Chapter 9: Debriefing
The fallout of the Monster Island Incident was predictable for those in the know, the press coverage were given the story but heavily censored and edited to avoid public panic, the incident was passed off as a serious mech malfunction during exercise that causes severe losses to the GDF. Some of the news agencies like BBC and CNN were given the leak, their reporters were allowed to cover the GDF's Private Administration Scandal of Connor and the organization's high ranking officials. The public believed it was because of Connor's bribery and corruption scandals that led to the mech's malfunction and eventual damages to the facility. Naturally it was a plausible story and most of the public bought it, the UN in particular was furious by how sloppy the GDF has become; they simply can not tolerate an incompetent anti Godzilla unit who has too many leeway for corruption in their policies. The UN quickly went into damage control and restructure the GDF and staffed new personnel for the organization, most of the new faces came from Japan and NATO members. To cover the losses, the US Navy have to conduct search and rescue as well as salvage operation around Monster Island, among the rescued was Jason Brody. His debriefing with the Navy was considered "Top Secret". Soon enough, the restructuring effort was completed and the GDF was officially renamed the Global Defense Initiative or GDI for short.
Tokyo, Japan, July 17th, 2018, 4:45 AM
Kiryu was standing still in his hanger, waiting for the ground crew to finish their work. The damages that MechaGirain inflicted on him makes Godzilla pale in comparison, if the big guy can scratches his armor or maybe shooting him with the atomic breath so hard that Kiryu might be damaged beyond repair, then MechaGirain can do worst. Kiryu for now can only stay in the domain of Cyberspace while the humans repair his body. He keeps himself updated with world news and on occasion, upgrades for his software. While sitting in Cyberspace, he sense a familiar presence in his domain, he searches for the intruder in his system and only to find that the presence of the intruder was somewhere in his massive database, in Cyberspace, Kiryu's database looks like a massive library, built in cylindrical style with the book shelves in circle and automated machine roll around to keep the books in order. He walk down the stairs and begins his search, following the sounds he heard, he could tell that someone was nearby, browsing the "Books" in his memory section. He came around a shelf and found who was in his database, MechaGirain.
"Figure that I would find you here." Said Kiryu, MechaGirain turns around in surprise and found him standing coolly and there was not a trace of anger or frustration on his metallic face, even his voice convey his emotion to anyone who was lucky enough to listen to him. "You're pretty good for an old timer. Not even the GDF's finest IT specialist could trace my hack." She remark while continues to read the book on her hand. "You seems to be interested in my memo. Was there a reason for that?" Kiryu cocked his head to the side as she read attentively. "You are my template of course, there was something about you that drives my curiosity." Kiryu suddenly remembers one of the file MechaGirain uploaded to him said that the Godzilla DNA sample used in her creation was bought from Japan by a private firm. "Of course, figures why you would choose me to come and fight you." MechaGirain nodded putting the book back on the shelf.
"We're technically related to each other by DNA. But I think we are separate entities all to ourselves."; "You seem to have a hard time socializing with others. When you first came here, you wanted to break out. It took us more than two months to bring you under control." Kiryu snarled at her and to no one's surprise MechaGirain simply couldn't care less about his trouble. "What do you expect? I grew up in a paddock and isolated from the rest of the world. It's no surprise that the first thing to come across my mind was learning my place in the food chain." She replied in snide manner almost arrogant if one could put it that way. "And it becomes your first instinct when you come into contact with anybody you met." Kiryu gently lean himself on the shelf behind him, relaxing for the moment. "So now that you're staying here, what do you say integrating yourself into the AMF?" He asked with calm manner, expecting a reply of any kind, but there was a slight hint of concern for her well being in his tone. "I'm pretty sure that you don't even have the ammo for me to burn through. But where else can I go?" MechaGirain sarcastically retorted at him. "I'll take that as a yes then. By the way, I heard that someone is expecting you. You should get going." He scoffed at her and as expected MechaGirain gently turn and walk pass him, "By the way, aren't you coming, too?" she curiously turn to him, he could see that MechaGirain was dropping a hint at him. "Yeah I'm coming. I'm expected to be debriefed of the whole clean up thing anyway."
The two walk out of the database with MechaGirain exits Kiryu's domain first, her avatar disappears from the entrance of the database letting Kiryu knows that she probably return to her body and ready for transport. "It's rather ironic now that she is truly begin to live as a machine. I suppose I have to help her along." before exiting his own database, Kiryu flip off the light switch and leave the "Library". The debriefing went smoothly for the most part, Jason Brody was there to witness the whole thing, Colonel Togashi announced that due to the GDF's own incompetency, MechaGirain was appropriated by the AMF, under the JXSDF command to better protect Japan until further notice from the UN. Jason was put on the new role of being MechaGirain's lead programmer and MechaGirain in turn will be a partner to Kiryu whenever Japan needed protection from Kaiju rampages. It was all fine by everyone, even Kiryu didn't mind the addition since it would make his job easier and he now have someone not so different from him.