asoiaf challenge : favourite bastard(s) [1/4]
→ mya stone
“I remember a man throwing me in the air when I was very little. He stands as tall as the sky, and he throws me up so high it feels as though I’m flying. We’re both laughing, laughing so much that I can hardly catch a breath, and finally I laugh so hard I wet myself, but that only makes him laugh the louder. I was never afraid when he was throwing me. I knew that he would always be there to catch me.” She pushed her hair back. “Then one day he wasn’t. Men come and go. They lie, or die, or leave you. A mountain is not a man, though, and a stone is a mountain’s daughter. I trust my father, and I trust my mules. I won’t fall.”
30 Days of ASOIAF: Day 14: Favorite Bastard - Mya Stone
“Men come and go. They lie, or they die, or they leave you. A mountain is not a man, though, and a stone is a mountain’s daughter. I trust my father, and I trust my mules. I won’t fall.”
ASOIAF meme: Five Houses: No House At All
A bastard is a person whose parents, at the time of their birth, were not married to each other. As a polite way of referring to someone who is bastard-born, someone may be referred to as a ‘natural son’ or ‘natural daughter.’ A less polite term is ‘baseborn.’ A euphemism for being bastard-born is ‘being born on the wrong side of the sheets.’ Each of the nine constituent regions of the Seven Kingdoms have bastard surnames decreed by custom. Bastards are given these surnames to hold them apart from their fathers’ houses.
Iron Islands: Pyke