Hell or High Water Chapter 33Tears, aided by the icy wind that blew across the deck, stung at Chell's eyes as she grabbed at the pieces of GLaDOS's chassis. The ticking of the bombs was clearer now; they were approaching their final seconds. She didn't dare look. Timers had never been her friend.Hell or High Water Chapter 33 by Jenovaii
She threw off her mittens, exposing her hands to the freezing deck, but grabbing the spilled components with better ease. Solder cut into her fingers, and fiberglass sliced her hands, but she was too cold to feel it, too panicked to care. She couldn't let any single part of GLaDOS escape her.
She spotted the last green board, still sliding from the impact. She crawled toward it, grabbed it, stuck it in the case – and screamed hoarsely as Wheatley grabbed her around the waist. She barely had time to shut the case before he hefted her up, kicking in his rockets as he practically skated toward the deck's door.
"Where are you going?" the young woman called from the chopper. "Get up here! The ship's gonna blow!"
Hell or High Water Chapter 32The fletchettes tore at Chell's jacket, exposing white fluffy stuffing but thankfully burrowing themselves in a crate behind her instead of in her flesh. She dove behind an ice-crested metal box as the thing roared and charged, launching past her and slamming into the wall. On all fours, she scrambled back to the air vent, only to be rocked to the side of it when the fletchettes exploded.Hell or High Water Chapter 32 by Jenovaii
The Hunter roared again, stomping right behind her, and she quickly buried herself into the vent. She crawled in for a distance before turning around, slowly edging back as the Hunter howled and paced. Peeking from the vent's opening, she saw its thick blue legs tiptoe about as it tried to crouch down far enough to shoot its fletchettes into the vent.
She backed up, trying to stay quiet, hoping it would think she'd left and stalk off elsewhere. She hadn't gotten too good of a look at it, but it looked too much like a Strider for her tastes. It gave her stomach icy spikes unrelated to her surroundings.
Hell or High Water Chapter 31Wheatley wasn't sure why he suddenly felt a strange surge coursing through his circuits. All he knew was that danger was coming and that Chell wasn't moving, and his programming reacted accordingly. His chest cavity opened and somehow he swallowed her up into it, protecting her from the yet unknown enemy. Both gun barrels popped out from his arms, and he stood between the door and Mossman.Hell or High Water Chapter 31 by Jenovaii
There was a harsh shriek as a long and sharp claw, about the size of Chell's forearm, tore through the door, ripping upward and slicing the metal like paper. With a final kick, the Hunter burst down the door and trotted into the room.
It almost looked like a Strider in appearance though only as tall as Wheatley, dark-blue with twin blue lights vertically placed at its front. Its three spidery legs almost looked muscular in appearance, and they hastily tapped on the floor as it repositioned itself.
Mossman gave a short scream and huddled in the corner. The small black tubes on either side of the Hunte
Hell or High Water Chapter 30Chell took a deep breath; her first mistake. Her lungs were instantly filled with a biting cold, and she released her air with all the urgency of dropping an angry hedgehog. The icy atmosphere was a brutal wake-up call.Hell or High Water Chapter 30 by Jenovaii
Only the force of the portal's opening had caused the chill to blow in to Aperture; now that the portal was sealed, everything was eerily calm. Hollow breezes made hollow sounds along the empty corridors outside of the room she'd entered into. Somewhere, ice cracked, muted by layers of metal.
Chell took another breath, in through her nose this time, ignoring the sharp sting of coldness seeping through. She slid her arm into the portal device and raised it from the holster, tapping gently on it for some reassurance that Rick and Orion were coming through clearly.
"Right here, sweetcakes," Rick said. "Man, it's cold!"
"C-cold in space, too!" Orion pipped. "Hold on, Io, I'll get your map!"
After a second, Orion's yellow-bordered map popped up. A few green dots pulsed on it
Portal 100 Themes: 5 - Break UpChell's eyes slowly eased open.
Her head hurt, Her sides ached, most of her skin was slightly red from the exposure to Vacuum, and her head was throbbing.
As she got up onto one knee, Chell realized how lucky she had been. If her lungs had been full, they would have exploded. She was lucky to come out of it with only pinched skin as it was.
Chell got up, realizing that she was in an Elevator, and that GLaDOS was looking in at her through the glass.
At the same time two robots - one tall and slender with an orange eye, and a shorter fat one with a blue eye were standing a little way over to one side.
"Ah. You're alive." GLaDOS's eye adopted a displeased slant. "Actually, I shouldn't say that. I knew that you were alive. What I should say is: Ah. You aren't a vegetable."
"For the record, I was hoping you were a vegetable."
"You know, I really should kill you right now. It would be simple. After all the hardships I've endured because of you. You do know t