Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 6
On an empty street late at night, a middle-aged man in a police uniform walked slowly, with a cheerful face, then turned into an alley.
“Your Excellency, after following me for so long, it’s time to show up.”
Confirming that there are no monitors in the alley, Mathison stopped.
A rustling sound emerged, and Mathison turned around with a calm expression.
A tall and hot woman in black tights appeared in the alley.
Mathison noticed that the woman was wearing a mask with cat ears on, only the lower half of her face was exposed.
He suddenly guessed her identity: Catwoman, Selena Kyle!
“You are a female thief, yet you dare to follow the police, are you trying to get caught?”
Mathison gestured to pull out his pistol.
“You already said I was a thief, aren’t you, poor Phantom Kid?”
Selena had a cold expression.
“Interesting, how did you see through my disguise? I think the disguise is good enough, plus, it is impossible that you are very familiar with Aaron Kash, however, you still saw the minor differences.. hmmm”
Mathison smiled slightly. Now that he is exposed, he faced her openly. He stretched out his hand to grab the collar of the police uniform and pulled it down. The entire police uniform was magically stripped off and immediately replaced, with his white cloak dancing in the wind.
“Wow, you are really quick at changing your clothes. Among all the men I have seen, you are the fastest… You also dare to steal things in such an eye-catching outfit, I really don’t know if you are brave or stupid.”, Catwoman said, sarcastically.
“Phantom Kid, your disguise is really vivid. I can’t see any flaws… I just happened to see someone knock that stupid old policeman unconscious and send him to the sky with those white wings.”
Mathison realized, it seems that there is more than one person interested in Adam’s Star. Only because the notice letter caused the police to pay special attention to it, it was difficult for Selena to get close to the exhibition hall.
Maybe she wanted to see how the Phantom Kid, who had disturbed her, steals gems from such a herd of police officers, or she wanted to pick the gem from his own hands. All in all, Catwoman did not give up on Adam’s Star. She has been monitoring the situation in the exhibition hall from a distance until she happened to see the scene of Aaron being knocked out.
As long as it is not a mistake in his disguise… Mathison is relieved.
“I don’t know why you wanted to steal that gem, but, unfortunately, my employer specified that he wants to get it, so, you better give it to me willingly.”
“Oh, beautiful lady, if I heard you right, you want this?”
Mathison took out Adam‘s Star that was in front of Gordon.
“I’m surprised by your cooperation, but do you think I am blind? I don’t want this broken stone, I want the real thing hiding in your sleeves.”
“I’m sorry, Miss Kyle, although I am willing to dedicate everything to a beauty like yourself, Adam’s Star is not among the list.”
Mathison threw away the fake Adam’s Star in his hand and then spread his arms out.
“It seems that speech won’t be enough for you to give me the gem. And, I’m the same. No one will give up 170 million dollars just like that, right?”, Selena tilted her neck and said rhetorically.
“Hehe, that’s not necessarily true.”
Mathison and Selena looked at each other, and the atmosphere instantly became serious.
“You are such a gentleman. I don’t think you would beat a woman, would you?…”
Halfway through her words, Selena stretched out her hand to her waist without warning, quickly drew a pistol, and instantly pulled the trigger. At such a close distance, Selena was confident that she could hit the opponent even with her eyes closed.
However, just as Selena pulled the trigger, a playing card hit her wrist at a strange angle.
”Miss Kyle, your sneaky attack was a bit too much. Don’t you think? “
Selena never imagined that a playing card would be so powerful, not only did her hand holding the gun deviate from its position, but even dropped the pistol under the pain!
At the same time, Mathison approached Selena at an astonishing speed, and a hand knife slashed at her neck.
Catwoman deserves to be Gotham’s most brilliant thief. The flexibility and agility of her body are really not much different from that of a cat. No matter how difficult the posture could be for humans, she can fluidly do it.
Selena relied on the weak impact of a playing card hitting her wrist, took off on the spot, and side-somersaulted. The overall center of her gravity tilted to the right.
When her body rotated to 180 degrees, Selena’s head was almost against the ground, and her legs were slightly raised, clamping Mathison’s neck.
Selena’s leg hooked Mathison’s shoulders for a second time. She took the next step, and Mathison fell down, while Catwoman just finished her somersault and squatted on the ground, with her right knee resting on Mathison‘s chest.
It’s complicated to describe, but, in fact, the whole action was perfected in only one second.
“Wow, Miss Kyle, you were so elegant just now, I think I can’t help but be fascinated by you.”
Although it seems that Mathison was subdued by Selena, he still maintains his humorous attitude.
Selena was surprised, she had never seen such a man.
“It’s just a pity that you don’t wear a skirt but tights.”
Mathison’s angle of view just happened to be able to see a hidden part along Selena’s thigh.
Hearing this, Selena was very audacious, not as shy as ordinary women.
“That’s really a misfortune, but you will never see the bottom of my skirt.”
Selena put her hand into Mathison’s chest and took out another Adam’s Star.
“Phantom Kid, your skill is really bad, you are not suitable to be a thief. You better go to the circus, maybe, there, you can make some money.”
After confirming that it is real, Selena nodded in satisfaction, stuffed the gem in her cleavage, and then kindly advised Mathison.
“At eleven o’clock, the sniper on the building, 500 meters away, is also under your employer… and he is not here to help you.”
Selena’s face froze, “When did you detect that person? How did you know that he is not teaming with me?”
Mathison didn’t answer Selena’s question directly, nor did he intend to get up.
“The location of the sniper.”
“If you take this alley as the centre, the sniper will cover three-quarters of this area from the place where he is, but there are always dead ends. Doesn’t this give me a chance to escape? This is obviously impossible, so I guessed that this escape route was not for me, but for you, Miss Kyle.”
“You are worried that you will be killed by the sniper, so you specifically ask them to leave some dead corners for you, otherwise you will not help them steal the gem, because, once you are exposed to the snipe’s lens, you will lose your life. Am I right?”
It is obviously a question, but Mathison said in an affirmative tone.
Selena was shocked that Mathison figured out the plan correctly.
“Don’t you really think I only have these two things, do you?”
Mathison suddenly grabbed Selena’s hand with full dexterity. Catwoman’s entire body leaned forward unconsciously. She wanted to pull away. Only then did she find out that Mathison’s strength was far greater than that of a male of the same size. She couldn’t break free, hence, she was pushed to the ground.
Phantom Kid’s motor nerves are abnormally strong, not inferior to those of Catwoman’s.
With a swift movement from Mathison’s body, the two opponent’s swapped their positions. Mathison was, now, on top of Selena.
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