Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 148
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“Will you keep this secret for me?”
Barbara looked at Pamela confidingly and asked.
After all, Pamela has seen the full set of Batgirl’s equipment.
“Uh… yes, I won’t mention this to anyone.”
“Wait, does Mathison know about you?”
Pamela suddenly asked.
Barbara was jolted.
“He still doesn’t know… but I didn’t intend to hide it from him.”
Pamela was confused, what kind of answer was this.
“The reason I didn’t tell him before is that I haven’t made up my mind to use these things, and I don’t want him to worry about me.”
“The most important thing is that our relationship is still… complicated. I don’t know what our future will be like.”
Barbara felt a sense of loneliness all of a sudden.
“If Mathison is willing to…, I don’t think I would mind sharing everything about me with him, be it good or bad.”
Pamela knew what Barbara wanted to say, which made her feel sad. She was confused about what role she should play in her relationship between the three.
Except for Phantom Kid, Pamela could hardly trust other men, but Mathison didn’t have much interest in her.
As for Barbara, she didn’t even realize Mathison’s feelings for her. In fact, both were the same.
At least, to Pamela as a spectator, it is easy to notice that the two have feelings for each other as well as conflicts.
But Barbara and Mathison hardly notice each other’s feelings.
Barbara didn’t know or guess what Mathison thought. Many times she would fantasize about a scene where Mathison confesses to her.
On the surface, she always believes that Mathison has a good impression of her, but in fact, the intimate interaction between the two is just a daily conversation between good friends.
This makes Barbara extremely concerned about what Mathison thinks of her.
If she really started to fight crime every night like Batman as a vigilante, what would Mathison think of her?
She was clueless.
She has her own secrets, so she sometimes hopes that Mathison also has ones of his own.
This will at least allow the two to have something in common.
That’s why Barbara was so reckless and even unsubstantiated in her speculation when she first found out that Phantom Kid could be Mathison.
She never disliked Phantom Kid from start to finish, saying that she wanted to catch Kid more because of her father’s work.
Barbara’s apparent position must be firmly on Gordon’s side.
After a pause, Barbara quickly returned to her senses.
Regardless, she must confirm the safety of her father and younger brother.
Bane cut off communications in Gotham City, only a small number of media that can convey information to the outside world was allowed to operate. There is no way to find out about the situation in Gotham.
So, Barbara started to pack her gear, leaving the rest completely behind her.
“I know you are worried about Director Gordon and James, but how are you planning to get back to Gotham?”
Pamela watched Barbara’s preparations and immediately tried to persuade her with all her effort.
“Bane announced to the whole country that if he saw any vehicle trying to enter Gotham, he would directly detonate the nuclear bomb, and millions of people would die by that time.”
“No boat or plane will take you to Gotham!”
Pamela tried to get Barbara to come to her senses.
“No problem, I can swim there by myself.”
Barbara took out the last piece of equipment from the safe; her Batclaw hook gun was inserted into her belt, and then went to the window to look outside.
After confirming that no one noticed her, she turned her head to look at Pamela.
“Pamela, don’t worry about me. I can rent a boat to leave Manhattan and stop when I enter the Gotham waters. I can swim the rest of the way by myself.”
Barbara resolutely said, as if nothing could stop her.
Pamela looked at Barbara with horror. Swim across? Is this something humans can do?
On the map, the distance between Manhattan and Gotham Coast is indeed not long… Well, it’s not long just on the map!
In reality, even the fastest speedboat takes nearly an hour to cross that distance.
How is it even possible to swim half the distance? The world’s top divers can never do it.
Moreover, a distance that far away, skinny dipping is definitely not realistic.
One must wear a diving suit and carry an oxygen cylinder.
In this way, physical exertion will be unimaginably fast.
“Barbara, calm down!”
Seeing that Barbara opened the window and was about to jump out, Pamela quickly rushed to hold her.
“Even if your uniform can replace a diving suit, you have to take an oxygen tank with you, as well as other equipment. And with such a heavy burden, you can’t swim very far!”
“Once your foot cramps or you run out of stamina, you will drown in the deep water.”
Pamela clutched Barbara’s wrist tightly, not letting her leave.
“That’s concerning ordinary people. I have received high-intensity training that you can’t imagine. Pamela. I won’t die until I return to Gotham.”
“How do you want me to believe you?”
A hint of apology flashed in Barbara’s eyes, “I’m sorry, Pamela, I need you to sleep temporarily.”
Suddenly, Pamela felt a huge force coming from Barbara’s wrist and instantly broke free of her restraint.
This is the first time Pamela truly believed that inherently weak women can become strong after special training.
After breaking free, Barbara struck Pamela’s neck along the way, so fast that Pamela lost consciousness without reacting.
After putting Pamela on the bed, Barbara… Batgirl jumped down from the window, shot her way out of the school with her Batclaw, and climbed to the top of the tallest building.
However, less than a minute after Barbara left, Pamela opened her eyes.
She was indeed knocked out just now, but the Poison Ivy’s recovery speed was much faster than that of humans.
«I can’t let Barbara die foolishly.»
Pamela secretly said inwardly. Next, she dragged out a box from under her bed, as well, in which was Poison Ivy’s costume…
After a while, Barbara arrived near Times Square in Manhattan, and then she saw a scene that shocked her.
Countless people piled up in Times Square, their faces were filled with shock and enthusiasm.
There were even hundreds of reporters in the crowd broadcasting live.
Barbara hid on the roof of a certain building, looking along the line of sight of the crowd, and saw the same content on every electronic screen in Times Square!
A whiteboard, black elegant text, and an avatar with a top hat…
“Gotham is the land of my debut, that land has a remarkable significance to me, please forgive me for not being able to stand by and watch it disappear within the world.
Therefore, it was chosen at that time when it all began…
Mr. Bane, I will steal your nuclear bomb!
Sincerely, Phantom Kid!”
There is no need to set up any riddles, let alone any fancy words.
At this moment, it should be simple and rude to be more inspiring.
He will simply steal the nuclear bomb!
So what, what is Bane going to do about it?
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