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Love's Labour's Lost was a virtual representation of one of Ezio Auditore da Firenze's repressed genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus.

Description

During the height of the Bonfire of the Vanities in Florence, Ezio Auditore came across a dying Manfredo Soderini, who informed him that Girolamo Savonarola's men had attacked his home, and that Cristina Vespucci had fled with guards in pursuit.

Dialogue

Ezio found a dying Manfredo lying on the ground.

Ezio talking to a dying Manfredo

  • Ezio: Manfredo!? What happened!?
  • Manfredo: Men... Savonarola's men... They came through, destroying everything.
  • Ezio: Where is Cristina!? Manfredo! WHERE IS SHE!
  • Manfredo: She ran... They went after her!
  • Ezio: No...!

Ezio reached Cristina, under attack by guards.

  • Guard 1: Whore! Where are your riches now?
  • Guard 2: Your fancy house, your expensive dress! They are sins against the Lord!
  • Cristina: Leave me alone! Get away! I did nothing to you!
  • Guard 2: Savonarola will see all you sinners burn!
  • Guard 1: You should have submitted to Savonarola when you were told to!
  • Cristina: Help me! Someone, help!
    Ezio–!?
  • Ezio: Cristina! RUN!

Cristina began to flee and her attackers chased after her. Shortly after, Ezio killed the attackers, however Cristina was mortally wounded. From there, Ezio brought Cristina into a courtyard.

Cristina dying in Ezio's arms

  • Ezio: Cristina... Hold on! I'll get you to a doctor... You're going to be all right.
  • Cristina: No... Ezio... I don't think I am...
  • Ezio: No! Don't... Don't go... Stay with me, Cristina.
  • Cristina: Ezio... Don't you know...? I've always been with you.

Cristina tugged out the pendant around her neck.

  • Cristina: I wish we... could have had... a second chance.

Cristina perished.

  • Ezio: Requiescat in pace (Rest in peace) my love.

Outcome

Ezio succeeded in fending off Cristina's attackers, however, Cristina died from her wounds.

Behind the scenes

The memory's name was based on a Shakespearean play, Love's Labour's Lost, an early comedy.

In the novel, Ezio was not present when Cristina died, instead he was informed by Niccolò Machiavelli before igniting the revolt against Savonarola.

References

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood memories
Main memories
Sequence 1: Peace at Last
Mass Exodus - Homecoming - R & R - Horsing Around - Target Practice - Reunion - Vilified - Emergency Exit
Sequence 2: A Wilderness of Tigers
As Good As New - Well Executed - New Man in Town - Easy Come, Easy Go - Who's Got Mail? - Crepi il Lupo - The Halls of Nero - Roman Underground
Sequence 3: The Fighter, the Lover and the Thief
Double Agent - Between a Rock and a Hard Place - High-Stakes Negotiation - Collective Intelligence
Sequence 4: Den of Thieves
Castello Crasher - Femme Fatale - The Burdens We Carry - Guardian of Forlì - Man of the People - Serial Offender - Human Cargo - An Unexpected Visitor - War Plans - Outgunned - The Plan
Sequence 5: The Banker
Escape From Debt - Follow the Money - When in Rome... - In and Out - Paper Trail
Sequence 6: The Baron de Valois
Gatekeeper - French Kiss - Trojan Horse - Au Revoir
Sequence 7: The Key to the Castello
Patching the Leak - Calling All Stand-Ins - Exit Stage Right - Intervention - Ascension
Sequence 8: The Borgia
Requiem - An Apple a Day - The Apple of Eden - Demilitarization - Seeing Red - All Roads Lead To...
Sequence 9: The Fall
Pax Romana - A Seed
Secret locations
Wolves Among the Dead - Thrown to the Wolves - Leader of the Pack - The Sixth Day - A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing - Shopaholic - Liquid Gold
War machines
War Plans - Loose Cannon - War Plans - Flying Machine 2.0 - War Plans - Hell on Wheels
Templar agents
Down to Earth - Counter-Propaganda - Excommunication - Firing Line - Red-Handed - The Ringer
Cristina memories
A Second Chance - Last Rites - Best Man - Persona Non Grata - Love's Labour's Lost
Assassination contracts
Two's Company - Tactical Correction - ...And Three's a Crowd - Serf's Turf - The Three Amici - Red Letter Day - The Merchant of Rome - Bearers of Bad News - Cardinal Sin - Turning the Tables - Graduation - Brutes and Brutality
Thief assignments
Lost Pup - A Clash of Interests - Up to Speed - Class Warfare - Pointing Fingers - Eye on the Prize - Young at Heart - Downsizing - A Blanket Finish - For the Fans
Courtesan assignments
Property Dispute - Old Habits Die Hard - The Morning After - Running Scared - Live Bait - Malpractice - Closing In - Bad Politics - Troublemakers - Ghostwriting
DLC
The Da Vinci Disappearance
A Roll of the Dice - The One Who Got Away - Memento Mori - Bon Voyage - Last Minute Invite - The Ezio Auditore Affair - Decoding Da Vinci - The Temple of Pythagoras
Copernicus Conspiracy
False Censorship - Out of Orbit - Intelligentsia - Honorary Degree - Expedited Post - Man in Red - Sitting Ducks - Close the Book
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