We shared a womb together. He came into this world holding my foot, our old maester said. When he is in me, I feel...whole." The ghost of a smile flitted over her lips.
My son Bran...
To her credit, Cersei did not look away. "He saw us. You love your children, do you not?"
Robert had asked him the very same question, the morning of the melee. He gave her the same answer. "With all my heart."
No less do I love mine.
Ned thought, If it came to that, the life of some child I did not know, against Robb and Sansa and Arya and Bran and Rickon, what would I do? Even more so, what would Catelyn do, if it were Jon's life, against the children of her body? He did not know. He prayed he never would.
All three are Jaime's, he said. It was not a question.
Thank the gods.
The seed is strong, Jon Arryn had cried on his deathbed, and so it was. All those bastards, all with hair asblack as night. Grand Maester Malleon recorded the last mating between stag and lion, some ninety years ago,when Tya Lannister wed Gowen Baratheon, third son of the reigning lord. Their only issue, an unnamed boy described in Malleon's tome as a large and lusty lad born with a full head of black hair, died in infancy. 种性强韧，琼恩·艾林临死前如此大喊，事实的确如此。每一个私生子的头发都漆黑如夜。梅利恩记录了九十多年前雄鹿和狮子间最后一次结合，蒂亚·兰尼斯特嫁给葛文·拜拉席恩——他在本家排行老三。他们惟一的孩子是个无有名字的早夭男婴，梅利恩的书中如此描述：“个头大，食量佳，满头黑发。”