Lysa Arryn glanced at her sister coolly for a moment, then rose and swept down on Tyrion, her long skirts trailing after her.
For an instant he feared she would strike him, but instead she commanded them to release him.
Her men shoved him to the floor, his legs went out from under him, and Tyrion fell.
He must have made quite a sight as he struggled to his knees, only to feel his right leg spasm, sending him sprawling once more.
Laughter boomed up and down the High Hall of the Arryns.
My sister's little guest is too weary to stand, Lady Lysa announced. Ser Vardis, take him down to the dungeon.
A rest in one of our sky cells will do him much good.
The guardsmen jerked him upright. Tyrion Lannister dangled between them, kicking feebly, his face red with shame.
I will remember this, he told them all as they carried him off.
And so he did, for all the good it did him.
At first he had consoled himself that this imprisonment could not last long. Lysa Arryn wanted to humble him, that was all.
She would send for him again, and soon. If not her, then Catelyn Stark would want to question him.
This time he would guard his tongue more closely.
They dare not kill him out of hand; he was still a Lannister of Casterly Rock, and if they shed his blood, it would mean war.
Or so he had told himself.
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