Sansa, Arya, and their minder are at a meal. Let's say it's dinner. Arya has a knife, but instead of cutting up her food, she's using to stab the table over and over again. I'm not sure she's any more well-adjusted than Joffrey, frankly. I think a proper young lady is probably a little less... stabby. Sansa is ignoring her by concentrating on her cross-stitch or something. It's probably cross-stitch, right? Ned enters to try to get in a bit of fathering. He gives Arya royal toy, but it turns out to be a doll, which she is offended by. She hasn't played with dolls since she was eight, apparently. I forget how old she is right now, but let's say it's ten or so. Arya runs out of the room, giving some lip service to the idea that she has to ask to be excused. Ned sighs, "War is easier than daughters." Is this going to turn into a show about raising children?
In her room, Arya pulls Needle out so she can wave it around and pretend to be killing people. And sisters. Mostly sisters. There's a knock on the door, and she shouts "Go away!" But it's her father, so she opens the door. She still has her sword in her hand, which is a little aggressive in my opinion. When he asks whose sword it is, she defiantly answers, "Mine!" But she lets him take it anyway. Ned recognizes the mark of his own blacksmith, but Arya won't tell him where she got it. He tries to tell her that ladies should play with swords, but she insists that she wasn't playing. Also, she doesn't want to be a lady. All she knows about swords is Lesson One ("Stick 'em with the pointy end," remember?) and she isn't even sure who she wants to stab. But she knows she wants to stab someone, which is a good start. It's important to have goals. Her real problem, as she reveals to Ned, is that she asked the butcher's boy to practice with her, so she blames herself for his death. And also Lady's. And also, she hates everyone, particularly the king, all the Lannisters, and Sansa. Ned tells Arya the facts of life, which are that Sansa is going to marry Joffrey someday, which means that she can't take sides against him, even when he's wrong. Another round of "Winter is coming," and Arya is willing to admit that maybe she doesn't actually hate Sansa. I think she's the only one, though. Ned says they're in a dangerous place, and gives her back her sword. "Try not to stab your sister with it," he adds.