Yes, I’m home. And I will not ever leave without telling you again. I’ve missed you, Mother. -smiles warmly looking up at her- She will be happy to see you. I’ve prayed every day since the riot. She has been getting better, but I can tell she’s still pained.
I will, I have much to tell you. Stew? I could not say no to that. -he follows her inside to the kitchens- Before the riots we’d been having a good time. It was nice visiting with Aunt Lyanna, Uncle Ned, and our cousins. The gardens were simply beautiful and it was nice getting to train with some of the lords and members of the Kingsguard. It’s a completely different world down there… and hot. Very hot. Still, the riots put a damper on many things. Minisa is healing well enough. I hope she’ll be able to start walking with a cane soon. I can tell she is getting anxious just sitting around though she’s very brave about it all. How have you and Father been? Are William and Rosamund well?
I’ve missed you too. -nods- Your father will address you leaving without saying anything. I think you’ll hear enough about that, you don’t have to hear it from me. Well, we’ll take care of her. She’ll be fine. I know it. -smiles down at him-
I figured you could not. Especially after the long journey. Come now. We’ll get some for your sister as well. -nods- And how are Lyanna and Ned? The Red Keep is beautiful. I knew you would enjoy it. Your father and I have been well. We’ve missed you too. William has been wandering around like a motherless dire wolf without you. Make sure to spend some extra quality time with him.
I am, I’m sorry to have kept you waiting so long, Mother. -welcomes the hug from his mother- She is settling in, I told Maester Luwin to check on her. We’re both alright, yes. Minisa’s leg doesn’t seem to be hurting as much.
-He looks down, relieved his mother doesn’t appear to be too angry with him but still worried.-
Nonsense. You’re back now. Right where I can see you. Where you belong. -kisses the top of his head- Good. I shall check on her in a moment. Let’s pray to the gods that she has a full recovery.
Now you must tell me everything that happened. Come, let’s get you some stew. I think cook made some fresh bread.
[returns her hug] Rickard is around here somewhere—Father probably caught him already. I’m doing better.
I’m sure your father did. He’s been waiting at the gate for him the past week. -takes her hand and gives her a small smile- Come now. You must tell me all about the capital. I want to see your injury.
Rickard and I are back, Mother.
Oh Minisa. I’m so glad you’re home. -moves to hug her- Where is your brother? Are you okay. I got a raven from your aunt.
I hope they arrive safe, my lady. It’s a long way from King’s Landing to Winterfell.
I do as well. I won’t have peace of mind until they do.
I hope they arrive soon as well, for their sake and yours.
I agree. The gods are with them, I’m sure they will arrive safe in the next few days. Brandon is furious with Rickard, I’m sure he is taking his time returning.
Hello, Mother. We’ve only just arrived, but we’ve made it back.
Ah, Rickard. You’re back. -moves to hug him- Where is your sister? Are you both alright?
-pulls away, putting her hands on his shoulders as she looks him over for any injuries-
They have not yet returned North? I would have thought they would have by now.
I as well. I believe that Minisa’s injury has slowed them down. Hopefully within the next few days.
I’m just ready for my children to be home. Safe and sound.
she wants to meet her fate but travel by free will;
but you can’t have both and you can’t stand still