Here Goes Nothing - 1It was giving him a headache, all the noise. Times Square was as usual bursting with life with automobiles roaring past each other, angry drivers using any excuse to mash their car horns, and the people all so packed tight causing their own ruckus. The sound of their excited voices all competing to be the loudest over the commotion forced its way into Alex’s mind, mingling with the already deafening sound of horrified screams and countless rushing memories. And yet, he had finally found a way to drown it out, forcing the noise to mingle together until it was nothing more than a buzzing din, like the inside of a beehive.
Well, perhaps “hive” was a rather inappropriate term for the given situation.
He wasn’t sure what he was looking for. Despite his constant headache, this was one of the few moments Alex had to himself. He could rest, if only for a few hours. It was an uneasy rest, filled with a constant migraine and the knowledge that everything he’s worked
Here Goes Nothing - 2It took only minutes to reach that familiar rooftop with the protruding brick structure, covered, as usual, with colourful graffiti. Alex noticed a new addition to the urban mural, a dripping yellow note reading “Dana ‘hearts’ Michael”. Alex made a mental note to visit this “Michael” later.Here Goes Nothing - 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
He glanced over his shoulder at the sound of leather scraping against brick and breathy huffs heaving their way over the edge of the roof. White-hood matched Alex’s pace surprisingly well; he was obviously in shape and accustomed to such nimble and precarious traversing over rooftops. Perhaps he wasn’t a typical comic-con nerd, after all. Regardless, Alex refused to let it impress him.
Alex opened the metal door leading into the apartment building, listening intently for the familiar sound of tapping on computer keys or the shuffling of Converse sneakers over the floor. He heard nothing. All the better, for he didn’t want Dana so close to a man a
Here Goes Nothing - 3The goal was simple enough. Infiltrate a military base located just a few miles south of the apartment (its proximity being much to Alex’s dislike), identify the Templar stationed there, and neutralize him. Alex didn’t object when Altair insisted to follow along; he figured if the odd man wanted to throw himself into the line of machine gun fire like that, armed only with swords, he’d allow it. It would eliminate another headache from Alex’s life, and Altair could work as a meat shield.Here Goes Nothing - 33 years ago in Romance More Like This
This time, Alex spared no consideration for Altair as the virus flew effortlessly over the rooftops. The only rest he took, which gave Altair to recover the short distance he had fallen behind, was when Alex had an unusually violent coughing fit, forcing him to lean on an air conditioner for support. It was then that the only dialogue of the entire trip was uttered.
“Are you ill?”
“You could say that.”
He recovered, and they wordlessly trekked on.
Here Goes Nothing - 4Alex led the way out of the office with Altair slinking slowly behind. The nasally youth standing guard beside the door risked a glance inside, but was pushed aside when Alex shouldered roughly past him with a blood-chilling glare. The marine wrinkled his nose and drawled, “Did ya’ tell ‘im what was so fuckin’ important?”Here Goes Nothing - 43 years ago in Romance More Like This
Alex grunted back, “Yeah, he got the message. He was speechless.”
He tugged on Altair’s sleeve, silently urging him onward. He tried to maintain the same cold and watchful expression as before as he briskly traipsed through the marines, now crowing at the top and bottom of the stairs. He knew he couldn’t arouse any suspicion, for that would be unnecessarily catastrophic, but he didn’t want to linger any longer in this den than he already had. Soon enough, the scientist’s death would be discovered, and he didn’t want to witness the shitstorm that followed.
As they proceeded down the stairs, Alex co
Regret - An Altair fanficRegret - An Altair fanfic5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Altair looked at the horizon of Jerusalem with a soft sigh, the view from the roof of the mosque was beautiful, the golden sun shined down on the crowded city, bathing it in a light that was warm and pure...but Altair felt anything but warm.
His golden eyes flicked downwards as he watched the people below go about their daily lives so naïve of the war they were in the middle of...the assassin almost wished he were that naïve, that free. The golden eyed male frowned softly and shook his head at such thoughts; no, he had been born into the brotherhood, he had been born to be raised as and assassin to uphold the laws of the Creed.
Something he had already failed at.
The former master assassin brushed his fingers over his eyes as if trying to rub away sleep; the hood didn't reveal the weary look in his eyes, the tiredness he felt; he may have been spared death by Al Maulim, but in all honesty the demoted assassin wished he was dead already; and if he felt
Crossed times -Alex-Altair ficCrossed times -Alex-Altair fic5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 1: First meeting
Altiar was defiantly the weirdest men Alex Mercer had ever met.
That was one of the first things Alex mercer found out about he assassin; though if he'd had his way he wouldn't have known anything at all because he wouldn't have taken the man into their hideout; it was Dana; his younger sister, who convinced him to help the other.
When they first met Altair he was wearing strange clothing he was severely wounded and was unconscious, Dana had insisted Alex carry the injured man to Ragland to be fixed up; she had a much kinder heart that Alex ever had and grudgingly he obeyed his sister, if only so they could get a few answers later.
Ragland had a hard time talking off the others outfit having seen nothing like it before, it seemed underneath every layer of cloth, there was a new weapon hiding underneath; a longsword a short sword, hidden throwing knives are just a sample of Altair's arsenal but what shocked the three of them, was the
Here Goes Nothing - 6On such an evening, he would usually have taken to the skies to attempt to soar over the city, watching the gleaning lights dash past him and then disappear into the looming shadows. Those evenings would have given him time to attempt to clear his head, and he would breathe in the city air not because he needed it to survive, but because with each breath came a new scent, and with it, something new to discover. Every scent rang with familiarity in him, from the salty tang of sea air to the acrid burn of the concrete jungle, and each scent gently stirred brief feelings of reverie, edged with the faintest grief. For those few hours of night he had to himself, he remembered what it was to be human.Here Goes Nothing - 63 years ago in Romance More Like This
But not this night. This night, as he slunk through the shadows of alleyways and scaled apartments that seemed to buzz with life underfoot, he cloaked himself in shadows, hoping to evade that new and hauntingly familiar white-draped face. He wasn’t sure how well he would react, and he was
Protocreed drabbles p2As a sister, Dana found it her job to do all she could to not only annoy the living hell out of her brother but to also protect him from any potential heartbreak. His last girlfriend had ended up consumed for betraying Alex to the Blackwatch, though in her defense she had never met Karen, but was sure that if she had she'd have known she was trouble.Protocreed drabbles p25 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
So when she was the only one home one day as Desmond was returning from work she decided she'd invite him to sit beside her for a chat. "Something you need, Dana?"
"Nah, just need someone to talk with" she replied casually.
He sat beside her, though he was obviously tired getting on Dana's good side was more important at the moment. "So. . . tell me, Desmond, how did you meet my brother?" he paused, looking at her in a way that said he knew what she knew and exactly what she meant.
He thought for a moment before replying "I had been hiding out during the infection at an abandoned warehouse, then one day your brother accidentally broke a wi
Crossed times 10 - SearchingCrossed times 10 - Searching5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 10 Searching for answers
"General, Capitan Cross has arrived" a Blackwatch Lieutenant said as he saluted, before moving to one side to let the man pass; Cross was a tall man and wrapped in thick black body armour, his face was worn and aged and he had streaks of grey in his hair, he looked to be in about his late thirties to early forties.
"Ah, Capitan come in" He said as the lieutenant closed the door behind the two, leaving them alone in the dim room "You should know that I wouldn't call you here if it wasn't an emergency, but we have a situation that I need you to take care of"
"Oh?" Cross enquired with a raised eyebrow; he had read the file about this particular case on the way into New York, about Mercer, but he didn't know the whole story, as of yet, or even what Randell wanted to be done, though he could probably guess.
"We have a walker, the first male to actually exist, he's destroyed a good portion of my military arsenal and consumed plenty more
Blind Leap (Altair x Reader) Part 3It was little before the time to practice. You whistled as you cleaned your hidden blade. Must keep it clean for posterity! No? Anyone? Altaïr? Malik? No? Okay.Blind Leap (Altair x Reader) Part 33 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Why are you cleaning that?" Kadar asked. "You'll just get it bloody anyway."
You chuckled and sighed playfully. "Well, when I give it to posterity, I have to keep it clean."
Kadar snickered. "Yeah? Who's the husband?"
You shrugged. "I don't know. I'll see soon."
Kadar laughed. "I mean, is Altaïr the husband and father of this child?"
You choked on your saliva and started hacking and wheezing. Kadar simply howled in laughter and slapped his knee.
After you stopped choking, you glared at him. "Who said it was him?"
"I did. Not just me, but you- Hello, Altaïr." Kadar said, but silently cursed at the bad timing.
Altaïr simply nodded at Kadar and asked if you were heading to practice.
"Yes. I was waiting for you."
Your eyebrows rose as you followed him. You turned around to say bye to Kadar, o
Better Than No One (Altair x Reader) Part 2Whistling softly, you adjusted all of your equipment and straightened your robes. Smiling, you walked out of your room, heading toward to the side of the castle.Better Than No One (Altair x Reader) Part 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Finally. It's been...15 hours since I last saw him." You mumbled. You grinned sheepishly to yourself, scolding your brain to stop talking about Altaïr.
You eventually made it to the top, looking around for the white eagle. You noticed him kneeling near the edge of the ledge, so you called him out.
"Hello, (y/n)." He murmured quietly, still looking at the sunrise.
You walked over to him, sitting down on his left. You both didn't speak for awhile, enjoying the silence.
After awhile, he sighed and got up. "Shall we?" He nodded at the ledge. You nodded in agreement.
You readied your position, silently asking him to make sure your stance is correct. He tutted.
"You're doing it wrong."
"Well, help me then."
He walked behind you and pressed his chest behind your back. A little too close. You blushed as
Here Goes Nothing - 5Traversing the rooftops on the way back to the apartment was mercifully silent. Unfortunately, without the incessant accented chatter in his ear, Alex was left dangerously alone to his own thoughts. During this time, in addition to the dying pleas and screams of agony, the incoherent scribbles and foreign-looking words on the scientist’s notes flashed in his mind, all of which forming an inexplicable connection to Altair.Here Goes Nothing - 53 years ago in Romance More Like This
Alex’s landing in front of the rooftop entrance caused a slight crater beneath his feet. He scowled at it, annoyed at the crashing shudder that still echoed slightly he had made as Altair landed silently behind him. With a brief glance over his shoulder, now routine with the notion that Alex was keeping a cautious eye on a possible threat, Alex gruffly pushed through the door and down the stairs.
He forced open the door to 221, enciting a startled jump and a reproachful “Dammit, Alex…” from Dana. With an apologetic grunt, he pulle
Promise Me...It was the perfect opportunity. The time was set just right.Promise Me...1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
He could hear the assassin's light breathing from the other room, a shuffle of movement as he snuggled deeper into the pillows to get more comfortable.
There was a pause, and then no more movement and that signaled Malik that the man had fallen into the deepest part of sleep. For the next three hours he would not wake unless something touched him, and now Malik had his chance.
His sword was fastened to his belt, the feather lying on his desk was now being tucked into a safe place in his shirt. He rose from where he was sitting and walked out and into the room right beside his.
The man was asleep on the fluffed pillows that lay on the floor, arms curled underneath his head. His legs were bent so they ruffled the front of his robes, making the outfit look bigger on him than it really was. Lips parted just centimeters apart, it softened his face, making it look more innocent.
He...he looked like a child. The child Malik knew sin
Sniffles and Whimpers (Altair x Reader) Part 12"Ugh..." You groaned. Your eyelids fluttered open very slowly and you hissed. The morning light was very bright.Sniffles and Whimpers (Altair x Reader) Part 123 years ago in Romance More Like This
'Morning...light?' You thought, confused. You squinted for awhile trying to get used to the brightness of the room. Hospital room. You glanced around, seeing no one else was here. The room was a vibrant yellow and gold, rugs a bright violet color, curtains with a shade if green you never knew that could be created.
It was a very nice room, indeed. The famous hospital smell reeked in the room. You crinkled your nose at the strong smells.
"Hm. I hope the mission- Where's Malik and Kadar?!" You panicked. You slowly swung your legs over and stood up, fully understanding not to get up too fast. You unsteadily walked out of your room quickly, asking other doctors and assassins where Malik and Kadar was. No one knew. A series of loud footsteps caught your attention. Abbas.
"(Y/n)! These...these...are from...phew. Altaïr." He huffed, holding a sma
Personal Journal (Altair x Reader) Part 15Silence filled the room. You scratched the back of your neck awkwardly. Altair spoke in French again. You sighed.Personal Journal (Altair x Reader) Part 153 years ago in Romance More Like This
"If that session of...skills wasn't awkward enough for you...you should've waited for later. I said I would teach you later." You mumbled, looking at Kadar's still figure. The man should be laughing right now, teasing you, but no. He was in a coma for an unknown amount of time. Malik was already gone for Jerusalem before he even woke up.
"If you let me explain," Altair grumbled. You nodded, telling him to continue.
"I am leaving for Jerusalem." He murmured, flattening imaginary creases on his white robes. You nodded slowly.
"I see." You muttered, sighing. You would miss him dearly. His ways has grown accustomed to you, so with him not here, it would be boring. And quiet.
"I asked Mentor...Al Mualim...if you would like to come." He said quietly, looking away. You smiled sadly.
"I would love to go, but I have to watch Kadar for Malik." You reminded him.
Crossed times 5 - ReconCrossed times 5 - Recon5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 5- Reconnaissance
Ever since the incident with Altair's weapons, the younger man had been more at ease and seemed more relaxed now that every time Alex went out on reconnaissance; he would allow Altiar to accompany him (Much to Dana's surprise; after all it was odd that Alex was trusting the other enough to actually 'hang out' with him after all supposed 'dislike' Alex had had against the other) and would jump from building to building carrying the younger assassin.
The mental image alone about this scene was comical enough but imagine Altair's frightened face the first few times Alex jumped around with the man in his arms and it gets downright hilarious. Altiar had known of course, that Alex wasn't human and other than changing his hands into claws he didn't know the full extent of the others abilities but it seemed jumping really fucking high was to be added to that list.
Once Altair got used to Alex's way of getting around he relaxed and even started to en
Sharing a Horse (Altair x Reader) Part 10"Wait...so I get to go on a mission with you, Malik, and Kadar?" You exclaimed. Altaïr sighed and nodded.Sharing a Horse (Altair x Reader) Part 103 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Yes. Now please. Get ready and be prepared..." He said, pinching the bridge of his nose. You chuckled.
"I already have my water skin, bits of food...uh. Sword, armor...and other stuff." You grinned.
"Why do you carry all of that?" He snickered, patting down his tunic. You sighed playfully. You were in his room...for a strange reason. You just followed him right in. Not like he cared.
"Because! You never know if you would get lost!" You argued. He shook his head.
"Only you would get lost with Malik...that's practically impossible." He muttered, checking his hidden blade. You waved him off.
"Whatever! Lets go check on Kadar and Malik!" You said excitedly. You didn't even know what the mission was about since only Altaïr and Malik knew. Kadar and you had no clue except you had to look for something in Solomon's Temple. Where ever that was.
He nodded and followed you out of
Fight (Altair x Reader) Part 11You awkwardly fidgeted from the heat. You hissed softly to yourself, pulling at the robes clinging on your skin. You sighed in relief as cool, temple air circulated inside your robes. You smiled in relief.Fight (Altair x Reader) Part 113 years ago in Romance More Like This
You and Altaïr were inside the temple; Malik and Kadar was as well, but they went a different way.
No. You both went the other way. Malik carried a small map displaying the layout of the temple and corridors, but Altaïr thought his way was faster.
Altaïr. You grimaced slightly. He broke a couple rules of the Creed; one being 'Stay your blade from the flesh of an innocent'. He interrogated an elderly man earlier, but when Altaïr finished asking questions, the old man hobbled away. Altaïr must have thought he was running away to give away your position because he quickly jammed is hidden blade into his feeble body. The old man whimpered before falling and dying. You frowned.
He did break another one, but now wasn't the time.
Though, you were curiou
Altair's OuttakesAltair's Outtakes6 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Playing Assassin's Creed got me wondering so many annoying things happen to Altair and he never reacts to them. What if he did?
Damascus Bureau Leader: Aside from the failure and the hatred, I envy you very much.
Altair: What the-? Is that supposed to be some sort of compliment?
Damascus Bureau Leader: Well, yes, I suppose.
Altair: *punches bureau leader in the face* Aside from your broken nose, I envy your face very much now give me my damn feather.
Malik: Altair, I seriously do not want to do this.
Altair: We made a bet. You have to.
Malik: Can't I just pay you or something?
Malik: FINE! *sighs and lays down on the ground with his left arm outstretched*
*A horse and cart go over Malik's tunic, over the part where his left arm used to be*
Malik: AHHH! My arm! You cut off my arm!"
Driver: Oh no! I'm so sorry. *he gets out to help Malik, who's still screaming in pretend pain*
Poor Woman: Please, Sir, I'm poor and si