Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 27
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”Mayor, this is Jim Gordon, any instructions?”
It was the day Gordon received a call from the mayor.
”Jim, word has come from above that a heavyweight is coming to Gotham for a visit in a while, and I’ve decided that you will be in charge of security. The GCPD will cancel all regular missions for the meantime and prepare for her arrival with all their might!”
”It’s not just the GCPD, the FBI and CIA will also be sending their elite personnel over to assist, and there will be a number of high-level officials from Washington as well.”
”Jim, this mission is very important, and if anything goes wrong with her, it could lead to a serious diplomatic issue!”
Gordon listened in confusion.
”She? A woman who needs such a grand protection team, and a foreign official… Who is this big shot?”
”Jim, she’s in a very prestigious position, you must be careful!”
The Mayor’s voice tone on the phone was extremely serious.
”I’m sorry, sir, forgive me for taking the liberty, but who is this important person…”
”Her name is Elizabeth, and I’m sure you understand very well what that name means!”
With that, the mayor hung up the phone.
Gordon froze in place, he couldn’t believe what he had just heard.
”GCPD, everyone, assemble urgently!”
Within a few days, a news story that shook the whole country spread through the streets.
The Queen of England was visiting the United States, and it was in Gotham City!
The date is July 20th!
Five days later!
Elizabeth, the longest-reigning Queen in the history of the United Kingdom, and one of the most powerful women in the world.
Definitely a heavyweight among heavyweights.
Gotham City simply exploded with excitement as countless people were able to catch a glimpse of the legendary Queen in the flesh.
The Mayor mobilised all the manpower he could to make sure that her visit to the United States was a success.
At Gotham University, countless students were talking about the event.
Young people are often very interested in such things.
Naturally, Mathison was among them.
But his interest is not the same as the others.
Because, in his eyes, he didn’t care about the Queen of the United Kingdom or her special visit to the United States, nor did he care why she was in Gotham.
In the long English letter about Elizabeth, only one certain unnoticeable sentence, in the Gotham Gazette, caught Mathison’s eye.
”It is claimed that on this visit to America, Her Majesty Elizabeth will still be wearing her beloved necklace…”
”There are many necklaces in the United Kingdom’s royal collection, but the one most loved by the Queen and worn on most formal occasions.”
The Tamil ruby necklace!
Market value? Priceless!
Worn by Elizabeth at her coronation, this necklace has been with the Queen for half a century and its shine remains undiminished, making it one of the world’s most precious gems.
The Adam’s Star, although expensive as the largest sapphire, is not the most valuable sapphire.
The Tamil Ruby is a truly priceless gem. It must be rated in the system as “B” at least.
And in addition to the elite police elite agents from the GCPD, FBI and CIA involved in the protection, there will also be the UK’s own agents along for the ride.
If necessary, the army might even be deployed.
”As seen in the first rewards, the more difficult the theft is, the more precious the treasure is, and the better is the reward obtained.”
As for the magnificence level, daring to steal the Queen’s royal necklace is like declaring war on a country, even if it fails in the end I’m afraid it will shock hundreds of millions of people, maybe the magnificence level will be filled, straight away!
Mathison was a little excited. But when he thought of such a huge lineup of bodyguards, he still couldn’t help but feel a little frustrated.
“The specified mission is triggered, do you accept it?”
Just as Mathison was struggling with whether to take such a huge risk or not, the system spoke!
This was something unprecedented, and Mathison was so surprised that he hurriedly opened the system panel to check.
As soon as he opened the panel, a pop-up window appeared in front of him, containing the same thing the system had just asked about, only with an additional button to check the details.
”The Tamil Ruby, carried by a Queen of the UK, had been nourished by the country’s luck for decades, causing it to mutate. It can prolong one’s life when worn for a long time.”
”A considerable amount of magic power is detected within the Tamil Ruby, if the host steals it, the system can extract the magic power and turn it into the host’s own power.”
”Initially, it is judged that it can bring the host’s total magical power to C-level standard.”
What a deal, is he dreaming?!
What Mathison needed most today was precisely the magic power, and the C-level standard might not seem high, but that was exactly the level of Akako Koizumi in the system evaluation.
Only during the special period when the moon is full can Koizumi Akako’s magic power peak to B-level.
As for Mathison, his powers are not even E-level right now. This is definitely the best reward that can be obtained so far!
”Warning: if the host fails to steal it, it is likely to face imprisonment, the risk is very high, please consider at your own discretion!”
Mathison wondered, «isn’t it usually the system that forces the host to complete the mission, even if it results in various punishments?»
«How come you are reminding me that the mission is risky and I have to consider it at my choice?»
«I’m a lucky guy, definitely a lucky guy!»
«Doesn’t the system usually despise its own hosts or something?
«But … I have to consider carefully, otherwise; if caught in jail, a lifetime of fame can be ruined.»
Mathison rested his chin against his head and fell into deep thought.
”Hey, Mathison! Wake up!”
Suddenly, a deafening roar came from Mathison’s ears, almost scaring him to death.
”Eh? Barbara, what are you yelling so loud for?”
Mathison woke up with a start and turned to Barbara with a confused look on his face.
”Will you even hear me if I don’t yell that loud?”
”What the hell were you thinking today, you’ve been so distracted since school and you haven’t come back to your senses, even when you got home.”
Barbara squinted her eyes and looked dissatisfied, “And what’s with the newspaper in your hand? Won’t you let go of it already…”
”You are hooked by some actress you read about, aren’t you?”
At that, Mathison wiped the vain sweat from his forehead, not knowing how to explain.
Technically speaking, Queen Elizabeth’s personality is relatively approachable and popular on the internet. It even won’t be an exaggeration to say that she is an international superstar…
Mathison broke into a smile and replied to Barbara, “How can that be, do you think I am that kind of person?”
Barbara was full of suspicion, clearly not believing what he was saying.
”If you don’t believe me, take a look at the newspaper, this is the Queen of the UK, not some actress.”
Mathison turned the newspaper upside down to prove his innocence.
”Her Majesty the Queen? Speaking of which, my father has to be involved in her protection. The GCPD has given up almost every task except criminal cases these days!”
Barbara managed to get Mathison’s attention, “But what does this whole Queen’s visit thing have to do with you? It doesn’t have to shock you for so long, does it?”
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