The Legendary Mechanic in Marvel Universe - Chapter 190
Chapter 190 A Tracker For Pierce
Pierce was personally brought up by Peggy and Fury was transferred from the army. The Security Council had been heavily investigating Pierce and Fury, delaying their release was equivalent to openly slapping General Ross and her face.
And it was slap after slap, who wouldn’t be infuriated?!
General Ross unfortunately was an imperturbable person, a different kind of person compared to Lindsay. In these two days of discussion, he would find an excuse to leave the office when he was upset.
But Peggy couldn’t leave as the S.H.I.E.L.D. was involved and she was S.H.I.E.L.D.’s ex-Director who just left her position for four years. More than half of S.H.I.E.L.D. was H.Y.D.R.A.’s spies, it was impossible for them to infiltrate within these four years! So, she had to bear the brunt!
It was already kind enough that the council didn’t arrest and investigate her, and thus she couldn’t simply ignore Lindsay’s decision.
But she was displeased by Lindsay’s haughtiness and defended with all her might, “Miss Lindsay, Director Pierce, Agent Fury, and Agent Romanoff had teamed up to kill the H.Y.D.R.A. leader, Sinthea Schidmt. This can’t be an act staged by the H.Y.D.R.A., right? And now your interrogation with them fails to discover any issue, then how is it possible that they are H.Y.D.R.A.?”
Lindsay kept stressing about what Dr. Zola announced, “Zola declared that Pierce and Fury betrayed the H.Y.D.R.A., so they teamed up to kill their leader. And this led to Zola launching missiles in anger for revenge. This logic is reasonable! Although this logic meant Pierce and Fury had turned into a leaf, once a H.Y.D.R.A., always a H.Y.D.R.A.! Even if they achieved a great contribution, we can’t re-employ them anymore! Take Zola as an example, when you recruit him with Operation Paperclip, then what? At that time, you’ve confirmed Zola’s death and yet why was he appearing on the TV and speaking on behalf of H.Y.D.R.A.?”
Lindsay continued her speculation, “Maybe it was because of Zola secretly infiltrating S.H.I.E.L.D., almost causing S.H.I.E.L.D. to end up as a second H.Y.D.R.A.!”
Peggy was rendered speechless by Lindsay’s rebuttal. She remained silent for a while before barely refuting, “I admit you have a point and your speculation has a concrete foundation, but what about Agent Romanoff? She isn’t on the list provided by Zola and she was the one who killed Sinthea. Why are you still locking her?”
“Even more so for Romanoff! You said she killed Sinthea herself, but who witnessed it? On top of that, you should know better than me what her origins are! The ‘Black Widow’ of the Red Room! And what’s the relationship between Red Room and H.Y.D.R.A.? I’m sure both of us are clear about that.”
Coldly chuckled, Lindsay said, “Maybe because of Fury recruiting her, she was lured into the H.Y.D.R.A. A gorgeous widow and a single man who is almost forty years old. Hmm…”
“Miss Lindsay, mind your language!” General Ross strode in and heard Lindsay’s words. “If Fury were to hear your words, he’d hold a grudge against you. There are some stories that I’m inconvenient to share, but I can guarantee with my integrity that Fury won’t be bewitched by beauty. Besides, talking bad on someone’s back isn’t something a good person should do.”
Lindsay could boss Peggy around, but she was immediately defeated when facing General Ross.
She widened her jaw, realizing she was in the wrong. Ultimately, she evaded the topic and said, “Regarding the investigation on Pierce, Fury, and Romanoff, the council still required some time. Today we are unable to provide a conclusion.”
“And how much longer will it take?” General Ross picked out a shred of meat stuffed in his teeth, spitting it out onto the floor, and continued, “As long as you don’t finish the investigation, my troops won’t be able to withdraw. And after a while, the media blocking outside the entrance will dare to write anything. When the time comes to cause public panic, this isn’t a responsibility I can bear.”
Dr. Zola presented the fact that the terrorist organization, H.Y.D.R.A., still existed to the public. The citizens of New York City possessed a strong mind and weren’t worried at all. But the same couldn’t be applied to the citizens of Washington and other states. Without providing an explanation, they would barricade the White Palace’s entrance in protest!
“I was going to talk about this!” Lindsay snorted, “Most of the S.H.I.E.L.D. had been investigated and now Pierce, Fury, and Romanoff were the ones left that required further investigation. General Ross, why aren’t you pulling out your troops? Aren’t you just providing the media with some stories?”
“Huh?” Startled, then General Ross laughed in return, “Miss Lindsay, do you know why I dispatch thousands of soldiers to surround S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ?”
“Isn’t it for cooperating with the council to deter the H.Y.D.R.A. spies?” Lindsay frowned.
“Funny! If it’s just a few hundred spies, I wouldn’t even send a hundred-man squad over!” General Ross coldly sneered, “The reason I dispatch thousands of soldiers and numerous heavy firearms is to defend against Agent Romanoff! She is a Super Soldier and do you know how strong a Super Soldier is? Do you have any idea how destructive she is? Hmph, you’re still too young and didn’t witness Captain America’s one-man army’s feat!”
Lindsay was choked by General Ross’s words. She didn’t imagine the real reason General Ross dispatched this many soldiers was for this. Not just her, but even the council president didn’t expect it either.
Hence, facing General Ross, she was no longer haughty and honestly replied, “The president told me this afternoon that Pierce and the others’ investigation at least still needs a week to two weeks. And the final outcome of the three will be personally decided by the president.”
Thinking for a bit, she added, “Regarding Agent Romanoff’s uniqueness, I certainly didn’t expect it at all. I will inform the president right away and try to conclude Agent Romanoff’s investigation first.”
General Ross nodded in return.
Feeling awkward to stay behind, Lindsay excused herself and left.
Once Lindsay left, General Ross said to Peggy, “Between Pierce, Fury, and Romanoff, who do you think is the H.Y.D.R.A.?”
“I believe in Pierce.” Peggy firmly answered.
“Haha. I believe in Fury too.” General Ross laughed. Then, he stood up and excused himself too. He wasn’t someone to sit behind a desk for a long time.
Leo hiding in a corner had heard the entire discussion between Peggy, Lindsay, and General Ross. Compared to the ignorant trio, Leo naturally was well-aware that Pierce was the real H.Y.D.R.A. and the kind with the highest status!
But Leo failed to imagine that Pierce was so capable that even the Security Council couldn’t detect anything on him. Judging from the current situation, it was possible that Pierce could make it out in the end.
With a frown, Leo thought if that were truly the case, then he had to personally eliminate Pierce in secret!
Because according to his guess, “The Undying H.Y.D.R.A.” finally one percent completion rate fell Pierce.
Soon after, he noticed Peggy also left the office. Pondering for a bit, he flew out of the office as well and went to look for Fury. Then, he recounted what he heard to Fury.
Fury sitting on the bed revealed a slight frown when he heard Leo’s words. But he didn’t have any countermeasures either and could wait for the council’s decision.
Of course, Leo wouldn’t forget about Natasha. He flew to Natasha’s room and recounted the discussion again to her. The still reading Natasha sat before a desk and slightly nodded her head.
Seeing Natasha wasn’t going to talk, Leo left. Finally, he flew to the detention room where Pierce was imprisoned.
This time, he hid in the shadows and observed Pierce for a while. He learned that Pierce was gradually calmer as days went by as if knowing he wasn’t in any danger. Pierce’s gloomy face revealed a rare smile.
Leo contemplated and felt Pierce was a meticulous person that left no traces behind! Under the circumstance where other H.Y.D.R.A. spies were exposed, only Pierce alone could leave unscathed. This kind of person was the scariest. Thus, he decided he must quietly deal with Pierce!
But S.H.I.E.L.D. wasn’t a great place to act and once Pierce was released, there was no telling where he would flee. So, why not place a tracker on him?
Thinking of this, Leo nodded and prepared to return to his lab to build a tracker to place on Pierce.
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