I want to go with you, Bran said.
I'll find them faster by myself. Robb spurred his gelding and vanished into the trees.
Once he was gone, the woods seemed to close in around Bran.
The snow was falling more heavily now. Where it touched the ground it melted, but all about him rock and root and branch wore a thin blanket of white.
As he waited, he was conscious of how uncomfortable he felt.
He could not feel his legs, hanging useless in the stirrups, but the strap around his chest was tight and chafing, and the melting snow had soaked through his gloves to chill his hands. He wondered what was keeping Theon and Maester Luwin and Joseth and the rest.
When he heard the rustle of leaves, Bran used the reins to make Dancer turn, expecting to see his friends, but the ragged men who stepped out onto the bank of the stream were strangers.
Good day to you, he said nervously. One look, and Bran knew they were neither foresters nor farmers. He was suddenly conscious of how richly he was dressed.
His surcoat was new, dark grey wool with silver buttons, and a heavy silver pin fastened his fur-trimmed cloak at the shoulders.
His boots and gloves were lined with fur as well.
All alone, are you? said the biggest of them, a bald man with a raw windburnt face. Lost in the wolfswood, poor lad.
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