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Just Beyond My Reach 04Chapter 4: What it Takes
When I woke up the next morning, I heard muffled talking from outside my window. I laid there for a moment, trying to figure out whose voices they were, but I couldn't due to my morning grogginess. I rolled out of the rather large bed, flinging the maroon covers off of me, and straightened out Ezio's clothing that I had slept in. After finding my shoes next to the door, I put them on and exited the room.
Walking down the halls, I realized that I hadn't taken the time to memorize the house yet, so I would probably find myself lost. Hopefully one of the brothers or Anetta were wandering around the house. However, even in my lack of recognition, I found the stairs to the front room. In the front room was Giovanni and Maria, and they were whispering lightly to each other and giving each other pecking kisses. Trying not to be awkward about it, I descended that stairs quietly to not disturb them. It was nice to see, however, that they loved each other despite Giovann
Just Beyond My Reach 03Chapter Three: Truth Be Told
"Here." Ezio handed me a dark leather belt. I wrapped it around my waist, entrapping the edges of the pants under the strap. I managed to get my shoes on, which were more like flat slippers or ballerina shoes, whatever the hell they were called. "Absolutely charming." I glared at the smiling man, and made my way back through his bedroom door.
"I'm not looking to impress, Ezio." I flipped my hair out of my eyes. "Comfort is my top priority."
Chuckling, he followed me out the door. "I already told you that I think it's a very endearing look for you."
I pointed to my face, plastered with annoyance. "Does it look like I care what you think?"
"No--but I could change that." Ezio raised an eyebrow at me, letting a sly smirk to curve his lips.
I rolled my eyes, but before I could respond to his outrageous offer, Federico appeared around the corner.
"There you two are," he said, jogging up to us. His face had signs of excitement, a small light shining in the depths
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 Brothers
My 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
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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.
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