The Legendary Mechanic in Marvel Universe - Chapter 22
Chapter 22 Reaction from All Parties
Half an hour later, Fury received the backup footage of the security camera and watched it alone. He had deleted the original footage.
Even though the security director repeatedly expressed that he wanted to take a look, Fury rejected all of it.
In the end, Fury drove the car alone, immediately returning to S.H.I.E.L.D.’s secret base. Then, he rode a helicopter directly returning to S.H.I.E.L.D. ‘s headquarters.
At that moment, the sun had not risen yet. However, Fury did not rest, instead, he used his privilege and entered a secret conference room to apply for a S.H.I.E.L.D. executive emergency meeting.
Half an hour later, twenty people through a secured line had connected their voice message channel to the conference room.
Agent Fury did not wait anymore as he announced the start of the meeting. His first words instantly jolted up many of the meeting members from their bed.
“Everyone, I have a piece of bad news. Yesterday night, Howard Stark, one of the founders of S.H.I.E.L.D. had been murdered by H.Y.D.R.A.!”
The top executives were stupefied and started asking what had happened.
Fury did not answer them and gave the second news, “Moreover, the serum Mr. Stark recreated had been stolen!”
At this moment, there was an intelligent person who deduced everything from those two sentences. “Agent Fury, did you mean yesterday night when Stark was on the road to deliver the serum to New York City’s secret base, he was killed by someone from H.Y.D.R.A.?”
Fury responded with silence.
“How is that possible? How did HYDRA know Stark had successfully recreated the serum? They even knew when and where we were going to do the human trial?”, another person said out of suspicion within everyone’s heart.
“There’s only one answer! Within S.H.I.E.L.D., there’s a H.Y.D.R.A. spy and has a high position.”, Fury coldly stated the truth.
After listening to Fury, every executive member remained silent and fell deep in their thoughts. They were not dumb and understood Fury’s words were the only possibility. In a second, everyone had a figure flashed within their hearts and they suspected each other.
It was Fury who broke the silence as he said, “Let’s not talk about the spies first. We can’t solve that immediately. Today I gathered everyone here with the purpose to discuss how we should announce Stark’s death to the outer world.”
“I suggest we hide the truth. In the public’s impression, H.Y.D.R.A. had been eliminated with the end of World War II. This truth must not be released to the public.”
“I concur. However, Stark has his own company and it is famous. We need to find reasonable reasons to avoid the public’s panic. Otherwise, we can’t explain it to Congress.”
“I concur too. But I have another worry. Since H.Y.D.R.A. sent someone to kill Stark, then they could send someone to kill one of us too. After all, we usually don’t have special guards. I suggest that before finding the spies and completely eliminating the H.Y.D.R.A., S.H.I.E.L.D. should arrange specialists to protect us and our families safely.”
This time, besides Fury, everyone in the meeting agreed as they felt insecure.
“Everyone, please don’t worry. S.H.I.E.L.D. will definitely make arrangements to protect you and your family’s personal safety. Furthermore, H.Y.D.R.A. had prepared a cause of death for Mr. Stark and it was an accident. I will arrange everything, so everyone please continue to rest.”
After saying that, Fury reached and disconnected every secured line. There was disappointment in his eyes. S.H.I.E.L.D. had developed for many years, the members were a mixture of useful and useless people. Most of them selfishly used their qualifications to sneak into being an executive.
Fury felt that it was time to think of a way to reform the situation within the bureau.
As soon as it was dawn, S.H.I.E.L.D. had secretly leaked the news Howard Stark died in an accident through its internal public relations department.
Media from all over the world scrambled to report this…
17th December, Friday, 8:00 a.m.
The New York Times: Through confirmation from various parties, yesterday night Mr. Howard Stark, the famous scientist, inventor, and founder of Stark Industries passed away in an accident with his wife. Mr. Stark is considered by many to be an American hero, he participated in the atomic bomb program, and…
The Washington Post: Death of Howard Stark, Stark Industries loses its helm. Who will be the next leader of Stark Industries?
People: Is Howard Stark’s death an accident? Was it jealousy or nature’s selection? Stark Industries’ main business specializes in firearms and is known by many as “Head of Firearms”. Many have long suspected the guns made by Stark Industries is the roots of American gangster and sponsor of terrorist organizations causing countless death of innocent lives. With the death of Howard Stark, some felt pity while some felt delightful. What is your take on this?
California, inside a luxurious seaside villa.
On the five meters wide bed, there was a man and two women sleeping on it.
Yesterday, three of them had fought until middle of night and now it was 8:30 a.m., they still had not woken up.
A sharp ringtone rang in the house, one of the women was woken up by it. She sat up and rubbed her eyes.
As her body swayed, the blanket slipped down, and her perfect upper body was exposed without any obstruction!
The next moment, she got up and sat on a young man who looked to be in twenties as he swayed her body coquettishly, “Tony, your phone is ringing. Pick it up, it’s noisy!”
Tony Stark just woke up. He patted the butt of the beauty on his body and pushed her aside as he sat up.
He glanced back at the two beauties, one of them was still sleeping and another who just woke up. He smiled as he said, “If the two of you are photographed now, you will definitely be able to continue to be the cover girl next month.”
“You are a meanie~”
The woke up cover girl shyly gave Tony Stark a punch, then covered her head with the blanket.
Tony put a coat on his body as he walked over to the phone, sat on the leather sofa. He picked up the handset and said, “This is Tony Stark, who is this?”
“Tony, it’s me, Obadiah Stane. I’m sorry Tony, I have to tell you something. Are you free right now?”
“Oh, it’s Oby. What’s the matter? Just tell me, I’m free right now.”
There was a slight pause in the handset, and then a slightly low voice sounded, “Tony, I am so sorry to tell you this, your parents met with an accident yesterday night. When they were being found, they were… gone.”
Tony’s hand trembled and the handset fell on the floor.
The next moment, he immediately picked up the handset and shouted, “Oby, tell me, are you messing with me? Today’s not April’s Fool! How could you make such a joke?!”
“Although I want to treat it as a joke. However, facts are facts, it is unchangeable. You can read the morning news for specific details.”
Obadiah who was on the other side of the handset stayed silent for a while and finally said, “Tony, Stark Industries need you. Please come back.”
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