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Post by Assassino on Thu May 12, 2016 6:26 pm

So far, everything had gone according to plan. They'd all arrived on time and gotten to their stations with little consequence. Shay and Weeks had already combed through two side buildings, swiftly and silently taking out any resistance along the way.

So far there had been no sign of Chevalier or the precursor items, but there was still time yet. As Weeks looked through some crates in the now assassin-free storage building, the Irishman signalled he was going to move on. It was best to cover as much ground as they could before Chevalier had chance to escape.

Approaching a nearby window, he slipped out into darkness, remaining highly alert to his surroundings. Crouched down behind a pile of logs, Shay eyed up his next target location, looking for the best point of entry. It was a rickety old barn. An odd but perfect place to lie in wait for approaching enemies.

Choosing an opening at the top of the building, he loaded his gun before moving forward, keeping low and in the shadows, using nearby vegetation to hide behind when he could. Happy the area was clear, the ex-assassin moved effortlessly up the side of the wooden barn, making little to no noise. Before climbing through, eyes scanned the upper level, seeing a body across the old wooden landing. They appeared to be looking out across the main building area, loading a rifle.

Hoisting himself up, Shay couldn't take the chance that the assassin wasn't about to take down one of his colleagues. If they were about to take aim at Haytham, he could never forgive himself. Watching the hooded figure as he lifted the rifle to his shoulder, the Irishman sprang forward, releasing the blade at his wrist with a click and plunged it straight into the mysterious figure's neck before they had a chance to react.

So far, he had been lucky not to encounter anyone he'd recognised, it made despatching them less, although not entirely pain free. What if this person he'd just killed was someone he knew? His blood ran cold as he laid the body down to the floor, almost too scared to look at the persons face.  Knowing he couldn't afford to get emotional now, he knew he had to look or it would plague him.  Eyes darted around his surroundings, before he moved his attention back to the dead man in front of him, tilting his head to get a better look at the blood covered face under the hood. Kesogowase. Shay immediately recognised him as one of his mentors from his time in the Brotherhood. It stung. A lot.

Standing up, he took a few steps back from the corpse, almost entirely forgetting his surroundings, until he was snapped out of it by some rustling on the ground floor just below him. Swiftly moving back from the ledge, he cursed his negligence, crouching out of sight.

"So, the cabbage farmer shows his face, hm?" A familiar and terribly arrogant voice spoke out in the darkness. The moon only allowed for a small amount of light to slip into a handful of open widows and the crack of the barn door that sat ajar.

Shay sat silent, his hand itching toward the gun in his holster, before withdrawing. Chevalier needed to live, shooting him wasn't an option, although hurting him wouldn't be too much of a tragedy.

"Why don't you come down here instead of hiding away?" The man stepped into the light seeping through the old wooden door, with a short sword in hand. Unlike Chevalier himself, he seemed to know that Shay wouldn't shoot him if he issued a challenge with blades. For the most part, he was right, but considering the bastard was the one who shot him in the back, the only thing that was stopping Shay from a headshot was his orders.

Before his next move, Shay scanned the room, focusing his vision to make sure there was no one else hiding away in the mounds of hay or behind boxes. It was clear.

Dagger in hand and bounding forward, the Templar leapt over the edge of the banister, straight toward his target. As expected, Chevalier blocked, but he'd still managed to get close enough to him to engage him in a close ranged fight before he could withdraw his gun and repeat history.

The assassin was at an advantage with the longer blade, but Shay liked his chances. Dodging under the others attack, the Templar swiftly darted behind the older man, aiming his dagger to his flank, but missing within an inch as his target side stepped.

"I knew you were no good." His voice was dripping with contentment towards the ex-assassin. They'd hated each other from day one and had continued to bickered since.

"We'll see who's no good." Voice surprisingly calm, Shay refused to rise to the others comments, as much as he was going to enjoy taking him down.

Squaring off for a few moments longer, Chevalier made the next move; blade met blade, as the Templar blocked and went in for a counterattack. This went on for a few minutes, both sides taking damage, before Shay had managed to back the older man into a corner. Seeing his opportunity to disarm, he did so, with a surprising amount of ease. It was only then that he realised over the past year, his skills had truly improved.

Not missing a beat, the Templar released the hidden blade again, pressing it against the other man's neck as he still held a firm hold of his arm, twisting it at an awkward angle until the assassin dropped to his knees.

That's when Weeks slid in through a nearby window. "Oh.. Nice work Shay. Find anything else?" Seeing the Irishman could do with a hand, he grabbed some rope hanging on a nearby wall and made his way over to their captive.

"Oh, this is nothin'." Shay laughed lightly. "Not looked around yet, I was a little caught up." Taking a deep breath, he didn't let down his guard, although still smiling to his comrade. Weeks and himself had gotten on like a house on fire as soon as they'd met, he was really down to earth and lighthearted.

Finally having Chevalier secure and disarmed, the ex-assassin breathed a small sigh of relief. "How does it feel to be so wrong, Chevalier?" It was difficult not to provoke the other; there wasn't many people Shay disliked, but this man was undoubtedly one of them.
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Post by Admin on Fri May 13, 2016 2:02 pm

When they arrived Haytham boldly walked right up to the guard at the side of the building looking like someone asking directions. He engaged the hidden blade with a 'snick' calmly stabbed the man through the heart and not pausing walked off around the side of the farmhouse to climb up and establish a sniper position.

Using his throat mic he got comfortable and affirmed the start of the mission, "Alpha one in position, go go go." Switching to eagle vision he scanned the farmyard as the teams got into position taking out an assassin trying to get to the outbuildings with his suppressed rifle and an ambush on Lee to the side. Charles wouldn't have seen the man coming even with night vision goggles. The rest of the mission passed quietly for him as everyone carried out their jobs and even the com chatter was at a minimum as the team knew each other so well they had little need for verbal communication.

The damp seeped through his suit as time passed on, it would need treating again soon. Glancing around scanning for threats he dimly saw the outlines in an outbuilding of another sniper and as he twitched to get out the line of fire another figure stepped out of the shadows and stabbed him. It was a familiar shape and he realised it was Shay. Now he owed the man one. Filing the information away, Pitcairn then confirmed he'd found the book, now they just needed the box. Slipping from his position he climbed down and made sure the way was clear before pulling up a bandana around his mouth and nose and at a crouching run he ventured over to the outbuildings down to where he could hear voices and the sound of steel. The farmhouse was filled with flashes of light and distant screaming but there were teams covering the back way in and they could take care of themselves.

The first two buildings were empty of life but the third held three figures, one kneeling, their fuzzy outlines shimmering through the wall. He hadn't used the vision so much in a while and he knew the kickback was going to be a bitch. Slipping in through an open door he beheld Chevalier tied up on his knees with Jack and Shay standing over. He silently walked up behind Shay, a moving shadow amongst shadows.
"Where is the box Chevalier?" The contempt in his voice clear to all.
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Post by Assassino on Fri May 13, 2016 7:33 pm

It took the ex-assassin a moment to notice the other presence in the building, glancing over his shoulder, vision focused, he spotted the Grandmaster just as he began to speak. It was rare to have someone get so close to him, without him knowing. This had been their first proper mission together. "Sir." Shay nodded in greeting, pleased to see the other was safe.

"Like I'd tell you, you English pig dog.." Chevalier spat, seemingly unconcerned about his fate. Without thinking, Shay sent a fist flying into the Frenchman's jaw, sending him to the ground.

"Now don't be rude, Chevalier, lady luck isn't shinin' down on you." Voice calm, as if taunting the assassin, Shay dragged him back up onto his knees and held him in place. "Answer the man."

"Hah! You're too late Shay! Liam left with it already! You won't be able to catch up now." Snorting in contempt, the assassin laughed in the younger man's face. "Hope was right, I make a good distraction."

It was difficult not lashing out. This man always rubbed him the wrong way and right now, he was really riling him up. "Shite! Which way?!" Shaking the other man, trying to get a fast reply from him failed; he was simply greeted with a smug smile and silence. Bringing his knee up, Shay landed a solid hit to the assassin's face before turning and glancing at Haytham as he already began to move toward the barn door.

If any of them could find Liam, it would be him.
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Post by Admin on Fri May 13, 2016 7:53 pm

"Go Cormac." Haytham nodded at the door, "I'll deal with this." He didn't bother to elaborate and turned to face the Chevalier. " I rather think Mr Cormac is a little upset with you at the moment." He motioned to Weekes who pulled over a box for him to sit on.
"Now, let's have a little chat before a rather upset Irishman gets his hands on you..."

He spent about an hour just constantly questioning the prisoner, not getting riled up at the insults and replying in perfect French each time the man reverted to his native language. No weapons or hands were laid on him and Haytham suspected that Shay would be the one to loosen any information out of him, after all, he would have better idea of his weaknesses. Knowing they had reached an impasse he turned to Weekes.

"Secure him properly and get him transported Weekes." He stood and stretched as a bang sounded from the farmhouse, "Please excuse me gentlemen I have some business to attend to." He picked up his rifle and left the building.
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Post by Assassino on Fri May 13, 2016 8:51 pm

Not wasting a second more, Shay sprinted out of the barn, not entirely sure where he was going until something came to him. It was more of a hunch than solid plan, but he didn't have much else to go on. He HAD to find Liam. Achilles couldn't keep the box, it wasn't safe in the Assassin's hands.
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The sound of screaming could be heard as Haytham approached the farmhouse. It was abruptly cut off with a gurgling cry. Arming by engaging his hidden blade he cautiously entered the front door. Two bodies were in the kitchen to the left and one on the stairs, the com unit crackled Lee's voice making its way "all clear in the house, everyone out for Pitcairn and his toys. Alpha one, no sign of the box, I have the book and making my way to the extraction point now." Nodding to himself, Haytham scoured the lower floor once more as he saw figures dropping from upstairs windows and making their way a distance from the building. 'Time to leave'. He thought and exited swiftly before any explosives could go off. Checking that Weeks was hauling the Chevalier away in one direction he couldn't see half the team.  Then he was flying through the air as the explosion ripped the air.

"PITCAIRN!!! What the hell!" He shook his head trying to dissipate the ringing in his ears "Alpha team, sound off." The team had to be accounted for.

One by one everyone said their call signs, except Shay. Where was he? He switched to a private channel and tried to get the Irishman then to the limited bands the comms were tuned to. No answer but for Pitcairn swearing he hadn't set them off without orders. Where was Shay? Had he made it far enough away from the blast? And damn it secluded though the farm was, someone would no doubt be reporting the explosion. "Everyone exit NOW. I'll call when I require pick up. I have to find Shay or account for his body before the civilian arrive." The protests from the team were ignored, the Irishman was popular amongst them and they all wanted to stay and help.  "Just go." He ordered them and started his search.
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