Fandom: DC AU
Crime took away your loved ones. But now you have found a way to strike back at crime, and the only cost will be your soul.
"Close your eyes. I want you to breathe deeply and follow my voice."
Your soul, and any chance of happiness this orphaned boy will ever have. You almost waver, you almost stop, but your daughter died even younger than him.
"Picture the scariest thing you know. Tell me what you see."
"I see... a bat."
You nod, even though the hypnotized child can't see you. "Very good, Bruce. Now I want you to imagine yourself being a bat."