Ned and Jory leave the brothel with a few of Ned’s men. They are suddenly surround by Jaime Lannister and his men.
Jaime Lannister: Such a small pack of wolves.
Jory Cassel: Stay back, Ser! This is the Hand of the King!
Jaime Lannister: Was!… the Hand of the King. Now I’m not sure what he is… Lord of somewhere very far away.
Petyr Baelish: What’s the meaning of this, Lannister?
Jaime Lannister: Get back inside where it’s safe. I’m looking for my brother. You remember my brother, don’t you, Lord Stark? Blond hair, sharp tongue, short man.
Eddard Stark: I remember him well.
Jaime Lannister: It seems he had some trouble on the road. You wouldn’t know what happened to him, would you?
Eddard Stark:He was taken at my command to answer for his crimes.
Jaime draws his sword, causing all of them men on both sides to draw their swords, except for Eddard.
Petyr Baelish: My Lords! I’ll bring the City Watch!
Jaime Lannister: Come, Stark. I’d rather you die sword in hand.
Jory Cassel: If you threaten my Lord again…
Jaime Lannister: Threaten? As in, “I’m going to open your Lord from balls to brains and see what Starks are made of”?
Eddard Stark: You kill me, your brother’s a dead man.
Jaime Lannister: You’re right. Take him alive! Kill his men!
A fight erupts, first Jaime’s men throw spears straight into the chests of two of Ned’s men. Ned draws his sword and moves towards Jaime, fending off several guards in the process. Jory gets to Jaime first. Jaime stabs Jory with a dagger straight through his eye. The fighting ceases and Ned moves forward to Jaime, Jaime’s men all stop to watch the fight. The two fend each other off, as they break, one of Jaime’s guards stabs Ned in the back of the leg with a spear, causing him to fall to the ground. Jaime is openly frustrated and knocks the guard out. He mounts his horse.
Jaime Lannister: My brother, Lord Stark… We want him back.
Jaime rides off on horseback and his guards follow suit.
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