He never knew why.
His parents had been shot, and for years, thats the only answer he got when he asked his uncle/new guardian Alfred what had killed them.
But maybe should have asked... who shot them? And why?
Well, I story doesn't start with a crying Bruce Wayne.
It starts with a heroic Thomas Wayne.
Thoma and his half-brothers, one named Alfred and one who he decided he'd rather not mention for a while, were all working for a secret organization that protected the city of Gotham: The Outsiders of Gotham.
There logo was a bat.
Because the bat struck fear into people.
Like they did... to criminals.
Of course, the three brothers only worked on gadgets, They couldn't risk there lives chasing mobsters because they were all married. In fact, Alfred was the only one who wasn't gonna be a father soon.
Bruce never knew because it happened before he was born.
Not his parents' deaths...
But the beginning of their deaths.
The beginning of Bruce's story.
The reason Thomas and Alfred prefer not to mention there half-brother these days is... well, let's say he took a different path than him.
Well, long after the three brothers retired from the gadget business, Bruce and his mysterious cousin were 6. Actually, Bruce never knew how old this cousin was.
Was his cousin even alive?
Yes... but we'll get into that later on.
At a ball, 2 assassins, Lonnie Machin and Joe Chill, were looking for Bruce's parents.
Who hired them? Nobody knows... nobody...
But Chill set up a sniper and Lonnie, in disguise, managed to get them right where the assassins wanted them.
To be continued....