A Game of Thrones-Chapter 35

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Ned and his men prepare to leave the brothel Littlefinger brought them to. Ned had met the prostitute with Robert’s bastard daughter named Barra. The child resembles Robert, especially her nose and hair. Ned vows that she and the child will be well cared for. That was Ned’s curse, he always kept his vows. He thought of the promises he’d made Lyanna as she lay dying, and the price he’d paid to keep them. He recalls Lyanna telling him that Robert would never keep to one bed. Ned also thinks of Rhaegar Targaryen for the first time in years, and wonders if the Prince had frequented brothels; somehow he thought not. Ned and Littlefinger talk of Robert’s other bastards, including Edric Storm, a boy he fathered and had to recognize because his mother was a Florent, cousin to the Lady Selyse, Lord Stannis’ wife. When the boy was born on Dragonstone, Stannis shipped the boy to Renly, and was currently in the care of Renly’s Castellan.

As they ride back to the Red Keep in the rain, they are surrounded by Lannister guardsman. Jaime Lannister appears, and Littlefinger reminds the Lannisters that Ned is the Hand of the King. Jaime laughs, saying that Eddard is no longer Hand. He threatens Eddard to draw his sword, that he’ll butcher him for having his brother abducted. Littlefinger flees, promising to bring the City Watch. Ned says if he dies, Catelyn will have Tyrion killed. Ser Jaime doesn’t want to chance it, and tells his men not to harm Ned, but in order to chasten him, kill his men. Jory Cassel, Wyl and Heward are killed, along with 5 Lannister guardsman. Ned breaks his leg in a fall. He is found unconscious, cradling Jory’s dead body in his arms. He is returned by the Gold Cloaks to the Tower of the Hand, and Grand Maester Pycelle attends to his injury.

References and Notes

  • The synopsis was copied from AOL member vbkorik27 previously at [1].