Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 87
At the same time, at the entrance of the Stark Tower, Pepper Poz, who had just become CEO of Stark Industries for less than four days, was blocked by a group of reporters.
The flashes of their cameras flickered frantically, and every reporter rushed to ask questions, like a swarm of flies buzzing non-stop.
But they are the kind of flies that must not be smacked because this is a group of poisonous flies.
Most people experience this kind of situation and become so scared that they can’t even speak.
However, Pepper is obviously no ordinary person.
Although Pepper’s previous work was only a secretary, or assistant, because of Tony’s stray and inconsistent work, in fact, she has often been responsible for dealing with reporters.
As a result, such a situation was no big deal to her.
Before the opening ceremony of the expo, the press conference is where the headache comes from.
Originally, Pepper didn’t intend to pay attention to these reporters, but she didn’t expect their questions to be more and more beyond the bottom line.
Oh, God knows if these reporters have a bottom line.
“Ms. Poz, you are now the new CEO of Stark Industries?“
“What are your thoughts on Phantom Kid’s declaration of war?”
“Kid said at the end of the notice that he is going to steal the Arc. Why would a thief want such a nuclear reactor?”
“Reminiscent of the attacker in Monaco, Ivan Vanko, who has died in prison seems to also have the technology to make the Arc reactor. Do you think there is some unknown connection between them?”
“Speaking of the mysterious death of Ivan Vanko, it seems that the whole process is very mysterious, and before his death, Tony was the only one to approach him. Some people said that Ivan’s death was because Stark hated Ivan for stealing the Arc Reactor. Technology and…”
After a reporter asked a question, Pepper immediately interrupted.
“Everyone, please be quiet!”
In an instant, all the reporters were suppressed, and Pepper looked grim and looked like a strong business woman.
“What is the purpose of Phantom Kid? We don’t know yet. Meaningless speculations will not help. And I advise you not to talk about things without basis. Compared to spreading rumors, pursuing the truth It’s the reporter’s higher goal, isn’t it?”
Although Pepper had a friendly smile on her face, the reporters felt a deep chill from the meaning behind this smile.
This woman who has just been entrusted by Tony with an important task is not an ordinary one!
“For any questions, please wait at the reception!”
Pepper asked security to disperse the reporters and walked into the Stark Building.
“Hey, Pepper, you should really see Natalie. She is fantastic! Although you may not like to hear it, she executes some tasks better than you!”
Pepper boarded the elevator to the top floor. The entire floor constituted the office of the CEO of Stark Industries and Tony’s private laboratory, as well as a lounge, and a large area of entertainment.
As soon as she had got out of the elevator, she saw Tony lying on the sofa in a dauntless manner, praising Pepper’s assistant who was concentrating on making coffee.
When Tony was the CEO, Pepper was his assistant. Now that the CEO is Pepper, she naturally needs an assistant of her own.
Natalie is her newly recruited assistant, a sexy redhead with a perfect resume.
Originally, Pepper didn’t want to hire such a perfect person, but Tony had priorly made a final decision and directly hired Natalie.
But that was before Pepper had become the CEO and inherited Tony’s position.
“Tony, did you know that Phantom Kid has announced to the world, at your carefully prepared expo, that he is going to steal your proudest invention?”
Pepper frowned, and a fire ignited in her eyes.
“And you…? You’re simply lying in my office carelessly, pointing your fingers out to my personal assistant?”
“I know, Pepper, I know. Isn’t he the kid who wore an old-fashioned white suit and performed tricks in front of those useless cops!”
Tony said calmly.
“Do you really believe that a thief can steal Tony Stark’s… steal Iron Man’s things? Hell no! It’s impossible. No one can steal anything from me unless I give it to them.”
“Tony, one day you will suffer from your narcissism and arrogance because it makes you unable to see yourself or others clearly… New York Police Department Chief George Stacey will be here soon. We must discuss how to protect the thing that saved your life.”
Pepper said with a cross look at Tony, walking over to his desk to sit down.
At this time, Natalie had made her coffee and brought it to the desk.
“Wow, I thought that cup of coffee was made for me.”
Seeing this scene, Tony said stiffly.
Natalie only glanced at him speechlessly.
“Pepper, I refuse to accept the assistance of the New York Police Department. Only a few policemen have actual skills, not to mention that they have long been played with by Phantom Kid. I won’t let them step into my expo. It is a forbidden place to them.”
After remaining alone for a long time, Tony turned to Pepper again.
Who knew that even his beloved Pepper ignored him.
At this moment, Tony felt the cruelty of the world.
Tony, frustrated, returned to his laboratory, where he would not be disturbed by anyone.
“Jarvis, lock the door and don’t let anyone in without my permission, including Pepper.”
Tony walked to a corner and poured himself a large can of the dark green liquid.
Tony pinched his nose, closed his eyes, and drank a large can of the weird liquid.
“Wow, this thing tastes really bad. Is there any better medicine?”
“No, sir, this is the best one, but it can only delay your symptoms.
Tony raised his hand and put on a bracelet to detect the state of his health. It priorly showed that the blood toxin was 23%, and, now, after drinking the medicine, it slowly dropped to 19%.
“The efficacy of the drug is declining, sir. You will develop resistance sooner or later. If you stop using palladium, your health will be greatly improved.”
“No, Jarvis, as long as I am not dead, Iron Man cannot die. I am Iron Man.”
Tony rejected Jarvis’s proposal.
“Besides, there is still a thief waiting for me to deal with him. I can’t just stop like this.”
Meanwhile, Gotham, Wayne Manor.
Bruce Wayne finally got the news that Phantom Kid had issued a teaser letter again…
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