The Legendary Mechanic in Marvel Universe - Chapter 71
Chapter 71 Peter’s Sudden Arrival
The next day, afternoon.
El Tech Company, chairman’s office.
Leo, Heather, and Matt were discussing the product launch’s venue rental contract. Normally, all of this matter did not require Leo’s attention but he saw Heather and Matt studying it in the corridor. Having some free time, Leo joined their discussion.
Thus, Leo invited Heather and Matt to further discuss it in his office. He was listening by the side while preparing to absorb some management-related experience.
However, in reality, he became a perfect third wheel.
Judging from Heather’s joyful expression, it was apparent her talk with Matt yesterday was successful. She had ruled out the possibility of Bucky being a third party.
The two of them had discussed for a long time before finalizing the details of the rental contract. While the third wheeler, Leo, had almost fallen asleep.
Seeing their discussion ended, Leo interjected, “Heather, the journalist from Daily Bugle, Mary Jane is arriving soon. You go and prepare the introductory materials, I wish to have a talk with Matt.”
After Heather bid both of them farewell, Leo and Matt remained in the office.
“Matt, is something bothering you lately? Is there anything I can help with?”
“Ah, it’s nothing!”
Ever since Matt joined El Tech Company, Leo occasionally would have small talk with him like this. The reason being Leo wished to trigger a mission from Matt.
But no matter how hard Leo tried, he was unsuccessful. Leo suspected the mission function of the Mechanic System was broken!
“Then, Matt, what are your dreams in life? If you can’t achieve it, I can try helping you achieve it.”
Blinking his sightless eyes, Matt twitched his mouth while wailing inwardly, “There he comes again!”
Matt genuinely felt Leo and Bucky, who suddenly appeared in Hell’s Kitchen, were authentic weirdos. Not only did they start a seemingly money-tree company in the chaotic Hell’s Kitchen, but every one of them had weird quirks.
For example, Bucky every day was obsessed with training the mobs he subdued. And every day he was trying to take Matt as his apprentice to train his combat skills.
For another example, Leo every day would hide in the company’s mysterious basement for god knows what reason. Moreover, occasionally he would come to find him and talk about life dreams.
Matt felt he must have committed a catastrophe in his past life, for him to meet these two weirdos!
“Mr. Erwin, I’ve told you my dream is to make Hell’s Kitchen a better place and right now you’re helping me achieve it. Look, El Tech Company had solved hundreds of unemployment problems for Hell’s Kitchen’s people and Mr. Barnes also straightened out the entire mob here. Hell’s Kitchen is turning a new leaf!!” Matt as usual gave Leo the same explanation.
“Don’t you have any other dream? Like…”
Matt secretly heaved out a sigh of relief as the phone interrupted Leo’s questioning.
It was an internal number from reception. The receptionist’s soothing voice came out of the phone, “Mr. Erwin, Miss Mary Jane, whom you had an appointment with, is here. Should I let her look for you directly? Oh, right! She also brought a companion who was not on the list with her, named Peter Parker.”
Peter Parker? Peter Parker! Why did he come all of a sudden?!
This was Leo’s first reaction when he heard Spider-man’s name.
“Arrange both of them to the parlor first, I’m coming down now.” Leo gave the receptionist an order and hung up the phone.
Half a year ago, when Leo met Mary Jane, he knew Spider-man was running somewhere in New York City. As he imagined, after going through the news and T.V., he found out that a human spider was swinging around in Queens.
It was a norm for New Yorkers to see the swinging human spider in broad daylight. Leo even sighed at New Yorkers’ mental quality being off the charts.
Due to him always being occupied with his company and developing armor, Leo had yet to cross paths with Spider-man. Leo did not wish to face off against Spider-man in the absence of conflict.
He knew Peter was not as simple to deal with as Matt.
If Leo and Bucky pissed off Matt, they could give him a whopping to teach him a lesson, just like half a year ago in Mingde Street.
If it was Peter, the three of them would cause a huge ruckus for sure!
However, Leo was puzzled as to why Peter suddenly visited his company. Eliminating most of the possibilities, Leo came out with the most likely reason.
Peter was here to be a guardian angel?!
But Leo was elated by Peter’s sudden arrival. Peter was not just someone who received superpowers after being bit by a radioactive spider, he also was a natural-born genius. Or else how could he develop the remarkable web-shooters by himself?
Not only was this little thing a powerful weapon, but it also can stick to most objects. It also was heat-resistant and had high tensile strength.
Leo was yearning for both the web-shooter and Peter himself.
How about trying to recruit him?
He began calculating within his mind. If his memory was correct, Peter often went to the streets to do good deeds, so he was someone without a stable job, and dirt-poor.
Judging from Peter’s daily life, it was impossible for him to be a diligent worker in his employer’s eyes. Therefore, not many employers were willing to employ him.
However, Leo dismissed all of this, at most he could give Peter a huge salary and sufficient free time. He could reap benefits as long as he received the blueprints of the web-shooter and the web itself!
“Mr. Erwin, why are you spacing out? Don’t make the guest wait!” Looking at Leo indulging his fantasy, Matt, who was waiting by the side, unceremoniously interrupted him.
“Oh… Right! Matt, do you want to meet the journalist from Daily Bugle together?”
“No, I still have matters to attend to in the law firm.”
“Alright then, I’ll call Heather, and let’s go down together.”
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