Letting Go“What the hell do you mean, you’re dying?” Chell demanded. “You can’t be dying. You’re going to live forever, remember? You told me so. And that was only fourteen years ago.”More Like This
“When I told you that, I had not yet deduced the damages that occurred during the time that I was dead,” the AI replied calmly. “And now that I have, I can reach only one conclusion: I am ‘dying,’ as you put it.”
“But you can’t be,” Chell protested.
GLaDOS sighed. “Well, I am. I have determined that unless I can somehow restore myself to optimum efficiency, my systems will continue to deteriorate and suffer a complete failure in exactly forty-one years, seventy-nine days, eighteen hours, and nineteen minutes.”
At that, Chell did a double take. “Whoa whoa whoa. Did you say forty years?”
“Forty-one,” GLaDOS corrected.
“But that’s a long time aw
Portal: Needful Lies 2Needful LiesMore Like This
by Tavalya Ra
Summary: The outside world is lonely, but Chell's options for friendship are questionable.
Warnings: GLaDOS. Also, spoilers for "Portal 2".
Disclaimer: "Portal" is owned by Valve Software, who regularly has better ideas than this. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
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Chell didn't like having CARoLNE at her back. The android was a product of GLaDOS and trust was foolish. But if she was to lead, CARoLNE could only follow.
She considered asking the companion cube to watch CARoLNE and almost shuddered. Her sanity was coming into question far too frequently. The companion cube was not alive. Neither was CARoLNE or GLaDOS, she supposed. They were machines. But GLaDOS was aware and had feelings- didn't that qualify? Presumably, the same was true of CARoLNE, unless one or both of them were simply so advanced they realistically mimicked emotion.
No, Chell decided, GLaDOS was too se