|Love's Labour's Lost|
Ezio Auditore came across the dying Manfredo Soderini on the ground, during the height of the Bonfire of the Vanities in Florence in 1498. Manfredo told Ezio that Girolamo Savonarola's men had attacked their home, and that his wife, Cristina Vespucci, had fled with guards pursuing her.
Following this, Ezio hunted down the guards and killed them, however, Cristina had already been mortally wounded. Ezio attempted to carry Cristina to a doctor, only to have her die in his arms; though not before Cristina showed him the pendant he had given her, which she had kept for the past twenty-two years. As she closed her eyes, Ezio gave Cristina her last rites.
Ezio found a dying Manfredo lying on the ground.
- Ezio: Manfredo!? What happened!?
- Manfredo: Men... Savonarola's men... They came through, destroying everything.
- Ezio: Where is Cristina!? Manfredo! WHERE IS SHE!
- Manfredo: She ran... They went after her!
- Ezio: No...!
Ezio reached Cristina, who was being attacked by guards.
- Guard 1: Whore! Where are your riches now?
- Cristina: Leave me alone! Get away! I did nothing to you!
- Guard 2: Your fancy house, your expensive dress! They are sins against the Lord!
- Cristina: Help me! Someone, help!
- Ezio: Cristina! RUN!
Cristina began to flee and her attackers chased after her. Shortly after, Ezio killed the attackers, however Cristina was mortally wounded. From there, Ezio brought Cristina into a courtyard.
- Ezio: Cristina... Hold on! I'll get you to a doctor... You're going to be all right.
- Cristina: No... Ezio... I don't think I am...
- Ezio: No! Don't... Don't go... Stay with me, Cristina.
- Cristina: Ezio... Don't you know...? I've always been with you.
Ezio saw the pendant he gave to Cristina around her neck.
- Cristina: I wish we... could have had... a second chance.
- Ezio: Requiescat in pace (Rest in peace) my love.
Ezio succeeded in fending off Cristina's attackers, however, Cristina died from her wounds.
- The memory's name was based on a Shakespearean play, Love's Labour's Lost, an early comedy.
- In the novel, Ezio wasn't present when Cristina died, instead he was informed by Niccolò Machiavelli before igniting the revolt against Savonarola.