The Legendary Mechanic in Marvel Universe - Chapter 34
Chapter 34 Robbing
The engine made a loud humming noise as the jeep sped along the asphalt road.
After Leo asked that question, there was only silence in the jeep if the engine noise was removed.
After some time, Bucky finally said, “Although I always wanted to break free from H.Y.D.R.A.’s control. Now that I’ve succeeded, I suddenly don’t know what I should do. The America I know was 40 years ago, not the current one. There was no one I knew at this age! From the looks of it, besides getting revenge on H.Y.D.R.A., there’s nothing interesting for me. What’s even more irritating is I can’t beat H.Y.D.R.A. by myself!”
Bucky angrily hit his left palm with his right hand and was depressed.
“How about you follow me?” Leo probingly invited Bucky as he said Bucky did not have any future plans. “I’ve wanted to do something but I don’t have enough manpower. Moreover, the signal disruptor is only curing the symptoms, not the root. Although I’ve destroyed the control terminal Sinthea had, Dr. Zola can still make another one. If you’re alone, there’s a risk of you being controlled again.”
“Of course! I was a burden and couldn’t help with anything when we were escaping and I felt very guilty. It can even be said that you are the one who saved me from H.Y.D.R.A. and I owe you my life.”
Bucky’s eyes lit up when he heard Leo’s suggestion and immediately agreed. Then, he took out the signal disruptor from his pocket and said, “The chip in my brain is a huge problem and I don’t understand electronics at all. If I leave you, if this thing is broken, I don’t even know who can fix it! Thank you, Leo, for letting me stay with you.”
Leo was speechless when he saw Bucky being this assertive. The speech he had prepared was useless now.
Leo rubbed his nose and pointed at the signal disruptor. “There are not many people who can fix this and the battery inside can only last for another month. Looks like you still can’t leave me now… Bucky, you follow me first and I’ll think of a way to completely deal with the chip in your brain. At that time, you’ve probably adapted to this new age and have your own interest. You can decide where to go at that time.”
Bucky nodded and sincerely thanked Leo again.
Leo chuckled and raised his right hand at Bucky. “Then, that’s settled. Come, a high-five, celebrating our freedom!”
Bucky used his left metal palm and high-fived Leo’s right palm. Leo laughed happily.
Bucky thought Leo was happy at regaining freedom. He laughed together and exclaimed, “Leo, you are much happier now than in H.Y.D.R.A. base.”
“Really?! You too! Perhaps H.Y.D.R.A. itself was a depressing place and was the reason why I wanted to leave!”
Leo was overjoyed not only that he successfully escaped from the H.Y.D.R.A. base. The real reason he was overjoyed was that Bucky stayed behind and Bucky looked quite determined about it.
Not only did Leo gain a powerful ally, but he could also even connect with Captain America through Bucky in the future.
Captain America was a bug-like existence. No matter how strong the enemy was, he could forcefully fight on equal terms. Moreover, he was honest, loyal, and a person worthy of deep friendship.
Leo could have such a good friend in the future, of course, he was happy.
Just as Leo was imagining enjoying life with Captain America, Bucky suddenly asked an important question. “Leo, just now you said you’ve something you wanted to do, then where are we going now?”
“Going to New York! New York citizens are suffering every day, we have to help them!” Leo laughed and drove the jeep speeding along the road.
Twenty minutes later.
At a gas station by the roadside, the smile on Leo’s face was frozen. He turned to Bucky and asked, “Bucky, you… you have any money?”
The fuel in the jeep was almost emptied and probably could not even run for another 10 kilometers. The signboard in front of the gas station wrote, “Minnesota, 100 km ahead.”
The jeep they were driving did not have any license plates and both of them also did not have legal status too. So they did not dare to take the main road.
Thus, from Minnesota to New York they need to drive for several days. But now, the amount of money in both of their pockets combined together was zero…
After thinking about it, Leo could not come up with any good solution. But he could not just abandon the car and walk to New York City!
Leo bit the bullet and stopped the car next to the gasoline pump at the gas station.
“Bucky, go open the fuel tank and prepare to refill it. I’ll go have a talk with the counter staff.”
In the convenience store beside the gas station, there was a glass-wearing mixed-blood woman. She was sitting behind the counter and sorting out the receipts in her hand.
All of a sudden, a hoarse voice sounded in front of her.
“Pump No. 1, full.”
“Thirty dollars is enough. Plus the service fees, the total is thirty-three dollars. The POS machine is broken, we accept cash only.”
However, no one paid the money after she finished speaking. She confusedly raised her head and saw a gun pointing at her.
The mixed-blood woman was frightened. She hurried back a few steps and raised her hands. Even the seat was knocked down by her.
The hoarse voice sounded again, “Pump No. 1, full.”
She operated the cash register and said, “The pump is open, you can fill how much you want.”
But the man did not leave as he remained silent while pointing the gun at the mixed-blood woman.
“I’ve got money here, h-how much do you want?” The mixed-blood woman took out the money from the cash register and placed it on top of the counter. However, the gun was still pointing at her, “Please don’t kill me! You can have anything you want…”
All of a sudden, the roar of a car came outside of the convenience store followed by a loud whistle.
Only then did Leo put away his gun and run out of the convenience store with his head down. He climbed into the passenger seat. Bucky stepped on the gas pedal as the engine roared. The entire jeep rushed out and disappeared along the road.
The mixed-blood woman finally recovered. She picked up the phone and called 911. “Luotang Highway 007’s gas station. I’ve been robbed, I’ve been robbed.”
When the police arrived at the gas station, Leo and Bucky had long gone.
Leo sat on the passenger seat rubbed his nose and bitterly said, “Ey, who could have thought! The first thing we did after leaving H.Y.D.R.A. was robbing!”
“I can see it, you are unfamiliar with this. Why don’t you let me go?”
“Are you skilled in this business? Moreover, your metal arm is too eye-catching. It will be bad if you’re targeted by S.H.I.E.L.D.”
“But your shirt was torn apart, you’re not better than me.”
Bucky’s words reminded Leo. He looked at his tattered clothes and Bucky’s exposed mechanical arm. He smiled and said, “Your words remind me, we should get a new set of clothes and make some money while at it.”
“What do you want to do?”
“What else can we do?! Continue robbing!”
1. The original name is 罗塘公路007 (luo2 tang2 gong1 lu4) and I couldn’t find such a highway on Google. So I kept its original name.↵
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