Dancing with Death (Prologue)

They were playing a dangerous game, taking an even dangerous risk.

Taking on an entire enemy fortress by themselves, fighting through the multiple enemies to get to one potential target was nothing new. They had been trained in the art of death, and so, throughout their lives, have danced with death as a result.

She could see her brother in her peripheral, not willing to take her eyes off her opponent for that one moment. For even just one second's distraction could mean doom for the both of them.

Her brother was doing excellent, as always, slicing and dicing through the waves upon waves of enemies that came at him as though a snake, weaving through the ins and outs of its shaded burrow. It was slow, exhaustive work, but eventually they sent their enemies scurrying. No one challenged them as they went deeper and deeper into the fortress. Her eyes scanned the darkness, keeping an eye out for an ambush. The two cloaked figures knew that their dance with Death would catch up with them at some point. They just didn't know when.

They stepped into a hidden room, the darkness keeping everything hidden from view. As she was about to turn around, the door slammed shut, cutting off the little bit of light they had. Then, somewhere from above, a light exploded into view, momentarily blinding them. While they worked to clear the spots out of their grey eyes, a voice permeated the room.

"Welcome Assassins!" The voice greeted with false hospitableness. He was silhouetted by the light that shown behind them, keeping his face a mystery.

There was no telling who he was. Just another member in the Templar Order to take down.

However, before they could do anything, soldier arrived, appearing on the catwalk above them, their weapons locked, loaded and pointing right at them.

The proverbial music had stopped.

Their dance with Death seemed over.

A/N: Hey guys! So, I'm posting this prologue because I don't want to end up trashing a good story. I'm not going to post the rest of the story until around December as I am busy with finishing up the rest of the semester. But if this gets a good feedback, I'll try to post it sooner. Also, this is formatted similarly to Oliver Bowden's Assassin's Creed novels, which is how I was introduced to the Assassin's Creed fandom. If I put any misinformation in here regarding the AC universe, please let me know! Hope you guys enjoyed the prologue!