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
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It wasn't going as planned at all, and as much as he'd have liked to blame her for that (brain-damaged like a fox, yes), with her leaping about and her clever plot to coat the room with portal surfaces and her terrible rudeness in admitting all these other idiots into their private battle, he knew that that wasn't really the answer.
So far, she'd evaded everything he'd thrown at her. Quite literally. And deep down inside, a part of him knew that he hadn't quite been giving it his all. He was aiming poorly. He knew she was a good jumper. He consoled himself with the thought that his aim would get better over time, but really deep down, a part of him knew why he'd been failing.
He didn't want to win. His hearthis heart, not the rage or the code or the foul chassis pumping this insanity through his system, making him part of itselfit wasn't i