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Just Beyond My Reach EPILOGUEEpilogue
(Ezio's Point of View)
The sun hung heavy in the sky up above the city. Tilting my head back, I gazed up at the clouds that scattered like torn cloth across the sky, and I wondered just how long it would take for them to travel across the blue canvas, to hide behind the mountains and never be seen again. I had once believed that things couldn't simply disappear into thin air, but I had been proven a fool and completely ignorant.
Rome hadn't gotten any smaller. It was still the same giant city that seemed like a stinking shit hole compared to the glittering jewel of Florence or Monteriggioni. The tall buildings held no more appeal to my wondering eye and the brazen women no longer caught my attention. Everything seemed to grow pale in comparison as I tried to shut out my mind, tried to clear my thoughts and start out a new. I needed to forget my memories to start again, for we do not know who we are until we forget who we thought we were. But I have no powers that can release m
Just Beyond My Reach 42 Part 2 -Final-All hell broke loose when I saw Ezio leap from his perch, his hidden blades both extracted and ready to kill. Someone in the crowd cried out, then everyone was pushing, shoving, trying to get out of the room by the time Ezio had landed and stood up straight in front of Rodrigo. I tried to go to Ezio's side, but the flow of the fleeing people, prevented me from doing so for a moment. I watched from as distance as Rodrigo simply smiled at my assassin and Ezio was surrounded by guards in the next moment.
"Ah, Ezio Auditore. How nice of you to come all the way to Roma to visit me." The guards took out their blades and stood as barriers around Ezio. "I am not in the least bit surprised to see you here."
"This is where it ends, Rodrigo," Ezio spat, drawing his own sword. Finally, the crowd was mostly gone, and I was able to throw off the thick robes. More armed men ran through the door, completely ignoring me and going to Rodrigo's side.
"You're right," Rodrigo agreed with a disgusting smirk
Just Beyond My Reach 42 Part 1 -Final-Chapter 42: The Piece of Eden (FINAL CHAPTER)
The entire Villa was buzzing with heated eagerness. All were waiting for the unveil of the latest codex pagethe last codex page. I remember how on edge everyone was, fidgeting and mumbling at the period it took for Leonardo to work through the last cipher.
It had been three long years after the uncover of Altair's ancient armor, and those years had been busier than a beehive colony. We spent all our time over the year traveling all over Italy, using the ancient map to find all the codex pages. We learned that, with the collected codex pages, we would be able to locate the vault where all of our answers would be found. Ezio had eagerly made a mad dash to find the pages, finding exciting potential in the secrets the vault held. It had taken three long years, but finally we held the last page, which had been hidden in a ruin just outside of Florence, a place that we had always been able to reach so easily.
Upon our discovery, we called a
Just Beyond My Reach 41Mayday, somebody save me now.
I'm closing my eyes, cause once the sun rises,
it's out of my hands.
Who's to say this history
isn't just some winner's distant memory?
You can't escape this drying ink.
The fall of who we are is getting closer.
-"Circadian" by David Cook
Chapter 41: The Essence of Goodbyes
I pressed up against the wall, nearly dodging the sharp edge of the knife that skidded to a halt at my toes. Stepping over the blade, I pressed my heel into the stone floor, balancing myself as I lifted my hands in amazement. "After how many years we've been together and your fighting skills are still arousing somehow."
Chuckling, Ezio flicked his sword to fling off the blood. "The man shouldn't have rannot only does it entice me, but also it led to the death of his fellow solders." He paused, licking his thumb slowly as he regarded me. Then he held out his thumb, rubbing it against my face. "Blood splatter." A grin. "Very sexy."
Underneath Venice was the location of
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