Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 163
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“Have you figured it out?”
Mathison’s words surprised everyone present.
How long has it been, five minutes?
Or perhaps only three?
In such a short period, this man named Lupin III solved the riddle that puzzled the GCPD for days?
Blake‘s jaw dropped in surprise.
“Have you solved all three riddles?”
Gordon asked Mathison expectantly.
“To be exact, I’ve only solved two of them now. As for the last one, I only have a guess and I’m not sure about it yet.”
“Which two did you figure out?”
Aaron asked impatiently.
“There’s no need to reveal anything now.”
Mathison bluntly rejected Aaron’s request.
“Since you have solved the riddle, why are you hiding it from us?”
At his words, Aaron’s face immediately darkened.
“Forget not, if it weren’t for us, you wouldn’t have even seen the riddles!”
“Could it be that you haven’t solved anything, are you just playing around?”
“Or is this the way S.H.I.E.L.D. behaves? In order to complete your mission, you exploit others, and when you’re done using them, you simply throw them away like trash?”
As soon as she heard Aaron speak to Mathison like that, Pamela was upset.
“Please, pay attention to your words, Officer Cash!”
Pamela sternly interfered.
“How S.H.I.E.L.D. does things is none of your business!”
“From the very time I knew Lupin, he never said anything he wasn’t sure of. Since Lupin said he had solved it, he can’t be wrong!”
“The reason why we didn’t tell you is naturally our deliberation.”
Pamela’s reaction surprised Mathison.
“Don’t be so angry.”
Mathison stopped Pamela.
“It’s just a small misunderstanding.”
He just straightened his lapel and faced Gordon with a frank gaze.
From the beginning to the end, among the remnants of the GCPD, the only person Mathison had regards to was Gordon.
Blake may have his unique qualifications, and he will become Batman’s assistant, Robin, in the future, but it seems that it is still far away from being that for now…
Having this thought, Mathison smiled inexplicably.
Didn’t Batman always want Kid to be Robin?
This has been a big issue to get rid of every time Kid takes action.
«Since Bruce wants to take an apprentice so much, then it would be a great idea to give him this one…»
But there is no need to rush this matter now.
“The Riddler left three riddles, and the answers to each riddle are unrelated to the others. Additionally, there is only one nuclear bomb.”
“Isn’t the answer very obvious? Only by solving the three riddles at the same time can we really find the location of the nuclear bomb, provided that the riddles do have information about the hiding place of the nuclear bomb.”
“All in all, it’s no use telling you the answer to the two riddles right now.”
Mathison’s words were very reasonable, and people can’t refute them.
“Then, Mr. Gordon, we are very grateful for the clues provided by GCPD, but I hope that you leave the rest to me and Fujiko. You could as well try to reduce your presence outside.”
After hearing this line, Gordon was shocked, and he looked at Mathison as if he had figured out something in an instant.
“Why? Although there are not many people left, we can help a lot.”
“It’s because of this that we don’t need your help. Too many people will only hinder our secret operations. I’m sorry to say that, but that’s the truth.”
Mathison said straightforwardly.
Gordon was silent for a while, then nodded.
“Rookie, lead the two agents out.”
Mathison again objected.
“It’s fine; I only need a roadmap of the underground passage. All S.H.I.E.L.D. operations are top secret. I don’t want any possibility of my whereabouts being leaked, and you have more important things to do, don’t you?”
“Mr. Gordon, it’s better for you to find your daughter first.”
“Bane is strong, yet not invincible. We won’t let Gotham die.”
“Can I trust you?”
Gordon asked suddenly.
Mathison smiled back.
“Okay, I’ll give you the roadmap.”
Naturally, it was Aaron who had the roadmap.
Taking the roadmap from Aaron, Mathison called Pamela to leave together.
Gordon stared at the backs of the two of them, out of breath…
… returning to the ground smoothly through the route map.
The two quickly found a secret location and took off their disguise.
It was mainly Pamela who did. Mathison couldn’t change into Phantom Kid’s costume.
After all, white clothes are too conspicuous at night, which is not conducive to the actions of the two.
After taking off her disguise, Mathison walked in a certain direction without saying a word, with Pamela following closely behind.
“Mathison, I’ve been feeling that something is wrong since we got out.”
Pamela asked with a frown.
“I feel like something is missing.”
“Oh, you’re talking about Charlie, right?”
Mathison didn’t turn his head back and replied nonchalantly.
“Yes, Charlie is gone!”
“I remember that he was following us when we entered the sewer, why did he suddenly disappear?”
“Don’t worry, I just let him play by himself.”
Mathison showed a mysterious smile.
“Relax, he will come back on his own.”
In fact, Charlie didn’t enter Gordon’s base at all. When Mathison and others arrived at the subway tunnel, he asked Charlie to execute another mission.
After all, eggs cannot be put in the same basket.
It’s better to have two hands than one.
Getting riddles from Riddler is a bonus, but also a lot of trouble.
The riddles are not only difficult to solve in the usual sense but more troublesome is that it is likely to be a loop of riddles, one riddle is another riddle.
This could be both boring and tedious.
After walking for a while, Mathison asked suddenly.
“How fast can you control plants to quickly travel underground?”
Pamela thought for a while, then replied.
“About 30 kilometers, in about 15 minutes.”
That is 120 kilometers per hour, which is already very fast.
“The distance from here to the old town is about 35 kilometers. Pamela, can I trouble you to take me to the old town?”
Mathison calculated the distance and asked.
Unexpectedly, Pamela burst out laughing.
“You still have to ask me such a question?”
Pamela stood on her tiptoes and whispered softly in Mathison’s ear.
“It’s never a problem; no matter what you want to ask me for, I have only one answer for you, that is: yes.”
Mathison’s heart was beating wildly, and he suddenly felt that the current atmosphere was getting romantic.
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