"The Knights of the Round Table wore shining armor, but you shall be a dark knight and your armor shall be dark; you shall be a creature of the shadows and of the night. Your heart will be pure, and your works will be good, yet your existence and your reputation will strike terror in the hearts of those who do evil, and it is through this terror that you shall be victorious."
"Is it fair to condemn Alfred? He should be living out the remaining years of his life in peace." The master gazed off into the distance. "They will come after him, you know. Even if he goes away, they will hunt him down, because he is important to you." The master looked back at Wayne. "That is how it works. You go after what is important to them, they come after what is important to you."
Bruce Wayne stood on the brink of his destiny, peering into his future. It was an inky blackness, where he could clearly discern nothing except the worst of his fears.
"What do you suggest?" he quietly asked.
Vasilissa the Beauty (Part 1 of 12):
"Remember, Bruce, if they can't see you, they don't know you're there," Lucius Fox had been explaining the first time the figure saw the vehicle.
"That's the idea."
The Detective (Touch the Sun) Part 2 of 12:
"I didn't mean to startle you." The voice was a low, raspy whisper. It was the kind of voice that got someone's attention.
Vasilissa the Beauty (Part 10 of 12):
Unnerved now, she struggled to maintain her composure.
Suddenly a popping sound could be heard, and some startled shrieks in the background, as electrical circuits short-circuited and several lights went out. The tall, dark figure did not so much as flinch.
"Like I said, technical difficulties."
Maybe this wasn't a set-up.
"Who are you?"
The Counterconspiracy: Witness:
"If Batman was here fighting the assailants, who was driving the Batmobile?" O'Hara interrupted.
"It appeared to be empty. Witnesses later got a look inside it, and there appeared to have been nobody inside until Batman got in the vehicle with one of the victims."
"Where is he? I know he's nowhere in Wayne Manor," she answered. Alfred had grown fond of her accent.
"It is his way, Sasha," Alfred reassured her. "He is well. Try not to worry."
Attack by Fire: The Pale Horse:
Somebody next to him pointed at a dark vehicle between the warehouse and the utility building.
"It's Batman!" the man yelled.
The complete Index to the Gotham City Series through October, 2008.