AUTHORS NOTE: I'm so sorry I haven't posted sooner, I don't have access to my stuff for this story, plus my writing style might have changed in the last few months..But I'm still gonna try it :)

Placing my hands on my knees as I leaned over, I tried to catch my breath. I had reached yet another dead end, and the air outside was hard to take in after being kept inside for so long, only a tiny bit of fresh air coming in through my window.

"Please just stop!" The young female called out to me. Looking in their direction, I saw that she had long black hair and was wearing a black and white lolita outfit, her eyes glowing purple, even at this distance.

I let my eyes trail over to the young man she was with, his silver hair shining under the moonlight, bright blue eyes looking at me. He was wearing a red coat, one that went down to his boots.

Realising I was just standing there, near gawking at the two of them, I shook my head and turned back to the fence, wondering if I'd get electrocuted. Reaching out to the fence, deciding to take my chances, I felt myself being pulled back kind of roughly.

"Stupid girl, you'll get yourself killed." The girl had an arm around me to stop me from moving away.

I blinked, completely surprised, "isn't that what you came to do anyway?" The girl looked confused, but the man simply chuckled, a smile playing on his lips, a smile that I considered too smug and cocky.

"I doubt Ezio would want you dead, you sounded too important for that. Now, if you'll forgive me..." The silver-haired guy trailed off, the last thing I remember after that was having something pressed to my face. My body no longer responding as I passed out.

"Look Fuyoko, there's your new brother, Ezio. He's been looking forward to meeting you." My father spoke softly to me, pointing to a boy with a mop of brown hair and dark blue eyes. He looked just like me.

'He's all alone. with no one else.'

I walked over to the boy. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that he was a couple years older, and I wrapped my arms around him in a hug.

"My brother..." My voice was soft, loud enough so only he could hear, and he hugged me back in response.

Ezio took my hand and showed me around the small house, stopping at a tiny room he said we'd be sharing.

"Of course, I'll move my stuff to my side of the room so you have somewhere to put your things too." He smiled at me, making my heart feel warm.

"I don't have anything though," I looked down, "I'm sorry."

"Why are you apologising?" He giggled at me, "well, then we can share my stuff."

I looked back up at him again with tears in my eyes, a smile on my face as I hugged him again.

"Welcome back, miss." A light voice was coming from above me, my vision was still blurry, but I could hear them humming as I felt something cool press against my face several times.

As my vision slowly returned, I could see that it was the girl with black hair, and she was pressing ice wrapped in a facewasher against my face.

"She's awake?" A familiar voice asked, the girl nodding, "Fu, I'm so glad you're okay, I was so worried when Dante said you were passed out on his couch." Ezio leaned over me and hugged me, the girl moving out of the way and cleaning up.

'So that's what you had planned...'

"Who's Dante?" I asked, making Ezio look up and look in another direction, frustration on his face.

"You didn't tell her who you were?"

"Well," the deep voice started, "little miss zippy over there took off before we could say anything and we had to go after her. Nearly got herself killed by the damned fence, too. But you were right, she reeks of Demons."

'I reek of Demons?'

I sat up and quickly stood, making my way over to where the silver-haired Dante was sitting, "don't you dare talk about my mother like she was one of those filthy creatures of the night!" I shouted at him and swung my fist. It connected to his cheek in an instant and he didn't even seem to try and move away, just stared at me blankly for a moment, realisation dawning on him as he held his hand over a reddening cheek.

"What is it with women?" He muttered as he walked passed me and out of sight.

"Stupid jerk," I frowned, seeing all of the magazines of girls sitting on his desk, "and he's that kind, huh?" I turned back to see my brother sitting on the couch, the girl nearby, trying not to giggle at the situation.

"I'm sorry, you'll get used to him soon enough," she smiled, approaching me, "now, where are my manners? I'm Alice." She held her hand out to me.

"Fuyoko. It's nice to meet you." I took her hand and we shook.

"Well, I'll let you two catch up properly, from what I've been told, it's been some time since you've seen each other." She curtsied and left the room quietly. The way in which she did made me think about those from way back when in time.

"Fu?" Ezio spoke up from the couch, drawing my attention to him, "I'll have to leave you here until I can get the money that is entitled to us. After that, I'll come back to you, and we can go find a new town to live in, somewhere far away, and settle down there with our own families. Sound good?" He asked me, almost as if I had a choice in the matter, though I couldn't object to starting a new life.

I simply nodded and sat next to him, "why him, though? Why must I stay here with that jerk?"

"Dante and Alice can keep you safe while I'm not around. I won't let anything happen to you. I promise," he smiled and stood up, "I'll be back in a couple of days, okay?" He leaned over and kissed my forehead, before leaving through some large double doors.

While Alice was busy cleaning the kitchen, I'd noticed that Dante had made it his job to lean back on a chair with a magazine over his face. I took this opportunity to take in my surroundings.

The roof was up pretty high, with a lone fan slowly spinning which looked like it had seen better days. The paint on the walls were peeling and the couch I was on looked pretty worn out too. An old juke box was sitting in the corner, several bullet holes in it. A pool table, music set (drums, guitar, basics really), and an old television weren't all that far from me. The desk at which Dante was sitting at was actually pretty well kept, from what I could see, and the wall behind him... Was covered in weapons?

'What type of job does this guy do, anyway?'

Sighing, I leaned back into the couch and thought about everything that's happened. Being in that cell, chased, breathing troubles... Seeing Ezio twice in a couple of days. Being partially free from that hell.

I kept getting this weird feeling that it wasn't even the beginning of things.

"Miss? Are you listening?" I blinked and looked up, Alice was standing in front of me. 'How long had she been there?'

"I'm sorry, I was lost in thought..."

"It's okay," she smiled sweetly, "I was asking if you minded having Pizza for dinner, with Sundaes as dessert?"

"I'll try it. Though... What are they?" I felt stupid asking, but I needed to know.

"Pizza is a type of pastry, covered in a sauce, with different toppings such as ham, pineapple and cheese. They're really quite delicious. Sundaes are ice creams with strawberry, chocolate, or caramel toppings as the most popular, but I usually put in sweets with mine before eating it." The way she explained these food items was making me more hungry by the second.

"I'll definitely try them now, from the sounds of that." I grinned, excitement coursing through me at the thought of being able to eat food I've never had before.

AUTHORS NOTE: I'm so sorry, it's been so long. Figured I'd start this chapter over though, since I still don't have access to my files. Pizza and Sundaes! :D

EZIO: Ezio is about 20 - 21 years old (I can't remember which it was that I chose, so I'll let you all know later on when I know). He has kind of moppy brown hair, similar to how Fuyoko's looked before it went red, and his eyes are a dark blue. After Fuyoko was sent into the institution, he started to resent those around him, since Fu was everything to him, and she gave him a reason to live (which will be covered in a future chapter). He turned to Dante and Alice after deciding he wanted her to get out of that place now, so they could go far away.
FUN FACT FOR EZIO - After playing AC2 (thanks to my boyfriend) I fell in love with that name, and so, placed it in as the name of Fu's brother (though his personality/appearance was not created from AC2's Ezio).

Another note, Alice is my O.C and I'll cover her in the next chapter.

Please R&R - Terribly sorry about the long wait!