'Ye are Blood of my Blood, and Bone of my Bone.
you’ve already bought a ticket, and there’s no turning back now… we’re a freak show
mockingjay trailer came out today huh
this doesn’t even need context
A lot of people make note of this actually, not dumb at all! In fact, I’m pretty sure GRRM did this on purpose- not necessarily foreshadowing (trying to be a rational shipper here) but definitely as a shoutout/dramatic irony almost for shippers.
“Lord Eddard’s daughters live. One has just been wed. The other …” Brienne, where are you? Have you found her? “… if the gods are good, she’ll forget she was a Stark. She’ll wed some burly blacksmith or fat-faced innkeep, fill his house with children, and never need to fear that some knight might come along to smash their heads against a wall.”
Technically, he’s talking about Sansa. There’s double meaning though because, as Jaime knows, Sansa is the real Stark daughter who actually has “just been wed” and, as the reader knows, Arya is the daughter undergoing significant training to distance herself from her Stark identity (in a religious place no less- that’s a joke because “if the gods are good, she’ll forget” anyway…)
It’s not just Gendry/Arya, it’s Hot Pie/Arya haha. It’s definitely a shout out because a fat-faced innkeep (Hot Pie, who’s larger and working at Inn of the Kneeling Man) and burly blacksmith (Gendry, so aptly describing Gendry) were the two main companions of Arya for like two books.
It’s certainly a nod to them, but it’s not necessarily anything like foreshadowing. If I had to guess, I’d say that GRRM laughed to himself when he typed that knowing (as this is ADWD and he knew the fandom and how the operated at that point) that his fans were going to obsess over it.
Whether or not Arya/Gendry end up together, which they could, it’s probably just GRRM having fun. That being said, I do think it’s worth noting :)