Bran sits in his room listening to the wolves howl in the godswood and wondering for whom they mourn this time.
He starts howling, and a vexed Maester Luwin comes to see what is wrong.
They discuss dreams, and Bran admits to having vivid tree dreams and dreams where he is a direwolf.
When Luwin tells Bran the dreams are only tormenting him more, the young Stark takes up the howling again. Luwin leaves.
Bran thinks back to why the direwolves are corralled in the godswood. The Frey boys and Rickon were playing lord of the crossing, and when Little Walder struck Rickon with a stick, Shaggydog attacked the boy.
Luwin returns with a sleep draught that he claims will let Bran sleep without dreams.
The potion puts Bran to sleep but not a dreamless one—Bran dreams he is a direwolf in the godswood again, hearing the world beyond Winterfell calling him.