3

“I thought my work was done. I was wrong. Once more, I must venture into the fray. By recruiting enemies of the state, we arm those who have been disarmed by the Borgia. The greed, the corruption, the tyranny my enemies have spread will burn to the ground. From the ashes of vengeance, a new Rome will rise.”

3

Helios: “You must step into the flame to recieve its power.”

Kratos: “You lie Helios!”

Kratos: “Hephaestus told me the flame kills all who touch it.”

Helios: “And you believe him? The freak has fallen from the graces of Olympus!”

Kratos: “That is exactly why I believe him.”

Helios: “My death will not lead you to Zeus.”

Kratos: “That is where you are wrong.

2

 - Who are you, messere?

 - Only the most interesting man in your life.

When I was a young man, I had liberty, but I did not see it. I had time, but I did not know it. And I had love, but I did not feel it. Many decades would pass before I understood the meaning of all three. And now, the twilight of my life, this understanding has passed into contentment. Love, liberty, and time: once so disposable, are the fuels that drive me forward. And love, most especially, mio caro. For you, our children, our brothers and sisters. And for the vast and wonderful world that gave us life, and keeps us guessing. Endless affection, mio Sofia. Forever yours. Ezio Auditore.