Super Detective in the Fictional World - Chapter 821 - The Small Obsession of a Transmigrator
Chapter 821: The Small Obsession of a Transmigrator
Luke was looking forward to it.
If the tycoon didn’t suffer a few more losses, some of his bad habits wouldn’t change.
However, it would be best if he could find a chance to gamble with the tycoon, Luke thought to himself. Otherwise, if the tycoon was unlucky and died, Luke’s heart would definitely ache.
He called Jenny again. “I want to confirm that we’ve already stepped in, right?”
Jenny was also following the news. She immediately asked nervously, “What happened? Did you receive bad news?”
Luke chuckled. “No, I’m just confirming that we’ve bought the lottery ticket just before winning the grand prize.”
Jenny didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. “Why do you care so much? When our company was valued in the billions earlier, you weren’t this nervous.”
Luke said, “It’s just a small obsession. Just this once.”
Of course, he couldn’t say that Iron Man was undoubtedly the most important thing he recalled from his past life.
Thanks to Tony Stark’s name, he had learned a lot about the future of this world.
As a transmigrator, how could he abandon this glorious tradition of profiting from the protagonist?
Ever since he came to this world, he had been thinking since he was young that he had to make a fortune with “inside information.”
With the rise of Iron Man, this might be the last time Luke could make money using his memories from his previous life.
This was the end.
It was Luke’s final farewell to his ordinary self. It was also the beginning of this world’s great era.
At that moment, a reporter on TV asked, “What happened in Afghanistan?”
Tony, who had been a little distracted earlier, seemed to be roused by these words. He suddenly stood up from where he had been sitting on the stage. “That’s not important. It just opened my eyes completely. I realized that I have to do more for this world than just make weapons that blow up.”
At that moment, after he returned to the podium, he finally said something truly important. “…So, I’ve decided to shut down Stark Industries’ weapons manufacturing division, effective immediately!”
There was an uproar from the reporters, and countless viewers also couldn’t help but cry out in front of their TV screens.
Jenny was clearly stunned for a moment, before she started screaming nonstop. “How is that possible? How can he make such a decision? And even announce it at the press conference? How dare he…”
Luke reluctantly moved the phone away.
A few seconds later, he had to raise his voice to wake up a certain female CEO who was already a little lost for words. “Jenny, Jenny, calm down! Calm down!”
Jenny was interrupted by Luke’s shouts, and finally stopped talking. “Ah, what’s wrong?”
Luke said, “Go keep an eye on your team. That way, you’ll know how much money you’re making right away.”
Jenny said, “Right, right, right, I’m going. They must be crazy excited. Bye, darling.” She then hung up.
Luke put down his phone with a smile and watched as the smile on Obadiah’s face gradually disappeared. In the end, he had no choice but to get the tycoon off the stage and give a speech to smooth things over.
But even Obadiah didn’t believe his own words. In less than two minutes, he announced the end of the press conference and chased after Tony.
It was easy to imagine that many news agencies would definitely be releasing breaking news to the world today.
Luke heaved a sigh of relief and went to his workshop to get some work done.
His obsession and the past was over; as long as one was alive, they had to look at what was ahead.
Making so much money would only make him busier in the future; he couldn’t slack off now.
That night, in Malibu Beach, Pepper was watching a financial program in the living room.
The host of the show, who was widely known for his brazen speech, already couldn’t sit still. He was jumping up and down and dancing with joy. “…With Stark Industries shutting down its weapons manufacturing division, what else is there to do? Sell, sell, sell! Otherwise, you can just wait for your shares to become garbage stock…”
Pepper couldn’t help but smile bitterly.
Of course, she wasn’t angry.
Few American broadcasters were qualified to make her angry, and this was just one of the huge swarm of broadcasters who had come out to ridicule Stark Industries.
In fact, Stark Industries’ stock price had dropped by more than 5% in the half-day after Tony Stark’s announcement.
It didn’t sound like a lot, but given that Stark Industries was worth thousands of billions of dollars, that was more than fifty billion of its wealth which had gone up in smoke.
Thankfully, the major shareholders were still monitoring the situation.
They weren’t as blind as the smaller shareholders. They were waiting for the executives of Stark Industries to give them specific information.
If Tony took back what he said, then apart from his ugly face, everything would go back to how it was before. The stock price would rise again tomorrow, and everybody would be happy.
But Tony never showed his face in public again after making such a frightening speech, and the major shareholders cursed in their hearts.
Was the tycoon really taking everyone down with him this time? The shareholders wondered.
There were a lot of people who called Pepper to ask about the situation, and she didn’t want to talk to any of them.
She knew that Tony was serious this time.
In the face of the company’s stock price that was bound to plummet, the value of the shares in their hands would fall, and what they were more worried about was the company’s future profits.
Without profits, they weren’t going to buy whatever she was selling.
Suddenly, her communicator rang. It was Tony calling her from the basement.
Not long after, Pepper came out of the basement with a complicated expression, holding something which glowed blue and white.
It was the crude arc reactor which Tony had just taken out of his chest.
The tycoon, who had never liked old things, told her to throw it away, but Pepper felt that keeping it as a souvenir wouldn’t be bad.
Compared with the tycoon, she was much more sentimental.
Taking the car out of Tony’s villa, they drove for less than a hundred meters and had just turned onto State Route 1 by the sea when Happy, the driver, suddenly braked.
Pepper had been playing with the arc reactor and almost dropped it, giving her a scare.
Although this thing wouldn’t explode, anyone who didn’t know much about technology would subconsciously think about electricity when they saw wires, to say nothing of a nuclear reactor.
“What happened?” she asked curiously.
Happy had always been a steady driver, and it wasn’t his style to brake so suddenly.
Happy’s eyes were fixed in front of the car. His mouth moved, and he finally managed to choke out, “Batman!”
Pepper was stunned. She looked and saw a black giant standing there.
She was about to open the door, when Happy said, “Miss Potts, better not. We don’t know what he wants.”