Dick made a mental note that he needed more information on Mr.Cooger the next time they met. He'd missed a step in his research and it bothered him. He needed to be more concise for this operation to work out. "It is true as far as any of us are aware. People who show up here from our past are barely even aware we've been gone and vice verse when we return." He added and nodded accepting Dark's answer for now. There had to be more to the story. Dick would investigate as soon as he were able.
"It would yes. A trial run of sorts?" He added with a hint of uncertainty. He didn't realize how hard it would be to emotionally disconnect himself from his past when dealing with Mr.Dark. He should have accounted for it, he thought he had done so already. Still his past bit at him like a fresh wound as he stood there talking about the circus. Bruce had always taught him not to look back, and now he knew why. When he looked back he was vulnerable, he still felt like that ten year old kid who watched his parents plummet from the traps infront of a live audience of hundreds. How could he possibly be prepared to relive the most painful memory? Maybe Bruce would have some kind of technique. Some sort of meditation he could use for the future meeting. He needed to be more grounded and more focused.
He had to be. "Or would you simply like a tour of my circus?" He questioned at the idea of a meeting date. Suddenly he was glad he hadn't brought him immediately to the grounds. He wondered how badly things would have gone there. He would go there post meeting for the first time. He would go and sit in that ring where his family died infront of his eyes.
He had to revisit it. The circus was calling. There was no more holding it off, he couldn't just wait until the right moment. He'd set up a large team waiting on orders and directions, he had to deal with things now. No matter how much the idea of going back there wounded him. If he was to go through with this he had to put his emotion behind him, this was unacceptable. The floodgates could not open.