Chapter 1525 – Naturally Triggered, and Gold Nugget’s Toothbrush
Chapter 1525: Naturally Triggered, and Gold Nugget’s Toothbrush
Emma said that she hadn’t heard of anyone with a tracking ability in Afterlife.
The only reason she had been found was because she had been accidentally caught on camera when the Clinton relief shelter made the news. Only then had Afterlife found her.
Luke didn’t comment.
A superhuman organization had someone who could teleport instantly; it wouldn’t be strange if it had someone with a tracking ability.
For example, he used a gun every day, but was it his strongest weapon?
In this world, who wouldn’t keep some trump cards close to their chest? They might be in a desperate situation someday!
Only when he sent Emma away would he be able to confirm if Afterlife had a superhuman tracker.
In the future, even if Emma was caught and brought back, he could still find a way to rescue her, and investigate this organization at the same time.
Emma had an extraordinary gift, and Afterlife would definitely be unwilling to give her up, but not to the point of coercing her.
Also, Luke couldn’t accompany Emma 24/7. He couldn’t guard against Gordon, who could teleport.
After talking to Emma, he walked away and made a few calls. A car soon arrived, and they went straight to the garage on the first floor.
After Emma and her two sons got into the car, Skye and Luke went to the garage door and watched the car leave.
After Luke closed the garage door, he looked at Skye. “There was something on your mind just now. Now that Emma is gone, can you tell me?”
Skye hesitated for a moment before she nodded. “That, when Emma used her power just now,, I… felt something.”
‘When Luke heard this, he stopped her. “Let’s talk in the study.”
This was much more troublesome than Emma’s matter.
He had only met Emma a few times at the relief shelter. After confirming that she was a neutral yellow and wasn’t a bad person, he hadn’t paid much attention.
But he had known Skye for a while. She was a hardcore fan of Batman and had a good character.
He couldn’t deal with her as casually as he had with Emma.
It could only be said that this was how important fate was.
Closing the door of the study, Luke gestured for Skye to sit down in the only chair, and had Little Snail send over a pot of coffee.
He poured the coffee unhurriedly and put it on the table. He didn’t rush Skye, but picked up a cup and drank it.
He was giving Skye time to adjust.
He only drank two mouthfuls of coffee when Skye said, “Luke, my body… doesn’t feel right.”
Luke put down his coffee. “Tell me.”
Skye slowly stretched out her hands. “I’ve been feeling something ever since Emma exploded with fire at the relief shelter. Look..”
Luke noticed that her hands were shaking slightly.
Narrowing his eyes for two seconds, he stretched out a finger and lightly touched her arm.
His finger trembled the moment he touched Skye’s arm.
Instead of withdrawing it immediately, he closed his eyes and experienced it for a moment before he drew his finger back. His expression turned solemn. “Can you control it?”
During this short contact, he had already sensed that Skye’s hands weren’t shaking — instead, they were vibrating.
The vibration could even affect Luke’s body at the slightest touch. It definitely wasn’t an ordinary vibration.
Connecting it to Emma’s power, there was only one answer: Skye was also an Inhuman and had a superpower, and had even triggered it on her own.
Skye took a deep breath and stared at her hands for a few seconds, before she shook her head in a panic. “No, I can only make it weaker at most. Once I relax, the shaking gets even harder.”
Luke never looked away from her hands.
Frowning, he pondered for a moment and asked, “Why don’t you take a nap first?”
“Huh?” Skye looked up at him with wide eyes.
Luke said, “Let me put you to sleep for a while. Only then can I confirm if this is caused by your mental state or if it’s a physical thing.”
Skye nodded decisively. “Okay.”
Then, she asked uncertainly, “Do I sleep in this chair?”
Luke nodded. “For now.”
Skye: “Then, what should I do?”
Luke said, “Close your eyes and count sheep.”
Skye: *..I’m nota little girl.”
Luke was amused. “Adults can also fall asleep counting sheep.”
‘When Skye closed her eyes, Luke released an anesthetic gas.
He didn’t have time to wait for her to count sheep. He had just tricked her into closing her eyes so that it would be easier to use the anesthetic.
He had even knocked out Uncle Phil with a paralysis bullet before; Skye got slightly better treatment because she was a girl.
Aminute later, Luke carried the sleeping Skye into the basement.
When it came to running tests, the most reliable and efficient method was to have the medical program, Osiris, do it.
Luke placed Skye in a separate medical room and released Osiris and a full set of equipment.
Then, he walked out of the room, closed the door, and examined Skye’s data on the virtual screen.
At that moment, Selina sent a message.
Seeing that, Luke dropped what he was doing and returned to the third floor so that he could pretend to go downstairs to the living room on the second floor.
‘When he saw Director George and his wife in the living room, he smiled apologetically. “I was on the phone just now. Sorry to keep you waiting.”
After exchanging courtesies, Helen went downstairs with her daughter, Gwen.
George said a few words to Luke, and was relieved when he learned that Luke would handle this situation in as low-key a manner as possible, and soothe the partygoers’ nerves.
Although it had been almost two months since the Battle of New York, the city was still like a keg of gunpowder; a small incident could spark a riot.
Clinton was now safe, but that didn’t mean that the residents here all had good tempers. Most of them were still on the bottom rung of society.
Causing trouble at the drop of a hat was a classic tradition.
After all, apart from that, they didn’t have any other way to protest the exploitation of capitalists.
After discussing the aftermath of today’s incident, George got up and said goodbye.
His men would handle the rest. Fortunately, there were basically no casualties, and only a few buildings had been burned. This loss was nothing compared with the damage caused by the Chitauri.
After Luke saw George off, Selina and Gold Nugget went over to Luke.
The dog immediately rubbed against his leg and whined aggrievedly.
Luke’s nose twitched. “Alright, hurry up and brush your teeth. Selina’s electric toothbrush is yours as compensation.”
Gold Nugget perked up and whined.
Luke nodded. “I’m sure.”
Gold Nugget bounced up to the fourth floor, which was where Selina lived. Naturally, her electric toothbrush was there as well.
After Luke and Selina entered the basement, Selina murmured, “Hey, that’s my toothbrush.”
Luke chuckled and walked inside with his arm around her shoulders. “Didn’t you complain recently that it’s not very comfortable to use? In any case, it’s old; give it secondhand to Gold Nugget. I’ll personally make you a better one. I guarantee it’ll fit your teeth perfectly.”
“Deal.” Pleased, Selina nodded…