Shadow of the Bat-Part III
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Bruce Wayne lands in Gotham City Airport, on a flight from Paris...no one is there to receive him nor welcome him home. "Excuse me, can you direct me to the taxi?" and the man pointed him to the left. Taking the car to Wayne Tower was much too expensive. He had a sneaking suspicion that the taximan had swindled him. Bruce went up the tower and met his brother. "Bruce, what are you doing here? I thought you wouldn't come back for another eight months","Things change", Bruce said as he looked at the locket of his love,Talia. The building was dilapidated, in fact the entire company was basically dead. His brother became a surgeon, in the footsteps of his father. "What happened Tommy? Didn't Alfred tell you to hire Mr Fox?", Bruce demanded"He's colored. I won't hire the man, Bruce it's not right.", "Are you serious? What the hell is wrong with you? The Waynes are supposed to be accepting and open, not closed and bigoted.", " Bruce... I'm not head of this company... I never wanted to be... you are. Make your first decision"
And so Bruce hired Mr Fox. Within months, Wayne Enterprises was starting to get out of the ditch it was stuck in and helped to start making some profit. Thomas Wayne's career as a world class surgeon was established, however Bruce wouldn't speak to him after finding out his bigoted views.
Alfred had passed away a year ago, and Bruce visited his grave in the north of Gotham. He had lost his parents, and now an old friend. He couldn't afford to postpone his mission. And, so he went to the grandfather clock in the living room of Old Wayne Manor and opened it...
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