Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 67
”You ran over someone?”
Barbara exclaimed, and Daisy on the other end of the phone had to further explain.
”He was fine, woke up early the next morning, and called himself Thor Odinson, the mythical god of thunder.”
”I don’t know if you’ve been following the news in New Mexico lately, but a hammer fell here some time ago that no one could pick up, and Thor said it was his Mjolnir.”
”You mean he picked up the hammer that no one could pick up and then you guys believed he was Thor, the god of thunder?”
Barbara said uncertainly.
”No, that hammer seems to be confiscated by the FBI. Thor forced his way into their camp the day before yesterday and said he was going to get his hammer back, but it turned out he couldn’t lift it.”
Why do I suddenly get the feeling you’re teasing me?
”Then why do you still say that Thor is real?”
”Because of yesterday!”
Daisy said with unusual excitement: “About yesterday afternoon, a strange-shaped flame-shooting… robot… or some kind of creature? Anyway, a tall monster attacked the town.”
”And then Thor’s friends, the Four Warriors, found us through the Rainbow Bridge, and tried to warn Thor that Loki wants to harm him.”
”Wait, isn’t Loki Thor’s uncle?”
Barbara wondered if her best friend had been brainwashed by someone.
”Those are myths spread by mistake. Loki is actually Thor’s brother!”
”Anyway, I don’t know what’s going on, I just saw Thor almost killed by the monster when Mjolnir, his hammer, flew all over to him by itself and changed his body!”
”He was really able to summon thunder and demolish the monster in three or two blows.”
Daisy’s tone was full of excitement.
”You know what? Jane is in love with Thor, and Thor likes Jane, it’s one of those stories where gods and mortals fall in love, and it’s actually happening right before my eyes!”
”Uh … wow, sounds like you had a thrilling and exciting trip to New Mexico.”
Truth be told, Barbara didn’t particularly believe what Daisy was saying, and maybe Daisy was just brainstorming a bit about her mentor Dr. Foster’s love.
But the kind-hearted Barbara didn’t want to burst Daisy’s bubble at all, so she went along with Daisy’s story and said back.
”Well~ I’ve said what I’ve seen and heard, and I want to know if there’s anything fun happening in Gotham this time of year, like my idol!”
Cold sweat dripped from Barbara’s forehead, “Daisy, don’t you even watch the news? Or is the New Mexico town you went to has no access to the internet?”
”Phantom Kid stole Queen Elizabeth’s Tamil ruby, and you’re still unaware of such a big deal?”
”What! Tamil ruby? Is it really the necklace of the Queen of the UK?”
Daisy said in shock.
”That’s Queen Elizabeth we are talking about, she must have a lot of bodyguards around her… Did Phantom Kid succeed? Was he hurt?”
Listening to Daisy’s eager guesses, Barbara’s cold sweat was flowing more and more.
«My father is the commissioner, and you are so concerned about a thief in front of me; are you kidding me?»
”Phantom Kid is very powerful, you do not need to worry about him. This time, not only the GCPD, but even the FBI, CIA, and MI7 had their forces spread. But he still managed to manipulate them all.”
Barbara wasn’t in a good mood, yet she told Daisy all the things that happened in Robinson Central Park.
She told her all, except for the fact that she suspected that Kid was Mathison. Barbara never confessed her suspicions to others, even Gordon didn’t know.
Only Agent Bean, who happened to bump into her, knew about it, but the misunderstanding had been resolved.
”It’s well expected from Lord Kid. He really is amazing. What a pity that I wasn’t there to watch such a spectacular scene …”
Daisy’s tone suddenly changed.
However, Barbara’s next point of concern was not Daisy’s change of mood.
”Lord Kid… did you just say. Lord Kid?”
What kind of odd name is that?
”Oh, in fact, I previously joined a Phantom Kid fan club, and I found that his fans like to call him “Lord Kid.” I guess I just followed along… with that?”
The moment Kid was mentioned, Daisy’s mood inexplicably changed for the better again.
Barbara could only smile dryly with her mouth twitching in awkwardness.
”Oh yeah, after Jane and Thor got together, that guy Thor teleported back to Asgard on the Rainbow Bridge, and I don’t know when he’ll be back. So, hopefully, he won’t forget about Jane, or by the time he gets back Jane will be gray-haired.”
Daisy began to gossip again, “Isn’t there a saying that there has been a year on earth and a day in heaven? If that is true, Jane’s situation will be pathetic.”
Is this Daisy’s way of getting too deep into the drama?
”Finally, Barbara, good news for you!”
”What’s the good news?”
”Jane’s scientific work is finished. She has confirmed her idea that Asgard really exists. So, my internship is also finished, now I can study for my Master’s degree next!”
”That means I can go back to Gotham soon, and we can get together properly.”
From Daisy’s words, you immediately know how happy she is. However, Barbara herself was a bit unhappy.
Not only unhappy but she had a sudden urge to drink soda…
After she mumbled and hung up the phone, Barbara felt that the joys and sorrows of human beings are not connected.
While you’re rejoicing over a second-year college exchange student status, someone your age is already working on a master’s degree.
We all have a bright future ahead of us.
In New York, a pen store that hardly gets any customers, Bob had almost gone through ancient Roman mythology, Greek mythology, Celtic mythology, Norse mythology, and even Egyptian mythology.
But he couldn’t find anything related to the six disasters, nor did he know what the converging six disasters meant.
”Maybe I should try Indian mythology or Japanese mythology next?”
Thinking about it, Bob packed up his studies, then left the store and went straight to the New York Library.
Generally, with such an ancient mythological system, only fragmented information can be found on the Internet, useful content can be found faster by going to the library.
”The Vedas, the Brahma Book, the Forest Book, the Upanishads, the Ramayana, the Mokobharata, the Koli world system … How come there are so many books? My head will explode if I read it all.”
Library, Theology/Occultic Texts area.
Bob came here and took a look at the scary number of books and completely lost the desire to look them up.
”Sir, may I ask which system of mythology you are looking for?”
At this moment, a staff member of the library came over, holding a book in his hand.
He saw Bob was staring at the bookshelf with a tangled face, so he asked.
”This … I need a little book that popularized Indian mythology or Japanese mythology, but I want the kind that’s more comprehensive, preferably one that roughly summarizes the entirety of that system’s mythology.”
”Oh, that’s the youth science version, right?”
The staff suddenly said, “Sorry, sir, you should go to the area that contains children’s books.”
He just smiled kindly at Bob and then shoved the book in his hand into the corner of the bookshelf.
Suddenly, Bob’s eyes fell on the book in the staff member’s hand, and there was a flash of light.
Bob rushed up and took out the book from the bookshelf that the staff had stuffed in.
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