Quick cut to Arya standing in front of Ned at his desk.
Eddard Stark: You know I had half my guard out searching for you? You promised me this would stop.
Arya Stark: They said they were going to kill you.
Eddard Stark: Who did?
Arya Stark: I didn’t see them, but I think one was fat.
Eddard Stark: Oh, Arya.
Arya Stark: I’m not lying! They said you found the bastard and the wolves are fighting the lions and the savage… something about the savage.
Eddard Stark: Where did you hear this?
Arya Stark: In the dungeons, near the dragon skulls.
Eddard Stark: What were you doing in the dungeons?
Arya Stark: Chasing a cat.
A knock at the door, Jory pokes his head in.
Jory Cassel: Pardon, my Lord. There’s a Night’s Watchman here begging a word. He says it’s urgent.
Eddard Stark: Your name, friend?
Yoren: Yoren, if it please. This must be your son. He has the look.
Arya Stark: I’m a girl!
Eddard Stark: Did Benjen send you?
Yoren: No one sent me, my Lord. I’m here to find men for The Wall, see if there’s any scum in the dungeons that might be fit for service.
Eddard Stark: Ah, we’ll find recruits for you.
Yoren: Thank you, my Lord. But that’s not why I disturb you now. Your brother, Benjen… his blood runs black, makes him as much my brother as yours. It’s for his sake I rode here so hard I damn near killed my horse! There are others riding too. The whole city will know by tomorrow.
Eddard Stark: Know what?
Yoren: Best said in private, my Lord.
Eddard Stark: Go on. We’ll talk more later.
Eddard Stark: Jory, take her safely to her room.
Jory Cassel: Come along, my Lady. You heard your father.
Jory escorts Arya to her room.
Arya Stark: How many guards does my father have?
Jory Cassel: Here in King’s Landing? Fifty.
Arya Stark: You wouldn’t let anyone kill him, would you?
Jory Cassel: No fear on that count, little Lady.
Ned and Yoren are now alone in Ned’s chambers.
Eddard Stark: Well?
Yoren: It’s about your wife, my Lord. She’s taken the Imp.
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