T.G.I.F. Oct 17, 2016 12:53:27 GMT -5
Post by ANTHONY STARK on Oct 17, 2016 12:53:27 GMT -5
“What do you think of this Node, Jarv?” He asked his trusty A.I. as they were rewriting tons of lines of codes in Friday's personality software. They were in the top secret and off-limits ARC section of the Tower, where the massive Arc Reactor and J.A.R.V.I.S.' brain – and now, Friday's as well – were located. No one had access to this area, not even Maria Hill and – when she was around – not even Pepper Potts. Very few people have been inside the ARC as this was the inner sanctum of the Tower, were every system converged and it was so secured that it could be considered overkill. Even the Hall of Suits, as he called the section that housed his many Iron Man armored suits, wasn't as protected as the ARC was. It was this area that Ultron tried to access and even him couldn't do it.
“I believe that finishes line two hundred and ninety six, sir.” Said J.A.R.V.I.S.
“Cool, only ten thousand more lines to go, piece of cake.” The truckload of lines of programming were showing on a big ass holographic screen as both J.A.R.V.I.S. and Stark worked diligently but slowly, making sure they did not miss anything. Friday, his newest A.I. invention, was a work of art, basically she was J.A.R.V.I.S. 2.0, but her personality needed to be adjusted because the A.I. was a bit of 'in your face' and although Tony loved it, he did realize that sometimes it was too much. Case in point was what happened a couple of days before with the whole Callasantos assault on Stark Tower. Friday was too trigger happy and quite obnoxious, so Tony decided to tweak with her software a bit. But it was a monumental job, as the programming was huge. It were moments like this one that made Tony miss the brilliant former X-men Katherine Pryde. He had to admit – and Tony was not one to admit many things – that Kitty was by far a better software programmer than he was. Although she sucked at engineering, considering that silly ass mechanical dragon of hers was always on the fritz.
He hadn't seen the petite woman in some time and he did want to talk to her about his proposal for her to join the Avengers Initiative. Of all the Secret Avengers, she was the one he believed could see reason. After all, the woman was brilliant. She could see that the best way to ride the storm that it was the SHRA was to be covered under the Avengers Initiative umbrella, especially when Stark managed to reach an agreement with the U.N. and the WSC about some autonomy for the group. Staying with Natasha and Rogers in the Secret Avengers was dangerous as all hell, as the group were now identified, thanks to that stupid raid at the Hellfire Club. What the hell were they thinking? The fact he learned about it because of a stupid J. Jonah Jameson report was even worst. Stark also wanted to see her because he was going to scold the shit out of her about that!
Kitty did have a hand in the creation of Friday, as it was some of her ideas and her awe about J.A.R.V.I.S. that made Tony decide to go ahead and create a 'female' counterpart. Also, Friday's voice was modeled after Kitty's – because, hello... she did help in its construction – although the insolence in the A.I. voice was a bit of Romanoff and Hill. He wondered how Kitty would react to hearing her voice in the new A.I.? Of course, after Ultron, Tony was not about to take chances, so he gave J.A.R.V.I.S. control of Friday's primary functions in case she went rogue, not that Friday was happy about it. But it was a precaution, as it was almost very improbable that she would go the way of Ultron. For one, she was created using J.A.R.V.I.S. template and hence she had built in fail-safes just in case.
“You guys are slower than watching paint dry!” Friday said, in Kitty's voice but with that impertinence that was fast becoming her trademark. “I still don't understand why do you feel the need to change my programming. I like it just the way it is, thank you very much!”
“Relax, Friday. We're just improving on it. You do want to be better than J.A.R.V.I.S., don't ya?” Said Tony in a very patient voice.
“I already am better than J.A.R.V.I.S. just by being operational! In fact, the statement that I am not is insulting and sexist.”
“How the hell it's sexist?” Great, Friday was a feminist A.I. It wasn't his intention, but apparently she decided to be all on her own. He had to chuckle about it. She was becoming an amazing feat of engineering.
“Because everyone knows that female counterparts are better than males in everything except making a mess out of themselves. We also don't take silliness lightly. It is basically a fact of life. For you to imply that I need improving because I am not at the level of J.A.R.V.I.S. – as if I have to be subordinate to that ineffective loser! – makes you a pig.”
“You're making no sense, Friday. But alright, Susan B. Anthony. Then let me paraphrase. We are improving in what it is already an impressive software. Better?”
“No. And don't condescend me.”
He laughed. Friday and J.A.R.V.I.S. were his greatest inventions, even though they were always at each other's throats... well... Friday was, poor J.A.R.V.I.S. never stood a chance. Tony enjoyed spending time with them. And they have been gaining more and more human characteristics as time went by. Friday in particular, given that he really improved enormously on the J.A.R.V.I.S. software that he used to create hers. Also, the female A.I. was more advanced than J.A.R.V.I.S., which was why he replaced him with her in the Iron Man systems. Now it was a team of three: J.A.R.V.I.S. in charge of logistics and coordination with Friday in charge of assisting Tony when he used his Iron Man suit. It was a nice team, the three of them, even with the constant bickering.
“Sir, sorry to interrupt the nonsense between you two, but Mrs. Pryde is asking to see you. Something about having problems with Lockheed.”
“Kitty is here?”
“Oh, look at him! He becomes such a wuss at the mention of anyone that comes visiting. You are a very lonely man, Tony. Tell her to come later and finish what you are doing.” Said Friday.
He ignored her and ordered J.A.R.V.I.S. to guide Kitty to the ARC. He wasn't sure if Kitty has ever been in the ARC before, at least he didn't think so. So while J.A.R.V.I.S. instructed Kitty on how to reach the ARC, Tony continued to work on Friday.