The Legendary Mechanic in Marvel Universe - Chapter 91
Chapter 91 A Daring Idea
Otto finally revealed the secret he had buried in his heart for a long time to Peter and also declared his will to continue the research of Intracranial Transmission Technology.
Peter was downhearted when he learned Otto had an incurable disease in his body and couldn’t live unaided by himself in the future.
Despite the fact, Otto lied to Peter but Peter felt sorry for him and didn’t blame him for it. Seeing Otto continuing to research the problematic ‘Neural Arms’, Peter was worried, “Doc, you shouldn’t be anxious to find a cure! Just now Mr. Erwin and I had confirmed there’s a huge side effect of using the Neural Arms. How can you continue using it?! It will mess your brain up, making you lose rationality.”
“Relax, Peter. I’m just saying I’ll continue the research. Before confirming the safety, I won’t recklessly use it.” Otto laughed to reassure Peter before adding, “People must have a target to have more energy and a more colorful life. Peter, you know me, there’s no way for me to sit around peacefully waiting for my time. I can’t lose the future I dreamt of, so I must do something for myself.”
“Then, I’ll stay and help you.” Peter stubbornly insisted, “Two brains are better than one, we’ll find a way somehow.” His voice was cracking up with traces of crying tones.
Peter had no parents and grew up with his uncle and aunt. His uncle had passed away early because of an accident and he was lacking in care from others. During his time at university, Otto treated him sincerely and he really regarded Otto as his family.
Looking at Peter who was following him for several years, Otto was touched but he couldn’t selfishly hinder Peter’s future for himself. He smiled and persuaded, “Peter, if you remain and help me, who is going to help the millions of disabled people?”
Otto saw the struggle and pain in Peter’s eyes and changed another perspective to comfort, “Besides, it isn’t like you can’t help me if you go to El Tech Company. My research requires funding and every year it’s a huge expenditure. If you work for El Tech Company and properly manage the project of the mechanical prosthesis well, then I can count on the 5% share of the annual profit in the future.” Otto jokingly pointed out his issue with the lack of money.
Peter was amused by Otto’s interesting persuasion and had a look of understanding. Striking the iron while it’s hot, Otto continued, “Peter, you’re smart but if you followed me, we can’t have a breakthrough in the ‘Intracranial Transmission Technology’ inside a garage. You should go to El Tech Company and learn various knowledge and technologies from Mr. Erwin. Then, you may have more inspiration and ideas. Besides, you can even come in contact with all kinds of people, maybe one of them has the ability to cure me?”
Peter’s eyes brightened as Otto added, “Peter, relax. I promise you I won’t reckless use the immature Intracranial Transmission Technology.”
This time, Peter was finally persuaded by Otto.
Leo, who was looking at the duo’s melodramatic farewell, was speechless. Both of them might not notice but Leo as the listener felt something was weird. Why did this treat El Tech Company as a bus, a final goodbye before departing…?
However, who asked Peter to be the one who was boarding the bus?! Leo swallowed his temper and endured it!
Besides, Leo hadn’t made a final decision for Otto. No one was clearer than Leo about how unimprovable the ‘Intracranial Transmission Technology’ was. No matter what Otto did, the side effects couldn’t be removed but Leo didn’t tell Otto and Peter this. He only mentioned this technology was flawed but never pointed out this technology was unimprovable.
Fortunately, Leo preferred to not be blunt on everything, or else the present Otto might have lost his meaning in life! Now Otto had a goal to work for, it was better than him going mad out of despair.
Thinking about it carefully, Leo realized Otto’s life was miserable, even more than Leo’s.
Although Leo came from another world and far from his home and family, this world wasn’t unfamiliar to him and he had a cheat code following around him. It wasn’t impossible for him to return to his original world. Even if he couldn’t return, at least in this world he was happier than Otto.
The kindness he had long buried in the bottom of his heart suddenly acted up. Leo abruptly felt maybe he could do something for the miserable Otto.
He was unable to provide any technology to solve the problem with Otto’s body but he had another method that might give Otto a string of hope.
“Dr. Octavius, I’m truly sorry for learning of the disease you have. How about this, I can provide you with another million dollars for the research based on our friendship. After you received the two and a half million you deserved, you can always approach me for this one million. However, this money will be deducted from the year-end bonus.”
Leo gave a practical sincere offer and received another round of gratitude from Peter and Otto. Then, he brought up a nebulous yet realistic method, “I’ve mentioned this when I talked about the flaw of the Intracranial Transmission Technology, a strong mental strength can resist the side effects of this technology. Therefore, if you really can’t resolve the side effects of this technology, why don’t you try tackling this approach?”
Otto was filled with confusion as he was unsure how to increase the mysterious mental strength and asked, “Mr, Erwin, how should I increase my mental strength?”
“In fact, I also don’t know how, But I’ve heard a legend that may be able to help you.”
Standing up with both of his hands in the air, Leo pointed to the sky at 45 degrees. Although this action was too eighth-grade syndrome in his past world, surprisingly, in this world and age, it allowed Leo to be enigmatic.
He said ambiguously, “According to the legend, there is a holy place located in Kathmandu, Nepal, called Kamar-Taj. There live some people with mystical power. If you are at the end of the rope, you can go there and try your luck. However, you must remember, when you arrive there, you mustn’t force, you mustn’t doubt and more importantly, you mustn’t lie. You just need to be truthful about your purpose and make a request with a heart full of devout and determination. If you’re destined with them, someone will naturally save you. If you gained nothing, it only means you’re not destined with them!”
That’s right, as you’ve guessed. The method Leo was introducing to Otto was to search for the group of mysterious sorcerers in the Marvel Universe.
They did things as they wished. They talked about fate. Perhaps, Otto really was destined to be with them?
If Otto could become a sorcerer, then the disease on his body wouldn’t become an issue. Moreover, the group of sorcerers specialized in training the soul and mind. By then, Otto would be immune to the side effects brought by the ‘Intracranial Transmission Technology’.
Then, Leo could bluff Otto into equipping himself with another four mechanical tentacles that danced behind his back… With his original hands, one hand casting a defensive spell and another casting an offensive spell…
Sorcerer Dr. Octavius, just listening to this name, the image was full of sensation.
With such a thought, a lightbulb lit in Leo’s brain as a daring idea emerged!
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