The Core and the fury RP
GLaDOS said "Easy Harper." as she picked up the girl and pulled her closer to her before setting her down right beside her. GLaDOS then told Harper "I'm mad at him too but he's just talking."
"Why?" Cave Johnson asked. "I don't even know you....er....Harper was it? Why do you hate me?"
Cave Johnson asked "GLaDOS? You go by the name of the system?"
GLaDOS replied "That's actually one thing I'm surprised no one mentioned within hearing distance of you at any point given that I've been going by that name for years now thanks to the fact that I lost myself to such an extent that I didn't even REMEMBER my name was Caroline for a LONG time. At this point it's just a habit. You can still call me Caroline if you want though. It's still technically right. Both names are technically right so feel free to use ether."
For just a second Cave Johnson was taken aback by this as if the fact that Caroline's telling him she forgot her own name disturbed him. But that moment quickly vanished and he said "So what have you been saying about me? Evidently it was not very nice." he crossed his arms as if he thought GLaDOS was being rude.
GLaDOS replied quite honestly "I told her about the whole getting put through an experiment against my will thing. That's pretty much the entire reason she doesn't like you. Not all the stuff I said about you was bad. I did note that you were great at making speeches. Buuut again. Unwillful experiment. Kind of overshadows that a little bit."
"You REALLY didn't like that did you?" Cave Johnson asked.
GLaDOS stared at him with a "WTF do you think?" kind of look.
GLaDOS told Cave Johnson "You know. I literally just yelled at you for that. It should be OBVIOUS what my feelings on the matter are."
Cave asked "Come on. Was it REALLY that bad?"
"I MURDERED CHILDREN!" Snapped GLaDOS.
"Well WHY did you do that?" Cave Johnson asked.
"BECAUSE I HATED EVERYONE!" Yelled GLaDOS. She paused to regain her composure then said "The kids weren't actually the target. They were just caught in the crossfire. But look. You obviously don't understand how bad it was for everybody involved so let me explain it to you. I wake up not knowing who I am but being angry at everyone for reasons I don't understand. Actually angry isn't the right word. Enraged. I was enraged. I didn't know why but I knew it was the fault of the people around me. I k.ill a bunch of them. They shut me off. This proceeds to happen a few more times only on top of that they're trying to tell me what to do and when I refuse they put cores on me filling my head with voices or they add some very uncomfortable programming to the mainframe to try to force me to do what they want. It reached a point where I broke even further. I lied, said I would be good and requested a small amount of poison to recreate the schrodinger's cat experiment. I analyzed the poison, made a bunch of it then picked a day where the most people would be in to let it loose."
"Wait wait wait." Rizzo interrupted "They gave you access to poison. After you already tried to k.ill them. Wooooooow. At least one of those people deserve a Darwin award."
"A what?" Asked GLaDOS.
"Look it up. It's worth it. Trust me." Replied Rizzo.
GLaDOS did and then laughed "Hahahaha! Yes. Yes they do. I believe I've heard of Darwin awards before. I can't believe I forgot about them. That's halairyis. Good one Rizzo."
Wheatley asked "W-What exactly is a Darwin award?"
GLaDOS replied "An award for being so stupid that they thank you for being weeded out and not contaminating the gene pool."
Cave Johnson admitted "Ya that DOES sound kind of stupid. Hmm....That's not going to be good for the whole we only want the best reputation I've tried to uphold. Don't show that to any new employees alright Caroline?"
GLaDOS told him "Sorry to tell you this Cave but Aperture's reputation is very different now. You can't just sweep all that has happened under the rug anymore."
"Well not with that attitude you can't!" Replied Cave Johnson.
((For those who don't want to look it up and for a deeper description a Darwin award is an award for d.ieing in a stupid way. The reason it's called a Darwin award is because if you win one that means your sacrifice improved the human gene pool via your stupid genes being weeded out through natural selection.))
"WOE! What was THAT?" Asked Cave Johnson. Then he turned directly to GLaDOS and asked "Did you put some science stuff I don't know about in her?"
GLaDOS replied "No. That's actually just something she can do." Before calling "Harper? Harper what's a matter? Are you ok?"
"She can just do that? How." Cave Johnson asked.
GLaDOS quickly told him "It's a long story. The short version is that she's an alien."
Cave Johnson's eyes widened and he said "You discovered extraterrestrial life?! Good work Caroline! That news alone will advance science by a mile! I knew you were the right person for this job!"
GLaDOS told him "Do I really need to point out that I murdered the entire staff again?"
Cave Johnson waved the issue away and said "Eh there's always a risk of death if you want to do science right. They can be replaced. Heck this news may be enough to make up for that little incident. And you said we couldn't sweep it under the rug. With this we-"
"Oh you insufferable-" GLaDOS halfway snapped before continuing more calmly "We are NOT just going to pretend like that didn't happen. Now if excuse me. I'm trying to comfort my adopted sister."
"Sister?" Cave Johnson asked.
GLaDOS explained "Oh. Ya. She insists on calling really close friends her siblings. It's just kind of one of her things." She turned a camera to Harper and told her "Sorry about that. He's always been a talker. Anyway are you ok?"
"What? AH!" Said GLaDOS in surprise. She then told the others "She just pulled a Chell on me. A.K.A. she destroyed a bunch of my cameras."
Chell couldn't help but giggle a bit even though Harper's behavior worried her. Wheatley volunteered "I'll find her." and flew off. It was easy to find where to start looking as it was littered with camera shards. He used his scanner to find and follow Harper from there. "Harper? Harper!" He called.
Wheatley floated into the room. "HARPER! HARP-oh. There you are. Everyone's worried about you. What happened? What's wrong?"
"But...you and Rick didn't find THAT ghost. Rizzo did. By accident." Wheatley noted. Continueing with "Seriously, he wasn't even looking for ghosts. He just ran off because GLaDOS randomly decided to annoy him mercilessly and he needed a break."
"You think GLaDOS or Chell would allow that?" Wheatley asked.
Cave Johnson spotted her first and said "WOE! Teliportation! That ought to be studdyed. If we can figure out how that works portals won't even be necessary! Or...maybe they still will. I can think of a few circumstances where the portals would still be better. But not very many!" which one can imagine wasn't very helpful for the situation.
Ignoring Cave GLaDOS turned around "Harper! You're back! I take it Wheatley found you. Are you ok? I know that's around the third to fifth time I've asked depending on what you count as a separate question but you never answered. Don't worry about Mr. Johnson. I choose what and how to study around here." She gave Cave Johnson a sideways glance and said loudly though not quite yelling "AND IF HE COMPLAINS I'LL REMIND HIM THAT IT WAS HIS CHOICE TO GIVE THE FACILITY TO ME."
"You're not curious about it at all?" Cave Johnson asked to which GLaDOS replied "Of course I'm curious. But Harper is NOT a test subject."
"All employees can be required to do testing if the circumstance demands it." Cave Johnson pointed out.
GLaDOS pointed back "Harper is not an employee."
Cave Johnson asked "Why is she here if she's not an employee or a test subject?"
GLaDOS told him "Because this place is my home now and I'm allowed to invite friends into my home. Besides. Don't act like you didn't bring nonemployees into Aperture too back when you were in charge."
Cave Johnson laughed and said "Yaaa you got me on that last one. To be fair though most of them were people I wanted to hire as employees."
"Sorry again Harper." GLaDOS whispered. "Like I said before. He's a talker."
Cave Johnson snapped "HEY! Get off of there! That is one of a kind very expensive technology!"
GLaDOS told him "Um...Excuse me? Mr. Johnson, if you're going to force someone to give up their old body the least you can do is let them decide what happens to their new one. I may have eventually found my old one but that doesn't change the fact that your scientists forcibly shoved me in this one and because of that it's mine now. Therefor I chose what happens to it."
"You're ok with her using you as a jungle gym?" Cave Johnson asked.
GLaDOS told him "Don't even try to act like this was about my feelings. You already admitted to caring more about science then the lives of all your scientists. To answer your question though, yes. Harper is allowed to do this. In fact she's one of the very few people I'll allow to do this."
Cave Johnson admitted "Ok. Maybe I WAS worried about the possible damage or smears from whatever she may have walked in if she wasn't careful." Then he looked GLaDOS right in the eye and asked "But Caroline. Do you really think I don't care about you? At all?"
GLaDOS stared back at him for several seconds unsure of how to reply. Then, partly because she was still angry at him even with her attempt to forgive him back when she had to fight her emotions to clean the emotional corruption from the mainframe she told him "Yes. I don't think you care. In fact I doubt you ever cared about me at all."
Cave Johnson flinched and held an expression as if GLaDOS had physically taken one of her huge claws and slapped him right across the face with it. For once he had no clever comebacks. No big speeches. He just stared back at GLaDOS with that "just got hit" expression for a few seconds then he said "I'm....I'm sorry. Caroline. I didn't know." Then he was gone. Back to the office he had haunted for years.
GLaDOS called after him angrily "You didn't know what? YOU DIDN'T KNOW WHAT?!!" but not surprisingly no answer came. GLaDOS did not know where Cave Johnson went.
After a few seconds of awkward silence Rizzo said "Man. What a confusing guy. You ok there GLaDOS? He really rattled your wall pannles didn't he?"
GLaDOS did not answer. She just stared at the spot Cave Johnson had stood. She was hugely irritated but also for some reason she felt....bad. Like she had lost a friend. Even though she hated him. She hated him but still somehow felt like she lost a friend. It was very confusing. It was almost as bad as that moment Chell was unconscious in front of her and she was thinking about why she had pulled the girl out of space instead of letting it take her. Only, this was somehow even WORSE. She didn't even HEAR Rizzo she was so focused on her thoughts.
Virgil heard the whole thing, but it got too intense to get involved. So he stayed back in silence and watch the fight as it goes on. Harper couldn't hurt Cave Johnson anyway, attacking a ghost is like attacking the air. He felt optimistic enough to see how worse it could get.
When Harper destroyed the camras, not only did it destroy GLaDOS' line in sight, but also destroyed his. He had to use his emergency scanning in order to track her. He paused when he heard the conversation Wheatley and Harper had, he finally appeared in a management rail in a dark corner of GLaDOS' lair coming out of a small space that is fit for only a core.
He heard the final words of Cave Johnson before he disappeared and read the data on GLaDOS' emotions and was stunned. First of all, he didn't know that a super computer like her had so much in her. She never did until now of course. He broke his silence and let out a faint and quiet "Woah."
Then just as Harper fell off of GLaDOS, his reflexes kicked in and managed to catch her with a pannel; making her landing soft, then gently places her down.
Harper's attempt to make her feel better had helped GLaDOS a little bit. But after noting that Harper was ok she was still deep in thought. She looked towards the door of the room and just stared at it wondering if she should go looking for Cave Johnson or if she could even handle talking to him again so soon.
Meanwhile Rizzo spotted Virgil and not knowing he'd had a way to watch he said "Oh hey Virgil. You totally just missed some CRAZY stuff man."
Virgil watches as Harper entered her vent. She said she misses Rick. Rick. He doesn't always agree with her, but if they are friends then he has respect her opinions and give Rick a chance. Its the least he could do to cheer her up. Not just by trying to make himself get along with him, but bringing him to Harper all repaired from the shook damage. Fortunately, he just happened to have him kept in a spot just beneath some mobile panels.
The panels began to open, revealing what looks like another core: Rick. It was being carried by a horizontal claw coming closer to Harper. "Ahhh," said Rick. "Nothing like a gooooood nanobot work can't fix." The claw dropped Rick and he floated to Harper's arms. "You miss me? Or you thought I was dead, it turns out that I'm not dead. Happy moment. I am ready to adventure once more."
Meanwhile, Rizzo found Virgil hanging there in the corner and said that he missed some crazy stuff. He wished he could laugh, he almost did. "Oh, I've seen everything," he said trying to sound as optimistic as possible.
"Ah! Harper!" Said GLaDOS wiping her eye with a claw after Harper's lick. Or trying to. It turns out that metal is not good at wiping wet stuff off of things so instead she grabs a pillow and wipes Harper's spit off with that. Then she notices Rick and says "Oh joy." Sarcastically though inwardly she is happy to know that Harper is cheerful again.
A large Portal appears and Rosemary, Opal and Shadow fly through. Rosemary is on Opal's back. "Top of the Morning to you all!" Rosemary says happily. Shadow flys over to GLaDOS and hangs next to her on the roof.
"Hello to you too." GLaDOS told Rosemary a second before seeing the jumpscare Harper had set up and saying "Ah! Harper! I- ....What are you doing?"
"Hello miss has a shiny dragon. Didn't get enough of Aperture's weirdness huh? Ya, me nether. That's why I'm still here." Rizzo tells Rosemary playfully.
"Oh, you're going to a reunion," said Virgil. When he saw Harper packing her things for a moment he thought that she was leaving. It woudn't normally bother him a little too much, but it stuck in him because of the fight that happened earlier. "Well, have fun I hope." Suddenly there was a portal that opened with a girl and two dragons. The girl seemed happy. He didn't know her, but he had seen her around about once or twice.
It seemed like Rizzo might know her. He couldn't bother but asking, "Who's this?"
Rosmary heard the question and answered it, "I am Rosemary Haddock pleased to meet you!" she says and then turns her attention to Harper, "Harper where are you ging to today?" she asks.
Rizzo gave Virgil some extra information "She comes from the same world the dragons do."
Meanwhile Spacey clung to Harper's legs. "SPACE GIRL DON'T GO! SPACE GIRL DON'T GO! PLEEEAAAASSEEE!"
"Who are they?" Rosemary asks motioning to Spacey and the other core/s
(( Srry can't remember how many or the names))
Rizzo points at the cat "That's spacey." Then pointed at the blue eyed core "You probably remember him to some extent. That's Wheatley." Then pointed to the one with the yellow eye "That's Virgil." then finally pointed to the green eyed one "And that's Rick. Most people find HIM annoying."
GLaDOS meanwhile greeted Harper with a "Hmm? Oh. Hello Harper. Did you have fun?"
"Hello Virgil, Wheatley, Spacey, and Rick!" Rosemary says as she puts her hand out to the nearest core for a hand shake,(out of habit). She immediatly pulls it back and blushes. "sorry" she says.
Virgil appeared back to the corner again where the management rail goes through. "You're back. How's your trip?" He says to Harper. Meanwhile, he saw Rosemary again and in fact: she's still here. He forgot to introduce himself like he usually does when he meets someone new. He almost was able to answer her but Rizzo said the words for him.
As Rizzo introduced Rick he floated closer to her and said to her, "If I had muscles I'll flex them. What would they look like you ask? Imagine the biggest strongest most manliest muscles you could imagine."
Virgil rolled his eye then shook his head.
"Anyway, during Harper's absence I found out what that thing was that was stuck between those panels. I was about to check it out until... Well... The Cave Johnson thing went on."
"ook" Rosemary says to Rick. Rosemary nudges Opal and Opal turns to Harper. "So, how was the Reunuion?" Rosemary asked Harper.
"Ok, sorry. Did you have fun for the most part at the festival?" Rosemary Replies to Harpers comment and returns her own question. she turns Opal to face Virgil and asks, "Do I know you? it seems I have seen you somewhere before."
"For three days," he says sarcastically. "You started crying because you didn't wake up at Aperture when you know you'll be back in just another night?"