Imagine Sakura being surprised out of her damn mind when Sarada, who is just learning how to talk, happily blurts out, “I love you!” one morning while she prepares to give her little girl breakfast. She’s so stunned because although she’s said it around her/to her a few times, it’s not like she’s said it enough times for Sarada to learn it just like that. She’s actually been trying to teach her simpler stuff like hi/hello.
But then Sasuke walks into the kitchen all mussed hair and sleepy eyes, and Sarada wiggles around excitedly and exclaims, “I love you, I love you! Papa, I love you!” and Sakura thinks he HAS to be baffled… but instead finds her husband slowly smiles, all proud and soft, before he walks over to his daughter and smooches her cheek, murmuring a sweet and clear, “I love you,” to his little girl.
And when Sarada giggles in reply, repeating another, “I love you!” Sakura understands exactly who has been teaching her the words. :’)
Altaïr: Some times you do not get to see the fruits of your labors but you have to entrust that those you love and leave behind will carry out your name and legacy. In Altaïr’s case, he left a great legacy to follow don’t you think?
Malik: Its okay to be grumpy, freedom of expression. Just remember that your grumpiness and sass better keep those you’re close to in line by reminding them they can’t get away with whatever they want.
Ezio: You can’t prepare for how much life will take away from you. What you can do is work that much harder to grow and love more people, with the memory of those you lost in your heart. You fall in love more than once.
Edward: The greatest treasure in life isn’t found on some deserted island, or on a rich cargo ship, or in the heated blaze of glory. But it IS worth fighting for. At the end of the day, remember those who have fought and died with you.
Adewale: You can spend your whole life fighting for freedom, it’s okay. Find yourself a noble cause and stick to it. Be warned, you might find yourself incredibly alone though…
Haytham: Family isn’t perfect. We are not perfect. We are not our parents. We do not have to let the ghosts of our pasts haunt our actions. We can make our own choices and fix the problems in the world the way we see fit.
Connor: Sometimes you are given a great burden to shoulder alone yet you are also given little to no support to start off with. That doesn’t mean you stop fighting for what’s right. Family doesn’t stop with blood.
Arno: Revolution isn’t just a change of government or publicized thinking. It’s a change of temperament, a change of heart, a period of growth. No soul comes out of a war unscathed or without having lost something dear to them.
Shay: Stand against what you believe to be wrong, even if you must leave family and friends behind. In the end, you must be able to live with the choices you’ve made, no one else’s opinions matter.
Evie: We have people we look up to, and while it’s admirable to strive to be like them, we can’t. We must be our own person and love, and fight, and live to our fullest capacity. Little brothers need constant supervision.
Jacob: Sometimes you have to be a little rough to get the results you want. Be comfortable in your own skin, love who you want, talk the way you want, walk the way you want. And always have a killer top hat on hand.
Desmond: Your ancestors can cast a big shadow over you, but that’s not their purpose. Their pasts should teach you humbling truths and help you make the big decisions in life, no matter how unprepared you feel. This is YOUR life - live it the way you see fit.
I love the evolution of the Papas’ outfits. They started with what looked like very much home-made robes that featured craft store supplies and a talented hand, and now we’re at a multi-costume level of intricate robes and masterful historical references. I can’t wait for the next Era, I hope Papa IV is a dark and glamorous bastard.