Author: Wolverinejoe PM
After Chell is released, she discovers the abandoned laboratory of an old rival of Aperture's...Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure - Chell & GLaDOS - Chapters: 13 - Words: 22,500 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 08-13-12 - Published: 02-10-12 - Status: Complete - id: 7822049
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Hello, all! Wolverinejoe here! This is my first published fanfic, Portal Cubed, contimuing ditectly after the events of Portal 2.
I hope you enjoy!
Disclaimer: I don't own a portal gun...
GLaDOS chuckled sadly. "It's been fun. Don't come back."
Her words hurt me more than I thought they should. Though I was loathe to admit it, I actually had feelings for the A.I. She had been in my life for longer than I could remember. I would miss her. The elevator stopped in front of a red door. I took a deep breath as the door slowly opened. Was this really happening?
The door opened, revealing four turrets staring directly at me.
My breath caught in my throat. I should have known GLaDOS wouldn't let me go. I was an idiot for trusting her! She was going to kill me. It was simple as that.
One by one, the turret lights clicked off. I stared at the turrets. What was going on?
A quiet hum emanated from the turrets. A tune began to play as the turrets opened and closed their guns in time with the music.
The turrets were singing. Singing a song for me. I grinned as the elevator began to rise, revealing room after room of singing turrets.
The lift rose into a very large room, filled to the brim with turrets, who had very suddenly gone silent. A single turret finished humming its tune and closed. A large, round turret opened and began singing proper. I mean that literally. The turret sang.
Cara bella, cara mia bella!
Mi bambina, o Chell!
Ché la stimo
Ché la stimo
O cara mia, addio!
La mia bambina cara,
Perché non passi lotana?
Sì, lotana de Scïenza
Cara, cara mi bambina?
Ah, mia bella!
Ah, mia cara!
Ah, mia cara!
Ah, mia bambina!
O cara, cara mia...
The turrets' song faded into silence as the elevator reached another door. A single tear fell from my cheek as the door swung open, revealing a field of amber grain. I walked out slowly, feeling the warm sun on my face and the cool breeze.
The door closed with a bang. I turned around and saw that this exit to Aperture Science was, in fact, merely a small shack in the middle of the wheat field.
Suddenly, the door opened again. A large cube was thrown out beside me, and the door shut once again. I thought I heard GLaDOS' voice, saying, "Goodbye, Chell."
My eyes focused on the cube. It was large and burnt, but one could just barely make out pink hearts on the sides.
My eyes widened. I gasped. Was... was this my Companion Cube? I gently ran my hands down its metal sides, and the Cube started softly humming the Turrets' Opera.
A choked sob escaped my throat. After all this time, my dreams had come true. I was free, GLaDOS was no longer trying to kill me, and I had my Companion Cube. I turned to face the shack. A small camera was trained on me.
"Thank you, GLaDOS," I whispered. I stood there for a moment, then turned and walked away, the Companion Cube safe in my arms.
I was free.
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