¨You realize Janus is the most sophisticated A.I. on the planet?¨ Director Oliver posed the question.
¨She's a full Artificial?¨ Jonah said with some degree of amazement. ¨I know we were running some cyborg experiments for wounded agents, but a full A.I.?¨
¨She had limbs blown off, crawled to a med-bot, verbally initiated the surgical app, and managed to give the middle finger to the aliens of Planet X.¨
¨I thought she may simply have been running on pure adrenaline.¨
¨You're asking a lot of adrenaline.¨ Director Oliver says as the two of them walk down a long, pristine white, uninhabited hallway. ¨She is the only functional A.I. the earth has and those alien assholes wanted her.¨
¨That is another item of interest.¨ Jonah says as a green laser scans them for entrance into another section. ¨What are we doing in response to their hostilities?¨
¨Nothing.¨ Director Oliver answers as a smirk runs across his lips. ¨The powers-that-be are calling it a 'misunderstanding' and are choosing to use diplomacy.¨
A door opens into a room filled with technicians, tiny drones, and floating, holographic computer screens. Janus is sitting up on a metal table as she is having synthetic skin applied to her mechanical hand. Easily overhearing their conversation she says, ¨Bullshit.¨
"Bullshit it is Janis, but this incident is being called a unfortunate event due to lack of communication. " Director Oliver made clear.
"Ok, Interstellar P.R. bullshit." She says.
"We're using diplomacy on this one Janus." Director Oliver says with the empathy of a stone.
"Those people had families." Janus says.
"A galactic war with the people of Planet X would easily claim more lives. There is no telling just how advanced they truly are." Director Oliver makes abundantly transparent. "If you'd like, a full deletion of this tragic event can be authorized for you."
She stays silent for a few long seconds and then says, "No. Powering down for maintenance."
"She's full A.I.?" Jonah asks with bewildered astonishment.
¨Janus is one of kind, Jonah. There is nothing quite like her this entire agency.¨ Director Oliver says with a sense of pride. ¨A few agents have modified appendages and our Tech division only seems capable of making sex drones that are artificial masterpieces, but leave much to be desired in the intelligence domain.¨
¨No wonder why they were after her.¨ Jonah concludes. ¨Some of them had powerful psychic abilities. One of them had a clear advantage over me and, I must say, it was a first.¨
¨As soon as Janus is functional, the two of you are going back to the Yosemite area to investigate an unusual amount of disappearances.¨ Director Oliver says as he checks his paper-thin retractable tablet.
¨Just the two of us?¨ Jonah asks puzzled considering the last operation.
¨I must have failed to mention that Janus is like having an army at your disposal.¨ Director Oliver is almost completely amused. ¨We have every defensive and tactical program uploaded in cybernetic brain. Even she is barely taping into her maximum potential.¨
¨How do we justify not having more?¨ Jonah poses the question.
¨If we lost control or the enemy captured one-¨ Director Oliver pauses and looks sickened at the thought. ¨It is much easier to protect one than many for now.¨
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Exploratory team navigates the cosmos to observe newly discovered lifeforms. Monitored by the CIA and funded through NASA after failed global initiatives. This crew investigates on the heavily armed battleship the USS Juggernaut.