Sunday, September 2, 2012
Alfred - Seasons - J.D. Coughlan
Four long horizontal panels.
Panel 1: Side-on view of Alfred standing at Thomas and Martha Wayne's graves. It is Spring, trees and flowers bloom in the background.
CAPTION: Five years ago...
ALFRED: I know you told me to look after him, but I fear he has not put aside his grief for you. He has only twisted it into some kind of... madness.
ALFRED: I... I fear I may not be able to keep my--
Panel 2: Same as above, but it is now Summer. Bright sunshine and clear skies.
CAPTION: Four years ago...
ALFRED: --promise to me that this was not some perverse game to him. And I believed him. He has taken in this... circus boy, this orphan, with an open heart the likes of which I thought he had lost long ago.
ALFRED: Congratulations. You have a grand--
Panel 3: As above, this time Autumn. Brown, falling leaves, grey skies and a slight breeze.
CAPTION: One year ago...
ALFRED: --childlike since his return; making plans and travelling all over the world. To get him back was a miracle, but to see him like this... it's an unrivalled joy. He's almost just like he was before--
Panel 4: Again, as above, now Winter. Snow on the ground.
ALFRED: --that night you were taken from us I lost two of my closest friends. And while I would give anything to undo that evil, moving forward is all that is in my power. I hope you would think that I do so in a manner worthy of the trust you placed within me, which I now see as the gift it is...
ALFRED: For that night all those years ago... I gained a son.
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