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The Opening of the Grand Show

Chapter 3: The Opening of the Grand Show

The patrolling security guard was none other than Dean, who had disguised himself with a disguise technique.

As for the real security guard, he is currently tied up in the bathroom, and by the time he wakes up, everything will probably be over.

Dean walks around inside the museum while observing the changes in the officers’ positions in different corridors, deciding whether there is a need to adjust the plan or change the route.

As the expected time gets closer, Dean’s anticipation grows stronger.

The last time he came to the museum, it was not as simple as walking around and leaving. He also made a lot of preparations secretly to ensure that today’s operation could go smoothly.

“It’s good not to be taken seriously. The traps I set up before are still intact. The police didn’t conduct a thorough search of the museum, Fortunately, I still tried to make the trap more hidden.”

After confirming the safety of his setup, Dean proceeded towards the central exhibition hall on the top floor.

In addition to hundreds of guards and security personnel, there are also nearly thousands of visitors spread across the upper and lower floors and more than twenty large exhibition halls in the Art Museum.

Although the notice of the Phantom Thief Kid only mentioned the target as the “Tears of an Angel,” security measures in other exhibition halls should not be ignored either.

Each exhibition hall should have at least two security guards, and all entrances, exits, and important halls need to be monitored.

Not to mention, the location where the Tears of an Angel is being kept requires the most guards.

As a result, there was a shortage of available manpower, especially the part responsible for patrolling.

Therefore, the patrol guards didn’t work in groups, making it easier for Dean to blend in with the security personnel.

After all, who could have known that the Phantom Thief Kid was an expert in disguise?

Even in the eyes of most GCPD officers, using so many resources to deal with a mere thief seemed extreme.

The only thief in Gotham who can receive much attention is Catwoman.

Is it possible that this unknown Phantom Thief Kid is even stronger than her?

The Tears of an Angel ruby was placed in the central exhibition hall on the top floor.

Over ten undercover officers blend in with the visitors, intentionally surrounding the glass display case containing the ruby.

If anyone tries to approach the display case, they will be closely monitored.

Gordon and Harvey had also moved to this location from the entrance.

“If the Phantom Thief Kid doesn’t show up today, can we consider that we fell for that bastard’s prank?”

Harvey looked at the hundreds of people in the exhibition hall and said.

“It’s already 9:10. I haven’t had a good night’s sleep for days because of that damn letter!”

“Jim, I’m telling you, if there’s still no sign of anything by ten o’clock, I’m leaving.”

He looks at Gordon with an annoyed expression on his face.

“If it’s really just a prank, I would feel more at ease.”

Gordon said it seriously.

At that moment, Gordon was unaware that Phantom Thief Kid was less than twenty meters away from them, although there were several display cabinets in the middle to make the distance seem close.

Dean looked at Gordon and Harvey out of the corner of his eye while pretending to admire the pearl necklace in front of him.

He is no longer disguised as a security guard but has now disguised himself as an ordinary visitor.

A security guard running into the central exhibition hall outside his assigned area would be too suspicious.

In the same way, it is also suspicious for ordinary visitors to wander around the different guard positions if they don’t take a good look.

That’s why Dean pretended to be a security guard before.

He glanced at his watch—21:29, and the second hand had already moved halfway.

“The time is just right, the police, reporters, and audience are all here, and the performance should begin.”

Dean took out a small remote control and pressed a button. The trap that had been installed in the electrical room activated instantly.

Instantly, all the lights in the museum went out, leaving it in the dark.

Both Gordon and Harvey felt a shock in their hearts, they knew this was no accident.

The Phantom Thief Kid was making his move.

“Guards, quickly check the situation with the Tears of an Angel!”

Gordon immediately ordered the dozen or so guards at the scene, and then he ran towards the display case.

“Reporting, Chief. The ruby hasn’t been stolen yet, and we haven’t found any trace of Phantom Thief Kid at the moment!”

The guard, who had been hiding near the display case, quickly approached and surrounded it, then loaded his gun, ready to fire at any moment.

Just then, a noise came from the direction of the French windows, not far away.

“Ah! What’s outside the window?”

“That looks like a big white bird!”

“But why do I feel like that’s a person?”

A group of ordinary visitors gathered there, pointing outside the window in amazement.

Gordon, who was halfway to the window, heard the noise and immediately recalled the mysterious line from Kid’s notice letter.

When the flipped L appears on top of the tower, the silver wings will descend, guided by the moonlight.

Thinking about it carefully, he realized that the floor-to-ceiling window faced east, which was exactly where the moon rises.

Gordon immediately changed direction and rushed towards the window.

“GCPD! It’s dangerous here, civilians, move away quickly!”

Gordon reached the floor-to-ceiling window, shouting to drive away the crowd gathered there, and pushed his way to the front to look up outside the window.

And then he saw in the night sky, a flawless figure gliding through the air, descending towards the museum.

On both sides of the figure, wings spread out, several meters wide, resembling a pair of white wings.

But it is impossible for a person to grow wings out of thin air. Gordon knew that it was most probably some kind of glider device, similar to what Batman often used.

A round of bright moon just hung in the sky above the figure, casting its bright moonlight upon him.

He stood out as the most dazzling appearance in the night sky, impossible to ignore.

From a distance, it appeared as if the figure was flying down from the moon itself.

“We’ve spotted Phantom Thief Kid, He’s outside the museum. Leave a few people to guard the ruby, and everyone else gathers near the windows on the east side!”

The moment he saw the mysterious white shadow, Gordon immediately issued an order to all the guards through the walkie-talkie.

With Gordon’s command, all the police officers in the museum ran into action, rushing towards the windows on their respective floors.

More than a dozen guards in the central exhibition hall moved towards Gordon, leaving only four guards to continue guarding the gem.

Inside the exhibition hall, hundreds of confused visitors watched as the police suddenly appeared, and whispers began to spread.

“What’s happening? Why are there GCPD officers in the museum?”

“I have no idea, maybe there’s a case going on here?”

“I think I just saw Commissioner Gordon. If even he’s here, it must be something serious.”

“It must be related to that white bird in the sky! Maybe Gotham has a new supervillain.”

Not only the visitors in the top-floor exhibit hall but also those on other floors noticed the white figure outside the window, and they all gathered at the windows to watch.


DC: Phantom Thief Kid

DC: Phantom Thief Kid

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Status: Ongoing Type: , Author: Released: 2023 Native Language: English
A talented young man who unexpectedly finds himself in the extraordinary world of DC Comics, a universe he didn't know much about. He was forced to take on the identity of a thief known as Phantom Thief Kid, a renowned master thief with irresistible charisma and a mysterious nature. As the Phantom Thief Kid immerses himself in this new reality, he discovers that he must possess a unique set of skills and talents that make him both strong and dangerous to survive in this unknown world. This mysterious charisma becomes his most powerful weapon, allowing him to manipulate situations and influence the people around him. Phantom Thief Kid trained himself in the art of thievery and went after valuable things all over the DC Universe. His amazing skills, charming personality, and tendency to stay out of reach quickly draw the attention of superheroes and supervillains. ... Disclaimer: I don't own any of the characters or the fanfic i was merely translating this. Ps: Ccto to the book cover's owner... Note: I used Image AI with my own prompt to create my cover art. Support:
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