The last place I ever pictured living in was Bats place. Even though Iím not actually living here, not for long anyway, itís still strange. But with dad going away for a while I wasnít really left with much of a choice. It was this or going with him. And I did not want to leave Gotham. Not when I was just getting into the swing of things. Iíd only annoy dad with wanting to come home. Not that the manor didnít have plenty of rooms to pick from. It would only be a week at the most. I had planned on agreeing and then just heading home but pixie boots ratted me out.
I guess it's all for the better. I think he secretly just wanted to make sure I wouldn't be able to run away. He just wanted to keep me around. I feel like he gets lonely sometimes. He must. All he's got here is Bruce who always seems to be brooding around, and Alfred, who does his best to keep him entertained but there's so much Jeeves can actually do. With the kind of energy Grayson has, not even I can keep up with him sometimes. He's always moving, always talking. Always wanting to do something. Which isn't so bad I guess. He's shown me so much of this place already.
As much as I've seen of this place I've still yet to see all of it. There's one part of the house Gray said we couldn't go to. I'm assuming it's where his parents room is located. I didn't ask but it's pretty easy to guess why we're not allowed there. Which is fine, my father taught me to respect people's privacy. And Bats is all about his privacy, let me tell ya. Sometimes I don't even know if it's okay to ask certain things for fear that it's a touchy subject or something he's so not open to talking about. Which is the same with Gray.
We had a moment in the garden where he asked about my mother. Which led to him telling me about his parents. I can tell it's still as if it just happened recently. I'm certain that sort of loss will always be with you. No matter who you are. But before he spoke of how they died, his words before...he seemed almost excited. As he told me how great they were and how amazing it was to be with them. As if they were all flying together. He made it sound so fun. Promising to one day show me what it was like.
All of this already and it's only my first day here. I'm guessing Iím going to learn a lot in just this week alone. Maybe it won't be as bad as I anticipated. Bats wants us to take this time to do a lot of training. I'm sure once I go home I'll have a couple of new bruises. But I'm determined to keep up with Bats and surpass even Gray...I can smell dinner. Jeeves is making Grayís favorite tonight and whatever it is it's enough to get Grayson to leave me alone. Good thing too. I was so close to shoving my notebook in his face. This is not a diary.I HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER PATH. DIVINE MY OWN FUTURE. ONE UNIQUELY MINE. NOT A PAGE FROM SOMEONE ELSE'S BOOK. NOT A FATE THAT BEGINS AND ENDS ON PAGE ONE.