Source: The Two Towers/ A Song of Ice and Fire Crossover
Characters: young Eowyn, Syrio Forel
Disclaimer: Not mine, merely borrowed.
Author’s Note: I most highly recommend George RR Martin's amazing series, "A Song of Ice and Fire".
“Why do you not practice with us?”
“They say I am too young, and that I must practice my needlework instead. As if I could protect Rohan with a needle! Shieldmaidens do not sew.”
“Nor do they weep. Do you have a blade?”
Eowyn pulled it out from where she held it hidden under her apron: her greatest treasure, Morwen’s blade.
He whistled softly in admiration. “A sword is a kind of a needle, no? You could do fine needlework with this.” Eowyn grinned.
“Remember,” Syrio whispered, “ keep your needle sharp; then your needlework will always be clean and lovely.”