Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 129
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Fury raised his voice intensely.
“Yeah, I’m all ears.”
Tony replied immediately, then pulled his hands out his ears.
“Are you aware that palladium poisoning will kill you?”
Fury’s face was full of anger, and his tone was much more vicious than his previous polite persona.
“Perhaps you don’t believe that we have information about the new elements, but you must believe in your father, Howard!”
“Honestly, if it weren’t for the fact that your father Howard is one of the founders of S.H.I.E.L.D. and has a deep connection with us, no matter how serious your case is, we won’t bother to care if you die poisoned tomorrow.”
Fury said, subsequently, a sentence after another, as his eyes were filled with disappointment.
“But you are Howard’s son, so we can’t simply ignore you.”
“Look at your current situation! I’m here to save your life. You know that you are suffering from a serious case!”
“Yet your attitude makes me see no hope at all, I think that you have failed Howard’s expectations.”
Hearing this, Tony’s eyes went cold.
Really, he failed Howard?
Man, you must be kidding!
“Hah, it’s funny that you think you know my father better than I do.”
Tony smiled contemptuously.
“To tell you the truth, since the day of my birth, my father has never expected a thing from me. Before his establishment of S.H.I.E.L.D, I didn’t know anything about these things I am talking about.”
“I even think you are more like Howard’s son than I am.”
“How credible do you hold in what you are saying?”
“Do you think you are the center of my world?”
Fury asked loudly.
“Something big happened in the southwestern United States just a little while ago, and believe me, it’s a million times more troubling than you are, and Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Texas all have serious issues to deal with!”
“And this is only what has happened in North America. There is another big guy in South America, waiting for us to appease him.”
“Why should I take time out of my busy schedule to chat with you here?”
Fury pulled out a black safe from nowhere and put it on the table in front of him.
“We can evacuate everyone from the area for a short period, but we can’t keep them far for too long. We don’t have the right to overly affect the lives of residents, and we can’t let the public know about our existence.”
Fury slowed down his tone.
“Stark, this is what your father kept in S.H.I.E.L.D.; he asked us to give it to you at the right time.”
“Within it lies the secret of a whole new element, the beginning of a revolutionary energy.”
“Howard hailed it as the ‘key to the future.’ You are the only person who can use this key to open the lock. And Only then, you can completely get rid of the torture of palladium poisoning.”
Fury spread his hands and gestured for Tony to come and take it by himself.
Unexpectedly, Tony’s face changed in an instant, his expression seemed to suppress his anger.
“Nick Fury? S.H.I.E.L.D.? You guys are really playing a good hand.”
“Stop telling these botched lies! Do you take me for an idiot?”
Tony hammered his fist on the table and instantly split in half the dining table in front of him.
Faced with Tony’s sudden flip-flop, Natasha, who was standing by, quickly drew her pistol and aimed at Tony.
Fury didn’t panic at all, at least on the surface.
Tony is still wearing his battle suit, if they fight, they will be at an absolute disadvantage.
“What do you mean, Stark?”
“When I first met Coulson, I thought this so-called S.H.I.E.L.D. of yours was mysterious, but at least not evil.”
Tony said word-for-word.
“Until not long ago, Phantom Kid explained to me your true real selves!”
The moment he heard the name, Fury’s pupils suddenly shrank.
How could Phantom Kid know about S.H.I.E.L.D., and how could he tell Iron Man what they really looked like?
Coulson and Barton shouldn’t have had any contact with Kid yet. Did he find out that he was being watched?
That also couldn’t explain how he knew the word “S.H.I.E.L.D.”.
Unless Kid’s true identity had been in contact with S.H.I.E.L.D., or… he is a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent!
Fury thinks that Phantom Kid is probably instigating the relationship between S.H.I.E.L.D. and Iron Man, but he doesn’t know what his purpose is.
In any case, after Fury decides to go back, he must thoroughly investigate the inside of S.H.I.E.L.D.
It has been a long time since he blood-tested his employees, this time is a good opportunity.
“My father entrusted his relics to you for safekeeping until the right time?”
“Hah! What a good lie to tell me. Do you think I would believe this kind of leaky rhetoric?”
Tony reached out and pointed at the safe in front of Fury.
“If this is really the life’s hard work that my father asked you to keep, then why did I never know about it?”
“New Element’s news is a top-secret among others of its own. Additionally, you were young back then, so in order to avoid being snapped up by someone else, we had to keep Howard’s relics under lock and key.”
Fury looked calm.
“Now, didn’t I just deliver it to you?”
“Do you think I am a three-year-old?”
Tony did not conceal his contempt.
“You said you want to hand it over to me at the right time. What is the right time? Now?”
“Do you have to wait until I’m dying to give me the information of the new element and let me finish it?”
“Do you believe yourself when you say that?”
“Could you mean to say that my father knew that I would be poisoned by palladium decades ago?”
At this point, Fury interrupted him aloud.
“You’re thinking dangerously now, Stark, don’t let a few words from Phantom Kid cloud your judgment.”
“I don’t know what he told you, but everything I say now is true, and I vouch for it with my life.”
Fury tried his best to face Tony with a sincere expression.
“You are asking me to believe an undercover agent… forgive me, but that is too much to ask for.”
“I bet that if it wasn’t for the palladium poisoning that is killing me, you wouldn’t be able to return this thing to me.”
“In the past few decades, you must have experimented enough with this thing, trying to get new elements out by yourself?”
A hint of sarcasm flashed in Tony’s eyes.
“It seems that your scientists are all rubbish and have no clue about what this is, otherwise you should have brought the new elements today, and my father’s secrets would have been buried in S.H.I.E.L.D. archives forever.”
“You even sent special agents undercover by my side to monitor the intensity of my poisoning at all times, so as to ensure that I won’t really die.”
“Why don’t you want me to die?”
Tony asked rhetorically and answered himself.
“Because you fell in love with my suit, you want Iron Man to become a weapon in the hands of S.H.I.E.L.D. and help you deal with the troubles that you can’t deal with!”
“You are no different from those who want to use battle suits as weapons!”
After speaking, Tony raised his hand to point at Fury, and the palm cannon lit up with blue neon light of accumulated energy…
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