Aeris was not the only one who noticed Luke's descent from space to Midgar. Heidegger had immediately notified the President when the X-wing had appeared on air defense scopes. And the President had called a crisis meeting in his office to discuss the visitor from space. Heidegger, Hojo, Scarlett, Palmer, Reeve, Rufus, they were all there. And they all their own opinions (driven by their own agenda's) on how to respond.
Heidegger wanted to send in SOLDIER (damn shame they didn't have Sephiroth around) and destroy the threat. Hojo wanted the alien captured for study and dissection. Scarlett poured over images of the alien ship and the little robot that had emerged from a socket behind the cockpit. Rufus suggested that the Turks handle this quietly. And Palmer didn't have the first clue on what should be done, saying only that since Space was his department, he should be in charge of the response.
After all had their say, the President smiled at his executives. "Hojo, you will meet your guest with open arms. Take a couple of Turks with you for protection."
Heidegger started to protest, and the President held up his hand. "Once our guest is away from his ship, then have SOLDIER move in and bring it to the Tower for Scarlet's inspection. Palmer, I will need you here by my side. Rufus, fly to Junon immediately. Sister Ray will be our fallback in case anything goes wrong.
At this last statement, Reeve, who had up until then been silent, stirred. "Sister Ray?"