|Allegiance||The Brotherhood Without Banners|
|Born||In 289 AC or 290 AC|
|Book(s)||A Feast for Crows (appears)|
Appearance and Character
Willow appears to be nine or ten years old. She is wary of possibly dangerous strangers, and protective of younger children. She has a commanding personality, even at such a young age. She has brown hair, brown eyes, and is skinny.
When Brienne of Tarth's party pulls up outside the Crossroads Inn, Willow meets them at the door, surrounded by the orphan children that have taken refuge at the inn. She has the charge of the inn and the other children while her sister Jeyne is away, and accepts Septon Meribald's food in exchange for providing the party rooms at the inn, over Gendry's objections. As Brienne watches Willow command the orphans to prepare the food and the common room for dinner, she wonders if she might be Arya Stark in disguise.
When Rorge and the Brave Companions arrive at the inn, Willow confronts them, armed with a crossbow. Rorge threatens to rape and mutilate Willow, Brienne steps in to defend her, and a fight breaks out.
|“||Gendry was the closest thing to a man grown, but it was Willow shouting all the orders, as if she were a queen in her castle and the other children were no more than servants. If she were highborn, command would come naturally to her, and deference to them.||”|
|“||One day that little girl will make some man a frightful wife. That poor ’prentice boy, most like.||”|