The Legendary Mechanic in Marvel Universe - Chapter 2
Chapter 2 The Awakening of Winter Soldier
Leo pushed open a door on the northern side of the base. There was no one inside the room.
This room was another laboratory, but much smaller compared to Dr. Zola’s laboratory. Although it was small, there was no lacking of equipment and instruments.
Leo walked towards the control panel and he skillfully made preparations for work. Not long after, a heavy footstep could be heard from outside and the Winter Soldier, Bucky, came in.
Bucky’s face was serious and expressionless. If it were not for the red smudges on his face, Bucky would look as cold as he was in the Marvel movie.
“Sit down.”, Leo pointed at the chair next to him. This time Bucky did not ignore him as Bucky sat down obediently.
Leo picked up the tools and started detaching Bucky’s mechanical arm.
In the base, Bucky’s mechanical arm needed to be maintained once a week. In the beginning, the maintenance was done by Dr. Zola himself. But later, as Dr. Zola undertook more and more projects, this work had been passed down to his assistant, Leo.
When Leo transmigrated over, the original Leo had been maintaining Bucky’s mechanical arm for more than a year. Therefore, due to how skillful Leo was and the smoothness of the process when detaching the mechanical arm, Bucky did not feel any discomfort.
Even if he made Bucky hurt, what was the problem with it? The current Bucky was a sub-personality that had been forcefully catalyzed by the control chip. Who knew which corner of the mind did the main personality hide?
The sub-personality had been programmed beforehand. In this laboratory, the Winter Soldier was required to listen to the order and advice of the maintenance personnel.
After the procedure was done, the mechanical arm was removed.
“How do you feel?”, Leo asked while he placed the mechanical arm on the mechanical table.
“No unusual feelings.”, Bucky replied without any hesitations.
Then Leo stopped paying attention to Bucky and concentrated on the mechanical arm on the mechanical table.
He charged the mechanical arm, then checked the performance of the arm using a special instrument. The result shows everything was normal.
This was what Leo wanted to see. He did not want to disassemble the mechanical arm and fix it. This saved him a lot of trouble. Next, all he needed to do was wait for the charging to complete.
Leo stared at the mechanical arm in front of him and used the Mechanical Force Analysis skill.
【Discover analyzable target, “Pan-Bionic Power Mechanical Arm”. Current completion rate, 99%. Analyzing… 】
Leo’s Mechanical Force went down slowly as the completion rate went from 99% to 100%.
【Analysis complete. Gained blueprint, “Pan-bionic Power Mechanical Arm”, “Miniature Highly-compressed Battery”. Gained knowledge, “Micromachining”, “Muscle Sensing Technology”.】
A series of unfamiliar knowledge suddenly appeared in Leo’s mind which he quickly understood, digested, and absorbed.
He finally obtained the Winter Soldier’s mechanical arm which he coveted for a long time. Leo could not help squinting happily.
By having these blueprints and knowledge, he could finally secretly make his own mechanical arm. Not only did this increase his combat ability but also increased his chances to escape this base.
If he was given enough time and means to gain more knowledge, he felt that he alone could smash the whole H.Y.D.R.A. base. Then he could be free and do whatever he wanted in the Marvel Universe.
The mechanical arm still needed two hours before being fully charged. Usually, Leo would recover some Mechanical Force and then continue analyzing the mechanical arm.
But now he obtained the blueprint for the mechanical arm, he finally had some time to try other stuff.
Leo sat in front of the computer and began writing a code that had been on his mind for a long time. Then he loaded it into a signal transmitter on the desktop.
Due to the program, the transmitter started emitting waves on a specific frequency band. The waves were weak, but enough to cover the whole laboratory.
Not long after, the originally expressionless Bucky began to have some expression showing a look of struggle and pain.
“Who… Am I?”
“I am Winter Soldier. No! I am Bucky, Bucky Barnes!”
Leo looked at Bucky who showed signs of his main personality awakening. He knew the code he wrote had worked.
The control chip in Bucky’s brain was designed by Dr. Zola based on Red Skull’s requirement, so Dr. Zola definitely had the source code.
But this source code was confidential, Leo did not know about it. But Leo had been Dr. Zola’s student-cum-assistant since childhood, he could guess it!
According to Dr. Zola’s habits of writing code, Leo pondered for two months. He wrote a code that tried to interfere with the control chip in Bucky’s brain. Judging from Bucky’s reaction, Leo had guessed right as the code worked.
Leo slapped Bucky’s face twice.
These two slaps were not to take revenge against Bucky for always ignoring him but to make him sobered.
“Hey, buddy! Wake up!”
But Bucky was still in a daze, not responding much to external stimuli.
Another two crisp slaps.
“Hey, Bucky Barnes! Wake up! Do you still remember Steve Rogers? He dies with the Red Skull.”
Finally, maybe the last sentence had some effects. Bucky shivered, and his eyes became clearer.
“Steve… Steve died?! No, who are you? Where am I right now?”
“Don’t ask who I am and don’t ask where you are right now. All of the answers are within your own chaotic mind. Your time is limited, I will give you a minute to sort your thoughts.”
After finishing speaking, Leo focused on the screen again. On the screen was a monitoring software he wrote himself, which could monitor the abnormal signal in the room.
Leo used the program to interfere with the control chip in Bucky’s brain. But he did not know whether the control terminal on Sinthea’s hand would give a warning prompt or not. Leo did this at high risk. It was his first time, so he could not afford to delay it for too long.
One minute later, Leo sat in front of Bucky. Bucky’s mental strength was very strong. When he saw Bucky’s clear eyes, he knew Bucky had already sorted out his thoughts.
Bucky did not attack Leo immediately, which meant he had some thoughts on his mind.
“Good, Bucky. Looks like you have completely woken up. Our time is precious, so I’ll make it quick. In the base, only I am willing to wake you up, and only I can do that. So, when you are awake. I need you to listen to my command unconditionally. After that, I will set you free completely.”
“Why should I trust you? You are just a lackey, a H.Y.D.R.A. agent.”
“Use your smart brain to think about it, if I really am who you said, will you have the chance to wake up? Or are you willing to be muddleheaded and controlled by other people? Oh, you can enjoy Sinthea’s favor every night! Could it be you fell in love with this kind of life?!”
It was unknown which sentence had hit the target. Bucky suddenly became agitated for a moment but he returned back being expressionless soon enough.
After some thought, Bucky said in a deep voice, “I can choose to trust you, but only if you tell me your plan. I need to know what I should do for you.”
“It’s up to you whether you believe it or not, but you don’t have the right to bargain. Time is running out, you can continue being muddleheaded. Let’s talk about it next time I wake you up.”. After finishing his words, Leo pressed the button in his hand. The signal interference stopped abruptly.
Under the effect of the control chip, Bucky shivered all over. The sub-personality took over making him and he became quiet.
Leo cleaned all possible traces he might have left in the laboratory and waited patiently for the mechanical arm to fully charge. Then he reattached it back on Bucky.
Leo went through all the procedures as usual and he let Bucky go. Then he returned to his own laboratory. Only then did Leo breathe out a sigh of relief.
Today was a perfect day as if Leo could see his bright future. One happy thing after another, Leo could not sleep due to his excitement. He turned to his workbench to vent out his energy. As he drew and wrote on the blueprint, a mechanical blueprint like an arm slowly took shape.
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