Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 137
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Barbara smiled and shook hands with Skye.
The atmosphere was fairly harmonious.
She had expected that the handover would be a tightly-covered man.
Unexpectedly, it was a young girl who was about the same age as her.
“The information given to me by the organization says that you are a master hacker, and your abilities have met our standards. I remember right, Barbara?”
Skye took the lead in asking questions. She uttered Barbara’s name very naturally, and one could initially tell that this woman was very good at socializing.
It was slightly uncomfortable for Barbara to be addressed by a stranger she had just met so intimately, but it was a good start.
At least Skye didn’t seem to be suspicious of her.
Barbara’s dive into this job is probably risk-free.
“That’s right, I’m still confident enough in my skills.”
Although Barbara has reached the world’s top level in hacking skills, she has never joined a hacker organization before.
She didn’t know what kind of attitude would be better for Skye, so she chose to adhere to the characteristics that criminals with high IQ usually exude.
That is: confidence in one’s own abilities.
“Wow, I like your self-confidence, but our job is dangerous, and self-confidence is not enough.”
Skye put away her smile and changed into a business-like attitude.
“Miss Gunnhild, I have to remind you that most of what we do is against the law, and that we may even be caught and thrown in jail at any time. Are you sure you really want to join the Rising Tide?”
“Yes, I confirm that I am ready to do so.”
Of course Barbara would not retreat here and now, she showed Skye her will with a firm face.
“Very well, it seems that you are also a person who wants to pursue the truth.”
The firm attitude made Skye feel good about Barbara, but this alone was not enough.
“There are so many secrets in the world, and the myths and legends that have been circulated since ancient times are true. Everyone has the right to know these secrets, but the government has concealed them all.”
Skye slowly revealed the “great” cause of the Rising Tide organization.
“This is not right!”
“The Rising Tide organization exists to let people know these facts that they should have known.”
To Skye’s words, Barbara showed strong agreement.
“Barbara, I really want to welcome you to join now, but unfortunately I can’t violate the rules of the organization.”
Skye suddenly said to Barbara.
“Before you officially become one of us, you need to complete a task first.”
“Of course, this is what I came for. So, what do I need to do now?”
Barbara answered immediately.
“Get in the car.”
Skye turned and walked towards the van.
Barbara followed behind while asking, “How long have you been a member of Rising Tide? You look very young.”
“Well, I don’t remember very well myself, I think at a very young age, most of my memories are spent in the Rising Tide organization.”
Skye tilted her head and thought.
Hearing this, Barbara narrowed her eyes slightly, and Skye’s words revealed a lot of information.
«If Skye is not lying, then the Rising Tide organization has at least more than a decade of history… but why have they never shown up before?»
«Until recently, did they suddenly start to recruit members on a large scale. What have they been planning for so many years?»
With doubt buried in the bottom of her heart, Barbara followed Skye into the van.
At the same time, on a small hill in the distance, Mathison was listening to the full conversation between Barbara and Skye through a wiretap.
He came to the same conclusion as Barbara’s.
In his previous life, Mathison actually didn’t finish watching “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”. He didn’t know much about the Rising Tide organization.
Mathison didn’t know any much more, except for the fact that Skye and one of her ex-boyfriends belonged to the Rising Tide organization.
Seeing Barbara and Skye entering the car through the telescope, Mathison lost sight of them both.
Only through the wiretap can he determine the situation inside now.
Skye’s van is obviously specially modified, rather than a van, it’s more like a live satellite car.
It was full of various instruments, like a pawnshop.
The original back seat was completely dismantled. Instead, there was a bed and a computer desk in its place.
In addition to the computer, there were microphones and other electronic devices on the desk.
“Well… it may be a little messy here, I hope you don’t mind.”
Skye said in embarrassment as soon as she entered the van.
Barbara glanced roughly at the internal environment and found that it was chaotically messy, but not dirty at all. It seemed that Skye often took care of her van.
However, when Barbara carefully looked at the layout of the van, she was suddenly stunned.
Because she found that a huge ultra-clear poster was hung on the roof and the inner wall of the carriage!
One on the roof, one on the left and right inner walls, and one on the rear of the car!
Hanging posters in the car is a personal preference, there is nothing wrong with it, and it will not make Barbara have such a big reaction.
However, each poster has a common protagonist.
The spotless white dress, the flowing white cloak, the exquisite monocle and the tall top hat, as well as the evil and charming smirk on the corners of his mouth…
This guy Barbara swore she would never forget in her life.
Skye’s car was actually covered with posters of Phantom Kid!
And every poster was a real picture of Phantom Kid.
The biggest picture on the roof is a scene where Phantom Kid confronted Batman.
The left and right are the appearance of Phantom Kid flying with a hang gliding wing and holding playing cards.
At the end of the car is the handsome scene of Phantom Kid performing an aerial walk with his hands in his pants’ pockets.
Each poster looks like a scene shot on the spot, but their clarity and resolution is ridiculously high.
Obviously Skye used imaging technology to modify the original footage into this.
Barbara pointed at these posters with a weird expression, not knowing how to react to Skye.
Skye didn’t feel embarrassed at all when Barabara pointed her fingers at the posters, but proudly introduced them to Barbara.
“This is my idol! Hee hee. Barbara, to tell you a secret, these posters are the best quality footage that I purposely hacked out of the mass media’s database.”
“Then I enhanced the image quality of the original footage by several levels, and finally got these posters.”
Skye said these words in a bragging tone.
“How about that, nice to look at, eh?”
Barbara smiled dryly and said, “It looks good… I didn’t expect that the people of the Rising Tide organization would also like Phantom Kid.”
“The Rising Tide organization doesn’t restrict the private lives of its members. Why can’t I like Phantom Kid?”
Skye asked unclearly.
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