As a very young child, Tim was taken to see Halys Circus by his parents. This visit to the Circus would start the youngster on his path to becoming a Hero.
By consequence this would be the final and fateful performance of the Flying Graysons, who would ultimately be murdered whilst performing that night .. Although Tim was very young at the time he would forever remember meeting the Graysons, and especially the youngest of the troop Dick.
|JOHN, MARY & DICK GRAYSON with young TIMMY DRAKE|
Tim even had a photograph taken of The Graysons prior to their murder. Dick had chatted to the much younger Tim, making Tim become an instant fan, and whilst the Graysons were preforming their act, Tim found himself mesmerised by Dick's abilities and skills in the air.
Tim and his family bore witness to the tragic deaths, and as his parents bundled the youngster away from the grizzly scene, Tim spotted The Bat-man standing beside the bereaved Dick consoling him.
|UNITED IN THEIR GRIEF........|
This glimpse of the Dark Night ignited a spark in the youngster, who would follow the career of the Bat-man and later on Robin his new partner. A few years later, Tim saw Television footage of Batman & Robin. During the programme Tim noticed that Robin had performed an unusual somersault, one that he remembered seeing many years before at the Circus. On further study of the footage Tim became convinced that from the way that Robin moved he must be Dick Grayson....... and if Dick was Robin, and Dick was now the ward of Millionaire Bruce Wayne, Bruce Wayne must be BATMAN.
Tim knew that he had no real proof of his hunch and findings, but over the coming months he became a avid follower of The lives Caped Crusaders and that of Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson. And little by little Tim connected all the dots and was 100% certain that Batman & Robin and Bruce & Dick were the same persons.
|Young Tim Drake makes the connection between Dick Grayson & Robin the Boy Wonder !|
That this meant to the future of young Tim we will see next time
Until the ENJOY !