Chapter Ten: The Escape From Harrenhall
February the 6th 281.
We had gotten ready before anyone had woken up. We walked down to the dungeons. I had known that there was a way you could go, which would more or less lead you to the Tower of Joy.
“How long will it take?” Lya asked, as we walked with torches in our hands.
“It shouldn’t be too long before we’re there. Should only take a few hours if Roxy is right.” Rhaegar said.
“I am right. We’ll be there by nightfall. I have sent a man to make sure that the tower is without people, and he is to do some other things as well.” I said.
“What else is he doing?”
“I bet you got him to make up the secret room for the children. And where is Gwen?” Rhaegar said.
“Maybe. And Gwen has gone on already. She is to make us some clothes.” I said.
“You think we can give you triplets, don’t you? Do you really want that?” Lya asked.
“I want what you want. I want to be happy. I want to be with the two women I have ever truly love. I want to spend the rest of my life with you both.” Rhaegar said.
“I want us to be married. But these children, are going to have terrible lives until we return.”
“They will be fine, Lya. I have already promised that I will take care of the girls.” I said, knowing what she was having.
She was having triplets; a boy and two girls. I was having the same, exactly the same. I found it a little special that we would be having the same amount, and the same amount of boys and girls.
“She’s having girls?” Rhaegar asked.
“Yes, we’re both having two girls, and a boy.” Lya said, smiling as she begun the sentence.
“I have our girls names already. Ella, whom Lya named, and Gwen.” I said.
“I have named one of ours, Rhaella.”
“I like them. They are good names. I am assuming then, I get to name the boys.” Rhaegar said.
“Yes.” Lya and I both said.
“Jon and Josh. We should keep moving.”
“We should be there soon.” I said.
“I think it’s almost morning.”
“Morning? Then my brothers have told my father and Roxy’s that we are missing. I hope that we are there soon, and I hope that no one knows about the secret entrance into here.” Lya said.
“No one knows about it. I made sure that no one knew before making this plan. I have had this plan since we were girls. I knew what was going to happen before it happened. I knew about Rhaegar, I knew about you. I knew everything. That’s why I told you the plan had to have a man in it, because Rhaegar is that man. And I knew it from the beginning.” I said looking at Lya.
“You should have told her.” Rhaegar said.
“I thought you wouldn’t believe me.” I said to directly to Lya, as we came out of the tunnel.
“You thought I wouldn’t believe you? Do you know who you are talking to?! Of course I would have.” Lya said.
“I’m sorry, I should have known.”
“You should have, yes, but you didn’t. And that’s fine. I don’t mind at all. You did what you thought was right. I forgive you. I definitely will not ever love another woman, or another man. I love you, and I always will.”
“As I will you. You do look beautiful, even without a headband around your forehead, and a silk dress.”
“Thank you.” Lya smiled. “You look just as beautiful, no matter what you wear.”
“Thank you. Now let’s go and see what awaits in the tower. I know you’ll love it.”
“Thank the God’s we’re here. I thought it would be a while longer before we got here.
“We told you it wouldn’t be too long.”
Lya smiled brightly. “You did.”
“So let us go and be happy together. You two will have each other when the first part of the plan is done. I will only have Ned. Benjen will be on the Wall in a matter of days.”
“Yeah, we’ll have each other. But you will always be able to see us, whenever you want. We’ll be in your house, so no one will think it mysterious that you go there.”
We walked up the swirling steps to the bedroom, there was a second bedroom attached to it, which had a small bathroom. Lya looked at the candles on the walls, and the scattered blue winter roses on the ground, that led to the bed.
Rhaegar left the room, as I sat on the bed, as Lya went to sit at the beauty station, taking her hair down, stopping when she saw Gwen.
“I know you are fond of flowers. I know that blue winter roses are you favorite, my Lady.” Gwen, the handmaiden said.
“Where did Rhaegar go?” Lya asked.
“Why, my Lady?”
“I wish to see him. We need to talk about the plan.”
“He said that he wished not to be disturbed.”
“Lya, just leave him. I know what he’s doing. It’s not going to help matters, but it will make them go faster.” I said.
“Gwen, what does she mean?” Lya looked to Gwen. Gwen then left, going to her own room.
Lya looked at me, then continued to take down her hair. “What do you know?” Lya asked.
“Nothing.” I lied.
“Tell me.” Lya almost shouted the words.
“No. You’ll only try and stop him.”
Lya looked at me furious. “We’re going down there.” Lya stood and stormed out.
I stormed after her, following her to the Small Hall, where Rhaegar was, with hands on the wall. I knew that he had already sent the letter.
“What have you done?” Lya asked, nicely.
“I have done what is necessary to keep us from them.” Rhaegar said.
“What exactly was it you have done to do so?”
Rhaegar walked away from the wall. “I have sent out letters to Winterfell and King’s Landing. I have told them that I have kidnapped you both.”
“There’s something else. He told them nothing of you being pregnant, but he told them I am.”
“What about your children? They won’t be safe when we go back to Winterfell.” Lya said, concerned.
“They will go back with you. They will stay with you at my house. You will have my help to bring the children up.”
“I can’t wait to take our children home.”
“Two years, Lya, and we’ll be home again.”
“We shouldn’t be talking of this. We should be having a good night. We are all free.” Rhaegar said.