The Legendary Mechanic in Marvel Universe - Chapter 53
Chapter 53 The Great Bluffing
After Red Fist shouted he wanted to live, Leo and Bucky haughtily stared at him silently to pressure him.
Red Fist was bound tightly and immobilized. He did not dare to scream afraid of angering Leo and Bucky. Thus, fear began creeping into his heart.
After a while, Leo saw Red Fist was almost scared out of his wits and said, “Since we didn’t kill you immediately, it means you still have value.”
Red Fist promptly understood what Leo meant and answered in stuttering, “W-w-what do you want from me?”
Leo did not give a direct answer, instead, he placed his hands on his back and said, “You should know about the half a month ago Black Bear Gang and Poison Wolf Gang were annihilated since you’re from Hell’s Kitchen too.”
“I k-know, why are you bringing this up?” Red Fist suddenly widened his eyes in horror as he realized something. “You’re the ones who destroy them?”
“Bingo. Congratulations, you’ve guessed it right.”
Red Fist’s expression immediately turned ugly. He struggled to raise his head and asked, “T-t-then why did you capture me? Do you want to destroy Black Fist Gang too?”
Leo did not answer right away and continued pressuring him with silence. Red Fist was terrified and had completely forgotten that Leo would not kill him as he began giving all kinds of reasons to plead for his life.
Seeing Red Fist was going to crumble down, Leo reminded him, “I just told you I won’t kill you, how could you forget it?”
Red Fist was startled and regained some sense. He heaved out a sigh of relief as his life was saved. However, the next moment, Leo suddenly grabbed Red Fist with his left hand and stabbed the syringe in his right hand into Red Fist’s neck after finding the correct angle.
Red Fist felt his neck in pain and was frightened at once subconsciously wanting to scream. But Leo covered his mouth and leaned onto the whimpering Red Fist and threatened, “Do you know why I wiped out those two gangs? It’s because they are naughty. I wished to take over their gang, but they resisted. So I wiped them out.”
Red Fist straight away understood what Leo wanted. He struggled to shake his head. He said after Leo removed his hand, “I-I-I’m more obedient than them, I won’t resist. I’ll support you if you want to take over Black Fist Gang. I’ll give my position to you.”
Leo snorted in disdain. “I know how your kind of people acts in this line of work. You are untrustworthy and dishonest. As long as I release you, you’ll forget your promise and even lead your minions to go against us. So, I don’t believe a single of your words.”
“If it’s ordinary fellows, I definitely go against them as you said. But you have the fame of destroying two gangs, I, Red Fist, do not dare…”
Leo released his hand and threw Red Fist back on the ground. “Your words right now are logical and sensible, do you think I’ll believe it?”
Red Fist racked his brains to find reasons proving he was not lying to Leo. Before he could think of a reason, Leo loosened the ropes tied to his body.
Red Fist stood motionless even though he regained his mobility. He stared at Leo in confusion.
“Red Fist, I don’t believe your promise. Thus, I’ll use my way to make sure you won’t betray me.”
Leo saw Red Fist’s increasing confusion and continued to bluff, “As you see, I’m an Oriental and where I’m from has countless mystic arts that you will never understand. For example, what do you think I’ve injected into your neck? That’s a living Gu! No matter where you are, I can control this Gu to kill you silently. This way, I can guarantee you won’t betray me.”
Red Fist immediately felt a prick on his neck after being reminded by Leo. He flustered to touch his neck and he could feel a rice-grain-sized block under his skin and it hurt when he touched it.
“Red Fist, don’t simply touch your neck! You need to know Gu is a living creature and it will become violent if it sees your fresh blood. If you keep nudging it recklessly, it will go out of control and you’ll die instantly.”
Even though Red Fist was scared silly, he was skeptical as he had not heard Gu before.
“Do you think I’m lying to you?” Leo understood what Red Fist was thinking straight away when he saw Red Fist’s expression. He coldly added, “Then I’ll let you have a taste of Gu, see whether I’m lying to you or not.”
Leo surged his Mechanical Force and controlled the tiny things under the skin of Red Fist’s neck to tremble.
Red Fist immediately felt a sharp pain in his neck as though a living creature was digging into his neck. His heart missed a beat and completely believed Leo’s words.
In reality, Leo was just bluffing him. What he had injected were extremely tiny and disinfected metal balls.
Leo could control it with his Mechanical Force to make Red Fist believe there really was a living creature in his neck.
As for Leo saying he could kill Red Fist no matter the distance, it was a lie. His Mechanical Force could control the metal balls, but the further the distance, the greater the amount of Mechanical Force he had to spend to control it.
With his current capacity of Mechanical Force, he could not even control a strand of metal wires if it exceeded ten meters and his Mechanical Force would be emptied immediately.
Moreover, when Leo controlled the metal ball using his Mechanical Force, it had to obey Newton’s Second Law of Motion. To put it in simpler words, he could not control the metal ball to let itself float.
However, Red Fist was ignorant of it! Looking at Leo’s face, he recalled the oriental sorcery he vaguely heard about when he was young.
This kind of unknown was able to stir fear in one’s heart. Leo’s words had completely horrified Red Fist. He stared at Leo in fear while shivering.
Leo saw Red Fist had believed his nonsense and struck the iron while it was hot and immediately added, “But you can relax. Since I didn’t kill you now, I won’t kill you randomly anytime soon. I just need you to loyally work for me and the Gu in your neck won’t cause you any troubles.”
Red Fist hastily replied, “What can I help you with? Just tell me, I, Red Fist will get it done as long as you don’t let that whatever thing kill me.”
“In my place, there’s a saying ‘those who know the circumstances will rise’. I admire you since you know your circumstances. Relax and just follow me, you’ll notice your life gets better.”
Leo said in affirmation and added, “You don’t have to be in a rush to work for me. I’ll give you some warning on the Gu. Listen carefully since this is related to your life.”
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gu_(poison) ↵
- Originally idiom is 识时务者为俊杰 (shi2 shi2 wu4 zhe3 wei4 jun4 jie2) which basically means an outstanding person can recognize current trends or situations. ↵
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