Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 53
At that moment, a black car pulled up, and Queen Elizabeth got out of it.
”Your Majesty, what brought you? it’s dangerous out here…”
Johnny hurried forward and bowed.
”What’s so dangerous? I’ve heard that Phantom Kid never attempted to hurt people.”
The Queen seemed displeased with Johny’s speech.
Surrounded by her royal guards, the Queen stepped forward and looked with interest at Phantom Kid at the top of the tower.
As soon as Phantom Kid appeared on the stage, thousands of people gathered under the tower and immediately cheered frantically for him.
”Oh? It looks like Phantom Kid is very popular among the people of Gotham.”
The Queen watched the scene with considerable amusement.
Johnny and Tucker stood by the Queen’s side, unsure of what to say in reply.
Looking at his fans, Mathison felt a sense of enjoyment. Despite the hardship behind maintaining such spectacle, the feeling of being in the spotlight was a real pleasure.
The news that Adam’s Star has been sold spread like wildfire and the fact that he donated a huge amount of money under the name of “The Magician of the Moonlight” has also been exposed.
These were things that even Roxy could find on the internet, and they were even less difficult for others to find out.
It was not something that Mathison had expected to be kept under the curtains.
After the story came to light, Phantom Kid’s popularity was controversial. Some have seen it as a Robin-Hood act of righteousness,
but others say it is nothing more than stealing.
It was not long after Pamela entrusted the Cat’s Eye Emerald to Tony Stark, under the pressure of Iron Man, that Daggett had to return the original auction money to Pamela.
Of course, the Cat’s Eye Emerald remained in Stark’s hands, so Daggett did not end up taking the blame for the murder of Pamela’s father.
Everything was the result of a mutual agreement.
There was nothing Stark could do to punish Daggett.
In this case, Iron Man can’t solve it either, because Stark also lives in the system of capital operation, and he can’t simply just break this system.
Daggett had done a clean job, all evidence had been eliminated and it had been very hard to recover the inheritance.
Although Pamela was reluctant, she, a young schoolgirl, was not even in a position to struggle against Daggett, who effectively controlled half of Wayne Enterprises.
In the end, Pamela had no choice but to re-enrol in New York University, choosing to major in Botany.
This incident was undoubtedly a scandal for Daggett, and as the largest shareholder on the current board of Wayne Enterprises, one can only imagine the consequences.
For a short period of time, Pamela was questioned every day by countless journalists about the complete story.
Yet in every interview, Pamela would never mention anything about Daggett, as if she had no hatred towards him at all.
Just kept saying that her only real supporter was Phantom Kid…
Since Phantom Kid’s debut, both of his crimes have shocked the nation, and through the end result, it seems that this master thief is not simply stealing for money.
On the contrary, the number of people who have been helped by him is beyond imagination.
Robbing the rich to provide for the poor has apparently become a major label on Phantom Kid.
Some have even already called him the Robin Hood of the 21st century …
All in all, Mathison’s reputation among the general public was getting better by the day.
But in the eyes of the government, a crime is always a crime, and whatever the original intention is, righteous be it or not, it doesn’t change the fact that it was committed.
That’s why the thousands of people under the tourist tower didn’t just throw away Kid’s message cards but actually came out to support him after they found them.
From just liking the handsomeness and magic of Kid at the beginning to becoming a real fan of his.
Mathison opened his arms as if he was hugging the fans.
This gesture immediately drew a crowd of women in the arena to scream.
”Phantom Kid, you have proven yourself by snatching the Tamil Ruby necklace from my neck, why didn’t you leave the first time instead of letting people gather here?”
The Queen suddenly shouted at Mathison, her voice was so loud that the crowd thought it was probably a young woman that was yelling.
”Her Majesty is joking, I am only very fond of this rare big jewel. This time, I have merely borrowed it to admire it closely, not to take it as my own.”
The elegant tone of Mathison’s voice came down from the top of the tower.
He was seen holding out his hand, with his index and thumb clasping a brilliant ruby right between them.
Following what he said in the teaser letter, Mathison slowly raised his hand so that the jewel was facing the bright moon in the sky. The pale moonlight shone on the Tamil ruby, adding a hazy touch of beauty.
Of course, there could be no Pandora gems hidden inside of it, not in this world at least.
So to the eyes of the crowd at the bottom of the tower, Phantom Kid was just seriously admiring the jewel.
”Now that my wish has been granted, it is only natural that the gem should be returned to its rightful owner.”
Mathison laughed softly.
”Then, Your Majesty, I shall now walk up to you and put this necklace back on for you.”
”In this challenge, it is you who won in the end. And as I said, ‘if you can get it, then it is fully yours.’ I can assure you that my country will not pursue you.”
At these words, the Queen shook her head. She thought that Phantom Kid was afraid to be the UK’s most wanted criminal to say something like returning the jewel, so much so that she completely ignored what Mathison said about the way to return it.
”Oh my god! Kid! He actually …”
The next moment cries filled with shock rose up, as if they had seen the most incredible scene of their lives.
”Tap tap tap …”
The unusually clear sound of footsteps came from above their heads.
When they looked up, a white figure was walking mid-air!
As if there was an invisible step from the top of the tower to the ground, Phantom Kid walked down from above step by step.
”Nonsense! How on earth did he manage to do that?”
”Was there a wire under his feet?”
”No way, if there was a wire we should have been able to see it from the ground too.”
”That’s a real walk in the air!”
It was clear by the direction and angle of Phantom Kid’s step down that the was indeed heading in the direction of the Queen.
Some who couldn’t believe it ran to this tower and kept looking up and down outside the protective circle of the royal guard, hoping to find a wire or something.
Needless to say, they naturally came up empty-handed.
”I’ve long heard that Phantom Kid is a master magician, and when I saw it today, I can really say that his magic is marvelous!”
”It’s so convincing to say it’s magic!”
The Queen exclaimed.
Mathison laughed deep in his mind as he listened to the gasps from below.
”This is not the kind of circus magic that uses wires, but the real deal. Oh, yeah, red magic.”
Moreover, after his magic reserves rose to C-rank, his control over magic power had also increased.
In other words, he would no longer be in a situation where he unconsciously reveals his magic aura.
So at this moment, when he was openly using magic, Johnny couldn’t detect any auras around him.
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