Dinner with Melisandre (Arya)

From Create Your Own Story

They followed the Forrester girl to a smaller dining room where the woman, red and fiery and glowing, waited for them.

"Lord and Lady Starks, I am glad you could come", she greeted them as Robb kissed her hand. Robb didn't fail to notice that odd wording that seemed more appropriate for a Lord and his spouse than three siblings. Mira bowed her head and exited the room.

They sat down and started to eat Lamprey Pie, Honeyed Chicken, Lemon cakes and more. A strong wine was served. Arya dug in, not having a proper meal in days.

"What do you know of the Lord of Light, Lord Stark?", the Red Woman asked Robb as he tasted some olives.

So this is why she invited us, he thought. "Not much", he admitted. "Only his fondness for fire. I trust in the Old Gods of the forest."

She smiled, a controlled, small smile that befit her ageless, beautiful face. "There is only one God, R'hllor. He alone stands against the coming night. Your house words are Winter is Coming, and what better weapon there is against the winter than fire?"

Robb frowned. "We don't see winter as an enemy to fight, but rather a force of nature to be respected."

Again, that slightly condescending smile. "Respect... or fear? The Night is dark, and full of terrors. The Lord of Light show the path, and he doesn't seek to rule other aspects of his followers' lives. The matrimony between brother and sister is not looked down upon among his followers, as it is with the Seven in Westeros."

Sansa stopped eating her lemon cake and turned dark red, Robb had to swallow as well. Arya just stared daggers at the Red Woman. How could she know? Had someone heard them?

"We all know what happened with the Targaryens after they practiced incest for many generations", he just said, trying not to look Melisandre in the eyes. He felt like she could read his mind.

Smiling, Melisandre took a sip of her wine. The Red Priestess didn't touch the subject further, but they were all uncomfortable and quickly left after they were finished, retiring to their rooms. The siblings each exchanged a quick kiss in the shadows before going their separate ways. Once in his room, Robb Stark sat down and wrote a few words to his mother at Winterfell that Sansa was safe. Just as he finished, there was a knock at the door. "Come in."

Who is it?

It's the Forrester Girl

It's Theon

It's Melisandre


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