|Current drawing interest: GIANT ROBOTS|
In which Altair is a literal eagle of Masyaf.
In a wing!AU the “Leap of Faith” is not a jump into a bale of hay but a dive off the towers into first flight.
“You have earned your rest, fratello mio.”
I know I’m like two years late to the cry fest but it really bothers me that no one seems to mourn Desmond’s sacrifice at the end of AC3. Was it just us fans who felt saddened by his death?
Anyways, here he is after the conclusion of AC3, being given a proper homecoming by the assassins who came before him. Ezio at least knew Desmond’s name by the end of Revelations, even though he did not know how they were connected. Altair did not, but I think he would have been proud of the young assassin Desmond grew to become. I like to think that just as Desmond watched the struggles and fights of his ancestors, somehow, Ezio and Altair (and Connor) were at Desmond’s side during his battles too. And that when it was all over, they would be waiting for him.
Welcome home, Desmond.