That was the only word that was constantly ringing through Wheatley's head for the past three years in space. Or at least he thought it was five years. After a few meteor showers he went through caused his internal clock to break, he could only rely on a hunch. But back to the matter at hand, he was sorry. Sorry he was bossy and mean and evil. As the little robotic sphere drifted endlessly around the moon he only could think of one thing, to say sorry to that lady
If I had one wish, only one It would be to apologize to Chell Wheatley thought. The only reason he was thinking and not jabbering his non-existent mouth off was because he was saving it for
"SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!!!" A screech of joy came from behind Wheatley. It would have made him jump in surprise if he wasn't use to the usual outbursts from his constant companion.
"SPACE!! We're in SPACE!!" A sphere similar looking to Wheatley ecstatically yelled as it twirl
Portal 2: Forgiven "Agh-AGH! God. You look terri-um..." The blue-eyed personality core paused for a moment. "Good. Looking good, actually."Portal 2: Forgiven5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
That was the first thing he said when she met him. Back then, Chell had just woken from suspension in a place called Aperture Science and he needed help getting out. His name was Wheatley. He traveled around the facility using a ceiling rail. But that could only take him so far. Now and again Chell had to carry him around. He wasn't smart. He got both of them into heaps of trouble and almost killed several times. In an attempt to find an escape pod, Wheatley ended awakening the insane computer who controlled all of Aperture Science, GLaDOS. He's pretty much next to useless. But his intentions were good. He was funny in his own little way. The reasons for his mistakes was because he was programed that way. He was the greatest friend Chell could ask for.
1. After the Game - GLaDOSShe lied. Again.1. After the Game - GLaDOS5 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
And this time, she was almost sorry.
She did not delete Caroline. The truth is, she couldn't. But what would one more little lie do?
Or she hoped. There was a very small chance Chell had any connection to Caroline in any way, and a much smaller chance that it would affect anyone's life if they thought Caroline was alive or dead.
Maybe her parents. Her sister.
But nothing that could change the world.
Plus, Chell cannot talk. So that's just perfect.
She was a fraction from being positive that lying would do absolutely nothing.
This small discrepancy made her want to test.
It was good to be back, even if her Enrichment Center has been indefinitely scarred beyond repair; mechanically, digitally, and physically.
Her 'body' felt used, dirty, like she desperately needed a shower.
But that was the fresh potato coming back to haunt her.
Being Caroline taught her many valuable lessons.
Life isn't all about testing. Doing sc
What it Means to be Human 1What it Means to be HumanWhat it Means to be Human 15 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Disclaimer: I do not own Portal 2, this is only for enjoyment.
That endless horizon, the last dimension, the final frontier... featured in so many movies and tales ranging from horror to comedy, to even a "family" film...
Wheatley would give ANYTHING to stop seeing it now.
How long... how long has it been since that day he first encountered Chell, the woman who had managed to kill GLaDOS, the head of the entire Apeture Science Laboratories? How long had it been since he got a taste of what GLaDOS could do and went mad from the power? It all seemed so far away now. He silently wondered to himself as to how long he had actually been up there, staring at the moon and the earth, regretting that he had betrayed Chell. He had meant to do it... he had meant to help her escape from that awful place, but the power lured him in like a angler's lure and he bit. If only he could have a brief moment to speak with her... to apologize, then maybe things-
Letter to WheatleyWell. It's strange to be finally writing this. I wanted it to be as real and first-person as possible, and you can't edit what you say after it comes out of your mouth, so I won't be changing anything after I type it.Letter to Wheatley4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
You know, we were never formally introduced? You mentioned your name a few times, and I'm sure you had mine on file, but we never actually told each other. So, I'm Chell. Pleased to meet you, Wheatley.
I had this all planned out. I told myself that if I ever had the chance to talk to you, I'd say this and that and now that I've actually got this radio tower up and this computer working, I'm at a loss for words. Stupid of me, huh? Well, not stupid. Neither of us is stupid. But it's still rather silly on my part.
God I miss you so much.
Not what you expected, probably. Yeah, me neither. The first time I went through those test chambers, I actually enjoyed the silence. She only put in comments at the very beginning and end, so really it was just me a
Portal 2 - Spacosity - Spark"Look. Look. Leo" Space suddenly cried out, his face lighting up in excitement as he noticed the constellation in the sky. "Hi Leo! Hi!"Portal 2 - Spacosity - Spark5 years ago in Romance More Like This
Curiosity blinked her orange eyes in a confused and bleary manner, having been drifting off from her comfortable position resting against Space, her head against his shoulder.
"What?" she asked, looking up at him with a tired expression on her face. She dragged the hand which wasn't linked with Space's across her eyes to try and combat the fatigue she was experiencing. Space glanced at her, noticing her lack of enthusiasm and seemed to notice she was tired, causing him to frown, suddenly apologetic.
"Sorry" he said quietly. "Got excited about space. We can go inside now"
Curiosity shook her head abruptly, sitting up a little straighter. How could she even think of falling asleep right now? Sure, it had been a long and tiring day, but she was finally reunited with Space. She couldn't just go inside because she was getting tired. She had to stay here an
Making amendsThere was... Grass beneath her feet. She had walked for miles, and she had just come to an open space. The stars shown down through the break in the trees. Chell stopped and stared into the dark heavens. The moon was bright and full, spreading a glow over her face.Making amends5 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Chell closed her eyes and whispered the first word she had said in years. "Wheatley." He was out there somewhere, her robotic friend. He was floating around in space, lost to it's emptiness.
"HA! I knew someone was alive in here. AH! Oh. My. God. You look terrible - ummm... good. Looking good, actually."
Wheatley had been the first robot that hadn't immiediatly placed her into a testing chamber. His first thought when he saw her had been 'Escape!'. Sure, he hadn't been the smartest robot in the facility, but it was what he was that let her trust him. He was a personality core that had been made to keep GlaD0s in control and that's just what he had done. He had done so, and stopped her reign of terror. But the core it'
RegretsThe thoughts of Wheatley and Chell at the end of Portal 2.Regrets5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
GAR SPOILERS BLAH!!
Portal 2 and all it's characters belong to Valve.
I wish I could take it all back. I really do; I really do wish I could take it all back. And not just 'cause I'm stranded in space. You know what I would say if I ever saw her again? I would say I'm sorry. I'm sorry that I was bossy, and monstrous. I never meant for it to go that far. Before it all, back when I was just Wheatley, gliding around on my management rail, I would have never wanted all that to happen. I became like Her. Just like Her. It was just the astounding feeling of my new body, how big I was, how powerful, and in control. But all the new programming and urges built into the system, always pushing me to want more and have it never be enough But I can't blame it all on the circuitry. I was selfish. I was too obsessed with what I had become, and she was so tiny and insignificant. But you know, if I'd really t
Spacosity: Rocketeer~Rocketeer~Spacosity: Rocketeer5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Curiosity was everything her name implied- curious. On top of her most dominant trait, she was incredibly perceptive and creative, as well as energized and caring. She was like a light among the darkness of the rest of the cores, since she managed to out shine all of them easily with her likable personality and kind smile. But out of all these things, her good traits, her bad traits her personality and looks, Curiosity found one thing about herself that made no sense after so many years as nothing more than an AI; she was in love.
She always figured love was one of those odd things- something that happened in those books she always read, but never real life. It was an adventure that Rick would have went on, maybe something that Anger would growl at the mention and Morality would smile gently at. She knew even Fact and Intelligence wouldn't know, and found out Wheatley couldn't answer the question without tripping over his own two feet. That left the one person she felt weir
Core Chat RoomWhy the Cores Should Not Have AIMCore Chat Room5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
WHEaTLEY has logged in.
WHEaTLEY: Ello? Anyone else here?
SPAAAAACE has logged in.
WHEaTLEY: Oh dear god.
SPAAAAACE: Hey, space buddy. Wanna know where I am?
WHEaTLEY: Considering the fact I can see you-
SPAAAAACE: Oh, you have a telescope? Because you need one TO SEE ME AS I AM IN SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!
GoodNHandsom has logged in.
GoodNHandsom: Fact: The Space Core is on the back patio.
SPAAAAACE: NUUUUU! I AM IN SPACE FTYGHUGYFVYGE
GoodNHandsom: Fact: The Space Core is lying about his Global Position, and it is global. As he is still on this globe.
SPAAAAACE: NUUUU! I AM IN SPACE, MEANIES
SPAAAAACE has logged out.
WHEaTLEY: There is no use arguing with him.
GoodNHandsom: Fact: Wheatley is evil.
WHEaTLEY: WHAT THE-WHERE DID YOU GET THAT!?
GoodNHandsom: Fact: Wheatley took over the laboratories.
Betterthenchucknoris has signed in.
WHEaTLEY: I-it was the body!
GoodNHandsom: Fact: Adventure
ExchangeThey always said that for everything you gained, you had to pay a price. Equivalent exchange, or something like that. Wheatley knew this ideology far too well, since almost his entire life had been a series of losses and gains. He was transferred from an old sphere body to a new, highly sophisticated humanoid android one, so of course he had to be clumsy and trip over his own two feet once in a while. He complained about his eyes going on the fritz, so of course they "fixed" his eyes and made it a requirement to wear glasses if he didn't want to see the world in an incomprehensible blur. He was given the chance to live forever, so of course he had to be in charge of maintaining the life support of the humans in cryo-sleep. He actually made a friend... so of course something had to take her from him.Exchange5 years ago in Drama More Like This
Wheatley drew his legs closer to his body, placing his chin on his knees as he looked blankly at the emancipation grill that shimmered befo
Chelley: Mix and Match pt.11. HomeChelley: Mix and Match pt.15 years ago in Romance More Like This
They had always said "home was where the heart was," Chell felt like that saying could be best applied to her. Orphaned at birth, raised in a tiny little house as a member of a family of three who always seemed to have financial difficulties. Even though the roof leaked sometimes, the paint was starting to peel away, and the furniture was decades old, Chell had always felt that it was her home. As silly as it sounded, her new house in Cleveland, Ohio didn't start to really feel like home until Wheatley started visiting everyday after work.
Wheatley came from a big, happy family, as was evidenced by the photo album filled to the brim of pictures. It must have been nice, Chell thought to herself as she flipped another of the plastic-protected pages, to have brothers and sisters. Wheatley was the middle child in a family of five; two older sisters and two younger brothers, all of them much to Chell's amusement- had hair o
When You're Gone~When You're Gone~When You're Gone5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
She had exams in the morning.
Forte rolled over to face her alarm clock, the time reading a dull 2:16 and she groaned, pulling her covers over her more, squeezing her eyes shut as images of years ago flooded her brain, flashes of bright blue, mixed up words of statements long forgotten in a wonderful accent she loved so much, the odd copper color she was only graced at seeing near the end of her adventure before she left Left She laughed at that; she hadn't left, she was forced to go, because in a heartbeat she would have chosen to stay, even if it meant doing those god awful te-
Not even now, half-asleep and eyes burning from exhaustion could she bring herself to say that word Never would she be able to. Her mocha eyes never lowered from their stare at the clock, watching the time change minute by minute, a sullen look on her face, dark brown hair messier than usual. Forte sat up, running her fingers through her
Cave Johnson's Last"... Caroline, please bring me more pain pills." Cave Johnson, lying in his bed with an IV and heart meter strapped to him, shut off the microphone. Why did I have to be the one to try ground-up moon rocks? I pay the bills around here! I should have gotten one of my engineers to do it! Cave thought. Caroline knocked on the door and then quickly entered the room. "Here are your pills, sir," she said.Cave Johnson's Last5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Only three?" Cave asked.
"Sorry, sir. Doctor's orders."
"Ah, well." Cave swallowed the red and white pills while Caroline placed a small manilla folder and a fountain pen on his desk.
"Here is the paperwork for the three-tier R&D project, sir," she said.
"Thank you, Caroline," the CEO of Aperture Science said as he began to sign the three documents. "You do know time is flowing backward, right?"
"Of course, sir."
"Excellent. If only I could convince everybody else."
Suddenly, the door opened. "We have an emergency, sir," an engineer exclaimed.
"What is it?"
"Our spy at Black Mesa has infor