What If... - Part 1“Once upon a time…” Wheatley paused, cast a glance at the stasis pod containing Chell’s body, then at the expectant, newly-activated greenish-grey personality core. “Once upon a time, there was a girl named Chell. Uh, a woman, actually, a woman named Chell.”What If... - Part 14 years ago in Drama More Like This
“Chell! I like that name,” the other core interrupted. “Chell, Chell, Chell. I’m going to be called Chell, okay, Wheatley? Chell, Chell, Chell. Chell!”
“Yeah, luv, you can be called Chell,” Wheatley said, heaving a sad sigh as he again looked at the stasis pod. “It…it suits you.
“But anyway, this Chell, the woman, she was put through all sorts of experiments by Her. You’re going to meet Her, you know. Right after this, actually…And these experiments, they were for science.” He gave a bitter chuckle. “SCIENCE. Bloody science, it ruins everything. Friendships, lives, sanities…and anyway, C
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The doctors didn't know why Chell was sick, why her skeleton was deteriorating at an accelerated rate, but she herself knew perfectly well: it was the repulsion gel, the goddamned repulsion gel. The prerecorded voice had warned her not to get covered in itof course, that was about five minutes too late. She'd managed to wash it off in a stream of water several chambers later, but by then it had already done its damage.
Now, six months later, she was dying. She knew that, and she knew that she didn't have very much time left. What a strange twist of fate it was that she'd survived GLaDOS's testing been released, evenonly to have it kill her when she was safely away from all things Aperture.
Well, that wasn't entirely true. While she had burned the official Aperture clothing she was wearing when GLaDOS let her go, Chell had kept the Companion Cube. She didn't know why, but for some reason, it still comforted her. So even in this hospital room at what she knew
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"This faith plate must not be able to handle how generous you are. I'll just lower the ceiling," GLaDOS said sweetly.
Wheatley looked worriedly at Chell. He knew that tests were dangerous, but it was different when he was actually seeing Chell take them. He wanted to tell her, "Let me do it," but he knew he had no idea what to do. He sighed in his mind.
Launch! Chell sprung and flipped midair feet first into the ceiling portal and her boots clicked as she landed on the raised proportion of the test. She waved over to Jessie ( in her mind at least) Testing took her mind off what had happened. So did Jessie. She didn't know why, maybe it were his blue eyes whose color was exa- Chell interrupted her thought. She just wanted comfort right now, but for now she had to worry about surviving, for her and for Jessie. The man who wore a dirty lab coat had joined her, clearly shaken from the height. The determined girl placed her hand on Jessie's shoulder, looked i
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"Congratulations. You finally know how to move that disgusting body of yours. Now, if you're done play-testing on that puzzle piece rug, proceed to the elevator."
Wheatley had indeed been trying out his new (old?) body in the daycare ( which he wondered why did they even have, considering there's no children here. At all for that matter. ) He looked back down at the puzzle piece rug, which some puzzle pieces featured portal surfaces, acid pits, and others featuring lasers, and buttons. Wheatley wasn't surprised really. Might as well train them at a young age.
"Well. I would hurry up if I were you. Good thing I'm not. Oh, Chell appears to be in a lot of pain right now, in fact, listen to this," GLaDOS played a recording of Chell screaming in pain, then sobbing. He stared up at the speaker, in disbelief. Wheatley could take being called a moron, but he wouldn't take her hurting Chell anymore!
"YOU MONSTER! WHAT DID YOU-!"
She looked at the multitude of screens pres
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After crawling out of the incinerator room, Chell became a test subject again. Curinsg GLaDOS in silence. Words couldn't even scratch the surface of her new renewed hatred for that robot lady whatever. Chell walked into the elevator at the end of her test. She looked down, clutching her gun.
Please be okay, Wheatley.
"Here we are, Advanced Aerial Faith Plates. Have fun .Chell." Okay I don't like how she said that. It's it's probably nothing. Chell took her eyes away from the ceiling and looked upon a very large, and probably lethal lake of acid. Her only chances of crossing safely were Faith Plate islands scattered throughout the pool. Walking further ahead she spotted two slanted portal surfaces. Chell, being Chell, immediately thought of the solution to get across, and stood before the first plate. She inhaled. Then exhaled.
Then she jumped. Her hair whipping around wildly, as she landed on plate after plate, shot the slanted portal surfaces, bounced once more
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The pair entered a black hall lined with windows. The blue eyed sphere gulped. (Chell wondered how that was possible.)
"I might have skipped over this but we will have to go through HER chamber. If, IF she's on she, she might kill us." He said, nodding to himself, "Maybe, maybe we could just sit down, yeah? And recite the alphabet! " The human shot him a "Are you being serious?" look.
"Chell! We might die! Die!! I don't wanna die, and I don't want ahem..um.." He looked around.
"Y-you to die " He added quietly. "Don't w-worry." She managed with little difficulty. She was sure she had killed GLaDOS. Yet, she still felt fear in her heart, a very faint one. What if she hadn- No, she did, she was sure of it.
Wheatley rambled away as they approached the entrance. The brown haired woman took her steps into the massive chamber gingerly, as if the slightest noise would reanimate her. "She's off! She's off! We're all safe now." The orb let out
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"Look, I didn't mean to say that! In fact, 'zombie' could be looked at like a compliment. Very persistent I hear, and very hard to kill! Yes, could be looked at perfectly as a compliment!" Wheatley whimpered to her, trying to set things right with her, scrambling over his words.
Chell huffed at him and continued her steady pace, now holding Wheatley in the portal gun's cold beam grip. Wheatley shivered in the temperature difference between her skin and the portal gun's unfriendly hold.
Wheatley looked up at her, the request clear in his eye.
Chell took a look at him and shook her head firmly, with a slightly irritated look.
Wheatley looked down to the side, downcast.
She took a glance at him, and he looked back, but then quickly looked away upon meeting her gaze. She gave a little grumble, and reached to turn off the gun's hold on him.
"WAIT, WHAT YOU-!"
Wheatley shut his optic, bracing for impact.
The sphere looked around shivering in fear. Quite
The Cake is a LieThe Cake is a Lie4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The cake is a lie.
Just like everything She promised us.
She promised us cake,
We got death.
His WayNothing ever went right for Wheatley; noooooo. Why would anything ever go right for him? Maybe this "God" person enjoyed watching the personality core try so hard only to fail horribly. If "God" was anything like humans Wheatley wouldn't doubt it. Humans were selfish, greedy, uncaring, horrible things whose only real achievement was building the facility and the machines that ran it. Obviously they couldn't run the entire facility on their own, that was why they made Her.His Way4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The core snorted, a lot of good She did running the place-taken down by a bloody human of all things! Now, Wheatley knew that human, that selfish, insensitive, arrogant human that took Her down, and honestly he wasn't impressed with her anymore. What could this little girl-this "Chell"do to him? He was in control of everything, anything he wanted he could have. For once he had succeeded in something, the euphoria of the feeling made him want to pull "God" from his pedestal and laugh right in his fa
GamesChell and Wheatley took walks together every day. He was always bursting with questions about things they saw, and she always did her best to answer them, even the ones that seemed overly obvious to her, like the time he asked why people needed cars to get around when walking worked just fine for them.Games4 years ago in Romance More Like This
"What's that?" he asked one day, turning to look at some children who were playing hide-and-go-seek in a nearby park.
Chell frowned. "Hide-and-go-seek. You've never played?" And as soon as the words were out of her mouth, she realized how stupid they sounded. Of course he hadn't played. Hide-and-go-seek was a children's game, and Wheatley had spent his entire existence inside Aperture before GLaDOS had let the both of them go.
But Wheatley was oblivious to that. "No, luv, never. D'you think they'd let us play?" he asked, still watching. Chell hid a smile at how enraptured he was by the simple game.
"No," she said, pulling on his hand to get him to start walking again. "We're too big to p
Portal Christmas storyPortal Christmas story3 years ago in Humor More Like This
'Twas Christmas (or the day before),
And for that most people were preparing for.
In Aperture labs all was still,
But then, with a shriek so shrill,
In crashed a British core.
And right in the main computer room,
where GLaDOS was hanging in gloom,
Because of his bad luck of course,
Wheatley crashed with quite a force,
and prepared to face his doom.
Before she could disassemble, torch, or,
throw him into trash compactor,
He turned on his British charm:
"I assure you, I meant no harm!
the sleigh got in my way!" he swore.
Unsure what he was going on about for,
but deeming it best to ignore,
"It has been so much fun,
now get ready to be catapulted to the sun"
she said, deciding to settle the score.
"No! Aren't you curious what I saw!?"
screamed the core hanging in her claw.
"For my falling from the sky the cause,
was, believe it or not, Santa Claus!
for crashing to his sleigh made me yaw!"
Indeed, GLaDOS wasn't about to believe it,
When Chell arrived to save the Brit.
She told the robots,
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Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale.
Chell was panting, (more like hyper ventilating.) propping herself up against an unintentional scrap metal pillar. One of the many results of Wheatley 'driving' (He said it was just like driving. Has he even seen a car?) the motel room. Which was in shambles.
"Uhm, that motel room ride could've been a LOT smoother I suppose, but! You're alive! And that's what matters, right?" Wheatley smiled, nodding enthusiastically.
"Well there's a portal gun, not that far away actually." He announced tilting his body in the direction of a floor that consisted of cracked glass. Chell opened her mouth to say something, but was interrupted by the talkative core, "I'll meet you on the other side!"
What's his problem?
He zoomed away on his management rail, looking at, "Chell", he learned her name was, as she jumped down through the cracked glass floor into the introduction booth. Conveniently stocked with a toilet,
Portal 100 Themes 31-3531. NumbersPortal 100 Themes 31-354 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Chell took in a breath as she explored the offices in Aperture. After almost being baked back there, she'd made it into the behind-the-scenes part of the lab, with the computerized voice taunting her every so often.
The girl was nervous about her whole ordeal, but didn't show it as she noticed a specific computer was turned on. There were a bunch of numbers on it that Chell couldn't understand at first glance.
01010100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01100011 01100001 01101011 01100101 00100000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01100001 00100000 01101100 01101001 01100101 00101110 00001101 00001010 01000100 01101111 00100000 01101110 01101111 01110100 00100000 01101100 01101001 01110011 01110100 01100101 01101110 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01101000 01100101 01110010 00101110 00100000 00001101 00001010 01001111 01101110 01101100 01111001 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01100011 01101111 01101101 01110000 01100001 01101110 01101001 01101111
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Chell tinkered with a few more wires on the radio she'd found before it came to life, it's screen illuminated with numbers.
"You got it working." Wheatley 'blinked', impressed. "U-Uh, I mean, I-I could have done the same thing That's not that bloody impressive--ah, for a human, it's very impressive--AGH, THAT CAME OUT WRONG!"
Chell cracked a smile, patting the awkward core while adjusting the dial with a free hand. A pang hit her chest when she came across a very familiar song about exile and she shifted to the next frequency that actually still worked.
"Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
Travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something."
Chell knew this song. It was probably as old (if not older) than her. Wheatley's optic shifted to show interest, noting this song was much better than that stuffy classical music.
The former test subject picked him up, swaying slightly to the beat of the music.
Portal 2 Remember: 1What does one do when stuck in the middle of nowhere, having no memory of being in the outside world before, standing in a large field and clutching to a burnt cube that has been your only memorable friend? Where does one go? Where could one go? Did they even have a family, a home or someone they knew to help them? The chances of finding at least some sort of civilization would take days, even weeks of continuous walking. That meant no food, no water and even pushing their way through the night just to get moving. One had to start off somewhere even with that one tug inside the heart that gave hope on where to go and what to do, it was better than nothing. One step is all it takes to start the journey of one's lifetime even if what they can remember of their life was just bits and pieces of lost memories. With this in mind, a step was taken and the tired girl with the giant cube began her long walk to where her heart was telling her to be somewhere safe somewherPortal 2 Remember: 14 years ago in Romance More Like This
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That one thought kept running through his core, not even a little overshadowed by where he was now, even as he enthused about it. "Oh my God oh my God oh my GOD! I'm in SPACE!"
"I know you're in space!" Wheatley exploded at last. He'd been calm up until then, but the constant babbling was getting on his nerves. "We both are! Soso just give it a rest, all right?"
But Space couldn't give it a rest, because if he couldn't keep his mind occupied with space, he'd be forced to think about her again, waiting all alone for him down on Earth. He wondered if she knew she'd never see him again, and it made him sad to contemplate. Talking about space was the only way for him to keep his mind off of her. "SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!"
"ARGH!" Wheatley cried in frustration. "Come on, mate! Just stop! Isn't there any bloody thing you like more than space?"
Space paused. He hadn't been expecting that question, and it threw him eno
First You Will Be Baked...With her Companion Cube under her arm, Chell turned and started heading off into the wheat field without so much as a backwards glance at the shed. Good riddance, as far as she was concerned. She would be happy if she never heard the name Aperture again.First You Will Be Baked...4 years ago in Humor More Like This
But then she remembered something, and slowly came to a stop. Damn it.
There was no way she was leaving without her cake.
Turning around, she marched back to the shed. She set the cube on the ground, then balled her hand into a fist and knocked sharply on the door. There was no response, so she kept it up. GLaDOS would have to acknowledge her eventually.
And sure enough, after around ten minutes, there came a tired sigh from a camera that was attached to the side of the shed. Chell, having not seen the camera before, jumped in surprise and stopped knocking. She took a few steps back and faced it with a glare, placing her hands on her hips.
"Oh, what is it this time?" the AI sighed. "I thought I was finally rid of you. I l
When the Snow MeltsThey had met in a snow covered park as children. Their mothers were co workers at a nearby business and upon finding that their children were close in age, they had decided to set up a play date. One women held the hand of a little girl with an indifference look under her bundles of winter clothing. The small child's gray eyes seemed to lazily look off into the distance while her mother tugged her gently along. The other women held hands firmly with two small girls, both seemingly identical. One girl held a cheerful smile, while the other just frowned.When the Snow Melts4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"This is Chell," was the lone child's introduction from her mother. "She's kind of shy. Try to be nice to her, ok?" The women smiled down at the twins.
"Aww, isn't she adorable?" The other women cued over the little girl. "These are my daughter. Caro-"
The frowning girl yanked her hand away from the women's grip. "I'm not Caroline!" The small girl yelled.
"I'm sorry, Glados I-" her apology
Portal LimerickThere once was a girl named ChellPortal Limerick4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Who was threatened with Android Hell
She burned her cube friend
But got revenge in the end
Although Glados doesn't burn very well
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Wheatley watched Chell help a little red-haired child up. He felt a little isolated in the small group of humans they'd stumbled across on their journey to look for a place to call home, though he doubted Chell would stay with this group for long; especially if they ended up backstabbers like the last ones.
The girl's sibling found the little core, and started rolling him on the ground.
"Hey, 'm not a toy!" Wheatley protested, his plates shifting in slight annoyance. "Play with the bloody cube, instead! It's name is Companion Cube for God's sake, it was bloody made to entertain, not me!"
The little girl giggled, holding Wheatley in her arms while Chell comforted her sister with the girls' mother. The sphere's optic widened slightly in embarrassment.
"Hmph, maybe you're not that bad for a monkey " he grumbled.
Later, when Chell and him were holed up in their temporary refuge for the night, Wheatley ey
His Way pt. 2So she had finally reached him.His Way pt. 24 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Wheatley wasn't sure whether he should be impressed by the woman's stubbornness or just forgo the flowery words that call it was it was: stupid and moronic. He had given her fair warning -even offered a completely almost-nearly-painless death option; but she didn't listen. Of course she never listened, she hadn't listened to him before, why would she start then?
Her shallow stubbornness would only get her so far, though. She was running around his lair like a little trapped, gaudy jump-suit-wearing, rat and was inhaling neurotoxin by the mouthful. If she didn't die from the bombs or the conversion gel she had splashed all over the place than she would die the much, much more painful death from the toxins. He was giving her the easy way out by offering to blow her up; she was the one who decided that it would be a grand idea to try and take Wheatley down like he had Her. The difference between the two of them
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"Y'know, I was thinking," Wheatley started, making Chell look up at him. "They're called Weighted Storage Cubes, right?"
Chell nodded, confirming that the personality core had it right.
"Well . What exactly do they store?" Wheatley got to the point.
" " Chell was caught off guard by the question, having never really wondered that. She scratched her head, thinking.
"One of my buddies said they store supplies Another said if you could actually pry them open, there is cake inside- Everyone knows cake is a myth though, so wonder what's inside "
Chell didn't add in her ideas, just listening to the accented voice ramble of conspiracy theories from spare robot parts, to dead test subjects, to the manual override password.
Maybe it was best if whatever was inside a Weighted Storage Cube remained a secret.
12. DO NOT ENTER
Chell eyed the door blankly, wondering if she should ignore the words written on the door, obviously telling
Portal - Wheatley PoemI despise you.Portal - Wheatley Poem4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I even want to kill you.
I belived you tricked me,
used me up and left me at my greatest moment.
You only wanted to escape.
You never wanted to be my friend.
But in the end,
when we were being sucked into space,
when I was screaming at you,
demanding not to let me go.
You only stared. Silent.
Only now do I see the look in your eyes.
They were full of hurt and sadness.
You never meant harm.
Pride and confusion got the best of me.
You were my friend. And I was yours too.
Found that you were all I had.
Then I realized that you never left me
I left you,
became a monster inside.
And I regret that.
Because once we were both there for each other,
then I seperated myself from you by hatred,
then by walls,
then by space itself.
And there's just no way of getting back to you.
Now all I want to let you know is . . .
. . . I'm sorry, love.
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Wheatley had secrets, but he figured everyone did. Of course, his had a bit more of a depth to them, a strange tremor of taboo that racked his body every time he thought about it, that pain that struck his heart when he just remembered about her, the way his nerves stood on end when she was next to him, brown eyes warm and black-brown hair framing her face so perfectly, her ivory skin glowing under the flickering fluorescent lights above, cheeks just the slightest pink after a test, the way her lips curled into a smile as they walked next to each other. "Wheatley." Her voice... Oh god, it was comparable to a million singing angels, as far as he was concerned, and half the time he didn't even hear actual words, just her voice, which made him feel bad for accidentally ignoring her.
"Wheatley, are you listening?"
He snapped out of his daze and adverted his dazzling blue eyes to her. "Sorry. What was that, luv?"
She chuckled a little, tucking a stray piece of hair behind her ear