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We Are The Watcher On The Walls by zippo514 We Are The Watcher On The Walls by zippo514
“Jon!” Pyp shouted after him.

“Pull up,” Grenn said. “You can’t outrun us all.”

Jon wheeled around to face them, drawing his sword. “Get back. I don’t wish to hurt you, but I willif I have to.”

“One against seven?” Halder gave a signal. The boys spread out, surrounding him.

“What do you want with me?” Jon demanded.

“We want to take you back where you belong,” Pyp said.

“I belong with my brother.”

“We’re your brothers now,” Grenn said.

“They’ll cut off your head if they catch you, you know,” Toad put in with a nervous laugh. “Thisis so stupid, it’s like something the Aurochs would do.”

“I would not,” Grenn said. “I’m no oathbreaker. I said the words and I meant them.”

“So did I,” Jon told them. “Don’t you understand? They murdered my father. It’s war, my brotherRobb is fighting in the riverlands—”

“We know,” said Pyp solemnly. “Sam told us everything.”

“We’re sorry about your father,” Grenn said, “but it doesn’t matter. Once you say the words, youcan’t leave, no matter what.”

“I have to,” Jon said fervently.

“You said the words,” Pyp reminded him. “Now my watch begins, you said it. It shall not enduntil my death.”

“I shall live and die at my post,” Grenn added, nodding.

“You don’t have to tell me the words, I know them as well as you do.” He was angry now. Whycouldn’t they let him go in peace? They were only making it harder.

“I am the sword in the darkness,” Halder intoned.

“The watcher on the walls,” piped Toad.

Jon cursed them all to their faces. They took no notice. Pyp spurred his horse closer, reciting, “I amthe fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers,the shield that guards the realms of men.”

“Stay back,” Jon warned him, brandishing his sword. “I mean it, Pyp.” They weren’t evenwearing armor, he could cut them to pieces if he had to.

Matthar had circled behind him. He joined the chorus. “I pledge my life and honor to the Night’sWatch.”

I pledge my life and honor to the Night’sWatch.”

Jon kicked his mare, spinning her in a circle. The boys were all around him now, closing fromevery side.

“For this night …,”Halder trotted in from the left.

“… and all the nights to come,” finished Pyp. He reached over for Jon’s reins. “So here are yourchoices. Kill me, or come back with me.”

Jon lifted his sword … and lowered it, helpless. “Damn you,” he said. “Damn you all.”

“Do we have to bind your hands, or will you give us your word you’ll ride back peaceful?” askedHalder.

“I won’t run, if that’s what you mean.” Ghost moved out from under the trees and Jon glared athim. “Small help you were,” he said. The deep red eyes looked at him knowingly.

“We had best hurry,” Pyp said. “If we’re not back before first light, the Old Bear will have all ourheads.”
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Aliyah-Zoe Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Student Filmographer
woohoo! Excellent! I just finished book one and I loved this scene! Thanks for bringing it to life!
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WhispererInDarkness Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
Enjoy the rest of the books, they are excellent. A word of advise... Take your time. Seriously. A page or two per night then a few months between books. You'll thank me later.
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Aliyah-Zoe Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Student Filmographer
Will do, thank you. I'm already halfway through the second one... It's just so easy to read them and get lost. 

I will certainly slow it down, haha
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Ban27 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
WWWWWWWUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!! SO AWESOME!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!! I LOVE IT!!!
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Simjim91 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
But ... Jon. Oh look , a wolfie there too! Who's a good puppy <3
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fizz1173 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
nice
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nyseK Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
is this an actual book or did you make this up? if you made it up, awesome great job! But if it's from a book, PLEASE TELL ME!
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CommanderParagon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"A Game of Thrones" the first book from the "A Song of Ice and Fire series".

I think you might have heard of the TV show.
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CommanderParagon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"A Game of Thrones" the first book from the "A Song of Ice and Fire series".

I think you might have heard of the TV show.
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Hector-TV Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really good. 
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Maggy-mitchi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Amazing !!
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Mzta Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
cool!
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Tomasz1234 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I must add this painting to my favorites. It's great.
I invite you to my account. Criticism welcome.
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AndroidAleksandraSH Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Amazing depiction of the scene,it has that dark atmosphere the books have ,I love it!
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Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
Fantastic art :la:
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sarv12 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
Perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!
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blumilein Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015   Photographer
Awesome work!
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DarkStorm-7 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful ! :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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KennethBurridge Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
Great work :) gifted
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Excelsior8 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
Great photo but spaces are necessary in some of the text below it.
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PaigeDea Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing
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jimvida Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shadows!
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
cool
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Kelindark Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
Wow! I immediately faved this upon first glance, this work is fantastic!
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RieyTails Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Student Artist
Good artwork!

The winter is presented very well with the shades of white and light blue for the background, and the character designs look very faithful to their ones in the show! You did a great job :clap:
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Little-Red-Fox Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work ! :D
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DeathStalkeer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
Can you make me a custom profile pic for youtube? I know what i want (i'll pay you or put a link to your profile in every video)
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JSchio Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Clap Clap  Bravo! Heart  
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monsterbott Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Epic 
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kylemon73 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
When I first saw this part (yes I watched the show before I read the books) all I could think was
Jon- ugh men; I'm on a horse, your on foot I've got a dire wolf, you've got a fatass I'm Leaving.
and so Jon road with ghost in tow to meet with his brother and to fight for his family
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NippleGunz Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
You Know Nothing Jon Snow!
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TreesharpGames Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Outstanding!
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deo-R Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Awesome!
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Pitsh Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015   Digital Artist
cool, love the horse
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kazekague Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
great job :)
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Amazing :D
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Gaspode5 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Wonderful light. Nice strong shapes. I love the composition. :heart:
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GigiHugo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
very atmospheric Winner 
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steve-o-o-c Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Superb!
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TheLittleWaterDragon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SO COOL! :O :D :)
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Farlinge15 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
nice
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Lolotie Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Amazing ! *-* 
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JackDrask Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
whoa this is great stuff!
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MightyRaccoon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work! 
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Very interesting and beautiful work! Great conception. Congratulations! :-) (Smile)
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TKTsunami Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
It's so awesome <3
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Amazing Clap 
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BloodKnighttt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder if Jon had left and joined Robb. Would Robb would still be alive?
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DarthJacen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Don't know much about GoT but this is beautiful.
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WintColden Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Artist
I like it, but I think the horse looks a little bit to wolf like, but you did a really good job.
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