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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
Just Beyond My Reach 40Chapter 40: The Vow
(Four Years Later)
So high in the sky, the stars seemed to wink at me as I stared lazily up at them, leaning against the windowpane and letting the warm autumn night air dip into the room. My hands rested upon the closed cover of a book I had been reading. How long had it been since I started staring at the exact patterns in the sky? Had it really been eighteen years? Slowly, I lifted my head and turned to look back into the room, back at the man sitting at the desk, his profile lit up by the dimly burning candle. The gold in his eyes seemed to slip away with his youth, although they never failed to obtain their own glow no matter how little or how much light there was. With much begging on my part, his dark hair was short again and his robes were loosely hanging open thanks to my prying hands. If he had not insisted that he needed to finish the papers for supplies shipped into Monteriggioni, I would have had my way.
I turned back to the stars, staring up at them wi
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