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First Meeting by Kiaraz First Meeting by Kiaraz
I'm having way too much fun with this verse. Another reply to an ask on my tumblr ask blog: [link]

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They met on what should have been a perfect day; a day with not a single cloud in the sky, where the sun shone bright. Haytham awoke that morning wanting nothing more than to spend on of the few work-free days he had sitting in the shade with a cup of tea and finally making some progress on his to-read pile of books, instead he got this.

Haytham had been sitting at the kitchen counter, waiting for the kettle to boil and idly playing with the dog-eared pages of his novel, when the doorbell rang. Part of him seriously considered not answering but his gentlemanly side wouldn’t allow it. He begrudgingly pulled himself from his seat and strode to front door.

He pulled the door open enough to be considered polite but not enough to be welcoming, it was his day off after all and he would rather not spend it catering for an uninvited guest. Standing on his doorstep, looking bashful and hesitant was a boy. He looked in his late teens and, although Haytham had never seen the boy in his life, he looked oddly familiar.

When the door opened the boy’s expression morphed into a strange mixture of delight and excitement as well as nervousness and fear. His dark eyes flicked around the landing before he spoke with the most timid voice Haytham had ever heard. “Um… Haytham Kenway?”

“That’s what it says on the fence.” Haytham conceded sharply as he crossed his arms. Even with the affirmation the boy stayed silent. “Well?” The boy’s eyes snapped up to his. “Who are you? Why is it you are here, on my doorstep?”

Delayed comprehension seemed to dawn on the boy as he finally realised his prompt for an introduction. “Oh! Right.” He nibbled his bottom lip and readjusted the strap to the duffel bag he was carrying but still did not answer. This kid was beginning to get on Haytham’s nerves. “I…I’m your son.”

Haytham had witnessed enough practical jokes in his life to know when he was being laughed at and promptly slammed the door in the boy’s face.

He couldn’t understand it but there was something keeping him rooted to the spot. A nagging thought in the back of his mind telling him to stay. Haytham allowed himself to glance outside through the peephole. The boy was shuffling in his spot and shifting his weight between his feet. In his hands was something Haytham couldn’t quite see but the boy’s attention seemed solely upon it. The boy took a deep breath, leant down, and slipped it under the door.

Curious, Haytham picked it up carefully. The paper was old and weathered, like it had travelled the world twice over and had lived to see better days. He held it tentatively in his fingers and gently unfolded it. A pain shot through his chest as recognition dawned upon him.

He hadn’t seen this picture in years, nearly two decades, yet it was like being thrust back in time. Memories of silky black hair, a smile that lit up her eyes and crinkled her nose, of sun kissed skin and a copious spattering of freckles. Of laughter, tears, and midnight kisses. Of mornings spent wrapped up together and sweet nothings and promised whispered on sugary breaths. Of the only woman he had ever loved and ever would love.

The force hit Haytham like a blow to the chest and it took an eternity to calm himself. He couldn’t be. Caught between hesitation and undying curiosity, Haytham leant back to the peephole. The boy looked so much like her, and yet so much like him too that it once again stole the breath from his lungs.

He had a son. He had a son. Nothing in his life could have prepared him for this. Many years ago he had resigned himself to a life of solitude. After many failed attempts at romance he realised he would never be able to move on from Ziio and any thoughts of starting a family were lost. Now that his blood was here, he had no idea how to feel.

When he reopened the door the boy, his son, was sitting solemnly on the floor, playing with the zip of his bag. He perked up at the sound of the door.

“What did you say your name was?”

The boy pulled himself off the ground with a tiny smile. “Everyone just calls me Connor.”

Haytham stepped backwards and opened the door further. “Well then, Connor, you had best come inside.”

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Assassin's Creed (c) Ubisoft
Art (c) Kiaraz
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:iconghost889913ab:
Ghost889913ab Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student General Artist
This is so amazing!!
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awesomekid120 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Can you do ones with Edward coming to visit the Kenways?
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karmasherlock Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
*cries bcuz this is amazing!*
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tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
God, what amazing storytelling skills you possess, and the picture alone tells the story with one strong look! :clap:
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xNARAx Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the feels, i can't-
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Omen11 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
awwww
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Adtori Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Dude, that was so adorable I died twice while reading it :')
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becomeonewithrussia1 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
dito
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:iconadtori:
Adtori Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Harry Potter
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becomeonewithrussia1 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
huh? sorry, i'm Captain Oblivious today! please explain
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Adtori Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student General Artist
There's no explain, that was just a badcall XD 
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becomeonewithrussia1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
okay. thanks for clearing that up. i'm not very up-to-date on modern slang; I can speak shakespearian English just fine, but toss me in a room full of people speaking modern English, i'm lost. it's embarrassing
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Adtori Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Don't worry :D As long as you stay a kind person, no one's never gonna judge you :D ^^
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becomeonewithrussia1 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thanks dude, you're awesome!
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Wait0wat Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
:iconsoosplz::iconsays3plz:...Go on.
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Anime-Absol Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meeting your Templar dad for the first time:
Expectation: ^^This drawing/story
Reality: I'M GONNA KILL YOU DAMMIT!
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Wait0wat Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
HAH-HA!!
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Shadowed-DarkNinja Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omfg, i love this piece and love how well written the description is! The image shows so much more detail to! I love it! the feels...:iconhappytearsplz:
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ElizabethAuditore Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student
THIS.IS.SO.CUTE!
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SmugglerEllie Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm returning back again and again to read it.
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SweetNSpice112 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You wrote this so elegantly, I love your attention to detail and the image adds so much more because its there. Great job.
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HaythamKenwayOffical Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Digital Artist
Feels....
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C0nn0rKenway Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
*q* Papa!
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HaythamKenwayOffical Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Son <3
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C0nn0rKenway Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
I missed you!! <3
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HaythamKenwayOffical Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Me tooooooo, son me tooo! <3
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C0nn0rKenway Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
feels feels feels madafakin feeeeelllllssssssssssdaslkdaslkhsdhfgf!!1
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SmugglerEllie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
HAYTAM GRAB CONNOR AND GIVE YOUR OWN SON A GIANT WELCOMING HUG. NOW! Or else approximately several dozen hiddenblades will be shoved up right in the.... place that sun never shines. ¬///¬ Just saying.
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tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A place that light never shines !? GOOD ONE !!
Annie Leonhart (Laughing)  [V1] HaHaHaHaHaHaHa ' Laughing 
That is rich !
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OGUROXTEOS Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
WAAAAAAAAAAA, sabes que es lo triste ¬¬ ?... que en el JUEGO AQUILES es mas PAPÁ de Connor que EL mismo PAPÁ DE CONNOR!
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CrochetCrazy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this! You captured Haytham's character beautifully in this.
More please! More Haytham and Connor!
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wolfduxe Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
YOU MIST MAKE A LONGER STORYYYYYY
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KeganVfar Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
In the alternate AC universe in my head, this happens.
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ConnorLover Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Writer
I LOVE THISSS!!!
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literaryjunior Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You don't know how much I want to steal your username!
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ConnorLover Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Writer
Haha :D
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literaryjunior Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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IloveHPandPJ Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*collapes and dies*
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B14Z3R Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
so much feels !!!>< LOVE IT <3
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Ernoma Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
/UGLY NOISE
GOD
THiS FUCKING CUTIE FACE OVER HERE
HAYTHAM YOU FRIENDSHIP THAT BOY
YOU FRIENDSHIP HIM HARD YOU HEAR ME
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Kiaraz Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GO HAYTHAM, GO. YOU MUST. GO DO EET, HAYTHAM. GO KILL MY FEELS.
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:iconernoma:
Ernoma Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
YOU MAKE FRIENDS HAYTHAM
HAY THAAM
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Kiaraz Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH, HAY THAAAAAM
BEFRIEND HIM HAYTHAAAAAM
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AuroraArt Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful and wonderful work. :clap:
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AnimeLover594 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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THIS IS BEAUTIFUL :crying:
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AnimeLover594 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
* :meow:
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VicPin Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So beautiful! I love the story in self, so charming and so common today''s.
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KanaraR Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aah, I love this!!!
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foxmaster55 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
If only it happened like this! Imstead of ( SPOILERS!!!!!! ) Haytham being a Templar and betraying Ziio! He could have remained an Assassin and spend his life with Ziio and Connor! He could have eighter taught Connor how to be an Assassin or dissaproove of him being one saying it's too dangerous and has too much at stake but in the ene something would happen to lead Connor to become an Assassin and avenge his father! Though that would make it too much like ACII but still...
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wolfgal04 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Connor's face is ADORABLE :hooray::squee:
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