The Nightwatch (A Game of Thrones Fanfic)
"Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no
wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall
wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live
and die at my post. I am the sword in the
darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of men. I
pledge my life and honor to the Night's Watch, for this night and all the nights to come." Jacob remembered saying those exact words last week, in a godswood. The Tully's had always worshipped the Seven, but for some reason he had always felt a connection to the old gods of the Children of the forest. He could see the heart tree he had recited it in front of from where he stood on the Wall. He was wrapped tightly in his black wool cloak and on his hands were gloves. It was always cold on the Wall, as he had found out on his first couple days there.
He shivered and continued walking, as he was told to do to keep the blood flowing.