Fearful Symmetry: Character Notes
Alfred Pennyworth

by 'rith

Clearly Alfred would be happier if Bruce hadn't partnered himself with a married man, but if Bruce is *happy,* inasmuch as he allows himself, isn't that some kind of victory in and of itself? He can't approve, but at the same time, he can't bring himself to condemn.

He's polite to Harvey, certainly. Excruciatingly correct in his manner.

In a really twisted way this Bruce is more *stable* (as it were) and might be trusted on his own for longer stretches. ;-) Alfred might have allowed himself more of a life, rather than devoting himself entirely to Bruce and Batman. Maybe even eloped with Leslie.

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