Gendry/Arya Have Textual Romantic Undertones
This is for people who are in complete denial over their relationship and see it as “pedophiliac”, “wrong”, “impossible” or “disgusting” (and of course shippers like myself.) If you just don’t ship it, it’s your prerogative. But if you deny its romantic, wonderful, canon existence and label it as wrong, you, my friend, should read this.
How Arya and Gendry are portrayed as having a hinted-at-romantic relationship in the text:
We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.