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The Best Assassin - Part 8I shouldn't have been so surprised that he saved me.
I mean, what kind of heartless bastard would let anyone drown, just because they didn't like them?
But still, I was surprised.
With a sigh, I slid my hands under the pillow to press it closer to my cheek. I still felt a distinct chill from being sunk low in that water, but I was feeling better because of that bitter drink that Ezio had given me. Bitter, needing sugar; kind of like me. Or Ezio. No, just me. I needed sugar.
I was old and bitter, too old, and far too bitter.
I needed something new. All I ever did was fight and kill and seek to learn new things. I had lost my friend, my only friend, a long time ago, and I was left alone all this time. I didn't want anyone close to me because I knew that no one would ever understand how old I really am.
Except maybe Ezio.
I shivered, closing my eyes. I remembered his strong arms well; he was so young and strong, so like me when I was properly my age; not all preserved by that stupid Apple
X- In Which Yusuf Is Openly WorshippedConstantinople, 1497
The wind blew, encouraging Yusuf to pull the scarf tighter around his face. His boots molded large prints into the fresh snow as he walked, but it was the air that really chilled him. Kostantiniyye had seen an unprecedented amount of snowfall that December, and the icy rooftops were taking their toll on the Ottoman Assassins' maneuverability.
As he strolled through the newly decorated streets of Galata, Yusuf considered where his life was headed. In truth, the walk had been meant to clear his head, as sometimes being Grandmaster was stressful.
Seven months had gone by since the death of Ishak Pasha, but the Brotherhood did not seem to have changed. Many of its members had already started to see Yusuf as the new Mentor before the old one retired, but even they felt something ebb away when the vizier passed. Though Yusuf couldn't blame them, he was left somewhat saddened that only a handful of Assassins felt truly sorry for Ishak's death.
It had been a struggle
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