Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 5
“No, today’s wind is very weak, and it is not enough to support a long gliding. That direction is…Splendid River! Phantom Kid, I have to say that you are really good, but you miscalculated the weather.”
Gordon’s eyes were firm, he ordered all the police, “Everyone, head to Splendid River to hunt down Phantom Kid, quick!”
“Aaron, you are injured, just wait here for the ambulance. Meanwhile, you can help with the evacuation of the crowd!”
“Oh, sir… by the way, what did you want to say just now?”
Gordon led most of the police as he rushed out of the exhibition hall to pursue Phantom Kid. Only three or five police officers remained to maintain order and evict the people.
In fact, there was no need to maintain any order, because no one was hurt in any way except Aaron.
By this time, the audience at the exhibition has now completely recovered.
“Something is not right, didn’t he mention that he will be giving us a gift, since it is our first meeting? How is a flashbang a gift?!”, at this moment, a young girl suddenly wondered.
“No way, you trust what that thief said? I guess that he only mentioned the gift to trick us into closing our eyes.”
On her side, a boy who seemed to be the girl’s boyfriend appeared shocked. He turned to the girl and attempted to grab her head.
However, his hand stopped in the air, as if it had been petrified.
“Toby, what’s the matter with you?”
“You…on your head…”
The girl was so frightened by his facial expression, she carefully stretched her hand to her head and touched a long, thin object!
She took it off and glimpsed at it. The two of them suddenly widened their eyes.
It is actually a rose!
There was also a note on it that rose: “Beautiful lady, this rose is my gift. I hope you will like it, and I sincerely hope that you can come to watch my performance in the future. Phantom Kid.”
The girl read word by word, with an expression of excitement on her face, and nodded vigorously after reading, indicating that she would not miss such a show.
At the same moment, any woman who closed her eyes found a red rose pinned on her head, while men found a blue rose pinned on their chest. The content on the note is exactly the same.
“This is amazing! How did he do it?”
“I don’t know, everyone is asking the same question!.”
“Phantom Kid is so handsome, I have fallen in love with him!”
The little girls have been swarmed with romantic ideas. They are impressed by Phantom Kid and have already become his fans.
After a while, people left in joy. As for the stolen Adam’s Star? No one cared about it!
“Why haven’t the ambulance come yet?”, Aaron limped on one leg, stood up slowly, and asked the remaining police officers.
“Hey, sir, I think you’d better not move.”, a young guy advised.
“I think that something is wrong…”, Aaron turned a deaf ear to the boy’s advice, and murmured instead.
“What do you mean, sir?”, another police officer also asked.
“Remember, from the moment of the explosion and the power failure until Phantom Kid’s appearance, no more than 10 seconds have passed..”
“Ten seconds?! You must know that the unbreakable bulletproof glass that protects Adam’s Star is one of the latest products of Wayne Enterprise. It is impossible to break it without professional cutting tools or, at least, blasting it. And, to imagine someone cracking this thick glass in under ten seconds, that is unthinkable!”
“Not to mention that he didn’t even break the protective glass, instead, he took the gem, as it appeared out of thin air in his hand. And, again, in only ten seconds, around 1,000 people possessed flowers, pinned on them and on the top of their heads…”
“Now, you tell me, how the hell did this happen?” Aaron exploded with an aggressive tone.
The officers looked at each other as if they were looking for someone who could answer this question.
“Listen, I don’t believe that Phantom Kid can perform any actual magic. Maybe he is a clever magician who tricked us with these obscure illusions…” Aaron screamed, “And the most suspicious thing is the bulletproof glass cover.”
He went closer to the glass cover little by little, leaned down, and looked at the almost transparent cover. There was nothing inside.
Aaron reached out and knocked on the glass cover, a crisp sound emerged and his face changed. As he began to knock around the glass’ surface, his face started getting uglier.
“The current Aaron does not seem to be as grumpy as he has always been…”
The guy who just advised him not to move, said strangely, “Huh, I see you have been in the GCPD for less than two years. I don’t know whether you know this, but Aaron was Gordon’s comrade, they both served at the same time. Hence, Aaron was a senior police inspector ten years ago. He may seem usually grumpy, but he is actually shrewd.”
“Humm, I see…”
Several people stood there in a daze, watching Aaron knocking on the glass cover. After a while, Aaron said with a solemn expression: “Sure enough, the glass cover was replaced!”
Aaron picked up the bulletproof glass cover with both hands, lifted the cover from the booth, effortlessly. This meant that Phantom Kid could easily open the glass cover and steal the gem.
“Damn it, when did he change it?”
“No, the more important thing is that since he can change the glass cover, why not just steal the gem, rather, wait until now?”
“Who knows, maybe he just wants to humiliate the police!”
The mystery has been solved but generated a more mysterious case.
On Gordon’s side, near the Splendid River, as he expected, the weather tonight was not suitable for long gliding. The closer Kid gets to the Splendid River, the closer he also is to the ground, until he plopped and fell right into the river.
A large number of police forces were docked on both sides of the Splendid River. The rescue team had already descended to the river, where it was difficult for Phantom Kid to fly his wings.
Right at this moment, Gordon murmured “Kid… making such a lowly mistake?”
“Commissioner, we caught Phantom Kid! He seems to have passed out!”, the rescue team shouted, while they were dragging the human body to the shore. Gordon looked intently and found that it was indeed the white suit of the thief.
“Commissioner, you… come over and take a look, it is Phantom Kid!”, another one shouted, but compared to the cheerful shout before, the current shout held confusion and horror.
Gordon frowned and ran over to see Phantom Kid’s face, causing his subordinates terror.
“What, Aaron! How could it be you?”, the familiar words came out of Gordon’s mouth, but Aaron, who was in a coma, couldn’t answer him anymore.
“Commissioner, he is merely in a coma, his life is not in danger…”
“This is bad! Everyone, go back to the exhibition hall!”, if this is Aaron, then, who is the Aaron who fell on the ground after being shot?
Gordon hurried back to the exhibition hall, but he found no one but the police he left behind.
“Where did Aaron go?”
“… Chief, he just got in an ambulance and left.”
“Was he alone?”
“Yes, Aaron wanted us to stay here. He said that you will be back soon, so we should wait for your instructions.”
“I didn’t expect Aaron to betray me!” Gordon held his forehead and looked at the removed bulletproof glass cover; he understood everything.
“Now, immediately release a search warrant for Phantom Kid!”
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