The Core and the fury RP

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GLaDOS

GLaDOS told her "You're welcome to stay in aperture as long as I'm sane if the thing you want the most is somewhere to rest your head."

Atlas and P-body ran over and chattered at GLaDOS excitedly. She rolled her eyes and said "Yes we can take the dragon riding lessons while we're at it." The two robots jumped up and down with glee as GLaDOS rolled her eyes a second time. Inwardly she was more than a little curious about it herself after her sample of it earlier but Atlas and P-body had totally ruined the moment by sucking all the dignity out of it.

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Harper patted Sleuther and he

Harper patted Sleuther and he flew up without her having to say a single word "You have to know your dragon closley and treat it with respect and then your winged friend will return the favor" she patted his side and they flew in a circle "I was scared at first but i didn't give up, you know that Sleuther found ME? and saved my life?" Harper smiled hugging Sleuther and Sleuther purred deeply

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GLaDOS replied "From what I heard he's got a habit of helping people. Apparently he's the reason I have StarShadow in the first place and my extension the reason I'm not trying to k.ill you right now."

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Harper gave a perplexed look

Harper gave a perplexed look as did Sleuther

 

"Um....I don't think that was Sleuther, maybe it was another Triple Stryke, sorry, I DID however see another Triple Stryke somewhere......" she says unsurely

 

they go back to the lair to get some sleep

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The next morning, StarShadow

The next morning, StarShadow sleeps, but Harper brings everyone breakfast, (fish for the dragons, cereal for Rizzo, and a breakfast drink and waffles for GLaDOS) Harper thought of herself as a good cook and always tried her best to make others happy, she was obviously showing everyone how grateful she was for accepting her into their group, and wanted to pay them back

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Rizzo

Rizzo dug into his cereal like a mad man. GLaDOS told him "And you said I did a good imitation of bugs." Tripod chuckled at that while Rizzo seemed to just ignore the comment completely. Rizzo and Tripod had been the only two who did NOT sleep in the lair last night for Rizzo had said the place still creeped him out and quite frankly Tripod agreed. Even though he was willing to go in there in the morning he kept giving GLaDOS's other body weird looks like he didn't like being near it even though it didn't have a head. In fact that made it even worse. Rizzo wondered where the empty head of GLaDOS was. Probably still sitting in the core transfer thing under the floor. GLaDOS caught him staring at it and said "It's not going to go after you if that's what you're worried about. It's no more able to move without a mind then Caroline's body was before I got in it." Rizzo told her "I know it's just....there."

"Where else would it be?" GLaDOS asked.

Rizzo told her "Where it should be logically isn't the point. It doesn't creep you out at ALL that dead you is just THERE hanging from the ceiling?"

GLaDOS shrugged and told him "I'm not going to get rid of it if that's what you're asking. As much as the idea may horrify people scary GLaDOS may be needed again. Of course I'm hopeing we'll have managed to fix the emotional corruption in the mainframe before then and scary GLaDOS won't be AS scary. I guess to your credit it would be a problem if someone else walked in here and plugged themselves into it so I may want to install some security to avoid that but still." 

Rizzo told her "I wasn't asking if you were going to get rid of it. I'm just asking if it creeps you out."

GLaDOS told him "No. Why would it?"

Rizzo gave her a "are you serious?" kind of look then shook his head and returned his attention to his food of which there wasn't much left.

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GLaDOS could hear singing and

GLaDOS could hear singing and it sounded beautiful

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GLaDOS turned to look for the source of the sound. Rizzo heard it two and commented "Oh hey. Another music lover." He and Tripod followed GLaDOS in her search for the singer.

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Harper is sitting on a ledge

Harper is sitting on a ledge with Sleuther at her side as she sings:

 

"Let the wind carry us

To the clouds, hurry up, alright"

 

Sleuther nodded and flew down and flew up and flew to a turn

she continued

 

"We can travel so far
As our eyes can see"

 

"We go where no one goes

We slow for no one
Get out of our way"

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Without warning Tripod seemingly enchanted by the music opened her doors and started playing along to the song. Rizzo swayed slightly like he was dancing in a subtle way to avoid disturbing Tripod. GLaDOS had been trying not to disturb anyone and gave the turret and human a look like she wasn't sure if what they were doing (joining someone else's song without asking first) was ok in social rules but she herself didn't know very many social rules anymore so she didn't say anything.

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Harper stood up turned her

Harper stood up turned her back and free falls off the platform, arms outstreatched and Sleuther roars happily and flies up and catches her and she continues:

 

I'm awake when up in the skies
There's no brake up so high, alright
Let's make it our own,
Let's savor it

"We go where no one goes
We slow for no one
Get out of our way"

 

they fly and suddenly Harper jumps off Sleuther's back and they freefall together, her two hands against his pincers and feet against his feet and they look to the ground, she gets on his back again and sings:

 

"We slow for no one

We go where no one"

 

"We slow for no one

We go where no one"

 

"We go where no one......"

 

they land in front of the group

 

"goes"

 

 

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Tripod and Rizzo

Rizzo and Tripod clapped wildly (Rizzo with his hands and Tripod with her doors). GLaDOS grinned and clapped as well though in a much more dignified manner. "Nice show." She said.

Suddenly there was a horrible half human squawking noise "REEEE ROAAA RAAA RAAA RWAAAA!!!!!" They turned to see Bugs who had apparently liked the song too as after that horrible attempt to sing the "get out of our way" line he made a noise that almost mimicked laughter, fluttered his wings once excitedly, jumped twice for no apparent reason and then started preening his claws. The group stared at him for a momment then turned back twords Harper. GLaDOS told her "I think that means he liked it too."

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Harper smiled, "thanks, the

Harper smiled, "thanks, the song is based on trust, see when i freefalled?, it was me telling Sleuther that I trust him to catch me, and when we fell together, it was to show what a strong bond we have"

 

Sleuther brushes against Harper

 

"Ii assume you got the food i gave you guys this morning? i HAD to repay you for giving me a chance, no one ever does" she says hugging Sleuther

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GLaDOS told her half jokingly "Hey. At least YOU deserve a chance." Rizzo turned to her and said "Um...GLaDOS. Wasn't the whole evil AI thing your boyfriend's fault? Plus a lot of courts of law doesn't hold people to actions they did while they were insane. I think it's safe to say you were insane."

GLaDOS rubbed her head and said "I didn't feel insane though. I just felt like I was doing my job."

"Insane people never think they are insane." Rizzo told her. He continued. "That's part of being insane. You don't know you're insane until you get at least a little sanity back. And trust me. You were freaking insane! You pretended to be logical and I bet you thought you were logical but while there were times you were logical you were mostly just insane. I mean what was that with the tests? It wasn't even science most of the time. K.illing people is NOT science. What were you even measuring? How many ways you could k.ill a human? Surprise surprise it's a LOT of ways."

"Alright alright I get it Rizzo I get it." GLaDOS told him. She added "Sounds like I struck a nerve."

Rizzo snapped "YOU DID! I actually LIKE science so that bugged me to such an extent you have no idea!!! What the $#@% were you measuring?!?"

GLaDOS replied "The potty mouth was really not necessary but to answer your question mostly how far each person got and how long it took them. If the test subject info paper said what type of personality they had I would compare that to the results of other people who's personality was stated."

"WHY?!" Rizzo yelled. GLaDOS told him "That was mostly because I didn't have much else to test and I was suppose to test things. That was my job. And by the way yelling is not any more helpful than swearing."

Rizzo said "Sorry. It's just....that's been bugging me for SOOOOO long. Soooo....freaking....long."

GLaDOS told him "Well sorry for the confusion." Before turning back to Harper like that didn't just happen to say "That jump was just as impressive as the song. It's h.ard for me to imagine trusting someone that much but at the same time...." She thought about StarShadow. She knew the nightfury trusted her and she trusted the nightfury but she wasn't sure she trusted HERSELF not to mess up such a thing. If one person didn't trust themselves would that mess up such a stunt or did it only measure the trust the two people had for each other? This was a very interesting and kind of scary question to GLaDOS.

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Harper knew what she was

Harper knew what she was thinking "Uhm...I don't think you're ready for that trick yet, with all due respect, you DID say you flew StarShadow only ONCE, did you not?" she asked

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"Yes." GLaDOS said then continued "I wasn't thinking immediately. It's just if the time did come I'm not sure what would happen."

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StarShadow licks GLaDOS' face

StarShadow licks GLaDOS' face

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GLaDOS made a noise of surprise then while she wiped said face off she said "Yes I know. Und.ieing love yada yada yada. Hello StarShadow. Ugh. I can smell your breakfast. I hope that comes out." Her expression however gave away that she was not as annoyed as her voice.

Rizzo laughed out loud so GLaDOS flung some of the wiped off spit his direction. Rizzo jumped back with a "EWWW! WHY!" Which GLaDOS then chuckled at.

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Meanwhile, Harper was

Meanwhile, Harper was gone....(she doesn't like conflict cos she usually sees it as her fault) and Sleuther was gone too

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GLaDOS thought for a moment then told Rizzo "Do you think you could talk to them for me?"

"Who?" Asked Rizzo. 

"The test subjects." GLaDOS replied. Rizzo looked surprised and said "Seriously? You still haven't talked to them yet?"

GLaDOS told him "I'm too nervous. What if they immediately go nuts and ransack the place? What if one recognizes me and attacks me?"

Rizzo told her "A. If they hate Aperture they are way more likely to just run to the nearest exit. B. You don't look anything like the version of GLaDOS that hurt them."

GLaDOS told him "Ya but some of these people came from the human vault. That means they could have seen really old Aperture and Caroline. They might recognize me and they may very well be able to put together what seeing Caroline standing in front of them means."

Rizzo shrugged and said "Alright. How about you tell me which humans you got from the vault and I'll talk to those ones for you." GLaDOS thought about it for a second then agreed "Ya. That seems fair."

What happened next had mixed but predictable results. None of the test subjects wanted to stick around. Some of them stayed long enough to have it explained that GLaDOS wasn't going to k.ill them if they chose to leave and on the other side of the spectrum one test subject shot out of their room so fast the second the door was open that they almost knocked GLaDOS over. GLaDOS yelled after them "THE MAIN ELEVATOR IS OPEN IF YOU NEED IT!" then grumbled "What an animal." as she smoothed out her dress. (for now she was wearing a dress. One of Caroline's old ones in fact. It was a little stained with age but still plenty wearable) Rizzo commented "Huh. You know I wasn't the only one who went into the bottom of Aperture."

GLaDOS asked "Oh no. Do you think they recognized me?" to which Rizzo replied "No idea. That's certainly the reaction I would have had to finding you at my door a few days ago but they could easily just be nerveracked because they've been trapped in there waiting for their death for a while." Seeing GLaDOS look at her feet as if ashamed Rizzo told her "Don't take it personally. I'm sure they weren't thinking too deeply about it. They saw a chance to run and they took it. That's all."

Unlike the people in the relaxation chambers though A.K.A. test subject just ready to be used at that moment the last few remaining people in the human vault had not been traumatized by GLaDOS as they had been asleep through all of the hubbub. They seemed confused but friendly to this Caroline person who definitely looked like Caroline but also looked like she hadn't aged a bit. Some of them even asked if Caroline had been put in suspended animation too to which GLaDOS/Caroline replied "You could say that." These were the people of old Aperture. Poor, orphaned, sometimes people with criminal records, and all sorts of other run down thrown out people who had (usully) come to Aperture willingly as it was the only place that would take them at the time. They were not so quick to leave especially after they learned how long they had been out and how much they would have to learn to rejoin the world. Not really wanting for force them ether way GLaDOS realized she had just inadvertently turned the dangerous Aperture into a shelter. She hoped this wouldn't get in the way of science and trying to cleanse her AI form of it's corruption. She set them up in the relaxation chambers then went to her room and sat by her old self to think about what in the world she would do next now that that bit of terror was out of the way.

 

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Harper was just a foot from

Harper was just a foot from the group, on the floor curled up crying, her body was glowing a bright purple and she looked to be in pain "s--s---someone---help--meeeee" she said crying painfully

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Atlas and P-body

Atlas and P-body were the first to run over but they didn't know what to do so they went and shook GLaDOS out of her thoughts before leading her back to the source of the issue. Rizzo and Tripod stayed back worryed but just as unusefull as the bots. GLaDOS asked Harper "What do we do about this? We can't help if we don't know."

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Harper shoook and came to her

Harper shoook and came to her senses and ran back to the lair

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GLaDOS

GLaDOS asked "Harper. What just happened? You were glowing."

"Like a night light." Rizzo added.

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Harper stops "th-th-there's a number one reason i hid, if anyone fond out...you'd find out....I'd ace every..single...test you'd give me and I never would have a home...."

 

Harper sighed "bt...just then....with what happened..i was looking into the fture...i could see...how to fix what was wrong with your A.I form...and how to fix it

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"You what?!" GLaDOS asked. She was too surprised to say anything else.

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Harper looked down sadly

Harper looked down sadly "it's EXTREMLY painful when i do that, it feels like my own body is twisting, turning, and getting cooked alive!" she says crying, hugging GLaDOS, "but yes, i DO know how to fix it, despite the pain i just had, you all have done much for me, and when i heard about everything about the A.I evil...i...i just had to help" she held GLaDOS' hand, " I know i'm a starchild, but i've NEVER done that, no one is stupid enough to do that, but i had to try"

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GLaDOS had to force herself not to be annoyed with the hugging. Even she knew enough social skills to know complaining about that would have been rude. Instead she asked "Looking this up was stuped? Why? Is it dangerous?"

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Harper backed up "imagine you

Harper backed up "imagine you seeing everything, but...you look too far or keep going.....your mind feels like it will go into flames, your own body going against you, feeling like that you have a need to die" she explains

 

"so, yep, its bad" she says still crying

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"Sounds a little bit like what happens in a core transfer if we're talking about how it feels." GLaDOS said. "Just instead of seeing everything you see nothing until you've moved over."

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Harper goes back to the lair

Harper goes back to the lair "with what happened with you long ago, you need to forget and forgive" she says, "that's why you're evil when you're the A.I., your fear and anger from the past is feeding off of you, you need to give people a chance, start anew" Harper holds both of GLaDOS' hands gently "you alone are the only one who can fix this"

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GLaDOS asked "But when another takes my place they go mad too. How do I fix a group of emotions so stuck in place that they infect other people when I'm not around?"

Rizzo grumbled "Oh no. This is one of those you have to battle yourself things isn't it? Excuse me. I'm going to go find a gas mask. You know. Just in case." GLaDOS sarcastically told him "Thanks Rizzo. You are SO supportive." Rizzo paused then said "Now that I think about it." He turned tail and entered the elevator. Rizzo explained "Sorry if this seems even less supportive. I'm not trying to imply that things WILL go wrong but if things DO go wrong I don't want to be stuck in the deep underground again because there is a freaking gigantic IA in the way. That was NOT a party last time and I'd rather never go through that again. Have one of your buddies call me back if you're still approachable when this is over. Good luck GLaDy." He pressed the go up button and he and Tripod (who was riding Rizzo's shoulders like usual and said her own "good luck Mis. GLaDOS" as they went up) were gone.

GLaDOS grumbled "I suppose it would be unreasonable to get mad at him for that." Atlas and P-body gave her a hug to show that THEY at least weren't going anywhere. GLaDOS told them (while being slightly annoyed with the hug) "Yes I know. Thanks guys. Why is it always hugging with you two?"

The bug on the other hand wasn't even listening to the conversation. He was taking a nap.

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"You don't know do you?.."

"You don't know do you?.." Harper asked

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"Know what?" GLaDOS asked.

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Harper knew GLaDOS wouldn't react the way she'd hope, seeing as it's KINDA odd  "I'm going to tell you...just in case something goes wrong at all...but...please don't panic" Harper said

 

she sighed "I....I.....I'M YOUR SISTER!!!!" she screamed

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Not surprisingly this did freak GLaDOS out a little bit. "W-WHAT?! What do you mean by that? You're Caroline's sister? But she's not a star child. She's a human. And if you don't mean Caroline how does that work? AI's don't have DNA and you most certainly are no AI anyway so it can't be like Atlas and P-body who are kind of similar models ether."

 

 

((GLaDOS and her overly logical mind are bound to be confused by this.))

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Harper put her hand on GLaDOS' shoulder

 

"I may have phrased it wrong, i THINK of you as one, as i know of Aperture's history and your A.I form was activated the same year i was born which was 1998, sorry if i scared you" Harper went to the wall and slid down it feeling embarresed

 

"GOD AM I AND IDIOT!" she says loudly

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GLaDOS blinked and said "You think of me as a sister? But we only just met."

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"I know, but throughout all this time you treated me with nothing but kindness, you never thought i was crazy or insany when i told you about the StarChildren, you had my back all this time, you never gave up on me.....but if you don't feel the same it's really ok" Harper holds herself close

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GLaDOS admitted "I guess you could say I still have a few trust issues." Then she added "But I'm not insulted or anything. You're just only the second person who has put that much trust in me and I really am not use to it."

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Harper looks at her "sorry, i

Harper looks at her "sorry, i just thought of it like that because you were activated in your A.I form the year i was born" Harper sighed and facepalms "god, what in the---why did my mind think of it like that? why did i say it out LOUD to add anything else?!" Harper lays her hand on the floor i don't know, I guess its just that...I grew p without siblings and always wanted a sister" 

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GLaDOS corrected "Twins. If siblings are born at the same time they are called twins whether they be identical twins or not."

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Harper had no one by her side

Harper had no one by her side growing up nor to spend tie with her, she was alone "Sorry, my mistake my point is, is that i escaped to here to leave my family, ah, MAYBE I shouldn't have even said anything huh?" she laughs

"I just thought...i don't know"

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GLaDOS did kind of an amused snort and said "You seem to have a lower opinion of yourself then I do myself. I've already said you didn't offend me so why are you still acting like you have? I will say it's probably better to wait and see if I go crazy again before you start calling me your sibling and....well....it's a little weird but if it makes you feel better go ahead. There are some cultures that just call anyone they like a lot sister or brother assuming that liking is not a want to marry that person but now I'm just off topic. The point is I'm not insulted. Understand?"

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Harper nodded "yes ma'am" she

Harper nodded "yes ma'am" she says, "but  do you go back to your A.I. form now and try to remove the evil within?" she asks, "you just have to forgive and forget the betrayal and move on, you can do this.....i know you can, you have a pure heart GLaDOS, you jst need to hold onto it if you're in A.I form, understand?" she asks

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"Pure heart. HA!" Said GLaDOS "I have blood on my hands. There's no way around that. It's one of many things I'll have to look in the face and say yes. I did that. If my past and how I got here is the biggest problem however..." GLaDOS went and grabbed a fish which was a leftover from what one of the dragons had for breakfast then walked over to where the mantis man snoozed. She waved it in front of his antenna and just as she expected the bug snapped awake and snatched the food from her. Once the mantis man had finished up and was licking his claws clean GLaDOS asked him "Can I ask you a favor? You recognized Caroline. Do you think you could recognize Cave Johnson too?" Bugs flicked his antenna thoughtfully then nodded. GLaDOS told the mantis man "I need you to find me a picture of him. Understand? It will probably be around this high and hung on a wall somewhere." She held her hands out at a specific distance from each other for a size comparison. The mantis man made a grumble of acknowledgement and buzzed off down one of the many giant pits. A little later he came back with a picture that featured both Cave Johnson in front and Caroline who stood behind him supportively. GLaDOS took the picture from Bugs with a thank you then turned to Harper and said "You see this man here? This is the guy who did it to me. This is the guy who had me turned into GLaDOS without my permission. This is Cave Johnson. The guy I'm going to have more trouble forgiving than anyone else in this entire facility. I'm hopeing that if I keep his image near by while I'm trying to cleanse the mainframe it will help me stay focused on what I'm trying to do and not....you know....throw everyone here in a test chamber or something. Maybe Rizzo had the right idea. If anyone wants to temporarily leave as a precaution do it now."

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Harper shook her head "I'm not leaving my half sister, if i have to hidemaking sure you're ok i'll do so " Harper cried hugging GLaDOS, "please sis?" she asked nuzzling GLaDOS' chest

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GLaDOS replied "It was an offer. Not an order. If you think staying through it is worth the risk then you may stay."

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"Only to give you strength

"Only to give you strength sis, I  can be a reminder that there ARE people who really love you and are there for you and always will" she says sobbing and hugs her once more "you don't have to do this if you don't want to, it IS your choice

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GLaDOS

GLaDOS told her "Yes I do. If I don't that thing is a ticking time bomb. Even if I never plug myself into the mainframe some idiot core would eventually give it a try and it would turn them into the monster I was. I can't just let all those bad emotions sit there."