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    It’s late evening, the golden hour, where the sky is a deep purple and the sun is beginning to descend behind a cluster of neighboring mesas.
    The rays of light diffuse into his hair and cascade along his cheek.

    You don’t look.

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    Should a man remain the same if he were entirely replaced, piece by piece?

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    This just kept getting weirder. First Dr. Popova asks for help with something, then the smart guy can't get his own helmet off, and now he's gotta climb three flights of stairs and get on a catwalk twenty feet off the ground to get it off for him? He'd heard Freeman was tall, but this was ridiculous. Ridiculous, or the most dedicated practical joke he'd ever seen in his life.

    Barney leaned on the railing and looked down, wanting to get a good look at whoever came through that door.

    So you can imagine his surprise when he was greeted with an armor-clad paw the size of a car instead.

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    (HL1/Black Mesa remake to HL2) In which the G-Man is needlessly cruel on purpose, and Gordon’s sudden inability to speak is the least of his problems. Or, “New Game Plus” AU if you prefer.

    Challenge: Whumptober 2020 (Chapters 1-2)
    Prompts: No. 24 - “You’re Not Making Any Sense” “Forced Mutism”
    See the chapter summaries for the individual list of prompts filled per chapter.

    See the end notes for each chapter for comprehensive warnings/tags.

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    Gordon and Barney have a simple bet: whoever can unlock Kleiner's office for him the most can take the other out for a day of their choosing.

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    >The first time Barney saw Gordon was at Black Mesa on the scientist’s first day.
    >The first time Barney saw Gordon after the Black Mesa incident was twenty years after it, when Gordon arrived at City 17.
    >And the last time Barney saw Gordon, was when he left City 17, without ever knowing if Gordon made it and left as well.
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    Barney fell in love immediately after meeting Gordon. But the environment they lived in was not the best to develop a relationship. Even if they were fighting for their freedom against the Combine, they managed to keep strong feelings for each other.

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    Freeman's a brittle repressed loner with too much white around the eyes. New security guard Beth Calhoun picks him as the one most likely to snap and decides to avert that catastrophe before it starts. If there's one thing she's good at, it's holding the door open for people. For years, if necessary. For as long as it takes.

    Mucking around with a genderflipped Calhoun because media doesn't often let middle-aged women with guns be the proactive instigators of their own relationships.
    Chapters 1-6: Establishing characters & background
    Chapters 7- : Blue Shift write-through

    Rating bumped up for chapter 10 and beyond

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    SPOILERS FOR THE ENDING OF HALF-LIFE: ALYX

    "Sure, they could engineer the many theories and calculations of quantum mechanics to snugly fit the events that had transpired over the course of 20 years, but they could never completely shut off their humanity. It was seated deep inside their brain, always watching, always vigilant. Now it was screaming at them, telling them that this, whatever this was.. It wasn’t right. None of it. "

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    Humanity clung to Gordon, harder to shake then even blood. As much as he didn't want them to, people had died for him back in Black Mesa. Those who weren’t mowed down by his bullets had tried to help.

    A few had remained, trapped in the depths of the facility. It was easier when there was no name to put to their face. They could blend into the background, could become just another corpse that he had become so desensitized to.

    But that wasn’t always the case.

     

    Aka I obsess over the Resonant Crowbar series by ArdeaWrites and a short fic is the only solution.

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    White Forest does its best to celebrate the first human holiday on the calendar after the rocket launch. While he'd much rather keep working, Freeman eventually makes it outside the lab to see what all the nonsense is about and decides maybe that was a good decision after all.

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    No one expected Benrey to live. No one expected him to suddenly show up in Gordon's living room. Benrey was supposed to die on Xen. He did die.

     

    And then he woke up.

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    A fic based on reoccurring dreams I've had over the months of June & July.

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    Gordon still doesn't know Barney's a gosh dang merman, and inadvertently makes his month!

    Also, what gift is more personal than one you made yourself?

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    There are no stars left. Maybe you should have let him sleep.

    Barney Calhoun character study set during the events of Half-Life 2, and the last days of his life as a Metrocop. A sort of follow-up to BLACK COFFEE.

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    Chapter 1: Gordon Freeman is an excellent physicist but human interaction, and the mutual respect it demands, is really not his gift.
    Chapter 2: Alyx has learned to build her own future and thrive despite the rubble of civilization, but she's got no time for her father's favorite ghost.
    Chapter 3: Alyx and Barney have a chat about their newest asset, and Alyx considers risk and maintenance. Set in HL2 chapter 5.
    Chapter 4: The battle for City 17 isn't easy on anyone. Rating bumped up for this chapter.
    Chapter 5: City 17 isn't won yet and progress is hard to measure. Luckily, there's a D0G.
    Chapter 6: Barney goes to find Freeman on the eve of the final push, and realizes he's been overlooking things.
    Chapter 7: A Terrible Idea for curing Freeman's reflex problem.
    Chapter 8: Homesick in White Forest
    Apparently there will be more of these. This is set in the same continuity as Physics of the Crowbar.
    No reference to ships, but not hostile to them either. Just... good luck figuring that out with this version of Freeman. Updating tags as content is added.

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    (i'm sorry i can't think of a title for this)

    Gordon recently moved into the apartment complex Barney lives in, and Barney immediately catches feelings.

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    Barney, a hivemind of security guards, falters and syncs up a lot because of Gordon. What can he say? Gordon's funny, he's allowed to relax a little.

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    Twenty years is a long time to be away from your loved ones. Shortly after breaking his silence, Gordon inadvertently resurrects some ghosts from his past and learns that he has been left in the dark about how the world went on without him. Barney is forced to confront some long-repressed memories. Alyx has a lot of questions.

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    "When’s the last time you got some rest?”

    Gordon was quiet for some time. Barney thought that he was being ignored, but Gordon eventually responded.

    “About six days ago.”

    He did some quick mental math.

    “Six days ago...you were still stuck on that slow teleport. But for you, that would have been the day you came back, right? I stopped you from waltzing into Nova Prospekt. You still owe me for that!” Barney laughed, somehow managing to sound only slightly uncomfortable. He felt like they were on the precipice of a conversational bombshell, and he was desperately trying to steer it along a more lighthearted path.

    His hopes were dashed when Gordon didn’t laugh along but instead looked at him with a furrowed brow.

    “What? What are you talking about? That was three days ago.”

     

    Gordon and Barney compare their timelines, vent their frustrations, and think of ways to continue living through the end of the world.

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    Barney Calhoun was tired.

    Gordon Freeman was disoriented.

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    Barney and Gordon's relationship throughout the years.

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