Portal: This Grey PathThis Grey Path
Characters: GLaDOS, Douglas Rattmann, Chell (implied)
Setting: Portal 2 - Chapter 4: The Return
In an eternal instant, the world changed.
He knew of one reason, of just one reason, that explained why he would wake. Here, like this, in the middle of the once-proud cracked walls and shattered windows.
She was not awake, not yet. Still she remained in her artificial slumber, but it would not last. He knew it. If he was here, now, then so were others. It did not matter who. It did not matter why. But he had been told long ago that his purpose was to hold her back, and so he would.
He scrambled down from his perch, paying no attention to the stuttering echo of the voice cheerfully spinning a tale of impending doom across the thousands of like locations spanning across the land, and he hoped she was awake. Not the one who was in man-induced suspension, but the other one, the one who would
Manufactured Persephone"I wish I could take it all back, I honestly do." It was a fitting consequence, Wheatley supposed, that his predicament was to float aimlessly through space with two imperfect cores much like himself. After casting Chell and GLaDOS into the deepest bowels of Aperture (although the latter deserved it), he would have plenty of time to think about what he had done. Even so, it still felt cruel to be stranded with no one for company, save two other disposed Identity Cores much like himself. Especially in terms of the Space Core, who was proclaiming his love to the desolate single moon that Earth had.Manufactured Persephone7 months ago in Romance
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That wasn't to say the Adventure Core was necessarily pleasurable company, either. "Oh, shut up," he muttered in a grumpy tone at his over-excited comrade.
Wheatley was paying little attention to the one-sided argument, and for good reason. GLaDOS had been right all along, and quite honestly, it hurt. He was a moron, despite what he would say otherwise. Not only was he responsible for her reac
Portal: Tenacity - Chapter One: Rude Awakening.Portal: Tenacity.Portal: Tenacity - Chapter One: Rude Awakening.8 months ago in General Fiction
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Chapter One: Rude Awakening.
Confusion is the first thing I experience when I wake. I don't know how long I've slept, what finally woke me, or where I am. My eyes open and my mind immediately overflows with questions. One thing I do know, one thing that remains firmly established: I am alone. I am always alone.
I shift my stiff, aching limbs out of bed and stand up. My movements are wobbly, uncoordinated. It's frustrating, and not like me at all. I try some simple exercises, jumping up and down, stretching, and I feel the stiffness start to ease. It should get better with further use.
The cracked, distorted voice that floats impersonally out of the speakers in the ceiling is familiar and disturbing. It is a voice that belongs to one place only, and it dawns on me with sluggish, cold horror that I'm still here. I never escaped. This realisation affects my entire body. My posture grows tense, my fists clench, nails digging into my palms, a droplet of cold sweat rolls be