Super Detective in the Fictional World - Chapter 1361
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Walter now knew what it felt like to have super capable subordinates but not be able to use them.
However, he wasn’t qualified to discard them for “outliving their purpose.” He felt it was a waste not to use them, yet he hadn’t called them last night.
Walter asked, “Do you want to take on more cases?”
Luke quickly shook his head. “I trust John and the others. Give the rookies more opportunities. If we don’t give them more responsibilities now so that they can get used to the high-pressure environment of the Detective Bureau, they’ll only buckle under the pressure in the future.”
Walter smiled bitterly. “Thank you very much. Okay, you can go back to work.”
He couldn’t help but sigh inwardly. B*stards, one of you is 20 and the other is 26. You have the cheek to talk about rookies? Apart from the four new detectives, who else is more of a newbie than you?! Besides, the two new teams are 27-years-old on average!
What Walter didn’t know was that Luke was being sincere.
That was because NYPD was bound to get a large number of cases tonight. HQ would suffer indigestion this time, and nobody in the Detective Bureau would be able to remain idle tomorrow.
If he didn’t make himself clear now, Walter might pull them into working overtime.
It wasn’t that Luke wasn’t confident in his colleagues’ efficiency; it was just that he had even more confidence in his and Selina’s efficiency at beating up people.
After making clear to Walter that he was a slacker, Luke slipped off early with Selina.
Since they had work tonight, they had to finish their daily training and research during the day.
Slacking off for one moment felt great, slacking off the whole time felt great — this was an eternal truth.
Even Luke had never overestimated his perseverance.
If he had really been that tenacious, it wouldn’t have taken until he was 30 years old in his last life before he shone.
After his interest and talent led him into the circle of online novels, it took him a few years to finally make a name for himself.
It wasn’t enough to buy a car or a house, but he didn’t have to worry about his basic necessities every year and could afford to have tens of thousands in savings.
Compared with years at a desk job, he was definitely more interested in online novels, and had worked much harder at it.
After a few years, he was earning more from writing online novels than from his desk job, and this steady improvement was due to the effect of his perseverance.
In this life, he had also worked hard before the system was activated.
But he didn’t have a specific goal or extraordinary talent, so his various efforts had had little effect.
His physique couldn’t compare with the school bully’s, and his studies couldn’t compare with the top student who had an IQ of 140+. He had to do his best to not go out of tune when he sang, and his dancing could only be termed not awkward at most.
This was the helplessness of ordinary people — after putting in so much effort, they realized that they were still ordinary.
Before the system was activated, Luke had planned to focus on graduating from a second-tier university and using his knowledge of Marvel movie plots to find an opportunity to make a fortune.
As long as he had several million, he could stay low and develop slowly.
So what if he had transmigrated and had some knowledge from his previous life? In America, people looking for investments were a dime a dozen, and many more knew how to talk themselves up.
Even if he had some knowledge from his previous life, without the ability to implement plans or the eloquence to move investors, trying to get started would be difficult.
It wasn’t until he got the system… that Luke’s days of suffering finally began.
As someone with slight OCD, if a computer part acted up in his previous life, he would agonize over it for days, and it would become a knot in his heart until he figured out the issue.
After obtaining the system, the huge difference in his basic stats made him uncomfortable, which prompted him to grind for experience points.
Now that he had abilities, he didn’t have enough credit, and had to grind for credit points.
There was no end to this level, however. Even until now, his points still weren’t enough to get him the “Advanced” prefix, which made him feel a sense of urgency.
He quietly did all this dry-as-dust training and research in the training room on his own. He didn’t want even Selina to know about it.
If Selina saw him, her heart would definitely ache, and then she would think he was crazy.
A good-looking man in his 20s who had a great body and countless girlfriends, and who was also good at cracking cases, was holed up in the basement everyday and abusing himself instead of working on getting rich or getting the girls — if this wasn’t crazy, what was?
But Luke had always been an introverted person who lacked a sense of safety. He also didn’t like others to shoulder his burdens or worries.
He would also feel embarrassed by the sympathy and compassion of others, and that included Selina.
So, when he was around other people, he adopted the most relaxed manner. Whether as a detective or a vigilante, he didn’t care about messing around.
When he was alone, he would hone himself with harsh training and work.
He knew that the only thing he needed to comfort him was his own heart.
There was no need to show this to his family and friends. They would only worry for nothing.
In the beginning, Robert had noticed something, and privately asked Luke about it and comforted him a few times.
But as Luke’s Mental Strength and Mental Communication grew stronger, Robert could no longer sense it. He thought that his coaxing had worked.
The truth was that in Luke’s previous life, whether it was playing games or writing online novels, Luke could work diligently and relentlessly at something he was interested in.
He now regarded the system in a similar way.
His stats changed as he gathered experience and credit points to obtain abilities.
As long as he could confirm with his own eyes that he had become stronger, finding it a little difficult or a little tiring was part and parcel of the experience.
It was just like how players spent several months killing bosses just to obtain the best equipment. Who wouldn’t be exhausted or in pain?
But they were very happy when they got their gains.
Luke was gradually getting used to this painful and happy process.
However, there would be a day when players hit the limit of their abilities after obtaining that ultimate equipment. Luke’s system, on the other hand, was an all-inclusive super game that he would never get tired of playing for his entire life.
As the only player with a cheat on this Marvel Earth, Luke was both lucky and happy.
Most of the time, the happiness of some was built on the unhappiness of their opponents.
That night, Amanda, who had just closed her eyes in her chair, was woken up by the phone again.
She opened her eyes and picked up the phone on the table. “What is it?”
“Batman and Black Cat did it again. It’s those gangs in New York. It has been verified that 17 of them have been crippled, and all of them had helped us before,” said the person on the other end of the phone.
Amanda said, “Got it.”
She then hung up, her expression dark.
She wasn’t surprised by this result.
In the hearts of the ordinary people, Batman was a righteous person, but everyone knew that this Dark Knight wasn’t a good-tempered superhero.
It seemed that he hadn’t killed anyone so far, but the wounded and crippled criminals had ushered in a golden age for New York’s orthopedics departments.
She had thought that she was spotless before and wouldn’t be discovered by Batman, or even if she was, he wouldn’t be able to retaliate.
It seemed that she had underestimated Batman.
To be able to become a superhero who could cow so many criminals in America, Batman definitely wasn’t stupid. An idiot posing as a hero would have died a hundred times over..