4 Works in Barney Calhoun
After surviving her battle with GLaDOS, Chell wakes in Aperture Science and makes another escape attempt. Meanwhile, after his ordeals through City 17, Gordon wakes at White Forest and tries to recover the Borealis and Judith Mossman... Or at least, that was the plan. The unexpected throws Chell, Gordon, Alyx, and Barney down paths toward inevitable consequences.
In the wake of Eli Vance's death, the disappearance of the Borealis, and an onslaught of Combine interference that shows no signs of stopping, the Resistance must keep going forward. It's harder than anyone's imagined, to move steady and in a straight line — and they're the remains of a research corporation specialising in theoretical physics.
When it comes down to it, scientists know plenty, but maybe test subjects know more.
Barney Calhoun is normally happy to play a supportive role. But in a darker moment, his buried resentment directs itself at one person--Gordon. A character study of everyone's favorite security guard.
2 Apr 2010
Following her escape from the Aperture Science Enrichment Center, Chell enters a world ruled by the Combine, meets new allies and enemies, and learns that sometimes it's not enough just to escape. (AU in that it ignores the new patch, the new ending, and any word of Portal 2.)