Just Beyond My Reach 02Chapter 2: The House of the Assassinating Banker"Qui siamo!" Federico announced, stopping in front of a huge house in the middle of Firenze. It was just a bit larger than most houses around, the pillars and arches of the front door suggesting that the family was proper and had a good fortune."Wow...." I whispered under my breath, and then pointed towards the house. "That one right there?"Federico laughed. "Si. Venire." He offered his arm to me and led me to the door."You're family is ricco?" I asked as he pushed open the front door.He grinned. "See for yourself." Pulling me in the door, he paused a moment to let me take in the sight. It was everything that you would expect in a rich families home--the polished surfaces of everything shining brightly in the dim light of the candles lit throughout the entire room. The grand staircase leading to the upper leveled rooms were covered in rich, red carpet. The paneled walls were edged with dark trimmings with a carved rose design. He led
Just Beyond My Reach 01Chapter One: The Auditore BrothersMy breath caught in my throat when I awoke abruptly. Before I could glance around to try and figure out where I was, my body was thrown over a hard object and my body folded at my waist about it. Realizing that I was being treated as luggage, I tried to twist violently around in the position to see who was holding me to their shoulder."Stop squirming, l'acqua guarda."Water eyes? Did this man just call me water eyes?"Put me down, lei il bruto!" I yelled back at him, and then gasped in shock when I realized that I was speaking Italian. But...why wouldn't I know Italian?"Just a little further--please hang on."I felt like I should know whose voice this was, but I couldn't put my finger on it. Moreover, I felt like I should have known what was going on.In actuality, I didn't know a thing. For god's sake, I didn't even know my own name! Who was I? What was I doing over this man's shoulder? Did he mean something to me? Should I ask him what the hell wa
Just Beyond My Reach 00(Please Read Artist Comments beforehand! :3 Thank you.)Chapter 0:The Transfer of Wishes We all had a party at Tad's house for his 18th birthday. He drove us around Afton for hours, listening to music so loud that we could scream along and no one would know. It was Devin, Libby, Wyatt and me that was celebrating Tad's birthday with him. He had to beg Wyatt to come with us, since Tad was the only boy in our 'group'. Wyatt wasn't exactly close friends to us girls, but we were acquainted with him due to our time in orchestra together--the trips just brought people together more than one was comfortable with. We ate at the Red Baron restaurant, had an ice-cream fight in the car, went and cleaned his mom's car, went to Canyon View park and took pictures for remembrances for years to come. We managed to get to Alpine in our shenanigans and we busted into Tad's house, his mother, Tami, greeting us with hugs and smiles.