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The Aetos Saga: Chapter IX: LossAetos felt oddly nostalgic as he saw the fort of Masyaf coming gradually closer. He greeted several of his brothers on the way and had the feeling everything would be alright again, despite some brothers being remarkably rude.
“So, the banished one returns” one guard sneered as he let Aetos pass after seeing the scroll with the Greek Assassin's seal. “Please, do refrain from attacking me for no reason, yeah?” Another added up, causing laughing among them.
“You've just given me a reason” Aetos retorted, but he didn't act on his words and continued his way to the fort with both clenched teeth and fists.
At least Iolar would be there. He tried to be optimistic, but he'd forgotten that he didn't really have many actual friends among his brothers. He just hoped he wouldn't see Altaïr today. He didn't know if he was ready to face him just yet.
Him and Iolar had been Novices together. Iolar was slightly younger than him, and, to be completely hon
The Aetos Saga: Chapter VIII: ReturnIt's been a few days since Aetos and Eda had left Greece. Eda had done whatever she needed done, so they left the morning after Aetos had seen the Greek Master. She'd been quite impressed with the sword he suddenly had, and Aetos had to go around and find an excuse about where he got it from. It was best if she didn't know that he actually was an Assassin. He told her that he bought it from a blacksmith for a great discount, because it apparently was a miscast. He hadn't been able to distinguish something bad about it, so he'd taken his chance and bought the sword.
Eda seemed fine with that story, and told him how stupid he was for doing such an impulse buy.
During the few days he'd traveled with her, Aetos had gotten used to her bold way of expressing herself. She always spoke her mind, even if it was hurtful to the other. He accepted it gladly, knowing that he'd be at least twice as slow if he wasn't allowed to ride with her on her horse.
On top of that, it was quite amusing to see s
The Aetos Saga: Chapter VII: DeliveranceIt took two more days for Aetos to arrive in Athens. A lot sooner than he had anticipated. And all that thanks to Eda, the woman he'd met in the forest. She was in the possession of a horse, or so it turned out, and he agreed to ride with her.
She told him that she, too, had to be in Athens to run some errands for her employer all the way back in Acre. The coincidence that they had run into each other had amused them both, and after having slept by a small campfire, they had agreed to travel together to make it less lonely for both of them.
Aetos actually preferred to be alone more, but the woman intrigued him. She had a strange kind of beauty. A kind of grace.
Strange, because she dressed and behaved more like a man than a woman. Not only how she dressed but her way of walking and speaking, and actually her behavior in general seemed so raw that it was almost uncanny that she actually was not a man.
Her face had betrayed her, together with her long hair and her voice. He was sur
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