[…]Invest in Gotham. Treat its people like family, watch over them, and use this money to safeguard them from forces beyond their control. My deepest regret is I will not see you grow into the good man I know you will become. And finally, my son… I ask that you never abandon this city to fate. We have lived through dark days, and no doubt there are more to come. But it is the good and great men who stand up for Gotham when others turn and run… In death, I will love you forever.
On Christmas Eve 2008 in California, Bruce Pardo dressed up as santa clause and went to the home of his former in laws, armed with a gun and a gift wrapped flamethrower. A pre christmas party was happening with around 25 people. Upon the door opening he began shooting, Pardo then used his flamethrower and set the home on fire. 9 people died and 3 people were injured, one from jumping from second floor.
Afterwards, Pardo drove to his brothers home where he committed suicide. Although its believed his other plan was to flee to Canada.
The motive was believed to be his ex wife Sylvia Pardo, she was killed. They were recently divorced and he claimed she was bleeding him dry.
“Are you referring to Y/N?” Alfred asked before letting a deep exhale drift through his nostrils… Based on Bruce’s expression, yes, he was talking about you. “That wasn’t your fault.”
“I’m supposed to be saving this city…” Bruce said sternly, still looking Alfred directly in the eye. “What good am I if I couldn’t even save her? If I couldn’t keep her from going down that path… Now every time I go out there, she’s fighting on the other side.” He shook his head and dropped his stare. “Every time I go out there, I come back here with broken bones because I couldn’t bring myself to actually raise a fist to her… I’m powerless, Alfred. I can’t fight her.”
“Then don’t…” Alfred said with a shrug before turning on his heel and stalking for the lift at the other end of the Batcave. “Instead of being her prey, why don’t you become her hunter?”
Alfred stepped on the lift and pressed the ascend button before looking back to Bruce… “Go after her. Bring her back.”