Catelyn took her leave of her uncle and the others as Tyrion Lannister was led off, then followed the bastard girl through the castle. Two mules were waiting in the upper bailey, saddled and ready. Mya helped her mount one while a guardsman in a sky-blue cloak opened the narrow postern gate. Beyond was dense forest of pine and spruce, and the mountain like a black wall, but the steps were there, chiseled deep into the rock, ascending into the sky. Some people find it easier if they close their eyes, Mya said as she led the mules through the gate into the dark wood. When they get frightened or dizzy, sometimes they hold on to the mule too tight. They don't like that.
I was born a Tully and wed to a Stark, Catelyn said. I do not frighten easily. Do you plan to light a torch? The steps were black as pitch.
The girl made a face. Torches just blind you. On a clear night like this, the moon and the stars are enough. Mychel says I have the eyes of the owl. She mounted and urged her mule up the first step. Catelyn's animal followed of its own accord.
You mentioned Mychel before, Catelyn said. The mules set the pace, slow but steady. She was perfectly content with that.
Mychel's my love, Mya explained. Mychel Redfort. He's squire to Ser Lyn Corbray. We're to wed as soon as he becomes a knight, next year or the year after.
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