of subservience to him #it is heavily implied that he carved ramsay into the sadistic blood thirsty man he is today #ramsay takes on the persona of reek the servant boy obliged to Theon this time #but we find out this is a hoax#and ramsay is already compelling ‘reek’ into theon’s consciousness #when he inevitably reveals himself to be ramsay bolton he forces theon onto his knees #theon is forced to become ‘reek’ #and here’s the thing #there is once an inversion of power and control between ramsay and theon #but also a shared psychological experience #because they have BOTH internalized reek in certain ways #Ramsay was constructed by Reek #Theon was deconstructed #but reek comes to define them both #reek is a part of them #and they are a part of each other
killing must feel good to god, too. he does it all the time. are we not created in his image?