Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 145
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In the Triskelion, there was a loud sound of smashing a table in the office of the director.
Nick Fury had a gloomy expression while slapping his hands on the table.
In front of him was Ward with an expressionless face.
“You’re saying that this mission failed because of Phantom Kid’s intervention? Not only did you fail to catch people from the Rising Tide organization, but you also caused an agent to be injured and almost killed, additionally, you even exposed the staff surveilling Jessica Jones?”
Even if Matt concealed the fact that S.H.I.E.L.D. was secretly monitoring her, the initial surveillance staff could no longer continue to monitor Jessica.
“Why didn’t you report Phantom Kid’s presence as soon as you saw him?”
“Doing it by yourself, really? You almost killed a colleague, you know!?!”
Ward’s mistake made Fury very angry.
“Since the wound on Bieber’s leg is one centimeter deep, he may never stand up again in his life, one centimeter! Do you know what this means?”
Bieber was the agent who was injured by Barbara with a dart.
Once they failed to catch the Phantom Kid in the end, Ward didn’t need to kill the three agents.
They returned to the Triskelion Building together.
After all, level 5 agents have no right to ask for Phantom Kid’s information.
Ward said that he who captures Phantom Kid can get straight to level 7. However, level 5 agents can never know whether this information is true or not.
They are not even allowed to ask.
The truth of the matter will only be revealed if they really capture Phantom Kid alive, and then discover that Ward has not been promoted to level 7.
“I’m sorry, sir.”
Ward scolded himself.
“If it hadn’t been for me to privately decide to lead the agents responsible for monitoring Jessica to assist me in my work, and to fight Phantom Kid without authorization, these losses would not have been caused.”
“I am willing to accept any punishment.”
Fury looked at the regret on the face of his subordinate, and most of the anger in his heart dissipated.
Ward is a talented man that Fury is very optimistic about, otherwise, he would not have been promoted to the sixth level at such a young age.
“Go back and write a report! Your security permissions are temporarily frozen until further notice. You have no right to inquire about any files that have nothing to do with the Rising Tide organization until the Rising Tide organization is completely destroyed.”
Fury issued a punishment to Ward.
For S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, this punishment is definitely harsh, but for Ward, who is actually a Hydra member, it was ineffective.
He needn’t rely on his own authority to query information in the first place.
After accepting the penalty, Ward left the director’s office.
Not long after, the office door was opened again, and this time it was Coulson who came in.
“Chief, we have finished analyzing the bat-dart-like weapon taken out of Beiber’s leg. It is only slightly different from the dart used by Batman.”
Coulson put a transparent plastic bag on the table, which contained two of Barbara’s darts.
“Bat logos and overall sizes are different, but they are made of exactly the same materials. They are very rare super alloys on the market. It is impossible for ordinary people to buy them. Sir, this is definitely not a coincidence.”
“The girl from the Rising Tide organization is likely to have a deep relationship with Batman.”
Fury frowned slightly.
Could it be that Batman is also keeping an eye on the Rising Tide, and that girl is the spy he planted?
Unfortunately, they are unable to trace the two young girls now.
Because only a few agents were back in Hell’s Kitchen. In addition to that, Ward and the others were basically focused on Phantom Kid.
They didn’t see well what Barbara and Skye looked like, except Bieber was a bit closer than the others.
And according to his description, one of these two girls is a typical European or American girl, and the other is probably Eurasian.
Both are in their twenties, very young and beautiful.
And before he could take a better look, he fainted…
This can’t be blamed on him. After all, it was late at night, and there were not many lights set across the whole street.
The pseudonymous detective office itself is situated in a dilapidated and dark endangered building, and the light is too costly in that area.
Being able to see the general facial features clearly in such circumstances is considered to be a performance of extremely strong eyesight. The average person is estimated to see only a figure.
The only good news is that Ward and others remembered Skye’s model and license plate number.
Then they mobilized surveillance video overnight and found that Skye had driven out of New York that night.
There is no way to track it afterwards.
When S.H.I.E.L.D. was very busy with various things, Mathison was home in a relaxed position, checking the contents copied on the USB flash drive.
“What’s the catch?”
Charlie was sitting next to Mathison and wanted to watch the screen.
However, because of his height, Charlie could only see the computer screen by standing on his tiptoes.
After watching for a while, he felt tired, so Charlie simply sat down and asked Mathison directly.
“Not a bad gain, actually.”
Mathison looked at Charlie and smiled.
“The Rising Tide organization seems to be really obsessed with supernatural things. I found a lot of interesting things in these materials.”
He found things like the Cup of Life that carries the water of rejuvenation, the Eye of Aurora that can traverse across different worlds, the Blue Diamond of Hope that brings endless bad luck, the Great Holy Grail that can realize all wishes, and the Gun of Destiny Longinus that once killed Jesus…
There are both familiar myths and legends, as well as rare treasures that have never been heard of.
There are many things in the database of the Rising Tide organization, both conceivable and inconceivable.
Moreover, they are not merely collecting legends and stories but proposing various hypotheses in a clear-cut manner.
They Listed out countless pices of evidence to verify their conjectures, and speculated where these supernatural treasures are located.
Some may not have been unearthed, while others have been locked in museums as ordinary artifacts by ignorant people.
Mathison is sometimes curious.
What is the purpose of the people who set up the Rising Tide organization?
Logically speaking, since it is actually the Rising Tide organization that has this sort of information on these magical items, whether it is a hundred percent true or not, it must at least have considerable credibility and value.
It can be seen from the huge amount of information that they have been collecting it for many years.
But they have never actually gone on site to look for it.
Even if there is a partial field exploration plan, at most, they only determine a general location, but not to find something specific.
It seems that their purpose is just to prove the existence of these things in theory, then let the public verify it.
As for whether they can find the real object, they don’t seem to care at all.
However, their take on superhuman beings differs.
“Forget it, what those hackers think has nothing to do with us! Charlie, ready to start…”
«Since the Rising Tide prefers superhuman beings, these treasures belong to me.»
Mathison thought to himself.
For the rest of the time, in addition to coping with the mandatory classes every four days, Mathison and Charlie split up to run through big museums, to see if the information collected about the supernatural objects is true.
During this period, they discovered that most of the information was not true.
Three months passed like this…
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