In the secret factory of Hammer Industries in Queens, New York, hundreds of empty Iron Man Armors are suspended from the assembly line. With Tony Stark’s Iron Man Armor as a reference, Hammer Industries can easily make the outer structure of the Iron Man Armor.
But their similar appearance is the only thing that is similar. There are no micro Arc Reactors, no advanced operating systems, and these Iron Man Armors are just a few more expensive iron bumps. These Iron Man Armors would have only been hidden in this plant indefinitely without a stable and huge energy source and a sophisticated and humane operating system. However, all this has changed since Ivan appeared.
“Hey! Ivan, how is the progress?” Justin Hammer came to the factory under the protection of several bodyguards and asked Ivan, who was working under an Iron Man Armor.
“It’s all garbage. I need to rewrite the entire structure of the system.” Without raising his head, Ivan rapped his fingers on the keyboard in front of him.
“Uh, garbage…” Justin Hammer was embarrassed to hear Ivan degrading his products. But he can only bear it because he needs Ivan’s technology to help him make a comeback.
“You will need the highest authority and password for that. I call someone…”
“Looks like you’ve got it when I didn’t say…” Justin Hammer was even more embarrassed to see Ivan get access so easily.
“Leave everything here to me. What are you even going to do here? Tony Stark is our common enemy and I will help you create the perfect Iron Man Regiment.” Not wanting Justin to bother him again, Ivan walked away from the computer and said to him faintly. Of course, he would create the Iron Man Regiment, but instead of pleasing Justin Hammer and the US military, he would kill Tony Stark with the Iron Man Regiments.
“Oh! Then I will wait for your good news!” If he stays here any longer, he might get mad at Ivan, so Justin left the factory in Ivan’s hands.
“Tony Stark, the gift I have prepared for you will soon be created.”
Like any other peaceful night, Lin Rui incarnates as Mirage Knight and was wandering in the busy streets of New York. Although the mainline quest issued before by the system has been completed, Lin Rui has also developed the habit of robbing the streets of crimes and protecting civilians. Moreover, he recently had some troubles and came out to teach the bad guys to vent his frustration.
“Huhh~The matter regarding Tony can’t be dragged any more. I will go see him tomorrow. Anyway, I have been sick at home for two days. I will make myself look more serious tomorrow.” Just after taking care of a few robbers who were robbing an old man’s things. Lin Rui sits on the top of a building and looks at the lights below. In order to make sure that Tony doesn’t suspect him, Lin Rui specially exchanged a kind of truancy capsule from the system shop that will make him look as if he is having a serious illness.
Just as Lin Rui was sitting on the roof thinking, his cell phone in his pocket rang. It was the cell phone he used as Mirage Knight.
“Hm? Daredevil, what is it?” Seeing the caller ID, Lin Rui answered the phone with some curiosity.
Since the accident with vampires, Matt had said that he has to give himself a vacation and then he will fight with his intent and spirit with Wilson. But this was only a few days ago. Has Wilson done something big?
“Mirage Knight, my identity is exposed.” However, Daredevil’s next words made Lin Rui’s eyebrows wrinkle tightly.
Remembering the exposure of Peter Spiderman’s identity, Lin Rui then asked, “Who is the other party? Not Tony Stark again?”
“Mr. Stark? No, it’s an organization called SHIELD. They didn’t explain too much to me and just invited me to join their organization.” Matt denied Lin Rui’s guess on the phone and then gave Lin Rui an unexpected answer.
“S.H.I.E.L.D.? How did they find you? But it doesn’t matter.” Hearing Matt’s answer, Lin Rui’s brow wrinkled even tighter.
“Well? Mirage Knight, do you know them? Hearing Lin Rui’s murmur, Matt continued on the other end of the phone.
“Daredevil, let’s talk about that later. Now that they have found you, they should not be too far from me. I’ll hang up first.” Without giving any explanation to Matt on the phone, Lin Rui quickly hung up. Because he has noticed some movement.
On the roof of a building several hundred meters high, the wind generated by the airflow wantonly blows on Lin Rui. Below, the bustling neon lights on the streets of New York make the night particularly beautiful. But it’s dark above the city, like where Lin Rui is.
Quietly sitting on the edge of the roof, Lin Rui operated the Insight Technique to its limit and finally sensed an object rushing towards his position and finally stopped behind him.
“Ohh! They even used a Quinjet to track me! I am really flattered!” Sensing what the big object that landed behind him was, Lin Rui, sitting on the edge of the roof, slowly stood up.
Before Lin Rui turned around, there was a sound of footsteps behind him.
“Hello, Mirage Knight.” This is a very common opening remark, but how can Lin Rui be so familiar with this sound?
“Agent Coulson? Hello.” Turning around, Lin Rui’s expected Nick Fury to show up but it was Agent Coulson who came to see him.
It seems that I am not strong and known enough to have Nick Fury personally come to see me and Lin Rui filed this information for later use. In fact, Lin Rui is really wrong. Coulson’s level in S.H.I.E.L.D. is quite high. Coulson was responsible for the first contact with Tony. Of course, that was before Tony didn’t become Iron Man. In fact, many of the heroes in the Avengers Alliance were recruited and organized by Coulson one by one.
“Ohh? Do you know me?” Originally calm-faced Coulson was surprised to hear Lin Rui calling out his name.
“Phil Coulson, you are an agent of the Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate. Yes, I know you.” Nodding, Lin Rui answered Coulson question.
“Well, we’re now S.H.I.E.L.D.” Instead of wondering how Lin Rui knew his origin, Coulson laughed and said that their department had changed its name.
“Ohh? It should have been changed long ago.” Lin Rui said indifferently. But if S.H.I.E.L.D. changed its name, does that mean that Nick Fury has found Steve Rogers, or Captain America, who was frozen for seventy years?
“Mirage Knight seems to know us well?” Because of the mask, Coulson could not see Lin Rui’s expressions, but he could hear the change in his tone.
“Shouldn’t you know more than you’re saying, you just tracked me through Daredevil’s cell phone? You rushed here in Quinjet on the busy streets of New York, when did the guys in S.H.I.E.L.D. become so aggressive?” Without giving Coulson too much information, Lin Rui asked faintly, shaking his cell phone.
Then Lin Rui crushed the phone and threw it on the ground beside him. Lin Rui doesn’t have to worry about SHIELD finding anything on this mobile phone, which he bought casually on the street.
“It seems that you really know us well. Then you should know why we came to see you.” Calmly watching Lin Rui crush the metal-clad phone with his own power, Coulson then asked.
“As Daredevil said, you are planning to recruit me in joining S.H.I.E.L.D.” Lin Rui certainly knows what Coulson is looking for. Nick Fury’s Avengers Alliance program requires a lot of powerful forces directly under his command and the formation of the Avengers Alliance is not a group that ordinary agents can fill.
“Yes, that’s why I came to see you today. I hope you will accept the invitation of S.H.I.E.L.D. and become one of us, working together to protect the security of the world’s civilians from the special terrorist threat.” Coulson didn’t beat around the bush but extended an olive branch directly to Lin Rui. But Lin Rui knows that the olive branch is now covered with poisonous spikes.
“I’ll have to refuse. I don’t want to be a spy. I don’t like being restricted by all kinds of rules. I am good for now.” With a wave, Lin Rui refused Coulson’s invitation directly.
S.H.I.E.L.D. is really not suitable for Lin Rui right now. Although joining S.H.I.E.L.D. might make Lin Rui a Superhero faster, that’s not what he wants. For the Marvel World that has become a reality, Lin Rui has given his true feelings to it. Now that he knows what’s going to happen, Lin Rui certainly has to do something, and joining S.H.I.E.L.D. will seriously hinder Lin Rui’s freedom of action.
“Mirage Knight, I hope you’ll think about it again. Join S.H.I.E.L.D. and you won’t have to hide and fight the underground forces like you are doing now. We’ll help you.” Coulson didn’t give up. He obviously knew who Daredevil was dealing with and wanted to impress Lin Rui with that.
“Give up, Coulson, I won’t join S.H.I.E.L.D..” As he continued to refuse Coulson, Lin Rui slowly retreated.
“Mirage Knight!” In Coulson’s exclamation, Lin Rui had retreated to the edge of the roof and had no intention of stopping.
“Goodbye, Agent Coulson! It was good talking to you!” With a wave of his hand, Lin Rui fell down from the roof hundreds of meters high in the next moment.
Running quickly to the edge of the roof, Coulson looked down nervously. Mirage Knight, who had just fallen, paused magically in mid-air for a few moments and finally disappeared safely into the shadows behind the building.
“Third team, Fifth team, can you track Mirage Knight?” Seeing Mirage Knight disappear, Coulson picked up the phone and asked.
“The third team reporting, Mirage Knight is not here.”
“The fifth team reporting, Mirage Knight is not here.”
Soon, reports came from both teams ambushed behind the building. Of course, none of them saw Mirage Knight.
“It seems that this Vigilante doesn’t like S.H.I.E.L.D. very much! Hawkeye, withdraw, you have worked hard today.” Coulson shook his head helplessly and finally said softly.
On the roof of the next building, more than 200 meters from the top of the building, Hawkeye lurks here and silently collects his bow and arrow.
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