Back at Winterfell, Maester Luwin and Bran are at a small table, Luwin trying to teach Bran. Bran is fixed on watching Theon as he is practicing his archery.
Maester Luwin: Bran…
Bran Stark: The Iron Islands. Sigil – a Kraken. Words – “We do not sow”.
Maester Luwin: Lords?
Bran Stark: The Greyjoys.
Theon Greyjoy: Famed for their skills at archery, navigation and lovemaking.
Maester Luwin: And failed rebellions.
Bran Stark: Sigil – a stag. – A crowned stag now that Robert’s King.
Maester Luwin: Good.
Bran Stark: Words – “Ours is the fury”. Lords – the Baratheons.
Maester Luwin:: Mhmm.
Bran Stark: The Westerlands – sigil – a lion.
Maester Luwin: Hmm…
Bran Stark: Words – “A Lannister always pays his debts.”
Maester Luwin: No. A common saying, but not their official motto.
Bran Stark: Lords – the Lannisters.
Maester Luwin: We’re still on their words.
Bran Stark: I don’t know them.
Maester Luwin: You do know them. Think.
Bran Stark: “Unbowed, unbent, unbroken”.
Maester Luwin: That’s House Martell.
Bran Stark: “Righteous in wrath”.
Maester Luwin: House Hornwood.
Bran Stark: “Family, duty, honor”.
Maester Luwin:Those are Tully words… Your mother’s. Are we playing a game?
Bran Stark: “Family, duty, honor”… Is that the right order?
Maester Luwin:You know it is.
Bran Stark: Family comes first?
Maester Luwin: Your mother had to leave Winterfell to protect the family.
Bran Stark: How can she protect the family, if she’s not with her family?
Maester Luwin: Your mother sat by your bed for three weeks while you slept.
Bran Stark: And then she left!
Maester Luwin: When you were born, I was the one who pulled you from your mother. I placed you in her arms. From that moment until the moment she dies, she will love you. Absolutely. Fiercely.
Bran Stark: Why did she leave?
Maester Luwin: I still can’t tell you, but she will be home soon.
Bran Stark: Do you know where she is now? Today?
Maester Luwin:No, I don’t.
Bran Stark: Then how can you promise me she’ll be home soon?
Maester Luwin: Sometimes I worry you’re too smart for your own good.
Bran Stark: I’ll never shoot another arrow.
Maester Luwin: And where is that written?
Bran Stark: You need legs to work a bow.
Maester Luwin: Hmm… If the saddle Lord Tyrion designed actually works, you could learn to shoot a
bow from horseback.
Bran Stark: Really?
Maester Luwin: Dothraki boys learn when they’re four years old. Why shouldn’t you?
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