I live in the darkness. I am the fear that strikes the hearts of villains. Only I can stand up to the corruption and evil that slinks through the streets of this godforsaken city.
But I must protect the ones I love, and for some nebulous reason, this involves keeping them in absolute ignorance. No one can know! Especially Justine.
Though this won't stop me from drawing her into an incredibly confusing and unhealthy romance.
Oh what a lonely and noble road I walk.
Hey Justine, fyi, Garry is the Justice Fist.
Oh...OHH! That makes so much sense.
..why wouldn't he tell me?
He seems to think that you lack the capacity to, having pertinent information in your hands, appropriately evaluate risk and act accordingly to keep yourself safe from the dangers that his identity brings into your life.
And/or he seems to think you don't have the presence of mind and quick thinking skills to avoid just blurting out his identity to everyone you meet or to manage the subtle social nuances of keeping a secret, as he alone has been doing for the last few years.
And/or he doesn't want to burden you with the emotional and psychological weight of his dark, gritty, violent life, though he has still been using you for emotional support, romantic validation, and self confidence while he justifies stonewalling you and gaslighting you in return.
And/or he doesn't think you'll like him anymore if you know so he's just been plain lying to you.
And he's supposed to be the hero of this story?
Well, he certainly thinks he is.
I walk a lonely road, the only road that I have ever known....