Silencio, Silencio 22 years ago, I stood where I stand now and watched my loved ones die, betrayed by those I had called friends. Vengeance clouded my mind. It would have consumed me, were it not for the wisdom of a few strangers who taught me to look past my instincts. They never preached answers, but guided me to learn for myself. We don’t need anyone to tell us what to do. We are free to follow our own path. There is no book or teacher to give you the answers, show you the path. Choose your own way. Do not follow me… …or anyone else. Giovanni: Listen to him! A fine set of lungs. Ezio: *crying*
Maria: And what shall we call him, my love? Giovanni: …Ezio. Ezio Auditore da Firenze! Federico: It is a good life we lead, brother. Ezio: The best. May it never change. Federico: And may it never change us. Giovanni: Tu sei un Auditore (You are an Auditore). Giovanni: Sei un combattente (You are a fighter). Giovanni: Perciò… combatti! (So fight!) Machiavelli: I intend to write a book about you one day. Ezio: If you do, make it short. Yusuf: Unless the legend is a lie, you are the man I longed to meet. Yusuf: Renowned Master and Mentor– Yusuf: Ezio Auditore! de… la-lala. Ezio: I thought… I thought I was beyond this, but I’m not. I’ve waited too long, lost too much. Recquiescat in pace, you bastard! Rodrigo: It’s my destiny! I AM THE PROPHET! Ezio: You never were. Killing you won’t bring my family back. I’m done. Who is Desmond? I don’t understand! Please, wait! I have so many questions! Cristina: Thank you. Cristina: That was very kind of you. Ezio: Are you alright? Cristina: I am now. Cristina: You asked for my name earlier. Cristina: It’s Cristina Ezio: Piacere (a pleasure), Cristina. I’m Ezio. Cristina: Well, Ezio… Cristina: Looks like you got yourself a second chance. Ezio: Don’t go! Stay with me, Cristina. Ezio: Brothers! Sisters! The whole city rises against us. While Yusuf’s murderer waits and watches from the Arsenal, laughing! Fight with me, and show him what it means to cross the Assassins! Leandros: Why will you not surrender?! Ezio: I never learned how. Ezio: I have lived my life as best I could. Not knowing its purpose, but drawn forward like a moth to a distant moon. Until at last, I discovered a strange truth: That I am only a conduit for a message that eludes my understanding. For three decades I have served the memory of my father and my brothers, and fought for those who have suffered the pain of injustice. This life… it chose me.