Just Beyond My Reach 19Chapter 19: Fight for Frivolity
Ezio didn't come back that night. I knew because, well, first of all, he never came, and I was sure about that because, second of all, I hadn't been able to sleep the entire night.
Sure, the intensity of my discovery had settled in, warming me to my core rather than holding me down with it's weight, but the burden never truly ceased. But I was getting by. Ezio had taught me that to be able to rise high, I'd have to adjust the weight so that I could do so. And even though he told me that for climbing buildings a long time ago, I knew that it was great advice for a situation just like this.
The night was long and my stomach flipped wondrously every time the word 'love' slipped through my mind, and when I found myself blushing when Ezio's face filtered to my mind along with the simple and yet so complex word, I would press my hands to my cheeks, telling myself that I had to calm down, that it wasn't a big deal, that Ezio was still the same Ezio he was years
Just Beyond My Reach 18Chapter 18: The Lesson of Undoubted Change
The sun climbed even higher when Ezio stopped in front of a tall building in an area that I hadn't been able to explore all too well. Ezio tilted his now hooded face up to the top of the building allowing his gaze to trail up the side of the building.
"Bene," he said slowly, "this building will do." I looked around the area, realizing that there were handfuls of people walking around.
"But, wait," I whispered to him, taking a hold of his sleeve before he could take off. "There's people around!"
Ezio gave me a blank look before smirking. "Venice is a much larger city than Firenze or Monteriggioni. The thieves openly climb buildings, anyway, so we won't draw too much attention."
I was more concerned about drawing a crowd due to the fact that I would most likely fail at this jumping thing. If there was one thing I hated, it was being watched and judged. I swallowed loudly, realizing just how tall the building was, but I nodded. "Bene. Let's do th
Just Beyond My Reach 17Chapter 17: Two Week Reunion
The Venice streets were much bigger than anything that I had experiencedbesides Rome, which was plenty bigger than Venice, but I had had Ezio when we went to Rome. I was all on my own here. Not that my usual judgment wasn't enough, but my anger and tears made it hard for me to really concentrate. So, it was only common sense that I became utterly lost in a matter of a few minutes from leaving the thieves home. My body shook from the coldness of the air against my still damp body, tickling into my wet hair and soaked clothes. Apparently, distressed and crying women were a common thing on Venice streets, for no one even paid me any mind. Through my furious haze, I knew that I should have just went back the way we had came, but then again, I had been in such a daze before I couldn't remember anything from the trip over, and what I did remember wouldn't be of any help to me. (All I could remember is Rosa in Ezio's arms, holding herself to him.)
After so l