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


Ezio Auditore returned home after spending a night at Cristina Vespucci's house, to which his father then sent him on several errands.


After the incident at the Vespucci household, Ezio returned to the Palazzo Auditore to see his father waiting at the entrance.

  • Ezio: Good morning, father.
  • Giovanni: Come with me.
  • Ezio: Is something wrong?
  • Giovanni: Do you think me blind and deaf, son? I know all about your fight with Vieri de' Pazzi last night. And then this little visit to Cristina! Your behavior is unacceptable! It... it...

Giovanni laughed and changed from a serious manner to a more jovial one.

  • Giovanni: It reminds me of myself when I was your age! I assume these misadventures won't interfere with your work today?
  • Ezio: No, padre. Avete la mia parola. (No, father. You have my word.)

Giovanni led Ezio into his office.

  • Giovanni: I've prepared some documents here for Lorenzo de' Medici to review. I need them delivered to him.
  • Ezio: With haste, father.
  • Giovanni: Return to me when it's done.

Ezio left to deliver the documents to Lorenzo. Upon reaching his destination, he was greeted by Boetio, the Medici housekeeper.

  • Boetio: Ah! Ezio! Ben trovato! (Well met!) How are you?
  • Ezio: Come sempre. (Same as ever.) I have a letter for Messer Lorenzo.
  • Boetio: I'll see that he receives it when he returns.
  • Ezio: Returns?
  • Boetio: They've gone to Villa Careggi, I'm afraid. And not expected back for at least another day.
  • Ezio: I'll let my father know.

Ezio returned to his father, and met his brother Federico outside.

  • Federico: Keep up the good work!
  • Ezio: Bischero! (Penis!)

Inside his father's office, Ezio found that they had a guest.

  • Uberto: ...You worry too much, Giovanni. Francesco de' Pazzi is in prison. The threat is ended.

Giovanni spotted Ezio.

  • Giovanni: Ah! Hello son. You remember my friend Uberto?
  • Ezio: Good morning, Gonfaloniere Alberti.
  • Uberto: To you as well, young man.
  • Giovanni: I trust you delivered the message?
  • Ezio: Sì, padre. (Yes, father.) But it seems Lorenzo is out of town.
  • Giovanni: Hmmm. I did not anticipate this...
  • Uberto: What does it matter. So you wait another day or two.

Giovanni turned to Ezio.

  • Giovanni: Listen, your mother and sister have been looking for you. I'll need you again in a little while, but for now – see if you can't help them.
  • Ezio: Are you sure?
  • Giovanni: Yes. Now, if you'll excuse us...?
  • Uberto: Good to see you, Ezio.


Ezio discovered that Lorenzo and his family were away from the city and would not return for at least another day or two. From there, he was formally introduced to Uberto Alberti, the Gonfaloniere of Florence, and learned that Francesco de' Pazzi had been imprisoned.



Assassin's Creed II memories
Main memories
The Birth of an Assassin
Sequence 1: Ignorance is Bliss
Boys Will Be Boys - You Should See the Other Guy - Sibling Rivalry - Nightcap - Paperboy - Beat a Cheat - Petruccio's Secret - Friend of the Family - Special Delivery - Jailbird - Family Heirloom - Last Man Standing
Sequence 2: Escape Plans
Fitting In - Ace Up My Sleeve - Judge, Jury, Executioner - Laying Low - Arrivederci
Sequence 3: Requiescat in Pace
Roadside Assistance - Casa Dolce Casa - Practice Makes Perfect - What Goes Around - A Change of Plans
Sequence 4: The Pazzi Conspiracy
Practice What You Preach - Fox Hunt - See You There - Novella's Secret - Wolves in Sheep's Clothing - Farewell Francesco
Sequence 5: Loose Ends
Four to the Floor - A Blade With Bite - Evasive Maneuvers - Town Crier - Behind Closed Doors - Come Out and Play - The Cowl Does Not Make the Monk - With Friends Like These
Sequence 6: Rocky Road
Road Trip - Romagna Holiday - Tutti a Bordo
Sequence 7: The Merchant of Venice
Benvenuto - That's Gonna Leave a Mark - Building Blocks - Breakout - Clothes Make the Man - Cleaning House - Monkey See, Monkey Do - By Leaps and Bounds - Everything Must Go
Sequence 8: Necessity, Mother of Invention
Birds of a Feather - If At First You Don't Succeed... - Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained - Well Begun Is Half Done - Infrequent Flier
Sequence 9: Carnevale
Knowledge Is Power - Damsels in Distress - Nun the Wiser - And They're Off - CTF - Ribbon Round-Up - Cheaters Never Prosper - Having a Blast
Sequence 10: Force Majeure
An Unpleasant Turn of Events - Caged Fighter - Leave No Man Behind - Assume the Position - Two Birds, One Blade
Sequence 11: Alter Egos
All Things Come to He Who Waits - Play Along
Sequence 12: Forlì Under Attack
A Warm Welcome - Bodyguard - Holding the Fort - Godfather - Checcomate - Far From the Tree
Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities
Florentine Fiasco - Still Life - Climbing the Ranks - Upward Mobility - Last Rites - Port Authority - Surgical Strike - Hitting the Hay - Arch Nemesis - Doomsday - Power to the People - Mob Justice
Sequence 14: Veni, Vidi, Vici
X Marks the Spot - In Bocca al Lupo
Secret locations
Il Duomo's Secret - Torre Grossa's Secret - Ravaldino's Secret - San Marco's Secret - Visitazione's Secret - Home Invasion - Over Beams, Under Stone - Shipwrecked - Paying Respects
Beat up events
A Woman Scorned - Wanton Hubby - Philanderer on the Roof - Promiscuity Knocks - Spear of Infidelity
San Gimignano Dash - Florentine Sprint - Romagna Hustle - Venetian Rush - San Marco Scuttle - Horseplay
Assassination contracts
Day at the Market - Fallen Archers - Political Suicide - Reap What You Sow - Flee Market - Supply in Demand - Beginnings of a Conspiracy - Arch Enemies - Wet Work - Blade in the Crowd - Thicker than Water - Zero Tolerance - Honorable Thief - No Laughing Matter - False Legacy - Don't Get Your Hands Dirty - Showtime - Thin the Ranks - Go Towards the Light - Meeting Adjourned - Needle in a Haystack - Leader of the Pack - Peacekeeper - Caveat Emptor - Vertical Slice - No Camping - Dead on Arrival - Mark and Execute - Crash a Party - Hunting the Hunter
Courier assignments
Wedding Bells are Ringing - The Messenger's Burden - Speedy Delivery - The Perfect Marriage - Casanova