Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 104
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Tony and Pepper ran out of the field and saw the audience all looking up at the sky, looking in the same direction in unison.
The two followed their line of sight and gazed at the sky above the street in front of the open-air center exhibition hall. In the middle of the two high-rise buildings, a cloud of smoke had appeared at some point, and one could vaguely see a silhouette inside of it.
Kid’s voice emerged right about now, it was obvious that he was the silhouette inside the smoke.
“Tony, he really came.”
Pepper said in surprise.
“Yes, but today is not the date agreed upon. He came one day early.”
Tony felt a little strange.
“Please forgive me for coming so early. Because Mr. Stark’s challenge caught me off guard, I didn’t have time to prepare a teaser letter, which is really rude.”
The smoke quickly dissipated, and Phantom Kid in the flesh appeared.
But what was shocking is that he actually was standing in the air!
Without any support, without the gliding wing open, Phantom Kid stood in the sky so straight as if there was an invisible floor under his feet.
But everyone knows that this is absolutely impossible.
“Ahhhhhhhh! It’s Phantom Kid!”
Countless people exclaimed and screamed because Kid showcased them an incredible miracle.
“So, I came today to tell you that I accepted Mr. Stark’s challenge. It would be unfair if you can’t guess my plan without any teaser letter.”
Everyone was listening to Phantom Kid slowly speaking and saying the most arrogant words in the most gentle and polite tone.
“So, in addition to responding to Mr. Stark’s challenge, a small preview could serve us well.”
When Director George saw this scene, he suddenly noticed that Kid was located in the middle of the two high-rise buildings, and his height was slightly lower than the two buildings, and suddenly thought of something.
“Phantom Kid, I can see through your tricks.”
George smiled triumphantly.
“Quickly, send two teams to the roof of each of those two buildings, he must have used a wire to connect the two buildings and then hoisted himself up in the middle!”
Soon, the two teams of police officers he sent up there, reported.
“Sir, we didn’t find anything here. There are no wires under Kid’s feet or either on the fence on the roof.”
It might be that God thought that the reports of the two teams could not dispel George’s confidence enough, so at this time, a police helicopter happened to be parked directly above Phantom Kid.
The blinding searchlight shone on Phantom Kid.
“This is Unit No. 7. No wire was found on Phantom Kid’s body.”
“What, how is this possible?!”
George was speechless.
“Although no one knows whether Phantom Kid can really fly or not, he is our live target, up there for now…”
In all fairness, George wanted to order everyone to fire on Kid.
He didn’t believe that Phantom Kid was physically immortal, so he isn’t afraid that bullets wouldn’t work.
However, Tony Stark’s attitude made George cautious. Although Tony agreed with the police to help him protect the Mountain of Light this time, he put forward a hard condition.
That is, no matter what happens, these policemen are not allowed to take the initiative to shoot unless Kid attacks them first.
The reason is simple. Tony said that there is a large number of civilians in the expo, and it is too dangerous to open fire and accidentally injure the common folks.
In addition to that, Tony is very tough; he strictly threatened that whoever dares to shoot first, he would make that person unemployed instantly.
With the power of Stark Industries, even Director George can lose his job.
Tony’s request is legal and moral, and George also agrees with Tony’s idea, but this does not mean that George did not feel deeply depressed about this.
“Oh, damn! What the hell am I seeing?”
“God, please tell me this is not true!”
“I must be dreaming!”
Just when George was so depressed that he couldn’t breathe, the audience once erupted in shock. And this time, their sound was far louder and more shocking than the last time.
Because, Kid, who was standing upright, moved!
Phantom Kid stepped forward calmly and naturally in the empty air.
When the steps were taken, there was actually a “clack” in the sky!
This was not over yet. The footsteps Kid was taking issued a crisp and familiar sound, no different from walking on the ground normally.
“Huh, everyone, it seems that I didn’t put up that bad of a show after all, huh?”
Phantom Kid smiled slightly and said.
“This is definitely the most perfect and most exciting magic show I have ever seen in my life!”
Tens of thousands of viewers spoke in unison.
“I remember, Phantom Kid had performed the same… magic before?”
“Really, where did this show take place, why haven’t I heard of it?”
Suddenly, many people in the crowd felt that the magic trick Kid performed this time was a bit familiar.
“That was in Gotham, when Queen Elizabeth had paid visit!”
Finally, someone remembered where they saw this scene.
“That’s how Phantom Kid returned the Tamil Ruby to Her Majesty the Queen.”
“This is… the real magic performance of walking in the air!”
Phantom Kid seemed to be very relaxed, with his hands in his pockets, he began to walk in the air and approached the center pavilion, step after another.
Only that the sound of footsteps came from above.
“Tony, do you know how Phantom Kid manages to walk in the air?”
Pepper watched the shocking scene, and her little hand couldn’t help covering her mouth in surprise.
“I don’t know, but I think he should have used steel wire or some other technique. Maybe the steel wire is so thin that it is invisible to the naked eye.”
Tony said nonchalantly.
“Jarvis should be able to scan directly where the wire is on his body, but I didn’t bring him here today.”
No matter how strong artificial intelligence is, it is not an omniscient god. After all, scanning and detection are done by hardware.
“Besides, we don’t really want to fight him when we want him to come. The Mountain of Light is of no use to me, and it’s not a problem for me to even give it to him directly.”
“I only hope that he really knows how to solve the problem of palladium poisoning, just like you said.”
Tony is telling the truth.
However, if Phantom Kid doesn’t know how to treat palladium poisoning, the case won’t be the same.
“Do we have a choice now other than to trust him?”
Pepper desperately said.
“You are right, I have no choice.”
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